College Football Picks (Week 1, 2012): 1-4 (-$460) College Football Picks (Week 2, 2012): 3-2 (+$170) College Football Picks (Week 3, 2012): 2-3 (-$140) College Football Picks (Week 4, 2012): 2-3 (-$50) College Football Picks (Week 5, 2012): 4-1 (+$570) College Football Picks (Week 6, 2012): 4-1 (+$790) College Football Picks (Week 7, 2012): 3-2 (+$380) College Football Picks (Week 8, 2012): 3-2 (+$250) College Football Picks (Week 9, 2012): 3-1-1 (+$160) College Football Picks (Week 10, 2012): 4-1 (+$990) College Football Picks (Week 11, 2012): 5-0 (+$1,200) College Football Picks (Week 12, 2012): 3-2 (+$50)
College Football Picks (2012 Season): 37-22-1 (+$3,910) College Football Picks (2011 Season): 36-32-2 (-$390) College Football Picks (2010 Season): 37-31-2 (+$190) College Football Picks (2009 Season): 34-34-2 (-$3,820) College Football Picks (2008 Season): 49-38 (+$3,020)
By the way, the fifth-annual Walter/Joker Annual Challenge is on, as I'll be competing with the Joker's College Picks. We each pick five games and see who does the best each week.
Syracuse at Temple Line: Syracuse by 7. Friday, 11:00 a.m.
As a disclaimer, don't go nuts with my college football picks. I'm much better at picking NFL games (at least I used to be); I'm just doing these upon request. Follow @walterfootball for updates.
Why is this game starting so early? Doesn't the NCAA know that college kids can't get up early after drinking all night? Well, whatever. I like Temple to cover as a home dog after showing signs of life last week against Army. Syracuse is in a weird situation in that it's favored following consecutive victories as an underdog.
College Football Pick: Temple +7 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220
Connecticut at Louisville Line: Louisville by 11.5. Saturday, 12:00 p.m.
Louisville had been playing close games all year. The team was bound to lose, and it finally went down. I don't think the Cardinals will be completely focused for this game, knowing (or at least believing) that they'd be in the driver's seat to battle Notre Dame in the national championship had they just won their previous game.
College Football Pick: Connecticut +11.5 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
Oregon at Oregon State Line: Oregon by 9.5. Saturday, 3:00 p.m.
Oregon will be just as flat as Oregon State. This game is pretty much irrelevant for the Ducks. The Beavers, meanwhile, would love to knock off their arch rival.
College Football Pick: Oregon State +9.5 (1 Unit) -- Incorrect; -$110
Idaho at Utah State Line: Utah State by 38. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
Idaho is not a competitive football team. I can't see it staying close to the Aggies, who have been destroying almost everyone this year. Utah State should have this number covered by the beginning of the third quarter.
College Football Pick: Utah State -38 (3 Units) -- Incorrect; -$330
Missouri at Texas A&M Line: Texas A&M by 22. Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Texas A&M has blown out bad teams this year. Missouri is a bad team. The Aggies shouldn't have any issues winning by at least four touchdowns.
College Football Pick: Texas A&M -22 (3 Units) -- Correct; +$300
Rockies and Diamondbacks fail yesterday, at least the Astros and Nats came through. For today: Closing two pars with Red Sox-178 in one and Nats -+169 in the other. In another ongoing par going in the second tier spot of a four team par will be the Astros -205. Start up par with the Dodgers -163, (Kershaw), two open. Still thinking about the Yankees in a start up. GLTA today.
@Bear Down He didn't do a horrible job even if Mitch doesn't pan out, I do believe Shaheen is going to be a monster TE for the Bears for quite a while. However Adams wouldve raised the level of the defense but Demps is a decent player and a veteran which might be just what this young secondary needs.