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 (Week 13, 2012): 2-3 (-$260) College Football Picks (Week 14, 2012): 3-2 (+$180)
College Football Picks (2012 Season): 42-27-1 (+$3,630) 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.
BYU vs. San Diego State Line: BYU by 3. Dec. 20, 8:00 p.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.
I've never picked any regular bowl games because I've been against the whole system, but since the NCAA has finally decided to implement a four-game playoff, I decided to end my grudge against these meaningless postseason exhibition matches. I've been told that the key to getting bowl picks right is to side with the team that has more motivation to be there. Well, BYU's head coach is 5-1 against the spread in bowls, while San Diego State's is just 1-5.
College Football Pick: BYU -3 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
Ball State vs. Central Florida Line: Central Florida by 7. Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m.
This is Ball State's first bowl game in four years, so I figure they'll be amped up for it. Meanwhile, Central Florida's George O'Leary is 1-3 against the spread as a favorite in these contests.
College Football Pick: Ball State +7 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220
Duke vs. Cincinnati Line: Cincinnati by 7. Dec. 27, 6:30 p.m.
Congrats, Cincinnati! You're going to a bowl and playing... umm... Duke...? This is the Blue Devils' first bowl appearance since 1994, so this means a lot to them. The Bearcats, on the other hand, got a crappy draw.
College Football Pick: Duke +7 (3 Units) -- Incorrect; -$330
Louisiana-Monroe at Ohio Line: Louisiana-Monroe by 7. Dec. 28, 2:00 p.m.
This kind of sucks for the Bobcats. They were flirting with being undefeated for a while, so instead of playing in a BCS Bowl, they have to take on some squad from Louisiana. Ohio's Frank Solich is 3-6 against the spread in bowls, so he may not be up for battling Louisiana-Monroe, which is making its first-ever bowl appearance.
College Football Pick: Louisiana-Monroe -7 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220
Oregon State vs. Texas Line: Oregon State by 2. Dec. 29, 6:45 p.m.
Oregon State hasn't been to a bowl in three years. The Beavers worked hard to get here, and I don't think the usually superior Longhorns will really care much about playing them.
College Football Pick: Oregon State -2 (1 Unit) -- Incorrect; -$110
@shimmy I agree that Walker is a fantastic athlete, but comparing his numbers to Bosa does not really hold up. Bosa played true 4-3 DE against the corn fed Big 10 O-lines. I think Walker is a 3-4 OLB at the next level. Both have elite talent, just different. Bosa has a bit more power, and Walker has more speed and quickness.
I dont think number 34 will get Garrapulo. I think S.F. will have to trade the nunber 2 pick for Garrapolo, pick 32 and a fourth rounder from N.E. . S.F. absolutely dont need another 3-4 d.e./u.t. type and the value for q.b isnt there at number 2. I think N.E. mives up to 2 and takes Allen.
I've been on a hiatus with draft work lately and was focused on my Draft Prospect Rankings which you could find in the rants on this site. So, I figured doing one more before the Combine where more prospect movement could occur to see where I stand before and after with those prospects. So, without further adieu here we go!