I went 6-5 on my posted picks, including Ole Miss at +11 and again at +14, but my newsletter picks didn’t do well as I went 0-2. The OU-Texas Tech U 57 hurt. I thought I was going to pull that one out, even after the disastrous 3rd quarter. But it wasn’t to be as TT scored a garbage TD w/ less than a minute to play in the game. Texas Tech held OU to just 380 yards, but kept giving the Sooners shorts fields off of turnovers, including a pick six.
I did not update my “Beating the Closing Line” segment last week, so I will try and update it later this week. Time permitting.
Stanford – Notre Dame U 45.5
I got this one yesterday before the news that Stanford leading receiver Ty Montgomery will most likely miss this game. The Cardinal have no one who can stretch the field and will be relying on a bad QB, their TE’s and their running game to score points against what looks like a very, very good Notre Dame defense.
Florida – 8
I’m rolling with the Gators again this week. I know this is a really bad spot for the Gators after having played LSU last week and with South Carolina coming up next week, but keep in mind that Vandy also just played a big, emotional game at Missouri last week. I expect this one to be a battle, but in the end talent should prevail. Vandy is struggling to stop the run (they allowed 507 yards in their two SEC losses to South Carolina and Georgia & they are allowing 212 ypg overall) and now they face a Florida team that just ran over LSU in the 4th quarter (ended the game with 25 straight running plays). Gators are also outscoring their opponents 41-0 in the 4th quarter. Gators pull away late, 24-10.
Iowa State +7
Wisconsin – Purdue U 51