Week 6 College Football Evaluation

Well, folks, it’s time for the wonderful time of the week where I drop some knowledge and discuss what we saw in College Football the previous weekend. Like I had predicted it was clearly upset week and a couple teams made their chances on embarking in a journey in the College Football Playoff a lot harder and some may be eliminated for good. The two juggernauts who are on a major collision course maintained their success, while others fell victim to conference road games.

TEXAS IS BACK! Longhorns fans for years have been waiting for those words to ring true and it has finally happened. This past weekend they knocked off their arch nemesis, the Oklahoma Sooners. Dicker the Kicker booted the ball through the uprights to give the Longhorns their first win over the Sooners since 2015. That win put so much stress on Oklahoma they fired their defensive coordinator immediately. Every stripper in Texas on Saturday night got tipped extra for each lap dance Tom Herman got to celebrate a crucial win so early in his coaching career with the Longhorns. Oklahoma isn’t eliminated yet, but it’s not looking pretty for them with a fair number of elite teams remaining undefeated.

Tigers can’t survive in The Swamp. LSU was having a beautiful season before they came into the University of Florida on Saturday. Ohio State transfer, Joey Burrow, didn’t have enough to pull off the “W” against the hard nose Gators in a game that many seemed to see get overpowered by a dominant LSU defense. Burrows threw a late interception that was returned for a touchdown to put the game away and diminish a storybook season so far. The Tigers are definitely not eliminated, but they will have to bounce back this week at home verse the Georgia Bulldogs who are undefeated coming in very hot.

Mississippi State comes out and quiets the Auburn Tigers. The Bulldogs came out and shut down a very physical Tigers team winning 23-9. There is no way in hell a two-loss team gets into the College Football Playoff. I think they’re eliminated at this point especially being in the top conference. They would have to win out and take the SEC, but even then a one-loss Alabama would probably get the nod over them.

My top six as of right now:

#1 Alabama

#2 Ohio State

#3 Notre Dame

#4 Georgia

#5 Clemson

#6 WVU

Ultimately, I see Ohio State and Notre Dame win out. The winner of the SEC would get in and I believe WVU if they win the Big 12 will get the nod over Clemson who has played a horrible schedule.

College Football Week 6 Picks: Upset Week

We are off to another week of College Football and another chance to break .500 on the year for betting. The bright side is the spreads are becoming smaller and smaller, so the top ten teams are finally giving me a chance to pick legit games. On the year I am looking at a subpar 10-14-1 record. With one magical week I can look like a hero. So, without further ado I bring to you, my week six College Football picks.

#1 Alabama @ Arkansas-Saturday 12 PM

For the past two weeks I gave into the Crimson Tide and deemed them as Gods of the spread covering every game they’ve had. The past two weeks they have screwed me royally. Am I willing to go back to betting against them with their matchup verse the Razorbacks? Not a God Damn chance. I am going to continue to Roll Tide and lay down the 35 points given to me and pick Bama to come out big in this stellar SEC matchup of David vs. Goliath.

#19 Texas vs. #7 Oklahoma-Saturday 12 PM

Texas fans hate me at this point judging I have picked against Texas every week so far. How has that faired out for me well they’re 2-3 so far. You know who is tied with them at 2-3 this year, the Sooners. I have zero faith in the Sooners defense. It’s Red River Rivalry. Last year against a way better Sooners team the Longhorns kept it close losing by only five. I say it’s the same thing this year. Give me those seven points and I am going to Hook Em’. I am half tempted to even throw out the points and take the money line. I don’t believe “Texas is Back”, but I think they can get back on the right foot and shock the nation with a win.

Kansas @ #9 West Virginia- Saturday 12 PM

Have you ever been to Morgantown on a Saturday? There is a 100% chance you will be flashed and passed out drunk by the time the 3:30 games kickoff. I am going to lay down the 27.5 points being given to me and roll with Mountaineers. Will Grier lights up the defense and the scoreboard. Mountaineers are 4-0 this year ATS.

#4 Clemson @ Wake Forest- Saturday 3:30 PM

I remember not too long ago I stamped my name of approval on the Demon Deacons to cover at home verse Notre Dame. Boy was I wrong. The Demon Deacons are 1-4 ATS this year, but you know who is tied with them? The Clemson Tigers. Now there has been so much chatter about the Clemson team this year especially in relation to the College Football playoff. I have bashed them and bashed them and bashed them. I am going to ride with the Tigers this week to get to peak performance even with Trevor Lawrence coming off injury and lay down the 20.5 given to me. BUT if Trevor Lawrence is deemed not playing ride high with the Demon Deacons.

#5 LSU @ #22 Florida- Saturday 3:30 PM

This has upset potential written all over it. Gainesville, October, not the same Gators who fold all the time. Their one loss came at the hands of Kentucky who is having a monster truck year. The spread is 2.5 and that is a perfect spread for me. I am going to roll with the Gators. They’re 4-1 ATS this year. It’s going to be electric in Gainesville. The Tigers look ahead to Georgia next week and get upset at the Swamp.

Indiana @ #3 Ohio State- Saturday 4:00 PM

Buckeyes fans might remember what happened last year after they beat Penn State. Need a reminder it goes by the name of Iowa Hawkeyes. The spread is saying 26.5 points. I am going to go with the Buckeyes in the Shoe. Reason being Indiana is 1-4 ATS this year if the record was somewhat better I would go with the Hoosiers being the Buckeyes are beat up.

Vanderbilt @ #2 Georgia- Saturday 7:30 PM

Bulldogs cover the 27 point spread and get ready to take on LSU who will be hungry after they get upset by the Gators.

#8 Auburn vs. Mississippi State- Saturday 7:30 PM

Auburn has had a brutal schedule so far and its starting to show with their recent performances. This is a great SEC matchup against a very underrated opponent. I am going to roll with the Bulldogs. Side note is every team in the south named a Bulldog or a Tiger?

#10 Washington @ UCLA- Saturday 7:30 PM

LOL Washington covers the 21 point spread.

#6 Notre Dame vs. #24 Virginia Tech-Saturday 8:00 PM

What usually happens when the Irish are considered real contenders? They blow it. Hokie Nation loves me and I love them back. I am going to take the 7 points I am getting, I am going to take Va. Tech, and yes this is the week of all the damn upsets. I see potentially three or four going down and yes this is one of them. HOKIE NATION! Make me proud.

No Evaluation: Just Calling It How I See It

Well, folks, it took me a couple days to completely process what I wanted to say and how I wanted to say it. This past weekend I witnessed something unfold and realized a lot through such a short time so far this season, so I am going to break down that rather than replaying the games.

The Undefeated Scenario

Right now, at the present time, we have Alabama, Oklahoma, Georgia, Kentucky, UCF, NC State, Colorado, Cincinnati, Clemson, Ohio State, West Virginia, USF, LSU, and Notre Dame. Granted not all of those teams are going to be undefeated by the time the playoff committee has to come to a decision in the later part of the year. So, I am going to give you my speculation on the teams who will remain; Alabama, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Clemson, and UCF if I had to pick a few. With that being said I see six teams there undefeated, but we can only take four? Alabama is in due to the eye test and that point would’ve beaten three top 10 teams, Oklahoma would have to be in also due to the number of ranked teams they would’ve beaten, Notre Dame has to get in because they beat Stanford, USC, Michigan, and Va. Tech and Ohio State would have to get in due to beating TCU and Penn State on the road and winning the second best conference in the country. That leaves out Clemson who two years ago won the title, has one of the best coaches in the country and would’ve done everything you asked them to do. The downside is they have the worst strength of schedule and would win the worst conference out of the Power Five. For the second straight year, you would tell UCF no, even though that would be two straight undefeated seasons and winning a New Year’s Six bowl against Auburn last year, all because they don’t have a tough schedule and they’re not a Power Five. That’s only one scenario. Let’s dive even deeper.

The One Loss Alabama Team

Now surely even if Alabama loses one game it shouldn’t diminish their chances at going to the College Football Playoff, right. Let’s look at that. Alabama has to play LSU on November 3rd and host Auburn on November 24th. What happens if they lose to LSU and LSU goes undefeated losing to Georgia in the SEC Championship? Are you then going to put Alabama in over LSU and another undefeated team? Let’s make it simpler. What happens if Alabama loses to Georgia in the SEC Championship, once again are you going to put Alabama in over an undefeated team. The only team that deserved to be in the playoff that actually got penalized for losing was the 2015 Ohio State Buckeyes and that’s not biased, I am pretty sure every human being that knows anything about football understands that potentially was one of the greatest college football teams ever.

The sad reality of all of this is the fact that if any other team loses one game and the rest are undefeated they’re immediately eliminated. Alabama, on the other hand, is God’s gift to Earth so this rule does and never will apply to them. Regardless, the system is flawed and still each year there is a controversy that makes the nation scratch their heads wondering who the true National Champion is. The committee needs to expand to eight teams, immediately. More money and the regular season will remain how it is. Nobody really plays anybody that isn’t in there conference anyways. With that format here is the matchups we would have (according to my top 8):

#1 Alabama vs. #8 West Virginia

#2 Ohio State vs. #7 LSU

#3 Notre Dame vs. #6 Clemson

#4 Georgia vs. #5 Oklahoma

Now also all of these teams won’t be in my top eight come season ends due to the fact they will play each other head to head, but you get my point. That’s exciting just looking at it. Hopefully, the committee will evaluate this and move forward in making this the norm.

WEEK 5 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PICKS

My fellow degenerates! I come to you guys today, prior to Week 5 of the College Football to try and redeem myself from an under .500 week. In my defense, the top ten really didn’t give me much to work with. Only two of the top ten teams gave me a single digit spread and for once I took Alabama to cover, of course, they screwed me. Notre Dame finally came out and set their balls on the table and said, “Keep talking shit”. Trevor Lawrence told Kelly Bryant, “I am the captain now”. Virginia Tech forgot how to play football. So, I expect better from myself regardless. Last week I was a measly 4-6-1, still a Hall of Fame average if we were playing baseball but we’re trying to make some God damn money here. Here are my Week 5 picks.

UL Lafayette vs. #1 Alabama- 12:00 PM- Saturday

Don’t touch this stupid ass game. Alabama is a 49-point favorite. I say they cover. But this is bullshit. While other teams play top dogs, the #1 team gets a bye week. I am so mad about this that I can’t even crack the jokes I want to.

Syracuse vs. #3 Clemson- 12:00PM- Saturday

This game is bigger than what people expect. It is taking everything in me to not take the points. Last year, Syracuse shocked the nation and upset Clemson 27-24. The spread is at 25.5 and honestly, you know what let’s run it. High emotional game for Clemson after last year’s loss, I am going to go with Cuse covering. Not that I think they win outright, but Cuse is 4-0 and they really aren’t bad. They’ve had success in the past against Clemson, 25.5 is too much in this game for me to lay down.

Tennessee vs. #2 Georgia- 3:30 PM- Saturday

The Volunteers are truly what their name is, participants, volunteering to take loss after loss and build the resume of the SEC. Bulldogs cover -31 at home after what they would consider a subpar performance against Missouri last week.

Baylor vs. #6 Oklahoma- 3:30 PM- Saturday

This game intrigues me because Oklahoma has had such a hard time covering the spread this year. I don’t believe in their defense yet, so I am going to take the 23.5 points you’re giving me and ride with Baylor.

Southern Mississippi vs. #10 Auburn- 4:00 PM- Saturday

Another SEC juggernaut matchup this week against their weekly bottom tier opponent. Auburn is giving up 26.5 points, I would lay that down. The Tigers know they have to win big and impress the committee in order to start making valid cases to be in the College Football Playoff.

#7 Stanford vs. #8 Notre Dame-7:30 PM- Saturday

It’s Week 5 and this is our first amazing matchup of the year. Granted, to me it’s not the game of the night but this is definitely a close second. The spread is at ND -5.5 and truly I don’t like it. I think Notre Dame wins but doesn’t cover. Last year, Notre Dame lost by 18 in Stanford, I think they come out blazing but keep it close. I would ride with Stanford to cover and Notre Dame to win. I am finally with you Irish, don’t embarrass me.

#4 Ohio State vs. #9 Penn State- 7:30 PM- Saturday

Ladies and gentlemen, I alert you on this one. This is a pure emotional pick. I am taking the Buckeyes. I love Dwayne Haskins, I am not sold on Penn State. I am also a huge Ohio State fan. This game you guys can pick yourself. It’s a three-point spread. Both teams are excellent against the spread. If I was a different fan I would do research and give you an evaluation, but my bias views will come into effect. These games are usually close. They go down to the wire. Don’t be surprised if you take Penn State and it goes to overtime and a touchdown wins it. It’s like that. This is THE game. I won’t be touching it, but God bless whoever bet it.

Ole Miss vs. #5 LSU- 9:00 PM- Saturday

This is a 10.5-point spread in favor of LSU. Why wouldn’t it be? It’s in Baton Rouge. My opinion is, they cover. I am hesitant because Ole Miss has a decent offense and only bad showing was against the best team in college football. I got LSU.

Other games:

#11 Washington -17 vs. #20 BYU- 8:30 PM- Saturday

#24 Cal -1.5 vs. #19 Oregon- 10:30 PM- Saturday

#12 WVU vs. #25 Texas Tech (ML) – 12:00 PM- Saturday

#14 Michigan vs. Northwestern +14.5- 4:30 PM- Saturday

Va. Tech vs. #22 Duke -4.5- 7:00 PM- Saturday

South Carolina vs. #17 Kentucky -1- 7:30 PM- Saturday

Today wasn’t full of jokes because it’s strictly business. I had a disappointing week previously and I am looking to bounce back. This is by far the best schedule of games we’ve seen so far this year. I am extremely excited for the matchups, granted the playoff battles won’t start until late at night, this will still be must-see TV all day.

THE Ohio State: Arrogant Buckeye fan take on Penn State

I had a great day of sending my daughters to their respected school and daycare, been in a funk over the past 24 hours and come home to see the Penn State article dropped. Just what the doctor ordered. So first off and foremost, I respect the fact of the Penn State writer, Ken, being the family man. I have kids too. With all due respect though they’re growing up in the elite category of Buckeye fans.

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We aren’t here for family talk though. “WE ARE” here for the explanation of how and why Ohio State is going to beat that ass this weekend. I love it. A rivalry that is basically acknowledged by one side aka the Nittany Kitty fan base. Ones that still bask in the glory of a missed pass interference call.Image result for ohio state penn state pass interference

A play in which is now deemed illegal and as you seen #52 holding and pulling a Buckeye player to create a lane.

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No excuses though. I expect more out of an Ohio State that has now won 18 out of 32 games against Penn State, has eight National Championships, seven Heisman trophy winners, 39 conference championships, and 902 wins. Just to name off a few statistics Penn State wish they had. I could bring up the 21 point deficit erased by the man you claim to be not so talented, but like every year our focus is on what’s in front of us. I love that the 108,000 fans at Beaver Stadium were acknowledged as well. Gotta love the “Buckeye Effect”. At Ohio State, we call that a normal Saturday. I decided to make that fan talk interesting so I reached out to my plug within “Block O” to see if there were travel arrangements made within their organization, “I’m so pumped!! And Yeah!! We have a road trip planned we are taking 110 people.” I became nervous there when I only heard 110, but then suddenly realized that’s only one select group. I decided to double down on my question being nervous about the 108,000 you represent with a simple how do we counteract it, “We have the best fans in the country and our 110 can keep up with anyone!” Facts. Ohio State never travels lightly, you can ask TCU how that “home game” felt.

Regardless, we are here to talk about the game. Penn State has played one of the easiest schedules I’ve seen in recent years and rank a solid 60th in total yards allowed at 1383 yards and rank 35th in points allowed per game at 19. That being said you’re right we aren’t the (cat) Fighting Illini nor are we even on the same spectrum of Kent State. Luckily, you guys are first in points against at 55.5, but daddy is creeping up right behind you 54.5 (daddy is THE Ohio State), 10th in rush yards at 275.0 per game (the Bucks biggest flaw), and a whomping 63rd in pass yards with the over glorified, Trace McSorley. Thankfully for Penn State, THE Ohio State will be without Nick Bosa, but THE Ohio State has the next man up culture where five-star recruits are just lingering in the background. You are right though, Dwayne Haskins is in the running for the Heisman, I have him at #2 in my book due to the fact that Alabama plays cupcakes and Tua looks like he could beat the Raiders on an off night. Like yourself I see this as a shootout, judging the Buckeyes have a problem with stopping big plays. My final score prediction 42-28 Buckeyes. Close in the first half and then well here’s my evaluation of the second half…

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In all seriousness, best of luck. Going to be a fantastic game. Most of all, Go Bucks!

Sincerely,

The Arrogant Buckeye Fans Everyone Loves To Hate

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