If you are one of our more perspicacious readers you might have deduced from this post’s title that within the post are my predictions for some college football games this weekend. If you did, you’re right! Enjoy! And feel free to tell me which of my picks are right and which are wrong in the comments!
Louisville 38, Rutgers 21: In the putrid AAC, Louisville has no excuse to lose any games this season. Rutgers represents one of the toughest tests the Cardinals will face in conference play, although they’re far from great. Teddy Bridgewater should toss a few TDs and throw for a solid 350 yards.
Stanford 33, Utah 20: I generally don’t like to pick the Utes, mainly because ‘Utes’ is a terrible nickname. Against the loaded Cardinal, I have no reason to pick them anyway.
Georgia 49, Missouri 28: It is hard not to respect what the undefeated Tigers have done so far this fall, but I can’t see them challenging a Georgia team that already has wins over South Carolina and LSU Between the Hedges.
Oklahoma 45, Texas 17: What was I thinking when I ranked Texas ahead of Oklahoma in my preseason rankings? Matta fact, what was I thinking when I ranked Texas ahead of the 70 or so college football teams that have been better than the Longhorns so far this fall???
LSU 23, Florida 20: This is a kinda tough one to pick, but I’ll take the Bayou Bengals at home.
Michigan 33, Penn State 20: The Nittany Lions are in a bad way right now, but Michigan’s first roadie of the season, at UConn, was nearly a disaster. The Wolverines should cruise, but don’t be surprised if they have some trouble.
Northwestern 38, Wisconsin 28: Wisconsin should gash a bad Wildcat rushing defense. Still, if NU forces their usual turnovers, and their explosive offense keeps rolling, they should get a bounce-back win.
Virginia Tech 10, Pitt 7: Neither of these teams can score (well Pitt can, but only when they’re playing Duke). Neither of their defenses are too shabby either. Look for a low scoring grind.
Michigan State 24, Indiana 17: The Hoosiers looked like a team on the rise in their blowout win over Penn State. Winning on the road against Sparty will be tough, however.
Clemson 45, Boston College 21: The Eagles are decent again! Yay! Time for them to upset Clemson IN Clemson! Just kidding.
Oregon 48, Washington 37: I still love this Huskies team. They gave Stanford a great test on the road last week and will give Oregon a hell of a game this week. But I can’t pick against the Ducks.