Friday, November 21, 2008

Week 13 College Picks

#2 Texas Tech @ #5 Oklahoma - Red Raiders have been impressive through their tough stretch, but now go on the road to face a hungry and motivated Sooner squad. Although the OU defense won't be able to stop Graham Harrell, they will slow him down. Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford will show the nation be belongs with Harrell in the Heisman talk.

Oklahoma, 52-38

#15 Michigan State @ #8 Penn State - Spartans magical season could culminate in a trip to Pasadena with a win and a loss by Ohio State. But that won't happen. Nittany Lions still could make a the Rose Bowl with a win over MSU. Lions' QB Daryll Clark should be able to pick apart the Michigan State D on the way to a home win and a Big Ten title.

Penn State, 34-24

#14 BYU @ #7 Utah - The Holy War came in with a lot of hype earlier in the year when both teams were undefeated and shaping up to be a Mountain West title game and a BCS elimination game. Since then, BYU has lost and Utah has prevailed. Utah barely beat TCU on a Thursday night game but the Utes' defense should be enough to lift them to a victory.

Utah, 27-21

#20 Pittsburgh @ #19 Cincinnati - Last big Big East game for each team figures to decide the conference championship. Cincinnati comes in hot hunting for a berth in the Orange Bowl. Pitt enters with LeSean "Shady" McCoy at running back, one of the top backs in the nation. I expect McCoy to run wild and Cincy to not have an answer to him.

Pittsburgh, 31-20

#21 Oregon State @ Arizona - Oregon State is only two wins away from an improbable Rose Bowl invitation and go down to Tucson to face a tough Wildcat team. Look for Pac-10 rushing leader Jaquizz Rodgers to have a big game to lead the Beavers to victory and one step closer to Pasadena.

Oregon State, 33-23

Michigan @ #10 Ohio State - One of the biggest mismatches in the history of the rivals gets worse because it's in Columbus. Beanie Wells and Terrelle Pryor demolish sad Wolverines to win fifth straight in series.

Ohio State, 45-10

Florida State @ #25 Maryland - Maryland is undefeated at home this year and have played their best against top competetion. Florida State surely qualifies as tough competition. Hence, Maryland comes out with a win.

Maryland, 23-17

Ole Miss @ #18 LSU - LSU almost lost to Troy last week after being down by 30. Meanwhile, Ole Miss has been quietly a good team in the SEC. The Rebels take care of business.

Ole Miss, 30-20

Last Week: 6-2. Weak slate kind to me.

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