Another week, another sub-par finish for the Emperor of Handsomeness. I don’t think it’s my expertise, maybe these teams do not like me. If you didn’t get the chance yet, Dave Nolan dropped some hot fire about the love for the college game, click here to go check it out! Might have to talk to Dave about getting his picks in the coming weeks, maybe he can help a brother out with some winners.
Last week, I stumbled to a 3-4 finish. Georgia and Florida both got stomped in SEC play by rivals Ole Miss and Tennessee. Chad Kelly and Josh Dobbs have my respect, for now. Michigan State got attacked by a rabid pack of Badgers from Wisconsin where the Spartans lost, 30-6. Sounds like a finish to one of my freshman football games. My upset special was wrong, so I won’t be having one of those this week. I did however hit on my lock of the week in Stanford, now do I dare take the Cardinal as my lock two weeks in a row?
So let’s start with the Cardinals: sitting at 7th in the nation and undefeated heading north to take on the 10th ranked, and also undefeated Washington Huskies. I thought Washington was going to be exposed by upset last week and I couldn’t have been more wrong. So this week, the Huskies are sitting at a 3 point favorite, an interesting betting line especially in a Pac-12 game. I think Washington has to stop one guy, and that is Christian McCaffery. Not saying who I have yet, but Washington could be the team to stop the stud back.
Possibly Michigan’s toughest test yet, and obviously it comes at home. I really cannot believe that the Wolverines have yet to play on the road. Well, nonetheless, the Wolverines get the Badgers at Ann Arbor this week, and this one, again, has me looking at the line. Michigan is a whopping 10.5 point favorite in this one, do the odd makers think Wisconsin is soft or something? They must. It seems like they do not have too much respect for the 8th ranked team in the country.
My last game before my picks has massive Heisman implications, with Louisville traveling to Death Valley to take on Clemson. DeShaun Watson of Clemson vs. Lamar Jackson of Louisville. I think a slight edge goes to Clemson based off home field, but Jackson is electric, so that edge is the slightest of slightness. This game is a make or break game for the Heisman race as well as the playoff. It will come down to that ONE BIG MISTAKE.
So here are the picks this week.
(7) Stanford 31-(10) Washington 21
(12) Florida State 42-UNC 24 (LOCK OF THE WEEK)
(11)Tennessee 38-(25) Georgia 17
(8) Wisconsin 27-(4) Michigan 21
(3)Louisville 49-(5) Clemson 44
I like the road teams this week except for Florida State at home against the Tar Heels.
- Lamar Jackson
- Christian McCaffery
- JT Barrett
-Jack Corsi (@jcorsi11)