The final month of the college football season has come once again, and it’s looking like it’s going to be a thrilling one. Alabama is sitting pretty atop the polls (per usual) and looks like the perennial “Could Alabama beat the Browns” question is back again. Behind Alabama, you have the Michigan Wolverines who control their own destiny. Clemson and Washington sit right behind them and also are in the grips of a playoff spot. Those 4 teams are all unbeaten, with 1 loss Louisville, Ohio State and Texas A&M breathing down their necks. One slip up and it could be their downfall.
Last week I went 2-3. Lost on some tough late game heroics, but hey, it happens to everyone, and let’s rebound this week.
My LOCK of the week is Michigan at home. The Wolverines don’t lose at home, plain and simple. No way they drop this week to Maryland. If Melo Trimble was playing and this was basketball, then I would pick the Terps. But as 31 point underdogs, the Terps really do not stand a chance in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines should roll to a big victory and to 9-0.
Now a game I find interesting early on Saturday has the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets taking on the 18th ranked North Carolina Tar Heels. North Carolina needs to continue to win and needs some help from the teams in the division to take down Virginia Tech. Georgia Tech is on the rise as well, but I think they are a year away from being where they want to be. I like the Heels at home on Saturday and we could see them play Clemson in the big game later this season.
One of two exciting prime time games takes place in Columbus, Ohio as Ohio State plays host to Nebraska. Both teams have 1 loss right now and cannot afford another one. The Huskers nearly escaped Wisconsin still unbeaten last week but just couldn’t hold onto the football. JT Barrett needs to be huge for the Buckeyes because he’s the one controlling this team right now. This game should be a knockdown-drag out fight until the end. I think we could see some overtime in Columbus.
LSU and Alabama, a rivalry worth a primetime SEC game. Coach O vs. Nick Saban. Truthfully, I think Alabama may put up 40-46 points on LSU and blow them out in the Bayou. Leonard Fournette needs about 250 yards for the Tigers to stand a chance. But these games have been annually 6-3 or 10-8 games, so we could really see anything in this one. Jalen Hurts will be tested but I think he will be able to withstand the pressure and lead the Tide to victory.
LOCK: (2) Michigan 48-Maryland 14
(18) UNC 31-Georgia Tech 17
(9)Nebraska 24- (6) Ohio State 21
(1) Alabama 41- (15) LSU 20
(5) Louisville 62-BC 10
That last one I did not dare to talk about, Lamar Jackson might have 5 TD’s before the end of the first quarter.
Heisman race is run by Jackson, and his biggest competition is himself. All he has to do is keep putting up numbers and he’s got the crown. But behind him are Deshaun Watson and Jake Browning. Browning could be the next number one pick, but as a Sophomore, he might be back with the Huskies next season.
Until next week college football fans, Jack “The Emperor of Handsome” Corsi is out!