Bad, Ugly

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in college football: first the good, Alabama and Ohio State played like the number one and two teams in the country. In the bad department, Florida State stunk it up at Oklahoma, Colorado and its sister school Colorado State both stink as does Memphis; and in the ugly department, highly ranked and highly touted Virginia Tech lost at home last week to James Madison 21-16, Ball State lost to Liberty 27-23 and Akron lost to powerhouse Gardner-Webb 38-37 in overtime as the ugly trumps the good and the bad.

After watching the NFL this past week, the new thing for the players is to drop the ball before getting into the end zone as these guys either don’t know the rules (that is possible) or they all just want to be TV stars.

You know they are all followers, if they see one guy drop the ball and put his finger up they all want to do it; why can’t they just go out and do their job and play the game … where is Terry Bradshaw when you need him?

As for my picks last week, they belong in the ugly department but I have figured a lot of things out after these past two weeks, so here we go.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Thursday, Sept. 16

Cincinnati +2½ at North Carolina State 4:45 p.m. ESPN TV: After losing to Fresno State in their opener, the Bearcats with the Steubenville QB Collaros beat Indiana State 40-7 but now must travel once again and go into Raleigh and play the 2-0 Wolfpack who are coming off a nice road win. N. C. STATE -2½

Friday, Sept. 17

California -2½ at Nevada 7 p.m. ESPN2 TV: The Bears have scored a pair of 52’s in their first two wins and now will travel and face another high scoring team, Nevada who has scored 49 and 51 in their two wins. There will be a total on this game so we will definitely be on the over and will take the Pac Ten team to outscore the WAC team. CALIFORNIA -2½ AND OVER THE TOTAL

Saturday, Sept. 18

Connecticut -5 at Temple 9 a.m.: The Huskies after losing to the Buckeyes in their opener at the horseshow got the win last week 62-3 while Temple was life and death to beat Villanova in their opener and life and death to beat Central Michigan last week 13-10 in OT. CONNECTICUT -5

Ohio +31 at Ohio State 9:00 a.m.: The Buckeyes are for real and don’t look for a let down. The Silver Bullets will shut down the Bobcats just as the did U Conn. OHIO STATE -31

Georgia Tech (NL) at North Carolina 9a.m.: The Tar Heels played a gut wrenching game in their loss to LSU with most of their starting defense out due to suspensions, we see no line but will take them in this game. NORTH CAROLINA

Maryland +13 at West Virginia 9 a.m. ESPN2 TV: The Mountaineers needed OT to beat Marshall last week, take the points with the 2-0 Terps. MARYLAND +13

East Carolina +17 at Virginia Tech 10:30 p.m.: Really don’t know the mental state of Tech after last week’s loss but the Pirates have been a good dog lately. EAST CAROLINA +17

Alabama -23 at Duke 12:30 p.m. ABC TV: The Crimson Tide gave up a field goal in their opener and just a field goal last week to Penn State while the Blue Devils gave up 27 to Elon and 54 last week to Wake Forest, the Tide will score at will. ALABAMA -23

BYU +8 at Florida State 12:30 p.m. ESPNU TV: Look for BYU who got crushed by Air Force and now must travel into Tallahassee to face an angry Seminole team with a ton of talent, Florida State will get the needed win. FLORIDA STATE -8

Colorado State +7 at Miami Ohio 12:30 p.m.: In the bad department we have the Rams who stink facing Miami Ohio who gave Florida a real game in their opener. MIAMI OHIO -7

Washington State +20 at SMU 12:30 p.m. CBSC TV: I forgot to put the Cougars in the bad department but they did beat Montana State last week 23-22, the Mustangs from SMU should get the job done. SMU -20

Air Force +18 at Oklahoma 12:30 p.m.: The Falcons made short work of BYU last week but the Sooners are in a different league, this looks like a blowout. OKLAHOMA -18

Texas -7½ at Texas Tech 5 p.m. ABC TV: The overrated Longhorns hit the road and face a very good TT team, we will take the points. TEXAS TECH +7½

Akron +25 at Kentucky 4 p.m.

The Zips have zip as they lost last week to Gardener-Webb, the Wildcats roll. KENTUCKY -25

Notre Dame +3½ at Michigan State 5 p.m. ABC TV: HC Kelly has the Irish on the right road but a tough loss to the Wolverines was disheartening. MICHIGAN STATE -3½

Iowa -1 at Arizona 7:30 p.m. ESPN TV: This is my best bet of the week as I do believe the Wildcats should be the favorite in this game but either way we will be on them as Stoops has been great in revenge games and Arizona has been great at Tucson. I will have all my parlays and teasers ending up on Arizona and hopefully my 10 teamer will still be alive. ARIZONA -1 (or up to -3).

 

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