44-15, I Survived the Upset Storm! Here's Week #6!

By Amsinger - October 01, 2007


College football passed out this weekend. It woke up and didn't know its name. During this goofy state of incoherence, teams like Colorado, Auburn, South Florida, Kansas State, Illinois and Indiana took advantage.

Half of those upsets were correctly predicted on "Off Prompter" including Kansas State over Texas, Illinois over Penn State and Indiana over Iowa.

All in all, I survived a crazy week of college football. My record picking all Championship Bowl Subdivision games for week #5 was 44-15. An improvement from last week! Great news, but there's more work to be done.

I must apologize to the following:

Colorado: Wait, there wasn't a soul who thought the Buffs would beat Oklahoma! I take back my apology.

Auburn: I said Florida was going to blow out the Tigers. For that, Tommy Tuberville, PLEASE accept my apology.

South Florida: I said it would be a nail-biter and it was. I've given more props to USF than any other blogger, so there isn't too much room for gripe out of Tampa.

Boise State: Picking against the Broncos on their Smurf Turf was a bad move. It won't happen again.

UCLA: The Bruins are so tough to pick. Oregon State is even more difficult, the Beavers let me down.

Oklahoma State: It's obvious...I'M NOT A MAN! I'M ONLY 28!!!! Sam Houston State didn't come close to beating the Cowmen.

As for other games I nailed on "Off Prompter:"

Cal over Oregon: This game played out exactly how I expected. We may see the two leading candidates for the Michigan job face off for a national championship this year (Les Miles vs. Jeff Tedford).

Wisconsin over Michigan State: When so many were jumping off the Madison bandwagon, "Off Prompter" was still front and center saying the Badgers would get it done and they did.

Kent State over Ohio: This was a home game for the Bobcats and they were favored to win. So taking KSU was a stretch, but it worked out as planned.

Navy over Air Force: Despite the Falcons loss to BYU the week prior, many thought The Force would make a statement in Annapolis. Despite Air Force being more impressive this early season, "Off Prompter" stuck with Navy and HC Paul Johnson made me look brilliant.

Enough with week #5, on to week #6 on OFF PROMPTER!!!!!!

In case you're counting, here's a statistical breakdown of my picking prowess so far:

Week #1: 53-17
Week #2: 54-8
Week #3: 47-19
Week #4: 43-17
Week #5: 44-15

Overall Record for 2007-08 season: 241-76.
My weekly average is 48-15.

Like I do each and every week, I predict all Division 1A games (otherwise known as the College Football Bowl Subdivision). This blog will carry scores from the ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten and MAC. On Wednesday, you'll get your full of CUSA, Mountain West, Pac-Ten, SEC, Sun Belt and WAC.

Sit back and enjoy the most popular picking blog on the web. It's WEEK SIX ON OFF PROMPTER!!!


ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: 4-4 last week, 34-12 overall in this league.

Bowling Green - 24
BOSTON CO. - 41


I love my new job! (www.bcheights.com)

*Yes, I picked UMass to BEAT Boston College last week and I did NOT apologize to the Eagles in the beginning of this blog post, BUT...they only won by ten. The Minutemen were down 17-10 late in the 3rd quarter!!! It was a close pick and I think it was respectable considering it was 1AA UMASS!!!!! As for this game, BC faces much better competition and if this was AT Bowling Green - I'd pick the Falcons. Since Chestnut Hill will be the setting, the Eagles will have a week of great practice to shake the cob-webs that almost cost them the second biggest upset of the year last week and will come out strong in the first half. Is Boston College a national champion contender?

Ryan: 27-43, 279 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT
Callender: 30 carries, 133 yds, 2 TD
Robinson: 8 catches, 120 yds, 2 TD

Sheehan: 26-50, 327 yds, 3 TD, 2 INT
Patridge: 8 catches, 163 yds, 2 TD

GEORGIA TECH - 17
Maryland - 13


How dare you Greg! (blogs.newsobserver.com)

*Terp fans are saying, "What the?" Let me explain this pick for a moment. It's fair to say James Davis and C.J. Spiller make up the 2nd best backfield in the nation behind Darren McFadden and Felix Jones of Arkansas. Yet Georgia Tech's defense held the two of them to 62 yards COMBINED!!!! As of right now, RB Keon Lattimore and RB Lance Ball are a "B" version of Davis and Spiller, therefore the Jackets defense dominates once again. If Maryland could throw the ball - even a little bit, I'd go with the home Terps, but even with Chris Turner getting the start after a great off the bench performance, GT's defense is too much. Also, RB Tashard Choice is running the ball like he's mad at somebody.

Bennett: 13-26, 141 yds, 0 TD, 2 INT
Choice: 36 carries, 184 yds, 2 TD

Turner: 15-27, 165 yds, 0 TD, 1 INT
Lattimore: 20 carries, 64 yds, 1 TD
Ball: 12 carries, 38 yds

Wake Forest - 21
DUKE - 23

UPSET SPECIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That foot will win this game! (www.msnbc.msn.com)

*What?! I'm going with Duke? Gotta start sometime, why not against a Wake Forest team that "had" momentum after beating Army and Maryland, but the bye-week-bug will bite once again. Keep in mind, Wake had to score 28 unanswered to comeback and beat the Terps. Duke is getting better each week and only losing by ten on the road to Miami has folks in Durham waiting for their first home win of the season!

Lewis: 25-38, 245 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT; 15 carries, 97 yds, 1 TD

Boyette: 18 carries, 84 yds
Wright: 8 catches, 117 yds, 1 TD

Skinner: 17-32, 152 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT;
Adams: 18 carries, 74 yds, 1 TD

MIAMI - 27
N. Carolina - 13


This stinks... (news.bbc.com)

*The Butch Davis experience continues to be "blaaaahhhh." Sure the blue-chip recruits are fun to watch play (like Marvin Austin), but fans didn't totally realize how bad the situation was when John Bunting left. This program is two years away from competing for an ACC title and despite the fact they were competitive last week in Blacksburg and this week at home against the 'Canes - getting over the hump takes time. As for the 'Canes, freshman RB Graig Cooper is now the feature back after simply outplaying Javarris James - who has yet to eclipse 100 yards in a game (Cooper has done it twice with much fewer carries). Miami is a quiet 5-1 after this win and are destined for a bowl game. Kudos Randy Shannon, kudos.

Wright: 21-34, 210 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
Cooper: 23 carries, 114 yds, 1 TD
James: 13 carries, 60 yds
Jenkins: 5 catches, 77 yds, 1 TD

Yates: 14-32, 139 yds, 0 TD, 3 INT
Houston: 15 carries, 71 yds, 1 TD

N.C. State - 10
FLORIDA ST. - 31


I told you not to fire me!!!! (blogs.newsobserver.com)

*The Drew Weatherford era at FSU is over, barring injury to the new starting Seminole, Xavier Lee. His dual-threat ability gives HC Bobby Bowden an extra dimension this struggling offense needs. When watching FSU play, it's apparent the majority of offensive plays will fall apart - so why not have a fast quarterback who can make chicken salad when needed? That's exactly what Lee did last week and because of his legs, OC Jimbo Fisher was able to stretch the field with his talented receiving corp in De' Cody Fagg and Greg Carr. N.C. State has no shot at winning this game considering last year's head coach Chuck Amato is now on the FSU staff and knows everything about the Wolfpack players.

X. Lee: 16-24, 236 yds, 2 TD, 0 INT; 15 carries, 105 yds, 2 TD
Fagg: 6 catches, 121 yds, 1 TD
Carr: 5 catches, 82 yds, 1 TD

Virginia Tech - 17
CLEMSON - 21


Go catch Davis and Spiller, GO!!! (roanoke.com)

*How in the WORLD were RB's James Davis and C.J. Spiller held to under 70 yards combined against Georgia Tech? I know the Yellow Jackets have a solid defense, but COME ON!!!! Virginia Tech has a great defense as well, but on the road with an ANGRY Clemson offensive line and backfield and the Tigers will have just enough to stop the Hokies. True freshman quarterback Tyrod Taylor picks up his first career loss as a starter on the college level.

Harper: 20-29, 205 yds, 0 TD, 0 INT
Davis: 24 carries, 98 yds, 1 TD
Spiller: 18 carries, 120 yds, 2 TD

Taylor: 12-25, 147 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT; 8 carries, 52 yds, 1 TD
Ore: 25 carries, 109 yds

VIRGINIA - 30
M. Tennessee - 23


You're not getting one of these in awhile Coach! Enjoy it! (cbssportsline.com)

*Mark my words, this will be a close game. UVA is a weak 4-1. I know it sounds like I'm bashing the Cavs, but I'm not. They may lose five of their last six games after this narrow road win!!!

Sewell: 24-35, 266 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT; 10 carries, 58 yds
Peerman: 22 carries, 118 yds, 1 TD; 6 catches, 80 yds, 1 TD

BIG 12 CONFERENCE: 4-2 last week, 38-14 overall in this league.

COLORADO - 20
Baylor - 17


Hawkins Rules! (bodybuilding.com)

*I'm not declaring the Buffaloes as the best team in the Big 12 after beating Oklahoma. Essentially, by knocking off OU, the Buffs made this game so much more meaningful to Baylor. Going into Waco will test the evolution of this Colorado program and even a slim victory is a monumental achievement for a program that is making strides towards greatness all over again. Like I've said before, QB Cody Hawkins is much more than Daddy's little boy.

Hawkins: 17-32, 196 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT
Charles: 20 carries, 114 yds, 1 TD
Sumler: 15 carries, 73 yds

Kansas - 30
KANSAS ST. - 34


I only answer pre-approved questions through my agent now. (cbssportsline.com)

*Much closer than people think!!! KSU is still enjoying the after-glow of bashing Texas in Austin. Now, they have to face a Kansas team that really thinks it's one of the nation's best teams. Why? Blowout wins over Central Michigan, SE Louisiana, Toledo and FIU have the Jayhawks sitting 4-0. But that schedule is horrendous and the Wildcats are physically stronger than their in-state rivals and will win this game. KSU senior Jordy Nelson is one of the nation's best receivers and will have another huge game this weekend. The home team has won the last four meetings and that stat will hold true in Manhattan.

Freeman: 25-40, 285 yds, 3 TD, 2 INT
Johnson: 24 carries, 110 yds, 1 TD
Nelson: 13 catches, 177 yds, 2 TD

OKLAHOMA - 34
Texas - 24


Can she pass block? (mackbrown-texasfootball.com)

*The Red River Rivalry is sort of a dud this year. Who in their right mind thinks Texas is better than Oklahoma? Sure, compare Colorado to Kansas State - fine. KSU is better, BUT Texas was in Austin. Just as bad...therefore Oklahoma has a bit more pride heading into Dallas. Also, don't expect the Sooners to turn the ball over 5 times like last year - especially after coming off a loss last weekend.

Bradford: 21-30, 232 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
Patrick: 22 carries, 137 yds, 1 TD
Murray: 12 carries, 86 yds, 1 TD
Iglesias: 8 catches, 119 yds, 1 TD

McCoy: 27-44, 288 yds, 2 TD, 3 INT; 7 carries, 34 yds
Charles: 15 carries, 61 yds, 1 TD

Iowa State - 21
TEXAS TECH - 47



Nation's best 1-2 punch? (timesleader.com)

*Mike Leach is fired up. He wants to win a Big 12 title this year and he may have the talent to do it. This game won't be close at any point. Iowa State isn't ready for this Red Raiders offense. I know I'm sounding like a broken record here, but if the Raiders do happen to shock the world and win the league, QB Graham Harrell and redshirt freshman WR Michael Crabtree should win Conference Co-Players of the Year!

Harrell: 42-64, 493 yds, 5 TD, 1 INT
Crabtree: 14 catches, 230 yds, 3 TD

Oklahoma St. - 24
TEXAS A&M - 28


I'm the MAN! Not him... (gopokes.com)

*Not as high-scoring as many are predicting. These two will try to manage the game and keep control of the ball in fear of the opposing offense. In the end, the team with a better ground game wins and the Aggies have the edge...especially at home.

McGee: 17-31, 226 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT; 11 carries, 90 yds
Goodson: 20 carries, 101 yds, 1 TD
Lane: 23 carries, 94 yds, 2 TD

Robinson: 17-29, 192 yds, 1 TD, 3 INT; 9 carries, 32 yds
Savage: 26 carries, 105 yds, 2 TD

NEBRASKA - 38
Missouri - 34

UPSET SPECIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Not even a Homer like Greg will pick us! (insidestl.com)

*You're reading content from a Missouri guy...so I "want" to pick Missouri, but I can't. Mizzou is looking to beat Nebraska for the 3rd straight time at home. Last year Nebraska rushed for -2 yards - AT HOME (second fewest all-time in school history)!!! Yet, somehow - some way, the Cornhuskers will win this game. Defensively HC Gary Pinkel has not done a good job replacing 5 of his top 7 tacklers from '06 and the scores have proven it. Sure the win over Illinois looks better now, along with the Ole Miss win (since the Rebels almost beat Florida). Still, the Cornhuskers have the best player in this game...RB Marlon Lucky. It's a crime he only rushes the ball an average of 21 times per game. Lucky is so dynamic he should be carrying the rock 30-35 times MINIMUM!!!! I'm predicting he will in this game and Nebraska gets a vital conference road win.

Keller: 16-27, 193 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Lucky: 34 carries, 216 yds, 3 TD
Purify: 8 catches, 104 yds, 1 TD

Daniel: 24-40, 307 yds, 3 TD, 3 INT; 6 carries, 33 yds
Temple: 17 carries, 63 yds, 1 TD

BIG EAST CONFERENCE: 4-3 last week, 29-6 overall in this league.

Utah - 27
LOUISVILLE - 35


Uh...is that Marv Albert behind me? (boifromtroy.com)

*I said last week how difficult it is to pick a Utah game this year. This week is easy, there's no way they can score as many points as Louisville. After sitting out last week's game vs. N.C. State, WR Henry Douglas is going to explode at home against the Utes.

*Brohm: 27-35, 277 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT
Stripling: 20 carries, 115 yds, 1 TD
Douglas: 10 catches, 152 yds, 2 TD

W. VIRGINIA - 31
Syracuse - 16


I'm so lonely. (blog.syracuse.com)

*Expect the Orange to be leading at the half! But, like they always do...they find a way to blow it. Losing to Miami (OH) last week is simply unacceptable after an upset win at Louisville. This second half collapse will all but guarantee the firing of HC Greg Robinson at season's end. QB Jarrett Brown will start this game, despite injured QB Pat White saying he can go. HC Rich Rodriguez will rest his Heisman hopeful for the stretch run.

Brown: 15-25, 193 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT; 18 carries, 103 yds, 1 TD
Slaton: 28 carries, 176 yds, 2 TD
Reynaud: 7 catches, 100 yds, 1 TD

SOUTH FLORIDA - 38
Florida Atlantic - 3


USF is so good, these guys keep their eyes on the field now!!!! (wemustignitethiscouch.com)

*After the biggest win in school history, FAU doesn't stand a chance.

Grothe: 18-24, 235 yds, 3 TD, 0 INT; 7 carries, 81 yds, 1 TD
Ford: 17 carries, 110 yds, 1 TD
Johnson: 6 catches, 104 yds, 2 TD

CINCINNATI - 23
Rutgers - 21


Can Cincy be stopped? (seattlepi.nwsource.com)

*Revenge? Please. Cincinnati proved it is a BETTER team than Rutgers last year at home when the Bearcats crushed the Scarlet Knights 30-11. That win began what is now an 8 game winning streak heading into Piscataway. The Bearcats don't "think" they're better than Rutgers, then know it. QB Ben Mauk is on fire right now and the ground game couldn't be better for HC Brian Kelly. Cincy's defense is the best in the country at takeaways this season and I expect Rutgers QB Mike Teel to chuck three picks in this Big East battle.

Mauk: 18-28, 233 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT

Benton: 15 carries, 94 yds, 1 TD
Moore: 15 carries, 88 yds, 1 TD
Barnett: 7 catches, 114 yds, 1 TD

Teel: 23-37, 266 yds, 2 TD, 3 INT
Rice: 25 carries, 106 yds, 1 TD

BIG TEN CONFERENCE: 6-0 last week, 37-8 overall in this league.

Minnesota - 24
INDIANA - 44


Big Ten Coach of the Year? (depauw.com)

*HC Bill Lynch is the 2nd most impressive first year head coach in college football this season (behind Brian Kelly at Cincy). What he's done after the death of Terry Hoeppner is the stuff movies are made from. The Hoosiers are playing the way Terry always knew they could. Last week, the defense tied a school record with 9 sacks!!! QB Kellen Lewis was named the Conference Offensive Player of the Week and if you look at IU's schedule, this team could finish 8-4!!!! I'm not a voter, but if 8 wins finds its way to Bloomington, Bill Lynch deserves the Big Ten Coach of the Year honor. Oh yeah, and one more thing - how good is WR James Hardy? He isn't getting NEAR the touches he got last year, but he's still on pace for around 1,000 yards!!! Excuse me...NFL scouts? THIS is the best pro prospect at the receiver position.

Lewis: 24-38, 275 yds, 4 TD, 1 INT; 8 carries, 73 yds, 1 TD
Hardy: 8 catches, 150 yds, 2 TD
Thigpen: 16 carries, 91 yds

Northwestern - 17
MICHIGAN ST. - 38


GIVE...ME...THE BALL!!!!! (yahoo.com)

*The Spartans gave everything they had in Madison last week. This week, the passing game goes away. Too many pass attempts against the Badgers. With running backs like Javon Ringer and Jehuu Caulcrick, there's no reason QB Brian Hoyer is chucking the rock 36 times! I know the Spartans were trailing and needed first downs, but there were moments in the first half when I was saying, "Why isn't Ringer touching the ball?" Expect MSU to get back to the basics and crush the Wildcats in East Lansing.

Hoyer: 15-24, 171 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Ringer: 24 carries, 165 yds, 2 TD
Caulcrick: 18 carries, 93 yds, 2 TD

E. Michigan - 10
MICHIGAN - 41


This is my Big House! (detnews.com)

*Who cares if Henne or Mallett start for the Wolverines at QB? It's still the Mike Hart show in Ann Arbor.

Henne: 19-30, 247 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
Hart: 37 carries, 216 yds, 3 TD
Manningham: 8 catches, 109 yds, 1 TD

WISCONSIN - 27
Illinois - 17


Whoa! You're 4-1 Ron! Not a time to unwind! (deadspin.com)

*Not so fast Illinois! The Illini haven't felt this good since 1991. That's the last time Illinois opened up 2-0 in the Big Ten!!! Yeah, it's been 16 years!!!! I love the play from WR Arrellius Benn - he's the best freshman in college football in my opinion, but even he won't be able to do enough to beat the Badgers. Wisconsin may not win pretty, but they keep winning. If I had to vote right now, RB P.J. Hill would be invited to NYC for the Heisman presentation. He'd be behind Andre Woodson and Darren McFadden. This will mark his 5th straight 100+ rushing game of the season. Like I said in the preseason, fans in Madison should buy their tickets now for New Orleans because WISCONSIN will play for the BCS Title!!!!

Donovan: 15-24, 187 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT; 7 carries, 43 yds
Hill: 37 carries, 204 yds, 2 TD
Beckum: 7 catches, 118 yds, 1 TD

Williams: 12-25, 117 yds, 1 TD, 3 INT; 10 carries, 51 yds
Mendenhall: 22 carries, 93 yds
Benn: 6 catches, 81 yds, 1 TD

Iowa - 13
PENN ST. - 14


Stop it Hawkeyes! You're making Hayden cry! (umich.edu)

*About as ugly as they get in the Big Ten these days. Since there will be no offense, I will not provide any offensive predictions.

Ohio St. - 21
PURDUE - 24

UPSET SPECIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Even Greg thinks we can beat OSU! (cstv.com)

*West Lafayette will be rockin' for this Saturday spectacle under the lights! QB Curtis Painter is on my "honorable mention" list for Heisman contenders and this game will only improve his stock. Simply too many weapons for a great OSU defense to stop. From Painter to RB Kory Sheets, to WR Dorien Bryant - the Boilermakers may have the best all around team in the Joe Tiller era! The Buckeyes 16-game Big Ten winning streak comes to an end in Indiana!!!!

Painter: 23-38, 244 yds, 2 TD, 0 INT; 8 carries, 37 yds
Sheets: 30 carries, 122 yds, 1 TD
Bryant: 10 catches, 116 yds, 1 TD

Boeckman: 16-33, 198 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT
C. Wells: 27 carries, 101 yds, 1 TD
Robiskie: 7 catches, 95 yds, 1 TD

MAC CONFERENCE: 6-3 last week, 36-17 overall in this league.

C. Michigan - 21
BALL STATE - 35


Nate Davis: Leading the best MAC attack. (bsu.edu)

*Ladies and gentleman, I think we've discovered the best team in the MAC. Sure the Cardinals lost to Miami (OH) in week one 14-13, but this is a different team. Remember, they should have beaten Nebraska in Lincoln! This team is two points away from being 5-0. BSU also carries the current front-runner for MAC Player of the Year in QB Nate Davis.

Davis: 23-35, 320 yds, 4 TD, 0 INT
Love: 9 catches, 171 yds, 2 TD
Edmonds: 21 carries, 111 yds, 1 TD

N. Illinois - 28
TEMPLE - 30

UPSET SPECIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This is what the helmet looked like the last time Temple won. (templefootballforever.com)

*If you would have told me there would be a week where "Off Prompter" picked Duke AND Temple to be victorious on the same day I'd do this to the keyboard - jbduiofeortuihaw4eefguibnadsofaisebnfawelfgvbadisufgbaljfneladuivubnaldsiubvelaifbnaewivubdoanivbadljbne

DiMichele: 28-48, 384 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT; 9 carries, 70 yds
Francis: 7 catches, 152 yds, 1 TD
Harper: 25 carries, 90 yds; 6 catches, 104 yds, 2 TD

OHIO - 17
Buffalo - 13


Let's hit the road! (iowastatedaily.com)

*I correctly predicted Ohio would lose at home to Kent State last week and this week I'm taking the Bobcats on the road. Why? Aside from Buffalo still rebuilding, Ohio is a very good road team. Last year the Bobcats went 4-0 in MAC regular season games and this year they're 1-1 with their only loss being at Blacksburg and played well (where down 14-7 in the 4th quarter to the Hokies before losing 28-7). Another component adding to this decision is the projected switch at quarterback for Ohio. Backup Theo Scott, a sophomore junior college transfer who joined the program in January, provided a second-half boost against Kent State and won the job in my opinion. He set career-highs in all the passing categories by hitting on 16-of-24 passes for 161 yards and two touchdowns. With Theo playing QB, Ohio has an outside chance at a 7-5 season...but more than likely it will be 6-6.

Scott: 23-33, 260 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
McRae: 25 carries, 94 yds

Miami (OH) - 20
KENT ST. - 24


You take it Eugene! (recordpub.com)

*Kent State is a dangerous team right now! With two impressive road wins under its belt (Iowa State and Ohio), the Golden Flashes will make sure they're on their "A game" for a team that just knocked off Syracuse. RB Eugene Jarvis is incredibly overlooked (3rd in NCAA in rushing!) and could carry this team to an impressive 6-2 finish to the '07 campaign. Go ahead and look at Kent State's schedule, with Miami (OH) at home this week, then AT Ohio State (loss) at home vs. Bowling Green (loss), at home for Central Michigan (win), at Northern Illinois (win), at Temple (win) and in Kent, Ohio for the finale against Buffalo (win) - the Golden Flashes are on pace to finish 8-4!!!

Edelman: 17-23, 166 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT
Jarvis: 35 carries, 206 yds, 2 TD

Liberty - 20
TOLEDO - 34


Why can't I pick ONE Toledo game correctly?! (cstv.com)

*Toledo cost me a pick last week. If Liberty wins this one I'll never pick Toledo again.

Akron - 24
W. MICHIGAN - 35


We love our KalamaZOO! (ohiomm.com)

*After starting out 0-3, the Broncos have rebounded nicely and will win their 3rd straight. The tandem of RB Mark Bonds and RB Brandon West is starting to get hot in the backfield once again for HC Bill Cubit. Keep in mind, this duo rushed for a combined 1,715 yards last year!!! Akron can't stop the run (hence UConn's 262 yards rushing last week) and will get crushed in Kalamazoo. Expect the 2nd teamers to score in the 4th quarter to make it look closer than it really is.

Hiller: 16-24, 178 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT
Bonds: 27 carries, 128 yds, 2 TD
West: 21 carries, 155 yds, 1 TD

Bowling Green - 24
BOSTON CO. - 41


The wind beneath his wings. (bceagles.blogspot.com)

*Yes, I picked UMass to BEAT Boston College last week and I did NOT apologize to the Eagles in the beginning of this blog post, BUT...they only won by ten. The Minutemen were down 17-10 late in the 3rd quarter!!! It was a close pick and I think it was respectable considering it was 1AA UMASS!!!!! As for this game, BC faces much better competition and if this was AT Bowling Green - I'd pick the Falcons. Since Chestnut Hill will be the setting, the Eagles will have a week of great practice to shake the cob-webs that almost cost them the second biggest upset of the year last week and will come out strong in the first half. Is Boston College a national champion contender?

Ryan: 27-43, 279 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT
Callender: 30 carries, 133 yds, 2 TD
Robinson: 8 catches, 120 yds, 2 TD

Sheehan: 26-50, 327 yds, 3 TD, 2 INT
Patridge: 8 catches, 163 yds, 2 TD

E. Michigan - 10
MICHIGAN - 41


Ahhhh...that's more like it! (msnbc.com)

*Who cares if Henne or Mallett start for the Wolverines at QB? It's still the Mike Hart show in Ann Arbor.

Henne: 19-30, 247 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
Hart: 37 carries, 216 yds, 3 TD
Manningham: 8 catches, 109 yds, 1 TD

Posted by Amsinger at 11:45 AM on October 01, 2007
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