Welcome to Week 4 of the College Football Flash. Here, in 10 minutes or less, we will give our bold predictions for the outcomes of the AP Top 25.
I will pick the winners of each Top 25 game for the upcoming week. Beside each prediction will be a 10-word-or-less reason for my choice.
For the new fans to college football, read it, learn it and impress your friends with your knowledge. For those who have been at it awhile, here is an opportunity to debate me if you think I have it wrong.
Last week, we were right on 19 of the top 23 games. Here are the ones we missed:
Utah beat BYU 24-21, Florida beat Tennessee 37-20 and Pittsburgh beat Va. Tech 35-17. And, although I was correct in saying USC was overrated, I didn't have the guts to pick Stanford, who won, 21-14.
Last week: 19 correct, four wrong
Year to date: 65 correct, 11 wrong
September 20 through September 22
No. 25 Nebraska 38, Idaho State 17: Bo Pelini's back and his team is feeling great!
No. 24 Boise St. 27, BYU 24: Bronco Mendenhall's boys get the blues two weeks in a row.
No. 23 Mississippi State 48, South Alabama 6: Dan Mullen is a good coach.
No. 21 Michigan State 44, E. Michigan 7: Bam! Spartans are ticked off!
No. 20 Louisville 35, Fl. International 10: Enjoy while you can, Cardinal fans.
No. 19 UCLA 28, Oregon State 21: UCLA has what they were missing before. Good coaching!
No. 17 TCU 30, Virginia 14: Reality check for Cavaliers.
No. 16 Ohio State 42, UAB 21: Urban Meyer's year off continues.
No. 14 Florida 28, Kentucky 10: Gators getting better by the week.
No. 13 USC 35, California 17: No longer overrated, Trojans should win this one.
No. 11 Notre Dame 21, Michigan 20: Irish rolling...for now.
No. 8 West Virginia 46, Maryland 20: Randy Edsall trying to get it together.
No. 7 South Carolina 31, Missouri 28: Who will be Missouri's first SEC victim?
No. 6 Oklahoma 27, No. 15 Kansas State 24: I shouldn't pick against the old guy.
No. 5 Georgia 30, Vanderbilt 13: Vandy comes back to being...Vandy.
No. 4 Florida State 38, No. 10 Clemson 28: Both good, State's defense is better
No. 3 Oregon 52, No. 22 Arizona 32: Rich Rod, meet the real competition out west!
No. 2 LSU 24, Auburn 14: Auburn not very good, but still a rival at home.
No. 1 Alabama 42, Fla. Atlantic 10 - Plenty of face time for 'Bama's fourth and fifth stringers.