It's Thursday and to my loyal followers, you know what that means.
It is another edition of my College Football betting picks. Another successful week kept the money flowing into my wallet, as my picks went 2-1 (1-0 Game of the Week pick) ATS.
Before I get to my week 9 picks let's review what happened in Week 8.
Last week I said to take Colorado to cover the +40 point spread against the mighty USC Trojans. Both teams prior to the matchup had weak records ATS, but USC always seems to struggle to cover game spreads of anything higher than 35.
Well, last week USC covered by winning 50-6. Matt Barkley threw for 298 yards and six touchdowns, with one of those touchdowns being his 100th-career score as a Trojan.
Sitting at 0-1, the next game I picked was Kansas State to cover a +2.5 spread against West Virginia. Heisman candidates Geno Smith (WVU) and Collin Klein (K-State) battled, but Klein and the Wildcats rolled Smith and his Mountaineers 55-14.
An easy cover. Klein threw for a career-high 323 yards and three touchdowns. Klein also ran for four scores, as this game turned ugly really quick. The Wildcats scored on their first eight possessions, including seven straight touchdowns, as they exploited the weak West Virginia defense.
In the Game of The Week I told you to take the Florida Gators to cover the -3.5 spread against the South Carolina Gamecocks, and boy, did they ever. The Gators put a beat down on South Carolina winning 44-11.
Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel clobbered the Gamecocks' secondary, as he threw for four touchdowns. The Gators' defense was once again stellar. as they held the Gamecocks to just 191 total yards and forced four turnovers.
In my last six picks I have gone 5-1 ATS. Let's continue down the winning path with my four picks (two Game of the Week picks) for Week 9.
2012 Record ATS
17-11 (7-1 Game of the Week Picks)
Week 8 Results
(My picks of week 8 are in bold)
Colorado Buffaloes 6 No. 11 USC Trojans 50 (-40.5) Loss
No. 4 Kansas State Wildcats 55 West Virginia Mountaineers 14 (-2.5) Win
Game of the Week Pick
No. 9 South Carolina Gamecocks 11 No. 3 Florida Gators 44 (-3.5) Win