Happy belated Halloween to my loyal viewers.
Hope you had a ghoulish one.
Last week was another successful week. My picks went 2-2 (1-1 Game of the Week picks), but my last 10 picks have gone 7-3.
Before I get to my Week 10 picks, let's review what happened in Week 9.
Last week, I said take Boise State Broncos to cover the -16.5 spread away against the Cowboys of Wyoming. The Broncos efficient offense and stingy defense continued to thrive as Boise State won their seventh straight and covered in a 45-14 route.
The Broncos rushed for 214 yards on 36 carries (5.9 yards on average). Boise State's defense held the Cowboys offense to only 106 yards.
Mississippi State came into their contest against Alabama ranked No.13 in the nation with a 7-0 record. Vegas had Alabama favored by 24. With 'Bama favored so high, it was tough to take the Tide.
I thought the Bulldogs would provide better competition, but "Roll Tide" rolled on to a 38-7 victory. The Crimson Tide held a shutout until the final minutes.
'Bama was led by quarterback AJ McCarron, who threw for 208 yards with two touchdowns.
Game of the Week pick number one was a complete dud.
I said go with the hot hand and take the Gators to cover against the struggling Bulldogs of Georgia. In the final minutes of the game, Florida was driving into Georgia territory down by 8.
A fumble (one of the Gators six turnovers) sealed up the game, 17-9.
The final pick was for Notre Dame to cover against Oklahoma. Oklahoma was a huge pick in Vegas as the line moved up two full points. The nation saw the "overrated" Fighting Irish take care of the Sooners in a prevailing 30-13 victory.
So goblins, ghouls and ghosts, let's get on with my Week 10 Halloween Edition picks.
2012 Record ATS
19-13 (8-2 Game of the Week Picks)
Week 9 Results
(My picks of week 9 are in bold)
No. 21 Boise State 45 Wyoming 14 (+16.5) Win
No.13 Mississippi State 7 No.1 Alabama 38 (-21) Loss
Game of the Week Picks
No.3 Florida 9 No.12 Georgia 17 (+6.5) Loss
No.5 Notre Dame 30 No.8 Oklahoma 13 (-11) Win