Happy Thursday folks. It is Week 11 of the college football season. This year has surely gone by fast. What a year for college football fans. Last week my picks went 2-1, boosts my overall record to 21-14 on the year.
Before we jump into my Week 11 picks, let's rewind and review Week 10.
In the spirit of Halloween, I wanted to pick games with something holiday related. I decided to pick three games involving the Blue Devils (Clemson vs. Duke), the Sun Devils (Arizona State vs Oregon State) and a scary place called "Death Valley" (home of the LSU Tigers, Alabama vs. LSU).
For the first game, I told you that Tajh Boyd of the Clemson Tigers won't fear the Blue Devils and cruise on to an easy win and cover and that they did. Clemson pounded Duke for 718 yards (379 passing and 339 rushing) en route to their 56-20 beat down against Duke. Boyd threw for 344 yards with five touchdowns and ran for 72 yards and one touchdown.
The second game didn't fare to well on our part. I said to take ASU to cover against a decent Beavers team. Sadly, Cody Vaz and Oregon State had other plans. At halftime the two teams we're locked in a 19-19 tie, but the second half OSU came out to play. The Beavers scored 17 unanswered before Marion Grice of ASU caught a two yard pass from Taylor Kelly with 0:22 seconds left in the game. ASU failed to cover and lost 36-26.
The weekly Game of the Week featured, yet again, another BCS implicated SEC game. This time Alabama traveled to the feared Death Valley of Louisiana, when they took on the LSU Tigers. I said that I expected another repeat of the 2011 regular season showdown, which LSU won 9-6 and folks that is what we received last Saturday. The game was at 17-14 LSU when Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron stuck the dagger into the heart of Baton Rogue with a 28 yard touchdown pass with under a minute left in the fourth quarter en route to a 21-17 victory. LSU lost straight up, but covered the spread.
Here are my Week 11 picks, as always thank you for reading my picks (tell your friends) and best of luck! Let's keep the money train rolling.
2012 Record ATS
21-14 (9-2 Game of the Week Picks)
Week 10 Results
(My picks of week 10 are in bold)
No. 10 Clemson 56 Duke 20 (+13.5) Win
Arizona State 26 No.11 Oregon State 36 (-4) Loss
Game of the Week Pick
No.1 Alabama 21 No.7 LSU 17 (+9.5) Win