It is Week 12 of the 2012 college football season. We had another shocking week of football recently, as my game of the week pick of Texas A&M beat the mighty Crimson Tide of Alabama. Currently sitting with another winning week, let's first recap Week 11.
Reports that Heisman frontrunner K-State's quarterback Collin Klein was hurt made many people second guess this game. I knew Klein was going to be under center when the first whistle blew though. Klein started and threw for 145 yards with one pick and gained 50 yards rushing with two touchdowns. Kansas State was leading 23-0 heading into the fourth quarter when TCU showed a little life, scoring 10 points before losing 23-10. K-State covered the spread.
One of the best offenses in the nation took on one of the worst teams in the FBS, as Louisiana Tech played FBS newcomer Texas State. Tech's running back Kenneth Dixon scored five touchdowns, setting three single season NCAA freshman records, but Tech's defense failed to hold Texas State. The Bulldogs of Louisiana Tech won the high scoring affair 62-55, failing to cover the -25 point spread.
In the Game of the Week pick, we saw yet another SEC showdown, this time Texas A&M and their freshman phenom Johnny "Football" Manziel took on Nick Saban's No.1 ranked Crimson Tide. Texas A&M started the game off hot putting up 20 points in the first quarter and holding Alabama to zero. Going into half time Alabama was able to score two touchdowns off a pair of two-yard runs by T.J. Yeldon and Eddie Lacy.
The third quarter only had a three points on the stat sheet as Jeremy Shelley of Alabama nailed a 28-yard field goal to bring Alabama's deficit down to only three. The fourth quarter was epic as A&M scored nine points against 'Bama's seven. A&M won 29-24 and did not trail the entire game. Manziel threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns, while gaining 92 yards on the ground.
Let's keep the money train rolling as I dish out my Week 12 picks. As always thank you for spending your valuable time reading my picks/articles and best of luck!
2012 Record ATS
23-15 ATS (10-2 Game of the Week Picks)
Week 11 Results
No. 3 Kansas State 23, TCU 10 (+7) Win
No. 19 Louisiana Tech 62, Texas State 55 (+25) Loss
Game of the Week Pick
No. 15 Texas A&M 29, Alabama 24 (-13.5) Win