2009 College Football Pick'em Week Four Recap

Dumont WalkerSenior Analyst ISeptember 27, 2009

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 05:  Quarterback Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Virginia Tech Hokies against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Georgia Dome on September 5, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Week four of the college football season is complete, and there is plenty to talk about. You can rest assured, the Walker-Sports Top 25 poll will be shaken up for sure. However, this is College Football Pick'em, and we are here to talk about the games we picked last week.


Virginia Tech 31 def. Miami 7

The Virginia Tech Hokies came out and played Beamer ball. Two defensive touchdowns and one on special teams were all it took for Virginia Tech to knock off the upstart Miami Hurricanes team.

I was really surprised at the way Hurricanes quarterback Jacory Harris struggled under pressure. To this point of the season he has handled it very well, but the Hokies got to him and forced turnovers. Turnover means losses. That's why I was dead wrong on this one.

Georgia Tech 24 def. North Carolina 7

North Carolina has played some good football this year, but their shoddy offense was exposed. They could not get the ball into the end zone. Combine that with their defense going into a shell, and the Tar Heels had no chance to cover the two-point spread.

Oregon 42 def. Cal 3

I had some concerns about this game. Cal as a six-point favorite seemed a bit large. Judging from their performance on the field, it looked like the Cal Bears were more concerned with taking on USC next weekend than handling business against Oregon.

On another note, it appears that Chip Kelly has gotten his Oregon program back on track.

TCU 14 def. Clemson 10

This was one of those strange games where Clemson was favored despite being unranked. That being said, I told everyone to make a big play on TCU. Having seen the Horned Frogs play in person, I felt they had what it took to knock off the Tigers.

Clemson kept this game close and forced TCU to play from behind, but that simply was not enough.


Walker-Sports College Football Pick'em

Straight Up: 8-3

Against the Spread: 8-1