College Football: Critic's Picks Week 6 Reviewed

Nebraska FansContributor IOctober 12, 2010

Mike Riley comes through with his back against the wall
Mike Riley comes through with his back against the wallChristian Petersen/Getty Images

Give us a break! This guy regularly picks below .500

Year to date record: 14-10-1

Weekly results: 4-4


Prediction: Florida State +6 over Miami, Take Florida State.

Result: Success, Florida State wins 45-17

Even though Miami mounted a small comeback the Seminoles quickly moved to shut them down with their running game.  Once again Miami misses a chance to step up into the elite.



Yes, we got the MSU game right.

Prediction: Michigan/Michigan State UNDER 66

Result: Success, Michigan State wins 34-17

This one might have been thrilling if Denard Robinson didn't throw 3 INT's.  As it was, the teams made it to 51 points, rather early and then MSU put the game on ice. 


Prediction: Kentucky +6.5 over Auburn, take the Wildcats in a trap game.

Result: Success, Auburn wins 37-34, fails to cover the spread.

This one went back and forth and Kentucky was nearly able to win it outright.  If a few things had gone the other way, like those jump balls Newton threw up, this one could have easily been a win for Kentucky.


Prediction: Oregon State +8 over Arizona, take the Beavers

Result: Success, Oregon State wins 29-27.

This was a game that should have been won by more points.  Arizona rallied in the second half, but Oregon State was severly limited offensively after losing James Rodgers to an injury on a touchdown that was called back.  OSU still gets the win though. 


Prediction: Washington -1 over Arizona State, take the dogs at home.

Result: Failure, Arizona State wins 24-14

Washington couldn't get anything going consistently on this rainy night.  Once again the Huskies confound the American public with an underwhelming performance on the heels of a big win against the Trojans on the road. 


Prediction: Boston College/North Carolina State UNDER 48

Result: Failure, North Carolina State wins 44-17

One might have expected this from North Carolina State, which had gone over 40 twice this season.  The team that was the wildcard here was BC.  This was the second highest output of the season by the BC offense and by far the worst defensive performance of the season. 


Prediction: BYU/San Diego State OVER 52

Result: Failure, BYU wins 24-21

No idea where this came from.  BYU was destroyed last week by Utah State and SDSU was unable to take advantage of these deficiencies even though they have scored over 40 in every game except Mizzou.  BYU is no stranger to big offensive output in the past, brings forward their best game,,, which still only created 24 points.



Prediction: Navy/Wake Forrest UNDER 48

Result: Failure, Navy wins 28-27

Wake's gold jerseys were to blame.  This team hadn't had a good game offensively since their week 2 effort against Duke.  Navy, which had been a part of several close games in the teens finally puts together a few points in succession.


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