The last few weeks I've been struggling, but I smell a comeback and if all goes well I'll go 7-1 this week (read more and you'll find out).
Here are my picks for the CU Independent for week six. (I'm giving you guys a preview since they won't be published on our site till Saturday morning.)
Last week: 5-3
(23) Oregon 23, (9) USC 42
The Trojans are not going to lose twice in two weeks to Oregon teams; they’ll take care of business against the Ducks. However, Oregon will win one thing this weekend—the fashion contest. The Ducks have the best uniforms in college football, and you can quote me on that.
(14) Ohio State 23, (18) Wisconsin 24
Two teams that don’t like each other, battle in one of the biggest Big Ten games this season. I like the Badgers to upset the Buckeyes with a late score.
(13) Auburn 31, (19) Vanderbilt 27
Auburn proved that they’re for real this season, but they’ll have a tough game against Vanderbilt, who is looking for some more respect from the pollsters.
Arizona State 20, California 23 (OT)
Two Pac-10 programs on the rise battle in Northern California with aspirations of cracking the Top-25 and gaining some more respect. I think the Bears will pull out a huge touchdown run in overtime to beat ASU.
Navy 17, Air Force 20
In recent years, Navy has been the dominant military academy, but the Falcons are on the rise and will complete stage one of winning the Commander and Chief Trophy from the Midshipmen.
Florida State 24, Miami (FL) 27
There was a time when this rivalry meant something in college football. Now, both teams are rebuilding with hopes of returning to the national stage. FSU crushed the Buffs last weekend, but there will be no déjà vu this week with the ‘Canes winning by a field goal. Seminole fans, can you say “wide-right?”
(7) Texas Tech 13, Kansas State 21
How is Tech ranked this high? They’re a one-dimensional offense, and if you stop the passing game, you stop the Red Raiders. The Wildcats have a good defense and will stop the Tech passing attack.
(5) Texas 31, Colorado 27
At the beginning of the season, we all thought West Virginia was going to be the big game for the Buffs. Wow, things have changed. Texas comes into Folsom ranked fifth in the nation for a night game on Colorado’s homecoming.
Last year’s homecoming featured CU beating Oklahoma, where only half the students were awake to witness one of the greatest upsets of the season. Does Coach Dan Hawkins still have some of that homecoming magic left? I’ll say no, just so I can be proven wrong.
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