Dawgs, Falcons, Spartans, oh my.
This week features some great matchups, and with me going 7-1 last week, I'm feeling about this week. Here are my picks for the CU Independent.
Season: 40-24; Last week: 7-1
Miami (FL) 20 at Virginia 17
The “U” is rebuilding this year, and should be back on top in the upcoming seasons. They’ll get a confidence booster with a win over the Cavaliers.
Wisconsin 30 at (22) Michigan State 37
How did Michigan State get this good? Their win against Michigan gave them confidence for the rest of the season, while Wisconsin has slipped a bit so far. They’ll slip again this week as the Badgers will fall to the Spartans.
(5) Florida 40 at (8) Georgia 30
The world’s largest cocktail party (but I guess they changed the name because of the alcohol reference) resumes this week as two top 10 SEC teams battle it out. This game is going to be high scoring, but I think turnovers will be the key as the Gators topple the ‘Dawgs.
Nebraska 10 at (4) Oklahoma 42
This game isn’t going to get as ugly as last week’s Colorado-Missouri game, but it may be close. At least the ‘Huskers will get on the board, something CU couldn’t do.
(1) Texas 54 at (6) Texas Tech 45
If there was ever going to be an aerial attack, it’s going to be in this game. Two of the best passing teams battle down in Texas, with a berth to the Big 12 Championship game on the line. The Longhorns will win this one, but the highlights for both teams will be to die for.
Air Force 28 at Army 13
Though Air Force lost to Navy, their fellow armed forces rival, Army, will be a different story. The Falcons should beat the boys from West Point and still be in contention for the Commander-in-Chief Trophy.
Clemson 17 at Boston College 23
The game is going to be close, but the Eagles will find a way to win in the end.
Colorado 27 at Texas A&M 21
Last week for the Buffs was an embarrassment. Actually embarrassment is too nice of a term. After being shut out for the first time since 1988 (the year I was born), the Buffs will look to get back on track against Texas A&M. Both teams are hovering or are in the cellar in the respective conferences. I like CU to get back on the horse (or a Buffalo in that case) and beat the Aggies. It isn’t going to be pretty, but it’s going to be a win.