Week 13 is upon us, and we are getting closer and closer to finding out how the BCS will play out. Last week's slate was not the best, but this weekend is going to be a fun one!
Last week I went 20-5 picking the games and was right on in most of my upset alerts. Hopefully I can have even a better week. Like always, feel free to drop in some opinions or predictions of your own!
Thursday Night Football
No. 23 Miami FL at Georgia Tech
WINNER: UPSET ALERT! Thursday night upsets continue—GT beats Miami 26-20
Friday Night Football
Fresno State at San Jose State
WINNER: I'll take San Jose State at home 34-24.
Michigan at No. 10 Ohio State
WINNER: Buckeyes win easy 37-12.
NC State at No. 22 North Carolina
WINNER: Tar Heels win battle of Carolina 28-14.
West Virginia at Louisville
WINNER: I'll take improved Louisville at home 31-27.
Clemson at Virginia
WINNER: Tough game to call...Clemson wins in a tight one 23-20.
Tennessee at Vanderbilt
WINNER: Vandy owns the state this year with a 17-10 victory over the dreadful Vols.
Citadel at No. 4 Florida
WINNER: What a joke game...Gators take starters out at half, cruise 52-6.
Syracuse at Notre Dame
WINNER: The Irish in a blowout, 42-14.
Washington at Washington State
WINNER: Stop the presses! Tyrone Willingham's Washington Huskies will NOT lose this game! The Huskies are bad, but the Cougars are worse. The Apple State is a Husky state this year with a 31-17 win.
No. 15 Michigan State at No. 8 Penn State
WINNER: Low scoring battle...ugly at times...Nittany Lions squeeze out a win, 24-20.
Air Force at No. 16 TCU
WINNER: TCU wins in a close and exciting game, 33-24.
Ole Miss at No. 18 LSU
WINNER: UPSET ALERT! LSU's lack of offense is the difference. Ole Miss wins 30-21.
Stanford at Cal
WINNER: Nobody in the nation plays harder than Stanford, but it is not enough this week. Cal wins the battle of Nor Cal 35-20.
Boston College at Wake Forest
WINNER: I'll take a complete BC team over a defensive-minded Wake club. BC wins 27-17.
Illinois at Northwestern
WINNER: I'll take the Illini on the road 28-24.
No. 9 Boise State at Nevada
WINNER: Closer than people think for a little while, but then Boise State pulls away 37-20.
No. 14 BYU at No. 7 Utah
WINNER: What a game this should be! Battle of Utah goes to...UPSET ALERT! BYU ends Utah's BCS dreams 30-28.
No. 21 Oregon State at Arizona
WINNER: UPSET ALERT! If this game was in Corvallis (OR) I would take Oregon State by 10, but it's not! Arizona is tough at home and has enough playmakers to beat a very talented Beavers squad. U of A Wildcats upset the OSU Beavers 33-28.
No. 20 Pittsburgh at No. 19 Cincinnati
WINNER: UPSET ALERT! I like Pitt to beat Cincy on the road 31-24.
Florida State at No. 25 Maryland
WINNER: UPSET ALERT! The Noles have all of their suspended playmakers back this week, and in a close, high-scoring game, the Noles will come through with a huge win, 33-29. The ACC gets even more wild!
No. 2 Texas Tech at No. 5 Oklahoma
WINNER: UPSET ALERT! This will be a classic! I see both teams going over 35 points, and I see both quarterbacks passing for over 350 yards. Oklahoma makes one more play than Tech and wins in an up and down battle, 43-37 Sooners.
***Note: My upset picks are based on the rankings, not point spreads.
Enjoy the weekend—there should be a few great games that will have us all talking next week!