Things are so much better coming off a successful weekend of predictions. The sky looks a little more blue, the cold doesn’t seem to bite as much – well, let’s be honest here.. the weather where I live isn’t cold. It’s just a little colder than 85 degrees. Anyway, you get the picture. I’m feeling great! Bring on week 9!
Obligatory tally of last week’s games
Finally, a nice weekly total for me, and Dad was also able to best the computer. Good times for the humans.
Well, there’s still time to catch the computer – let’s go! Prognosticator hat on.
Mississippi State (-1) at Texas A&M
Both of these teams’ records suggest a reasonable level of competence, and I’ll agree that they are competent. Not inspiring…just competent. A vote cast for the Bulldogs banks on them regaining the form that produced the LSU thrashing, while siding with the Aggies indicates the belief that they can play inspired football at home. (They were able to play pretty well against Alabama.) I’ll go with Dan Mullen and the Bulldogs.
Winner: Mississippi State
Dad’s prediction: Texas A&M
Computer prediction: Mississippi State
Georgia (-14) at Florida
This isn’t Florida’s year. Georgia all the way.
Dad’s prediction: Georgia
Computer prediction: Georgia
TCU (-6.5) at Iowa State
This is one of the better games this week. Everyone knows by now that Iowa State is pretty good, right? TCU will (barely) cover.
Dad’s prediction: Iowa State
Computer prediction: Iowa State
NC State at Notre Dame (-7.5)
NC State’s a little frisky, but they aren’t going to stop the Notre Dame machine this week, leading to a ton more bandwagon Irish believers out there. Yes, college football is better when Notre Dame is good, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.
Winner: Notre Dame
Dad’s prediction: Notre Dame
Computer prediction: NC State
Oklahoma State (-7.5) at West Virginia
Oklahoma State barely escaped with a win last week against Texas. West Virginia is home and getting 7.5 points, which is too many for Oklahoma State to cover.
Winner: West Virginia (+7.5)
Dad’s prediction: West Virginia
Computer prediction: Oklahoma State
Penn State at Ohio State (-6.5)
Ah, a classic matchup. Will Penn State running back Saquon Barkley find openings in Ohio State’s defensive line to run through? Can J.T. Barrett lead Ohio State to victory with his arm? Edge goes to Ohio State’s overall talent, and it’s hard to believe that Urban Meyer’s team will lose a second home game. Ohio State will force Penn State quarterback Trace McSorely to win the game with his arm, and I don’t think he’s up for the challenge this week.
Winner: Ohio State
Dad’s prediction: Ohio State
Computer prediction: Penn State
Enjoy this “Six Pack” of games!
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