We head to week three of the college football season (as crazy as that sounds), and I’ve had two unsuccessful predictions thus far.
Last week, I picked BYU over Texas. It was a close call for the Longhorns, but they edged out a 17-16 victory when it was all said and done. BYU’s inconsistent offense and Texas’ benching of Garrett Gilbert were big reasons Texas walked away the winner. A new quarterback in Texas can only be a good thing for that offense.
Last week, much to the dismay of some Clemson readers, I picked the Troy Trojans to upset the Tigers at Memorial Stadium.
Troy was actually leading Clemson at halftime, 16-13, but the Tigers would open things up in the second half, outscoring Troy 30-3 en route to a 43-19 win.
Once again, if you’re unfamiliar with how I do this, I try to avoid trendy picks while also making sure I pick a legitimate upset. I won’t pick any FCS schools because that’s just a bit over the top. I am 0-1 on the season, and my goal is to get four picks right. That will be rather difficult.
Without further delay, this week’s insane and bold prediction of the week is… Continue reading →
College football is here again—believe it or not—and with it brings back my weekly edition of picking a wild, off-the-radar upset within the college football universe.
If you’re unfamiliar with how I do this, I try to avoid trendy picks while also making sure I pick a legitimate upset. Last year, I managed to get two right (Texas A&M over Oklahoma and Kentucky over South Carolina) and missed several picks rather badly. That’s okay, though. I’m not expecting to get every single pick right. I will, however, shoot for four correctly picked upsets this season.
After a rather tumultuous offseason, it’s nice to finally get back to the field. College football’s image continues to take a beating with all the scandals, cheating, violations, etc., so hopefully 2011 will bring some life to the game.
Every week, I’ll make a crazy but somewhat legitimate prediction for an upset in the college football world.
The Insane and Bold Prediction has been a weekly installment of off the radar upsets throughout the entirety of the college football season. It will be coming to an end soon. So far, I’ve hit two upset calls and just missed one. Almost doesn’t count, however … especially if you’re Tennessee. Last week brought the second upset pick of the season. Texas A&M beat Oklahoma handily in College Station last weekend. Despite a bevy of mistakes, the Aggies still won 33-19. Texas A&M’s defense stuffed the run, holding the Sooners to 72 yards on 44 carries.