New blog segment here, as the weekly football picks are made. Time to go on record before Saturday and make some predictions.
Plays O the week
Minnesota 28 Purdue 24
Minnesota has the offense to score on Purdue, which upset Northwestern last week. They are ripe for a good game after playing pretty well the last few weeks.
Army 28 Rutgers 27
Another upset pick here as Army has played extremely well this season. This will be the year they break the streak against Navy, and they pick up another upset tomorrow at Rutgers.
Arkansas 31 Auburn 30
In somewhat of a shootout, Arkansas comes up with the road win. Auburn has been quite fortunate to be undefeated (dropped pass against MSU, missed short kicks vs Clemson, etc) and the poor Auburn secondary should be exposed.
SMU 33 Navy 28
June Jones has the Mustangs playing well and after escaping against Wake Forest last week, Navy falls to SMU
Louisiana Tech 31 Idaho 25
Louisiana Tech gets the home win after playing really well last week on defense against Diondre Borel and Utah State.
Hawaii 41 Nevada 38
Nevada has always struggled at Hawaii, and the Rainbows smoked Fresno State last week. The offense under Bryant Moniz is rolling right now and they outscore the duo of Colin Kaepernick and Vai Taua.
Florida 28 Mississippi State 17
Florida avoids their 1st 3 game losing streak in 22 years by beating down the Bulldogs. They simply have too much talent and "Time to Die" Rainey should produce some big plays.
North Carolina State 46 East Carolina 31
Russell Wilson has a field day against one of the leakiest defenses in the country. ECU can score, but can they stop anyone?
Michigan State 27 Illinois 17
The Spartans stay hot behind a rookie runner, crafty veteran passer, and stiff defense. Illinois is much improved, but are running into a really strong MSU team.
UTEP 31 UAB 28
Trevor Vittatoe has a big day and UAB loses another conference game. While both teams struggle on defense, UTEP simply has the better offense and quarterback.