College Football Pick’Em: Week 8

Week 7-

Josh: 9-1

Ozzie: 9-1

Mike: 7-3

Overall Records:

Josh: 49-23

Ozzie: 45-27

Mike: 40-32

-Week 8-

Not gonna lie, its tough to care too much about these games during the ALCS, which consists of two teams that are represented on this blog… Its been a tense, exciting series so far. Hopefully it ends tonight and we can focus on some college football on Saturday. Which does present some fun match-ups, so lets get into the picks!

Iowa State @ Texas Tech

Josh: Texas Tech

Look, the Red Raiders beat Baylor last week. They didn’t get credit for it due to some critical, inexcusable, and quite frankly unprofessional officiating blunders. But Tech deserved to leave Waco with a win. I think Matt Wells will have his guys ready to prove a point Saturday morning. Tech has struggled with Matt Campbell’s teams in the past, I think they exercise some demons and win comfortably.

Ozzie: Iowa State

As much of a must win game for both teams. I think ISU wins a close one.

Mike: Texas Tech

TCU @ Kansas State

Josh: Kansas State

Both teams have been difficult to figure out so far, I just think TCU’s offense is too much of a question for them to beat anyone of significance right now. Could go either way though.

Ozzie: Kansas State

Neither team is that good, but I believe that Kansas State is a but better.

Mike:

Kansas State

Oregon @ Washington

Josh: Oregon

The Ducks have started to look more and more like that playoff contender that I thought they would be. They win big!

Ozzie: Oregon

What I thought would be an eventual conference championship, but give me Oregon on the road in a close one.

Mike: Oregon

Baylor @ Oklahoma State

Josh: Oklahoma State

No chance the football gods allow Baylor to win after they were gifted a W last week.

Ozzie: Oklahoma State

Baylor has looked good, escaped a close one last week. OSU and the offense will have a big day.

Mike: Oklahoma State

Arizona State @ Utah

Josh: Utah

Pac12 South is a big mess, unless Utah can get in a groove here and roll to the Pac12 Title game.

Ozzie: Utah

Both teams have shown glimpses of being great, Give me Utah in a shootout.

Mike: Utah

Kansas @ Texas (-21)

Josh: Texas

Texas for sure wins the game. 21 is a lot of points, but I think UT covers.

Ozzie: Texas

Texas has a bounce back weekend and prepares for the rest of the Big12 with an easy win at home.

Mike: Texas

Michigan @ Penn State

Josh: Penn State

I tried to ride Michigan as my Big10 team this year, but they crapped the bed too early and I still haven’t forgiven them. Penn State, on the other hand, always seems to get me to buy into them.

Ozzie: Penn State

As big of a MUST WIN game for Harbaugh as this is, I think Happy Valley is electric and plays a huge factor. Nittany Lions win a close game.

Mike: Penn State

Texas A&M @ Ole Miss

Josh: Texas A&M

Aggies aren’t very good, but I don’t think the Rebels are either.

Ozzie: Texas A&M

I mean, I guess…

Mike: Texas A&M

Tennessee @ Alabama (-34.5)

Josh: Tennessee

Bama is obviously going to win, but 7 TD’s is a lot to be banking on. Surely Tennessee can jeep this within 30 points on a suspect Bama defense.

Ozzie: Alabama

Mama starting to get rolling before the biggest challenge of the season. I think they cover.

Mike: Alabama

Arizona @ USC

Josh: Arizona

I remain clueless when it comes to picking games involving the Trojans. Im riding with ‘Zona in hopes that Texas Techs loss back in Week 3 continues to look better…

Ozzie: USC

Both teams have been good. Both teams have been ehhh. Give me the Trojans at home.

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College Football Pick’Em: Week 7

Week 6-

Josh: 9-2

Mike: 5-6

Ozzie: 5-6

Overall Records:

Josh: 40-22

Ozzie: 36-26

Mike: 33-29

-Week 7-

By far the most stacked week of big time games that we have seen so far. Red River Shootout, LSU vs Florida, and s flurry of other intriguing matchups.

Oklahoma Vs Texas (@ Cotton Bowl)

Josh: Oklahoma

I hope I’m wrong, I really do. I think Ehlinger is good enough to keep it close. But OU takes the W in a high scoring, exciting game.

Ozzie: Texas

OU’s forst real test, lets see who they really are. They are who I THOUGHT THEY WERE… Hook ’em, In Sam We Trust.

Mike: Texas

Alabama @ Texas A&M

Josh: Alabama

Technically this is a ranked matchup, so we kind of have to pick it… But this is a formality.

Ozzie: Alabama

Bama by 90.

Mike: Alabama

Florida State @ Clemson

Josh: Clemson

Still waiting on Clemson to flex this season. This is a good opportunity to do so.

Ozzie: Clemson

Clemson keeps getting scared = but not this week. Tigers by 2 scores.

Mike: Clemson

Michigan State @ Wisconsin

Josh: Wisconsin

Badgers are a force right now, Jonathan Taylor should be the Heisman favorite.

Ozzie: Wisconsin

Badgers are the real deal, they control the LOS like nobody else.

Mike: Wisconsin

Washington State @ Arizona State

Josh: Arizona State

I honestly don’t know… We’re just guessing here.

Ozzie: Arizona State

This is gonna be a close matchup, I think ASU pulls off a close one.

Mike: Washington State

Texas Tech @ Baylor

Josh: Texas Tech

The Big12 Rivalry that everyone is watching this week! Last week was a huge step in the right direction for Matt Wells and his rebuild in Lubbock. Baylor is good, but their undefeated record is a mirage. Tech in a close one… Also, ESAD Baylor!

Ozzie: Baylor

Not sure which Baylor/Tech team shows up, but I think Baylor edges this one out at home.

Mike: Texas Tech

Iowa State @ West Virginia

Josh: Iowa State

Tempted to go with the upset here, but I think Campbell gets it done on the road.

Ozzie: Iowa State

WVU is a tough foe, but turnovers will always be an issue for them. Give me the Cyclones.

Mike: Iowa State

Penn State @ Iowa

Josh: Penn State

Iowa is always tough at home, but I’m starting to fall for Penn State again…

Ozzie: Penn State

This game will be overlooked all weekend, but could be one of the best. Penn State wins a tough one on the road.

Mike: Penn State

Florida @ LSU

Josh: LSU

Florida exposed Auburn last week, LSU will expose Florida this week.

Ozzie: LSU

Bayou Bengals are the real deal. Florida isn’t quite good enough to keep up.

Mike: LSU

USC @ Notre Dame

Josh: Notre Dame

Not sure either team is very good. But Im pretty sure USC isn’t…

Ozzie: Notre Dame

ND is tough to beat at home, USC has been feisty all year long. But I think Ian Book has a big day and the Fighting Irish win a close one.

College Football Pick’Em: Week 6

Week 5-

Ozzie: 8-2

Mike: 6-4

Josh: 4-6

Overall Records:

Josh: 31-20

Ozzie: 31-20

Mike: 27-24

-Week 6-

Things are starting to heat up. Not only in the College Football season, but in the Sports Snobs Pick’Em as well. We have some great games this week, and a fair amount of disagreement. Crazy that we’re already in week 6… It goes by fast folks, enjoy it!

Iowa @ Michigan

Josh: Michigan

Ive given up on the Wolverines as far as the playoffs are concerned, but they’re still a good team. They get a much needed impressive home win.

Ozzie: Iowa

I think this is the beginning of the end for Harbaugh in Ann Arbor, give me Hawkeyes in a tough battle.

Mike: Iowa

Oklahoma State @ Texas Tech

Josh: Texas Tech

There’s really no reason to pick the Red Raiders this week. OSU has been significantly better so far in 2019. But sometimes you just have to trust that your boys aren’t going to completely fall apart and they’ll find a way to get a much needed win. (P.S. for all the panic in Lubbock right now, 2-2 is exactly where I had them in my preseason predictions…).

Ozzie: Oklahoma State

Tech defense is facing two of the country’s toughest offense in back to back weeks, Chuba should have a field day.

Mike: Oklahoma State

TCU @ Iowa State

Josh: Iowa State

As much as I have enjoyed seeing the Cyclone hype train crash and burn, I just don’t trust this TCU team to win in Ames.

Ozzie: Iowa State

TCU bounced back last week, but Iowa State holds their ground and wins a close game against a weird TCU team.

Mike: TCU

Auburn @ Florida

Josh: Florida

Auburn just keeps winning, but their still frauds and Bo Nix still isn’t a very good QB. Trask is nothing special either, but that UF defense is. Auburn gets exposed.

Ozzie: Auburn

I’m fully on the Auburn train, they are tough. Physical upfront and will control LOS against this Florida team. Don’t be surprised if Florida comes out and makes a statement though…

Mike: Auburn

Texas @ West Virginia

Josh: Texas

This could be closer than some are expecting, Morgantown is a tough place to play. But there is no way Sam Ehlinger is letting this team lose the week before a season defining matchup in the Cotton Bowl.

Ozzie: Texas

Week off was big for Longhorns before these next few weeks of their schedule. Longhorns redeem themselves from last years loss against a less talented Mountaineer team. Horns by double digits.

Mike: Texas

Baylor @ Kansas State

Josh: Baylor

I hate myself for picking this scumbag program to get a win… But they impressed me last week in their win over ISU. Matt Rhule is starting to get some momentum.

Ozzie: Kansas State

Baylor faces their first real test this year against a physical Kansas State team who’s already beaten Miss State on the road. Give me Wildcats in a close game.

Mike: Baylor

Arizona @ Colorado

Josh: Arizona

Still just picking Zona in hopes that Tech’s loss doesn’t look so bad…

Ozzie: Colorado

Buffaloes look to make a big impact in wide open Pac-12 with a victory at home.

Mike: Arizona

Michigan State @ Ohio State

Josh: Ohio State

If you pressed me on it, as of week 6, the Buckeyes are the best team in the country. They role MSU.

Ozzie: Ohio State

Buckeyes are on a roll, Sparty’s defense is best they’ve faced this year so we’ll see how they fare. Buckeyes are too deep.

Mike: Ohio State

Cal @ Oregon

Josh: Oregon

The Ducks have looked great since their tough loss in week 1. Plus, Cal’s QB out with an injury, Oregon wins big.

Ozzie: Oregon

This is a close battle, but the homefield in Eugene proves to be the deciding factor. Give me Ducks by 6.

Mike: Oregon

Northwestern @ Nebraska

Josh: Northwestern

They both stink, but I think Northwestern stinks a little less…

Ozzie: Nebraska

After a less than ideal performance last week at home, Huskers bounce back and prove they’re a good team.

Mike: Nebraska

Washington @ Stanford

Josh: Washington

Because the Huskies are much better…

Ozzie: Washington

I thought this would be a big matchup before season started with Pac-12 title implications, but nonetheless Huskies beat a struggling Stanford team.

Mike: Washington

College Football Pick’Em: Week 5

Week 4-

Ozzie: 8-2

Josh: 6-4

Mike: 4-6

Overall Records:

Josh: 27-14

Ozzie: 23-18

Mike: 21-20

-Week 5-

Another potentially boring slate of games, but some times these are the weeks with the most upsets and high pressure finishes.

Arizona State @ Cal

Josh: Cal

Cal has had an impressive start to the season with one of the better defenses that nobody is talking about. They win comfortably.

Ozzie: Arizona State

Sun Devils get a big win on the road to start off Pac-12 play.

Mike: Cal

Texas Tech @ Oklahoma (-27)

Josh: Texas Tech (cover, but lose the game)

Texas Tech is not going to pull off the upset here, but -27 is a crazy spread. Tech always plays OU tough, that will continue. OU scores late to make it look worse than it will actually be. 49-28.

Ozzie: Oklahoma

Tech is struggling bad right now, I think OU offense has a field day. Only chance to cover is if Tech can score in bunches also.

Mike: Texas Tech (cover, but lose the game)

Kansas @ TCU

Josh: TCU

I can’t really figure either one of these teams out. TCU blows out Purdue, then loses to SMU… Kansas loses to a team no one has heard of, then blows out Boston College and plays WVU tough. I’ll take TCU, even though Gary Paterson magic seems to be running low.

Ozzie: TCU

TCU doesn’t lose back to back games at home, opens up Big 12 play with a weird Jayhawk team.

Mike: TCU

Virginia @ Notre Dame

Josh: Virginia

I think Georgia is a bit overrated, so playing them tough isn’t much of a moral victory in my opinion. I think Virginia will be hyped for the opportunity here and shock some people.

Ozzie: Notre Dame

Notre Dame looked surprisingly better than I expected, they bounce back at home and get a win.

Mike: Notre Dame

USC @ Washington

Josh: USC

I feel like I’m constantly wrong about USC… My first thought here was to go against them, so I’m fading myself here and picking USC.

Ozzie: Washington

Losing to Cal was a tough blow for Jacob Eason and the Huskies for CFP hopes, but I believe they bounce back big time with a good victory against USC.

Mike: Washington

Iowa State @ Baylor

Josh: Iowa State

You can’t only beat Rice by 8 then expect my respect. Baylor stinks!

Ozzie: Iowa State

Brock Purdy had a big day last week, I believe in a good battle of who want to be the 4th best QB in Big 12 him and ISU prevails.

Mike: Iowa State

Mississippi State @ Auburn

Josh: Auburn

This could be a sneaky upset game in my opinion. I know Auburn has some good wins, but I still think Bo Nix stinks. Having said that, its at home so I think they win a close one.

Ozzie: Auburn

Kylin Hill may have a tough day getting things going on the ground, Auburn’s front 4 is one of best in country. Battle of Freshman QB’s, give me Bo Nix.

Mike: Auburn

Kansas State @ Oklahoma State

Josh: Oklahoma State

Spencer Sanders showed me some things in Austin. I think the Cowboys take a close game against a scrappy KSU team.

Ozzie: Oklahoma State

Sanders, Hubbard and Wallace all bounce back from a tough loss in Austin. Sanders is dynamic, I believe OSU wins by double digits.

Mike: Oklahoma State

Washington State @ Utah

Josh: Washington State

If I know Mike Leach teams, they’re either going rebound from that disappointing loss to UCLA and score 60 against Utah, or they’re going to fall flat on their faces and throw their season away. I’ll take the former.

Ozzie: Washington State

Dynamic Offense vs Stout Defense. What more could you want for West Coast Pac-12 football? Give me Washington State in a high scoring affair.

Mike: Utah

UCLA @ Arizona

Josh: Arizona

As a Texas Tech fan, I am required to think Arizona is really good for the rest of the season.

Ozzie: Arizona

I mean somebody has to win, right?! I just think Arizona is not as bad as UCLA. Both aren’t very good, Zona just a bit better lol.

Mike: UCLA

College Football Pick’Em: Week 4

Week 3-

Josh: 7-5

Mike: 6-6

Ozzie: 6-6

Overall Records:

Josh: 21-10

Mike: 17-14

Ozzie: 15-16

-Week 4-

This is by far the most exciting slate of games so far this season. At least three games have playoff implications, so lets get right to it.

Utah @ USC

Josh: Utah

USC got exposed last week, Utah is just better.

Mike: USC

Ozzie: Utah

Utah takes advantage of a sketchy USC defense. Utes win on the road.

Michigan @ Wisconsin

Josh: Michigan

This one could go either way. I’ll stick with my preseason pick here.

Mike: Michigan

Ozzie: Wisconsin

Wisconsin has a lot they want to prove. Johnathan Taylor has a HUGE day, Badgers by double digits.

 

Auburn @ Texas A&M

Josh: Texas A&M

I don’t understand why people think Bo Nix is good….

Mike: Texas A&M

Ozzie: Auburn

I don’t think Kellen Mond is the guy at QB for Aggies. Gets outplayed again and Bo Nix has great day for Tigers.

 

UCF @ Pitt

Josh: UCF

UCF wants a shootout, Pitt can’t keep up for 4 quarters.

Mike: UCF

Ozzie: UCF

UCF offense is really explosive. I like freshman QB Gabriel and think they want to continue making statements.

Washington @ BYU

Josh: Washington

Good for BYU playing so many tough games early in the season. I think Washington’s talent is too much here though.

Mike: BYU

Ozzie: Washington

BYU is looking to make another statement, but I think Washington is too good.

Kentucky @ Mississippi State

Josh: Mississippi State

I don’t have a great feel for this one… Could go either way.

Mike: Kentucky

Ozzie: Mississippi State

I’m rolling with the Dawgs, I think they want to bounce back and make some noise again. What better way than against a Kentucky team who lost a tough one at home against Florida.

South Carolina @ Missouri

Josh: Missouri

Kelly Bryant will play well enough as he continues to get comfortable in this offense.

Mike: South Carolina

Ozzie: Missouri

I believe that Missouri offense is too good, South Carolina looks okay but not quite good enough.

Oregon @ Stanford

Josh: Oregon

Oregon has looked great since their week 1 slip up. I still think they’re on their way to playing important postseason football.

Mike: Oregon

Ozzie: Oregon

Ducks are still bouncing back from a tough Week 1 loss to Auburn. I think Stanford is just completely off the rails.

Oklahoma State @ Texas

Josh: Texas

Its been too long sine UT has won this game. This is a must win for the Horns

Mike: Texas

Ozzie: Texas

Will be an old fashioned shootout, Texas just scores more than enough. Defense will have to come up big all night long.

Notre Dame @ Georgia

Josh: Georgia

I’ll be rooting for ND, but I dint think they can get the W here.

Mike: Georgia

Ozzie: Georgia

I don’t think ND is that good, Georgia is about to EXPOSEEEE them. Dawgs easily.

College Football Pick’Em: Week 3

No video this week. Taking a break from the videos to figure out a better way to put these out. Likely will just be audio only podcasts to go along with the blogs (at least for the pick’s blogs, could still use the youtube channel occasionally). Until we get that worked out, we’ll just do it old school and blog it…

Week 2-

Josh: 6-2

Mike: 4-4

Ozzie: 3-5

Overall Records:

Josh: 14-5

Mike: 11-8

Ozzie: 9-10

-Week 3-

This week provides the highest number of intriguing games so far this season, but it lacks any major marquee matchup. There are number couple of Big12 teams that will be tested for the first time. Tech facing Arizona on the road, ISU looking to finally beat their rival Iowa for the first time under Coach Campbell, KSU looking to avenge the beatdown they took from Miss State last season, and TCU making the long trip to Purdue. We threw a few more in there for fun, including a couple potential blowouts that we pick against the spread…

Kansas State @ Mississippi State

Josh: Mississippi State

“KSU is improving, just not there yet.”

Ozzie: Mississippi State

“MSU offense is very efficient right now, Kylin Hill leads the way again.”

Mike: Mississippi State

Stanford @ UCF

Josh: UCF

UCF always plays up for these games, and I haven’t liked what I have seen from Stanford so far.”

Ozzie: UCF

“Stanford loses back to back games; UCF offense is very explosive.”

Mike: Stanford

USC @ BYU

Josh: USC

“BYU has looked decent against (supposed to be) tough competition through two weeks (Utah, Tennessee). They’ll be pleased do go 1-2 during this stretch.”

Ozzie: USC

“USC wins back to back games with backup QB Kedon Slovis (SLOVIS MANIAAAA)”

Mike: USC

Arizona State @ Michigan State

Josh: Michigan State

“MSU has a top 10 defense in the country, this could get ugly.”

Ozzie: Michigan State

“MSU ground game can control the clock, ASU faces 1st big matchup in early season. Not quite ready.”

Mike: Michigan State

Iowa @ Iowa State

Josh: Iowa

“The Iowa State hype got out of control this summer, Hawkeyes win comfortably”

Ozzie: Iowa State

“Ames will be rocking, big time in-state rivalry. ISU makes a big statement and beats one of Big 10’s best.”

Mike: Iowa

Florida @ Kentucky

Josh: Florida

“Felipe Franks is not good, but he won’t need to be this week.”

Ozzie: Florida

“Mainly due to UK losing starting QB. Florida wins a tough road game.”

Mike: Florida

Clemson @ Syracuse

Josh: Clemson

Much like Iowa State, the Syracuse hype got ridiculous… Clemson wins by as much as they want.”

Ozzie: Clemson

“Syracuse very underwhelming performance last weekend, Clemson puts up a ton in this game.”

Mike: Clemson

Florida State @ Virginia

Josh: Virginia

“If you don’t know who Bryce Perkins is, you will soon. UVA wins by 2 TDs.”

Ozzie: Virginia

“FSU barely squeaked by last week, they’re not quite good enough yet.”

Mike: Virginia

TCU @ Purdue

Josh: TCU

“Still a lot to learn about both teams… I’ll take TCU by a field goal.”

Ozzie: Purdue

“I think Purdue and Rondale Moore make a statement. TCU first real test of year, offense is huge question mark.”

Mike: Purdue

OU @ UCLA (+23.5)

Josh: UCLA

“OU wins the game, but UCLA scores late for the back door cover.”

Ozzie: OU

“OU will run away with this one. UCLA is still not quite good enough yet, Jalen Hurts continues rampage against JV defenses…”

Mike: OU

Texas @ Rice (+31.5)

Josh: Texas

“That’s a big spread, even for Rice. But I think that UT Defense wants to make a statement against an inferior opponent.”

Ozzie: Texas

“I think the UT offense is good enough to cover this spread, will defense bounce back against a completely different style of offense?? Rice will try to manage clock and slow game down, UT has to score quickly and in bunches to cover…which they will.”

Mike: Texas

Texas Tech @ Arizona

Josh: Texas Tech

“The first real test of the Matt Wells era. Is this defense real? Can Bowman and co. continue to run an efficient offense? I think so. 45-28 Tech!”

Ozzie: Texas Tech

“I think Matt Wells first road test of the year and he goes to Zona and beats the Fightin’ Kevin Sumlins”

Mike: Texas Tech

 

College Football Pick’Em: Week 2

Week 1

Josh: 8-3

Mike: 7-4

Ozzie: 6-5

-Week 2-

Week 1 was dumpster fire for picking games. Just one interesting game on the entire slate, and the better team lost that one… Week 2 is slightly better with 2 really good match ups, but I’m anxious to get further into the season when we can get the FCS teams off the schedules.

 


 

West Virginia @ Missouri

Josh: Missouri

Mike: West Virginia

Ozzie: Missouri

Nebraska @ Colorado

Josh: Colorado

Mike: Nebraska

Ozzie: Nebraska

Arkansas @ Ole Miss

Josh: Ole Miss

Mike: Ole Miss

Ozzie: Arkansas

Miami @ UNC

Josh: Miami

Mike: UNC

Ozzie: Miami

Stanford @ USC

Josh: Stanford

Mike: USC

Ozzie: Stanford

UTEP @ Texas Tech (-34.5)

Josh: Texas Tech

Mike: UTEP

Ozzie: Texas Tech

Texas A&M @ Clemson

Josh: Clemson

Mike: Clemson

Ozzie: Clemson

LSU @ Texas

Josh: LSU

Mike: Texas

Ozzie: Texas