HOW I DID LAST WEEK...
By mark rogers
November 14, 2008
A quick look at how my predictions from last week turned out...
Baylor @ UT: Baylor has a budding star at QB in Robert Griffin and they would have a glimmer of a small chance at an upset if it wasn't in Texas...maybe if it was in a dark cave with no lights and Baylor had flashlights and Texas didn't.
Texas - 42 Baylor - 17
I was pretty close on this one. Actual score was 45-21 Texas. Wow...that rarely happens so close.
Alabama @ LSU: If this game was at night, I would give LSU a fighting chance. Baton Rouge is a different place at night. This is actually a really important game for the Tigers. If they can somehow pull off the upset (much like they were upset as the #1 team at this point last year), then they'd pull to within a game of Alabama in the West. Then if Bama loses to Miss State or Auburn (which is a long shot), LSU would go to the SEC Championship. If Bama wins, they clinch the West and will play Florida if the Gators beat Vandy tomorrow, which they will. OOH, two picks in one!
Alabama - 31 LSU - 21 Florida - 48 Vandy - 21
Alabama won 27-21 in OT. Again, pretty close. Had the LSU score right on. I'm starting to feel pretty good about these predictions.
Florida won 42-14. I was just a few points under each score. I am the smartest man alive.
California @ USC: The Pac-10 is shaping up pretty interesting. If USC wins out, they'll win at least a share of the title. However, Oregon State only has one loss. If they win out, they'd share the championship with USC. That will be a tough task though since the Beavers play California, go to UCLA and Arizona and host Oregon. USC just has Stanford and UCLA left in conference. Anyway, Cal is definitely good enough to win this game, but USC has had its one big slip-up of the year.
Cal - 16 USC - 37
USC won 17-3. Not even close on the score. Maybe I spoke a little too soon.
Kansas @ Nebraska: A very important Big 12 North game. Kansas is tied with Missouri at the top of the North and those two teams play each other in the season finale. Mizzou and Kansas both need to win out to have a chance in that last game. Nebraska is a tough place to play, and they'll be anxious to get back on the field after allowing more than 60 points at Oklahoma last week.
Kansas - 31 Nebraska - 35
Kansas won 45-35. Again...way off. What an idiot.
Notre Dame @ Boston College: Not a game that means much for BC. They've lost two in a row and will be looking ahead to consecutive road games against Florida State and Wake Forest and then close with Maryland. By the way, those three teams are tied for first in the atlantic division. It'll be too much for the Eagles to handle and Notre Dame is playing better. They've lost two of three but the two losses were by a combined eight points and one was in OT.
Notre Dame - 31 Boston College 30
BC shut the Irish out 17-0. Never would have seen that coming. Charlie Weis better beat Navy tomorrow...more on that in a later post.
4-2 overall on my six picks. I'll take that.
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