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Saturday, October 16, 2010

College Football: Week 7 Pick'em

Last week's record: 4-6

Total win/loss since week 2: 34-16

Illinois at #13 Michigan St. 
Alex's pick: Michigan St.
Why: Michigan St. stays undefeated and continues its success at home versus a tough Illinois squad; Michigan State's Greg Jones will limit the rushing attack of Mikel LeShoure, and the speed of Michigan state will prove too much for Illinois. Michigan State by 10
Michigan State
#21 Missouri at Texas A&M
Alex's pick: Texas A&M
Why: If Jerrod Johnson can cut out the excess turnovers, A&M could expose a untested Missouri squad; I feel Von Miller will have a breakout game and really disrupt things for the Tigers' offense. A&M by 7
#15 Iowa at Michigan
Alex's pick: Iowa
Why: This game will be a hard fought victory for the Hawkeyes, as this will be Michigan's toughest test all season long. If Clayborn and the front seven can set hard edges on Denard Robinson and force Michigan to pass the ball, look for the Iowa secondary to make some big-time plays in pass coverage. Tyler Sash is a fast roaming safety who can play sideline-to-sideline. Iowa by 7

#12 Arkansas at #7 Auburn
Alex's pick: Auburn
Why: Cam Newton will tear into this Razorback defense; the dual threat of Newton, coupled by the strong, uptempo, balanced attack of the Tiger offense, will lead to a huge victory at home for Auburn. As long as Auburn's secondary makes enough big plays in the 2nd half, I feel although it will be close throughout the entire game, Auburn will pull away in the 4th quarter. Auburn by 13
Texas at #5 Nebraska
Alex's pick: Nebraska
Why: Nebraska has, in my opinion, the most dominant front seven in all of college football. Without a doubt the stoutest defense in the Big 12, Nebraska will continue Texas' offensive woes in what could turn into a blowout win. Also should mention a quarterback named Taylor Martinez. One of the most exciting quarterbacks in the nation, Martinez rivals even Denard Robinson and Cam Newton with his explosive speed. Nebraska's quick strike offense, which is first in percentage of 20+ yard plays and average yards per play (8.3 yards), will be too much for the Longhorn's defense.Nebraska by 17
Cal at USC
Alex's pick: USC
Why: USC just cannot seem to win close games this season; until now. Matt Barkley has led what he thought to be 2 consecutive game-winning drives, only to leave too much time on the clock for the opposing team. USC will win a very close game that will prove to be somewhat of a defensive game. USC by 6
#1 Ohio State at #18 Wisconsin
Alex's pick: Wisconsin
Why: At home, in Camp Randall Stadium, I feel the fall of another #1 ranked school. Ohio State's rushing defense has been a strong point all season (holding opponents to under 80 ypg), yet the rushing attack of John Clay, led by the big hogs up front for the Badgers will open up running lanes. Wisconsin wins in stunning fashion at home, upsetting the #1 ranked Ohio State. Wisconsin by 6 
Mississippi St. at #22 Florida
Alex's pick: Florida
Why: Urban Meyer gets his Gators up in a bounce-back win. Mississippi State will wreak havoc and keep this game close, however Florida's speed and talent will end up the victor. John Brantley will make the smart decisions and keep the Bulldogs of Mississippi State penned up. Florida by 14

Mississippi State
#24 Oregon St. at Washington
Alex's pick: Washington
Why: Jake Locker is a fiery competitor, and the loss of James Rodgers for OSU will be too much to overcome. The effect JaQuizz's brother James has had on the Beaver's offense is second only to Quiz himself, and Washington's defense should be able to really key in on the running game of OSU. Washington by 10

#19 Nevada at Hawaii
Alex's pick: Hawaii
Why: Thousands of miles away? I think this will be an epic shootout, and the aerial attack of Hawaii is sure to put up enough points to keep up with Nevada. Nevada's Colin Kaepernicke is a solid qb, but I feel the Nevada defense won't hold up against the passing attack of Hawaii. Hawaii by 5


Week 7 Results: 7 wins (Michigan State, Auburn, USC, Wisconsin, Washington, and Hawaii), and 3 losses (Texas, Missouri, and Mississippi State) 


  1. eat your words about the buckeyes, it aint happening today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. good stuff! gotta go out on a limb sometimes or else you're regurgitating vegas lines. Ohio State has won 2 big games this decade so I don't see where you can defend them in a big game