Friday Locks | Picking A Game That We’re Not Staying Up Late For

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan and Rich like the Bulldogs in a game that not many people are going to be staying up late enough to watch

Collectively we went 8-1 last week in our Friday Locks so excuse me for a minute while I pat us on the back. The only reason I'm taking the time to gloat a bit is because it may be the only time this year that we see a weekend record like that from us.

Name

Last Week

Season

Matt

3-0

9-3

Jordan

3-0

7-5

Rich

2-1

7-5

I've still got a slight lead for the season but Jordan and Rich are right behind me. As you look at our picks for this week make sure to tell us why you agree or disagree.

Jordan

Stanford (-10) at Washington State - I'm going to ride this horse till it bucks me off. Not buying Mike Leach's WSU squad, even at home, against a Top 5 Stanford team.

Fresno State (-18.5) at Hawaii - I won't be staying up to watch this one, so I'll just have to wake up Sunday morning to a win hopefully. If Fresno is going to make the BCS noise I've heard people speculate they might, they're going to have to win all their games (obviously) and do so in impressive fashion (obviously).

West Virginia (+19) vs. Oklahoma State - This one probably doesn't make any sense and don't presume I think WVU has any chance of winning this game. But that's a big number for a home team that while apparently not all that talented, will be coming in pissed off from a very poor showing last week. Maybe Holgs has something up his sleeve for his former boss. Or maybe I'll look like a complete idiot for taking the points (probably the more likely of the two scenarios).

Rich

Hawaii (+18.5) vs Fresno St. - This is a Fresno team that played a tough game last week. I hate to say it but I think we see a drop off this weekend as they make the journey to Hawaii. While I think the Bulldogs win this game, I don't expect it to be by three scores. Give me the points on this one.

Arizona St. (-6) vs USC - All aboard the "Fire Lane Kiffin" train. This is a coach that has done very little with the talent he has on the field and this weekend, the same story will play out. Arizona St. may have been exposed by Stanford but they are a superior team to USC this season. I expect them to cover at a mere touchdown.

Georgia (-3.0) vs LSU - The Bulldogs are better than most people are giving them credit for due to a loss during a non-con game. I am not sold on this LSU team that beat a falling TCU squad by 10. Aaron Murray will single-handedly be the best test this LSU defense has had up to this point of the season.

Matt

Utah State (-9.5) at San Jose St - I've started somewhat of a tradition of picking Friday night games but this one is a bit more difficult than week's past. I like the Aggies to win this game by a couple of touchdowns, but picking a road team is risky business. Utah State has already played three of their first four games on the road so I'm thinking they can handle this one.

Northern Illinois (-3.5) at Purdue - The Huskies are 39.3 points per game on average and the Boilermakers are managing about half of that. I don't see this being a blowout in any way but I do think NIU wins by at least a touchdown.

Miami (-18.5) at South Florida - South Florida is bad, really bad.

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