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It's a crazy competition among our writing staff with the Friday Locks and someone picked the Longhorns. Was it genius or desperation?

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Season Results

Name Last Week Overall
Donnie 1-1-1 7-3-1
Caymen 1-2 6-6
Joey 1-2 5-7
Matt 2-1 5-7
Rich 1-1-1 4-7-1
SaintSooner 1-1-1 1-4-1

This Week's Picks

Rich

Clemson (+1) vs Notre Dame - Deshaun Watson and the Tigers have a high flying offense. Notre Dame will struggle to keep up on the road this week.

Georgia (-2.5) vs Alabama - Could the Crimson Tide be trending downward? Regardless, the one two punch of the Georgia backs proves to be too much to handle this weekend for Saban.

Texas (+14.5) at TCU - The Horned Frogs have yet to impress this season in my opinion. Struggling on defense, I don't see them covering the spread.

Donnie

Northwestern over Minnesota 23-17. The dream season continues for the Wildcats and they cover, but just barely.

TCU crushes the Horns 44-17. This seems easy, too easy. Texas is a mess and its only going to get worse.

Wisconsin over Iowa 34-27. The Badgers aren't a bad team and they cover by the slimmest of margins.

Caymen

Wisconsin - The Badgers are better than Iowa. They're also at home. They've also allowed just three total points in their last three games combined! So yeah, I'll take them to win by at least a touchdown. 

Alabama - This just seems like the type of game that Georgia loses. And by that, I mean a game against Alabama. Spotting them 2.5 points is just far too generous in the regular season after a loss. 

TAMU - Texas A&M might be a sleeper to win the SEC at this point, and the Bulldogs have yet to have a strong win this season. I think Texas A&M should win this by at least a touchdown at Kyle Field.

SaintSooner

Northwestern covers against Minnesota.  They wear purple.  When you live in Chicago, you have to take the purple line to get to Northwestern.  Barney was a big purple dinosaur.  And dinosaurs could eat gophers.  (Unless we're talking about the gopher from Caddyshack, in which case all bets are off.)

I'm thinking I'll grab 'Bama to beat Georgia, too.  Derrick Henry terrifies me.  Heck, Derrick Henry's *forehead* terrifies me, and he doesn't run with his forehead.

"Badgers?  We don't need no stinking Badgers!"  Wisconsin covers anyway.

Joey

Mississippi - Man, I picked against Florida last week and we can all see how that turned out. But Ole Miss has looked the part of a Playoff contender. Give me Ole Miss running away with it late

Texas A&M - So if Mississippi State beats Auburn (bad football team) they suddenly deserve to be ranked, because SEC? Ahead of a West Virginia team that took Maryland (maybe better than Auburn) out to the woodshed last week? Give me A&M in a blowout. 

Oklahoma - I'm 1-0 when picking Oklahoma. They're playing at home. Haven't lost to West Virginia since they joined the Big 12. Homer pick. OKLAHOMA BY ALL THA POINTZ!!

Matt

Northwestern (-4) vs. Minnesota - I'm a believer in that Wildcat defense. Give me Northwestern to cover those four points and then some.

Boston College (+6) at Duke - The Blue Devils laid the wood to Georgia Tech last week and now face a Boston College team that is only allowing opponents to score 7.8 points per game. Sounds like a good opportunity for a letdown to me. I'll take the Eagles.

Colorado State (+4.5) vs. Utah State - Neither of these teams are world beaters but Utah State has Josh Heupel as an offensive coordinator and a talent deficit on the offensive side of the ball. Not only will CSU cover, I think they'll win as well.