This just isn’t our year. I’ve been picking five games a week for six or seven years now, and I’ve never been this bad. Thankfully Robert had a decent week as our guest picker, Jeff Postus from ESPN Radio 102.3 The Ticket made fools of the rest of us.
Week 5 Results
|1. Zachary Reed||2-3-0||12-8-0|
|2. Ryan Evans||1-4-0||9-15-1|
|3. Cameron Jourdan||2-3-0||9-16-0|
|4. Robert Spradley||3-2-0||8-12-0|
|5. Chris Ross||1-4-0||8-16-1|
|6. Derek Morton||–||4-11-0|
|Guest: Jeff Postus||3-2-0|
Joining us this week is former All-American at Oklahoma State turned big time radio personality at 107.7 The Franchise, Sam Mayes! The way our picks are going so far, he deserves a ton of credit for allowing us to be seen with him!
If you’re in the Oklahoma City area, be sure to tune in for the show “MMM Ranch”. Mayes, along with Colby Daniels and Cara Rice, is absolutely fantastic.
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Sam Mayes of 107.7 The Franchise
Western Kentucky -3 (at LA Tech)
Auburn-3 (at Miss St)
Notre Dame +1.5 (at NC State)
Indiana +29.5 (at Ohio State)
Texas +11 (vs Oklahoma)
I like OU to win this game, but based off of what we have seen from this team defensively, and with a significant number of contributing players missing from action this weekend, I feel like the Oklahoma Sooners will struggle mightily against a Texas offense that might be one of the top 3 in the league. Luckily, The Texas defense at times forgets they are playing football. So count on it being high scoring affair that OU wins by a touchdown.
Clemson -16.5 (at Boston College)
Texas Tech +8.5 (at Kansas State)
Notre Dame +2.5 (at NC State)
Arizona State +10 (vs UCLA)
North Carolina -1.5 (vs Virginia Tech)
Notre Dame has fallen quite a long way after coming into the season in the top 10, but I still like them to win straight up at NC State, an ACC squad who hasn’t been relevant in a while. Destine Kizer seemed to get back on track last week, tallying 471 yards and 3 scores through the air.
NC State does average over 200 yards rushing and 5 yards per carry, but overall has had a bit of a sluggish offense.
Is it just me, or is the Kansas State as 8.5 point favorites over Texas Tech a little much? Probably not, since the Red Raiders will trot out the backup quarterback to face the Wildcats’ fourth ranked defense. Manhattan has not been good to the Red Raiders in recent years, but I’m still betting on the speed at the skill positions at Texas Tech to keep them within 8 points of Kansas State.
Oklahoma -11.5 (vs Texas)
Texas A&M -7 (vs Tennessee)
Colorado +4.5 (at USC)
Michigan -30 (at Rutgers)
Oregon +9.5 (vs Washington)
Oklahoma’s offense is just too good for the Texas defense. Texas A&M will thrive with Tennessee’s Jalen Hurd out because of injury. Colorado is back? Maybe, but USC isn’t very good. Michigan should beat Rutgers by 60, even with the walk-on’s in the game. I think Washington wins, but Oregon’s offense is still good enough to cover.
Western Michigan -17.5 (vs Northern Illinois)
Ohio State -28 (vs Indiana)
Ohio -12 (vs Bowling Green)
Colorado +5.5 (at USC)
TCU -28.5 (at Kansas)
I like the Horned Frogs to bounce back here. Especially against a dejected Kansas team that was humiliated in the fourth quarter by a backup quarterback. Not sure how much fight the Jayhawks still have. Give me TCU, and I’ll lay the points.
Stanford -7.5 (vs Washington St)
Washington -9.5 (at Oregon)
Arkansas +14 (vs Alabama)
Texas A&M -7 (vs Tennessee)
Houston -17 (at Navy)
The Cougs have an average margin of victory of 33 points five weeks into their undefeated start, with the narrowest win being 10 points against Oklahoma in week one (without that game the average jumps to nearly 39 points). The Midshipmen, on the other hand, lost by two touchdowns to Air Force in their last game, and won by a touchdown or less in two of their three wins. Houston takes care of business and stomps Navy, winning by at least three touchdowns.