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Apologies for the tardiness. Just returned from a voyage to the United States of Obamica. Lovely time. Didn’t see naked chicks dancing in the street, but then again, I didn’t go further south than Boston and it’s already mid-November.
I did see, however, AC/DC. Now those guys are some weathered old fucks who’ve packed some living into their years. Good on ‘em.
Drank pre-concert pints at Sully’s across the street from the Garden. Had a blast, but talking too much about Sully’s would make me sound like a Bill Simmons wannabe. So I’ll rip off John Buccigross instead and make this week’s picks revolve around song titles (Bon Scott-era AC/DC, natch).
All numbers are from Pinnaclesports.com from Wednesday evening.
Cincinnati at Louisville, Friday, 8 p.m. ET: Cincinnati -3
For Cincy, “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)”. Luckily the Bearcats have the right man on the sidelines to lead them to the Big East crown.
Head coach Brian Kelly wins at every level and has Cincinnati poised to assert its improvement on national TV this Friday. Kelly is 18-5 since joining the Bearcats and can likely play the bagpipes as well as Bon Scott ever did.
Texas at Kansas, Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET: Over 68
Oddsmakers think there’ll be “High Voltage” in the air on Saturday night and with reason: Kansas has allowed 108 points to its two Big 12 South opponents this year while Texas hasn’t held any of its last five opponents under 21 points.
From a betting standpoint, six of each school’s last seven games with a total have played over. High fucking voltage, indeed.
South Carolina at Florida, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET: South Carolina +23
Fans of the Gamecocks to Gators fans everywhere: “If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)”.
Steve Spurrier makes his second return to the Swamp, with the first two seasons ago providing a near-upset that would’ve fucked the Gators’ national title hopes. Spurrier can finish the job this weekend with a team that’s 4-1 in recent SEC play. The ‘Cocks are reversing last year’s pattern by finishing strong after a weak start.
Boise State at Idaho, Saturday, 5 p.m. ET: Idaho +36 ½
The Broncos have made a habit of stomping their state rivals in recent years and Saturday could conjure another rousing chorus of “Walk All Over You”.
The Vandals, however, have covered the spread in their last two home games against the Broncs and can make it three paydays in three weeks by staying within five touchdowns on Saturday. I like those odds (of keeping it reasonable in Moscow).
Utah at San Diego State, Saturday, 8 p.m. ET: Utah -30
The Utes are “T.N.T.”, they’re dynamite, they’re all sorts of things I didn’t take them for. Last Thursday’s win over TCU was exactly the sort of game Utah needed to assert itself as this year’s BCS-buster.
Now it’s time for the style points, for the Utes to distinguish themselves from the rest of the Mountain West. 13-10 wins over good teams are fine, but against a shit monster like San Diego State, Utah needs to run up the score. Just watch them explo-o-o-o-o-de!!!
UCLA at Washington, Saturday, 10:15 p.m. ET: Under 47 ½
Both teams have driven on the “Highway to Hell” this season… this weekend’s rest stop is in Seattle.
UCLA has averaged 14.7 in its road games, while the Huskies have failed to score 15 points in six of their nine games. Add injured quarterbacks and the wet weather potential to the equation and methinks we’re looking at a 17-7 snoozer. R.I.P., Bon, I hope this isn’t the late game on HellTV.
Last week: 3-3 ATS
Year-to-date: 31-34-1 ATS
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