Wednesday, September 06, 2006

College picks from the barstool

Some members of the media are calling it “The September Super Bowl”.....yep, Texas vs. THE Ohio State University....before we get to that game, there are a few others to ponder first....

Arizona at LSU - (LSU - 15.5).....I like the Tigers a lot this season....they have all the parts that are needed to win the title....but also, one of my sleeper teams of the year is Arizona....I still say that if Mike Stoops has a solid year, he will be in line for the next head coaching job at either Miami or Michigan.....the Tigers will win, but it will be closer than you think - LSU 28-20

Minnesota at Cal - (Cal - 8.5).....Lee Corso predicted that Cal would make it to the national title game....he was a tad off....Cal was totally dismantled by the won’t happen this week - Cal 34-16

Penn State at Notre Dame - (ND - 8.5)....the last time JoePa visited South Bend it was the classic Snow Bowl game....Jerome Bettis was still wearing the Blue and is true the Irish did not play well last week....but people overlook that their defense was more aggressive....and they did manage to win in a hostile will be close for most of the game, but in the end Notre Dame wins and covers - Notre Dame 27-17

THE Ohio State at Texas - (Texas - 2.5)......Ohio State’s defense gave up only 13 points to NIU last week, but there are concerns in C-bus after Garrett Wolfe cut them up for over 260 all-purpose yards....I said it at the beginning of the year and I stand by it – the OSU defense is not that good yet....they lost 9 studs from last year....that is the difference - Texas 31-20

Digger's Pick of the Week - Cal minus the points over Minnesota
Digger's Dog of the Week - Penn State with the points