Another amazing week is in the books, and I'm sitting happy with my picks from last weekend. A .500 record for the weekend is nothing to sneeze at, and I'm still up for the year. One thing I am certain about is the we are in for a roller coaster ride of a season and the lead up to the BCS Championship. Nonetheless, I'll leave all those worries for the guys working on the Walker Sports college football poll. Right now, I'm only worried about gambling action and the spreads.
Arkansas 31 v. Georgia 24: This was was my GOTW lock of the week, and once again it came through big for me (that's 3-0 on the season for GOTW). Despite being the only ranked team, Arkansas entered the contest as the dog. Simply put it was too good of an opportunity to pass up. Ryan Mallet is a real deal quarterback, and his late game heroics have pushed him back into the Heisman talk. The spread on the game favored Georgia by 2 points, but judging from the results it's obvious Arkansas had no problem handling Georgia. For UGA fans, it's now time to pull out those "Fire Mark Richt" signs.
Winner Arkansas plus the cover.
Virginia Tech 49 v. East Carolina 27: Virginia Tech finally got themselves back into the winners column on Saturday, and not a moment too late. 0-3 would have looked horrible and even the even the loyal Virginia Tech faithful would have struggled to remain on the bandwagon. Virginia Tech took care of business, but they were not able to dominate their opposition. The line for this game was set at a massive 19 points, and no one was buying into that. It still amazes me the line never dropped from there considering the fact that anyone who's seen ECU play knows they can put up points. Even in defeat, ECU proved they can score on just about anyone.
Winner East Carolina covers the 19
Auburn 27 v. Clemson 24: When I picked this game last week, I knew it would be dicey, but I figured, why not take a chance. The spread sat at Auburn -7 and they have been playing some great football (Hear that Auburn faithful? I'm giving your boys a compliment). Clemson has some talent, but like a typical Clemson team they are lacking direction. In the end, this wound up being the type of slugfest you should expect from these caliber clubs. Once the game went to overtime I knew I was screwed. Only tripple OT could have saved me.
Winner Auburn, but Clemson covers the 7
Texas 24 v. Texas Tech 14: Okay so this was a long shot and I knew it, but what can I say I'm a Tubberville guy. Texas Tech is playing some good football this season, and they are well on their way to improving on the ground work Mike Leach established. However, there is still only one big dog in Texas, and that's UT. Mack Brown still have the talented players and staff to keep his program afloat even during a rebuilding year.
Texas wins the game, Texas Tech fails to cover the 2.5