19 hours ago
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Last weekend was another exciting week of college football action. Auburn and LSU delivered the thriller we were hoping for, and the Big 10 is proving to be one of the wildest and most unpredictable conferences in the country. In regards to picking winners I had another average week going 2-2 thanks to Michigan State pulling a backdoor cover in the fourth quarter. Let's take a look at how it all went down.
Wisconsin +6 v. Iowa: Okay, I am finally ready to admit it, Wisconsin is a good team, and they are for real. They knocked off Ohio State two weeks ago, and then went on the road and beat up on a solid Iowa team. That's not an easy two week run. The Badgers play solid defense and they have a power running game that will brutalize any opposing team. Thanks to that lethal combination the Badgers are good enough to stand tall with any team in the Big 10.
Wisconsin goes on the road and pulls out the big win thus covering the 6 points.
Nebraska -5.5 v. Oklahoma State: That's how you bounce back from a disappointing loss. Nebraska was man handled by a bad Texas team. Saturday the Cornhuskers stepped up and proved they are the best team in the Big 12 North. Nebraska quarterback, Taylor Martinez, showed he has the poise to bounce back from being benched and had the best game of his young career.
Winner Nebraska comes through with a big win and covers the 5.5 points.
Auburn -6 v. LSU: This game had everything you could ask for in a classic SEC matchup. I have to give credit to LSU head coach Les Miles, he coached a great game. However, at the end of the day, the only thing he was missing was the best player in college football. After the Superman like performance we saw over the weekend is there any doubt that Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is the best player in the country? Newton rushed for over 200 yards on Saturday including the game winning score. More importantly that touchdown put Auburn up by seven points, and delievered a nice cover.
Winner: Auburn comes through with an impressive victory and covers the 6 points.
Michigan State -6.5 v. Northwestern: Going into the fourth quater Northwestern had this game wrapped up, with a solid 10 point lead and an easy cover. Then it happened. Michigan State went on yet another miracle series that are becoming all to customary this season. On a fourth and long, the Spartans faked the punt and converted for the first down. A play later they were in the endzone and Northwestern was dead on their feet the rest of the game. Despite the impressive comeback, Northwestern was still good enough to deliever the cover if they could have converted a few first down in the final minutes of the game. Instead they go four and out from inside their own 30 yard line. When Michigan State got they ball back they tried to run out the clock, all that did was lead to a touchdown after a powerful run up the middle on third and long.
Winner: Michigan State backdoors their way into a cover thanks to sloppy tackling by Northwestern and covers the 6.5 points.