NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > Week 4 pick'em. The season is coming into focus.
September 19, 2011, 08:50 AM
The meat of the season is here for some teams, other teams get one more week of cupcakes. Here is the slate:

1 Oklahoma vs Missouri - Back at home for the Sooners
2 LSU at 16 West Virginia - Eat the grass, lust after your sister for LM?
3 Alabama vs 14 Arkansas - Game of the week if you like line play and hard hits
4 Boise State vs Tulsa - My god, who did Tulsa's schedule this year?
6 Wisconsin vs South Dakota - Starting to root against WISC simply due to the heavy cheese slate
7 Oklahoma State at 8 TAMU - Game of the week if you want fireworks on the scoreboard
9 Nebraska at Wyoming - Maybe close for a half in away game for big red. UW left some bruises
10 Oregon at Arizona - Stoops is living on borrowed time
11 Florida State at 21 Clemson - Should be fast paced
12 South Carolina vs Vandy - Squeak by UGA, Navy, and Vandy now too?
13 Virginia Tech at Marshall - No thunder in the bovines this year
15 Florida at Kentucky - May not be much of a game past the half
17 Baylor vs Rice - Good stats game for postseason awards
18 South Florida vs UTEP - UTEP is 2-1 but USF does seem to like to run it up
20 TCU vs Portland State - Think this is the game TT chickened out of
22 Michigan vs San Diego State - Game of the week if you like huge running plays (tSUN QB and SDSU RB).
23 USC at Arizona State - Can USC have a "trap" game in a season without a bowl?
24 Illinois vs Western Michigan - One more week in Top 25 for Zook
25 Georgia Tech vs North Carolina - We are not in Kansas anymore

Other notable games:
ND at Pitt - ND killing my pick'em groove so far this year
UCF at BYU - perhaps no bowl or very low-tier bowl if UCF loses
CAL at UW - CAL off to a 3-0 start
KSU at Miami - 2-0 KSU may be no pushover or it may be a leaning tower. Hard to say.
September 19, 2011  09:05 AM ET

My picks. So far a very pedestrian season:

1 Oklahoma vs Missouri - Sooners by 21 at home
2 LSU at 16 West Virginia - LM mows the WVU squad down by 10
3 Alabama vs 14 Arkansas - Bama by 10.
4 Boise State vs Tulsa - BSU by 30
6 Wisconsin vs South Dakota - WISC cheese by 42
7 Oklahoma State at 8 TAMU - OkSU by 7
9 Nebraska at Wyoming - NEB by 21
10 Oregon at Arizona - Ducks by 28
11 Florida State at 21 Clemson - Hard one to pick, FSU by 7 but may revisit depending on who is named FSU starter at QB
12 South Carolina vs Vandy - SCAR by 7
13 Virginia Tech at Marshall - VT by 28
15 Florida at Kentucky - UF by 14
17 Baylor vs Rice - Bears by 19
18 South Florida vs UTEP - USF by 18
20 TCU vs Portland State - TCU by 35
22 Michigan vs San Diego State - SDSU by 7 in a mild upset
23 USC at Arizona State - second mild upset, ASU at home by 3
24 Illinois vs Western Michigan - Zook has job security here, wins by 21
25 Georgia Tech vs North Carolina - GT in a close win by 5

Other notable games:
ND at Pitt - ND takes out Pitt bad for screwing over ND BB. Domers by 17.
UCF at BYU - UCF loses in the high altitude by 8.
CAL at UW - CAL off to a 4-0 start, UW banged up after NEB game.
KSU at Miami - Canes by 14. Shame about the sactions coming, as Golden can certainly coach.

September 19, 2011  12:53 PM ET

1 Oklahoma avoids the upset and downs Missouri
2 LSU beats 16 West Virginia
3 Alabama gets by 14 Arkansas
4 Boise State defeats Tulsa
6 Wisconsin runs over South Dakota
7 Oklahoma State falls to 8 TAMU
9 Nebraska escapes Wyoming
10 Oregon defeats Arizona
11 Florida State falls to 21 Clemson
12 South Carolina avoids death by Vandy
13 Virginia Tech defeats Marshall
15 Florida beats Kentucky
17 Baylor triumphs over Rice
18 South Florida abuses UTEP
20 TCU defeats Portland State
22 Michigan gets by San Diego State at the Big House
23 USC trips up at Arizona State
24 Illinois beats Western Michigan
25 Georgia Tech defeats North Carolina

Other notable games:
ND finds a way to win at Pitt
UCF wins at BYU
CAL falls to UW
KSU can't make a miracle happen at Miami

September 19, 2011  01:01 PM ET

Some TAMU love...

Wonder who got deleted this time.

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September 19, 2011  01:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

11 Florida State falls to 21 Clemson

Don't give up on us, Tin. I believe we'll beat Clemson, regardless who's starting at QB. Our defense will win the day.

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September 19, 2011  01:39 PM ET

Trying to save my sanity bump.

September 19, 2011  01:40 PM ET

The mods are ASLEEP bump.

September 19, 2011  01:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

The mods are ASLEEP bump.

They are deleting threads

September 19, 2011  01:44 PM ET

Wow, what an odd FN day..

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September 19, 2011  01:49 PM ET

What the HELL is going ON bump.

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September 19, 2011  02:15 PM ET
QUOTE:

The meat of the season is here for some teams, other teams get one more week of cupcakes. Here is the slate:1 Oklahoma vs Missouri - Back at home for the Sooners 2 LSU at 16 West Virginia - Eat the grass, lust after your sister for LM? 3 Alabama vs 14 Arkansas - Game of the week if you like line play and hard hits 4 Boise State vs Tulsa - My god, who did Tulsa's schedule this year?6 Wisconsin vs South Dakota - Starting to root against WISC simply due to the heavy cheese slate7 Oklahoma State at 8 TAMU - Game of the week if you want fireworks on the scoreboard9 Nebraska at Wyoming - Maybe close for a half in away game for big red. UW left some bruises10 Oregon at Arizona - Stoops is living on borrowed time11 Florida State at 21 Clemson - Should be fast paced12 South Carolina vs Vandy - Squeak by UGA, Navy, and Vandy now too? 13 Virginia Tech at Marshall - No thunder in the bovines this year15 Florida at Kentucky - May not be much of a game past the half 17 Baylor vs Rice - Good stats game for postseason awards 18 South Florida vs UTEP - UTEP is 2-1 but USF does seem to like to run it up20 TCU vs Portland State - Think this is the game TT chickened out of22 Michigan vs San Diego State - Game of the week if you like huge running plays (tSUN QB and SDSU RB).23 USC at Arizona State - Can USC have a "trap" game in a season without a bowl?24 Illinois vs Western Michigan - One more week in Top 25 for Zook25 Georgia Tech vs North Carolina - We are not in Kansas anymore Other notable games:ND at Pitt - ND killing my pick'em groove so far this yearUCF at BYU - perhaps no bowl or very low-tier bowl if UCF losesCAL at UW - CAL off to a 3-0 startKSU at Miami - 2-0 KSU may be no pushover or it may be a leaning tower. Hard to say.

Sooners
LSU
Bama
BSU
Wisky
TAMU - SEC speed
Nebraska
Oregon
FSU
SCAR
Va Tech
UF
Baylor
USF
TCU
Michigan
USCw
Fighting Zookers
Ga Tech

ND
UCF
Cal (Why not)
Miami

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September 19, 2011  04:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I believe we'll beat Clemson, regardless who's starting at QB. Our defense will win the day.

i think you'll probably win too, but clemson looked real good for the maybe half game that i saw

 
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