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  • 09/09/2013, 05:50PM ET

NCAA Week 3 Pick em for the highlight games

kalbrecht17 (14-11-5) vs Mil Town Proud (7-1-2)
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It'll be 6 total games. We'll do the two top 25 matchups. then i'll pick my 2 at large games. then you can pick 2 as well. try to make them somewhat relevant to the national scope so everyone has some interest in them. Just start with the winners and we can go from there!

First the 2 matchups of top 25 teams:

Bama @ A&M- Bama
UCLA @ Neb- Neb

My 2 at large picks:
OSU @ Cal- OSU
Ole Miss @ Texas- Ole Miss

Good luck!


Alright, I'm bored enough to do this.

Top 25 Match-Ups:

#1 Alabama @ #6 Texas A&M - Alabama

#16 UCLA @ #23 Nebraska - UCLA

Your two at large picks:

#4 Ohio St. @ Cal - Ohio St

#25 Ole Miss @ Texas - Ole Miss

My two at large picks:

#20 Wisconsin @ Arizona St - Wisconsin

#19 Washington @ Illinois - Washington

As you can see, I have one change, UCLA over NEB, and added UW @ ASU and Wash @ Ill.

Now, it may seem like I'm going with easy wins here, but I'm betting that UW comes in under the 12.5 points they're currently favored by.

They've struggled against Pac 10/12 teams of late, including last year's surprising loss at Oregon St. The team's strengths play into each other (both strong on the ground, and with strong front 7s), but Arizona has the edge at QB.

In the end, I see UW's offensive line wearing down ASU just enough to escape with a 20-13 or 24-17 win.

As for Nebraska, I firmly believe they are the biggest frauds in the B1G. The defense that allowed 34 to Wyoming isn't showing many signs that its ready for the type of balanced attack the UCLA has. This could get ugly if Martinez struggles early, as he's been prone to do.

September 10, 2013  12:32 AM ET

Anybody see eminem in the booth with Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit?

**** was weird.

September 10, 2013  12:32 AM ET
QUOTE:

Texas A & M will prolly get Bama again.

I sure hope so.

September 10, 2013  12:33 AM ET

I'd like to take this but I could.only offer minimal changes. I'll leave it for a while, see if anybody more inspired than myself snags it.

You know, because there are so many people just itching to TD these days...

September 10, 2013  12:35 AM ET

Know what was funny?

USC losing 10-7 to Washington State.

September 10, 2013  12:36 AM ET

Remember when USC was the big dog in the Pac 12?

Me neither.

September 10, 2013  09:06 AM ET

The challenging part, is coming up with a 2nd nationally relevant game.

September 10, 2013  09:24 AM ET

I almost took Illinois for the upset, in hindsight, I probably should have to create more discussion.

September 10, 2013  09:29 AM ET

Woah, woah woah.

My line is way off. My search yielded results from their 2010 matchup. It looks like UW is actually a 5 1/2 point underdog.

September 10, 2013  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Woah, woah woah.My line is way off. My search yielded results from their 2010 matchup. It looks like UW is actually a 5 1/2 point underdog.

Such an idiot.

September 10, 2013  09:39 AM ET

For what its worth, Nebraska is -4 and Illinois is +7

September 10, 2013  11:58 AM ET

actually agree exactly on both your at large picks and yeah i was going to mention wisky is the dog out west. i see ill getting beat pretty handily

September 10, 2013  12:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

actually agree exactly on both your at large picks and yeah i was going to mention wisky is the dog out west. i see ill getting beat pretty handily

I definitely should've picked Illinois then. We can draw if you wish, or we can center this around the Neb/UCLA game.

September 10, 2013  01:50 PM ET

how about we just draw this one and you can repropose a new one so we don't have any wasted arguments if we're going to do 2 games. although i am inclined to pick against wisky as well. so we can do those 3 if you want. i'll take Neb/Wash/ASU

 
September 10, 2013  02:46 PM ET

the funny part was, the 2 games you picked were the other 2 i thought about including as well

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