Thursday, September 3, 2009

College Football Week 1

Going on gut feel for my thursday/friday games, but here are some quick thoughts......

South Carolina at North Carolina State (Over/Under 46.5)
Both teams lack depth on offense (especially at QB), but boast strong defense. South Carolina returns key letterman to a team that finished #2 vs the Pass, and #13 nationally in total defense; NC State isn't as impressive statistically (mostly due to a shitty offense leaving them on the field), but returns a solid group of experienced veterans none the less. Spurrier has lost the offensive "it" factor he had at Florida, so don't let the 'Ole Ball Coach intimidate you into picking the Under 46.5 tonight. Spurrier is 28-21 at USC and has not lost an opener since last decade.
THE PICK: UNDER 46.5; USC 17, N.C.St 13

Tulsa Golden Hurricane (-14) at Tulane Green Wave (FRIDAY 9/4)

Tulsa did lose Offensive Coordinator Gus Malzhan to the same position at Auburn, but 4th year head coach Todd Graham preaches the same 5-Wide system that Malzhan uses; so don't look for any drastic changes to the offense this season. The blue and gold also have a new signal caller, but Redshirt Jr QB Jacob Bower should be fine as he knows the system. Tulsa stomped Tulane last year 56-7, and I don't see any reason why this shouldn't happen again.
THE PICK: Tulsa 45, Tulane 20


  1. Wow over under set at 46.5? Vegas fucked that one up. In other news The Mean Green is tied with Ball State, could be a HUGE win for Todd Dodge and his future at UNT

  2. Ball State was a 16 point favorite. I was really leary of that game since state lost its big fish in a small conference QB. How about defending Sugar Bowl Champions Utah? A 21 point favorite in a dog fight right now against Utah State....other games to think about this weekend. Tennessee and Lane Kiffin will make a BLOWOUT statement against W Kentucky. They will cover the 29.5. Also Ole Miss at Memphis. This is Memphis's Super Bowl. Tigers will lose close but cover the 18 points. I think Mizzouri and Illinois will be a track meet and go over 61 points. UGA will upset Okla State. The UGA O-line and running game is stronger, as well as its defense. This is DD by the way im not logged in, and im drunk. But i am posting weekly again since work doesnt filter blogspot anymore

  3. "DD II: The Lines of Return"

    The more I think about it the more I think OKstate is overated and UGA is overlooked.

    That Tech Bama game is interesting, because it seems like it will be close, but I could see either offense effing everything up with turnovers and it becomes a rout.