After a long layoff due to some personal issues, I'm back with some picks. Go buy your Wife and/or Mistress something nice.
Picks after the jump.
Disclaimer: I am not a professional handicapper, I am merely a college football fan who happens to gamble. This is a weekly fanpost that I'll be trying to get out on Monday or Tuesday after most of the lines open for the weekends games. If you take my advice and place a bet, please don't come knocking on my door asking for your money back. I'll be long since passed out. Odds are that I also lost my money and drank copious amounts of beer to ease the pain.
Washington @ Arizona State (ASU by 6.5): The most improved team in the Country heads to the always tough Tempe to take on what could be one of the most disappointing teams in the Country. UW looked solid offensively against an underrated UA defense, and while they couldn't contain the screen they shut down the run game of one of the nations best backfields. ASU presents a different beast for the Huskies to battle...an anemic offense that managed to hang a whopping 27 points on a useless WSU defense. The Sun Devil's defense is chock full of talent, but has been a mix bag at best. Forcing 6 WSU turnovers is big time, but allowing nearly 250 Cougar passing yards is not. I like the Huskies to win straight up and I've already locked in a bet ATS and will be putting quite a few units on the straight up money line when it opens. Washington 28 ASU 17.
Boise State @ Tulsa (BSU by 9): The lines have been moving in Tulsa's favor since yesterday morning. I for one cannot possibly fathom why. Usually Tulsa sports a prolific offense capable of hanging 70 points on anyone on any given day. This year that is not the case as the Golden Cane's have managed 50 points just one time against perennial punching bag Sam Houston State. In their one game against a BCS opponent, the Cane's layed an egg to the tune of 0 points and just 270 yards of offense against an overrated Oklahoma team. In the Broncos one game against a BCS opponent they held the vaunted Oregon offense to just 152 yards and 8 points. Seems like the lock of the century if you ask me. Boise State 44 Tulsa 24.
Colorado State @ Texas Christian (TCU by 20.5): Colorado State, much like my beloved Huskies enter this game at 3-3 after losing 3 straight against teams with a combined 14-3. TCU should win this with a BCS quality defense and a newly found Offense, but CSU is being majorly overlooked here after hanging tough with #24 Utah (lost by 7) and 5-1 Idaho (lost by 2). I expect a big statement game from the Rams who are looking to go bowling with one of the tougher Mid Major schedules in the nation. TCU 40 CSU 35.
Last Week: Since I've been absent the last few weeks...Vinnie and the boys came knocking, we'll leave it at that...I'll start from the last column.
Straight up 3-0 (7-1 on the season). Against the Spread 2-1 (3-5 on the season).