Continuing our improbable runs both Jason and I went 4-0 against the spread in last week's games. That must be what happens when you don't actually have money riding on the outcome. Go figure. Anyway, Jason stands at 10-1 so far this year while I'm 9-2. This week's games will likely add a reality check to this here contest.
Since Northwestern's in town for their annual beatdown ('04 never happened), we've invited everybody's least favorite Wildcat, Brent Musburger to the 11W studios to offer up his picks. This move keeps our streak alive of inviting guests with their own drinking game although Muss is the first to apparently play his own game while cruising the streets of Lincoln. Undoubtedly, he's our first guest with his own action figure.
Now on to the picks:
S. Carolina (+16.5) @ LSU (CBS 3:30) The Old Ball Coach takes his Cocks to Baton Rouge seeking a huge upset. One things for sure, LSU will be without the services of freshman dumbass Derrick Odom who managed to get arrested for the second time in a month, this time for applying Rikishi's "Stinkface" maneuver on some dude's ride. Classic.
Chris: With a defense like that, I'll lay the points. LSU 31-10. Jason: I'm not convinced South Carolina is a great team, but their coach is crafty. LSU 31-24. Mussy: SEC Cocktail parties rule! I'm taking the OBC to cover. LSU 30-14
Penn State (-3) @ Michigan (ABC 3:30) The Michigan defense thinks they've got things figured out. I doubt that's the case but is PSU really as good as advertised? MgoBlog and Run Up The Score discuss.
Chris: I know I'll regret this but UM owns them lately. Michigan 20, PSU 17 Jason: I think Penn State breaks through finally. The first setback for the Wolverines will bring groans in the Big House. PSU 28-17. Mussy: Joe Pa and I used to chase skirts back during the depression so I'll take PSU 24-17.
Chris: I really don't think either team is very good but I hate Georgia less so I'll take the points. Bama 24-21. Jason: Bear Saban can do no wrong in the eyes of the Bama faithful. And it's at night. Alabama 27, Georgia 20. Mussy: I only pay attention to this game when it's "between the hedges". Ooh la la. UGA 20-19.
Iowa (+7.5) @ Wisconsin (ABC 8:00) Assuming Iowa has enough players out of custody, they'll head to Madison for the prime time ABC game. Black Heart Gold Pants has had enough and wants to see his boys step up. Of course, all that's child's play compared to the antics of Master Chef Chad Alvarez, son of Wisky AD Barry Alvarez.
Chris: Wisky is 12-6-1 ATS when favored by 4 to 7.5 while Iowa is 7-10-1 ATS on the road in September. Wisky 28-20. Jason: Badgers big 20-3. Guest: Ferentz is no Hayden Fry. Badgers 23-14.