GridironStuds College Football 3-for-3 Pick’em Week 12

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

Well I just have not been able to shake the 1-2 bug of late.  Three straight weeks of this disease has dropped me to 15-12 overall.  The only team to handle their business for me last week were the embattled Buckeyes who awkwardly dominated Penn St.  I took losses point spread wise thinking that Auburn could hang long enough vs. Georgia and that Boston College could do the same vs. Clemson.  Both Georgia and Clemson asserted themselves as college football playoff teams.  Let’s see if I can take some Nyquil and put this 1-2 bug to sleep this week.  This might be the ugliest slate of games we’ve had thus far this season.  I just wanted to point that out.

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GridironStuds College Football 3-for-3 Pick’Em for Week 11

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

Woy! Back to back to back 1-2 weeks have me in the training room.  Despite that,  I am still winning 58% (14-10) of these picks vs. those boys in Vegas.  The problem for college football coaches and people trying to handicap games this time of year is trying to figure out who’s motivated and who’s not.  The last couple of weeks I have focused strictly on the X’s and O’s only to be victimized by the emotions of 18-22 year old college aged men.  Time to factor in psychology now.  It’s getting late in the season.  Last week’s lone winner was Alabama over LSU.  I figured a 20 point win for the Tide and they won by 29.  Thinking Penn St. would keep it close when they were recently eliminated from all their pre-season goals was an oversight on my part.  Kentucky’s one dimension couldn’t stand up vs. Georgia.  I am not mad at that pick.  Let’s get off of the bench this week and sink some shots.

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GridironStuds College Football 3-for-3 Pick’em Week 10

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

Well what do you know, a bit of a fall back to Earth after going 1-2 for the 2nd straight week.  Perhaps I can blame it on my travel or I hurt my leg or my dog ate my homework.  I am going to just ask y’all to lower your expectations.  But seriously though,  handicapping Washington St. is tough and so I was wrong about them vs. Stanford.  The Cardinal can’t handle the brain that is Mike Leach.  I bet Stanford would have sent him a denial letter when he was coming out of high school.  Penn St. and Iowa was the only game I got right as the Hawkeye hype got bigger than the Penn St. hype for one week and I took advantage.  I told y’all I wasn’t buying that Texas crap but I did enough to take them vs. struggling Oklahoma St. and they vomited all over me.  That’s what I get.  I am pressed for time this week so you will get the Twitter version of write ups on this week’s picks.

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GridironStuds College Football 3-for-3 Pick’em Week 8

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

For the first time this season,  I did not have a winning week.  It was bound to happen at some point and lucky week number seven was it.  It started with a weird game in East Lansing with Michigan and Michigan St.  Of course there was the pre-game antics as Devin Bush Jr. broke up Michigan St.’s 10 yard fight impression.  Then there was a weather delay and the game itself was weird.  Michigan St. refused to run the ball in a tight 7-7 game that ended up getting away from them as their passing attack never really materialized.  What a shock.  I was just flat out wrong with NC State vs. Clemson.  I thought the Wolfpack could put up a fight against a Clemson team that I have not been impressed with it.  Boy did the Tigers show me.  The Mississippi St. vs. LSU game went pretty much how I expected,  short on offensive creativity and long on defense.  Enough about the past other than for me to tell you that after last week’s 1-2,  I am 12-6 vs. the spread and straight up for the season.  Let’s see if week 8 is great.  Oh for any of you newbies wondering,  I don’t pick Florida and Miami games because I will totally lack the ability to be objective.

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5 Big Things Week 7 College Football: Bitten Bulldog, Wet Badger and West Coast Swing

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

I’m going to make a brief run through the 5 Big Things This Week just to show you how fast we are moving through the season and also because I missed my Tuesday deadline. Now I’m running a hurry up offense in this column.  Why not,  no one else is huddling these days.  The waters got muddy this week as top ranked teams had grease on their feet and slipped from their perches.  Follow along as I talk about it in this week’s column.

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GridironStuds 3-for-3 Pick’em Week 7 College Football

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

Well the wins keep coming and so do some surprises.  Last week this column and yours truly was 2-1 for your Vegas pleasures and 1-2 for your viewing pleasures.  My only loss against the spread came when Oklahoma threw away the real defensive game plan and subbed in the Scooby Doo one that was designed to give up 40+ points and lose by three points in the waning moments.  Mission accomplished.  For my surprise,  I was given some validation when Lincoln Riley made Oklahoma DC Mark Stoops walk the plank after the game. No surprises in my other two pick’ems.  I did pick Auburn to beat Mississippi St. but lose vs. the spread.  As I said in the column, it wouldn’t surprise me if Auburn lost.  Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech went as planned.  I expected a comfortable win for the Irish and they got that.  Notre Dame is good folks.  Try not to be mad about it.  On to this week’s action.

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