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

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

Hey now,  this more than just a fad.  Five weeks in and I have not suffered a losing week and this includes last week which saw me go 2-1 both picking the games and versus the spread.  My lone game pick loser was Georgia.  Coincidentally,  I picked LSU vs. the spread.  My lone spread loser was Wisconsin who totally crapped the bed vs. Michigan. I expected a Michigan win but not in the blowout fashion that they did.  All in all,  I am 11-4 on the season for all you vegas types.  I’m also 11-4 just picking the games straight up.  I’m surgical with it y’all.  Here’s this week’s crystal balls.

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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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Stock Up: The next wave of sophomores in South Florida

By: Jerry Williamson – GridironStuds Blog contributor
@JerryRecruiting

When you think about high school football in South Florida, you can throw out the old saying, “that underclassman should wait their turn”, because if you haven’t paid close attention over the past four seasons, these young studs are out-playing some of the best recruits in South Florida.

The stock up series will highlight the next wave of talent throughout the state of Florida that’s ready to surface and will eventually blossom into household names. This article spotlights five sophomores at (QB, RB, OL, DB, CB) that are putting on a show each Friday night and names you need to get to know.

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