Friday, October 27, 2006

The Friday Tailgate

Play Tusk! Picks Against the Spread
Record: 15-9 (3-5)

Game 1: Oklahoma +2 @ Missouri
Winner: Missouri

Game 2: Georgia +13.5 @ Florida
Winner: Florida

Game 3: Texas -11 @ Texas Tech
Winner: Texas

Game 4: Tennessee -4 @ South Carolina
Winner: Tennessee

Game 5: Miami +5.5 @ Georgia Tech
Winner: Miami

Hometown Teams

Go U Northwestern! Northwestern +30 @ Michigan
Winner: Northwestern

Shoulder to Shoulder! Colorado +2 @ Kansas
Winner: Colorado

Fight on! USC -11 @ Oregon State
Winner: USC


Game of the Week: Georgia @ Florida
The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party of 2006 features two (formerly) highly-rated rivals out of the SEC, with both teams coming off of losses (including two straight for the Dawgs). Both of these teams still have talent, and the winner of this game will be right in the middle of the SEC East race, while the loser can start preparing for next season. With so much on the line between these historic rivals, this one should be a classic.

Upset Watch: Tennessee @ South Carolina
The Ol' Ballcoach beat the Vols in Neyland Stadium last year, but then again, who didn't? This is (obviously) a new Tennessee squad, but anytime you have to face Spurrier in his own back yard you better be ready for a dogfight. The underdog Gamecocks, who should have almost upset Auburn in their last home game, will give the Vols a very good test this weekend. I think that the Vols will pull this off, but it will require some 4th quarter heroics.

Heisman Watch: Minnesota @ Ohio State
Adrian Peterson is injured. West Virginia has a bye week. That leaves Troy Smith as the lone (legitimate) Heisman contender competing this weekend. Troy Smith and the Buckeyes should continue to roll against a mediocre Gopher's squad this weekend, and Smith's chokehold on the bronze statue should continue to tighten.

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