College Football Weekly Picks: Week Three

I had a stunning realization this week looking back on week two’s results. I was traveling Saturday and couldn’t give as much attention to college football things as I normally like and hadn’t kept tracks of my picks. I go look yesterday and realize I haven’t missed one yet.

ohcrapohcrapohcrapohcrap. Granted, I haven’t had to pick any real toss-ups yet. Those will come this week. Naturally this means I’ll probably go oh-fer.


Boston College dominated Howard Saturday to the tune of 76-0 and sleepwalked to a 24-3 win over Maine in . The Eagles get a nice little upgrade in competition this week as the Seminoles visit Chestnut Hill. I’m not quite sold on Everett Golson yet (through two showings he’s been as good as one could ask, completing 65% of his passes for 9.1 yards per attempt, five scores, and no picks), but the Seminoles haven’t needed him, choosing to instead ride Dalvin Cook (8.6 yards per carry). I really like the tough, physical style with which Boston College plays on offense, but I don’t think they’ll be able to keep up. FLORIDA STATE 34, BOSTON COLLEGE 23


Always a blast when these two late-80s/early-90s Orange Bowl rivals butt heads, including last September’s profanity- and middle-finger-laden affair in Lincoln. I spoke with some Hurricane fans who think sophomore quarterback Brad Kaaya might be the best quarterback The U has ever had . . . and he’ll get a chance to show off against a Cornhusker secondary that has not looked the part thus far (BYU and South Alabama completed 60% of their passes for 692 yards and 7.6 yards per attempt). Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. is no slouch either, settling in nicely to the pro-style system new head coach Mike Riley brought in, but I don’t think the Blackshirts will be able to slow down the Hurricanes enough. MIAMI 38, NEBRASKA 31

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