McD’s Week Eight College Football Picks

October 21, 2011 – 1:03 pm by McD

The only picks by an actual Indiana grad who prefers Indiana football to Indiana basketball. It’s an acquired taste.

What I’m watching this week (with my dad edition):

12 pm – Indiana at Iowa – I guess so my Hawkeye-fan dad can watch with me and make snarky comments the whole time. Guh. Indiana fans are going to laugh about this year one day in the future. Maybe they’ll make a movie about Kevin Wilson taking this team out to some abandoned Army base in Texas and treating them like crap too.

3:30 pm – Georgia Tech at Miami – I’m hesitant to pick this game, but my love of Paul Johnson’s offense is like the love for a 15-year-old scotch. Great flavor and sometimes you wake up face down on a wood floor.

8 pm – Wisconsin at Michigan State – This might be a DVR special in case Wisconsin trounces them like they should. Still, nice game.

Week Seven Record: 11-2 W/L, 10-3 AS

2011 Season Record: 72-23 W/L, 53-39-3 AS

12 pm ET

Indiana (1-6) at Iowa (4-2) (-24)

Oh my God, Indiana actually has a shot at beating the spread in a conference game again!

Pick: Iowa wins but doesn’t cover

North Carolina (5-2) at (7) Clemson (7-0) (-11)

Never take a team with an interim coach on the road against a team as hot as Clemson. Let’s hope Tajh Boyd’s swag doesn’t screw their season again.

Pick: Clemson

3:30 pm ET

Air Force (3-3) at (5) Boise State (6-0) (-30)

As quasi-unpatriotic as it seems, Air Force is going to get crushed.

Pick: Boise

(20) Auburn (5-2) at (1) LSU (7-0) (-23.5)

Though some LSU players might be missing, the Tigers of Auburn are in much worse shape. Not sure I would have picked this game for a quarterback to have his first start.

Pick: LSU wins but doesn’t cover

(22) Georgia Tech (6-1) at Miami (FL) (3-3) (-3)

All these loving stories about Jacory Harris seem presumptive to me. Not that I’m biased for Georgia Tech just because of their offense or anything.

Pick: Georgia Tech

7 pm ET

(21) Penn State (6-1) at Northwestern (2-4) (+4)

Upset special.

Pick: Northwestern

7:30 pm ET

USC (5-1) at Notre Dame (4-2) (-9)

What, exactly, has Notre Dame done to be giving nine points?

Pick: USC

8 pm ET

(25) Washington (5-1) at (8) Stanford (6-0) (-20)

Yeah, that’s about right for this spread.

Pick: Stanford

(6) Wisconsin (6-0) at (16) Michigan State (5-1) (+8)

Ever been afraid of meeting the bigger, faster, and smarter you? Well, it’s about to happen to Michigan State.

Pick: Wisconsin

Texas Tech (4-2) at (3) Oklahoma (6-0) (-29)

Tech can score, but not only do they not really play defense, they have a history of gagging against Oklahoma.

Pick: Oklahoma

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  1. 9 Responses to “McD’s Week Eight College Football Picks”

  2. Notre Dame has slit their own throats twice with turnovers. If not for LOLZORS FUMBLIES!, they’d probably be undefeated.

    Plus, they’re not coached by Lane Kiffin.

    By MJenks on Oct 21, 2011

  3. They did somehow lose to Michigan yet beat Michigan State.

    By McD on Oct 21, 2011

  4. To be fair MJ, USC isn’t coached by Brian Kelly, so that door swings both ways. Plus, I mean, ND doesn’t really have any impressive wins. Michigan State handed them that game.

    By Ryan Phillips on Oct 21, 2011

  5. And neither team will have any impressive wins on Saturday. Zing!

    By McD on Oct 21, 2011

  6. LOLZORS! TURNOVERS! WHEE!!!

    /curls into ball in corner and vomits…kind of like the Notre Dame offense.

    By MJenks on Oct 22, 2011

  7. And that shitfest against South Florida in week 1 keeps looking BETTER and BETTER!

    /turns ball over again

    By MJenks on Oct 22, 2011

  8. I think every Irish fan knew something bad was going to happen when Crist came in for that series.

    By McD on Oct 23, 2011

  9. Sorry MJ, I know you’re not the insane, over the top type of ND fan, but MAN those guys were talking all kinds of crap leading up to the game. All the pundits, players, fans, etc. were expecting a walkover. Kind of hilarious in hindsight.

    By Ryan Phillips on Oct 23, 2011

  10. IT’S THOSE NEW HELMETS!!! FIRE KELLY NOW!!! HE’S RUINED TRADITION!!! FIRE HIM!!! FIRE HIM!!! FIRE HIM!!! ROCKNE’S GHOST KNOCKED THE BALL OUT OF CRIST’S HANDS BECAUSE KELLY DOESN’T LIKE ND TRADITION!!! RUN THE BALL MORE!!! FIRE BRIAN KELLY!!!

    *takes a deep breath*

    Who do we have next?

    *checks schedule*

    Navy?

    *starts drinking now*

    By MJenks on Oct 24, 2011

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