2012 College Football Week 11 Picks
Tuesday, November 6
Ball State vs. (23) Toledo (ESPN2, 8:00)
Have to love the Maction.
Wednesday, November 7
Bowling Green vs. Ohio (ESPN2, 8:00)
Have to love the Maction.
Thursday, November 8
Louisiana-Monroe vs. Arkansas State (ESPNU, 7:00)
Monroe disappointed in a loss to Lafayette but I think Kolton Browning and friends rebound this week.
(8) Florida State vs. Virginia Tech (ESPN, 7:30)
You know, if Virginia Tech didn't suck...
Pick: Florida State
Friday, November 9
Pittsburgh vs. UConn (ESPN2, 8:00)
Saturday, November 10
Arkansas vs. (12) South Carolina (CBS, 12:00)
Arkansas has looked a little better of late but Spurrier will right the ship this week.
Pick: South Carolina
Northwestern vs. Michigan (ESPN, 12:00)
The Wolverines' defense will slow down Northwestern just enough for a close victory.
Louisville vs. Syracuse (ABC, 12:00)
The Cards better not sleep, because the Carrier Dome is not easy to play in.
Miami (FL) vs. Virginia (ABC, 12:00)
Pick: Miami (FL)
Wisconsin vs. Indiana (ESPN2, 12:00)
The Hoosiers' Rose Bowl hopes end here.
Army vs. (24) Rutgers (ESPNU, 12:00)
Kansas vs. (25) Texas Tech (FSN, 12:00)
Pick: Texas Tech
Purdue vs. Iowa (BTN, 12:00)
Iowa State vs. (19) Texas (Longhorn Network, 12:00)
Looks like the Longhorns may be getting their stuff together now and that is not a good sign for the Cyclones.
Louisiana-Lafayette vs. (7) Florida (SEC Network, 12:00)
Missouri vs. Tennessee (SEC Network, 12:00)
When you struggle to beat Troy, that is a problem. Of course Missouri ended up losing to Florida but their strong defensive line will get them to a victory.
Cincinnati vs. Temple (Big East Network, 12:00)
Temple is feisty, I will give them that. But Cincinnati has the talent edge.
Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina (ACC Network, 12:30)
Pick: North Carolina
Kent State vs. Miami (OH) (STO, 1:00)
Pick: Kent State
FAU vs. Western Kentucky (Sun Belt Network, 1:00)
Pick: Western Kentucky
Colorado vs. Arizona (FX, 1:30)
(13) Oregon State vs. (16) Stanford (FOX, 3:00)
Oregon State will force Josh Nunes to beat them, and I have no confidence in him whatsoever.
Pick: Oregon State
Arizona State vs. (21) USC (Pac-12 Network, 3:00)
The Trojans really need a win and they will get one this week.
Wake Forest vs. N.C. State (FSN regional, 3:00)
Pick: N.C. State
(15) Texas A&M vs. (1) Alabama (CBS, 3:30)
Johnny Football will make it interesting, for a little bit.
West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State (ABC/ESPN2, 3:30)
800 passing yards? And West Virginia's slide has to end at some point, right?
Pick: West Virginia
Penn State vs. Nebraska (ABC/ESPN2, 3:30)
The Huskers are rolling and I think that run will continue here.
Maryland vs. (10) Clemson (ESPNU, 3:30)
Baylor vs. (14) Oklahoma (FSN, 3:30)
Baylor's defense, can we even call it a defense?
Minnesota vs. Illinois (BTN, 3:30)
Illinois sucks. Period.
Air Force vs. San Diego State (NBC Sports Network, 3:30)
Somebody explain to me how Air Force has lost to both Navy AND Army.
Pick: San Diego State
Wyoming vs. New Mexico (Comcast-New Mexico, 3:30)
Pick: New Mexico
San Jose State vs. New Mexico State (Aggie Vision, 3:30)
Pick: San Jose State
Marshall vs. UAB (CSS, 4:30)
Tulsa vs. Houston (CBS Sports Network, 5:00)
(22) Mississippi State vs. (9) LSU (ESPN, 7:00)
Has Zach Mettenberger finally figured it out? I think he has.
(3) Kansas State vs. TCU (FOX, 7:00)
TCU certainly has some spunk offensively to scare the Wildcats. It will be close in Fort Worth.
Pick: Kansas State
(5) Georgia vs. Auburn (ESPN2, 7:00)
Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss (ESPNU, 7:00)
Pick: Ole Miss
Boise State vs. Hawaii (NBC Sports Network, 7:00)
Pick: Boise State
Southern Miss vs. SMU (FSN, 7:00)
UCF vs. UTEP (FCS, 7:00)
(19) Louisiana Tech vs. Texas State (Longhorn Network, 7:00)
Pick: Louisiana Tech
UNLV vs. Colorado State (TWC SportsNet & KTVD, 7:00)
Pick: Colorado State
(4) Notre Dame vs. Boston College (ABC, 8:00)
Now I refuse to rule anything out with this Notre Dame club after Saturday, but Boston College blows.
Pick: Notre Dame
Idaho vs. BYU (ESPNU, 10:15)
(2) Oregon vs. Cal (ESPN, 10:30)
(17) UCLA vs. Washington State (ESPN2, 10:30)
Utah vs. Washington (Pac-12 Network, 10:30)
Fresno State vs. Nevada (NBC Sports Network, 10:30)
I like both of these clubs a lot and we will see a whole lot of offense in Reno. New coach Tim DeRuyter has done a tremendous job with the Bulldogs defense and that will show on Saturday night.
Pick: Fresno State