We are close to being in the home stretch of the College Football season and I am not going to lie, the games this week stink. Number two ranked Clemson has already lost by the time this blog is published, so there are not many big teams in action left this week. I went 2-3 in my picks, as I was wrong on Oklahoma once again. I will be adding a sixth pick from now on, which will be Oklahoma.
The slate in FBS is so bad this week, that College Gameday will be at an FCS school in James Madison, which happens to be in the same conference as Towson. Two of the six games this week are from the FCS, which means there is no line on them and they will be Pick ems.
You can find my full of recap of last week here, but the recap of my picks is down below.
Week 6 Recap
Game 1- My Pick- Oklahoma outright, Actual- Iowa State outright
Game 2- My pick- Alabama win but do not cover, Actual- Alabama won but did not cover
Game 3- My pick- Florida outright, Actual- LSU outright
Game 4- My pick- Oregon outright, Actual- Washington State outright
Game 5- My pick- West Virginia outright, Actual- TCU won but did not cover
Record for Week 6- 2-3, Overall record after Week 6- 15-15
The games I will be picking this week are Richmond at Towson, Texas A&M at Florida, Oklahoma vs Texas, Boise State at San Diego State, UCLA at Arizona, and Villanova at James Madison.
Game 1- Saturday Late Afternoon, Richmond at Towson
Towson is coming off the bye and looking to get some wins in the CAA part of their schedule. These two teams are evenly matched and Richmond won a shootout at home last season. I will take Towson to win this game, mainly because I will be in attendance at this game, and they have not lost a game I have attended.
Game 2- Saturday Night, Texas A&M at Florida (Line- Florida -3.5)
Texas A&M was able to contend with Alabama last week, while Florida had a big loss against LSU. I think the moral victory of the Aggies carries into this week and the Gators are still down from last week. This game is going to be close and it is going to come down to a last second field goal for either team. I will take Texas A&M against the spread, because I expect this to be a field goal game.
Game 3- Saturday Late Afternoon, Oklahoma vs Texas (Dallas, TX) (Line- Oklahoma -8.5)
Oklahoma had a shocking lose last week against Iowa State at home, will Texas has been treading waters on the season. I do not expect this game to be close, I will take Oklahoma and the points because I think they will make a statement after the rough outing last week.
Lock of the Week- Saturday Late Night, Boise State at San Diego State (Line- San Diego State -6.5)
San Diego State is the best team that is not in the Power Five, and they need to make statement wins to get into the New Year’s Six bowls. One of their biggest tests of the season will be against Boise State this week and they will benefit from being at home instead of being on the blue turf. I will roll with San Diego State and the points as they will make a statement win towards the end of Saturday.
Upset of the Week- Saturday Night, UCLA at Arizona (Line- UCLA -2.5)
UCLA was the early favorite to win the Pac 12 South after the big win in Week 1, but they have been terrible in the last few weeks and they will lose another game this week against Arizona, which is not a very good team, but will benefit from being at home.
College Gameday game- Saturday Late Afternoon, Villanova at James Madison
Villanova has already beat Towson this year and JMU has given Towson trouble in the past. JMU is the defending FCS National Champion and they are better than Villanova right now. I will take James Madison to win this game because they are at home and will benefit from the presence of College Gameday on campus.
My picks for this week are Towson, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, San Diego State, Arizona, and James Madison