Archive for October, 2012

The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week! Happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween, US soccer Olympians Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux honored the US gymnastics team. Photo from AM’s instagram

First Quarter: NBA

1) Today’s scores
2) Denver Nuggets (0-0) @ Philadelphia 76ers (0-0)
3) Golden State Warriors (0-0) @ Phoenix Suns (0-0)
4) Los Angeles Lakers (0-1) @ Portland Trailblazers (0-0)

Second Quarter: College Football

1) No midweek football!
2) ESPN College Gameday is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana … I think that’s all you need to know
3) Sneaky good match-up of the weekend? 12 Oklahoma Sooners (5-2, 3-1 Big XII) @ Iowa State Cyclones (5-3, 2-3 Big XII)
4) How did the picks turn out between Jerry and I this past weekend? Find out Thursday

Third Quarter: NFL

1) What game has your attention this weekend?
2) Tomorrow Thursday Night Football on the NFL Network
3) 6-0 teams: Atlanta Falcons
4) Fired Coach Watch: Looking your way Kansas City (1-6)

Fourth Quarter: Leftover Links

1) CFB: Stewart Mandel’s mailbag
2) NFL: ESPN is tripping over themselves over this developing story
3) NBA: Bill Simmons looks at what he deems “The Harden Disaster
4) Poker: We’ve got a winner from Las Vegas, you’re 2012 World Series of Poker champion which took 19 hours

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Four Quarters Top 25 Poll: Week 5

We bid adieu to Ohio (7-1) and Michigan (5-3) from the poll while saying welcome back to Nebraska (6-2), hello for the first time to a pair of MAC teams Toledo (8-1) and Kent State (7-1). Our number one is split between (8-0) Alabama and Oregon. Six SEC teams, five from the Pac-12 with five then four Big XII teams.

So here we go with week two of the 4 Quarters top 25 poll which will take place every week until after the bowls are done. Voting was done by myself, Nate Jessen, Jerry Durney and Neil Walter this week. At the bottom you’ll notice the running total for teams with week’s 1-4 points.

Voting Key: 25 pts – 1, 24 pts – 2, 23 pts – 3, 22 pts – 4, 21 pts – 5, 20 pts – 6, 19 pts – 7, 18 pts – 8, 17 pts – 9, 16 pts – 10, 15 pts – 11, 14 pts – 12, 13 pts – 13, 12 pts – 14, 11 pts – 15, 10 pts – 16, 9 pts – 17, 8 pts – 18, 7 pts – 19, 6 pts – 20, 5 pts – 21, 4 pts – 22, 3 pts – 23, 2 pts – 24, 1 pt – 25

T1 Alabama (2 First Place Votes) (8-0, 5-0 SEC) LW 1/ Oregon (2 First Place Votes) (8-0, 5-0 Pac-12) LW 2, 96 points
3 Kansas State (8-0, 5-0 Big XII), 94 points – LW 4
4 Notre Dame (8-0), 90 points – LW 5
5 LSU (7-1, 3-1 SEC), 81 points – LW 10
6 Georgia (7-1, 5-1 SEC), 79 points – LW 13
7 Louisville (8-0, 3-0 Big East), 76 points – LW 11
8 Florida State (8-1, 5-1 ACC),72 points – LW 15
9 Clemson (7-1, 4-1 ACC), 62 points – LW 19
10 Florida (7-1, 6-1 SEC), 59 points – LW 3
11 South Carolina (7-2, 5-2 SEC), 57 points – LW T17
T12 Ohio State (9-0, 5-0 B1G) LW 14/ Oregon State (6-1, 4-1 Pac-12) LW T6, 51 points
14 Stanford (6-2, 4-1 Pac-12), 46 points – LW T17
15 Mississippi State (7-1, 4-1 SEC), 36 points – LW T6
16 Boise State (7-1, 4-1 MWC), 30 points – LW 20
17 Southern California (6-2, 4-2 Pac-12), 25 points – LW 8
18 Texas Tech (6-2, 3-2 Big XII), 23 points – LW 16
T19 Louisiana Tech (7-1, 2-0 WAC) LW T21/Texas A&M (6-2, 3-2 SEC) LW 25, 22 points
21 Oklahoma (5-2, 3-1 Big XII), 21 points – LW 9
22 Nebraska (6-2, 3-1 B1G), 13 points – LW NR
23 Rutgers (7-1, 4-0 Big East), 12 points – LW 12
24 West Virginia (5-2, 2-2 Big XII), 9 points – LW T21
T25 Toledo (8-1, 5-0 MAC) LW NR/ Kent State (7-1, 4-0 MAC) LW NR/Arizona (5-3, 2-3 Pac-12), 8 points

Dropping Out: Ohio (7-1, 3-1 MAC) – LW T21, Michigan (5-3, 3-1 B1G) – LW 24
Receiving Votes:
Northern Illinois (8-1, 5-0 MAC) 7 points, Oklahoma State (5-2, 3-1 Big XII) 7 points, Tulsa (7-1, 5-0 CUSA) 6 points, Ohio (7-1, 3-1 MAC) 5 points, UCLA (6-2, 3-2 Pac-12) 1 point

Mike’s Week 5 Ballot – 1 Oregon (25) 2 Kansas State (24) 3 Notre Dame (23) 4 Alabama (22) 5 Louisville (21) 6 LSU (20) 7 Georgia (19) 8 Florida State (18) 9 Ohio State (17) 10 Clemson (16) 11 South Carolina (15) 12 Stanford (14) 13 Boise State (13) 14 Mississippi State (12) 15 Florida (11) 16 Oregon State (10) 17 Louisiana Tech (9) 18 Toledo (8) 19 Northern Illinois (7) 20 Kent State (6) 21 Tulsa (5) 22 Texas A&M (4) 23 Rutgers (3) 24 Southern California (2) 25 Nebraska (1)

Nate’s Week 5 Ballot – 1 Oregon (25) 2 Alabama (24) 3 Kansas State (23) 4 Notre Dame (22) 5 LSU (21) 6 Georgia (20) 7 Florida State (19) 8 Louisville (18) 9 Florida (17) 10 Clemson (16) 11 Ohio State (15) 12 Oregon State (14) 13 South Carolina (13) 14 Oklahoma (12) 15 Stanford (11) 16 Texas A&M (10) 17 Texas Tech (9) 18 Boise State (8) 19 Oklahoma State (7) 20 Nebraska (6) 21 Louisiana Tech (5) 22 Southern California (4) 23 Rutgers (3) 24 West Virginia (2) 25 Tulsa (1)

Neil’s Week 5 Ballot – 1 Alabama (25) 2 Oregon  (24) 3 Kansas State (23) 4 Norte Dame (22) 5 Louisville (21) 6 LSU (20) 7 Georgia (19) 8 Florida State (18) 9 Clemson (17) 10 Florida (16) 11 Clemson (15) 12 Mississippi State (14) 13 Oregon State (13) 14 Southern California (12) 15 South Carolina (11) 16 Stanford (10) 17 Oklahoma (9) 18 Texas Tech (8) 19 Louisiana Tech (7) 20 Rutgers (6) 21 Ohio (5) 22 West Virginia (4) 23 Arizona (3) 24 Nebraska (2) 25 UCLA (1)

Jerry’s Week 5 Ballot – 1 Alabama (25) 2 Kansas State (24) 3 Notre Dame (23) 4 Oregon (22) 5 Georgia (21) 6 LSU (20) 7 Ohio State (19) 8 South Carolina (18) 9 Florida State (17) 10 Louisville (16) 11 Florida (15) 12 Oregon State (14) 13 Clemson (13) 14 Oklahoma (12) 15 Stanford (11) 16 Mississippi State (10) 17 Boise State (9) 18 Texas A&M (8) 19 Southern California (7) 20 Texas Tech (6) 21 Arizona (5) 22 Nebraska (4) 23 West Virginia (3) 24 Kent State (2) 25 Louisiana Tech (1)

Last Week’s Poll

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2012-13 NBA predictions sure to go wrong


Who do I like to lift the Larry O’Brien trophy in June?

If you think I forgot about the NBA starting, well you are partially correct so no round table picks (maybe at a later point) but fear not I can make the wrong picks by myself. So with all that here are my 2012-13 NBA Predictions Sure to go Wrong, playoff seed in parenthesis.

Eastern Conference –

Atlantic Division:
1. Boston Celtics (2) 2. Philadelphia 76ers (5) 3. Brooklyn Nets (6) 4. New York Knicks (8) 5. Toronto Raptors

Central Division:
1. Chicago Bulls (3) 2. Indiana Pacers (4) 3. Cleveland Cavaliers 4. Milwaukee Bucks 5. Detroit Pistons

Southeast Division:
1. Miami Heat (1) 2. Atlanta Hawks (7) 3. Washington Wizards 4. Charlotte Bobcats 5. Orlando Magic

Western Conference –

Northwest Division:
1. Oklahoma City Thunder (3) 2. Denver Nuggets (6) 3. Minnesota Timberwolves (8) 4. Portland Trailblazers 5. Utah Jazz

Pacific Division:
1. Los Angeles Lakers (1) 2. Los Angeles Clippers (4) 3. Phoenix Suns 4. Golden State Warriors 5. Sacramento Kings

Southwest Division:
1. San Antonio Spurs (2) 2. Houston Rockets (5) 3. Dallas Mavericks (7) 4. Memphis Grizzlies 5. New Orleans Hornets

Playoff Match-Ups –

Eastern Conference: 1 Miami Heat v. 8 New York Knicks, 2 Boston Celtics v. 7 Atlanta Hawks, 3 Chicago Bulls v. 6 Brooklyn Nets, 4 Indiana Pacers v. 5 Philadelphia 76ers

Western Conference: 1 Los Angeles Lakers v. 8 Minnesota Timberwolves, 2 San Antonio Spurs v. 7 Dallas Mavericks, 3 Oklahoma City Thunder v. 6 Denver Nuggets, 4 Los Angeles Clippers v. 5 Houston Rockets

2013 NBA Finals –

Miami Heat over Los Angeles Lakers, FYI I feel sick just typing this out but I can’t deny it happening.

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Tuesday = Lots of Links

It’s Tuesday so bring on the links!


How about this for a reminder on the day the NBA begins. Photo by Thomas E. Witte/Go I con/SMI

First Quarter: Starter Links

1) RIP 2013 Winter Classic?
2) World Series of Poker down to its final table
3) Mad Chatter from Dirk Chatelain of the Omaha World Herald
4) Sam Mellinger of the Twitter Tuesday

Second Quarter: NBA

1) SI.com’s NBA Burning Questions
2) SI.com’s Best/Worse Case Scenarios Eastern Conference and Western Conference
3) Ken Berger of CBS Sportsline NBA Preview
4) ESPN.com’s NBA Predictions

Third Quarter: College Football

1) Dan Wetzel writes about Steve Spurrier’s poor choice of words
2) Pat Forde and this week’s Dash
3) BMOC: Gene Wojo
4) CBS Sportsline: Conference Rankings

Fourth Quarter: NFL

1) Matt Cassel to start Thursday night in San Diego
2) Look who is supporting Vick in Philly
3) Monday Night Football beatdown 
4) SI.com Chris Burke on the NFL trade deadline

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2012 MLB Postseason Results: Post World Series

After each round of the Major League Baseball playoffs I’ll update the results

San Francisco Giants players celebrate after defeating the Detroit Tigers to win the MLB World Series baseball championship in Detroit
The San Francisco Giants won their 7th World Series title after sweeping the Detroit Tigers. Photo by Rebecca Cook/Reuters

Wildcard Friday – 10/05/12

National League: St. Louis Cardinals 6 @ Atlanta Braves 3 – Turner Field
American League: Baltimore Orioles 5 @ Texas Rangers 1 – Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

Divisional Series –

American League

Baltimore Orioles v. New York Yankees
Game 1 (October 7): New York Yankees 7 @ Baltimore Orioles 2 (NYY 1-0) – Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Game 2 (October 8): New York Yankees 2 @ Baltimore Orioles 3 (Series Tied 1-1) – Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Game 3 (October 10): Baltimore Orioles 2 @ New York Yankees 3 F/12 (NYY 2-1) – Yankee Stadium
Game 4 (October 11): Baltimore Orioles 2 @ New York Yankees 1 F/13 (Series Tied 2-2) – Yankee Stadium
Game 5 (October 12): Balrimore Orioles 3 @ New York Yankees 1 (New York Wins Series 3-2) – Yankee Stadium

Detroit Tigers v. Oakland Athletics
Game 1 (October 6): Oakland Athletics 1 @ Detroit Tigers 3 (DET 1-0) – Comerica Park
Game 2 (October 7): Oakland Athletics 4 @ Detroit Tigers 5 (DET 2-0) – Comerica Park
Game 3 (October 9): Detroit Tigers 0 @ Oakland Athletics 2 (DET 2-1) – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Game 4 (October 10): Detroit Tigers 3 @ Oakland Athletics 4 (Series Tied 2-2) – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Game 5 (October 11): Detroit Tigers 6 @ Oakland Athletics 0 (Detroit Wins Series 3-2) – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

National League

St. Louis Cardinals v. Washington Nationals
Game 1 (October 7): Washington Nationals 3 @ St. Louis Cardinals 2 (WSH 1-0) – Busch Stadium
Game 2 (October 8): Washington Nationals 4 @ St. Louis Cardinals 12 (Series Tied 1-1) – Busch Stadium
Game 3 (October 10): St. Louis Cardinals 8 @ Washington Nationals 0 (STL 2-1) – Nationals Park
Game 4 (October 11): St. Louis Cardinals 1 @ Washington Nationals 2 (Series Tied 2-2 – Nationals Park
Game 5 (October 12): St. Louis Cardinals 9 @ Washington Nationals 7 (St. Louis Wins Series 3-2) – Nationals Park

San Francisco Giants v. Cincinnati Reds
Game 1 (October 6): Cincinnati Reds 5 @ San Francisco Giants 2 (CIN 1-0) – AT&T Park
Game 2 (October 7): Cincinnati Reds 9 @ San Francisco Giants 0 (CIN 2-0) – AT&T Park
Game 3 (October 9): San Francisco Giants 2 @ Cincinnati Reds 1 F/10 (CIN 2-1) – Great American Ballpark
Game 4 (October 10): San Francisco Giants 8 @ Cincinnati Reds 3 (Series Tied 2-2) – Great American Ballpark
Game 5 (October 11): San Francisco Giants 6@ Cincinnati Reds 4 (San Francisco Wins Series 3-2) – Great American Ballpark

League Championship Series –

American League

Detroit Tigers v. New York Yankees
Game 1 (October 13): Detroit Tigers 6 @ New York Yankees 4 F/12 (DET 1-0) – Yankee Stadium
Game 2 (October 14): Detroit Tigers 3 @ New York Yankees 0 (DET 2-0) – Yankee Stadium
Game 3 (October 16): New York Yankees 1 @ Detroit Tigers 2 (DET 3-0) – Comerica Park
Game 4 (October 17): New York Yankees 1 @ Detroit Tigers 8 (Detroit Wins Series 4-0) – Comerica Park

National League

St. Louis Cardinals v. San Francisco Giants
Game 1 (October 14): St. Louis Cardinals 6 @ San Francisco Giants 4 (STL 1-0) – AT&T Park
Game 2 (October 15): St. Louis Cardinals 1 @ San Francisco Giants 7 (Series Tied 1-1) – AT&T Park
Game 3 (October 17): San Francisco Giants 1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 3 (STL 2-1) – Busch Stadium
Game 4 (October 18): San Francisco Giants 3 @ St. Louis Cardinals 8 (STL 3-1) – Busch Stadium
Game 5 (October 19): San Francisco Giants 5 @ St. Louis Cardinals 0 (STL 3-2) – Busch Stadium
Game 6 (October 21): St. Louis Cardinals 1 @ San Francisco Giants 5 (Series Tied 3-3) – AT&T Park
Game 7 (October 22): St. Louis Cardinals 0 @ San Francisco Giants 9 (San Francisco Wins Series 4-3) – AT&T Park

World Series –

Detroit Tigers v. San Francisco Giants
Game 1 (October 24): Detroit Tigers 3 @ San Francisco Giants 8 (SF 1-0) – AT&T Park
Game 2 (October 25): Detroit Tigers 0 @ San Francisco Giants 2 (SF 2-0) – AT&T Park
Game 3 (October 27): San Francisco Giants 2 @ Detroit Tigers 0 (SF 3-0) – Comerica Park
Game 4 (October 28): San Francisco Giants 4 @ Detroit Tigers 3 F/10 (San Francisco Giants Wins World Series 4-0) – Comerica Park

San Francisco Giants win seventh World Series title in franchise history (1905, ’21, ’22, ’33, ’54, 2010, ’12)
Second World Series title in three seasons for San Francisco (won in 2010)
World Series MVP: Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco Giants

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Monday Edition

Here are you four Monday topics for you to start the week


San Francisco finished off their World Series sweep of Detroit Sunday night. Photo by David J. Phillip/AP Photo

First Quarter: MLB World Series

1. MLB scoreboard
2. The San Francisco Giants claims their 7th World Series title in franchise history beating Detroit in four games
3. This was the Giants second title in three seasons
4. World Series Game 4 (San Francisco wins 4-0): San Francisco Giants 4 @ Detroit Tigers 3 F/10

Second Quarter: 4Quarters College Football Top14

1. Oregon Ducks (8-0, 5-0 Pac-12/LW-1)
2. Kansas State Wildcats (8-0, 5-0 Big XII/LW-3)
3. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-0/LW-6)
4. Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0 SEC/LW-4)
5. Louisville Cardinals (8-0, 2-0 Big East/LW-8)
6. Ohio State Buckeyes (9-0, 5-0 B1G/LW-11)
7. Boise State Broncos (7-1, 4-0 MWC/LW-12)
8. Tulsa Golden Hurricanes (7-1, 5-0 CUSA/LW-13)
9. Toledo Rockets (8-1, 5-0 MAC/LW-14)
10. Northern Illinois Huskies (8-1, 5-0 MAC/LW-NR)
11. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (7-1, 2-0 WAC/LW-NR)
12. Utah State Aggies (7-2, 3-0 WAC/LW-NR)
13. Florida Gators (7-1, 6-1 SEC/LW-2)
14. Oregon State Beavers (6-1, 4-1 Pac-12/LW-5)

Droppings Out: Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-1, 4-1 SEC, LW-7), Rutgers (7-1/4-1 Big East, LW-9), Ohio Bobcats (7-1/3-1 MAC, LW-10)

Third Quarter: BcS Rankings/Top 10 – Week 3

1. Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0)
2. Kansas State Wildcats (8-0)
3. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-0)
4. Oregon Ducks (8-0)
5. LSU Tigers (7-1)
6. Georgia Bulldogs (7-1)
7. Florida Gators (7-1)
8. South Carolina (7-2)
9. Florida State Seminoles (8-1)
10. Louisville Cardinals (8-0)

Full BcS Standings

Fourth Quarter: NFL

1. Monday Night Football Game: San Francisco 49ers (5-2) @ Arizona Cardinals (4-3), 7:30 pm/ESPN
2. Atlanta still unbeaten
3. 4Quarters Most Impressive Team of the Weekend: Atlanta Falcons (7-0), (won at Philadelphia 30-17)
4. 4Quarters Most Disappointing Team of the Weekend: Kansas City Chiefs (1-6), (lost to Oakland Raiders 26-16)

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4Quarters Weekly College Pick’em: Week 9

Here is this week’s edition between myself and Jerry going head-to-head in picking college football games. Five top 25 games, I pick Big Ten/Pac-12 games with Mr. Durney tackling ACC/SEC contests. With that said here are this week’s picks for you the reader.

Top 25 –

2 Florida Gators (7-0, 6-0 SEC) v. 10 Georgia Bulldogs (6-1, 4-1 SEC) Jacksonville Municipal Stadium/Jacksonville, FL,  2:30 pm/CBS
Mike – Do I think Florida is the second best team in the county? No, but they are in my top four. This will be your typical SEC game defense with a heavy dose of running. Jeff Driskil and the Gators win the 2012 edition of the “World Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” in Jacksonville, name appeasement be damned. The Pick: Florida 35 Georgia 17
Jerry – Georgia in a big game. That is all. The Pick: Florida 34 Georgia 10

14 Texas Tech Red Raiders (6-1, 3-1 Big XII) @ 3 Kansas State Wildcats (7-0, 4-0 Big XII), 2:30 pm/FOX
M – Everyone loves a good college football story, this game features two with Texas Tech and K-State meeting in the Little Apple. Optimus Klein against Seth Doege is as good a QB match-up as you’ll find this weekend but the home team plays better D. The Pick: Kansas State 24 Texas Tech 13
J –  Texas Tech has proved in recent weeks that it can score points against both offensive (West Virginia) and defensive (TCU) powers but they haven’t faced a team as complete as the ‘Cats. The Red Raiders will acquit themselves but that’s about it. The Pick: Kansas State 35 Texas Tech 27

Kent State Golden Flashes (6-1, 4-0 MAC) @ 15 Rutgers Scarlet Knights (7-0, 4-0 Big East), 2:30 pm/ESPN3
M – Rutgers is still unbeaten under first year head coach Kyle Flood but this will be a tough test for his Scarlet Knights. The Flashes will bring their impressive offense to Piscataway but I feel Rutgers remains unbeaten. The Pick: Rutgers 42 Kent State 35
J – Darrell Hazell’s group will look to follow Toledo’s example from last week but tough to see the Golden Flashes coming out of Piscataway with the win. The Pick: Rutgers 27 Kent State 13

5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-0) @ 8 Oklahoma Sooners (5-1, 3-1 Big XII), 7 pm/ABC
M – Oklahoma is 1-8 all-time against the Golden Domers and handed Bob Stoops his first loss at OU in 1999 plus hasn’t lost two home games in a season. The Sooners haven’t seen a defense like Notre Dame but have the Irish seen an offense like they will on Saturday night? No, sure ND has played v. Navy (Dublin, Ireland), Purdue, @Michigan State, Michigan, v. Miami (FL) (Chicago, Illinois), Stanford and BYU but this will be too much. The Pick: Oklahoma 17 Notre Dame 10
J – Let’s say Oklahoma goes up 14-0 in the first quarter in front of a crazy home crowd in Norman, do you trust Tomrett Reeson to bring the Irish back? Yeah, didn’t think so. The Pick: Oklahoma 30 Notre Dame 7

11 Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-0, 3-0 SEC) @ 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (7-0, 4-0 SEC), 7:30 pm/ESPN
M – I think Mississippi State can hang for a half or so but I’d feel better if this one were in Starkvegas than Tuscaloosa for the ‘Dawgs. Miss. State has a mirage of a record so we’ll see how they stack up against the Crimson Tide. At the end of the day ‘Bama will roll to win number eight with a bigger game next week. The Pick: Alabama 38 Mississippi State 21
J – The Bulldogs’ toughest opponent to date is Tennessee. This one might be a little tougher. The Pick: Alabama 37 Mississippi State 17

Mike’s Games (B1G/Pac-12)

Iowa Hawkeyes (4-3, 2-1 B1G) @ Northwestern Wildcats (6-2, 2-2 B1G), 11 am/ESPN
Both teams are coming off home losses the Wildcats to Nebraska, Iowa to Penn State so this game has huge Legends division implications. Northwestern is done in the hunt with a loss while the one loss Hawkeyes controls their destiny but must continue to win. The Pick: Northwestern 24 Iowa 21

UCLA Bruins (5-2, 2-2 Pac-12) @ Arizona State Sun Devils (5-2, 3-1 Pac-12), 2 pm/FX
Interesting story line here, former ASU offensive coordinator is on the UCLA sideline so he’ll be helpful in film study. However, I expect the Sun Devils to bounce back after being demolished by Oregon last Thursday night. The Pick: Arizona State 27 UCLA 17

Michigan State Spartans (4-4, 1-3 B1G) @ Wisconsin Badgers (6-2, 3-1 B1G), 2:30 pm/ABC or ESPN2
This is the third time these two have seen each other in the last year who could forget those meetings Michigan State wins on a hail Mary but Wisconsin winning the rematch in the first B1G championship game. These teams are different from a season ago but I’m taking the Badgers at home. The Pick: Wisconsin 17 Michigan State 13

Ohio State Buckeyes (8-0, 4-0 B1G) @ Penn State Nittany Lions (5-2, 3-0 B1G), 4:30 pm/ESPN
Ineligible/Probation Bowl or whatever you’d like to call it on full display in Happy Valley, interesting nugget on whose been the head coaches in the last three meeting Joe Paterno v. Jim Tressel, Tom Bradley v. Luke Fickell and Saturday it will be Urban Meyer v. O’Brien. While PSU is prepping for Braxton Miller how much he plays is in jeopardy which favors the Nittany Lions I feel. The Pick: Penn State 20 Ohio State 17

22 Michigan Wolverines (5-2, 3-0 B1G) @ Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-2, 2-1 B1G), 7 pm/ESPN2
Here is why this game is huge in Lincoln the winner has the inside track to win the Legends division. Denard Robinson against Taylor Martinez will be fun to watch as well but will revenge by on the Minds of the Huskers after last season? Michigan won 45-17 against Nebraska last season in Ann Arbor and their two losses this season have been to unbeaten Alabama in Arlington and at Notre Dame. The Pick: Nebraska 27 Michigan 20

Jerry’s Games (ACC/SEC)

Mississippi Rebels (4-3, 1-2 SEC) @ Arkansas Razorbacks (3-4, 2-2 SEC), 11:21 am/SEC Network
I feel like Hugh Freeze has Ole MIss playing better than their record would have you believe, and with a win here, 5-3 for the Rebs is quite an accomplishment. The Pick: Ole Miss 28 Arkansas 16

North Carolina State Wolfpack (5-2, 2-1 ACC) @ North Carolina Tar Heels (5-3, 2-2 ACC), 11:30 am/ESPN3
Coinflip game here, normally I’d take the home team but the Wolfpack have the better signature win this season. The Pick: North Carolina State 27 North Carolina 24

BYU Cougars (4-4) @ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-4, 2-3 ACC), 2 pm/ESPN3
The Ramblin’ Wreck have played ugly this year but the Cougars can WIN ugly (and with a few breaks would be much better than 4-4). The Pick: BYU 20 Georgia Tech 10

Duke Blue Devils (6-2, 3-1 ACC) @ 12 Florida State Seminoles (7-1, 4-1 ACC), 2:30 pm/ESPNU
The Seminoles weathered an early storm in Miami last week to win by 13, but if they think they can play like that against the Blue Devils and get away with it, they’ll be sweating for their 8th win of the year. On the plus side, the officiating should be miles better than the NBA-like crew in Miami last week (I hope). The Pick: Florida State 34 Duke 21

20 Texas A&M Aggies (5-2, 2-2 SEC) @ Auburn Tigers (1-6, 0-5 SEC), 6 pm/ESPNU
Is it low-hanging fruit to have Auburn here? Yeah, but Mike has Indiana AND Colorado to pick from. The Pick: Texas A&M 48 Auburn 17

Rankings are from BcS Standings

Last Week: Jerry (4-6), Mike (7-3)
Season Total: Jerry (54-27), Mike (52-29)

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