College Football Picks Week 7

October 10, 2013
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Ladies and Gentlemen –

We are halfway through the 2013 college football season…….

So let me use this opportunity to encourage those of you who are less fortunate

For those of you that are disappointed in your teams….

For those of you that are depressed and feel downtrodden

For those of you that are already saying “Wait Until Next Year”

Look at the Bright side….

It could be worse….

You could be The CFB Wizard….

Your Favorite College Football Prognosticator

Your College Football “Authority”

Whose Dogs; “Doc” the Black Lab and “Sadie” the German Sheppard have picked more winning games the past three weeks than he has and have a higher winning percentage.

I sense they are laughing at me as I write this…

That being said the CFB Wizard was (once again) 50 and 12 last week at 81%

For the season I stand at 357 and 68 or 84%..

Meanwhile Doc and Sadie are 12 and 1 in all “Dog” Games at 92%

At this point I am now fairly sure those two really are laughing at me….

Enjoy your games……

SOUTH GEORGIA FOOTBALL NEWS and VIEWS

Greetings from the heart of SEC Country!!
 
The feisty Indians from Irwin County invaded South 3rd on Saturday and scalped our homestanding Boys in Blue by a 49-19 score. On the first play from scrimmage the Redskins reeled off a 59 yard TD run and things went downhill from there. The Ocilla Tribe reeled off a number of long TD runs and even had a couple called back on a night that our Gladiators of McRae just didn’t have things going on all cylinders. In the losing effort, Kevin Clark had 150 total yards including 2 touchdown passes to the versatile Roy Pound, while Senior Teviest Howard contributed a touchdown of his own.  After a couple of lopsided losses you can be sure that Coach Burleson will use next week’s bye to tweak the playbook and comeback with a vengeance against the Rebels of Turner County in Ashburn on Oct 18th. Let’s make the trip and support these young Trojans!!!
 
It’s always a tough week when you play your next SEC opponent and Neyland Stadium almost proved to be a minefield for Mark Richt’s Red Clad Canines. With 3 more players going down this week, the Injury list is starting to look like a who’s who of stars in for treatment at the Mayo Clinic. But with the game on the line, like the famous movie line goes, “who you gonna call?” None other than Aaron Murray. Late in the game, down a TD, the Senior QB put the team on his shoulders and ripped off a 56 yard scamper to set up the game tying touchdown that sent the game into overtime. After the Coonskinners failed to score on their first possession of OT, a short field goal sent the visiting Cow College back to Athens with the win. Down in Miami, the Trade School couldn’t capitalize on 4 Miami turnovers as the Wreck came up on the short end of a 45-30 score. Leading 17-7 at the half, the Bee’s were outmuscled and outgained in the second stanza by a wide margin. That’s 5 in a row for The “U” against the Slide Rule Jocks. And finally, over in Birmingham, the Blue Birds of Statesboro flew west for a game against the Mangy Mutts of Samford and came away with the bitter taste of defeat in their mouths. The Eagles led 21-10 at the half but turnovers and a carreer day by Samford quarterback Andy Summerlin spelled doom for the Birds of the ‘Boro. This isn’t the way GSU had planned on leaving the SoCon, so let’s hope we can get the ship righted before next week’s matchup with another bunch of Pups from The Citadel at Paulson.
 
What’s going on in Columbia? A nail biter against the Cat’s of Lexington? Jadaveon Clowney pulls himself out of the game? The vaunted D of the Pullets allowing 28 points against Kentucky? At home? The HBC’s Chickens got the win, but are they about to lay an egg with a 3 game road show on the horizon? Stay tuned. Don’t look now, but the Plainsmen of Auburn are 4-1 with their victory over the Rebs of Oxford. That’s one more SEC victory than last year. After next week’s breather against Western Carolina, we’ll see just how good they are when they travel to College Station for a date with the Agriculturalists of A&M. The Bayou Bengals were still smarting from a close loss to the Dogs of Athens last week and took it out on the Starkville Canines. Next for them is a date with the Gainseville Lizards that could impact the SEC race for the ring.
 
Final Thoughts: I’m not going to bash Jadaveon Clowney for not playing Saturday but I’m wondering if he’s not recalling all the pundits’ preseason comments about skipping the season to avoid injury before the NFL draft. Couple that with the relatively fresh memory of Marcus Lattimore’s gruesome and potentially career ending injury against Tennessee last year and you have a recipe for insecurity and an immature reaction. I don’t know who has the young lad’s ear, but I don’t think this will turn out good in the end for him. Yes, Lattimore dropped down to a mid-round draft pick and it cost him millions, but Lattimore wouldn’t have pulled himself out of a game. Mark my words, it won’t be injury that will make Clowney’s stock drop. It’ll be actions like this.
 
That’s it for now. Hope everyone’s team wins and you have a great week.
And remember; make sure you support your local High School Athletics.
These are your future collegians of tomorrow.

Until next time,

I’m Harley Hanesworth

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS

TEXAS: I failed to mention last week the passing of a true Texas Legend…

James Street passed away at the age of 65…

He was the Quarterback of the 1969 National Championship Texas Longhorns….

He was (and still is…) the model for all Wishbone Offense Quarterbacks…

There will never be another like Number 16 for the Mighty Longhorns…

Now or ever

Thanks for the memories Jimmy

God Bless you

ESPN THURSDAY NIGHT COLLEGE FOOTBALL: One question……

What the heck happened to Coach Lou Holtz on Thursday nights?

Now we have to listen to Mark May and some other gibbering idiot that nobody ever heard of (Send the guy back to the ESPN mail room where he belongs….) fill the entire halftime of the game with such notable quotes as…..

“If they expect to win they are going to have to score some points”

EDITORS NOTE: That’s pure damn genius in action there folks….

“They can’t continue to give up 50 points a game and expect to win…”

EDITORS NOTE: I am assuming at this point that their college degree is

“Master of the Obvious”

At least Coach Lou made sense occasionally while doing perhaps the best Sylvester the Cat imitation ever seen on network television.

BRING BACK COACH LOU!

A BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE “MASCOT POLICE”:

I try and avoid talking about politics here….

I really do

But sadly, the older I get the more I realize you can’t escape politics

It doesn’t matter if its college football, government contracting or publishing firms, it’s everywhere and you just can’t escape it.

I try to avoid the discussion here for reasons that should be abundantly clear

This site and my articles is about college football; period

But when I hear something so stupid, so asinine so incredibly ridiculous

I have no choice but to comment

Last week the President of the United States waded into the “nickname” “mascot” controversy by saying this about the NFL football team the Washington Redskins….

“Team names such as the Redskins offend “a sizable group of people.” He said that while fans get attached to the names, nostalgia may not be a good enough reason to keep them in place.

“I don’t know whether our attachment to a particular name should override the real legitimate concerns that people have about these things,”

EDITORS NOTE: I have a lot of things I could say here…..

I wrote and rewrote this five times, so I will simply say this….

Mr President, How about you just do your damn job and leave it at that……

CHAMPIONSHIP SELECTION COMMITTEE: Speaking of politics…..

There has been a great deal of discussion this past week on “Who” is on the Selection Committee for the College Football Championship next year.

It seems that a number of people have had several things to say about former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice being named to the College Football Playoff committee and frankly I agree with them and her lack of qualifications for the position.

But why isn’t anyone commenting or complaining about Archie Manning….

What are his qualifications?

(I’ll wait…)

He works for CBS….

He runs an effect Manning Family PR Machine, I will give him that

But what else qualifies him?

(I’ll wait…)

There is no escaping the politics in this folks, everyone has an agenda

Even Archie Manning…

Believe it

COLLEGE FOOTBALL FANS “DO’S” AND “DON’TS”

I want to take a moment to address the proper etiquette relating to game day attire

This may save some of you a lifetime of embarrassment and ridicule…

So please pay attention….

Gentlemen….

“IF” you are considering going without a shirt and painting your chest for game day

Please follow the flowing guidelines

1.Take off your shirt and look in the mirror….
2.Ask yourself; “Do I look like a female Shar Pei that just had a litter of puppies?”
3.If the answer is “yes”….
4.Then just say “NO”…

I could have saved this Oklahoma State Cowboy fan and those setting around him a world of embarrassment and potentially months of therapy bills.

CFB OSU Fans

AIR FORCE: After the game between the Falcons and the Midshipmen of Navy I received a lot of emails….

As in A LOT

It would appear that my Navy Brethren took exception to my picking the “upset”

Let me say this in my defense of picking the Falcons to “upset” the Midshipmen

As you might remember the Falcons took an early lead in the game….

Then disaster struck as Falcon Quarterback A- Weenie went out of the game

At first the trainers thought A-Weenie just had a bruise

But then they quickly realized that A-Weenie had a serious sprain

O.K. I need to stop I’m starting to sound like a Dirty Dr. Seuss

But you get the idea

THE GAMES

Thursday October 10

Rutgers at Louisville
You may not believe this…..
But this has all the makings of an “Upset”
This one might be tighter than you think
STRONGER CARDINALS 28-24

San Diego State at Air Force
I almost wrote…..
“If A-Weenie is ready I think the Falcons can pull it out…”
(That kind of statement qualifies me to be a commentator on ESPN)
FALCONS 24-21

Valdosta State at West Alabama
This game might be for all the marbles….
It’s going to be a shoot-out
BAMA TIGERS 34-28

Arizona at Southern California
I have on good authority….
So many Trojans fans jumped off the bandwagon last week that two thirds of the students on campus are on crutches.
ROD CATS 38-14

Tennessee Martin at Tennessee Tech
West verses Not Quite East….
It’s going to be a slugfest
GOLDEN EAGLES 24-21

Friday October 11

Temple at Cincinnati
The Folks in Temple has a footballs team, really?
Who knew….
BEARKATS 38-10


Saturday October 12

Alabama at Kentucky
Just so you all know
I still remember 1996…..
CRIMSON TIDE 34-10

Citadel at Georgia Southern
My Black Lab “Doc” goes with the Dogs in this one….
With a winning percentage like his, how can I disagree?
BULLDOGS 28-17

Oregon at Washington
Don’t be a bit surprised if this score is the other way around….
I won’t be and neither will Doc and Sadie
QUACKERS 34-31

Boston College at Clemson
I don’t care how “Golden” the Eagles from Chestnut Hill are….
A pesky bird won’t stop these big bad cats…
DABO’S TIGERS 41-17

Missouri State at North Dakota State
The Mighty Bison were in a barn burner last week with the number four team in the country and proved they are Number One.
Let the stampede begin….
MIGHTY BISON 41-17

Stanford at Utah
I just want to say this about Utah…
Their lack of production this year is making it difficult for me to say anything cleaver or funny about the “Two Utes”. And in case you were wondering, “yes” this is all about me.
CARDINAL 44-17

Florida at LSU
The Gators defense will keep them in this game…..
But this is Death Valley…
FIGHTN’N TIGERS 28-21

Missouri at Georgia
Despite the numerous injuries to the Bulldogs….
Doc and Sadie agree…
This game is going to the….
DAWGS 38-24

Texas A&M at Ole Miss
Considering Rebel Quarterback Bo Wallace’s comments against Alabama…
He is looking like he could star in the movie remake…
“Rebel without a Clue”
AGGIES 41-24

South Carolina at Arkansas
I am really wanting to go Upset Special here…
It’s going to be close…
The Hogs are due..
GAMECOCKS 28-24

Samford at Appalachian State
I consulted my two resident “experts” on all things “Dogs” here…
“Doc” not only is a fan of the “Dogs” but he also enjoys listening to Sammy Davis Jr…
So here you go…
SAMMY DOGS 31-17

California at UCLA
I wish I cared, I really do….
But I don’t
BRUINS 34-10

Oklahoma at Texas
The Red River Shoot-Out
It’s the Cotton Bowl…
It’s Texas and Oklahoma
I can’t believe my trembling hands are actually typing this…..
BOOMER SOONERS 41-21

Baylor at Kansas State
This game will be offensively offensive….
DA BEARS 51-31

Iowa State at Texas Tech
The “cyclones” haven’t generated enough wind lately to qualify as a decent shrimp fart
RED RAIDERS 31-21

Northwestern Oklahoma State at Ouachita Baptist
Too say that the Ouachita Baptist this year are quick would be an understatement…
Before you even get through reading the church bulletin they will have you dunked in the baptismal pool…
GOTCHA BAPTIST 21-17

Colorado at Arizona State
I have no idea what happened to the Sun Devils last week….
Unless because they were playing indoors the Sun couldn’t reach them…
Yeah, that has to be it…
SUN DEVILS 44-17

South Florida at Connecticut
When I asked my Black Lab “Doc” about the Connecticut Huskies…
He lifted his leg and peed on my truck tires…..
And that is ….
NO BULL 3-2

Virginia at Maryland
Yeah Turtles….
That was a real close game last week with the Seminoles……
NOT….
MULTI-COLORED TURTLES 17-7

Navy at Duke
I really don’t want to receive any more hate mail from the Navy this week….
And as a side note, if many of you decide to send any further emails….
“Jackass” is one word, not two.
MIDSHIPMEN 24-21

Syracuse at North Carolina State
“Knock-Knock….”
“Who’s there?”
“Orange”
“Good I’m going with the Wolf Pack”
WOLFPACK 28-17

Montana at UC Davis
I am not genetically engineered to pull for anything California…
I’m just not…
And “NO” I’m not sorry either
GRIZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ 41-28

Georgia Tech at Brigham Young
Slightly off the subject….
Have you ever gotten so liquored up that you cut your grass naked?
So it’s just me is what you are saying…
(Don’t judge me)
COUGARS 31-17

Cheney at Kutztown
I wonder if “Kutztown” is close to “Funky Town”?
Wait, I am going to MapQuest….
(Get down with your bad self)
FUNKY K TOWN 28-17

Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech
I will stand corrected
This week in Blacksburg….
The “Hokey Pokey” is what it’s all About
HOKEY POKEY 31-17

Oregon State at Washington State
Little known television trivia fact…….
When Richard Dawson hosted the long running program “Family Feud”
It was actually taken off the air abruptly for two weeks during the height of its popularity
During one particular close contest between two families….
One family member hit the buzzer first….
Richard said….
“Name a Fur Bearing Animal…..”
The family member whispered Richard their answer and he pointed towards the audience and yelled “Show Me……..
BEAVERS 31-28

EDITORS NOTE: The two week hiatus of the program was nothing compared to the lawsuits stemming from the Hollywood Nursing Home residents setting on the studio front row getting buck naked at Richard Dawson’s direction.

Bowling Green at Mississippi State
The State Dogs better not underestimate these Falcons or this could get uglier than the above story.
I’m just saying….
BULLY DOGS 34-17

Arkansas Monticello at Harding
I don’t know how Bo Jackson feels about this game….
But I am betting this week….
Bo Knows Weevils
BO WEEVILS 31-28

Nebraska at Purdue
The Cornhuskers renewed my faith in them last week…..
I am going with “Team Jack” in this one….
(Congratulations Jack…..)
CHILDREN OF THE CORN 38-10

Kansas at Texas Christian
You’ve got to give the Jayhawks credit….
At Least they are consistent..
HORNED FROGS 31-10

Indiana at Michigan State
This old Big Ten (something or another) Rivalry is played for the coveted…
(Wait for it…..)
“Old Brass Spittoon”
The bucket of warm spit goes to…..
SPARTANS 31-28

Memphis at Houston
Elvis’s Tigers has definitely left the building this early in the season….
Believe it
COUGARS 44-10

Carson Newman at Shorter
The definition of “Irony”:
When a midget or a dwarf attends “Shorter”…..
SPARKS EAGLES 41-14

Eastern Michigan at Army
Neither of these teams is worth watching….
So this one is a throw-up…
EAGLES 7-6

Western Carolina at Auburn
Homecoming on the Plains….
I can almost hear the Parade of Lawnmowers now….
WAR DAMN EAGLE 55-10

Central Michigan at Ohio
I told you at the beginning of the season that the Bobcats were for real…
You’re Welcome
FRANK’S CATS 38-21

Kent State at Ball State
After my inappropriate comment earlier about buck naked Nursing home residents….
I think it ill advised to pick the “Golden Flashes” here…
CARDINALS 34-14

Northwestern at Wisconsin
Another Big Ten (or something..) Game and you know what that means…
Yet another Trophy to play for…
This rivalry is played for the “Western Nutty Cheese Ball”
In all fairness…..
I just want to watch the end of the game in hopes I hear a winning player say..
“Well, we finally cut the cheese…..”
(Before you ask, “Yes” I am that easily amused)
THE POWER OF CHEESE 31-28

San Jose State at Colorado State
I like Coach Jim in this Mile High Matchup…..
RAM TOUGH 34-31

Troy at Georgia State
The Mighty Trojans surprised me last week against South Alabama….
I never should have doubted the Mighty….
MEN OF TROY 41-10

East Carolina at Tulane
Other than being in New Orleans…..
I can’t think of anything positive to say about the Green Wave…
Sorry…..
GRRRRRRRRR PIRATES 34-17

Oklahoma Baptist at Southwestern University
Many of you have written to ask….
“What’s the difference between an Oklahoma Baptist and a regular Baptist?”
The difference is subtle but simple…..
After a Baptismal…..
Oklahoma Baptist will yell “YEEEEEEEEEE HAWWWWWWWWWWWWW”
There’s your difference….
OKIE BAPTIST 24-21

New Mexico at Wyoming
The Desert Dogs can score more then Bill Clinton at an intern convention….
LOBO’S 41-28

Michigan at Penn State
This one will be closer…….
WAY closer than you might think…
Don’t leave your seat
WOLVERINES 28-24

Marshall at Florida Atlantic
I still don’t give a Hoot about the Owls…..
WE ARE MARSHALL 31-28

Akron at Northern Illinois
It’s either close to their supper time or Doc and Sadie are going with the Dogs in this one
HUSKIES 34-21

Louisiana Monroe at Texas State
The Boy’s from Monroe have let me down the past few weeks…..
I am going upset here….
WARHAWKS 31-28

West Georgia at North Alabama
Coach Bobby Wallace has the Lions hungry for another Championship…..
One week at a time boys, one week at a time….
FLORENCE LIONS 41-21

Idaho at Arkansas State
I can’t help it….
Every time I see the Idaho team name pop up it reminds me of a cheerleader at one of the high schools I attended named “Ida”….
She had a rather questionable reputation….
RED WOLVES 41-31

UAB at Florida International House of Pancakes
I am still not over the pancake boys flipping the Golden Eagles last week in Hattiesburg
BLAZZZZZZZZZZZ 41-10

Boise State at Utah State
The Blue Turf Bronco’s aren’t as good as in years past…..
But they are still good enough to Gig These Aggies…
BRONCO’S 34-17

Hawaii at UNLV
Just for the record……
Doc and Sadie love Dog the Bounty Hunter….
Just to be clear….
It’s the “name” not the “mullet”….
BOUNTY HUNTERS GAMBLING ON RAINBOWS 34-17

Enjoy your games…..

RTR

THE CFB WIZARD

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