College Football Picks Week 11

November 6, 2014
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Ladies and Gentlemen –

Much like the beloved Charlie Brown character in the classic Halloween program I left last weekend with very few treats and a whole lot of rocks. But fortunately I am the eternal optimist….

My Picks last week were still better than the South Carolina defense….

We have a lot to discuss this week, so let’s get to it

Weekend Rewind….

Last week Your Favorite College Football Prognosticator uncharacteristically effectively punted the weekly picks into the stands by going 35 and 9 or 80%

Missing mightily on…..

The Arkansas – Mississippi State “Upset” Pick

The Delta State Fighting Okra big win over North Alabama

And of course the Penn State, South Carolina, Oregon State and Georgia games…

Just to name a few..

That leaves The CFB Wizard currently for the season at 418 and 107 or 80%

If it’s any consolation, although I suspected this would be the wildest college football season in some time, even I didn’t believe it would ever get this crazy.

Enjoy Your Picks….

SOUTH GEORGIA FOOTBALL NEWS and VIEWS

Greetings from the Heart of SEC Country!!!

The Trojans of Telfair got the football weekend started on an upbeat note as they traveled to the Dawg Pound in Lakeland to take on Lanier County in a big Region 2-A battle of teams headed in different directions. The Boys in Blue came away with the hard fought 30-20 win and upped their record to 6-3 on the season and, more importantly, helped their chances for a little post-season action. These Gladiators of South 3rd ground out almost 350 yards on the ground with Sophomore Scat Back Tyrone Taylor leading the way with 3 TDs, 2 extra points, and over 200 yards toting the tater. On defense, Senior Raymond Freeman had 3 sacks and Roy Pound had 12 total tackles to wreak havoc on the Canines all evening. Great effort by a great team. Next up for the Boys in Blue is a date with the always tough Swamp Cats of Homerville who are smarting after a close loss to Charlton County the week before. Let’s load those cars and trucks up and make a good showing down there and give our kids a boost!!!

The Cow College of Clark County made their way out of Jacksonville on Saturday with a hangover and a gaping hole in their pride as the Reptiles of Gainesville proceeded to put a 31-20 whooping our mutts. We played hard and we played tough but Coach Mark Richt and the rest of the staff had no answer for a stifling defense and grinding ground game that appeared to be playing inspirational ball on behalf of beleaguered coach Will Muschamp. The Pups limp back to Athens and prepare for a trip to take on the Felines of Lexington in a game that is looking less and less like a sure thing as Kentucky Coach Mark Stoops has these Cats believing in themselves.

The Bees of Atlanta swarmed all over the visiting Knights of the Commonwealth of Virginia to the tune of a 35-10 beat down on Saturday. The Trade School had 3 TD passes to go along with 2 on the ground to put them at 7-2 on the season and a shot at an ACC Coastal title behind the 7-1 Blue Demons of Chapel Hill. Next up for the Wreck is a trip to Raleigh to take on the Wild Wolves of Carter-Finley in a warmup game before they get a visit from the Orange Cats of Carolina.
And over in Statesboro Thursday night, the Buzzards of Bulloch County proved to be rude hosts as they thrashed the 1-8 Trojans of Troy by a 42-10 score. By the time Freedom finished her flight around the Prettiest Little Stadium in America the game was well in hand as the Birds held a 21-3 score at halftime. Up next for the Eagles is another trip out west to visit the Bobcats of Texas State in a big Sun Belt showdown.

Things I think:

Georgia – To say I, and most of the Bulldawg Nation were stunned on Saturday would be an understatement. But, we’ll regroup and be ready for Kentucky.

South Carolina – I haven’t seen a collapse like that since I had the misfortune of accidently walking in my grandmother’s bedroom as she was taking off her bra when I was a kid

Florida – That was not the team that got beaten down by Missouri. You played an inspired game and probably saved Muschamp’s job…. until the end of the season.

Alabama/LSU – Another epic battle to be fought under the lights in the Bayou. This is what college football is all about

Tennessee – You’re aerospace engineer did just enough to win… and that’s all you can ask of a young kid in that position.

Missouri – You’re in the Eastern Division driver’s seat… for now. Can you hold on for three more games?

Arkansas – Keeping fighting Hogs. LSU at home and Missouri on the road isn’t the easiest way to finish, but there’s still a chance for that first SEC win

FSU – Has anyone heard any more about the Code of Conduct hearing since the presiding officer was proudly announced on October 23rd? Has anyone heard anything about the Karlos Williams investigation? No? Glad FSU is “looking into” these issues.

Spurrier – A lot was made of the fact that the Head Ball Coach chose not to take reporter’s questions. And you know what? That’s okay with me.

After watching the Gamecocks snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, there’s little he could say that hadn’t been said after Kentucky or Missouri. He graciously fielded asinine questions from the media after those debacles and probably wasn’t in the mood.

I heard some mention the fact that he gets paid millions to stand up there and take questions. No he doesn’t. He gets paid to coach a bunch of 18 to 20 year olds play a game and sometimes fail. When that is taken into consideration, who “really” has the entitlement mentality? The media takes great delight in seeing and reporting on meltdowns in front of the cameras. He didn’t give you the satisfaction so he’s condemned. I’m no Carolina fan, but, like I said, that’s okay with me.

Until next time,
I’m Harley Hanesworth

EMAILS

Q: Hello Dear Sir CFB Wizard –

I am a recent United States Citizen and I come from Africa

I am proud to be a United States citizen!

Many American’s do not know what a good life they have here!

America is the greatest country on the earth, its true!

Where I come from in Africa, my uncle was eaten by a lion

My mother was attacked once by a pack of hungry hyenas

And I had two cousins that were killed by seals

Actually they were killed by Navy SEALS because they were Somali pirates, but that is another story all together

I want to say “Thank you” to all American Veterans this November 11 for my Freedom

God Bless You All

Timothy – Cincinnati, Ohio

A: Thank you for the kind email Timothy, I couldn’t have said it better myself

THE GAMES

Tuesday November 4

Bowling Green at Akron
This Battle in the Buckeye State is played for the “Mistake on the Lake” Trophy
(On account both schools are in semi-close proximity of Cleveland Ohio)
FALCONS 27-10

Toledo at Kent State
I know you don’t care and frankly neither do I….
RICKY ROCKET 30-20

Wednesday November 5

Buffalo at Ohio
I can confidently say that I have absolute confidence in this pick
FRANK’S CATS 37-14

Thursday November 6

Clemson at Wake Forest
After seeing the Demon Deacon mascot over these many years….
I am convinced that he most assuredly looks like a registered pedophile
DABO’S TIGERS 31-17

Friday November 7

Memphis at Temple
Week after week…..
I have picked “against” the Memphis Tigers and they win…
Time to change my luck
ELVIS’S TIGERS 28-24

Utah State at Wyoming
Cowboy…Down
AGGIES 34-21

Saturday November 8

Presbyterian at Ole Miss
This game is going to be so ugly…..
I can’t even conjure up any thing cleaver to say about it.
BLACK BEAR REBELS 155-0

Georgia at Kentucky
This matchup should be titled the “Schizophrenia” Bowl….
Because I have no idea “who” or “what” we might see in this game
DAWGS 28-21

Baylor at Oklahoma
This what I wrote earlier in the week….
If you would like to call this one an “Upset Special”…..
I am Ok with that…
(Please notice the sublime reference to Oklahoma with the usage of “ok” above…)
But this Pick is for two beautiful people I never met in Oklahoma
This selection is for Mr. Bob’s Birthday …today
He lost his Princess this week, The Beautiful and Wonderful Miss Jane
God Bless you all, we are praying for you….
BOOMER SOONERS 34-31

Valdosta State at UNC Pembroke
After carefully reviewing Pembroke’s season thus far I have determined that they are….
“Pem – Broken”
BLAZZZZZZZZ 41-17

Wisconsin at Purdue
The Boilermaker’s are on their way to the “Electrolux Vacuum Bowl”….
Because they suck, you know that right?
THE POWER OF VELVEETA 44-10

Penn State at Indiana
The Lions of Happy Valley have dropped a couple of heartbreakers in as many weeks….
They will rebound this week against the hapless Hoosiers
Believe it
NITTANY LIONS 28-24

Weber State at North Dakota
I love making this pick…..
It drives the speech Nazis crazy
FIGHTING SIOUX 34-17

Iowa at Minnesota
I wonder if Colonel Saunders ever experimented with gophers?
“Original or extra crispy gopher….”
Yeah probably not…
After I wrote it down, it didn’t look that appealing after all
Sorry…
O SO’ GOLDEN GOPHERS 28-24

Southern Methodist at Tulsa
I hate to say this…..|
But I have lost faith in my once proud Mighty Mustangs
GOLDEN HURRICANES 34-14

Duke at Syracuse
When this game is considered to be a “marquee” matchup of your conference….
That fairly well sums it up
BLUE DEVILS 33-31

Georgia Tech at North Carolina State
This game would be greatly enhanced if one was to view the telecast from the warm confines of the “Varsity” in Atlanta…
It is the home of the world’s greatest chili dogs and hand cut French fries, just like the good Lord intended them to be.
YELLOW JACKETS 31-28

Montana at Eastern Washington
The Mighty Grizzlies will pluck the Eagles on Saturday…
Just so you know…
I confirmed this particular “pick” with the Animal Planet
GRIZZZZZZZZ 34-17

South Alabama at Arkansas State
The Red Wolves will not win their conference title this year….
But they are on their way to a bowl game; believe it
RED WOLVES 33-21

Texas A&M at Auburn
Let me put this game in NASCAR terms….
“IF” the Aggies were racing in NASCAR this year
They would be driving the Oscar Mayer Weiner Mobile
WAR DAMN EAGLE 51-14

Concordia (AL) at Delta State
I failed last week to “Fear the Okra” and paid the price for my stupidity
Let this be a lesson to you kids….
FIGHTING OKRA 34-17

Notre Dame at Arizona State
I would watch this game but….
I am taking my neighbor’s hamster to the Veterinarian for his hip replacement surgery
Don’t worry folks; I am sure “Mr. Peepers” will be just fine
SUNNY DEVILS 28-24

West Virginia at Texas
Call me crazy if you want too…..
It’s nothing I haven’t already heard from mental health professionals
MIGHTY LONGHORNS 24-21

Portland State at Montana State
Playing college football “outside” in Montana on a Saturday in November…..
That’s the way football should be played
Amen….
BOB’S CATS 41-24

Iowa State at Kansas
According to the Weather Channel….
Iowa State has been “upgraded” from a popcorn fart to a full blown cyclone…
(For this week only…)
CYCLONES 33-14

Connecticut at Army
To be honest….
I don’t think West Point could beat the Salvation Army in football
HUSKIES 31-13

Michigan at Northwestern
I would rather play drunken naked Twister with Wynonna than watch this game…
(Sorry for the disgusting visual…)
WOLVERINES 24-17

EDITORS NOTE: We will take a brief moment away from the picks….
For an important public service announcement from legendary LSU Coach Les Miles on the importance of our civil duties

EDITORS NOTE: Ah..What?

Tennessee-Martin at Mississippi State
This game is best summed up in the words of my buddy “Vince”….
When he said concerning this matchup..
“This game is when the donkey sees the snake”
(I have no idea what that means either, but I promised Vince a byline this week)
BULLY DOGS 161-3

North Dakota State at Northern Iowa
This game will be a slugfest from start to finish….
If you can find it on your channel selection I would suggest tuning in
It’s going to be a good one
MIGHTY BISON 34-33

Air Force at UNLV
I have often thought of Las Vegas being carpet bombed by the Air Force….
But then again, I am just a “Dreamer”
FALCONS 31-21

Washington State at Oregon State
The Beaver’s got me in real trouble last week……
(Beavers have gotten me in trouble before, but I would rather not discuss it here)
But that aside, I still believe…
BEAVERS 34-31

Carson-Newman at Newberry
If this was “Mayberry” I would feel different….
Because no one in their right mind would go against Andy and Barney
But it isn’t so I won’t
SPARK’S EAGLES 41-24

Georgia Southern at Texas State
You read it here first…..
The Statesboro Eagles of Southern are for real
FREE BIRDS 44-24

Virginia at Florida State
I would like to take this opportunity to “thank” all 254 Seminole fans that took the time this past week to send me a variety of hateful emails filled with a variety of misspelled curse words, and various broken and incomplete sentences over the article entitled “Just the Facts” that was published this week on The CFB Wizard website.
“Way to Stay Classy Florida State…”
CRIMINOLES 34-17

Sam Houston State at Incarnate Word
Let’s cut to the chase here..
So what the heck IS the Incarnate Word??????
Stop hanging it over our heads and tell US already!
SAMMY 44-17

UCLA at Washington
I would watch this game but there is a “special” on VH1 “Behind the Music” with Darryl Hall and that other guy with a weird mustache, sorry….
HUSKIES 28-24

Marshall at Southern Miss
Just so you know……
There is “another” undefeated team in college football that no one is talking about….
WE ARE MARSHALL 41-17

Boise State at New Mexico
After an exhaustive research by Yours Truly….
I have finally determined the difference between “New” and “Old” Mexico’s
In “New” Mexico there are better roads, drinkable water and more Mexicans
BRONCO’S 44-14

Shorter at North Alabama
The Mighty Florence Lions lost a close one last week to the Fighting Okra….
They will pound the Dwarfs of Shorter this week
And for the record:
It is permissible to beat up a dwarf or a midget during organized athletics
(So don’t send me any crappy politically correct, anti-bullying emails this week)
ROLL LIONS ROLL 41-10

Hawaii at Colorado State
I wonder if the Hawaii mascot will wear his grass skirt and coconut bra in this game?
The weather in that state this time of the year is bound to shiver his timbers
If you know what I mean…
RAM TOUGH 34-17

Louisville at Boston College
My feelings on last week’s Louisville Cardinal game can best be summed up in the words of that great American philosopher Hank Hill, when he said….
“Damn It, Bobby”
BOBBY’S BIRDS 28-24

Panhandle St at Wayland Baptist
I think it’s awesome that the late great Mr. Jennings has a college named after him…
But it’s spelled “WAYLON” not “Way-Land”
Get it straight people…
JUST GOOD OL’ BOYS 24-21

Kansas State at Texas Christian
Believe it or not….
This one is too close to call and could easily go either way
HORNED FROGS 28-24

Florida at Vanderbilt
Seriously Gators….
Where have you been keeping that team that played last week?
GATORS 34-17

Alabama at LSU
Baton Rouge on a Saturday night
Death Valley
Mike the Tiger
This is “Big Boy” Football at it’s very best
CRIMSON TIDE 24-17

Ohio State at Michigan State
This is “the” game of the year in the “Big Ten” (or…fourteen?)
This may decide a place in the coming championship format for one of the two teams
It’s going to be a barn burner
GO TELL THE SPARTANS 28-24

Colorado at Arizona
Can you imagine “IF” Purdue played Colorado in a football game……
World War I would have taken less time to determine a “winner” than that game
ROD’S CATS 41-14

Ouachita Baptist at Arkansas-Monticello
I know these simple truths associated with this game….
“Bo knows Weevils”
And…..
“Bo is Baptist”
GOTCHA BAPTIST 38-14

Oregon at Utah
So…..
“Two Utes walk into a bar with a duck under each arm….”
You’ve heard that one already?
Sorry….
QUACKERS 31-28

Next Week…..

I want to take a moment to remind everyone that Monday (November 10th) is the Marine Corps Birthday and Tuesday (November 11th) is Veteran’s Day.

Please don’t “Thank anyone for their service” next week

I don’t know which limp wristed draft dodging dope smoking liberal hippie came up with that stupid term, but stop using it. We aren’t waiters or waitresses at Shoney’s.

Veteran’s serve or have served their Country because they Love their country; Period

If you feel under some obligation to say “something”

Then thank them for your FREEDOM…..

Because that’s what their personal sacrifices bought you.

And for my Fellow Marines

Happy Birthday Marines

Now get your #&^%[email protected]*& Hands out of Your Damn Pockets and Go Back to Work

One More Thing….

Unrelated to the above celebrations…..

There is a “new” article out on mikerights.com today detailing my one time personal grudge against none other than the great Roy Rogers, The King of the Cowboys.

I hope you enjoy it

Enjoy Your Games


RTR

THE CFB WIZARD

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