Thursday, September 3, 2015

eViL G's Weekly Picks - September 5th

Will Grier practices pushing Treon Harris in front of a moving vehicle.
Greetings everyone.
Since 1995, Coach E and I have provided some of the worst gameday predictions in the history of college football, primarily because we usually wait until the last minute to send out picks and we really don’t put much thought into this.
2015 will be no different.  It’s what we do.  It’s what you want…all 26 of you.
Along with most of you tonight I suffered through UNC-South Carolina, and obviously UCF is still nursing a hangover from that bowl game two seasons ago. 
Now I’m knee deep in TCU-Minnesota and Utah-Michigan. 
Is Thursday night college football awesome or what? 
New Mexico State at Florida
For the second straight season UF’s offense is a complete unknown.  Treon Harris and Will Grier are scheduled to split snaps under center, which on the surface suggests the hype over Grier heading into fall camp was overblown.  Or perhaps it means Treon Harris is ready to be the man.  Whatever it means, it’ll feel damn good not to see you know who on the sideline acting a fool Saturday night, making us all die slowly inside.  Coach Mac will make everything alright.  Right?
Gators – 40
Aggies – 17
Texas at Notre Dame
The like/hate relationship between Texas fans and Charlie Strong gets a bit more strained this weekend, as Notre Dame gets all up in that ass.  Hang in there Charlie…
Irish - 24
'Horns - 10
Alabama vs. Wisconsin
Nick Saban’s had about four guys competing for the starting QB job this fall, including a kid who played wide receiver last season.   Whoever wins the job is irrelevant, as they’ll spend most of Saturday night handing the ball off to Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake.  Unfortunately Wisconsin’s best chance to win this game recently signed a ten million dollar contract with the San Diego Chargers.
Hello Derrick Henry – 24
Goodbye Melvin Gordon - 14
Louisville vs. Auburn
See Alabama vs. Wisconsin, with a few more pass attempts from Louisville and an extra TD for Auburn.
AU – 31
Da Lou – 14
And finally…
Ohio State at Virginia Tech
Urban Meyer proved last season he’s the best coach in college football when he’s focused and isn’t suffering from “health issues”.  His squad is absolutely loaded...2001 Miami loaded...2004 Southern Cal loaded...1985 Chicago Bears loaded.  That Big 10 schedule doesn’t appear to be all that daunting outside of Michigan State and maybe Penn State.  Just when you thought Virginia Tech couldn't be taken seriously they pulled off an opening day upset last season in Columbus.  Now unfortunately they have Ohio State's full attention.  Expect the Hokies to feed off the home crowd for about a quarter and a half, then they’ll do what they always do against top ranked teams.   
The Ohio State University - 47
Virginia Polytechnic University - 20

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