Last week I showed that I am indeed human, turning in a ho-hum 13-7 record.  That puts me at 77-23 on the season. If I were in the SEC West, that would be enough to put me on the hot seat.

The list for my possible replacements has already been circulating, but I would be shocked if it was not KVV editor Joel Barker, who sits at 83-17. 

My only hope is to use reverse psychology by picking outlandish upsets, causing him to do the same, and then changing my picks right before kickoff.  Yep, that sounds fool-proof.


Friday, October 7

#5 Boise State (4-0) at Fresno State (2-3) – I can’t figure out why very little of the conference expansions talks have included Boise.  Broncos 35-23

Saturday, October 8

#3 Oklahoma (4-0) vs. #11 Texas (4-0) – Biggest game of the week is a noon kickoff, which means for once we don’t have to wait until dusk for good football.  Sooners 29-24

Maryland (2-2) at #13 Georgia Tech (5-0) – The GT offense is scary without looking scary, which is scary.  Jackets 39-22

Louisville (2-2) at North Carolina (4-1) – UNC is quietly having a very respectable season.  The Cardinals beat Kentucky, but so will eight other schools this year.  Tar Heels 24-17

Minnesota (1-4) at Purdue (2-2) – Yes, ESPN.  This is the game the nation wants to see on your flagship network.  Boilermakers 33-20

Kentucky (2-3) at #18 South Carolina (4-1) – Which was worse last weekend?  Carolina’s uniforms or Stephen Garcia’s play?  Gamecocks 31-21

#23 Florida State (2-2) at Wake Forest (3-1) – How FSU and Texas A&M remain in the top 25 is a mystery that has no solution.  Seminoles 28-24

#19 Illinois (5-0) at Indiana (1-4) – Does anyone else feel like watching a Big Ten game without Wisconsin would be like watching “Castaway” without Tom Hanks? Illini 30-20

#17 Florida (4-1) at #1 LSU (5-0) – Things looked so promising for the Gators a week ago.  Death Valley is not the ideal place for Jeff Driskel to make his first college start.  Tigers 34-16

Missouri (2-2) at #20 Kansas State (4-0) – KSU’s rise to the top 25 is impressive, as it has beaten Miami and Baylor to get here.  Wildcats 27-23

Miami (2-2) at #21 Virginia Tech (4-1) – Not too often does VT get pushed around in its own yard.  Don’t look for it to happen again this week.  Hokies 26-21

Air Force (3-1) at Notre Dame (3-2) – The Falcons stunned Navy last weekend, while UND was pounding Purdue.  This should be a good one.  Irish 29-27

Iowa (3-1) at Penn State (4-1) – Somebody will need to wake up Joe Paterno after he falls asleep in the press box during this one.  Hawkeyes 25-23

Vanderbilt (3-1) at #2 Alabama (5-0) – I’ll be kinder in my prediction than Bama will be on the field.  Tide 33-10

#15 Auburn (4-1) at #10 Arkansas (4-1) – Great come-from-behind wins for both teams last weekend.  Surely the Tigers will run out of magic potion eventually.  Hogs 37-27

#12 Michigan (5-0) at Northwestern (2-2) – Denard Robinson has more rushing yards this season than Marcus Lattimore.  And ML isn’t exactly just sitting around.  Wolverines 31-17

#24 Texas A&M (2-2) at Texas Tech (4-0) – Halftime prediction: Aggies 24-6.  Final score: Red Raiders 37-30

Georgia (3-2) at Tennessee (3-1) – Strange that an early October game could make or break both team’s seasons, but this one has that feel.  Vols 30-27

Colorado (1-4) at #7 Stanford (4-0) – How glad are the eleven other Pac-12 schools that the Buffaloes are a conference foe now?  Cardinal 39-17

Ohio State (3-2) at #14 Nebraska (4-1) – I admit, I was pulling like crazy for the Buckeyes to get shutout last weekend.  Pretty low of me, I know.  Cornhuskers 29-23