So who wasn’t thinking last week? Have to say Kentucky and Coach Bob Stoops. The Wildcats gave up Florida’s game-winning touchdown with only TEN men on the field.
Gators quarterback Luke Del Rio hit a wide-open Freddie Swain for the 28-27 victory. Wide-open as in nobody was there to cover him.
Doh! That’s not thinking.
But sometimes I think too much. Like Week 4: Zoom to the bottom! Only had 73 percent correct on my picks. When it comes to thinking, I need to don’t stop stopping.
Get to pickin’
Here are my picks for Week 5 — again, made without even thinking:
USC at Washington State: Washington State, 45-40. Improved Cougars will make the Palouse is a tough place for the Trojans to play.
Clemson at Virginia Tech: Clemson, 28-14. Hokies can’t crack that Tiger defense.
Miami at Duke: Miami, 35-28. Hurricanes are quietly having a productive season.
Oklahoma State at Texas Tech: Oklahoma State, 56-35. Cowboys will prevail in this shootout.
Georgia at Tennessee: Georgia, 24-10. Did you see what the Vols did against UMass? This is a no-brainer.
Mississippi State at Auburn: Auburn, 28-10. Not buying Tigers’ offense is on track. Their defense, though, is good enough to win this one.
Vanderbilt at Florida: Vanderbilt, 17-14. Commodores glad to be playing Gators, not Tide, this weekend.
Ole Miss at Alabama: Alabama, 45-7. If you can’t be Cal, you’re probably not going to beat Bama.
Northwestern at Wisconsin: Wisconsin, 31-14. Badgers are tough to beat at home.
Indiana at Penn State: Penn State, 28-17. Saquon and the defense will carry the Nittany Lions again.
Now here’s some really fast, no-thinking picks, winners only:
Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio State, Georgia Tech, Pitt, N.C. State, Boston College, Louisville, Florida State, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Washington, UCLA, Oregon, Arkansas, Kentucky, LSU, Texas A&M …
BYU, Notre Dame, South Florida, Houston, Navy, SMU, Cincinnati, Memphis, Army, Florida International, Middle Tennessee, Louisiana Tech, Southern Mississippi …
Ohio, Buffalo, Akron, Western Michigan, San Diego State, Wyoming, New Mexico, Fresno State, San Jose State, Colorado State, Louisiana-Monroe.
Not thinking last week: 43-16 (73 percent)
Not thinking for the season: 221-56 (80 percent)
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