When it comes to punting, the best direction is to go up. Straight up, if possible. Last Saturday, Tennessee punter Trevor Daniel decide to go straight up in a different way. He decided to go straight up a teammate’s tush. And he missed, hitting Georgia’s D’Andre Walker.
It wasn’t the thing that lost the game 41-0 game to Georgia, but it sort of epitomized it.
— Nick Taubman (@nicktaubman) September 30, 2017
It was a beautiful moment of not thinking, something I will try to emulate as I make my picks for Week 6 of the college football season.
Get to pickin’
Here are my picks for Week 6 — again, made without even thinking:
Louisville at N.C. State: Louisville, 45-42. I can see the Wolfpack keeping pace with the Cardinals, just not beating them.
Miami at Florida State: Miami, 38-10. Seminoles come back to earth after that awesome victory over … wait, Wake Forest?
West Virginia at TCU: TCU, 38-31. If Horned Frogs can beat a Cowboy, a Mountaineer won’t be a problem.
Kansas State at Texas: Texas, 28-14. Wildcats only tough game this year was against Vandy … and they lost that one.
Penn State at Northwestern: Penn State, 45-20. Northwestern had a good showing for one half last week. Gonna take two to beat the Nittany Lions.
Maryland at Ohio State: Ohio State, 42-17. Calm down, Terps. It was just Minnesota last week. Gets real quick this Saturday.
Michigan State at Michigan: Michigan, 38-17. Ain’t gonna be no punting around this time.
Wisconsin at Nebraska: Wisconsin, 42-7. Yeah, I know it’s at Lincoln. Didn’t seem to bother Northern Illinois.
Washington State at Oregon: Washington State, 35-31. Ducks could catch Cougars on a comedown, but doubtful.
Stanford at Utah: Utah, 35-28. Utes at home got this one.
LSU at Florida: Florida, 28-17. Even with the Gators having QB issues, this “homecoming” won’t be so sweet for the Tigers.
Alabama at Texas A&M: Alabama, 45-7. Hey, remember when Johnny Football beat Alabama at College Station? Yeah, that’s not going to happen this time.
Now here’s some really fast, no-thinking picks, winners only:
Clemson, Duke, Pitt, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Memphis, Temple, Navy, Tulsa, Houston, Central Florida, Texas Tech, Oklahoma …
Iowa, Purdue, Indiana, USC, Colorado, Washington, Auburn, South Carolina, Kentucky, Middle Tennessee, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Old Dominion …
Rice, UTSA, Western Kentucky, Toledo, Ohio, Miami, Northern Illinois, Buffalo, Akron, Boise State, Utah State, Fresno State, Nevada, San Diego State, Georgia Southern, Louisiana-Monroe, Appalachian State, Idaho, Georgia State.
Not thinking last week: 44-10 (81 percent)
Not thinking for the season: 265-66 (80 percent)
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One more time …
Tennessee got smashed on…but did anybody see that punt. 😂 pic.twitter.com/LuNuTULLYe
— 96Ruthless (@BigTroy96) September 30, 2017