Friday, November 24, 2017

M+J's College Football Upset Watch/Picks- Week 13


Michigan over Ohio State

Ohio State enters the Big Game with a slight chance of making the playoff. Last season, both teams were in the hunt and this game knocked the Wolverines out. Michigan is out for revenge and get to play this one at their house. Ohio State's last road performance was a disaster. Can Michigan get revenge?

Stanford over Notre Dame

Bryce Love and the Cardinal have played well down the stretch and now have an opportunity to eliminate the Irish from playoff contention. Notre Dame has been limping lately but know that this one is a must. Can Stanford spoil the Irish's season?

Auburn over Alabama

The Iron Bowl is always a classic when both are in contention. The Kick Six is the most famous of recent times. Auburn has taken Alabama's championship away before in this game, and the Tigers get it at home this season. Nick Saban hardly ever loses, but this one has been one of his hardest ones in his career. Auburn needs this one to keep their playoff hopes alive. Will this be another memorable upset win for Auburn?

Virginia over Virginia Tech

The Hokies have struggled lately including last week's escape against Pitt. Virginia nearly upset Miami (FL) last week. This rivalry is always interesting especially because the Cavaliers are all over the map. If last week's performances are an indication of the result, then an upset should happen.

Texas A&M over LSU

Kevin Sumlin might need this one to keep his job. Good thing, this one is on the road. The Aggies under Sumlin have performed better on road against ranked teams than at home. Coach O and his Tigers have really bounced back after the Troy loss. If history repeats, an upset is likely.

Rutgers over Michigan State

Michigan State clearly is not as good as its ranking. Rutgers is improved this year and maybe moving in the right direction. An upset win would be huge for Chris Ash and his rebuilding process. Could the Spartans really fall to the Scarlet Knights?

Weekend Picks
Score Projections:
TCU 48, Baylor 17
Miami (FL) 45, Pittsburgh 14
Houston 24, Navy 21
Missouri 31, Arkansas 24
UCF 38, USF 28
Iowa 25, Nebraska 17
Texas 42, Texas Tech 31
Virginia 28, Virginia Tech 24
UCLA 48, California 38
Georgia 42, Georgia Tech 21
Kentucky 38, Louisville 35
Michigan 24, Ohio State 21
Purdue 20, Indiana 14
Memphis 58, East Carolina 21
SMU 27, Tulane 21
Syracuse 38, Boston College 35
Wake Forest 30, Duke 14
Alabama 23, Auburn 21
Iowa State 27, Kansas State 21
Penn State 41, Maryland 24
Wisconsin 21, Minnesota 7
NC State 34, North Carolina 17
Boise State 31, Fresno State 20
Oklahoma 47, West Virginia 28
Tennessee 23, Vanderbilt 20
Northwestern 28, Illinois 0
Michigan State 20, Rutgers 17
Arizona 45, Arizona State 42
Oregon 62, Oregon State 14
Texas A&M 21, LSU 20
Clemson 27, South Carolina 21
Stanford 28, Notre Dame 21
Washington St. 35, Washington 28
Utah 24, Colorado 17

Oklahoma State 66, Kansas 7
Troy 42, Texas State 14
Florida State 14, Florida 10

Cincinnati 28 Connecticut 17

Thursday, November 23, 2017

M+J's College Football Top 25 Rankings- Week 13

1 Alabama
2 Oklahoma
3 Miami FL
4 Clemson
5 Wisconsin
6 Georgia
7 Notre Dame
8 Auburn
10 UCF
11 Penn State
12 TCU
13 Washington State
14 Ohio State
15 Washington
16 Mississippi State
17 Stanford
18 Oklahoma State
19 Memphis
20 LSU
21 Michigan State
22 Iowa State
23 Northwestern
24 Boise State
25 South Florida

Dropped Out- West Virginia, Arizona, Michigan

NEW- Iowa State, Boise State, South Florida

Friday, November 17, 2017

M+J's College Football Upset Watch/Picks- Week 12


Western Carolina over North Carolina

The Tar Heels host in state little brother, The Catamounts of Western Carolina. Its been a bad year for Larry Fedora and the Tar Heels. The 7-4 Catamounts have had this game circled and will be fired up. Can the Tar Heels motivate themselves to beat Western Carolina? They need to take control early. The longer the game stays close, The Catamounts will gain confidence and the Tar Heels will feel butterflies in the stomach.

UAB over Florida

The Gators season has turned into a burning dumpster fire. Fired coached- check. 5 game losing streak- check. Loss to UAB in their first year back? Maybe. The Blazers are bowl eligible and playing with a lot of confidence and can put an explanation mark in their first year back with a win in the swamp. Can the Gators end their losing streak?

Wake Forest over NC State

The Deacs put up 64 points at the Carrier Dome last weekend and return home to host the Wolfpack. The Wolfpack can't win the ACC but can still earn a 10 win season. This weekend is a must win in order to reach 10 wins. With a lot of offensive confidence, John Wolford and company are looking to repeat last weekend.

Georgia Southern over South Alabama

Can the Eagles get their first win of the season? The Jaguars come to Statesboro this weekend with a chance of reaching bowl eligibility if they win out. The Eagles can ruin their opportunity with their first win of the season. Its possible as the Eagles will be playing with nothing to lose because when your winless, losing is the norm.

Weekend Picks
Score Projections:
Alabama 56 Mercer 0
Miami FL 31 Virginia 7
Wisconsin 24 Michigan 17
Auburn 45 UL Monroe 7
TCU 42 Texas Tech 28
UCF 52 Temple 17
Mississippi State 35 Arkansas 24
Memphis 42 SMU 35
Florida Atlantic 48 Florida International 31
West Virginia 33 Texas 24
Indiana 34 Rutgers 27
Clemson 48 The Citadel 6
Virginia Tech 35 Pittsburgh 14
Iowa State 38 Baylor 24
Arizona State 39 Oregon State 21
Georgia 42 Kentucky 14
Notre Dame 35 Navy 21
Ohio State 59 Illinois 7
Oklahoma State 49 Kansas State 28
Louisville 56 Syracuse 45
Georgia Tech 28 Duke 13
Iowa 28 Purdue 14
Penn State 45 Nebraska 14
Michigan State 27 Maryland 7
LSU 21 Tennessee 10
Arizona 45 Oregon 38
Texas A&M 37 Ole Miss 34
Missouri 42 Vanderbilt 27
Wyoming 34 Fresno State 28
USC 49 UCLA 24
Stanford 28 California 14
Boise State 30 Air Force 20
Washington 27 Utah 13

Oklahoma 70, Kansas 7
Southern Miss 28, Charlotte 6
Northwestern 16 Minnesota 9

Cincinnati 30 East Carolina 28

Thursday, November 16, 2017

M+J's College Football Top 25 Rankings- Week 12

1 Alabama
2 Oklahoma
3 Miami FL
4 Clemson
5 Wisconsin
6 Georgia
7 Notre Dame
8 Auburn
10 UCF
11 Penn State
12 TCU
13 Oklahoma State
14 Ohio State
15 Washington State
16 Washington
17 Stanford
18 West Virginia
19 Mississippi State
20 Memphis
21 Arizona
22 Michigan State
23 Michigan
24 Northwestern
25 LSU

Dropped Out- Virginia Tech, Iowa State

NEW- Northwestern, LSU

Friday, November 10, 2017

M+J's College Football Upset Watch/Picks- Week 11


Stanford over Washington

The Cardinal are looking to bounce back and get back in the Pac-12 title race. A win here would keep them in the run for the Pac-12 North. Stanford is always difficult at home. Washington hasn't had a road test like this, so an upset could be looming.

Boston College over NC State

The Wolfpack are good but have not shown to be Top 25 good. The Eagles have been surging as of late and get to play this one at home in freezing cold weather. An upset seems likely here.

Baylor over Texas Tech

Baylor finally got on the win board last week as expected. Now, they get a Texas Tech team that has been limping as lately they have been unable to win lately. The Bears are improving which could be dangerous for Kingbury's job.

Iowa over Wisconsin

The Hawkeyes demolition of Ohio State last week was a shocker. Will they be able to keep this momentum into Wisconsin this week? This will be the Badgers toughest opponent yet.

Iowa State over Oklahoma State

The Cyclones nearly won at West Virginia last week ending their hot streak. With wins over Oklahoma and TCU, we know an upset is possible. Iowa State really needs this one to stay in the Big 12 Title hunt. The Cowboys do as well. Whoever wants it more will come out on top.

Army over Duke

Somehow Duke is the road favorite against the 7-2 Black Knights, who have been playing better each week. In comparison, Duke has played worse each week as it is hard to believe that this team beatdown Northwestern early one. On another note, Duke gets to play in frigid temperatures.

Georgia Tech over Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech did not look week at Miami(FL). Bad news is that they hit the road again. This time, it is at Georgia Tech. Judging by the Hokies performance on the road last week, this could be a dangerous trap in front of the Yellow Jacket fans.

Utah over Washington State

Washington State showed at California that they can be vulnerable on the road. Utah has been close in their conference losses this season and is due another win. If Utah can keep Falk to average numbers, an upset could be in the bag.

Weekend Picks
Score Projections:
Washington 21 Stanford 17
Ohio State 28 Michigan State 24
Penn State 48 Rutgers 24
Boston College 41 NC State 24
LSU 27 Arkansas 7
Army 28 Duke 17
Baylor 48 Texas Tech 35
Minnesota 31 Nebraska 28
Georgia Tech 27 Virginia Tech 21
Syracuse 38 Wake Forest 28
Georgia 35 Auburn 24
Clemson 31 Florida State 14
Iowa 16 Wisconsin 14
Louisville 55 Virginia 35
Michigan 45 Maryland 28
Kansas State 33 West Virginia 28
Navy 28 SMU 24
USC 42 Colorado 28
Kentucky 24 Vanderbilt 21
Washington State 27 Utah 21
Alabama 28 Mississippi State 24
Northwestern 20 Purdue 15
Notre Dame 38 Miami (FL) 27
Oklahoma 24 TCU 21
UCLA 37 Arizona State 29
Arizona 58 Oregon State 21
Colorado State 31 Boise State 30

UCF 64, Connecticut 12
North Texas 35, UTEP 14
South Carolina 17, Florida 10

Nevada 32, San Jose State 10

Sunday, November 5, 2017

M+J's College Football Top 25 Rankings- Week 11

1 Georgia
2 Alabama
3 Notre Dame
4 Oklahoma
6 Clemson
7 Miami FL
8 Wisconsin
9 Washington
10 UCF
11 USC
12 Penn State
13 Oklahoma State
14 Auburn
15 Ohio State
16 Michigan State
17 Washington State
18 Mississippi State
19 Virginia Tech
20 West Virginia
21 Iowa State
22 Memphis
23 Iowa
24 Stanford
25 Arizona

Dropped Out- LSU, NC State

NEW- West Virginia, Iowa

Friday, November 3, 2017

M+J's College Football Upset Watch/Picks- Week 10


Texas A&M over Auburn

The Aggies are looking to bounce back after a bad showing last weekend against Mississippi State. Auburn has spoiling Alabama and Georgia's seasons on their mind and thinking SEC Championship. This could be a trap game for the Tigers. The Aggies offense will be the key to their success. If they can score against Auburn, they will give themselves a chance to win. Auburn needs to take control early or they might find themselves in a dog fight with Texas A&M's raucous 12th Man in the 4th quarter.

NC State over Clemson

The Wolfpack were so close last year and have had this one circled since then. The opportunity is there for the Wolfpack to end Clemson's chances to repeat. The Tigers bounced back against Georgia Tech but now travel to Raleigh for a big Atlantic Division showdown. A NC State win puts Clemson two games behind the Wolfpack in the Atlantic Division standings giving them complete control of their own destiny. Bradley Chubb has been the x-factor for the NC State defense and will be a headache for the Clemson offensive line. Expect a defensive game coming down to whichever offensive line can shutdown the defensive line from making plays. Should be an great one in Raleigh.

Southern Miss over Tennessee

The Volunteers have struggled and Butch Jones is on the hot seat. The pressure is on the Volunteers this weekend as the Golden Eagles come to Knoxville. Can Tennessee develop any rhythm on offense? This is the same team that almost beat Kentucky week one. Southern Miss will not be afraid.  The Volunteers need to develop momentum early and try to take early control. The longer the game favors Southern Miss, the more pressure builds up for Butch Jones. A loss for Tennessee would likely end Butch Jones' tenure at Tennessee.

Virginia Tech over Miami (FL)

Mark Richt has gotten Miami back on the football map. However, they have had many close calls and really haven't played any teams as good as Virginia Tech. The Hokies are looking to get the ACC Championship as Miami poses as their biggest threat in the Coastal Division. The Hurricanes have an opportunity the next two weeks to prove to the Selection Committee they are better than their #10 ranking. There should be a lot of defense with the a quarterback leading his team to victory late in the 4th. With almost identical stats for QB's Josh Jackson and Malik Rosier, which one leads their team to victory?

Arizona over USC

Khalil Tate has arguably been this year's Sam Darnold. Last year, Darnold turned USC's season around after becoming the starting QB game 4. This year Tate became starter in game 5 and has turned the young Wildcats into a competitor in the Pac-12 with incredible offensive numbers and 4 consecutive wins. As the quarterbacks headline this battle, USC's RB Ronald Jones and Arizona's RB JJ Taylor are coming off big games from last weekend. This game will likely come down to the defense that can create turnovers and more stops. Expect a higher scoring and very entertaining game worth staying up to watch. The winner takes control of the Pac-12 South.

Weekend Picks
Score Projections:
Memphis 49, Tulsa 28
Utah 28, UCLA 24
Penn State 28, Michigan State 21
Wisconsin 28, Indiana 24
Texas A&M 29, Auburn 27
Florida 24, Missouri 21
Texas Tech 42, Kansas State 35
Syracuse 23, Florida State 19
Georgia Tech 34, Virginia 21
Georgia 42, South Carolina 10
Notre Dame 42, Wake Forest 13
NC State 20, Clemson 17
Ohio State 23, Iowa 21
Iowa State 27, West Virginia 21
Stanford 24, Washington State 20
Rutgers 27, Maryland 21
Nebraska 17, Northwestern 15
Army 28, Air Force 21
Oklahoma State 35, Oklahoma 32
Kentucky 30, Ole Miss 20
Colorado State 37, Wyoming 27
California 37, Oregon State 17
TCU 28, Texas 17
UCF 49, SMU 21
Michigan 26, Minnesota 17
Alabama 35, LSU 17
Virginia Tech 23, Miami (FL) 18
Arizona State 27, Colorado 20
Washington 42, Oregon 14
Arizona 41, USC 39

Boise State 56, Nevada 14
Middle Tennessee 35, UTEP 14
Purdue 20, Illinois 3

Baylor 41, Kansas 24

Thursday, November 2, 2017

M+J's College Football Top 25 Rankings- Week 10

1 Georgia
2 Alabama
3 Notre Dame
4 Oklahoma
5 Ohio State
6 Penn State
8 Clemson
9 Wisconsin
10 Miami FL
11 Oklahoma State
12 Washington
13 UCF
14 Virginia Tech
15 Iowa State
16 Stanford
17 USC
18 Auburn
19 Arizona
20 LSU
21 NC State
22 Mississippi State
23 Washington State
24 Memphis
25 Michigan State

Dropped Out- Texas A&M, USF, West Virginia

NEW- Arizona, Mississippi State, Memphis