By Paul Schmidt
“I love my Idaho Vandals. This is a ridiculous line.”
Well…it certainly was. Should have been about twice as big…that was, however, one of the year’s silliest football games, with Nevada racking up nearly 500 rushing yards, and scoring 70 points in winning a 70-45 score-fest last weekend.
Just an all-around wild game…and also the only game I lost last week. Although, I have to admit, that one line about loving Idaho…well, it makes me look like an idiot without an explanation. See, I love EA Sports’ College Football games…and I try to find a really awful team to play with in dynasty mode, to make things more difficult, and I usually can win a national title with them after three or four seasons. So I’ve got a little affinity for the Vandals.
OK…that doesn’t make me sound like any less of an idiot.
This week, there’s some really, really tough games. But you’ve got to stick to what you believe.
As always, these are the lines from the Harrah’s Casinos in Las Vegas.
Central Michigan (+5.5) at Boston College
I believe that Dan Lefevour should be a Heisman Candidate because he is one of the best quarterbacks in the country. I believe that Boston College isn’t that good. And, finally, I believe that I love my Chippewas. Pick: Central Michigan +5.5
Cincinnati (-15.5) at Syracuse
I believe the Bearcats are the best team in the country you don’t know about. I believe Greg Paulus is a wang. Pick: Cincy -15.5
Michigan (-7) at Illinois
I believe Illinois is one of the worst teams in the country. I believe Michigan is pretty good, and that laying only seven points is a terrible insult to them. Pick: Michigan -7
Michigan State (-3.5) at Minnesota
I believe that Minnesota doesn’t have much to play for after losing Eric Decker. I believe that Michigan State’s best football is still in front of them. I believe that Adam Weber is an overrated QB. Pick: Michigan State -3.5
Last week: 3-1
Season Record: 18-12-2