Going to make this week's TNIAAM college football pick'em preview short and sweet. There's a few Syracuse football related things I'd like to get to and as much as I love putting together previews for each game it can get a bit time consuming.
However, before I post the games below there's a few things I'd like to point out and comment on: 1) I am sorry for not having Thursday night's N.C. State vs. No. 3 Clemson showdown on here, but figured it was unfair to have everyone post picks today. Feel free to share your picks for tonight, as Clemson enters as 13.5-point favorites.
2) If you're not going to pick Syracuse this week to cover, well, somebody should come HUNT you down. (Get it?) Last week, many of you doubted the Orange to cover their 30-point spread and you all lost. Remember, this is Tulane and Terrel Hunt is now our quarterback.
Two Three HUGE point spreads are on the docket as Florida State hosts Bethune-Cookman,, Miami hosts Savannah State and Virginia hosts VMI. I'm tempted to take FSU, but I just don't see Miami covering 60. Also, I can't see myself rooting for someone to destroy somebody else by 60. Also, I am freakin terrible at gambling, so DO NOT take my advice.
4) Alright, my one advice this week is to NOT pick Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons have yet to cover a point spread in their first three games, and it really hasn't been close.
5) My stat of the week is: So far this season, Maryland is 3-0 at covering the spread, Georgia Tech is 2-0 and Florida State is 2-0.
From here on out, I am going to post 13 games to pick from. Last week there was only 10 and it screwed with the overall standings, as now I need to post results via win percentage. Keeping each week at 13 games will help out with tallying results.
Alright, here are the games. As always, copy, paste and pick your results in the comments section.
Noon ET on ESPN - North Carolina at Georgia Tech (-7)
Opened with GT being 3.5-point favorites.
Noon ET on ESPNU - Marshall at Virginia Tech (-8)
Opened with VT being 11-point favorites.
Noon ET on CBS Sports Network - Wake Forest at Army (+3)
12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Game Plan - Pittsburgh at Duke (+4)
Pitt opened as 6-point favorites.
12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Game Plan - Tulane at Syracuse (-15)
Orange opened as 10.5-point favorites.
3:30 p.m. on ESPNU - West Virginia at Maryland (-5)
Terps opened as 4.5-point favorites.
3:30 p.m. on ESPN3 - VMI at Virginia (-43)
Virginia opened as a 35-point favorite.
6 p.m. ET on ESPN3 - Bethune-Cookman at Florida State (-40)
Seminoles opened as 39-point favorites.
7 p.m. ET on ESPN3 - Savannah St. at Miami (-59.5)
Game opened with the 'Canes as 55-point favorites.
Top 25 Showdown
7 p.m. ET on FOX - No. 24 Arizona State at No. 5 Stanford (-7.5)
Cardinals opened as 6.5-point favorites.
3:30 p.m. ET on CBS - Tennessee at No. 19 Florida (-16.5)
Gators opened as 15.5-point favorites.
3:30 p.m. ET on NBC - Michigan State at No. 22 Notre Dame (-7)
Fighting Irish opened as 6-point favorites.
7:45 p.m. on ESPN - Auburn at No. 6 LSU (-17.5)
LSU opened as 14-point favorites.