Monday, October 3, 2011

Week 5 results

First things first, I wanna give a shout-out to KRiv69, the first official follower of College Football Semi-Daily!! Thanks for your support, dude! Also of note, I guess anyone can view this blog, but if you want to officially "follow" (which you can probably subscribe to and get updates on new posts ... I'm not certain, I'd have to check that out) or comment on this blog, you apparently need to sign up for a an account through Google. Thank you to the aforementioned KRiv69 for pointing this out to me. (Also, as opposed to the generic use of a first name -- with no followers to attach said name to -- I will not, from here on out, refer to anyone by anything but their username.)

Northwestern (+8) @ #24 Illinois: Illinois, 38-35. I was worried about this pick for a bit. Northwestern led 28-10 mid-way through the third quarter. Illinois made a tremendous comeback, scoring the game-winner in the closing seconds. Straight: Illinois Spread: Fighting Illini
#14 Texas A&M @ #18 Arkansas (+3): Araknsas, 42-38. What is going on down at A&M? The past two weeks yielded a combined 55-20 score (20-3 vs. Oklahoma St. and 35-17 vs. Arkansas), yet A&M has managed to lose both games. Both of these defenses were pathetic. Arkansas on the run side and A&M on the pass side: almost 1200 yards in total offense. Straight: Texas A&M Spread: Aggies

Minnesota (+20) @ #19 Michigan: Michigan, 58-0. Straight: Michigan Spread: Wolverines
Tulane (+7½) @ Army: Army, 45-6. Straight: Army Spread: Black Knights
Kentucky (+30) @ #1 LSU: LSU, 35-7. What have I said about these huge spreads? I hate them because I end up losing games sometimes in garbage time. Straight: LSU Spread: Tigers

Nevada (+27½) @ #4 Boise St.: Boise St., 30-10. Boise hasn't been as dominant as they've needed to be in order to make a statement for the title game. Straight: Boise St. Spread: Broncos
#21 Georgia Tech @ North Carolina St. (+10): Georgia Tech, 45-35. I guess I now have an idea why the spread was ten points: forth tie of the year. LOL Straight: Georgia Tech Spread: Yellow Jackets
Auburn (+10) @ #10 South Carolina: Auburn, 16-13. "The ineptitude of this game is too close to call." Four quarterbacks combind to go 21-for-48, with six interceptions. Straight: South Carolina Spread: Auburn
SMU (+12½) @ #20 TCU: SMU, 40-33. Wow. Where did this one come from? Additionally, this loss, compounded by Boise State's lack of utter domination over their schedule has sealed Boise's fate. (TCU-Boise St. was supposed to be the big test this year.) There will be no title shot this season. Straight: TCU Spread: Horned Frogs
Bowling Green (+20) @ #22 West Virginia: West Virginia, 55-10. West Virginia dominted the game. I guess this is no surprise, but I thought that Bowling Green would put up more of a fight. Straight: West Virginia Spread: Bowling Green

#15 Baylor @ Kansas St. (+3½): Bad timing for RG3's first interception of the year. It led to K State's game-winning field goal. Baylor won't drop much, KSU might be unranked, but they'e now 5-0 and have a win against Miami. RG3 is still on the Heisman list after yet another 5 TD performance. Straight: Baylor Spread: Bears
#13 Clemson (+7) @ #11 Virginia Tech: Clemson, 23-3. How impressive has Clemson been? FYI, in my post-week 4 Top 25, I had Clemson #7 and Virginia Tech #13. I don't know what Dabo Sweeney is putting in the water down in Death Valley, but it's working. Straight: Clemson Spread: Tigers

Ball St. (+37½) @ #2 Oklahoma: Oklahoma, 62-6. Straight: Oklahoma Spread: Sooners

#17 Texas @ Iowa St. (+9½): Texas, 37-14. Texas could be back. They're no Oklahoma, but this is a quality win.
 Straight: Texas Spread: Longhorns

#3 Alabama @ #12 Florida (+3½): Alabama, 38-10. Dominating Arkansas and Florida in conseuctive weeks? Wow. Straight: Alabama Spread: Crimson Tide
#8 Nebraska (+9½) @ #7 Wisconsin: Wisconsin, 48-17. I think Wisconsin said "Welcome to the Big Ten, but this is MY conference." Very impressive win over a defensive-minded Nebraska. Could Russell Wilson the new Heisman frontrunner? Straight: Wisconsin Spread: Nebraska
Notre Dame @ Purdue (+12½): Notre Dame, 38-3. I feel that Notre Dame finally played up to their potential. Theu went for over 500 yards yet again this season. They didn't allow a sack, they didn't have any penalities, and, most importantly, no turnover. It seems that this entire season that I'vebeem over-hyping the Irish, presumably because I'm a fan. However, tonight showed their true potential. Straight: Notre Dame Spread: Fightin' Irish

Oregon St. (+18½) @ #25 Arizona St.: Arizona St., 35-20. Didn't quite cover. Straight: Arizona State Spread: Sun Devils

UCLA (+20½) @ #6 Stanford: Stanford, 45-19. Straight: Stanford Spread: Cardinal

I'd say Wisconsin had the most impressive statement game this week, but Clemson and 'Bama were also made quite an impression.

Upset special:
- 1: LSU def. Oregon: W (LSU, 40-27)
- 2: BYU def. Texas: L (Texas 17-16)
- 3: Arizona St. def. Illinois: L (Illinois, 17-14)
- 4: Clemson def. Florida St.: W (Clemson, 35-30)
- 5: #13 Clemson def. #11 Virginia Tech: W (Clemson,
Season record: 3-2

Take the points special:
- 1: Miami-OH (+16)-Missouri: W (Missouri, 17-6)
- 2: Toledo (+18)-Ohio St.: W (Ohio St., 27-22)
- 3: Arkansas St. (+24)-Virginia Tech: W (Virginia Tech, 26-7)
- 4: Vanderbilt (+16)-South Carolina: L (South Carolina, 21-3)
- 5: Bowling Green - #22 West Virginia: L (West Virginia, 55-10)
Season record: 3-2

Overall
Straight-up: 15-4 (91-14, .867)
vs. the spread: 9-9-1 (50-41-4, .547)

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