WEEKLY FIVE WEEK 4

LAST WEEK:1-3 (25%) CAREER:5-9 (35%)

Northwestern and Utah buried us last week. On to week 4.

Texas (-7.5) vs Texas Tech

Mizzou ML (+100) @ Boston College

UCLA (-3.5) @ Stanford- 2 unit play

Kent State (+14.5) @ Maryland

North Carolina (-12.5) @ Georgia Tech

Syracuse (+6.5) vs Liberty- last minute swinging nutsack add.

Cal (+7.5) @ Washington

will add more if I play more.

WEEKLY FIVE WEEK 3

LAST WEEK:1-4(20%) THIS SEASON:4-6(40%)

Im changing the way I go about giving picks. No longer going to give out 5 a week, from this day on it will just be an updating list of all of my plays for that given week. Let’s get back over .500

USC -7 (-105) @ Washington State- took this at 8.5. took it again at 7. like them both.

Boise State -3.5 (-110) vs Oklahoma State- Pokes toughest test yet comes Saturday night on the Smurf Turf.

UMass +21 (-110) vs Eastern Michigan- number has moved away from me. I think these teams are more comparable than 3 scores. could be in over my head but I think this is by far the best Umass team in the Walt Bell era.

Cincinatti -3.5 (-110)@ Indiana- Cincy shows out on big stage. Defense overwhelms Indiana.

Northwestern -3 (-110) at Duke-smelly pick but I think the Wildcats are closer to 7 points better than Duke.

LSU Team Total under 40.5 vs Central Michigan- LSU offense overrated. Fire up.

3 Team Tease (+180): USC -2.5/Notre Dame -1/Utah -1

DraftKings 33% boost 4 Team Parley (+1053): Minnesota ML/Boston College ML/Northwestern-2.5/West Virginia-2.5

Im eyeballing a few other plays. Most notably Penn State -4, Alabama -14, Minnesota ML. will update if I make them.

WEEKLY FIVE WEEK 2

LAST WEEK:3-2 (60%) SEASON:3-2 (60%)

9/11- Miami Ohio at Minnesota -19 (-110)

The Gophers regroup on a long week of rest after a tough loss to Ohio State. Tanner Morgan and these wideouts will have an easier time finding a groove against a much worse secondary than they saw Thursday night. 38-17 Ski-U-Mah.

9/11- Iowa at Iowa State -3.5 (-110)*

*I have yet to bet this game because it seems like everyone is on the Hawkeyes. I have a feeling it will get down to 3 and I will take it there*

If not, I will settle for 3.5. Cyclones coming off a routine sleepy opener vs UNI and while Iowa routed the Hoosiers at Kinnick (2 Defensive TDs). I think Iowa State opens it up in this week 2 rivalry game. Cy 23 Hawk 16.

9/11- Missouri ML (+180) at Kentucky

Similar to my logic last week with UGA, I think this game is close to 50/50 so i’ll happily take +180 on either side. Mizzou looked sluggish against the Chips last week but both these teams know how much this game means for division standing. Tigers 27-24.

9/11- Eastern Michigan at Wisconsin -25 (-110)

Wisconsin had the most uninspiring week 1 in the power 5 and looks to clean things up on offense after 3 red zone turnovers. Look for the offense to open things up for QB Mertz against some inferior competition. 37-10 Badgers.

9/11- Utah -6 (-110) at BYU

The Holy War! one of my favorite rivalries in CFB. BYU is still regrouping after the loss of Zach Wilson and Jaren Hall just ain’t it. Utah cruises in the 2H. 27-13 Utes.

CFB Playoff Predictions by John Gooch

I am shifting my attention to predicting this years Power 5 conference finishes and CFB Playoff.

SEC West

Alabama 12-0

Texas A&M 10-2

LSU 9-3

SEC East

Georgia 11-1

Missouri 9-3

Florida 8-4

Conference Championship

Georgia 34 Alabama 27

B1G West

Wisconsin 11-1

Iowa 8-4

Minnesota 8-4

B1G East

Ohio State 12-0

Penn State 8-4

Michigan 8-4

Conference Championship

Ohio State 27 Wisconsin 23

BIG 12

Oklahoma 11-1

Iowa State 9-3

Texas 8-4

TCU 8-4

Conference Championship

Oklahoma 33 Iowa State 31

ACC Costal

Clemson 11-1

NC State 8-4

Florida State 7-5

ACC Atlantic

North Carolina 10-2

Virginia 8-4

Miami 8-4

Conference Championship

North Carolina 28 Clemson 27

PAC 12 North

Oregon 9-3

Washington 9-3

California 7-5

Pac 12 South

Utah 10-2

UCLA 9-3

USC 9-3

Conference Championship

Utah 27 Oregon 24

College Football Playoff

*Conference Champion

  1. Ohio State Buckeyes* 13-0
  2. Georgia Bulldogs* 12-1
  3. Oklahoma Sooners* 12-1
  4. Alabama Crimson Tide 12-1

Ohio State 33 Alabama 27

Georgia 38 Oklahoma 31

National Championship

Georgia Bulldogs 28 Ohio State Buckeyes 24

J.T Daniels makes his case to be the number 1 pick in the draft and Kirby Smart finally gets the Championship monkey off his back.

WEEKLY FIVE

CFB is back and so am I. Let’s go!

8/28- Nebraska -6.5 (-114) at Illinois

Nebraska played their worst game of the year in 2020 vs the Illini and haven’t forgotten. I think Scott Frost is coaching for his job week 1 while Bilema has some time to instill his culture. Corn win 34-20.

9/3- North Carolina -5.5 (-110) at Virginia Tech

I am fading Fuente and the Hokies in 2021 and it starts week 1 with a formidable opponent in the Mac Brown led UNC Tar Heels. Although I think the home environment will play a factor and this game will be close early, I also think UNC just has too much talent and too much to prove to keep this thing close for long. Carolina has a far better coach and QB so I will swallow the 5.5 in Blacksburg. 31-20 Heels.

9/4- Indiana at Iowa -2.5 (-125)

Indiana is being overhyped after a year in which they greatly overachieved and I am below market on Hoosiers QB Michael Pennix. I think Iowa runs the ball effectively and doesn’t turn it over. 27-21 Iowa.

9/4- UL Lafayette at Texas -7.5 (-113)

Back at it with my Texas love. Although I understand the respect for UL Laf and coach Billy Napier, I think Sark wins with a more talented team at home week 1 after seeing Iowa State mishandle this game last year. I have seen this number come down since it was posted and 7.5 is too low. 33-23 Texas.

9/4- Georgia +160 vs Clemson

Really excited about this game. I think JT Daniels outplays DJU in an evenly matched neutral site game. +160 seems like a good deal to me. 31-27 Dawgs.