2010 RazorPicks Week 9 – My Picks

Alright, so here they are for week 9:

  • Okie State 49 @ K-State 24
    • Gundy and Okie Lite will try to bounce back from their first loss of the season at home to Nebraska last week where their defense was shredded by Taylor Martinez and the Huskers. K-State was losing on the road in Waco last week, so expect them to be ready to play for Coach Snider. However, even on the road, Okie Lite has the better athletes and should win, even w/out start WR Blackmon who was arrested on an apparent DUI charge.
  • Tulsa 24 @ Notre Dame 35
    • Notre Dame is dealing with the death of an assistant coach who died when the crane he was sitting in filming practice was blown over by a 51 mph wind gust. Why they had the guy up there filming in that weather anyways is beyond me. However, the Hurricanes are decent again as always on offense, but not very good on defense. So, I think Crist has a big day for the Irish and they win easily at home.
  • Michigan State 23 @ Iowa 21
    • I am going to admit I am clearly drinking the Sparty Kool-Aide at this point. And honestly, how can you not be? After some very charmed wins this season, it looks like Dantonio has Cousins playing extremely well and on their way to a record season. Iowa though is still very, very good and at home, they are even better. The Badgers escaped with a 1 point win in Iowa City and I suspect that this game will be just as close. Another heart-breaking loss for the Hawkeyes.
  • Florida 17 @ Georgia 27
    • I just think Georgia is on the up-swing right now and their offense seems to be clicking pretty good with Murray and AJ Green getting more comfortable as a duo. However, Meyer and that Florida D is still very, very good. The only thing is, they can't stay on the field all day and expect to not give up points to an above average UGA offense.  The Gator O is just gone. I mean gone. Almost to the point they are the Gatrs nowadays. It isn't going to be much easier this week in Jacksonville and I expect Mark Richt to get his second ever win against Meyer this year.
  • Texas Tech 24 @ aTm 27
    • I know that Tech has owned aTm in the past couple of years, but this isn't that same Leach Tech team of years gone by. This is a Tech team in a transition period from the wild, run-fun-gun offense to a more conservative, ball-control style offense with a VERY good defense. So, during a transition year, you go with the home conference team most of the time. However, the Aggies are ALMOST as much a Jeckyll-Hyde team as the Red Raiders this year. Getting walloped at home by Mizzou didn't do much for their confidence and it could the swan song for Sherman in College Station. I think they do just enough to win though in this one.
  • Auburn 27 @ Ole Miss 20
    • As General Ackbar would say "It's a Trap!". Every year Hootie Dale pulls off the monumental upset of the season. He did it in the Swamp two years ago. He beat LSU at home last year and this year he gets the Auburn Tigers and his arch-nemesis Gus Malzhan this week in Oxford. Only problem is, Cam Newton. There is no more complete player right now in college football. And even the nail-biting prowess that is Houston Nutt isn't going to stop that guy from running rough-shod over the Rebel Black Bear defense. There will be no lightning delays this weekend to prolong the inevitable.
  • Oregon 55 @ USC 31
    • While I secretly wish that Chip Kelley would hang 100 on the Half-Monty in the Colesium, I don't think he is that kind of a coach. I wish he was, and the way he acted toward the officials at HOME against Stanford, one has to wonder. I love watching that offense play and man can they put up points in a hurry. I suspect that even the famed Monty Kiffin isn't going to have a scheme to slow down the Duck Parade. The Ducks keep on quacking.
  • Baylor 20 @ Texas 28
    • After getting their manhood challenged in the media this week, I fully expect every assistant coach and player on the UT sideline to have their respective units ready to play the game of their lives. If for some reason they aren't ready to play, look for Mack Brown to have the most public of public meltdowns after the game. That press conference could set box office records should the Shorthorns lose to the Bears. I mean if they lose to Iowa State and Baylor in the same season, at home … wow, that is going to be some of the best drama ever seen for the eyes of Texas.
  • Michigan 30 @ Penn State 27
    • Shoelace is back this week and fully recovered and well rested. Not exactly the combination you want if you are JoePa. The Nitny Lions have been abysmal on defense this year not able to stop many people. And as bad as they have been on defense, lord the offense has been tragically worse.
  • Missouri 21 @ Nebraska 27
    • So you want to show you are for real Mizzou? Well this is your chance. If you can continue the streak of not allowing a 100 yard rusher to 5 games today against the Huskers, then I will believe you are a legit BCS contender. However, that is no small task to say the least. Taylor Martinez was pulled in his last game at home in the 3rd quarter after being ineffective against Texas. Don't look for him to repeat that performance again at home. Especially considering Martinez torched the Okie Lite defense last weekend in Stillwater to the tune of 5 TDs. It will be an interesting matchup to say the least. I expect the Husker nation to be ready though.