2019 – Week 3 Picks

It was a pretty uneventful week 2 in college football.  Lots of shut outs and blow outs as there was a heavy helping of FCS opponents.  The picks went pretty good last week and Kyle pulled out the victory sweeping the straight up and against the spread picks (12-3 SU, 9-5-1 ATS).  Travis (11-4 SU, 8-6-1 ATS) and Allan (9-6 SU, 5-9-1) also had decent weeks straight up.  Deciding which teams would cover their point spreads was a bit more challenging last week.

It is now Week 3 in the season.  So far it is still a small sample size to figure out teams, but there are some trends that are potentially emerging.  The obvious is that Clemson is probably going to go unchallenged all season.  It looked like Texas A&M and Syracuse would be the toughest tests for the Tigers heading into the season.  They dominated A&M and now Syracuse doesn't look that great coming off a 43 point drubbing at the hands of Maryland.  The other trend is that the blue bloods continue to dominate the top of the rankings.  Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, and Ohio State sit at the top of the rankings.  It feels like it's that way every year.  Can someone crash the Playoff party this year?  Can there be some random upset that makes no sense and throws the season into chaos?  One can hope!

This week there are fewer matchups with FCS opponents.  There are some conference games on the slate and some intriguing non-conference matchups.  The one oddity is that there is not a single game between ranked teams.  This season has felt like it has been stuck in neutral coming out of the gate.  We haven't had that week of 5 matchups between ranked teams.  Maybe because most of the ranked teams are in the SEC, we won't see that until the SEC season gets rolling.

Teams on bye:  Michigan, Appalachian State, UAB, Fresno State, Utah State, Wisconsin, Baylor, Old Dominion, Vanderbilt, LA Monroe San Jose State, UTEP, UConn, Rutgers

Travis

Allan

Kyle

   North Carolina

vs

   Wake Forest (-3)

27-23

26-20

33-30

   #6 Ohio State

vs

   Indiana (+16)

42-21

52-21

45-13

   Pittsburgh

vs

   #13 Penn State (-17)

30-18

34-23

29-24

   Kansas State

vs

  Miss. State (-7.5)

24-13

31-28

38-20

   #2 Alabama

vs

   South Carolina (+25.5)

49-17

48-17

37-23

   Stanford

vs

   #17 UCF (-7)

34-14

27-24

40-16

   #24 USC

vs

  BYU (+4.5)

28-21

30-20

35-17

  Arizona State

vs

   #18 Michigan State (-14)

27-21

26-23

33-18

  #19 Iowa

vs

   Iowa State (+2)

17-14

31-27

20-19

  Ohio

vs

  Marshall (-5.5)

23-17

33-31

27-26

   #9 Florida

vs

   Kentucky (+8)

28-13

24-17

34-24

   #1 Clemson

vs

   Syracuse (+27.5)

56-21

42-10

50-9

   Florida State

vs

   #25 Virginia (-7)

35-24

30-23

37-34

   TCU

vs

   Purdue (+2.5)

28-17

33-31

35-28

  Texas Tech

vs

   Arizona (+2.5)

38-35

34-28

46-42

Season Record - Straight Up:

Season Record - Against the Spread:

24-6

18-11-1

19-11

12-17-1

21-9

15-14-1

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