Week 4 2014: Weekday picks (early edition) #saturdayselections

Week 4 is here and that means week 4 picks are here.  We will be updating tonight, tomorrow and all through Saturday as more and more picks roll in, so check back every now and then to see what the latest picks are.

Updated 9/19 with a little Cowherd and friends.

Colin Cowherd:
Bama over Florida 28-12
UVA over BYU 28-20
LSU over Miss St 31-21
OU over WVU 33-30
FSU over Clemson 28-20
Nebraska over Miami FL 27-20
Oregon over Wash St 38-20

Kirk Herbstreit:
Auburn over KState
Nebraska over Miami FL

Jennifer’s Picks:
Auburn over Kstate

Phil Steele:
Bama over Florida
Marshall over Akron
FSU over Clemson 38-17
OU over WVU (by 10)
Pitt over Iowa (by 7)

Mark May:
Clemson over FSU
Bama over Florida
OU over WVU
LSU over Miss St

Brian Griese:
FSU over Clemson
Bama over Florida
OU over WVU
Miss St over WVU
Auburn over Kstate

Robert Smith:
Auburn over Kstate
LSU over Miss St

Chris Fallica:
FSU over Clemson 34-31
WVU over OU 30-24
Bama over Florida 33-10
Utah over Michigan 27-21

Tom Luginbill:
Nebraska over Miami Fl
Michigan over Utah
Maryland over Syracuse
Mizzou over Indiana
Pitt over Iowa

Danny Kanell:
BYU over UVA
Auburn over Kstate
Bama over Florida
Nebraska over Miami
Pitt over Iowa

Ryen Russillo:
Wyoming over FAU
Michigan over Utah
Oregon over Wash St

Joey Galloway:
Auburn over kstate

Jason Sehorn:
FSU over Clemson

David Pollack:
FSU over Clemson

Paul Finebaum:
TAMU over SMU

Matt Millen:
Auburn over KState

Greg McElroy:
Bama over Florida

Ivan Maisel:
Bama over Florida

Heather Dinich:
FSU over Clemson

Pat Forde:
USF
Duke
FSU over Clemson
Pitt over Iowa
Syracuse over Maryland
VaTech over GaTech
OU over WVU
Colorado over Hawaii
C.Michigan over Kansas
Mizzou over Indiana
Nebraska over Miami Fl
Utah over Michigan
Mich St over E.Michigan
Minnesota over SJSU
Wisconsin over BGSU
NM St over UNM
Marshall over Akron
Arizona over Cal
Oregon over Wash St
Georgia over Troy
S.Carolina over Vanderbilt
Bama over Florida
LSU over Miss St
Rice over ODU
TAMU over SMU
BYU over UVA
ECU over UNC

Week 3 2014: Results are in; picks are graded #saturdayselections

Week 3 was advertised as a pretty boring weekend with only one ranked-vs-ranked matchup, but it actually turned out to be a pretty exciting little weekend with a lot of close games and a few nice upsets.  I’m sure you know who beat who already, so the important question is who picked Boston College to upset USC?  Well, nobody actually.  Lou Holtz is the only one who even gave them a chance, but even he stopped short of calling for the upset.

Winners this week include Lee Corso (11-3), Kirk Herbstreit (10-2), Greg McElroy (6-1), and Pat Forde (25-5).  Our champion of the week was Desmond Howard who dropped a nice 11-2 week on us.  Nobody had a really disastrous week this week, so we will give our loss this week to Chris Fowler, who only picked one game, but called for the exceedingly rare QUADRUPLE-NOT-SO-FAST upset of Maryland over WVU.  Being that bold is something to take pride in, but getting it wrong is just so glorious.

Lee Corso got the headgear pick right with an easy pick of NDSU over Incarnate Word.  This week’s special guest picker Brock Jensen had a so-so week at 6-4.  Tim Tebow had another 5-0 week, and has started this year undefeated through three weeks at 11-0.  Newcomers Booger McFarland and Jay Walker went 4-1 and 4-2 respectively.  Jennifer got back on track this week at 8-3 after a slight setback in week 2, including an upset special in WVU over Maryland.  Charley the cat picked another winner with NDSU over Incarnate Word, so she stays even with Lee Corso at 3-0 on the year for headgear picks.  The only two members of our panel of experts to pick S.Carolina over Georgia were Dr. Lou Holtz (shocking) and Greg McElroy.  The best pick of the week will go to Phil Steele, with the upset special pick of UVA over Louisville.

We have also decided to release @GamedayJen’s playoff top four each week going forward.  This week’s top four:

1.  Oregon
2.  FSU
3.  Texas A&M
4.  Baylor

Check out the full slate of results below to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality did this week!

Lee Corso: 11-3
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky
RIGHT Bama over S.Miss
RIGHT OU over Tennessee
RIGHT UCLA over Texas
WRONG USC over BC
WRONG Georgia over S.Carolina
RIGHT Ohio St over Kent St
RIGHT Coast Guard Academy over Merchant Marines Academy
RIGHT Hawaii over N.Iowa
RIGHT WVU over Maryland
RIGHT Penn St over Rutgers
WRONG UCF over Mizzou
RIGHT Arkansas over TTU
RIGHT NDSU over Incarnate Word (headgear pick)

Kirk Herbstreit: 10-2
RIGHT Penn St over Rutgers
WRONG TTU over Arkansas
RIGHT S.Carolina over Georgia
RIGHT Bama over S.Miss
RIGHT Nebraska over Fresno St
WRONG USC over BC
RIGHT Coast Guard Academy over Merchant Marines Academy
RIGHT Hawaii over N.Iowa
RIGHT WVU over Maryland
RIGHT Mizzou over UCF
RIGHT UCLA over Texas
RIGHT NDSU over Incarnate Word

Desmond Howard: 11-2
RIGHT Penn St over Rutgers
RIGHT Arkansas over TTU
WRONG Georgia over S.Carolina
RIGHT Bama over S.Miss
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky
RIGHT WVU over Maryland
WRONG USC over BC
RIGHT Coast Guard Academy over Merchant Marines Academy
RIGHT Hawaii over N.Iowa
RIGHT Mizzou over UCF
RIGHT OU over Tennessee
RIGHT UCLA over Texas
RIGHT NDSU over Incarnate Word

Brock Jensen: 6-4
WRONG N.Iowa over Hawaii
RIGHT WVU over Maryland
RIGHT Penn St over Rutgers
RIGHT Mizzou over UCF
RIGHT S.Carolina over Georgia
WRONG TTU over Arkansas
RIGHT OU over Tennessee
WRONG USC over BC
WRONG Texas over UCLA
RIGHT NDSU over Incarnate Word

Chris Fowler: 0-1
WRONG Maryland over WVU (Quadruple Not-so-fast!)

Jennifer’s Picks: 8-3
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky
RIGHT Hawaii over N.Iowa
RIGHT WVU over Maryland (upset special)
RIGHT Penn St over Rutgers
RIGHT Mizzou over UCF
WRONG Georgia over S.Carolina
WRONG TTU over Arkansas
RIGHT OU over Tennessee
WRONG USC over BC
RIGHT UCLA over Texas
RIGHT NDSU over Incarnate Word

David Pollack: 2-0:
RIGHT Penn St over Rutgers
RIGHT Arkansas over TTU

Dari Nowkhah: 3-2
RIGHT OU over Tennessee
WRONG Georgia over S.Carolina
RIGHT UCLA over Texas
WRONG VaTech over ECU
RIGHT Arkansas over TTU

Mel Kiper Jr.: 2-2
WRONG Georgia over S.Carolina
RIGHT UCLA over Texas
WRONG VaTech over ECU
RIGHT Arkansas over TTU

Charley the Cat: 1-0
RIGHT NDSU over Incarnate Word

Mack Brown: 0-1
WRONG Georgia over S.Carolina

Tim Tebow: 5-0
RIGHT Mizzou over UCF
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky
RIGHT S.Carolina over Georgia
RIGHT Arkansas over TTU
RIGHT OU over Tennessee

Marcus Spears: 4-1
RIGHT Mizzou over UCF
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky
RIGHT Arkansas over TTU
RIGHT OU over Tennessee
WRONG Georgia over S.Carolina

Paul Finebaum: 5-0
RIGHT TAMU over Rice
RIGHT Mizzou over UCF
RIGHT S.Carolina over Georgia
RIGHT OU over Tennessee
RIGHT Arkansas over TTU

Colin Cowherd: 6-2
RIGHT Oregon over Wyoming
RIGHT OU over Tennessee
WRONG Georgia over S.Carolina
WRONG USC over BC
RIGHT Notre Dame over Purdue
RIGHT UCLA over Texas
RIGHT Ariz St over Colorado
RIGHT Ohio St over Kent St

Todd McShay: 2-1
WRONG Georgia ver S.Carolina
RIGHT OU over Tennessee
RIGHT UCLA over Texas

Lou Holtz: 1-0
RIGHT S.Carolina over Georgia

Mark May: 0-1
WRONG Georgia over S.Carolina

Brian Griese: 1-0
RIGHT S.Carolina over Georgia

Chris Fallica: 4-1
WRONG Georgia over S.Carolina
RIGHT OU over Tennessee
RIGHT UCLA over Texas
RIGHT Miss St over S.Alabama
RIGHT Ole Miss over UL-Lafayette

Phil Steele: 10-4
RIGHT UCLA over Texas
RIGHT Bama over S.Miss
RIGHT Marshall over Ohio
RIGHT OU over Tennessee
RIGHT Baylor over Buffalo
WRONG Georgia over S.Carolina
WRONG VaTech over ECU
RIGHT Ohio St over Kent St
RIGHT Oregon over Wyoming
RIGHT Stanford over Army
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky
WRONG Indiana over BGSU
RIGHT UVA over Louisville
WRONG Iowa over Iowa St

Ryen Russillo: 2-0
RIGHT UCLA over Texas
RIGHT TAMU over Rice

Mike Bellotti: 1-1
WRONG Georgia over S.Carolina
RIGHT UCLA over Texas

Greg McElroy: 6-1
RIGHT Bama over S.Miss
RIGHT OU over Tennessee
RIGHT S.Carolina over Georgia
RIGHT Arkansas over TTU
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky
RIGHT UCLA over Texas
WRONG VaTech over ECU

Danny Kanell: 2-0
RIGHT BYU over Houston
RIGHT UCLA over Texas

Joey Galloway: 1-1
WRONG Georgia over S.Carolina
RIGHT OU over Tennessee

Robert Smith: 1-1
WRONG Georgia over S.Carolina
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky

Trevor Matich: 2-1
RIGHT OU over Tennessee
WRONG Georgia over S.Carolina
RIGHT UCLA over Texas

Rece Davis: 1-1
RIGHT OU over Tennessee
WRONG Georgia over S.Carolina

Jason Sehorn: 2-1
WRONG Georgia over S.Carolina
RIGHT OU over Tennessee
RIGHT UCLA over Texas

Jon Berger: 2-1
WRONG Georgia over S.Carolina
RIGHT OU over Tennessee
RIGHT UCLA over Texas

Booger McFarland: 4-1
RIGHT Miss St over S.Alabama
RIGHT OU over Tennessee
WRONG Georgia over S.Carolina
RIGHT Arkansas over TTU
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky

Jay Walker: 4-2
RIGHT S.Carolina over Georgia
RIGHT UCLA over Texas
RIGHT OU over Tennessee
WRONG Louisville over UVA
WRONG VaTech over ECU
RIGHT Mizzou over UCF

Pat Forde: 25-5
RIGHT Cinci over Toledo
RIGHT Baylor over Buffalo
RIGHT WVU over Maryland
WRONG Louisville over UVA
WRONG USC over BC
RIGHT Penn St over Rutgers
WRONG VaTech over ECU
RIGHT Ariz St over Colorado
RIGHT Mizzou over UCF
RIGHT OU over Tennessee
RIGHT Iowa St over Iowa
RIGHT Ohio St over Kent St
RIGHT Utah St over Wake Forest
WRONG Indiana over BGSU
RIGHT Syracuse over C.Mich
RIGHT Arizona over Nevada
RIGHT Oregon over Wyoming
RIGHT Stanford over Army
RIGHT Washington over Illinois
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky
WRONG Georgia over S.Carolina
RIGHT Bama over S.Miss
RIGHT LSU over UL-Monroe
RIGHT Ole Miss over UL-Lafayette
RIGHT UCLA over Texas
RIGHT TAMU over Rice
RIGHT TCU over Minnesota
RIGHT Nebraska over Fresno St
RIGHT Hawaii over N.Iowa
RIGHT ND over Purdue

Week 3 2014: College Gameday review! #getup4gameday

Ladies and gentlemen; boys and girls; children of all ages: Welcome back to our weekly College Gameday review!  The show was broadcasting to you live from Fargo, North Dakota, where today we will see the matchup between 3-time FCS defending national champions North Dakota State and something called the University of the Incarnate Word!  This was the same location as their FCS visit last year, which was one of the best Gameday editions ever, and this year was no slouch either.  The crowd was HUGE again just like last year.

Fargo crowd

Fargo crowd

It looked like a chilly edition (if you’re not from North Dakota), and Chris Fowler reminded us that the AVERAGE temperature in Fargo last winter was 4 degrees.  In order to make sure that Coach Corso did not freeze to death, he donned a bison-fur coat which was a thing of beauty.

Lee Corso: Fabulous

Lee Corso: Fabulous

After opening the show in such fashion, Coach Corso went back to the bus and we were joined by David Pollack and Samantha Ponder.  She interviewed new NDSU head coach Chris Klieman and they discussed how he can continue the legacy after winning 3 national championships before taking over.  This brings us to this week’s SAMANTHA PONDER OUTFIT OF THE WEEK FEATURING OUTFIT REVIEW BY @GAMEDAYJEN!!!  Jennifer said she likes this week’s outfit.  She said “I like the boots, the jacket has unique details, and I like the pop of the blue with the scarf”.

Sam Ponder: Week 3

Sam Ponder: Week 3

While we are on the topic of outfits, since we are giving this week’s style award to Sam Ponder, we need to discuss a significant setback in men’s fashion this week.  No no, it wasn’t Desmond Howard and Chris Fowler wearing matching suits again this week.  This week we need to discuss QB guru George Whitfield’s outfit.  Now I may have absolutely terrible fashion sense, and have worn some questionable outfits during my day, I am not a television personality or guru of any kind.  I asked Jennifer for an opinion, and all she could say was “There is such a thing as too many patterns, and George Whitfield has exceeded that limit”.  We saw brown shoes with grey pants on a plaid navy jacket with powder blue plaid shirt and a heavily patterned orange tie.  You may be a guru of quarterbacking but you are not a guru of men’s fashion I’m afraid.

George Whitfield: Week 3

George Whitfield: Week 3

And since we’re on the topic of questionable looks, let’s see this sign featuring vintage Kirk Herbstreit!  I’m sure I never looked like this in the 90s.

Classic Herbie

Classic Herbie

Other signs featured this week included “Who is FICA and why are they taking my money?”, “Chicken fries are back!”, and “Big 10: Bad Math, Bad Football”.  Another great sign was the following:

Fargo meme

Fargo meme

This week’s sign winner had to be this gentlemen who was incredibly proud of his mullet, and equally proud to have Sam Ponder touch it

Nice Mullet

Nice Mullet

But let’s not forget last year’s top sign from Fargo, and one of the greatest moments in Gameday history!

Week 4 2013 Sign of the Week!

Week 4 2013 Sign of the Week!

Other quick topics include the fact that deer archery season opens Monday in North Dakota, the panel debated whether NDSU should make the jump to FBS (consensus was no), the Washington State flag made its 150th straight appearance today, and someone or something called “Babi Mac” made a second appearance on Gameday this season.  I’m sure I am not down with today’s pop culture, but I have no idea who Babi Mac is.

This is Babi Mac

This is Babi Mac

George Whitfield broke down Everett Golson’s improvement as one of his paying clients (yes he thinks Golson improved greatly under his tutelage).  We then reached two segments in which we saw Desmond Howard get FIRED UP big time.  Gene W. had a nice piece on Everett Golson’s fall and triumphant return to Notre Dame and how he spent 14 weeks working with George Whitfield to improve his pocket presence.  Golson said he was motivated to do do this because it finally hit him when he was watching Notre Dame play Michigan last year without him that the world does not stop because he was kicked off the team.  Now back to Desmond’s opinion.  He had the opinion that spending 14 weeks in San Diego working on your craft with the world’s best QB guru is hardly punishment for the offenses committed.  They finally had to cut him off because the conversation was going nowhere.

Desmond also got FIRED UP when discussing the Penn State sanctions being lifted.  He said he is tired of seeing sanctions against schools for financial or academic reasons, but then turning around and lifting the sanctions for the Sandusky scandal.  Kirk disagreed strongly, citing the fact that everyone involved in the program is now gone from Penn State.  I thought this would come to blows.

If you don’t mind, I’d like to stop down for an editorial here (as opposed to whatever the rest of this nonsense is).  Our panel of Gameday hosts got into a discussion about LSU’s Leonard Fournette doing the Heisman pose after scoring a touchdown against Sam Houston State University last week.  Comparisons were made to Desmond Howard’s legendary pose, and they felt the need to kick SHSU in the crotch for about three minutes.  I like to think of myself as the Paul Finebaum of the Southland Conference (is that weird?), so that hurt.  However, my beef here is with Leonard Fournette’s Heisman pose.  Is there nobody who can do the Heisman pose properly in this world?  Has anyone actually looked at the statue before?  The Heisman trophy has two feet on the ground.

THIS

Heisman Pose?

Heisman Pose?

IS NOT THIS

Heisman Pose

Heisman Pose

Whatever.  Now that I’ve wasted 45 seconds more of your life, let’s get back to Gameday.  Today’s chef of the day was Dr. David Newman.  Doctor of meat I guess?  He was making kabobs of some sort with yellow squash and green peppers for a NDSU colored meal.

Dr. David Newman

Dr. David Newman

This week’s overly casual roundtable segment where they leave the desk and go sit in chairs ten feet away was pretty much a segment to kick the Big 10 in the crotch for last week’s performance.  Desmond was suspiciously silent.  They looked at Big 10 point spreads this week, and it became clear that Herbie and Des don’t really know how point spreads work.  Has anyone else noticed how much ESPN has pushed gambling lines this year?  They have an entire ESPNU show on Fridays dedicated to it, and highlight the spread when breaking down all the matchups this year.  Weird.

Tom Rinaldi had a lovely piece on Marshall QB Rakeem Cato.  He came from the Liberty City neighborhood of Miami, and lived in public housing with 9 other children under the same roof.  His mother died when he was 13, and he lived through high school staying at football teammate’s houses.  He was determined to make it out of such a setting, and was able to be the first in his family to go to college by attending Marshall and leading the Thundering Herd to a bowl win last year.  His coach, Doc Holliday, said that he is an example for any kid who thinks there is no hope.  Inspiring stuff.

Bald Man on Campus was back, and SVP chilled with Todd Gurly.  They discussed his comparisons to Herschel Walker and other greats.  Really hip and casual segment.

The Gameday crew discussed Steve Spurrier’s comments about how he has a rule for his teams: if you hit a girl then you’re gone.  The consensus was that they all agree.  #hotsportsopinions

Chris Fowler didn’t have a hundred dollar question this week, but did have the guys pick the Secretary’s Cup game.  In case you are one of the few who didn’t know, that is the game between the Coast Guard Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy.  Coast Guard was the consensus pick.

But let’s get down to the business at hand.  This week’s special guest picker was former NDSU QB and three time national champion Brock Jensen.  He had his championship rings on, and all I can say is BLING BLING.  Apparently the only Gameday guest picker with more rings is Magic Johnson.  File that fun fact away!

 

Brock Jensen: Champion

Brock Jensen: Champion

Brock had some good picks, and to nobody’s surprise picked NDSU to win big today.  In fact, everyone including Charley the Cat picked NDSU to win today.  Lee Corso jumped in a trailer containing Corso the Bison and put on the headgear to match for his headgear pick this week.  I think we were near a disaster, with a combination of Lee Corso hanging onto the back of a trailer, a mask I’m sure he couldn’t see through, a live bison in with him, and the trailer taking off down the street.  However, everyone survived and we will live to see you next week!

Corso picks NDSU!

Corso picks NDSU!

Charley picks NDSU too!

Charley picks NDSU too!

Week 3 2014: Saturday morning Gameday picks! #saturdayselections

We are looking live at the scene in Fargo, North Dakota where Gameday is broadcasting live for the big matchup between North Dakota State University and Incarnate Word.  The picks are trickling in this morning but will soon turn into a flood of picks, so check out a few now and check back later for more and more picks as they are coming in.  We will have Dari & Mel, some SEC Network picks from Tim Tebow and others, as well as Coach Corso’s headgear pick all in due time.

Lee Corso:
Florida over Kentucky
Bama over S.Miss
OU over Tennessee
UCLA over Texas
USC over BC
Georgia over S.Carolina
Ohio St over Kent St
Coast Guard Academy over Merchant Marines Academy
Hawaii over N.Iowa
WVU over Maryland
Penn St over Rutgers
UCF over Mizzou
Arkansas over TTU
NDSU over Incarnate Word (headgear pick)

Kirk Herbstreit:
Penn St over Rutgers
TTU over Arkansas
S.Carolina over Georgia
Bama over S.Miss
Nebraska over Fresno St
USC over BC
Coast Guard Academy over Merchant Marines Academy
Hawaii over N.Iowa
WVU over Maryland
Mizzou over UCF
UCLA over Texas
NDSU over Incarnate Word

Desmond Howard:
Penn St over Rutgers
Arkansas over TTU
Georgia over S.Carolina
Bama over S.Miss
Florida over Kentucky
WVU over Maryland
USC over BC
Coast Guard Academy over Merchant Marines Academy
Hawaii over N.Iowa
Mizzou over UCF
OU over Tennessee
UCLA over Texas
NDSU over Incarnate Word

Brock Jensen:
N.Iowa over Hawaii
WVU over Maryland
Penn St over Rutgers
Mizzou over UCF
S.Carolina over Georgia
TTU over Arkansas
OU over Tennessee
USC over BC
Texas over UCLA
NDSU over Incarnate Word

Chris Fowler:
Maryland over WVU (Quadruple Not-so-fast!)

Jennifer’s Picks:
Florida over Kentucky
Hawaii over N.Iowa
WVU over Maryland (upset special)
Penn St over Rutgers
Mizzou over UCF
Georgia over S.Carolina
TTU over Arkansas
OU over Tennessee
USC over BC
UCLA over Texas
NDSU over Incarnate Word

David Pollack:
Penn St over Rutgers
Arkansas over TTU

Dari Nowkhah:
OU over Tennessee
Georgia over S.Carolina
UCLA over Texas
VaTech over ECU
Arkansas over TTU

Mel Kiper Jr.:
Georgia over S.Carolina
UCLA over Texas
VaTech over ECU
Arkansas over TTU

Charley the Cat:
NDSU over Incarnate Word

Mack Brown:
Georgia over S.Carolina

Tim Tebow:
Mizzou over UCF
Florida over Kentucky
S.Carolina over Georgia
Arkansas over TTU
OU over Tennessee

Marcus Spears:
Mizzou over UCF
Florida over Kentucky
Arkansas over TTU
OU over Tennessee
Georgia over S.Carolina

Paul Finebaum:
TAMU over Rice
Mizzou over UCF
S.Carolina over Georgia
OU over Tennessee
Arkansas over TTU

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