Week 4 2016: #CFB Picks are graded; results are posted!

Week 4 saw an exciting schedule of games and promised to be a tough slate of games to predict.  Results were mixed as expected with some of our experts trending up and some continuing to spiral downward.  Let’s get right to it.

Winners this week included Kirk Herbstreit (9-5), Desmond Howard (11-3), Andrea Adelson (7-3), Charles Arbuckle (11-4), Dusty Dvoracke (4-0 straight up, 3-2 ATS), Paul Finebaum (5-1), Pat Forde (19-5 straight up, but 1-2 ATS), Danny Kanell (6-2 straight up but 2-2 ATS), and Phil Steele (15-5 straight up, but 8-8 ATS).  However this week’s undisputed winner was @GamedayJen who killed it going 13-3 this week on a tough slate of games to pick.  Congratulations to Jen; keep an eye out for that congratulatory basket of mini-muffins which is on the way!

Losers this week were all over the place.  It was a tough week to pick games, and even tougher against the spread for our experts.  David Pollack, Tim Tebow and Chris Doering went 2-3 on their picks, while Joey Galloway and Booger McFarland went 3-4 on the week.  Dari Nowkhah went 0-2 straight up and 0-2 ATS.  Your boy SVP went 2-3 ATS on the week.  However the co-Losers of the Week are going to have to be Stanford Steve and the Bear Chris Fallica.  They are on a death spiral of historic proportions this season… at least on my blog.  The Bear in particular has made it known that his strategy in picking games (particularly against the spread) is that if he picks an underdog to cover, he’s picking them to win on the field.  He’s picking those straight up winners at a 53.57% clip and against the spread at 32.05%.  Stanford Steve is picking straight up at 54.17% and 34.21% against the spread this season, so they are neck-and-neck this year.  I know as well as anyone that there are swings picking against the spread, so this will surely improve as the season continues.  Unfortunately for them, they can share the dunce cap this week.

Lee Corso went 7-5 on the week including a loss in his headgear pick.  Special guests Phillip Fulmer and Steve Spurrier went 5-6 and 6-5, respectively.  The Gameday Baby picked up another win going with Tennessee, meaning she has a one game lead on Corso this season.  Everyone else is somewhere in between so check out the full slate of results below to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality did this week.

Lee Corso: 7-5
WRONG Florida over Tennessee (headgear pick)
RIGHT Nebraska over NW (close)
RIGHT Stanford over UCLA
WRONG Mich St over Wisconsin
WRONG USF over FSU
RIGHT Ole Miss over Georgia
WRONG Arkansas over TAMU
WRONG LSU over Auburn
RIGHT Washington over Arizona
RIGHT Ariz St over Cal
RIGHT Baylor over Okla St
RIGHT WVU over BYU
S.Carolina+2 vs Kentucky (Superdog)

Kirk Herbstreit: 9-5
RIGHT FSU over USF
RIGHT UNC over Pitt
WRONG C. Mich over UVA
RIGHT Wisconsin over Mich St
WRONG NW over Nebraska
RIGHT Michigan over Penn St
RIGHT Ole Miss over Georgia
WRONG Arkansas over TAMU
RIGHT Auburn over LSU
RIGHT Washington over Arizona
WRONG Cal over Ariz St
WRONG Okla St over Baylor
RIGHT WVU over BYU
RIGHT Tennessee over Florida
NW+7.5 vs Nebraska (Superdog)

Desmond Howard: 11-3
WRONG Pitt over UNC
RIGHT UVA over C. Michigan
RIGHT Nebraska over NW
WRONG Mich St over Wisconsin
RIGHT FSU over USF
RIGHT Ole Miss over Georgia
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas
WRONG LSU over Auburn
RIGHT Stanford over UCLA
RIGHT Washington over Arizona
RIGHT Ariz St over Cal
RIGHT Baylor over Okla St
RIGHT WVU over BYU
RIGHT Tennessee over Florida
Wake Forest+7 vs Indiana (Superdog)

Steve Spurrier: 6-5
WRONG Mich St over Wisconsin
RIGHT FSU over USF (close)
WRONG Georgia over Ole Miss
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas
RIGHT Auburn over LSU
RIGHT Stanford over UCLA
WRONG Arizona over Washington
WRONG Cal over Ariz St
RIGHT Baylor over Okla St
RIGHT WVU over BYU
WRONG Florida over Tennessee

Phillip Fulmer: 5-6
WRONG Mich St over Wisconsin
RIGHT FSU over USF
WRONG Georgia over Ole Miss
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas
WRONG LSU over Auburn
RIGHT Stanford over UCLA
WRONG Arizona over Washington
WRONG Cal over Ariz St
WRONG Okla St over Baylor
RIGHT WVU over BYU
RIGHT Tennessee over Florida

David Pollack: 2-3
RIGHT UNC over Pitt
RIGHT Michigan over Penn St
WRONG Florida over Tennessee
WRONG C.Michigan over UVA
WRONG UCLA over Stanford

Rece Davis:
Arkansas+6 vs TAMU (Superdog)

Jennifer’s Picks: 13-3
RIGHT Clemson over GT
RIGHT UNC over Pitt
RIGHT Nebraska over NW
RIGHT Michigan over Penn St
WRONG Mich St over Wisconsin
RIGHT FSU over USF
RIGHT Ole Miss over Georgia
WRONG Arkansas over TAMU
RIGHT Auburn over LSU
RIGHT Stanford over UCLA
WRONG Cal over Ariz St
RIGHT Baylor over Okla St
RIGHT WVU over BYU
RIGHT Tennessee over Florida
RIGHT Boise St over Oregon St
RIGHT Washington over Arizona

The Gameday Baby: 1-0
RIGHT Tennessee over Florida

Paul Finebaum: 5-1
RIGHT Clemson over GT
RIGHT Tennessee over Florida
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas
RIGHT Ole Miss over Georgia
WRONG LSU over Auburn
RIGHT Kentucky over S.Carolina

Marcus Spears: 3-2
RIGHT Ole Miss over Georgia
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas
RIGHT Tennessee over Florida
WRONG LSU over Auburn
WRONG S.Carolina over Kentucky

Tim Tebow: 2-3
WRONG S.Carolina over Kentucky
RIGHT Ole Miss over Georgia
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas
WRONG Florida over Tennessee
WRONG LSU over Auburn

Andrea Adelson: 7-3
RIGHT UVA over C.Michigan
RIGHT Syracuse over UConn
WRONG Pitt over UNC
RIGHT Louisville over Marshall
RIGHT Clemson over GT
RIGHT VT over ECU
RIGHT FSU over USF
RIGHT BC over Wagner
WRONG ND over Duke
WRONG Indiana over Wake Forest

Charles Arbuckle: 11-4
RIGHT FSU over USF
RIGHT Ole Miss over Georgia
WRONG LSU over Auburn
RIGHT WVU over BYU
WRONG Oregon over Colorado
RIGHT Stanford over UCLA
RIGHT Ariz St over Cal
RIGHT Washington over Arizona
RIGHT Boise St over Oregon St
RIGHT Baylor over Okla St
WRONG Florida over Tennessee
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas
WRONG Mich St over Wisconsin
RIGHT Michigan over Penn St
RIGHT UNC over Pitt

Stanford Steve Coughlin: 3-4 straight up, 3-7-1 ATS
WRONG UCLA over Stanford
RIGHT Utah over USC
RIGHT Arkansas over TAMU
WRONG Cal over Ariz St
1-2 straight up on ESPN Insider
WRONG UCLA+3 vs Stanford
WRONG UCLA+3.5 vs Stanford
WRONG Tennessee vs Florida under 45.5
RIGHT Utah-3 vs USC
WRONG Arkansas+5.5 vs TAMU
WRONG Arkansas+6.5 vs TAMU
RIGHT Mich St vs Wisconsin under 45.5
WRONG Okla St+8.5 vs Baylor
WRONG Okla St+9 vs Baylor
WRONG Cal ML vs Ariz St
RIGHT He likes the FSU/USF over but didn’t pick it

Chris Doering:2-3
WRONG S.Carolina over Kentucky 27-24
RIGHT Ole Miss over UGA 38-27
WRONG Florida over Tennessee 23-20
WRONG LSU over Auburn 23-16
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas 31-24

Dusty Dvoracek: 4-0 straight up, 3-2 ATS
RIGHT Iowa St over SJSU
RIGHT WVU over BYU
RIGHT Baylor over Okla St
RIGHT Ole Miss over Georgia
WRONG Arkansas+6.5 vs TAMU
RIGHT BYU+7 vs WVU
RIGHT Ole Miss-7 vs Georgia
RIGHT Auburn+3 vs LSU
WRONG Okla St+9.5 vs Baylor

Brad Edwards: 0-1 straight up, 0-1 ATS
WRONG Okla St over Baylor
WRONG Okla St+7.5 vs Baylor

Chris Fallica: 3-4 straight up, 2-8 ATS
WRONG UCLA over Stanford
WRONG Florida over Tennessee
RIGHT Auburn over LSU
WRONG`NW over Nebraska
RIGHT FSU over USF
WRONG BYU over WVU
1-0 on ESPN Insider
WRONG UCLA+3 vs Stanford (Bear’s Bank)
WRONG Florida+6.5 vs Tennessee
RIGHT Auburn+3.5 vs LSU
WRONG NW+7.5 vs Nebraska (Bear’s Bank)
WRONG Okla St+9 vs Baylor
WRONG Kent St+44 vs Alabama (Bear’s Bank)
RIGHT Auburn+3 vs LSU
WRONG USF+6.5 vs FSU
WRONG Kent St+43.5 vs Alabama
WRONG BYU ML vs WVU

Pat Forde: 19-5 straight up, 1-2 ATS
RIGHT Utah over USC
RIGHT UNC over Pitt
RIGHT Iowa over Rutgers
RIGHT WVU over BYU
RIGHT Iowa St over SJSU
RIGHT Michigan over Penn St
WRONG Mich St over Wisconsin
RIGHT Minnesota over CSU
RIGHT Nebraska over NW
RIGHT Washington over Arizona
RIGHT Boise St over Oregon St
RIGHT Stanford over UCLA
WRONG S.Carolina over Kentucky
RIGHT Tennessee over Florida
RIGHT Alabama over Kent St
WRONG LSU over Auburn
WRONG Georgia over Ole Miss
RIGHT Baylor over Okla St
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas
RIGHT Cinci over Miami OH
WRONG ND over Duke
RIGHT Louisville over Marshall
RIGHT Houston over Tx St
RIGHT FSU over USF
WRONG Florida+6.5 vs Tennessee
WRONG Mich St-5 vs Wisconsin
RIGHT TAMU-6 vs Arkansas

Joey Galloway: 3-4
RIGHT Clemson over GT
WRONG LSU over Auburn
RIGHT Stanford over UCLA
WRONG Arkansas over TAMU
WRONG Florida over Tennessee
WRONG Mich St over Wisconsin
RIGHT TCU over SMU

Lou Holtz: 1-0
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas

Danny Kanell: 6-2 straight up, 2-2 ATS
RIGHT Clemson over GT
RIGHT Auburn over LSU
WRONG UCLA over Stanford
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas
RIGHT Tennessee over Florida
WRONG Mich St over Wisconsin
RIGHT TCU over SMU
RIGHT Michigan over Penn St
WRONG Georgia+7.5 vs Ole Miss
WRONG Mich St-5.5 vs Wisconsin
RIGHT Tennessee-6.5 vs Florida
RIGHT TAMU-6 vs Arkansas

Mel Kiper Jr.: 1-0
RIGHT Washington over Arizona

Joel Klatt: 1-1
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas
WRONG Mich St over Wisconsin

Matt Lienart: 1-0
RIGHT Boise St over Oregon St

Tom Luginbill: 1-0
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas

Greg McElroy: 3-2
RIGHT Alabama over Kent St
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas
WRONG LSU over Auburn
RIGHT Ole Miss over Georgia
WRONG Florida over Tennessee

Booger McFarland: 3-4
WRONG LSU over Auburn 24-14
RIGHT Ole Miss over Georgia 38-28
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas 31-30
WRONG Florida over Tennessee 27-24
WRONG S.Carolina over Kentucky 30-27
WRONG Mich St over Wisconsin
RIGHT FSU over USF

Ryan McGee: 1-0
RIGHT Houston over Tx St

Brent Musberger: 0-1 ATS
WRONG Kent St+43 vs Alabama

Dari Nowkhah: 0-2 straight up, 0-2 ATS
WRONG Florida over Tennessee
WRONG Arkansas over TAMU
WRONG Florida+5 vs Tennessee
WRONG Marshall+28.5 vs Louisville

Jordan Rodgers: 3-0
RIGHT Tennessee over Florida
RIGHT Ole Miss over Georgia
RIGHT Mizzou over Delaware St

Jason Sehorn: 1-2
WRONG Florida over Tennessee
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas
WRONG Mich St over Wisconsin

Robert Smith: 1-0
RIGHT Boise St over Oregon St

Phil Steele: 15-5 straight up, 8-8 ATS
WRONG Mich St over Wisconsin (by 4 to 7 points)
WRONG LSU over Auburn (by a touchdown)
RIGHT Clemson over GT (by 4-7 pts)
WRONG Indiana over Wake Forest (by 10 points)
RIGHT Boise St over Oregon St
RIGHT W.Michigan over Georgia Southern (by two touchdowns)
RIGHT MTSU over LaTech
WRONG Connecticut over Syracuse
RIGHT Michigan over Penn St (closer than expected)
RIGHT Memphis over BGSU (by 3 touchdowns)
RIGHT WVU over BYU (Close, by less than a touchdown)
RIGHT Louisville over Marshall (by 17 to 21 points)
RIGHT Ole Miss over Georgia (by 10-14 points)
RIGHT Tennessee over Florida (by more than 7 points)
RIGHT FSU over USF
RIGHT Alabama over Kent St (by about 42)
RIGHT Baylor over Okla St
RIGHT Kentucky over S.Carolina
RIGHT TCU over SMU (by about 24)
WRONG UNLV over Idaho
2-0 on ESPN Insider
RIGHT Ole Miss-7 vs Georgia
WRONG Marshall+26 vs Louisville
RIGHT Tennessee-6.5 vs Florida
WRONG Iowa-13 vs Rutgers
RIGHT Michigan vs Penn St over 57
WRONG Penn St+18 vs Michigan
RIGHT W.Michigan-7 vs Georgia Southern
RIGHT Kentucky-2 vs S.Carolina
RIGHT TCU-21.5 vs SMU
WRONG UNLV-14.5 vs Idaho
2-4 ATS on ESPN Insider

Matt Stinchcomb: 2-1
WRONG Florida over Tennessee
RIGHT Ole Miss over Georgia
RIGHT Mizzou over Delaware St

Clint Stoerner: 3-0
RIGHT Alabama over Kent St
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas
RIGHT Ole Miss over Georgia

Scott Van Pelt: 1-0 straight up, 2-3 ATS
RIGHT Tennessee over Florida (straight up)
RIGHT Wisconsin+5.5 vs Mich St
WRONG NW+8 vs Nebraska
WRONG USF+5 vs FSU
WRONG UCLA+3 vs Stanford
RIGHT Auburn+3.5 vs LSU

Dave Wannstedt: 1-1
WRONG Oregon St over Boise St
RIGHT Baylor over Okla St

Week 4 2016: College Gameday review!

Welcome back ladies and gentlemen to the portion of today where we take a minute to reflect on this morning’s edition of College Gameday!  Today’s edition of Gameday was broadcasting to your television set live from Knoxville, Tennessee for the big matchup between Tennessee and Florida.  Florida was riding an 11 game losing streak in this rivalry; one of the great rivalries in college football.

Let’s dive right into #GamedaySigns because there were a LOT of good ones today.  Lots of funny Tebow references, good old fashioned insults, and hilarious vague minutiae about players and coaches.

This was one of my favorites, although kids might not even know what this means these days.

I think they call this throwin’ shade.

And by request of @TheGamedayBaby…

We got a dose of the Sam Ponder outfit of the week, which means it is time for the @GamedayJen official Sam Ponder outfit of the week review brought to you by the Home Depot!  This week Jen liked the Sam Ponder outfit as usual.  “I really like the vest.  I’m excited to see the Sam Ponder fall outfit season.  She always has a good boot game”.

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Gene W had a really nice segment on the influx of Aussie rules football players coming into college football as punters.  For those of you not from Down Under, they call it footie.  Anyways, there was a funny question segment at the end with an Aussie about American college gridiron football (or football as we call it for those of you Down Under).  Check it out below.

Onto my weekly complaint about the You Had One Job segment.  Still no online video of the funniest segment of the week.  Please tweet @jimmyg44 and let him know we need this.

This week’s Harambe watch was pretty impressive, and the Harambe memes were dank.  Let’s start off with this gem from last night apparently.  I’m confused by the “too” portion of this sign.

Also…

And of course…

The investigation into the death of Harambe by yours truly continued this week.  In week 1 all evidence from Gameday signs pointed towards Les Miles and/or Colin Kaepernick killing Harambe.  In week 2 things took a turn, and the prime suspect was Butch Jones.  After Butch Jones was cleared, week 3 saw accusations that Dalvin Cook killed Harambe.  However things have taken a shocking turn in week 4, as we have reliable evidence via #GamedaySigns that Jim McElwain killed Harambe.  You may have to look hard, but in the Tweet below the evidence is indisputable.

The best segment of the week was brought to you by new College Gameday castmember Jen Lada about how a family from Auburn and a family from LSU came together under extraordinary circumstances.  Just watch the video because I can’t do it any justice.

In reference to Jen Lada showing back up, @GamedayJen said “I’m still not sure about her”.  So we will be monitoring that situation closely.

Christiain McCaffrey had a segment which I believe is the OFFICIAL start of his Heisman campaign this year.  This piece was about the football camp he runs for kids with Down’s Syndrome.  Not only is McCaffrey lighting it up on the field, but he seems like a great guy off the field and a great story.  He’s going to need exposure like this to have any chance at a Heisman since he plays all of his games at 4AM or whenever most weeks.

When it came time to get down to the business of picking games, we were alerted to the news that we had TWO guest pickers this week.  Former Tennessee head coach Phillip Fulmer and former Florida coach Steve Spurrier were our special guests today.  I’m still convinced Spurrier is laying the groundwork for joining Gameday at some point in the future after he appeared last year, and I for one would welcome him.  Anyways, another unusual circumstance is that they picked ELEVEN games this morning as opposed to a usual batch of about 8.  Combine that with two celebrity pickers and it made for a long picking segment.  Of course, normally I would love a long picking segment, but some of us had a fresh omelette sitting on the breakfast table right as they started picking games.  The sacrifices I make for this website…

Back to picking games.  Both coaches were light hearted and had some good input on the upcoming slate of games.  To nobody’s surprise Fulmer took Tennessee while Spurrier took Florida.  Desmond and Kirk both took Tennessee while Pollack had taken Florida earlier in the show before his exit.  @TheGamedayBaby also went with Tennessee, boldly proclaiming that she was born to end Florida’s streak.  @GamedayJen took Tennessee too, leaving it lopsided from our panel of experts favoring Tennessee.  When it came time for Corso to make his pick, Smokey the dog was ready on set for Corso’s pick.  Corso loved on the dog before telling him that he was sorry, because this was purely business.  Corso threw on the Gator headgear as Smokey made a quick exit, and just like that it was time for kickoff.

 

Week 4 2016: Saturday morning #CFB Picks! #TENNvsUF #UFvsTENN

Saturday morning college picks are getting a little bit of a late start but we are up and running full steam ahead now.  We will be updating all morning with picks, picks and more picks so check back as the day progresses for all of the latest predictions and picks from all of your favorites!

 

 

Lee Corso:
Florida over Tennessee (headgear pick)
Nebraska over NW (close)
Stanford over UCLA
Mich St over Wisconsin
USF over FSU
Ole Miss over Georgia
Arkansas over TAMU
LSU over Auburn
Washington over Arizona
Ariz St over Cal
Baylor over Okla St
WVU over BYU
S.Carolina+2 vs Kentucky (Superdog)

Kirk Herbstreit:
FSU over USF
UNC over Pitt
C. Mich over UVA
Wisconsin over Mich St
NW over Nebraska
Michigan over Penn St
Ole Miss over Georgia
Arkansas over TAMU
Auburn over LSU
Washington over Arizona
Cal over Ariz St
Okla St over Baylor
WVU over BYU
Tennessee over Florida
NW+7.5 vs Nebraska (Superdog)

Desmond Howard:
Pitt over UNC
UVA over C. Michigan
Nebraska over NW
Mich St over Wisconsin
FSU over USF
Ole Miss over Georgia
TAMU over Arkansas
LSU over Auburn
Stanford over UCLA
Washington over Arizona
Ariz St over Cal
Baylor over Okla St
WVU over BYU
Tennessee over Florida
Wake Forest+7 vs Indiana (Superdog)

Steve Spurrier:
Mich St over Wisconsin
FSU over USF (close)
Georgia over Ole Miss
TAMU over Arkansas
Auburn over LSU
Stanford over UCLA
Arizona over Washington
Cal over Ariz St
Baylor over Okla St
WVU over BYU
Florida over Tennessee

Phillip Fulmer:
Mich St over Wisconsin
FSU over USF
Georgia over Ole Miss
TAMU over Arkansas
LSU over Auburn
Stanford over UCLA
Arizona over Washington
Cal over Ariz St
Okla St over Baylor
WVU over BYU
Tennessee over Florida

David Pollack:
UNC over Pitt
Michigan over Penn St
Florida over Tennessee

Rece Davis:
Arkansas+6 vs TAMU (Superdog)

Jennifer’s Picks:
Clemson over GT
UNC over Pitt
Nebraska over NW
Michigan over Penn St
Mich St over Wisconsin
FSU over USF
Ole Miss over Georgia
Arkansas over TAMU
Auburn over LSU
Stanford over UCLA
Cal over Ariz St
Baylor over Okla St
WVU over BYU
Tennessee over Florida

The Gameday Baby:
Tennessee over Florida

Jason Sehorn:
Florida over Tennessee
TAMU over Arkansas
Mich St over Wisconsin

Chris Fallica:
UCLA over Stanford
Florida over Tennessee
Auburn over LSU
NW over Nebraska
FSU over USF
BYU over WVU
UCLA+3 vs Stanford (Bear’s Bank)
Florida+6.5 vs Tennessee
Auburn+3.5 vs LSU
NW+7.5 vs Nebraska (Bear’s Bank)
Okla St+9 vs Baylor
Kent St+44 vs Alabama (Bear’s Bank)
Auburn+3 vs LSU
USF+6.5 vs FSU
Kent St+43.5 vs Alabama
BYU ML vs WVU

Paul Finebaum:
Clemson over GT
Tennessee over Florida
TAMU over Arkansas
Ole Miss over Georgia
LSU over Auburn
Kentucky over S.Carolina

Marcus Spears:
Ole Miss over Georgia
TAMU over Arkansas
Tennessee over Florida
LSU over Auburn
S.Carolina over Kentucky

Tim Tebow:
S.Carolina over Kentucky
Ole Miss over Georgia
TAMU over Arkansas
Florida over Tennessee
LSU over Auburn

Dari Nowkhah:
Florida over Tennessee
Florida+5 vs Tennessee
Marshall+28.5 vs Louisville