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Week 3 2015: College picks are graded, results are in! #cfb

Week 3 was a fantastic week of college football with some big games,big names, big upsets, and big letdowns.

There were some trendy picks this week which didn’t work out which stood out to me in particular.  Everyone and their mother had Georgia Tech beating Notre Dame and covering that 2.5 point spread pretty easily.  I feel like we hear this same story every year when a big name gets matched up with Georgia Tech about how hard it is to prepare for the triple option.  While Georgia Tech is a really solid program, and the really do occasionally take down a bigger name with the triple option, I just can’t count how many times we have been warned about the triple option and then let down by the Yellow Jackets.  Our panel of expert pickers and prognosticators were 12 to 6 in favor of Georgia Tech, which was pretty heavy for a 2.5 pt spread, so let’s all point and laugh at them.

Big winners this week included Kirk Herbstreit (10-3), Chris Fallica (12-3), Phil Steele (14-5), and Greg McElroy (5-1).  However this week’s undisputed winner was none other than @GamedayJen, who dropped a 14-2 week on us with some serious knowledge.  She called UCLA to beat BYU, but BYU to also cover.  Her upset special was Ole Miss over Alabama.  She knows her stuff so give her a follow for some serious knowledge.

Losers this week included Dari Nowkhah at 4-5, who made some bold predictions for this weekend and ended up taking it in the shorts pretty hard on Twitter.  However, you won’t find a classier gentleman as he owned up to every bit of it and admits when he is wrong.  Other questionable performances came from Jason Sehorn (5-4), Mack Brown (2-2), Stanford Steve Coughlin (3-7), Brad Edwards (4-3), and Trevor Matich (4-5).  Normally we would give this week’s loss to Stanford Steve, but I just couldn’t resist giving this week’s official loss to Mark May, who went 2-2 on the week but looked incredibly smug when he made his picks.

Mark May: Pleased with himself

Mark May: Pleased with himself

Other notes include our celebrity guest picker Eric Church who went 6-5 on the week.  Coach Corso went a respectable 9-4 on the week, but missed out on that headgear pick going with Alabama.  Charley the Cat picked Ole Miss and takes back one week from Corso.  One curious note is that the College Gameday crew of Corso, Herbie, Desmond and Eric Church all picked Kentucky to beat Florida, while the SEC Nation crew unanimously picked Florida to beat Kentucky.  Weird.  Everyone else was 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: 9-4
RIGHT Temple over UMass
RIGHT NDSU over North Dakota
WRONG GaTech over Notre Dame
RIGHT LSU over Auburn
RIGHT Miami Fl over Nebraska
WRONG USC over Stanford
RIGHT Cal over Texas
RIGHT UNC over Illinois
RIGHT NW over Duke
RIGHT Penn St over Rutgers
WRONG Kentucky over Florida
RIGHT UCLA over BYU
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss (Headgear pick)

Kirk Herbstreit: 10-3
RIGHT Temple over UMass
RIGHT LSU over Auburn
RIGHT NDSU over North Dakota
RIGHT Georgia over S.Carolina
WRONG Kentucky over Florida
RIGHT UCLA over BYU
WRONG GaTech over Notre Dame
RIGHT Miami Fl over Nebraska
WRONG USC over Stanford
RIGHT Cal over Texas
RIGHT UNC over Illinois
RIGHT NW over Duke
RIGHT Penn St over Rutgers

Desmond Howard: 10-4
RIGHT Temple over UMass
RIGHT NDSU over North Dakota
RIGHT Georgia over S.Carolina
WRONG Kentucky over Florida
RIGHT UCLA over BYU
WRONG GaTech over Notre Dame
RIGHT LSU over Auburn
RIGHT Miami Fl over Nebraska
RIGHT Cal over Texas
RIGHT UNC over Illinois
WRONG Duke over NW
RIGHT Penn St over Rutgers
RIGHT Stanford over USC
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss

Eric Church: 6-5
RIGHT UNC over Illinois
RIGHT NW over Duke
RIGHT Penn St over Rutgers
RIGHT Cal over Texas
RIGHT LSU over Auburn
WRONG Kentucky over Florida
WRONG GaTech over Notre Dame
WRONG Nebraska over Miami Fl
WRONG USC over Stanford
RIGHT UCLA over BYU
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss

David Pollack: 3-2
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
RIGHT Georgia over S.Carolina
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky
RIGHT UCLA over BYU
WRONG Auburn over LSU

Jennifer’s Picks: 14-2
RIGHT Clemson over Louisville
RIGHT Temple over UMass
RIGHT Georgia over S.Carolina
WRONG GaTech over Notre Dame
RIGHT LSU over Auburn
RIGHT TAMU over Nevada
RIGHT Miami Fl over Nebraska
WRONG USC over Stanford
RIGHT Cal over Texas
RIGHT UCLA over BYU
RIGHT BYU+16.5 vs UCLA
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky
RIGHT UNC over Illinois
RIGHT NW over Duke
RIGHT Penn St over Rutgers
RIGHT Ole Miss over Alabama (upset special)

Chris Fallica: 12-3
RIGHT Notre Dame+2.5 vs GaTech
RIGHT Notre Dame over GaTech 27-24
RIGHT Stanford+10 vs USC
WRONG USC over Stanford 20-17
RIGHT Ole Miss over Alabama 24-17
RIGHT Ole Miss+7 vs Alabama (Bear’s Bank)
RIGHT LSU over Auburn 31-17
RIGHT LSU-7.5 vs Auburn
RIGHT UCLA over BYU 41-17
WRONG UCLA-16.5 vs BYU (Bear’s Bank)
WRONG Purdue+6.5 vs VaTech (Bear’s Bank)
RIGHT VaTech over Purdue 24-23
RIGHT Louisville over Clemson 31-23
RIGHT Louisville+6.5 vs Clemson
RIGHT Colorado over CSU

Mel Kiper Jr.: 2-0
RIGHT UCLA over BYU
RIGHT LSU over Auburn

Booger McFarland: 6-2
WRONG Arkansas over TTU 35-31
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky 27-17
RIGHT Georgia over S.Carolina 42-13
RIGHT LSU over Auburn 24-17
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss 28-27
RIGHT Miss St over NW St
RIGHT Vanderbilt over Austin Peay
RIGHT Tennessee over W.Carolina

Dari Nowkhah: 4-5
WRONG Kentucky over Florida
WRONG GaTech over Notre Dame
WRONG GaTech-3.5 vs Notre Dame
RIGHT LSU over Auburn
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
RIGHT UCLA over BYU
WRONG USC over Stanford
RIGHT Cal over Texas
RIGHT Illinois over UNC

Jason Sehorn: 5-4
RIGHT Ohio St over NIU
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
RIGHT LSU over Alabama
WRONG GaTech over Notre Dame
WRONG USC over Stanford
RIGHT UCLA over BYU
RIGHT Miami Fl over Nebraska
WRONG Kentucky over Florida
RIGHT Cal over Texas

Phil Steele: 14-5
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss 28-17
WRONG Illinois+9.5 vs UNC
RIGHT UCLA over BYU 38-20
WRONG USC over Stanford 32-14
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky (by 3)
RIGHT Notre Dame over GaTech 31-27
RIGHT LSU over Auburn 31-21
RIGHT Clemson over Louisville
RIGHT Cal over Texas
RIGHT Ohio St over NIU 52-10
RIGHT Okla St over UTSA 44-10
RIGHT Mich St over AF 41-21
RIGHT Oregon over Georgia St 52-17
RIGHT Cinci over Miami OH 44-16 (best bet)
WRONG BGSU over Memphis 43-42
RIGHT Mizzou over UConn 27-10
RIGHT Colorado over CSU 32-24
WRONG FAU over Buffalo 37-33
RIGHT Miami Fl over Nebraska 31-20 (best bet)

Tim Tebow: 3-1
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky
RIGHT Georgia over S.Carolina
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
RIGHT LSU over Auburn

Marcus Spears: 3-1
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky
RIGHT Georgia over S.Carolina
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
RIGHT LSU over Auburn

Greg McElroy: 5-1
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky
RIGHT Georgia over S.Carolina
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
RIGHT Mizzou over UConn
RIGHT Miss St over NW St
RIGHT LSU over Auburn

Paul Finebaum: 4-2
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky
WRONG GaTech over Notre Dame
RIGHT TAMU over Nevada
RIGHT Georgia over S.Carolina
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
RIGHT LSU over Auburn

Brett McMurphy: 0-1
WRONG Fresno St+14 vs Utah

Mark May: 2-2
RIGHT Notre Dame over GaTech
RIGHT LSU over Auburn
WRONG USC over Stanford
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss

Mack Brown: 2-2
RIGHT Notre Dame over GaTech
RIGHT LSU over Auburn
WRONG USC over Stanford
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss

Cole’s Exclusive Insider Top 25 Picks: 16-4
RIGHT 1 Ohio St over NIU
WRONG 2 Alabama over Ole Miss
RIGHT 3 TCU over SMU
RIGHT 4 Mich St over AF
WRONG 6 USC over Stanford
RIGHT 7 Georgia over S.Carolina
RIGHT 8 Notre Dame over GaTech
RIGHT 9 FSU over Boston College
RIGHT 10 UCLA over 19 BYU
RIGHT 11 Clemson over Louisville
RIGHT 12 Oregon over Georgia St
RIGHT 16 OU over Tulsa
RIGHT 17 TAMU over Nevada
WRONG 18 Auburn over 13 LSU
RIGHT 20 Arizona over N.Arizona
RIGHT 21 Utah over Fresno St
WRONG UConn over 22 Mizzou
RIGHT 23 NW over Duke
RIGHT 24 Wisconsin over Troy
RIGHT 25 Okla St over UTSA

Charles Arbuckle: 2-0
RIGHT Oregon over Georgia St
RIGHT Cal over Texas

Jon Berger: 0-2
WRONG Texas over Cal
WRONG Arkansas over TTU

Mike Bellotti: 0-1
RIGHT UCLA over BYU

Kevin Carter: 2-0
RIGHT UCLA over BYU
RIGHT UNC over Illinois

Stanford Steve Coughlin: 3-7
RIGHT Notre Dame+2.5 vs GaTech
RIGHT Notre Dame over GaTech 19-17
WRONG USC over Stanford 38-14
WRONG USC-10 vs Stanford
WRONG Alabama-6.5 vs Ole Miss
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss 24-17
WRONG Auburn over LSU 21-17
RIGHT BYU+16.5 vs UCLA
WRONG Arkansas over TTU 38-21
WRONG Arkansas-10.5 vs TTU

Colin Cowherd: 5-3
RIGHT UCLA over BYU
WRONG USC over Stanford
RIGHT Cal over Texas
WRONG GaTech over Notre Dame (close)
RIGHT LSU over Auburn (by a touchdown)
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
RIGHT Georgia over S.Carolina
RIGHT Miami Fl over Nebraska 30-27

Heather Dinich: 0-1
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss

Brad Edwards: 4-3
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
RIGHT Ohio St over NIU
WRONG Ohio St-34 vs NIU
RIGHT Okla St-25.5 vs UTSA
RIGHT Okla St over UTSA
WRONG Cal-5 vs Texas
RIGHT Cal over Texas

Pat Forde: 20-7
RIGHT FSU over BC
RIGHT Duke over NW
WRONG Nebraska over Miami Fl
RIGHT Mizzou over UConn
RIGHT OU over Tulsa
RIGHT Okla St over UTSA
RIGHT Iowa over Pitt
RIGHT Mich St over AF
RIGHT Ohio St over NIU
RIGHT Penn St over Rutgers
RIGHT Wisconsin over Troy
RIGHT Arizona over NAU
RIGHT Oregon over Georgia St
WRONG USC over Stanford
RIGHT UCLA over BYU
RIGHT Georgia over S.Carolina
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
WRONG Arkansas over TTU
RIGHT LSU over Auburn
RIGHT TAMU over Nevada
RIGHT TCU over SMU
WRONG CSU over Colorado
RIGHT Utah over Fresno St
RIGHT Navy over ECU
WRONG GaTech over Notre Dame
RIGHT Rice over UNT
WRONG FAU over Buffalo

Joey Galloway: 5-3
RIGHT Ohio St over NIU
WRONG USC over Stanford
RIGHT UCLA over BYU
WRONG UCLA-16.5 vs BYU
RIGHT Notre Dame over GaTech
RIGHT Clemson over Louisville
WRONG BC over FSU
RIGHT Ole Miss over Alabama

Danny Kanell: 4-1
RIGHT Ole Miss over Alabama
WRONG GaTech over Notre Dame
RIGHT Ohio St over NIU
RIGHT Clemson over Louisville
RIGHT FSU over BC

Trevor Matich: 4-5
WRONG GaTech over Notre Dame
RIGHT Clemson over Louisville
RIGHT Georgia over South Carolina
WRONG BYU over UCLA
WRONG USC-9 vs Stanford
WRONG GT-2 vs ND
RIGHT LSU-7 vs Auburn
WRONG USC over Stanford
RIGHT LSU over Auburn

Ryan McGee: 0-1
WRONG Bama over Ole Miss

Matt Stinchomb: 0-1
WRONG Kentucky over Florida

Clint Stoerner: 1-1
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
RIGHT Mizzou over UConn

Scott Van Pelt: 3-2
RIGHT UMass+10.5 vs Temple
WRONG Purdue+6.5 vs VaTech
WRONG SJSU+7.5 vs Oregon St
RIGHT Stanford+10 vs USC
RIGHT Notre Dame+2.5 vs GaTech

Andre Ware: 1-0
RIGHT Ohio St over NIU

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