Friday, September 15, 2006

Malafronte challenge week 2

The week one picks weren't kind. I went 5-5 overall, though I did go 3-1 on Big East predictions, missing only the Syracuse-Iowa game. Congrats to Runway readers Mark and Manny, who each went 7-3 last week. But, Manny was the lone poster to equal my 3-1 in Big East games, so I will lamely proclaim myself still undefeated. As always, all are welcome to take the Malafronte challenge, though it won't be much of a challenge with another 5-5 week. On to the picks in a great Saturday for college football:

Game 1: Syracuse (+3) over ILLINOIS: Tough call. Illinois looked awful against Rutgers. The Orange will keep it close enough.

Game 2: UCONN (-6.5) over Wake Forest: This spread seems about three points too high. But Wake was lucky to beat a bad Duke team last week. Huskies will roll.

Game 3: Cincinnati (+30) over OHIO STATE: Smart money says the Buckeyes won't run it up that high.

Game 4: PITT (-3) over Michigan State: Spartans haven't been tested yet. This would be a nice win for the Big East, too.

Game 5: CENTRAL FLORIDA (+1.5) over South Florida: Bulls only beat FIU by a point, and, though Orlando's a short ride for USF's Tampa campus, the Bulls struggled on the road a year ago.

Game 6: LOUISVILLE (-4) over Miami: Even without Michael Bush, the Cards will cover. Miami is overrated.

Game 7: RUTGERS (-16) over Ohio: The Scarlet Knights have too much offense for Ohio to stay close.

BONUS GAMES
Game 8: BOSTON COLLEGE (-7) over Brigham Young
Game 9: NOTRE DAME (-6) over Michigan
Game 10: AUBURN (-3.5) over Louisiana State
Game 11: OREGON (-4.5) over Oklahoma
Game 12: Clemson (+5) over FLORIDA STATE
Game 13: Florida (-4) over TENNESSEE
Game 14: STANFORD (-1) over Navy
Game 15: SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE (+16) over Central Connecticut State: OK, I made up the line. But the Division II Owls might make it a game against I-AA CCSU, which knocked off powerhouse Georgia Southern on the road last week.

Make your picks by clicking the "comment" tab below.

9 Comments:

Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

My picks:

Game 1: Syracuse (+3) over ILLINOIS
Game 2: UCONN (-6.5) over Wake Forest
Game 3: Cincinnati (+30) over OHIO ST
Game 4: PITT (-3) over Michigan State
Game 5: CENTRAL FLORIDA (+1.5) over South Florida
Game 6: LOUISVILLE (-4) over Miami
Game 7: RUTGERS (-16) over Ohio
Game 8: BOSTON COLLEGE (-7) over Brigham Young
Game 9: NOTRE DAME (-6) over Michigan
Game 10: AUBURN (-3.5) over Louisiana State
Game 11: OREGON (-4.5) over Oklahoma
Game 12: Clemson (+5) over FLORIDA STATE
Game 13: Florida (-4) over TENNESSEE
Game 14: STANFORD (-1) over Navy
Game 15: SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE (+16) over Central Connecticut State

September 15, 2006 1:21 AM 
Anonymous Jim said...

Syracuse +3
UConn -6.5
Ohio St. -30
Pitt -3
USF -1.5
Miami +4
Rutgers -16
Boston College -7
Notre Dame -6
Auburn -3.5
Oklahoma +4.5
Clemson +5
Tennessee +4
Stanford -1
CCSU -16

September 15, 2006 7:59 AM 
Blogger Vinny From East Haven said...

Vin's picks:

1. Syracuse +3 over Illionois.
2. Wake Forest +6.5 over UConn
3. Ohio St -30 ovr Cincy
4. Central FLA +1.5 over USF
5. Michigan St. +3 over Pitt
6. Miami +4 over Louiville
7. Rutgers -16 over Ohio
8. BC -7 over BYU
9. Michigan +6 over ND
10. LSU +3.5 over Auburn
11. Oklahoma +4.5 over Oregon
12. FLA St. -5 over Clemson
13. Florida -4 over Tenn
14. Stanford -1 over Navy
15. Central -16 over SCSU.

Once again, let's clarify something here - I am NOT a BC fan. In fact I am a UCONN Alum, albeit one of the few who haven't deluded themselves into thinking this team is something that it is not.

Looking forward to seeing all of you at the Rent saturday! I'll be the one hanging out by the beer kiosk - wish I had a Wake Forest sweatshirt to wear to the game.

September 15, 2006 11:04 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Illinois
2. Wake
3. OSU
4. Michigan St
5. USF
6. Miami
7. Ohio
8. BC
9. Notre Dame
10. Auburn
11. Oklahoma
12. Clemson
13. Tennessee
14. Stanford
15. CCSU

September 15, 2006 12:23 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those are my picks with no name

-- Manny

September 15, 2006 12:24 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois
UConn
Ohio over Rutgers
Ohio State 35 points over Cin
MSU by a TD


I'm a BC fan By the way. I hope Wake wins, but COnnecticut is clearly better. Still don't see more than 8 wins for you.

September 15, 2006 3:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easy victory for Connecticut...our talent is good...nice to be the only 1-A program in NE.

WF will be a small test, but it will be passed.

GO UCONN

September 15, 2006 9:14 PM 
Blogger DetroitTigersHater said...

Chip, I think you need to go back and re-run the numbers on last week's picks. I think I hit 8 or 9 going opposite of Vinny. Can we call in some recount experts from Florida on this one? Vinny, I ain't buyin' you as a UConn alum though I will beleive you aren't a BC fan. You strike me as the type that roots for some second rate SEC team or something. Once again for week 2, I will go opposite of Vinny on all picks. Finally, they actually let you in to Rentschler Field? They should have your picture at all entrances with bold text stating "DO NOT ALLOW ENTRY UNLESS ITS A US WOMEN'S SOCCER EXHIBITION."

September 16, 2006 8:58 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only 1-A program in NE? I seem to remember there being this little school called BC, but maybe I'm wrong.

September 16, 2006 9:32 AM 

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