Runway Challenge Week 3: I'm tired
Let's get right to the picks.
Game 1: UCONN (-30) over Temple: Owls were 3.5-point favorites over Buffalo last week, first time in four years they were favored to win a football game. Buffalo won a 42-7 squeaker. Temple back in the familiar role of being four touchdown underdogs every week.
Game 2: Pitt (+11.5) over MICHIGAN STATE: "Moustache Dave" Wannestadt beat D'Antonio's Cincinnati teams soundly the last two years. Not many others can say they did.
Game 3: Cincinnati (-7) over MIAMI-OH: Could be my 5-star, silver bullet special.
Game 4: NORTH CAROLINA (-3) over Virginia: What happened to the ACC? What is there, one, maybe two really strong teams?
Game 5: WASHINGTON (+3.5) over Ohio State: The "other" Huskies are no joke. This could be their coming out party.
Game 6: Illinois (-13) over SYRACUSE: Another poor showing, and Greg Robinson's house may get the same treatment as Coach Nickerson's in "All the Right Moves". Regular "Runway" reader Vinny Salvucci ready with a bag of garbage.
Game 7: FLORIDA (-8) over Tennessee: The annual "Ugly Uniform Bowl" is in Gainsville this year.
Game 8: MICHIGAN (-8) over Notre Dame: Yep. It's 0-2 Michigan vs. 0-2 Notre Dame, right here on NBC. This has WNBA-type ratings written all over it.
Game 9: ALABAMA (-3) over Arkansas: Nick Saban's first big test at 'Bama. Everyone outside of Tuscaloosa is hoping he flunks.
Game 10: Louisville (-6) over KENTUCKY: Two great quarterbacks, two fried defenses. Final score could be 77-70. Three words: Take the over.
Game 11: Boston College (+7) over GEORGIA TECH: Now that I know what BCU means, I wonder if there are folks in the south who refer to the Yellow Jackets as GTU or the University of Georgia Tech?
Game 12: Southern California (-10) over NEBRASKA: Tommy Lee spent a semester playing for the Nebraska marching band on a horrendously staged "reality" show two years ago and revealed what most knew since the mid-1980s: he sucks on drums. Seems he can't fight either. How embarrassing is it to get beat up by Kid Rock? I'd rank it an 8, just slightly less humiliating than taking a beating from Axl Rose but a little more embarrassing than getting punched out by a female tough rocker like Joan Jett or Pink.
I was going to start including Hawaii in the picks every week because I love watching their games. But it's impossible to try and predict lines like 'Hawaii (-17) at UNLV' every week. Instead, the first installment of the weekly Colt Brennan watch. Through two games, he's thrown for 964 yards and 10 touchdowns which puts him on pace for 5,784 and 60 TDs. Looking for him to hit 6,000 with 60 TDs this season.
Here are the results from Week 2:
1. DetroitTigershater 8-3
SeanO's ghost 8-3
Steve P 8-3
4. Chip 7-4
6. Caleb 6-5
8. Ian 5-6
wil I 5-6
12. vinny 4-7
The Race for the Runway (Overall standings after two weeks)
1. DetroitTigersHater 16
2. Sammy 14
3. Ian: 13
SeanO's Ghost 13
6. kooch 12
7. Kevin 11
8. Vinny 10
9. pete 9
10. Steve P 8
11. Caleb 6
13. Wil I 5
14. Alex 4
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