Week 7 Picks

adam.dompierre

#5 Texas vs. #1 Oklahoma
Without question this is the game of the weekend, maybe of the year so far. The Red River Rivalry née Shootout almost always decides the Big 12 South, but this year the game could go a long way in determining who plays in the National Championship game as well. The Sooners have owned non-Vince Young Texas teams lately, but Bob Stoops has acquired a reputation for choking in big games the last couple years. Factor in the neutral site and this one’s a real toss-up. That said… Oklahoma, I guess?
Oklahoma 30, Texas 23

Tennessee @#10 Georgia
Tennessee might be the worst team this side of the pre-training montage Little Giants. The Volunteers were expected to challenge Florida and Georgia for the SEC East, but barring a miraculous turnaround they could very well finish last. Georgia had a bye last week, and after the loss to Alabama you’ve got to figure they spent most of that time getting pumped up by watching the SNL skit, “How Much Ya Bench?” If so, expect the Bulldogs to give the Vols a savage beating. The kind of beating where the cops would say, “What kind of animal would do this to another human being?”
Georgia 31, Tennessee 7

#4 LSU @ #11 Florida
LSU-Florida has developed into one of the SEC’s best rivalries as of late and you know the Swamp is going to be crazy for this night game. For all of the hype Tim Tebow gets, a lot of people don’t realize he’s only 13-5 as a starter. Meanwhile LSU’s best win on the year over Auburn looks a lot less impressive given the latter’s dramatic fall from the top ten. Florida is listed as a six-point favorite, but right now LSU looks to have the more complete team. Well, that and Les Miles.
LSU 24, Florida 14

#6 Penn State @ Wisconsin
Less than two weeks ago, Wisconsin was No. 9 in the country and a sleeper pick to win the national championship. Two crushing late-game defeats later and the Badgers, at 0-2 in the conference, have pretty much played themselves out of any chance at a Big Ten title. Penn State is the new conference favorite de jour, steamrolling opponents week in and week out. Everything points to Zombie Paterno coming into Camp Randall and eviscerating the Badgers. And who am I to disagree with Everything?
Penn State 35, Wisconsin 21

# 17 Oklahoma State @ #4 Missouri
Combine these two-point-a-minute offenses and their respective suspect defenses, and the Cowboys and Tigers could be scoring points well into Sunday afternoon. It’s the classic matchup of the unstoppable force and the exceedingly-easy-to-move object, the only question being which offense is going to blink and cost its team the game. Missouri has yet to face a decent opponent, so it will be interesting to see how they handle somebody with a pulse. You know Chase Daniel is going to do whatever he wants out there and if Missouri’s defense steps up even a little bit, this should be a big win for the Tigers.
Missouri 42, Oklahoma State 31

Record so Far: A Gentleman’s 11-11