This Week’s Football Picks

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Heading into week five of the schedule there is an ever so slight edge among the prognosticators in This Week’s Football Picks.

Four games deep sixed a great deal of forward progress for all three of our prickly pickers. Will and Xayveon started off at 30-8 while Jim was 32-6 coming out of last week.

Losses by Boston College, Pitt and Virginia Tech threw a proverbial wrench into the works for all three. Will and Jim took a hit going out on a limb with their selection of Wake Forest. Xayveon took the high road with Notre Dame.

You’ll want to check out the most recent video highlights at College Football Rewind to get a better feel for team strengths and weaknesses.

Be sure to see where teams rank in the most recent ACC Nation Power Poll before you decide on your weekly picks.

Last Week’s Picks

GAMEWILL 30-8XAYVEON 30-8JIM 32-6
Boston College @ Purdue
Boston CollegeBoston CollegeBoston College
Notre Dame @Wake Forest
Wake ForestNotre DameWake Forest
Pitt @ North CarolinaPittPittPitt
Louisville @ VirginiaVirginiaVirginiaVirginia
FIU @ MiamiMiamiMiamiMiami
Clemson @ Georgia TechClemsonClemsonClemson
NC Central @ DukeDukeDukeDuke
NIU @ Florida State
Florida StateFlorida StateFlorida State
Virginia Tech @ ODUVirginia TechVirginia TechVirginia Tech
UConn @ SyracuseSyracuseSyracuseSyracuse
NC State @ MarshallNC StateNC StateNC State

This Week’s Picks

GAMEWILL 37-12XAYVEON 38-11JIM 39-10
North Carolina @ MiamiMiamiMiamiMiami
Temple @ Boston CollegeBoston CollegeBoston CollegeBoston College
Syracuse @ ClemsonClemsonClemsonClemson
Bowling Green @ Georgia TechGeorgia TechGeorgia TechGeorgia Tech
Virginia @ NC StateNC StateVirginiaNC State
Pitt @ UCFUCFUCFUCF
Rice @ Wake ForestWake ForestWake ForestWake Forest
Florida State @ LouisvilleFlorida StateFlorida StateFlorida State
Virginia Tech @ DukeDukeVirginia TechDuke
Stanford @ Notre DameNotre DameStanfordStanford

Those Wildcards

When we consider wildcards we look very closely at stats, video highlights and keep a check on player information (like this story on Josh Jackson).

The difference makers last week were mostly coming from the upset losses by Boston College and Virginia Tech. The Pitt loss to North Carolina was not quite as big of a surprise as the preceding games.

How about this week? What games should we be keeping an eye on?

  • Virginia @ NC State – Xayveon picks the Cavaliers
  • Virginia Tech @ Duke – Will and Jim go with Duke while Xayveon picks the Hokies
  • Stanford @ Notre Dame – Xayveon and Jim say it’s all Stanford while Will selects the Irish

What other games are far from being locks?

  • Syracuse @ Clemson – Has either team had their “bad” week yet?
  • Pitt @ UCF – On the face of it this is not a good matchup for the Panthers
  • Florida State @ Louisville – Desperate times call for desperate measures

What teams did you add to your picks this week?

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