Last week sucked for us. It was good to watch, but awful to take. How bad was it? Here are the standings for last week’s pick’em
#1 - Green Man - 20 points
#2 - TheBeanScreen - 6 points
#3 - Jordan Rinard & SabosGoggles - 2 points (each)
#5 - EVERYONE ELSE (donut)
That’s right. If you listened to me (and most of you did), you put up a big, fat zero for the week. Therefore, I’m not posting the spreadsheet, and the cumulative totals changed very little as only Bean and Rinard are on that spreadsheet. Let’s just move on to this week’s games.
#17 Western Michigan @ Ball State - I’m nervous about this game after all of the upsets that happened on Thursday and Saturday. That said, WMU appears to be a far superior team at this point, and I don’t think the Cardinals can slow the Bronco run game. Keep on rowin’ to Dallas!
Bowling Green @ Northern Illinois - The Falcons really don’t have a consistent enough defense to stop the Huskies. It’s crazy that these two have played for the last three MAC Championships, but now, a NIU loss pretty much knocks them out of bowl contention.
Toledo @ Akron - The Zips are broken. After getting shutout by WMU, it appeared they might’ve found their mojo in the second half of the Ball State game. Nope. They got killed on the ground against Buffalo, and Toledo looks to follow that template. The Rockets roll to stay in the MAC West race.
Buffalo @ Ohio - It’s hard to gauge these Bulls. The Bobcats, though, are more easy to gauge. They’re a good team that has been wildly inconsistent due to injuries, but they found their mojo against Toledo, and now control their destiny in the East.
Central Michigan @ Miami - Give me one good reason to take the Chippewas after their disappointing play since, well, the UNLV game. They’ve looked awful. Meanwhile, the RedHawks have won three-in-a-row since an 0-6 start, and I like them to win. Suddenly, CMU’s bowl eligibility is FAR from being guaranteed.