The College Football Playoff could be a mess this season. There will be a team or two that will be left out that will have a legitimate argument for their inclusion. The Ohio State loss to Penn State is the reason for the extra drama this weekend.
I am really looking forward to watching all the conference championship games this weekend. I think they will all be fun to watch, except for the Alabama/Florida game, which could be a blood bath.
We at ‘America’s White Boy’ pick every college football game against the spread this weekend.
Western Michigan vs Ohio (+19) – My pick is Western Michigan Broncos
This game is being played at Ford Field in Detroit. Western Michigan won at Ohio in mid-October 49-14. I don’t see the outcome being too much different than their previous contest. Western Michigan is playing for a spot in one of the New Year’s bowls. I’m taking Western Michigan to cover.
Colorado vs Washington (-7.5) – My pick is Washington Huskies
This game is being played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. Colorado has been toughing out wins by playing very physical football. Washington has been blowing out opponents by using finesse passing game. I don’t want to downplay Washington’s defense, but they’ve been underrated. They have held down some very good offenses. This could be a tight cover, but I’m taking the Huskies.
Temple at Navy (-3) – My pick is Navy Midshipmen
Temple was a bettor’s dream this year by going 11-1 ATS. Vegas just couldn’t get a good grip on them this season. Navy comes into this game on fire. They put up 66 points at East Carolina and then 75 points at SMU. Temple’s defense is very good, but even they will have issues with Navy’s triple-option. I have to take Navy to cover.
Penn State vs Wisconsin (-2.5) – My pick is Penn State Nittany Lions
This game is being played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. This game might be ugly. Penn State has an edge on offense, but don’t sleep on their defense. I know Wisconsin’s defense is one of the best in the Big Ten, but I think Penn State’s running attack could make a huge dent. If Penn State can be efficient through the air, they should keep this close and I’ll take the points.
Clemson vs Virginia Tech (+10.5) – My pick is Clemson Tigers
This game is being played in Orlando, Florida. This might be a tough cover, but I think Clemson knows they need a big statement win to keep their spot in the College Football Playoff. Virginia Tech hasn’t been a very good road team and they also lost their neutral game against Tennessee. I’m going out on a limb and taking Clemson to cover.
Alabama vs Florida (+24) – My pick is Alabama Crimson Tide
This game is being playing at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. This is a huge point spread to cover, but Alabama’s defense is the best in the country. Florida’s offense is just average and I fear for their lives. Alabama may cover this spread and barely score 30 points. Florida is horrible against the run, so the Tide will run all over them.
Oklahoma State at Oklahoma (-11.5) – My pick is Oklahoma State Cowboys
As much as I want to see Oklahoma win and possibly mess up the College Football Playoff if some upsets happen, I don’t think the Sooners secondary can hang with the Cowboys. Oklahoma can put up a ton of yards through the air, but they give up nearly as much. Oklahoma State were unlucky and lost to Central Michigan earlier this year after a bad penalty. They’ve kind of flown under the radar and have had a very good year. I think the Cowboys ruin the Sooners outside shot at the CFP. I’m taking the points.
Louisiana Tech at Western Kentucky (-10.5) – My pick is Western Kentucky
Kansas State at TCU (-4.5) – My pick is Kansas State
Troy at Georgia Southern (+7.5) – My pick is Troy
New Mexico State at South Alabama (-12) – My pick is South Alabama
UL-Lafayette at UL-Monroe (+7.5) – My pick is UL-Lafayette
Baylor at West Virginia (-17.5) – My pick is West Virginia
Georgia State at Idaho (-7) – My pick is Georgia State
Arkansas State at Texas State (+23) – My pick is Arkansas State
San Diego State at Wyoming (+7.5) – My pick is Wyoming
Sweetbob’s college football picks against the spread record in previous seasons:
*These picks are for entertainment purposes
Bobby Roberts (otherwise known as Sweetbob) is the creator of ‘America’s White Boy’ and contributor at Project Shanks. His writing has been featured on ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’, Sports Illustrated’s Hot Clicks, Guyspeed, and various other sites. You can follow him on Twitter at @Sweetbob.