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Week 8 Pro Selections

October 31st, 2010 No comments

HERE ARE MY NFL SELECTIONS 16-8 67% L/2 Weeks!!

DENVER AT SAN FRANCISCO

Rushing
Passing
Points
TO’s
ST
DEN 61
248
21
1.9
#22
SF 136
225
24
1.7
#23

London, England. While SF isdoing a Bowl approach to the game by getting there early and taking in the sights and scenes DEN is doing a shock approach as they will simply get off the plane & go stright to meetings and were told to sleep on the plane. Last week both teams had disappointing results in different fashions as SF had the game in hand up 7 with 4 min left but were picked apart when they went to a prevent defense. DEN meanwhile was crushed 59-14 by OAK and were outgained 508-240. While the Broncos have the better QB, I like SF’s approach to the game better and they get the close win.

PHIL’S FORECAST: SAN FRANCISCO 21 DENVER 20 Read more…

College Picks on Every FBS Game!!!

October 30th, 2010 No comments

For the last couple of years I have picked the games involving the Top 25 teams and thrown in a couple of upset picks. This year I thought you might be interested in who I think will win EACH FBS game this weekend. Every Friday I will give you my personal forecast on every game that involves a FBS team.

I list the projected scores from my computers forecast. Another column shows you the computers yardage forecast for each game. I think it will be interesting to see who the computer picks to win the yardage battle and see if they win the game. In my College Football magazine I have the plus and minus ratings. I update them weekly and then factor in the home edge and I will show you who the Plus Minus ratings forecast. I will also list who Vegas has favored to win each week and we can see how they do picking the actual winners of games. There is also a WEEKLY POLL which you can enter for free each week. What I will do is on Friday morning I will tabulate the vote on each game and list who the fans are picking to win the games.

Listed below are each of these category picks for this week and I will then have a running total for the season for them! Here are the selections……. Read more…

Week 9 Surprise College Fantasy Picks

October 29th, 2010 No comments

Last year I started a weekly blog that included my surprise fantasy picks for each week of the college football season. Each week I picked the players that were flying under the radar and this year I have continued my weekly surprise fantasy picks. Last week I finished with a 8-4 record including a perfect 6-0 mark with my RB’s and Defenses as my RB’s each had 100+ rushing and combined for 5 TD’s and my defenses gave up an avg of 15 pts and 216 yds! Overall on the season I am 59-24-14 (66%). To check out last week’s picks click here. Here are my picks for this week.

QUARTERBACKS:

My QB’s of the week are: Garrett Gilbert, Texas, Carson Coffman, Kansas St and Alex Carder, Western Michigan Read more…

Week 9 Top 25 Forecasts

October 29th, 2010 4 comments

Every week I will post my forecasts of all the games involving Top 25 teams. As usual, it includes my computer’s projected box score for each game.

Last week the Top 25 forecasts went 14-5 picking the winners of each game and have gone 132-28 (82.5%) so far this season! On the bottom of the forecasts, I have also listed some Upset Specials for this week.

#1 OREGON AT #24 USC

Rushing
Passing
Points
TO’s
ST
OREGON 215
230
37
2.4
••
USC
195
310
31
2.8
-
It’s been tough being ranked #1 lately as the top team in either the AP or BCS polls has went down on the road to a ranked team for three straight weeks. This week the Trojans get their turn for the upset as Oregon becomes the first #1 team to travel to the Coliseum since 1988 (Notre Dame). USC is off a bye and could be undefeated if not for two last second losses by a FG to Stanford and Washington. Two weeks ago vs California they had their most complete game of the season jumping out to a 42-0 HT lead and outgained the Bears 602-245 in the 34 pt win. UO is also off another impressive outing as they exploded for 582 yds and 60 pts in the win over UCLA last Thursday. Last year the Ducks put up 613 yds and rolled the Trojans 47-20 giving USC their first loss by over a TD since 2001. USC is playing with revenge, has extra time to prepare and has proven they belong as they nearly beat Top 15 Stanford on the road and demolished Cal in their last two outings as they make it four straight weeks for an upset of the #1 team.

PHIL’S FORECAST : USC 38 OREGON 37 Read more…

More News and Notes from Week 8

October 27th, 2010 No comments

Auburn QB Cam Newton is now the Heisman frontrunner after his amazing performance against a good LSU defense last week but he has also had a direct effect on the fortunes of three teams this year. If you have been following the story of Newton, he originally was recruited by now Miss St HC Dan Mullen when he was the OC at Florida and eventually signed with the Gators. Due to some off the field problems, Newton transferred to Blinn JC where he had a sensational season (PS#2 JUCO). Newton was thought to be heading to Mississippi St this year with his former ties to Mullen but at the last minute decided to go with Auburn. Naturally Newton has had a huge impact on the Tigers and has been the main reason they are 8-0 (BCS #1) and have won 5 games by eight points or less. Take Newton off the team and you maybe looking at a 4-4 record for the Tigers. Meanwhile Miss St is having a great season at 6-2 and their only losses are by 3 pts to a Newton led Auburn team and to LSU on the road where the Bulldogs had a 267-262 yd edge but 5 TO’s by MSU QB’s being the difference. Put Newton on the Bulldogs this season and they maybe sitting at 8-0 and in the BCS Top 5. Finally going back to Newton’s original team Florida, they have struggled to a 4-3 start including two close home losses to LSU and Miss St. Had Newton stayed it might be a different story for the Gators this year adding more fuel to the possible scenarios for all three teams and the rest of the country this season.  Read more…

Week 8 Top 25 Game Grades Plus News and Notes

October 25th, 2010 No comments
RK FOE OFF RUSH OFF PASS OFF PTS DEF RUSH DEF PASS DEF PTS Game Grade
1 UTAH Colorado St 222 426 59 28 186 6 107.8
2 OHIO ST Purdue 184 305 49 30 88 0 105.875
3 OREGON UCLA 269 313 60 135 159 13 103.95
3 TCU Air Force 376 185 38 181 47 7 103.95
5 MISSOURI Oklahoma 177 322 36 109 301 27 100.7
6 HAWAII AT Utah St 216 389 45 58 123 7 100.1
7 CALIFORNIA Arizona St 131 240 50 57 177 17 99
8 ALABAMA AT Tennessee 212 326 41 155 159 10 98.175
9 ARIZONA Washington 233 224 44 97 192 14 97.075
10 MIAMI FLA North Carolina 225 217 33 149 140 10 95.7
11 VIRGINIA TECH Duke 159 332 44 92 116 7 94.875
12 AUBURN LSU 441 86 24 114 129 17 94.6
13 WISCONSIN AT Iowa 141 206 31 11 257 30 93.225
14 TEMPLE AT Buffalo 266 131 42 63 98 0 91.85
14 NAVY Notre Dame 367 71 35 106 257 17 91.85
16 NEBRASKA AT Oklahoma St 229 312 51 212 283 41 91.025
17 LOUISVILLE Connecticut 160 195 26 108 87 0 90.475
18 PITTSBURGH Rutgers 206 307 41 95 108 21 89.65
19 BAYLOR Kansas St 279 404 47 109 298 42 88.825
20 IOWA ST AT Texas 199 136 28 98 344 21 87.775
21 S CAROLINA AT Vanderbilt 152 354 21 108 142 7 87.725
22 TEXAS A&M AT Kansas 227 294 45 201 130 10 85.525
23 CLEMSON Georgia Tech 236 167 27 242 83 13 83.875
24 W MICHIGAN AT Akron 137 382 56 154 120 10 81.675
25 HOUSTON AT SMU 164 233 45 127 318 20 81.625

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Week 7 NFL Selections

October 24th, 2010 No comments

PITTSBURGH VS MIAMI

Rushing
Passing
Points
TO’s
ST
PIT 80
185
23
1.4
#8
MIA 100
275
20
2.7
#31

Roethlisberger did well in his 2010 debut but the coaching staff kept it conservative with a 35 run/27 pass mix vs a tough but slow CLE defense.MIA was taken to OT vs a badly depleted GB squad & needed 3 40+ yd FG’s for the win. PIT’s defense is back to its bullying style while MIA is still trying to get LB’s Dansby/Crowder on the field for a full game.

PHIL’S FORECAST: PITTSBURGH 24 MIAMI 13

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Week 8 Picks on Every FBS Game!

October 23rd, 2010 1 comment

For the last couple of years I have picked the games involving the Top 25 teams and thrown in a couple of upset picks. This year I thought you might be interested in who I think will win EACH FBS game this weekend. Every Friday I will give you my personal forecast on every game that involves a FBS team.

I list the projected scores from my computers forecast. Another column shows you the computers yardage forecast for each game. I think it will be interesting to see who the computer picks to win the yardage battle and see if they win the game. In my College Football magazine I have the plus and minus ratings. I update them weekly and then factor in the home edge and I will show you who the Plus Minus ratings forecast. I will also list who Vegas has favored to win each week and we can see how they do picking the actual winners of games. There is also a WEEKLY POLL which you can enter for free each week. What I will do is on Friday morning I will tabulate the vote on each game and list who the fans are picking to win the games.

Listed below are each of these category picks for this week and I will then have a running total for the season for them! Here are the selections……. Read more…

Week 8 College Fantasy

October 22nd, 2010 No comments

Last year I started a weekly blog that included my surprise fantasy picks for each week of the college football season. Each week I picked the players that were flying under the radar and this year I have continued my weekly surprise fantasy picks. Last week I finished with a 6-4-2 record including big wins on QB Bryant Moniz, Hawaii who led the upset win over Nevada and WRs Greg Salas and Kealoha Pilares also from Hawaii who combined for 220 yds and 2 TD’s. Also all three of my defenses held their opponents under 20 pts and 300 total yds. Overall on the season I am 51-21-14 (65%). To check out last week’s picks click here. Here are my picks for this week.

QUARTERBACKS:

My QB’s of the week are: Robert Bolden, Penn St, Dan Persa, Northwestern and Aaron Murray, Georgia Read more…

Week 8 Top 25 Forecasts

October 22nd, 2010 2 comments

Every week I will post my forecasts of all the games involving Top 25 teams. As usual, it includes my computer’s projected box score for each game.

Last week the Top 25 forecasts went 14-7 picking the winners of each game and have gone 118-23 (83.7%) so far this season! On the bottom of the forecasts, I have also listed some Upset Specials for this week.

#1 OREGON VS UCLA

Rushing
Passing
Points
TO’s
ST
UCLA 167
120
15
3.5
-
OREGON
318
205
43
2.8
-
The Ducks are ranked #1 for the first time in school history and take on a beat-up UCLA team that will be playing without its starting QB Prince. Soph Brehaut (PS#14) gets the start here and has 189 pass yds (50%) with an 0-1 ratio this year. He gets to face my #5 pass eff defense that already has 12 int’s this season. Oregon’s offense is still #1 in the NCAA avg 567 ypg and while UO is looking for a chance to play for the national title, UCLA is just fighting for a chance to become bowl eligible. The Ducks roll in this one and get ready for a huge matchup in the Coliseum next week.

PHIL’S FORECAST: Oregon 45 UCLA 17 Read more…