|Date||Game||Dave's Pick||Comments||Dave's Record vs. Spread|
|10/10||Florida State -10 @ Miami||Not like the old days.
Florida State 26 - 14
Closer than last year, though.
|27 - 21|
|10/10||Kansas +5.5 @ Baylor||Baylor's got a nice team. They'll cover with ease.
Baylor 31 - 24
A cover is a cover!
|26 - 21|
|10/10||LSU +12.5 @ Florida||Too many points. LSU really needs to win.
Florida 22 - 10
Love those half points.
|25 - 21|
|10/10||Penn State -17 @ Minnesota||Just because Glen Mason is an idiot.
Penn State 27 - 17
Foiled by a late TD
|24 - 21|
|10/10||Pittsburgh +7 @ North Carolina||UNC will begin to come around.
North Carolina 29 - 10
Can they salvage the season?
|24 - 20|
|10/10||Purdue +6.5 @ Wisconsin||Purdue wins outright.
Wisconsin 31 - 24
It's killing me to see Wisconsin so overrated.
|23 - 20|
|10/10||Western Michigan +5 @ Vanderbilt||Nashville will be rockin' as Vandy gets its only win of the year.
Western Michigan 27 - 24
Anybody who picks Vandy to win a game gets what he deserves.
|23 - 19|
|10/3||Clemson +6.5 @ North Carolina||Two bad teams. I've witnessed how bad UNC is, and I'm betting that Clemson can't possibly match that disgraceful level of ineptitude.
North Carolina 21 - 14
Measly half point!
|23 - 18|
|10/3||Florida -15 @ Alabama||If Alabama wasn't a conference game Florida would be catching Hell for scheduling such a weak team.
Florida 16 -10
Won but didn't cover.
|23 - 17|
|10/3||Minnesota +10.5 @ Purdue||Boilermakers romp by 3 TD's.
Purdue 56 - 21
Would you believe 5 TD's?
|23 - 16|
|10/3||Iowa State -13 @ Texas||Prediction: Ricky Williams goes for 250 yds.
Texas 54 - 33
So I was off by 100 yards. 350! This guy is good!
|22 - 16|
|10/3||Texas A&M -14 @ Kansas||This one should be a blowout.
Texas A&M 24 - 21
Won but didn't cover.
|21 - 16|
|10/3||Wisconsin -9 @ Indiana||Ron Dayne looks to be back at full strength.
Wisconsin 24 - 20
Won but didn't cover.
|21 - 15|
|10/3||Vanderbilt +10.5 @ TCU||I know Vandy is bad, and TCU may be pretty good.
TCU 19 -16, OT
Won but didn't cover.
|21 - 14|
|10/1||Syracuse -11 @ NC State||My opinion is that the FSU game was an enormous fluke. We should find out tonight.
NC State 38 - 17
Ooooh, maybe NC State is for real. ACC is gonna be real interesting this year.
|21 - 13|
|9/26||Air Force -9 @ TCU||Horned Frogs won't be able to stop that Air Force ground attack.
TCU 35 - 34
But Air Force couldn't stop TCU, either.
|21 - 12|
|9/26||Iowa -9 @ Illinois||Can't go wrong picking against Illinois.
Iowa 37 - 14
This should just be an automatic pick each week.
|21 - 11|
|9/26||Michigan State +9 @ Michigan||Wolverines begin putting there season back together.
Michigan 29 - 17
It's still a long road ahead for Michigan.
|20 - 11|
|9/26||Ole Miss -5.5 @ SMU||I think the Rebs can do to SMU what Arkansas did last week.
Ole Miss 48 - 41, OT
Ole Miss was just toying with them when they let them have that 22-point lead. :^)
|19 - 11|
|9/26||Rice +6 @ Texas||'Horns will come out mad and Rice will have to pay.
Texas 59 - 21
Ricky Williams looks awfully good.
|18 - 11|
|9/26||Tulsa +14 @ West Virginia||Mountaineers are too good for Tulsa to keep it this close.
West Virginia 44 - 21
They kept it close for a while.
|17 - 11|
|9/26||UCLA -6.5 @ Miami||Neither Hurricane Georges are the football Hurricanes will be a factor.
Those forecasters should listen to me. I ought to count this as a win, we all know UCLA would have killed 'em.
|9/19||Florida -3 @ Tennessee||This is the year, unless Fulmer gets out-psyched again.
Tennessee 20 - 17
I just can't help myself. Seeing Spurrier's facial expressions was priceless!
|16 - 11|
|9/19||Indiana +21 @ Kentucky||Yet another opportunity for Couch and Mumme to run up the score.
Kentucky 31 - 27
Indiana gave them a better battle than I thought, helped along by Couch's turnovers.
|15 - 11|
|9/19||LSU -4.5 @ Auburn||Auburn's win last week doesn't have me convinced yet. If they beat LSU I'll have to reassess my opinion.
LSU 31 - 19
Now LSU will start to face some real tests.
|15 - 10|
|9/19||Marshall +5 @ South Carolina||Marshall is not quite ready for the big time.
Marshall 24 - 21
Hmmm. Maybe it's Brad Scott that's not ready for the big time!
|14 - 10|
|9/19||Mississippi -8 @ Vanderbilt||Vandy is bad, bad, bad.
Ole Miss 30 - 6
Vandy should rethink whether it wants to remain a Division 1 school in football.
|14 - 9|
|9/19||SMU +8.5 @ Arkansas||I haven't got this right for the last two years, but this time the Hogs win one.
Arkansas 44 - 17
I knew if I kept picking this long enough I'd eventually be right!
|13 - 9|
|9/19||Texas A&M -2.5 @ Southern Miss||USM ain't that great.
Texas A&M 24 - 6
I like what Southern Miss has been able to do over the years, but unfortunately this doesn't appear to be one of their better teams.
|12 - 9|
|9/12||Arizona State -6.5 @ BYU||State should cover. BYU lost at Bryant-Denney for crying out loud!
BYU 26 - 6
I should give up picking West Coast games. I have no clue what goes on out there.
|11 - 9|
|9/12||Arkansas State +44.5 @ LSU||I see this as more of a 3-4 TD blowout than a 6-7 TD blowout.
LSU 42 - 6
So, it was a 5 TD blowout.
|11 - 8|
|9/12||Auburn +3 @ Ole Miss||Auburn may not win a game for another month.
Auburn 19 - 0
Good athletes can overcome inconsistent coaching some weeks.
|10 - 8|
|9/12||Bowling Green +37 @ Penn State||The old man gets #300 with ease.
Penn State 48 - 3
|10 - 7|
|9/12||Mississippi State -10 @ Memphis||The Mississippi schools could cause some trouble in the SEC West this year.
Mississippi State 14 - 6
Went to sleep for much of the game and failed to cover.
|9 - 7|
|9/12||NE Louisiana +43.5 @ Florida||I'd say the odds are about even that they cover by halftime.
Florida 42 - 10
Can't figure out yet whether Florida is holding back or if they're just not as good as in the past.
|9 - 6|
|9/12||Notre Dame -7 @ Michigan State||Unless the last two weeks have been a fluke for both teams, this is a rout.
Michigan State 45 - 23
Still trying to figure this one out.
|9 - 5|
|9/12||Syracuse +10.5 @ Michigan||Dedending national champs may start 0-2.
Syracuse 38 - 28
Was Woodson ALL they had on defense last year?
|9 - 4|
|9/5||Tennessee +1 @ Syracuse||Tennessee should have a powerful running attack and Tee Martin will do the job nicely in Peyton's absence.
Tennessee 34 - 33
What a game!
|8 - 4|
|9/5||Wake Forest -1 @ Air Force||Wake could be a surprise team this year.
Air Force 42 - 0
I've made a lot of bad picks over the last 3 years, but this has got to be the first time I've missed by 43 points!
|7 - 4|
|9/5||Boston College +13 @ Georgia Tech||Tech will be solid this year. They should steamroll their lesser opponents.
Boston College 41 - 31
Maybe steamroll was too strong a word!
|7 - 3|
|9/5||Brigham Young +4 @ Alabama||The Tide may not rebound significantly from last year's debacle of a season, but they will handle BYU with ease.
Alabama 38 - 31
Closer than I expected.
|7 - 2|
|9/5||Colorado +3 @ Colorado State||Buffs are in for a long, disappointing season.
Colorado 42 - 14
The boy coach gets a good win.
|6 - 2|
|9/5||Michigan -5.5 @ Notre Dame||Notre Dame is in danger of becoming a second-tier program. I'd think twice about joining the Big 10.
Notre Dame 36 - 20
On second thought, they might just dominate the Big 10.
|6 - 1|
|9/5||Ohio State -10 @ West Virginia||This might be a good game for a quarter or so, but OSU wins by 3 TDs.
Ohio State 34 - 17
The only thing I like about this is that it ends the possibility of a weak WVU team slinking its way to an undefeated season.
|6 - 0|
|9/3||Virginia pk @ Auburn||Auburn has taken some severe hits since last year. I think it'll take a while for them to get untracked this season.
Virginia 19 - 0
What are the odds that Tiny Terry will be around next year for the season-opener against his daddy?
|5 - 0|
|8/31||Texas A&M +15 at Florida State||Should be low-scoring and 15 is an awful lot of points to give a good team.
Florida State 23 - 14
Went about as I guessed, but I was sweating out that 2nd half.
|4 - 0|
|8/30||Purdue +7 at Southern Cal||Not expecting a whole lot out of Purdue this year.
Southern Cal 27 - 17
I got this right, but Purdue may be a little better than I gave them credit for. I'll keep an eye on them for a few weeks.
|3 - 0|
|8/29||Louisiana Tech +35 at Nebraska||La. Tech isn't awful, and Nebraska may struggle a bit with a new coach.
Nebraska 56 - 27
I can't say Nebraska struggled, but what about that Troy Edwards?! Is he the next Jerry Rice?
|2 - 0|
|8/29||Colorado State +4.5 at Michigan State||This may be lower-scoring than some people think. CSU is becoming a team to be reckoned with.
Colorado State 23 - 16
Nice comeback helped me out here!
|1 - 0|
October 13, 1998