|Date||Game||Dave's Pick||Comments||Dave's Record vs. Spread|
|8/28||Arizona +4.5 @ Penn State||Arizona will win a lot of their games this season, but I've got to believe that Paterno will have his guys ready for this one. Should be a great game to kick off the season.
Penn State 41-7
Pac-10 ineptitude or will PSU contend for the Sugar Bowl?
|1 - 0|
|8/28||Kansas +16.5 @ Notre Dame||I don't expect Kansas to put up much of a fight.
Notre Dame 48-13
Kansas actually lasted a little longer than I thought they would.
|2 - 0|
|8/28||NC State +9 @ Texas||This line has gone up, but I still like Texas and Mack Brown to cover. Texas has a lot of talent, and Brown has some knowledge of NC St that might help him.
NC State 23-20
Have I underestimated the ACC? Probably so.
|2 - 1|
|8/29||Miami +5 @ Ohio State||Miami is getting better but I expect Ohio State to win by 10-14 points.
Miami looks good again.
|2 - 2|
|9/4||Arkansas -14 @ SMU||Arkansas is gonna make a run at the SEC West title this year.
Arkansas exhibited a crushing defense, and big plays ruled the day.
|3 - 2|
|9/4||Nebraska -24 @ Iowa||Blowout.
|4 - 2|
|9/4||Western Michigan +36 @ Florida||Spurrier has stated publicly his desire for more blowouts this season, and I take him at his word. Look for a score of about 63-7.
Florida's inexperienced defense will need to grow up quickly with Tennessee looming.
|4 - 3|
|9/4||Baylor +4 @ Boston College||Baylor will win this one outright.
Boston College 30-29, OT
Only a point-spread player hopes for his team to miss an extra point to lose the game!
|5 - 3|
|9/4||Purdue -17 @ Central Florida||This is not the same Central Florida team without Culpepper.
Boilermakers may make some Big 10 noise before it's over.
|6 - 3|
|9/4||Texas A&M -14.5 @ Louisiana Tech||It may take a while, but A&M wins by 4 touchdowns.
Texas A&M 37-17
Okay, only 3 touchdowns, but that's enough.
|7 - 3|
|9/11||Memphis +13.5 @ Mississippi State||Sherrill's ready to put a pounding on these guys.
Mississippi State 13-10
Memphis' defense may be pretty good. No offense, though.
|7 - 4|
|9/11||Nevada +17.5 @ Colorado State||Colorado State looked really good last week, and Nevada will struggle.
Colorado State 38-33
Another pick fails to cover, and they looked pathetic vs. BYU last night.
|7 - 5|
|9/11||North Carolina +2.5 @ Indiana||Heels should win outright.
North Carolina 42-30
They haven't fallen far enough to lose to the Hoosiers.
|8 - 5|
|9/11||Texas -21 @ Rutgers||Could have got a lower line earlier in the week, but it won't matter. Longhorns roll.
Another pick fails to cover. I still think this was a good pick, though. Oh, well.
|8 - 6|
|9/11||Virginia -5.5 @ Clemson||Tommy Bowden gets his first ACC win.
I caught a lot of flack for this one. I hereby ask for formal apologies for all those emails and bulletin board posts I endured last week!
|9 - 6|
|9/18||Penn State -2.5 @ Miami||Pitt may have exposed a couple of weaknesses. Should be a good one!
Penn State 27-23
That's OK, at least I won a Whopper in the Burger King game!
|9 - 7|
|9/18||Tennessee +2.5 @ Florida||Swamp winning streak comes to an end. Should be another good one!
Neither team showed its best stuff in a sloppy game.
|10 - 7|
|9/18||Michigan -5 @ Syracuse||Wolverines are a road favorite, but I think they'll cover easily.
That was close, but we got a push.
|10 - 7 - 1|
|9/18||Stanford +13.5 @ Arizona||I'm thinking Arizona will roll through the Pac-10 schedule.
I guess a talented team has totally given up. What other explanation is there?
|10 - 8 - 1|
September 19, 1999