Miggles – Ok lets start by saying that we are 2-0 after Thursday and Fridays picks. Yes there was a “bonus pick” in there that went awry, but bonus picks dont count, thats why they are bonus. Thats my story and I’m sticking to it. Needless to say the bonus picks will be discontinued until further notice. Ok back to the good stuff, first Saturday of the college season and there are some great games on tap. Lock City isnt about great games though its about picking winners so lets get to it.
Clemson Tigers (0-0) vs. Auburn Tigers (0-0)
Aubrun is returning 15 starters and this is another classic case of SEC vs ACC. Auburn’s strength will definitely be their defense this year as the have an avg offense at best. Clemson has a high-powered offense with a defense that let them down late in the season and still isnt very proven. With Sammy Watkins being out, I dont see Clemson’s offense being able to overcome the speed and size of Auburns defense. Auburn has to face the likes of LSU, Alabama, Georgia and Arkansas later this season. If they plan on making any noise they have to get past Clemson. SEC getting points against ACC in a Neutral spot. SEC all the way!
Miggles pick Auburn +2.5
Miami Hurricanes (0-0) vs. Boston College Eagles (0-0)
Miami has had some distractions of late, but is returning some good players and has a lot of new talent all around the ball. I don’t expect too much from this team this year as they are still quite young. I do expect them to be able to handle Boston College on the road however. BC was god awful last year and is decimated by injuries this year. They are young and have no depth, add that to the fact they have TE Chris Pantale, CB Al Louis-Jean, and WR Bobby Swigert all out and lingering injuries to their 3 RB’s Rolandan Finch, Andre Williams, and Tahj Kimble I don’t expect much at all from them today.
Miggles Pick Miami -2.5
Penn State Nittany Lions (0-0) vs. Ohio Bobcats (0-0)
We all know Penn States story, the question is can they bounce back? I say they can with a new coach, new offense, new attitude and something new to play for, I think we are in for a surprise. Happy Valley will be rocking today as everyone is gonna (by human nature) go above and beyond to show their loyalty. Ohio is no slouch and had an impressive 10-4 season last year and was 34th in the nation in scoring averaging over 30 points a game. The line dropped from +9 to +6.5 throughout the week and this goes to show the wiseguys see something in Ohio as they try and temp us with Penn State. Wellllll I’m falling for it. I like Penn State here I think this would be a huge monkey off their back to come out and play like a team again and get a big win to start the season. I think they can squeeze a 1 TD victory here, BUT don’t be surprised of a talented Ohio team sneaks out an upset. OK OK Penn State….I just had to hedge my thought process a little bit.
Miggles Pick Penn State – 6.5
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (0-0) vs. Navy Midshipmen (0-0)
Ill keep this one short and sweet as the game is close to starting. Navy is a very opportunistic team and has a very solid RB core. They return a seasoned QB and in this neutral site I think anything can happen. Not much insight given here, but I think this is just too many points and they fight it out with ND.
Miggles Pick – Navy +14.5
$$$$$$ Money May laid 3 million on Michigan at +14. Its now down to +13.5 at Alabama I would take Bama all day on this one….Neutral site I think the moran might be on to something. I’m not picking anything here, because I want nothing more than that idiot to lose 3 million bucks. Roll Tide!!!!!!