Week 12 Picks - Frazier  

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Clemson -7 vs. Boston College for $10

Awesome, two masters of origami matching up in a must-win game. Meaning, no matter how badly they both want to choke, one of them must win! I don't like either of these teams, but BC has really folded. I am going to stick to my preseason thinking, and predict that the Eagles collapse reaches epic proportions. I think they are a little beat-up right now, and Clemson has a nice, balanced offense. If the Tigers score early, it could cause BC to simply fold. Let's call it Clemson 31-21.

West Virginia -6.5 over @ Cincinnati for $20

WVU has been a little Jekyll and Hyde this year. I blame Steve Slaton. Pat White has officially put this team on his back, and Slaton just isn't the player he was last year. I don't know if he's lost a step, or he's battling injuries, or he tried to bulk up and lost explosion. But something has been wrong all year. That being said, I don't trust Cincinnati much at all. Beating UConn was nice and all, but they've had some inexplicably bad games themselves. I feel like Rodriguez has a few tricks up his sleeves. Let's call it Mountaineers, 34-21.

Oklahoma -9.5 over Texas Tech for $20

Leach and company have yet to really take down one of the beasts. They can make a game interesting, but they can't get over the edge. Also, that vaunted aerial attack has a history of disappearing against teams that can play disciplined defense. Now, the Sooners have been missing plenty of tackles, but I think Stoops has them focused for this one. The Big Man is right, Oklahoma could end this one in a hurry. I think they do, 45-17.

Ohio State -4 over @ Michigan for $20

Ohio State's offense is significantly better than Michigan's defense. Which is kind of saying something. But if the Wolverines struggled with the Badger's offense, they are not going to enjoy the Beanie Wells show. Jim Tressel has too many wins to ignore the fact that he put the ball in the air way too often against Illinois. Nope, Wells will tote the rock and Michigan doesn't have anyone who can stop him. I think Ohio St's defense and the Michigan offense play to a stalemate, but that the Buckeyes beat up a weak Wolverine unit. It's Bucky, 31-20.

@ Georgia -8 over Kentucky for $30

Kentucky was a nice story, but that's all they are now. Since when did beating Vanderbilt allow you to sneak back into the rankings? Georgia can play some defense, and Woodson has returned to earth. Moreno is running like a man possessed, and Kentucky has held two teams below 20 points all season, Florida Atlantic and Eastern Kentucky. Two of the worst teams imaginable. Um, Georgia is going to score a lot. A real lot. If Woodson plays out of his mind, they cover, if he's mortal, they get blown out by possibly the hottest team in the country. I've got a feeling he ain't a deity. Bulldogs big, 43-28.

Last week: 3-2

Season record: 27-26-2

Winnings to date: Minus forty. Yeah, that Michigan game killed me.


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