Week #15

Your Humble Servant straggled in with a 7-3 record last week and now stands at 94-25 for the year, an accuracy rate of 79%.

It was a week-end of shocking endings.

Somehow I managed to actually watch most of a Big 1G game and was treated to a neat ending. Can’t blame the Wolverines for going for two and the win. Alas, it did not work out, and Ohio State was able to skate again. Then we had the game of games as Auburn emptied yet another vial of pixie dust and vanquished a superior foe. I saw the Punt ‘Bama Punt game in 1972 on live TV and thought it would never be topped. Well, now it has. Saban out-witted himself and was left speechless as a 2nd string War Eagle RB be-bopped 109 yards down the sideline with the clock reading zero’s for a win for the ages. They will be replaying that clip when my grandkids have kids. No wonder we love this game.

In Tallahassee they are rejoicing for a decision made by a certain DA. Watching this from a distance all I will say is there were no winners. Everyone looked pretty skinned up to me. The result, however, is FSU will not be stopped short of the BCS Championship Game.

This week we have a light schedule with just conference championships, some end-of-season nothing games, and lower division playoffs. Still there is plenty of juicy stuff to pick through and enjoy.  This will be the final little epistle from your Fearless Pigskin Picker until Bowl Season (annual awards revealed at that time, too), and then, well, off to winter-time, when skinny sissies run around indoors in their daddy’s boxers and play something called basketball. They call “fouls” in that sport if you hit somebody. The AP will use the time to clean up around the shop and get the oil drained out of the LSPM so it can be moth-balled for the off-season.

Now it is time to head out back and set in motion the processes and machinery that make for prognostication excellence. We shut the door and settle in as the chugging sound of the LSPM metronomes the void. Soon we can see through the mist, achieving clarity of vision, and here is what we see…………………..

 
BAYLOR – 35
TEXAS – 24
 
FLORIDA STATE – 46
DUKE – 17
 
MISSOURI – 32 (best game of the day)
AUBURN – 28
 
OKLAHOMA STATE – 29
OKLAHOMA – 17
 
NORTH DAKOTA STATE – 40
FURMAN – 16
 
STANFORD – 30 (2nd best game of the day)
ARIZONA STATE – 26
 
MARSHALL – 44
RICE – 31
 
And one more Upset Special of the Week:
 
MICHIGAN STATE – 25
OHIO STATE – 20
 
There you have it folks. See you in a couple of weeks for one last go-around.

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