We’re fully immersed in the Masters, but we didn’t want to leave our college football fans hanging as they prepare for the weekend on the gridiron. Let’s do a quick run of picks:
Alabama @ LSU: COVID
Ohio State @ Maryland: COVID
Texas A&M @ Tennessee: COVID
Georgia @ Missouri: COVID
Auburn @ Mississippi State: COVID
Coastal Carolina @ Troy: COVID
Gardner-Webb @ Charlotte: COVID
North Texas @ UAB: COVID
Rice @ Louisiana Tech: COVID
Memphis @ Navy: COVID
Pitt @ Georgia Tech: COVID
Air Force @ Wyoming: COVID
Louisiana-Monroe @ Arkansas State: COVID
Cal @ Arizona State: COVID
Utah @ UCLA: COVID
Wake @ UNC: COVID…no wait, they are actually playing! Will the Heels who played FSU & UVA show up? Or the Heels that played Virginia Tech and Duke? We’re going to vote for the latter because that’s what we want to happen. Heels win.
Wisconsin @ Michigan: Hard to say who is more desperate in this matchup, for very different reasons. Wisconsin’s season is hanging on a thread thanks to multiple cancellations due to COVID, and their star QB is still out due to the Big Ten’s COVID policies. Michigan’s season is hanging on a thread because they have actually played all their games and they didn’t go so well. Wisconsin adds to Michigan’s misery.
Penn State @ Nebraska: Someone will leave this game with their first win, and we think it will be Penn State. Because as poorly as the Nittany Lions have played so far this year, Nebraska is worse.
Notre Dame @ Boston College: As many people have mentioned, the last time Notre Dame beat the #1-ranked team, they lost the following week to Boston College and Matt Foley’s brother, Glenn. Pretty amazing success story of two brothers who once lived in a van down by the river. BC wins.
Arkansas @ Florida: Arkansas is the surprise of the SEC, and they received their own surprise this week – their coach has COVID. So, while Sam Pittman is far exceeding expectations, he won’t be there on Saturday. Gators. Big.
Miami @ Virginia Tech: This game has all the makings of a Miami team not showing up. A noon kickoff in Blacksburg with a team coming off a loss to Liberty reeks of Miami overlooking them. Hokies with the upset.
Cal @ UCLA: Each of these team’s opponents for Saturday are riddled with COVID, so they made a quick change and will kick off Sunday morning at 9am at the Rose Bowl. Credit to them for making the game happen. But let’s be honest, we’ll be watching the Masters and stuffing our face with pimiento cheese. So, uhh, UCLA?