Professor’s Picks Week 6

Professor’s Picks
Week 6

The professor returns after a two-week hiatus due to an academic overload. Enjoy the picks.

2011 Overall Record: 38-9
Last Week’s (Week 3) Record: 10-2

12:00 PM ET No. 3 Oklahoma vs. No. 11 Texas … Red River Shootout regains some luster with revival of Longhorns. Not sure this one will make the highlight reels of The Longhorn Network though because Sooners seem strong. Professor’s Pick: Oklahoma

12:00 PM ET Maryland at No. 13 Georgia Tech … the Ramblin Wreck quietly appears one of the most likely teams in America to finish unbeaten; the option offense is dynamic (defense is weak) and should turn Terps to turtle soup. Professor’s Pick: Georgia Tech

2:30 PM ET No. 19 Illinois at Indiana … the happy Zooker at Illinois saves his job more often than any coach that comes to mind. Indiana is woeful, but wouldn’t it be just like the Illini to lose? Nah … Professor’s Pick: Illinois

3:00 PM ET Boston College at No. 8 Clemson … Clemson had the best September in sports this side of the St. Louis Cardinals, but BC has been a thorn in Tigers’ paws over the years. Dabo’s boys stay unbeaten. Professor’s Pick: Clemson

3:30 PM ET No. 17 Florida at No. 1 LSU CBS … the premier SEC matchup of the week matches two terrific defenses. LSU should win the game, especially since Florida is without starting QB John Brantley. Baton Rouge on a Saturday night is no place for the Gator’s freshman backup Jeff Driskel to learn on the job. My only concern with LSU is the presence of quarterback Jordan Jefferson. The team leader and former starter returned from suspension last week; working him back into the lineup could be tricky for the Hat. Professor’s Pick: LSU

3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) at No. 21 Virginia Tech … Hokies try to rebound after a loss to Clemson while the U tries to remain in the Coastal race. Let’s go with the Gobblers. Professor’s Pick: VA Tech

3:30 PM ET Air Force at Notre Dame NBC … the Irish defense was hit and miss against option attacks last season, getting shredded by Navy but shutting down Army. The fly boys swoop into South Bend but could suffer a little letdown after sinking the Middies last week. Professor’s Pick: ND

7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt at No. 2 Alabama … Tide cannot fall asleep against Commodores but should continue to roll, probably all the way to the early November meeting with LSU. Professor’s Pick: Alabama

7:00 PM ET No. 15 Auburn at No. 10 Arkansas … if anybody can figure out Auburn, please let me know. The Tigers are either very lucky or very well-coached (but probably both). The Arkansas offense lit up Texas A&M to the tune of 500+ yards … this one could be close. Professor’s Pick: Arkansas

7:00 PM ET No. 12 Michigan at Northwestern … are Brady Hoke and the Wolverines really contenders? Probably not and the Wildcats may have enough offense to outscore Denard Robinson and the winged helmets. Professor’s Pick: Upset Special Northwestern

7:00 PM ET No. 24 Texas A&M at Texas Tech … the Red Raiders are the quietest unbeaten team in America. This will actually be the real shootout in the Lone Star state this weekend, but let’s say Aggies get back on track. Professor’s Pick: Texas A&M

7:00 PM ET Georgia at Tennessee … Dogs have rounded into form after two ragged losses to open the season. The Vols will throw the league’s top passing team at them and pull a mild home upset. Professor’s Pick: Tenneseee

8:00 PM ET Ohio State at No. 14 Nebraska … think Nebraska might want to make amends for the putrid effort in Madison last week? The struggling Buckeyes might be the perfect foil for them. Professor’s Pick: Nebraska (big)

See you at kickoff!

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