FBS Independents Week 12 Thoughts

Last week, I zeroed in on the ND-Miami game because of its implications. And wouldn’t you know it, that game never happened. Or, at least I think it didn’t happen – I certainly don’t remember Miami hanging 41 points on the previously-#3 Irish. Alas, I’ve moved on. All Independent games this week are on Saturday….

FBS Independents Spotlight: Notre Dame v. The U

UMass, Army and BYU are all playing this week, but they’re just going to have to get comfortable in the backseat. This week’s biggest college football game is between two historic programs in #3 Notre Dame and #7 Miami. Because of the playoff implications surrounding this primetime game, I’m zeroing in on the Catholics vs….

Best Worst Game Of The Week: Arizona State v. UCLA

I’m starting to get good at picking these Best Worst Games Of The Week. Last week, the Cowboys of Wyoming were able to oust Colorado State, despite being a closer score than I anticipated. As the end of the regular season is within sight, and with basketball just around the corner, I’m tossing around the…

FBS Independents Week 10 Thoughts

Last week, only three FBS Independents were playing. I went 2-1. Once again, I predicted the Notre Dame game correctly, though I underestimated the differential again. I picked BYU again, and they proved that they have even the smallest amount of dignity, besting San Jose State by 21 points. I was wrong about UMass, who…

Best Worst Game Of The Week: Colorado State v. Wyoming

Last week, I was proven right yet again (to no surprise), as Missouri annihilated UConn by 40 points. I swore I was going to try to avoid repeating teams when we decided to start this series at the beginning of the season. But at Week 10, I’m running out of questionable teams that are available…

#3 ND – My Thoughts On The First Playoff Ranking

Yesterday, the first College Football Playoff Rankings were released, and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish grabbed the #3 spot. They trail Georgia and Alabama, in that order, and are one spot in front of the defending national champs, the Clemson Tigers. Sitting at 7-1, the Irish began the season undefeated. Other than a 1-point loss…

FBS Independents Week 9 Thoughts

Goddamn BYU, man. I was one game off from being perfect in my weekly picks for the third straight week. I picked the Irish by 3, and as everyone knows by now, they won by a lot more than 3 against USC. I picked UMass by 1, and they exploded offensively, besting Georgia Southern 55-20….

Best Worst Game Of The Week: Missouri v. UConn

We can make it two in a row for my BWGOTW predictions. Last week, the northwestern corner of Ohio bested the northeastern corner, as Toledo rolled over Akron. This week, the game I’m highlighting will be on the east coast, as the SEC and the American collide. #82 UConn is playing host this week to…

FBS Independents Week 8 Thoughts

For the first time in a while, all four Independent teams are in action this week, and all are playing their games on Saturday. UMass and Notre Dame both had their breaks last week, so it was Army and BYU picking up the slack. Army won their game, though they had to escape against Eastern…

Best Worst Game Of The Week: Akron v. Toledo

Finally. I’ve finally picked a BWGOTW matchup correctly. I even nearly got the differential right, too! Last week, Rutgers beat Illinois by 11. It was definitely something. I won’t harp on it too much for two reasons. 1, because I didn’t actually watch the game, and B, because it doesn’t matter regardless. You wanna know…

FBS Independents Week 7 Thoughts

This week, the best and the worst Independent teams are both taking a break. Notre Dame will head into its bye week sitting pretty at 5-1, as they await their matchup with USC next week. UMass will sit down for its second straight bye week, as their game against USF is cancelled (which is something…