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Ahead of the Point Spread: Rife With Opinions

September 3, 2010 under College Football, Uncategorized

Locks Return for 2010 College Slate


They’re back.  The Lock family, Gil, his wife Jill and nephew Pad, have agreed to return to CollegeSportsView.com for another stellar season of College Football prognostications.

When we last left the locks, Gil, of Ryno Rife Sports Handicappers, had spent most of the season sullying the family name.  It was for this reason that his wife, Jill, started to submit her own weekly selections, as Gil’s picks had become a source of embarrassment.  Good thing, too, as Jill was a winner two-thirds of the time.  Then, nephew Pad Lock got into the act, helping to bump up the record even further.  Perhaps inspired by their performance, even Gil started to come around by Bowl Season.

 So, here they are again, fresh off a 2009 campaign that returned an exceptional 55-45-1 record.  The season kicks off tonight and, true to form, the Locks are all over the Thursday night action. Good luck!!

 Locks of the Week

Gil Lock

(2009: 13-19-1)

South Carolina -14 over Southern Mississippi–  Always love a home team from a BCS conference in a non-conference tilt, especially when the spread is a reasonable one.  Go with the Gamecocks.

Georgia -28 over Louisiana-Lafayette– See above.  Dawgs in a rout.

Oregon State +12 ½ over TCU– My Pac Ten bias is showing here.  While TCU is a Top Ten team, I think it’s a little early to expect a blowout over a big program.  They’ll win, but won’t cover. 

Jill Lock

(2009: 26-13)

Oregon-New Mexico over 59 ½- Thought about laying the 35 with the Ducks but feel safer with the over.  New Mexico is likely to score a few times in the second half against Oregon’s sixth and seventh stringers.

Notre Dame – 10 1/2 over Purdue– Wake up the echoes.  Looking for new Irish head man, Brian Kelly, to make a statement in his first game.

Texas Tech-SMU over 60–  Don’t expect a lot of defensive stars in this shootout.

Pad Lock

(2009: 12-9)

Pitt +3 over Utah– Panthers are a Top 15 team that can win Big East yet a dog in opener. I like ‘em even if nobody else does.

USC-Hawaii over  51– The Trojans are going to be ticked coming into their non-bowl season and will take it out on the Rainbow defense.  However, Hawaii can score, too, and USC has a lot of new defenders.

Fresno pick ‘em over Cincinnati– No Brian Kelly, no Tony Pike and a Fresno team used to big competition.  Ride the “Green V” to Victory.

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