Locks Break From Gate With Unbeaten Week One
A year ago, with Gil Lock rumblin’, bumblin’, stumblin’ so much that his family came to his rescue, it couldn’t have happened. Any thought of an unbeaten week was pure fantasy. However, in 2010, it’s exactly how the Lock family, Gil, Jill and Pad, started the season. Now, while we don’t expect to see the same kind of success throughout the season, we here at CollegeSportsView.com are starting to expect much from Rino Rife Sports Handicappers as they seem to have their fingers on the pulse of college football. Here’s how they see the campaign’s second week.
Locks of the Week
Alabama -10 over Penn State– In what has become an annual mistake, the Nittany Lions and their fans have drastically overrated their talent as well as 137 year old Joe Paterno’s ability to coach. There’s not much that’ll make you miss the smell of cow chips in State College, but the beating they’ll get from Alabama will certainly make them homesick.
Army -1 1/2 over Hawaii– A science experiment here, as the Rainbows’ circadian rhythms will have their body clocks reading 6 AM for the noon kickoff at West Point. Go with the Black Knights of the Hudson.
Washington -10 over Syracuse– Huskies’ Heisman Trophy candidate Jake Locker can’t be happy with last week’s loss and finds a perfect patsy in The Orange. Never like SU, but really don’t like them trekking across country.
Texas Tech -23 over New Mexico- First, I love Tech’s shiny helmets. Secondly, I think I could find ten girls from my pilates class to knock off New Mexico. Lay the wood.
Florida -15 1/2 over South Florida– Last week, South Florida was tied with Stony Brook at the end of the first quarter. Stony Brook?!? Another slow start and that cutie-pie Urban Meyer will run them out of the stadium.
Tulane +20 1/2 over Mississippi– Many will think that the Rebels will be mad enough to run it up after being embarrassed by Jacksonville State. I think that, not only is Tulane better than Jacksonville, but they wear nicer colors.
Georgia Tech -12 over Kansas– Tech looks like a favorite in the ACC while Kansas just lost to 1AA North Dakota State and could only put up 3 points. These teams are clearly headed in different directions and the road that separates them is more than 2 touchdowns.
Nevada-Colorado State Over 56– Nevada’s style of play resembles a mix of arena football and a video game. Loads of offenses, naps on defense. This may hit by halftime.
Oregon-11.5 over Tennessee– Oregon looks to be clicking on all cylinders especially with the return of LaMichael James to the lineup. Expect big things from the guys with the wacky uniforms.
Season Record: 8-0-1