Locks Stay Hot Through Second Week
Last year, Gil Lock would’ve done anything to post a 7-2 record over the course of a College Football weekend. Not so in 2010, however, as last week’s stellar mark was actually a step down from an undefeated Week One.
“Actually”, said the native Hawaiian, “last season was the anomaly.” “Maybe it’s the competition with my wife and nephew bringing out the best in me, but I really feel like I’m back on my game.”
Apparently so, even though the good Mr. Lock failed to mention that his wife is currently undefeated and leading him by a game. Let’s see how they fare this week.
College Football Locks of the Week
Gil Lock (5-1)
Notre Dame +3 1/2 over Michigan State– The Irish had no trouble scoring against Michigan last week while QB Dayne Crist was on the field. That he sat for most of the first half put the Domers in too much of a hole. I’m not impressed with Michigan State or the Big Ten and think Notre Dame will win this one outright.
California-Nevada over 66– Nevada continues to be a hidden gem, as no one seems to stay up late to watch them. They score like a basketball team and have no defense to speak of. This one may go over 80.
Auburn -6 over Clemson– The Roof,the Roof, the roof is on fire… as Auburn D coordinator Ted Roof sends his vaunted D against a punchless Clemson squad. Roof cut his teeth coaching a young Gil Lock at UMass years ago, a UMass squad in need of a priest this weekend vs. Michigan.
Jill Lock (6-0)
North Carolina -2 over Georgia Tech– North Carolina had all those kids suspended from the opener for acting fresh and they still almost beat LSU. They should all have learned their lesson for the first home game and their uniforms are such an adorable blue.
Boise State -23 1/2 over Wyoming– If ever I leave Gil, it’ll be for Boise’s coach, Chris Petersen. I love him. Now, since Virginia Tech screwed him by losing to James Madison, Chris will have to beat the snot out of everyone in order to make it to a big Bowl Game.
Utah -22 1/2 over New Mexico– The powder-puff Flag Football team from my sorority would be laying six to New Mexico.
Pad Lock (4-1-1)
USC -11 over Minnesota– Love the Pac Ten and think the Big Ten is the most overrated conference in the nation. Minnesota barely beat Middle Tennessee and lost to South Dakota at home. South Dakota?!? Trojans in a walk.
Kansas State -3 1/2 over Iowa State– Cyclones showed nothing last week vs. Iowa. Love State coach Bill Snyder, especially at home.
East Carolina +19 1/2 over Virginia Tech– Yeah, I know, don’t think the Hokies are as bad as they looked vs. JMU. But, the Pirates are as good as they looked vs. Tulsa and can score on anyone.