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Ahead of the Point Spread: Rife With Opinions Week Four

September 25, 2010 under College Football, Uncategorized

Locks Stretch Weekly Winning Streak To Three

by CollegeSportsView.com

Don’t know that anything beside the Buffalo Wings at Pipin’s Pub are hotter than our favorite College Football handicappers, the Lock family.  Patriarch Gil Lock, his wife, Jill and nephew Pad, continued their winning ways last week with a 5-3-1 week that raised the season record to 20-5-2 against the spread.  That tie was on Pad’s ledger, as USC coach Lane Kiffin inexplicably attempted a two point conversion that would have put the Trojans up 34-14 with 6:00 left vs. Minnesota.  “I couldn’t believe it”, wailed Pad. “As soon as it happened, I knew Minnesota would score a garbage TD and cost me the win.  Now I’m behind Uncle Gil, something he’s not going to let me forget.”

Tough luck for Pad but, if a little family competition keeps the Locks on their game, so much the better for the rest of us.  Here’s how they see Week 4.

Locks of the Week

Gil Lock (Season: 7-2)

Oklahoma -14 over Cincinnati– This is absolutely more of a pick against Cincy than for the Sooners.  This one might be -24 if the game was in Norman.  I’ve seen Cincinnati twice and have been unimpressed both times while Bob Stoops’ boys are rolling.  Could be looking at a shutout here.

Air Force -13 1/2 over Wyoming– Pity the poor Cowboys as they come off a spanking fron Boise State only to run into the equally hot Falcons. Ask BYU how tough Air Force is.

Houston -19 over Tulane– Tough won last week for the Cougars, they got their heads handed to them by UCLA.  The classic bully, Houston goes back to picking on the little kids with a home rout over Tulane.

Jill Lock (Season: 8-1)

Nevada -4 over BYU– Anyone that follows me knows that I love the cutie-pie players and Nevada’s Colin Kapernik is one of my favorites.  He can run, throw and he’s tall and handsome.

LSU -10 over West Virginia– Love the purple and gold uniforms of LSU and I hate that stupid John Denver song they sing at West Virginia.

Idaho – Colorado State over 50 1/2– I noticed that neither of these teams seem to have any of those big guys that make the tackles.

Pad Lock (Season: 5-2-2)

Kansas State -7 UCF– Central Florida has beaten Buffalo and South Dakota; two powderpuffs. K-State is anything but; clipping along at 3-0 despite their omission from the NCAA Top 25. Look for that slight to motivate the Wildcats on their home turf, as they roll to 4-0.

Stanford -4 1/2 over ND– Stanford has become a late night favorite for me. Being younger than uncle Gil and Aunt Jill,(much younger, actually) I’m up late on Saturday nights long after they’ve had their cocoa and gone to bed. One of the hidden gems of late night NCAA Football is the pass-happy Stanford offense led by Andrew Luck. Only the night owls that watch this team every week can truly appreciate how great they are. Expect people to follow their hearts with ND, and laugh you’re way to the bank as The Cardinal cruises to a bigger win in South Bend.

Ohio – Marshall Over 44 1/2…. Ohio’s 1-2 with a win over “powerhouse” Wofford.  Marshall is 0-3 and, aside from nearly upsetting a bad West Virginia team, isn’t a defensive juggernaut. Both bands will get to play their fight song all day.

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