Here they are, the blogger picks for this week. The guys over at Pitchfork Nation were kind enough to join us. Nifty helmet pictures return:
Texas at Oklahoma State
Pitchfork Nation: I think Jamaal Charles got back on track in the win over Nebraska, and Oklahoma State....CRITICIZE ME! I'M 40! That's all.
Nick: Texas does well when RB Charles does well. Last week, Charles rushed for 290 yards (216 in the fourth quarter) to lead Texas over Nebraska. I think he'll have more trouble with the Oklahoma State rush defense.
PICK: Oklahoma State
Dave: Oklahoma State is garbage, and the people who pick them are garbage.
LSU at Alabama
Pitchfork Nation: Not only do the Bayou Bengals have the best talent in America across the board, they've got a chip on their shoulders about the guy who will be coaching on the other side of the field.
Nick: We could use another LSU loss. But, I have just about given up hope that it will happen before the SEC championship game. Saban will not beat his former team this weekend.
Dave: Its not just that we badly need an LSU loss, its that them losing to Saban would be completely hysterical.
Florida State at Boston College
Pitchfork Nation: I'm in no way an Eagle believer, but I mean geez, the Seminoles are going BACK to Drew Weatherford.
Nick: Boston College got lucky last weekend. It won't happen again. A mediocre FSU team will end the national title hopes and the Heisman run for Matt Ryan.
PICK: Florida State
Dave: Florida State sucks. That's all you need to know.
PICK: Boston College
Oregon State at Southern Cal
Pitchfork Nation: Those poor Beavers have no idea what they've got coming this week, and their jerseys make them look like they're all wearing training bras.
Nick: Look for USC to bounce back after the loss last week. I don't think this game will even be close.
Dave: Mediocre Beavies without Yvenson Bernard against pissed off Trojans in LA? SC will turn this one into a boat race by halftime.
Arizona State at Oregon
Pitchfork Nation: Sorry, Duck nation! It's ASU's time to shine. Come on, you really think I'd pick against my boys? Looking forward to what will be the game of the year though.
Nick: Yet another big game in a season where games seem to increase exponentially in magnitude each week. After I have spent all season shrugging off ASU, I am starting to believe. However, I just think that Oregon's offense will do enough to win.
Dave: You already know my thoughts. Quack, Quack!