Week 1 - 4-2
Week 2 - 5-2
Composite: 9-4; +5.5U
UCLA +4.5 over Nebraska - 1U
Bama – 8 over aTm - 2U
Buff – 11.5 over Stony
Brook - 1U
ULL – 24.5 over Nicholls St.
Auburn – 6 over
Miss. St. – 1U
Zona/UTSA – over 65 - 1U
Wisco /ASU over 53 – 1U
This is officially my last big chalk weekend, though I love the chalk early in the season! ... BOL
Week 1 Record: 4-2; +1.7U
Texas -7 over BYU 1U
Sam Houston St. +38.5 vs Texas A&M 1U
Auburn -11 over Arkansas St. 1U
Wazzou +16 over USC 2U
LSU/UAB Under 62.5 1U
Navy/Indiana over 68 1U
Oregon/Virginia over 61 1U
BOL to all ....
1) Maryland - 19 1/2 over FIU - 1U
2) Arkansas -11 over ULL - 1U
3) Alabama -18 1/2 over VaTech - 2U
4) Auburn - 14 1/2 over Wash. St - 2U
5) Marshall - 17 1/2 over Miami (OH) - 1U
6) ULM + 23 1/2 over Oklahoma - 1U
Lotta chalk, but I don't remember ever losing money betting big chalk week 1 CFB. Would love to take Clemson as I love the spot but don't know if I can pull that trigger ... BOL to all ...
am not going to say anything about their 'game plan' or what they're running - which won't have any bearing on Rice because they won't do that game plan until after they close practice to public - but ....
I was impressed with the tempo. I've been to UCLA and USC practices for 5 years - this squad is quick off the ball - moreso than any UCLA team I've seen in practice. Jonathan Franklin is a fine, fine back; low center of gravity, cuts on a dime, burst of speed off the cut and strong - difficult to tackle. He'll average 4-5 yards a carry this year barring injury.
Brett Hundley throws a sweet ball. More importantly, he doesn't look or act like a RS freshman; more mature. Anything can happen first game, but, UCLA has a lot more talent than Rice, no question about that. I think Brett will quickly realize this and assert himself in the game and use it to establish is career at UCLA. He needs to do well (and he can against Rice) and Mora wants a huge first game to start his tenure at UCLA.
Impressed also with corrner play and defensive secondary generally. Bruins have athletes behind the front 7 and I think will get more than their share of picks this year.
Also I am impressed with how practice is run - more like a pro practice in how they move from sets and conduct themselves generally. It looks like a pro team; not a bunch of amateurs. I think the 2 weeks in San Bernardino really did help their cohesiveness.
Overall impression after practice - it is a quick team - even the linemen are fast -- nobody is 350 lbs with a gut -- everyone is 290 with no fat. Whether or not that works against Alabama or LSU I don't know, but against Rice ... :)
If anyone else on covers attends practice(s) of other teams, do us all a favor and report :)
I am posting the selections made so far by cappers - others will be added later - up to 5 pks by each capper. Pks are spread over successive posts due to post-length limits by Covers'....BOL to everyone in week 7!....
WVU MOUNTAINEERS -10 LARGE
I’ve been waiting for
this game. This is a very bad south Florida team. I watched their
whole game last week against Syracuse. Jim Levitt and matt grothie made
this program pretty good but it’s taken a huge step back this year. South
Florida 3 wins have come against a 0-5 western Kentucky team, a 1-4 Florida Atlantic
team...and..Stony brook. I watched both their games against Florida and Syracuse
and they can’t do anything on offense and lost I believe 4 starters on d that
went to the NFL or graduated. Daniels has been awful at
qb. Against Florida he was 5-20 for 84 yards, 1 td 4 int. last week
against Syracuse he was 9-23 no tds and 2 picks. even against
western Kentucky he only had 57 passing yards and they only won by 12 at
home. he can run but it’s going to take a lot against wv. south floridas only chance is if they can run and wv is giving up 86 rypg. on the
flip side Florida ran for 250 yards on s. Florida so gl stopping devine. Unless
WV doesn’t show up or just kills themselves with turnovers and penalties, I don’t
see how they don’t win by 20+. west Virginia 31 s. Florida 10