[Editor’s note: It’s that time of the year again. The kids are back in school, summer’s enjoying one last hurrah until the autumn inevitably causes the leaves and temperatures to fall. In the coming weeks, one lonely hot dog will become the final wiener to die a martyr’s death – dropping between grill grates and into the fires below. The television lineup gets refreshed with new shows (Hope Solo on Dancing With the Stars – how can other shows possibly compete with such high drama?</sarcasm>). On the athletic fields, baseball has already separated the chaff from the wheat, with several teams on the cusp of having their playoff tickets punched.

But for our sports writer Johnny Goodman, this time of year means one thing – COLLEGE FOOTBALL. Without further ado, I turn it over to Johnny for his pigskin picks.]

 

Temple (-7) vs Philadelphia Owls are not playing the Eagles here folks… Temple 24, Cheesesteaks – 10
Idaho (-6) vs Bowling Green Idaho loses long time starting QB. I’ll Take the Bowlers. BG- 28 – Idaho – 27
Wisconsin (35 1/2) vs UNLV Stinking Badgers run it up early on the running rebs – Wisco – 63- UNLV – 10
Syracuse (-6) vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons all day baby – Wake 17- Cuse 14
TCU (-4  1/2) vs Baylor Low spread due to defense, they don’t chase RG III though.  Baylor 28- Frogs – 20
Iowa St (-15) vs Northern Iowa Clones are way better than last year according to Majic Rhonson. Iowa State 35- NI – 7
thuh ohio state (-34) vs Akron Zips get zip…..oh st. 35  – Akron – 0
Houston (-3) vs UCLA Pac 10 errrrr 12 dominates – ULCA 27- Houston 24
Notre Dame (-10) vs South Florida Golden Domers early and often – ND – 45- SF – 14
South Carolina (20 1/2) vs East Carolina Cocks vs Pirates….I’ll just leave that one alone – SC – 31  EC – 10
West Virginia (-23) vs Marshall Mountaineers win but don’t cover – WV – 42- Marshall – 21
Texas A&M (-16) vs SMU A&M distracted by leaving Big XII.  A&M 21- SMU 14

 

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