College Football

Pick 6 – Week 13 (College Edition)

This is the thirteenth edition of the 2014 ‘Pick 6′ feature, where our staff makes their picks for 6 of the top games of the week. Here’s this week’s games:

1. (25) Minnesota at (23) Nebraska
2. (15) Arizona at (17) Utah
3. (24) Louisville at Notre Dame
4. (20) Missouri at Tennessee
5. (8) Ole Miss at Arkansas
6. (19) USC at (9) UCLA

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Taylor Venema (54-18 overall, 4-2 last week):
1. Minnesota – NU comes in unfocused and sloppy (you know, like Pelini teams do) and gets its mouth punched on senior day.
2. Utah – the defense holds.
3. Louisville – again, a great defense dominates.
4. Missouri – everyone’s favorite team that got shut out by Georgia and lost to Indiana at home which also controls its own destiny in the SEC East keeps winning.
5. Ole Miss – the defense shuts down Bert and the offense does just enough to win an ugly one.
6. UCLA – they’ve proven they can win both the slugfest and the shootout.

Danny Troutman (48-24 overall, 5-1 last week):
1. Minnesota – kills me to say so.  But their RB is solid, they played a good game against OSU last weekend and Ameer is banged up and can’t pass block.
2. Arizona – hey why not.
3. Notre Dame
4. Mizzou
5. Ole Miss – should be an easy one
6. UCLA, I guess.  I’m still not convinced of anything – they’re a confusing team.  But I’ll pick them nonetheless.

Chris Hatch (45-27 overall, 3-3 last week):
1. Nebraska: Huskers rebound
2. ‘Zona. Dick Rod and the ‘Cats get it done in a tight one.
3. Notre Dame. Sorry, Pervtrino.
4. Tennessee. Because I hate Missouri.
5. Ole Miss rolls.
6. UCLA gets the “W”.

Derek Hernandez (44-28 overall, 3-3 last week):
1. Minny
2. Utah
3. ND
4. UT
5. Ole Miss
6. UCLA

Anthony Amico (44-28 overall, 6-0 last week):
1. Nebraska
2. Utah
3. Notre Dame
4. Missouri
5. Ole Miss
6. UCLA

Brian Brashaw (43-29 overall, 4-2 last week):
1. Nebraska bounces back big … not that it matters.
2. Utah. Not quite sure how the Utes keep doing it, but play on.
3. Notre Dame. They are just better.
4. Mizzou. I no longer comment on SEC games.
5. Ark. See above.
6. UCLA. They aren’t a top 10 team, but whatever.

Tim Freburg (41-31 overall, 4-2 last week):
1. Nebraska – Huskers already made me look stupid for traveling to Madison. Now they have a chance to do it again.
2. Utah – I’ll take the Utes at home.
3. Notre Dame – I don’t think they lose two in a row at home.
4. Missouri – The Tigers’ last road loss was in 2012. I’ll play those odds.
5. Ole Miss – Hey, at least Arkansas has one SEC win under their belt now.
6. UCLA – Hundley beats three different USC coaches in his career.

Here were last week’s games and the rankings for NCB’s championship through week 12:

1. (16) Nebraska at (20) Wisconsin
2. (19) Clemson at (22) Georgia Tech
3. (8) Ohio St at (25) Minnesota
4. (9) Auburn at (15) Georgia
5. (3) Florida St at Miami
6. (1) Mississippi St at (5) Alabama

1. Taylor Venema (54-18, 4-2). Picked Nebraska, Georgia Tech, OSU, Auburn, Miami, Alabama.
2. Danny Troutman (48-24, 5-1). Picked Nebraska, Georgia Tech, OSU, Auburn, FSU, Alabama.
3. Chris Hatch (45-27, 3-3). Picked Nebraska, Clemson, OSU, Auburn, FSU, MSU.
4. Derek Hernandez (44-28, 3-3). Picked Nebraska, Clemson, OSU, Auburn, FSU, MSU.
5. Anthony Amico (44-28, 6-0). Picked Wisconsin, Georgia Tech, OSU, Auburn, FSU, Alabama.
6. Brian Brashaw (43-29, 4-2). Picked Nebraska, Georgia Tech, OSU, Auburn, FSU, MSU.
7. Tim Freburg (41-31, 4-2). Picked Nebraska, Georgia Tech, OSU, Auburn, Miami, Alabama.

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