Free College Football Picks Week 7 – 2007

Week 6 was a tough go for Old Lucky Lester in the free picks section – and I wish I could have put up a mirror of my elite picks that were 4-1. This week I put about another hour into my Free Picks section, because I need to start winning these little buggers. Keep the buggering to yourselves, but check out my free picks this week, a couple big winners waiting in the weeds.

LUCKY LESTER’S Free NCAA Football Picks

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (-18) @ San Jose State: (Friday Night Game)
(Line: Thursday, 5:00am EST: Bodog)

The San Jose State Spartans seem to give up a lot of points to decent offenses. They gave up 45 to Arizona State, 34 to Kansas State, and 37 to Stanford (just threw that last one in there, its not like the Cardinal have a solid offense). Anyway, Hawaii has one of the best offenses in the Nation, one of the best young quarterbacks, and a scheme that absolutely annihilates lesser college competition. The Spartans are the definition of lesser college competition. Even if Colt Brennan doesn’t play the whole game, I still like the Rainbows to win by at least 3 touchdowns in this one.

Oregon State Beavers @ California Bears (-14):
(Line: Thursday, 5:00am EST: Belmont)

I know this is a conference game, and you’d think I would have learned my lesson betting against a big spread and the Stanford Cardinals last week, but that just isn’t’ the case. I’m sticking to my guns here, as the Bears are just way too good for the Beavers. Oregon State hasn’t gotten over their loss of Matt Moore, and to be honest, they just aren’t nearly as good as I thought they were to start the season. Look for the Bears’ playmakers to turn this game upside down.

Auburn Tigers @ Arkansas Razorbacks (-3):
(Line: Thursday, 5:00am EST: Belmont)

I just don’t see how Auburn is going to win this one. They are coming off of 3 straight wins, one of which was against Florida. Right now they must be thinking how good they are, not realizing their struggles to start the season. Unfortunately for the Tigers, the Razorbacks need wins and they need them now. After back to back losses to Alabama and Kentucky, Arkansas needs every win they can get to climb back toward the top of the SEC. They are at home, and they just need this game more. Auburn is more like the team that lose to Mississippi State then they are the team that beat Florida. Expect a down game from the Tigers in this one. They’ve really played decent football all season, but all the more reason to tumble in this one.

San Diego State Aztecs @ Utah Utes (-14):
(Line: Thursday, 5:00am EST: Belmont)

San Diego state has been brutal this season, aside from one close game against the Colorado State Rams. Oh, and they took it to Portland State. Utah has a quality team, despite a 27-0 loss to UNLV a few weeks ago. Wins at Louisville (44-35) and at UCLA (44-6) both show how solid the Utes can be. I’d imagine this game isn’t even close, with the Utes coming out on top by 3 or 4 touchdowns. The styles of play just make for a dominant performance out of Utah.

Washington State Cougars (+19) @ Oregon Ducks:
(Line: Thursday, 5:00am EST: Bodog)

Everything points to the Ducks in this game, except when you look at the small print. This game is ALWAYS close. Only once in the last 7 years has this game been decided by more than 11 points, and that was a game at Oregon that Washington State dominated 55-16. I like Oregon to win this one, but Washington State has a couple good games in them. They fight until the end, and in this conference, I like those 18.5 points.

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Free College Football Picks Week 7 2005

USC’s ND Day
My first winner week will be followed by a dominate week 7 performance. That’s right! USC Finally takes a defeat as Notre Dame does their best to propel themselves into a BCS game. Some comeback performances will put naysayers to rest as Ohio State, Georgia Tech, and Florida will al step up big. Listen close; at least nine away teams will break their home foe on week Seven’s big Saturday.

South Florida (+1) @ Pittsburgh – South Florida has played one of the toughest schedules in the nation, and they’ve come away with some close losses and big victories. A huge win against Louisville put them on the map where a 10 point loss to Penn State and a hard fought battle with Miami gave them their only two losses. Look for SF to pick on a Pittsburgh team that was obviously overrated to start the season. Pittsburgh will take their 5th loss of the season.

Georgia Tech (-20) @ Duke – Calvin Johnson will put his dropped touchdown pass behind him when the Yellow Jackets come to Carolina to stick it too the Blue Devils. Calvin is one of, if not the Nation’s best wide receiver. He kept his Jackets in the game against NC State and he’ll pull them right through the Devils. Duke can’t compete, so they won’t.

Colorado @ Texas (-17) – The Buffaloes don’t belong on the field with the Longhorns. Texas is too good to look over average teams. They showed that last week with the demolition of their rival Sooners. Watch and appreciate Vince Young’s superstar ability take his Longhorns too their first undefeated season in years. No mercy on the Buffs.

Indiana (+14.5) @ Iowa – The Hoosiers are better than the Hawkeyes. Yes, you heard that right, the two touchdown underdogs are going to win this game in Iowa. Blake Powers will bring his A game, passing touchdowns to 6’4″ James Hardy early and often. Look for Hardy to take advantage of the Hawkeyes’ worst defense in years.

Michigan State @ Ohio State (-6.5) – The Spartans have had two weeks to think about their big loss to rival Michigan. That was too long. Ohio State has already lost two more games than many people predicted, as they lost their second to the Penn State Nittany Lions last week in Columbus. The Buckeyes won’t lose again. They’ll take down the Spartans easily at home.

Northwestern (+7.5) @ Purdue – Northwestern showed me they can play football last week scoring 51 points against a good Wisconsin team. Oh, and they won too. Make it two in a row against top conference talent as the Wildcats get their fourth win while dealing the Boilermakers their fourth loss.

Bowling Green (-24) @ Buffalo – Omarr Jacobs. Omarr. Jacobs. Kid is ridiculous. He’ll throw for over 400 yards against a below average secondary. This game will come easy to the Falcons of Bowling Green.

Toledo (-20) @ Ball State – Toledo is an offensive machine and Ball State’s defense is more sieved like than anything else. Look for Toledo to outscore Ball State by over 20 in the first half, and hold on in the second. Toledo should cover that 20 points like Ty Law.

Penn State (+3) @ Michigan – Just in: the Nittany Lions are good. That’s right, Joe Paterno is coaching a winner once again. I haven’t heard many people spouting off about how he should retire lately. Only praises will be sung as Penn State plays the roll of upset once more, this time taking down the Wolverines in Michigan. Who said Freshmen can’t make a difference?

Washington @ Oregon (-16) – The Oregon Ducks are an average team that looks much better than they are because they’re stuck in the Pac 10 where mediocrity will get you second place. Fortunately for them, and me, they play the Washington Huskies this weekend. If the spread isn’t 50 its too little. The Huskies will be embarrassed in Oregon on Saturday.

Florida (+6) @ LSU – How will the Gators and Urban Meyer cope with their first loss of the season? With a huge victory over division rival LSU. LSU is playing at home, where they are at their best, but Florida won’t be had for the second game in a row. Chris Leak is too good, and Urban Meyer coaches well enough to teach his kids how to learn from their mistakes. Especially if he has two weeks to do it. Florida upsets LSU in Baton Rouge.

USC @ Notre Dame (+11.5) – USC falls to the Irish of Notre Dame. Are the Trojans really as good as everyone has said they are? With the way they played against Oregon, Arizona State, and especially Arizona, I have to say no. Remember a couple weeks back when I said USC will get beat by a good second half team if they continue to doodle around in the first half? This is that good second half team. USC takes their first loss in over a year. Notre Dame looks ahead to a BCS Bowl game.

UCLA (-5.5) @ Washington State – The Bruins are one of the best teams in the Pac 10. Washington State isn’t very good, and they’ll prove it in Pullman when UCLA prances in and destroys the Cougars. Take this one as quick as you can. The odds makers might realize what they’ve done and pull the game. Honestly.