Friday, October 08, 2010

Week 4 Picks


Before we get to the picks, we have the good news that Owen Fraser is on the Columbia two-deep for this week's game against Lafayette. It will be very good to see Owen back on the field after missing every game since last year's opener to injury, (that's 12 games by the way).

There are no other real changes to the two-deep from last week.

Well, I’m back to feeling too good about myself after a very solid week of picks, especially against the spread.

Let’s see how I did:

Albany +7 ½ at Yale

Jake Said: "I know they’re 2-0, but I’m not sold on this Eli team. I think Yale will pull it out, but Albany covers that spread."

Result: I was wrong about Yale pulling it out, but right to choose Albany to cover. 0-1 overall, 1-0 against the spread.

Harvard -5 at Lafayette

Jake Said: "Lafayette really needs a win, but I think the Leopards’ cupboard is bare. Take Harvard and lay the points."

Result: Right on both counts. 1-1, 2-0 ATS

Brown -4 ½ at Rhode Island

Jake Said: "I sense a letdown for Estes’ boys. Take URI and the points, but Brown should squeak out a win."

Result: Rhode Island pulled it out in OT. 1-2, 3-0 ATS.

Dartmouth +13 ½ at Penn

Jake Said: "Penn will win the game, but the Green covers."

Result: Yep and yep. 2-2, 4-0 ATS

Cornell +3 at Bucknell

Jake Said: "I think the Big Red will win this game."

Result: Cornell won by 9. 3-2, 5-0 ATS.

So after three weeks, I’m a decent 12-6 overall but an incredible 14-4 against the spread. I thought betting the lines was supposed to be harder.

Okay, on to this week:

Cornell +23 at Harvard

Cornell is getting better every week, but are they even as good as Lafayette? And the Crimson smoked the Leopards on the road last week. Take Harvard and lay the points.

Yale -2 at Dartmouth

Yale really has had Dartmouth’s number in recent years, but really looks like a game the Big Green can win. Take Dartmouth and the points.

Brown -6 at Holy Cross

The Bears are really looking good right now despite the loss to URI. Brown should win this one by more than 6,

Colgate -5 ½ at Princeton

The Tigers are going to have a tough day. Take the Raiders and give the points.

Penn -18 ½ at Bucknell

The Bison just look totally awful. The Quakers will roll by 3 TD’s… lay the points.


At Fri Oct 08, 07:43:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take Bucknell; when it comes to Penn they can't lose enough. Just think how great it will be if Bucknell wins this one.

At Fri Oct 08, 02:13:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I for one wouldn't like to see Bucknell beat Penn because it would take some of the luster off our game with Penn, especially if we beat Lafayette. Not much chance for that, however (for Bucknell beating Penn, natch).

At Fri Oct 08, 07:31:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great new feature with highlights from P game on CU football site.

At Fri Oct 08, 07:49:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bucknell has zero shot of beating Penn-they're terrible.

At Fri Oct 08, 08:11:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to Dr. V, I just viewed the video highlights film from the Princeton game on the CU football website. Awesome! I strongly recommend that all Columbia football fans take a look at the film. Outstanding total team caught on camera. On defensive side, the film captures some of the big plays by Otis, Murphy, Popeck, Mehrer, Maddox, etc. Ends with great summary by Andrew Kennedy about how this year's team wants to make history including looking to defeat Lafayette for the first time tomorrow.

At Fri Oct 08, 08:20:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm impressed with the overall strength and athleticism of our wide receivers. Several of them seem to have the ability to score from anywhere on the field.

At Fri Oct 08, 08:22:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched the Cornell-Bucknell game b/c it was on CBS sports channel. Both teams looked very high schoolish. The more bad team lost this one and I can say it was played at an entirely different skill level to what I saw in the Towson and Princeton games.

Lafayette played Penn tough and we must treat this as a must win for us as well. With Owen in we should only be better at stuffing the run, thus allowing secondary the flex to double or blitz and hold down the Leopard passing attack. If Brackett & Gerst/Ivery/Kennedy/Guttierrez can continue their smart and balanced attack (behind our outstanding O-line!!!) and not gift away any points....

We look better than last year and Lafayette is weaker and we're at home on (at least) ref-neutral grounds...we really should win this.

Chen 82

At Fri Oct 08, 08:38:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was stunned to read the article in the Spec that our receivers don't scare anybody! Kennedy is a nightmare to defend. Nico is vastly underrated. And Muston and DeVeau have both impressed me. We also have some first years who have a lot of talent.


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