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#1 unicar15

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 10:19 AM

UNC/Tech
Defense: Both Ds have a lot of playmakers all over the field. I like the Tech corner, Tennant and their DE Morgan. I also like Burney and Quinn for UNC. Its a tough call here but I'm going to give the edge to GaTech's D but only by a slight margin.

Offense: Yates vs. Nesbitt. Yates is a good QB and Nesbitt is a TERRIBLE QB so do the math here. I don't think that UNC is going to be able to get much going up front with their OL going against a pretty talented front 7. However, if Highsmith shows up and gets open early then that will lead to good things for the Heels. GaTech's offense is a based on gimmicks and teams are starting to figure them out. It starts and ends with their running backs so if Dwyer is kept under wraps then their offense stalls b/c Nesbitt is incapable of throwing it downfield.

Special Teams: I honestly think this is where the game could be won or lost. UNC doesn't have that playmaker on ST like they did last year. On the other hand, Tech does have one with Tennant. If the Heels can bottle up Tennant and not allow Tech to have good field position or a TD off of a run back then I like UNC's chances.

This is a tough call. But since Tech is playing at home I give them the edge 24-17.

Edited by unicar15, 24 September 2009 - 10:24 AM.


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Posted 24 September 2009 - 10:42 AM

Miami/VaTech

Defense: Miami is probably the one team in the ACC that has a scheme and speed to equal the VaTech D. VaTech typically outclasses its opponents on defense but I don't think that happens this time around. Miami has guys that every program in the country wanted...Fortson, Phillips, Brandon Harris, and Arthur Brown. I know that Tech has some great players too with Chancellor and Worilds but Tyrod isn't going to get any daylight against these guys to make plays.

Offense: This game isn't coming down to Jacory Harris vs. Tyrod Taylor. I think both guys are really talented playmakers but there are so many other players on the field. Ryan Williams from Tech has looked pretty solid at times and the receivers for Miami have emmerged as great targets for Harris. Benjamin is a stud and Javaris James can catch it out of the backfield or burn you up the gut. I like Miami's offense over Tech's

Special Teams: To be honest I think both teams are sound in the kicking game and return game. I don't think either team is going to let this be the phase that beats them. I think its even...

Vatech almost lost last weekend at home to a team that I don't think is nearly as talented as the Canes. I like Miami in a close one. 28-24

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 01:12 PM

I think GT takes care of business at home as well...And Miami will kill VT...No offense up in Blacksburg.

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 03:02 PM

I expect GT to win a very very low scoring game, hopefully I will be wrong.

And this:

And Miami will kill VT...No offense up in Blacksburg.



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Posted 24 September 2009 - 04:31 PM

I expect GT to win a very very low scoring game, hopefully I will be wrong.

And this:


I think it'll get to the 20s but I really think that the difference in this game is ST. They are two pretty even teams but I think Tennant gets free or something...

Something crazy will decide this game whether it is a fumble, KR, or PR.

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 09:44 AM

I think the Heels are too fast for the Option to get going, and they GT has not looked anything like the team of last year.

Carolina wins 17-13

VT/Miami is a f'n tossup, the years VT should have dominated they haven't, the years they were supposed to get destroyed they haven't

What ever the consensus feeling is with this game expect the opposite. This series is the most even series in all of football, and even though the Hokies have dominated the series as of late if their defense cannot keep the offense off of the field VT's offense will not be able to keep up.

I think Miami wins if they can get the score to 20 or higher, if it is below 20 VT wins

another big factor....HEAVY RAIN all day in the Burg

Edited by Tweeder, 25 September 2009 - 09:52 AM.


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Posted 25 September 2009 - 09:48 AM

We need a college football thread that has top game picks against the spread each week.....for entertainment purposes only of course.

My college football picks have be horrible this year. 0-6....finally paid down my debt and ready to try again.

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 09:52 AM

We need a college football thread that has top game picks against the spread each week.....for entertainment purposes only of course.

My college football picks have be horrible this year. 0-6....finally paid down my debt and ready to try again.


I havent won at all in college...usually losing 1 game out of 3-5 game parlays

I have won twice in NFL though, usually the other way around....weird

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 09:57 AM

I havent won at all in college...usually losing 1 game out of 3-5 game parlays

I have won twice in NFL though, usually the other way around....weird


I didn't play at all last week becuase of the hole I was in but I had 3 games in mind and all 3 would have won. That is why it is gambling though.....anyone who claims to win around 60% of the time either is a liar or a very rich man. I haven't done NFL at all this year. I haven't looked at games for this week yet but let me know of any strong plays that you see.

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 10:31 AM

I didn't play at all last week becuase of the hole I was in but I had 3 games in mind and all 3 would have won. That is why it is gambling though.....anyone who claims to win around 60% of the time either is a liar or a very rich man. I haven't done NFL at all this year. I haven't looked at games for this week yet but let me know of any strong plays that you see.


College

Solid

Missouri at -7.5 against Reno-Nevada
Rutgers -2 against Maryland
FSU -14 against USF
Boise St -17 against Bowling Green

Tempting

TCU +3 Clemson
Washington +8 agaist Stanford
Kentucky +22 against Florida
Vanderbilt -7 against Rice
Cincinnati -16 against Fresno St

Risky

Cal -6 against Oregon
Miami -3 against VT
GT -3 against UNC

NFL

Solid

NO -6 against Buff
NYG -7 against TB

Tempting

Oakland +2 against Denver
Miami +6 against SD
SF -7 against Minn (banged up AP)

Risky

Detroit +6.5 against Washington
NYJ - 3 against Tennessee

Edited by Tweeder, 25 September 2009 - 10:49 AM.


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Posted 25 September 2009 - 11:44 AM

I won huge money when BYU beat OU :D

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 12:43 PM

I won huge money when BYU beat OU :D



umm thanks to Wake losing to Baylor, I lost $800 on a 5 game parlay