Chi Psi College Pick’em – Week 6

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This year we’ve launched the first-ever Chi Psi College Pick’em blog series!

Each Tuesday afternoon, we’ll post on Facebook which three games we’re watching that weekend, and on Thursday we’ll announce here the picks from our three “experts” (Sam Bessey, Justin, and Jon Moore) and one surprise guest. This week’s surprise guest is Trust Chairman Julian Emerson, B ’80.

Check out this week’s games to watch and our picks below:

STANFORD CARDINAL AT WASHINGTON HUSKIES

#15 Washington vs. #5 Stanford
Facebook fan favorite to win: Stanford

Justin: The Huskies have been playing good football and they are an up and coming team but I think Stanford is still going to be too much to handle. Stanford wins. 
SamHead Sam Bessey: I’m rooting for the Huskies as it would make next weekend’s game in Seattle with Oregon all the more exciting, but I don’t see Stanford losing this game. Washington is for real, but Vegas has it right – Stanford by a touchdown.
JonHead Jon Moore: I learned my lesson the hard way two weeks ago. Until further notice, there is no reason to doubt the tree. Stanford for the win.
Julian Julian Emerson: I think Stanford is strong, but Washington is a young team that’s up-and-coming in the Pac 12. I’m predicting an upset, with the young and hungry Huskies eating up the Cardinals.

MichiganMinnesota

Minnesota vs. #19 Michigan
Facebook fan favorite to win: Michigan

Justin: Michigan is coming off a few games that were too close for comfort against UCONN and Akron but after a bye week I expect them to turn things around. Michigan wins.
 SamHead Sam Bessey: Minnesota beats the spread, but Michigan keeps the Jug.
 JonHead Jon Moore: The Maize and Blue looked pretty bad in their last two games but after the bye week, and with Big Ten conference play starting, I expect them to look much better. Which way does Ryan Ahlberg lean on this game?
 Julian Julian Emerson: Minnesota is having a good year, but not good enough. I pick the Wolverines by two touchdowns since their offense is finally figuring everything out. Sorry to the Gopher fans out there! I’m talking to you Brs. Ahlberg.

WFUNCState

NC State vs. Wake Forest
Facebook fan favorite: NC State

  Justin: The home team has had the upper hand winning the last six games of this series but this is the year I think that cycle ends. Wake Forest has struggled so far this year with close losses to Boston College and UL Monroe and 56 – 7 blowout loss to Clemson last week, while the Wolfpack, under new head coach Dave Doeren have improved each week. I predict the Wolfpack wins in convincing fashion this week.
 SamHead Sam Bessey:  Matthew and I were with some friends last week watching the LSU / Georgia game, which was an instant classic. Most everyone was watching this game, but a couple were suffering through ND v. Oklahoma. However, there was one overly excited young woman sitting in the corner glued to the fourth quarter of Clemson’s domination of Wake Forest. Not surprisingly, when asked she was unable to communicate an explanation for this – or anything else that was discernible English. When the beating was at an end she visibly relaxed and reentered the same realm as the rest of us. She actually thought that game was still in question in the fourth quarter. Maybe that’s indicative of Clemson’s disappointments in previous years, or maybe it should give Demon Deacons fans reason to hope. Maybe she’s just nuts. I’m not sure, but I do know that while the beating will not be as bad this weekend for Wake, they will take a beating nonetheless. State wins by two touchdowns on the road.
 JonHead Jon Moore: In the very stadium where this year’s Convention banquet took place, I’m calling for the Deacs to protect their house. Wake has won five straight home games vs NC State and the Wolfpack are playing their first road game of the year. It won’t be pretty, but the fighting Jim Grobes get it done.
 Julian Julian Emerson: With apologies to my Wake Forest Brothers, this team is pitiful. Maybe they’ll be better in a few years, but this year, I think the Wolfpack flips them easily.

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