Chi Psi College Pick’em – Week 7

2009 - ESPN College GameDay

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 Froeber and Jon Moore) and one surprise guest. This week’s surprise guest is Chi Psi Brother and NFL wide receiver Ryan Spadola, BΔ ’13 .

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

WashingtonOregon

#16 Washington vs. #2 Oregon
Facebook fan favorite to win: Oregon

FroeberHead Justin Froeber: I have the pleasure of visiting both these universities this week so this is going to be a tough game for me to pick….actually I take that back. The Ducks have won 9 straight in this series and while the Huskies have been playing good football this year they still don’t have enough talent on the field to compete with Oregon. Ducks win, sorry Theta Delta.
SamHead Sam Bessey: I can’t make an unbiased call here.   ‘Fan’ is short for fanatic; Oregon wins.  But the streak of winning by 17 or more ends Saturday. 
JonHead Jon Moore: If you watch one game on Saturday, watch this one.  Marcus Mariota is arguably the most exciting quarterback in America and he will star in a game that could approach 100 total points.  UW is really good this year, but they’ll fall a fraction short as Mariota leads a Heisman-esque 4th quarter drive to seal the win.
Spadola Ryan Spadola: Oregon is too explosive for Washington to contain. I predict the Ducks take the W.

Lance Kendricks

#19 Northwestern vs. Wisconsin
Facebook fan favorite to win: Wisconsin

 FroeberHead Justin Froeber: Both teams have great offenses but this game comes down to defense and which team can get more stops. Defensively, the Wildcats are allowing 431 yards per game to go along with 27 points per game. The Badgers rank sixth in the nation, allowing 272 yards and 14.6 points per game this season. Wisconsin wins.
 SamHead Sam Bessey: The Badgers take advantage of Northwestern’s emotional loss last week to an overrated Ohio St. team and get up early.  Wisconsin hangs on to win.
 JonHead Jon Moore: Dating back to 2006, Wisconsin is 24-5 at home against big ten teams, so this will be a tall task for the Wildcats.  Northwestern is pretty strong this year, but watching their defense struggle with OSU’s rushing attack last week makes me think that Wisconsin’s ground game will carry the day.  On Wisconsin!
 Spadola Ryan Spadola: This is my upset because of the mere fact that the Badgers dominate at home, and they can’t afford to lose another Big 10 game. Wisconsin for the win.

TexasAMOleMiss

#9 Texas A&M vs. Ole Miss
Facebook fan favorite: Texas A&M

 FroeberHead Justin Froeber: After an impressive start to the season the Rebels have lost two straight and Bo Wallace was less than impressive in both losses. Texas A&M QB, Johnny Manziel, (although i dont like him) has continued to live up to the hype leading the rebels to a 4-1 start. Neither team is strong defensively, in fact Texas A&M’s defense is terrible but they always seem to put up enough points to come away with the win. My friends at Ole Miss aren’t going to like this but Aggies win.
 SamHead Sam Bessey:  Ole Miss football started off as a good story this year (on the field), but I don’t see the keeping pace with the A&M offense.  The Aggies roll in the second half.
 JonHead Jon Moore: Last year the Rebels led A&M by 10 points in the 4th quarter before allowing 14 unanswered points to lose the game. This year, the Rebels are one of the most battle tested teams in America, but they’ve got their back to the wall after two straight SEC losses. I’m calling for Ole Miss to upset the Aggies under the lights in Oxford. (How is it possible that the two best college towns in America are both named Oxford?)
 Spadola Ryan Spadola: Johnny Manziel finds ways to win, and his play making ability will cause the Ole Miss defense to struggle. Texas A&M will take this one.

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