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 pro lacrosse player Sean Aaron, Pi ’12, of the Charlotte Hounds.
Check out this week’s games to watch and our picks below:
#3 Clemson vs. #5 Florida State
Facebook fan favorite to win: Clemson
|Justin Froeber: The Seminoles are scoring an impressive 53.6 points per game. Their rushing attack has been almost unstoppable, averaging 6.1 yards per carry and 233 yards per game. Combine that with 322 yards per game through the air and you’ve got a high powered offense. But the question is can FSU‘s young Qb handle the pressure in Death Valley? I’M putting my money on Jameis Winston. FSU wins in a thriller.|
|Sam Bessey: Two top five teams under the lights in Death Valley with two Heisman contenders facing off in Tajh Boyd and Jameis Winston? National Title hopes on the line? This is a dream scenario for ACC fans. It may not be the Little Three game of the season, but it should be a pretty good game nonetheless… Of course, field goals will come into play, and strangely, I see Florida State going to Clemson and winning. Overtime would not surprise me.|
|Jon Moore: Whenever Vegas sets a line that doesn’t make any sense to me, I get nervous. Clemson is a 3 point underdog despite playing at home, at night, and with the more veteran QB. Given all the stats I like to look at, this game is painfully close to call. What makes me want to pick Clemson is their tough defense, which creates a nation-leading 10+ tackles for loss per game. However, the Noles have won five straight with extra time to prepare and I think they’ll protect Winston and escape Death Valley with the win. (Sorry, Chris Wojdyla)|
|Sean Aaron: This game has the potential to burn out the scoreboard. Two teams with high-octane offenses playing in primetime! This game features two quarterbacks with Heisman caliber resumes and national championship dreams. Florida State enters the game having scored at least 41 points in every game, but they have yet to play a real quality opponent (yes, yes I know Maryland was ranked). Clemson comes in at #3 in the country with a top 5 win against Georgia. I like Clemson in this game because they are at home and I think the senior leadership from Tajh Boyd will carry the Tigers to victory in a close one.|
Wesleyan vs. Amherst
Facebook fan favorite to win: Wesleyan
Duke vs. UVA
Facebook fan favorite: Duke
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