Chi Psi College Pick’em – Week 10

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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 Froeber and Jon Moore) and one surprise guest. This week’s surprise guest is former Executive Council Chairman Lathrop Nelson, OΔ ’97.

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

Devonta Freeman, Jimmy Gaines

#7 Miami vs. #3 Florida State
Facebook fan favorite to win: Florida State

FroeberHead Justin Froeber: Florida State has won in convincing fashion in every game they have played this year and if they can win out they could be in a position to be the ACC’s first national title contender in years. Miami is overrated and has barely escaped a few close games against subpar competition this year. I don’t see Miami pulling off the upset in this rivalry game. FSU wins big.
SamHead Sam Bessey: As much as I would enjoy seeing Florida State lose this game, it’s not going to happen. Miami struggled to beat UNC and Wake the past two weeks. Look for the Hurricanes to get exposed on Saturday night. On an unrelated note, this is awesome. Go Gamecocks.
JonHead Jon Moore: The Canes are 22 point underdogs, which is astounding, but I can see the angle. The Canes turned the ball over eight times in their previous three games and won’t be able to play conservatively if they want to win this one. The Seminoles pull away in the 2nd half.
Lathrop1 Lathrop Nelson: While I am shocked that the featured game of the week is not the W&L Generals against the Catholic University Cardinals, I’ll nonetheless make a prediction on this Sunshine State matchup: Florida State is the real deal and I expect FSU and its superstar Freshman quarterback to win big over Miami and make its case that it is deserving of the BCS title game.

IOWA AT MICHIGAN STATE FOOTBALL

#21 Michigan vs. #22 Michigan State
Facebook fan favorite to win: Too close to call!

 FroeberHead Justin Froeber: Michigan State improved to 7-1 last week after a blowout victory over Illinois and while they have struggled on offense at times this season their defense has been nothing short of awesome. The Spartan defense will face a tough challenge this week against a Michigan offense that is fun to watch but I think the Spartans keep the wolverines from running up the score and win in a close one at home. Spartans win.
 SamHead Sam Bessey: I foresee a tight, hard to watch, Big 10 game with lots of turnovers. It will probably rain, too. In this Heil family fight, Hailey wins. Spartans by a field goal.
 JonHead Jon Moore: Two evenly matched teams with similar schedules and strong defenses, I’m picking the Wolverines because I’m a homer and I want to keep Brs. Heil and Crow on my good side.
 Lathrop1 Lathrop Nelson: Michigan State has had a good year while Michigan hasn’t quite lived up to its preseason expectations. Vegas says Michigan State wins, but – assuming Michigan isn’t called upon to kick a field goal in overtime (too soon, Br. Heil?) – this Pennsylvania native thinks that Michigan plays up to its potential and wins a big game against its in-state rival.

NCAA Football: Florida vs Georgia

Georgia vs. Florida
Facebook fan favorite: Georgia

 FroeberHead Justin Froeber: Both teams are having disappointing seasons. The Florida offense is only averaging 21 points a game and I don’t think the Gators can put up enough points to hang with Aaron Murray and Bulldogs. Georgia wins in the swamp.
 SamHead Sam Bessey:  Two unranked beat up SEC teams head to Jacksonville for the cocktail party not wanting to lose a third game in a row. Florida doesn’t want to lose their third straight to the Dawgs, but, that’s what is going to happen. Georgia rides the return of Gurley to glory on Saturday. Jhort-wearing Gator fans will be sad, but they can take comfort in not being fans of that team with the elephant.
 JonHead Jon Moore: Just spent last weekend in Georgia with Brothers from Alpha Alpha Delta! Like Ray Charles, I’ve got Georgia on my mind. The Gators haven’t beaten any good teams, while the Bulldogs have proven that they can defeat a quality opponent. UGA wins.
 Lathrop1 Lathrop Nelson: With both teams limping into this storied rivalry with losses in their last two games, the Bulldogs and the Gators each have something to prove. But it’ll be our Brothers at Alpha Delta who will be celebrating in Athens when Georgia picks up the W on Saturday.

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