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:
#7 Miami vs. #3 Florida State
Facebook fan favorite to win: Florida State
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
#21 Michigan vs. #22 Michigan State
Facebook fan favorite to win: Too close to call!
Georgia vs. Florida
Facebook fan favorite: Georgia
|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.
|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.
|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.|
|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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