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 Executive Council Chairman Dennis “DE” Whitfield, AΔ ’71.
Check out this week’s games to watch and our picks below:
#1 Alabama vs. #10 LSU
Facebook fan favorite to win: Alabama
|Justin Froeber: Whenever these two teams get together its exciting. Two of the best coaches and the two of the most athletic teams in football going at it. LSU will probably give Bama a run for their money. However, this year I’m not so sure anybody can actually beat Alabama. Alabama wins and remains undefeated.|
|Sam Bessey: Les Miles has nothing to lose on Saturday night. Alabama has a third straight title to lose and is expected to win (latest odds are between 12.5 and 13. Should be fun to watch what Les pulls out of his hat, but insufferable Alabama fans will have more to cheer about come the end of this game. The Tigers will make it interesting, but Alabama wins.|
|Jon Moore: Before the season started I picked LSU as my national champion with the thought they could/would beat Alabama. LSU has played even with the Tide in the last two regular seasons. The difference this year is Zach Mettenberger. LSU ends Alabama’s winning streak this week.|
|Dennis Whitfield: 37-24 Alabama.|
Amherst vs. Williams
Facebook fan favorite to win: Williams
#25 Texas Tech vs. Kansas State
Facebook fan favorite: Texas Tech
Sam’s Bonus Pick! #2 Oregon vs. #6 Stanford
All season we have stuck to picking Saturday games only, but I must weigh in on what I hope will be the second biggest game on Oregon’s schedule this year. Stanford has spoiled two legit chances for Oregon to get to the National Championship game (2002 and 2012). It’s a great matchup of two solid teams that go about their business in different ways but both spend Phil’s money to do it. History does not repeat this year, and Oregon gets back to the [last] BCS National Championship Game (the term ‘Natty’ is as obnoxious as many Oregon fans who didn’t experience decades of being terrible). Go Ducks.
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