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, and Jon Moore) and one surprise guest. In honor of Duke playing for the ACC Championship, this week’s surprise guest is Sigma Delta Brother Nick Superina.
Check out this week’s games to watch and our picks below:
#20 Duke vs. #1 Florida State
Facebook fan favorite to win: Florida State
|Justin: Florida State wins in a landslide.|
|Sam Bessey: Duke has been a great story this year, and David Cutcliffe was a no-brainer for coach of the year. The dream season will continue with a second straight bowl game, but it won’t be in the BCS. Duke will face a good Pac12 team in the Sun Bowl, and FSU will be the national champion.|
|Jon: Understanding that I’ll probably receive spiteful messages from Sigma Delta alumni Brian Gold and Dan Simpson when this doesn’t happen, I’m picking the Seminoles; Jameis Winston or not.|
|Nick Superina: I honestly can’t remember the last time the Duke Football team lost a game. Duke Football is 10-2, has its first-ever 10-win season, is playing in back-to-back bowl games for the first time in school history, and has a chance to win its first outright ACC championship since 1962 thanks to a great win in Chapel Hill last week (Go To Hell Carolina, Go To Hell!). On Saturday vs. FSU, Duke will rush the ball as successfully as it has all season and it will also control the time of possession more than people might expect to help keep FSU’s offense off the field. Duke safety Devon Edwards will have at least two interceptions (and one of them will be a pick-6 at a critical moment of the game). Despite the fact that FSU is 18-0 all time vs. Duke, this is a very confident Blue Devils team that expects to win every game it plays in – and Saturday will be no exception. I’m curious to hear what Ron Burgundy’s prediction is too when he hosts SportsCenter this week. My pick: Back-to-back ACC Coach of the Year David Cutcliffe and the Duke Blue Devils will win and shock the world on Saturday night. Orange Bowl, here come Blue Devils!|
#2 Ohio State vs. #10 Michigan State
Facebook fan favorite to win: Michigan State
#3 Auburn vs. #5 Mizzou
Facebook fan favorite: Auburn
#11 Arizona State vs. #7 Stanford
Facebook fan favorite: Stanford
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