Like the ACC in out-of-conference play, last week got ugly in the Instead of Texting picks race, at least for one of us anyway.
On the strength of a 6-2 record, Jimmy surged to a four-game lead in the standings. Meanwhile, I went a mediocre 4-4, whiffing on the two games where we differed (TCU at Clemson and Wake Forest at Boston College).
The ACC moves deeper into conference play this week, but the premier game is the Oklahoma-Miami matchup in primetime. Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford won’t start for the Sooners, giving the world another chance to admire Landry Jones’ porn-star mustache. We both like the ‘stache, but we also both like Miami to pull the upset at home and bring some semblance of respectability back to the ACC.
The rest of the schedule is a bit of snoozer, especially the noon games. We’ve both got N.C. State ending its recent hex in Winston-Salem, although Jimmy is guaranteeing Russell Wilson’s interception-free streak ends Saturday. The only other thing we’re split on is Florida State at Boston College. The consistently inconsistent Seminoles lost to South Florida last weekend, which means they’re due for a win this week. I’m betting the up-and-down trend stops against the Eagles, who will be playing in front of the home fans and the ESPN Gameday crew.
|Jimmy’s Picks (29-9)||Jeremy’s Picks (25-13)|
|Virginia at North Carolina||North Carolina||North Carolina|
|Clemson at Maryland||Clemson||Clemson|
|Virginia Tech at Duke||Virginia Tech||Virginia Tech|
at Boston College
|Florida State||Boston College|
at Wake Forest
|N.C. State||N.C. State|
at Mississippi State
|Georgia Tech||Georgia Tech|
|Oklahoma at Miami||Miami||Miami|