Instead of Texting Pick ‘Em: Week 6

Last week’s big winners in the ACC: Virginia, Boston College, Maryland. Big losers: North Carolina, Clemson, Florida State and Team Instead of Texting.

Jeremy and I both had mediocre weeks, although mine was more mediocre (3-4) than his (4-3). As such, he’s gained a game on me in the standings, cutting my season lead to three games. But I think I should get an extra half-win for predicting the end of Russell Wilson’s interception-less streak.

The most intriguing games Saturday carry forward two of the week’s top storylines: the ongoing drama surrounding Bobby Bowden’s future at Florida State and the emergence of Boston College as a potential conference title contender. Jeremy expects FSU to rally ’round the old man for a big win over Georgia Tech, while I just think the Yellow Jackets are better.

We’re both going with VT over BC. I’m not sure about Jeremy’s reasoning, but I’m suspicious of BC’s running game, and Virginia Tech needs to make a statement after nearly losing to Duke last week.

Elsewhere in the conference, Miami celebrates the end of college football’s toughest four-game stretch with its first cupcake, Florida A&M. North Carolina has dessert this week, too, in the form of Georgia Southern. I’m not sure they earned this sweet treat – the Tar Heels definitely didn’t clean their plates against Virginia last week.

On to the picks:

Jimmy’s Picks (32-13) Jeremy’s Picks (29-16)
Boston College at Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech
Georgia Southern at North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina
Indiana at Virginia Indiana Indiana
Duke at N.C. State N.C. State N.C. State
Maryland
at Wake Forest
Wake Forest Wake Forest
Florida A&M at Miami Miami Miami
Georgia Tech at Florida State Georgia Tech Florida State
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3 Responses to Instead of Texting Pick ‘Em: Week 6

  1. Matt Lail says:

    Look for UVa to beat IU — further complicating the “Groh Must Go” campaign.

  2. Brian Schuch says:

    Jimmy, let it be known that I hold you solely responsible for ending his streak. You jinxed him. 😉

  3. Jimmy Ryals says:

    Nice call, Mr. Lail. Have the Cavs turned things around?

    Brian: Would it be any consolation if I said I’d intended a reverse jinx last week? I guess the end of INT-less streak is the least of State’s concerns now.

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