Monthly Archives: October 2014

Week 10 Preview: Take the Points Podcast

Auburn and Ole Miss meet at Vaught-Hemingway for a possible playoff elimination game
Auburn and Ole Miss meet at Vaught-Hemingway for a possible playoff elimination game. (Wikipedia photo)

Tom and Dan applaud the Playoff Selection Committee on their first set of rankings, then recap of last week’s big games, including LSU’s upset of Ole Miss and the Penn State-Ohio State double overtime thriller. They proceed to break down the lines for week 10, including Auburn-Ole Miss, Oregon-Stanford, Florida-Georgia, and a lot more. Dan closes with a 4-team teaser pick and a sports bar etiquette tip.

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Week 9 Preview: Take the Points Podcast

Tom and Dan offer predictions for LSU vs. Ole Miss, Penn State vs. Ohio State and many more week 9 lines in our latest Take the Points podcast. Plus a look back at the controversial pass interference call against Notre Dame, and a eulogy for Florida’s Will Muschamp.

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Week 8 Preview: Take the Points Podcast

Tom and Sam break down the best college football games of this Saturday — Florida State vs. Notre Dame, Alabama vs. Texas A&M, Ole Miss vs. Tennessee, and more — in our week 8 podcast. Plus, an in-depth discussion about college football’s attendance problems, jokes about Syracuse, and mid-season reports on Penn State and Wisconsin.

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Week 7 Preview: Take the Points Podcast

Auburn visits Wade Davis stadium to take on Mississippi State in an action-packed week 7.
Auburn visits Wade Davis stadium to take on Mississippi State in an action-packed week 7.

Tom is joined by guest host Ryan Spillett for week 7 lines and predictions. They begin with a look back at an exciting week 6, then break down this Saturday’s marquee games, including Auburn-Mississippi State, Ole Miss-Texas A&M, Oregon-UCLA, Penn State-Michigan, Florida-LSU, Baylor-TCU and a lot more.

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College Football Picks: Week 6

LSU faces a huge challenge this Saturday when they visit Jordan-Hare Stadium to take on the Auburn Tigers. (Wikipedia photo)
LSU faces a huge challenge this Saturday when they visit Jordan-Hare Stadium to take on the Auburn Tigers. (Wikipedia photo)

Congrats America, this is one of the best weeks of college football games I can ever remember. Six games feature ranked-vs.-ranked match-ups, and yes, I’ve included picks for all of them below, along with a few others. Enjoy Saturday. After a month filled with concussions, coaching troubles, injuries, and domestic abuse charges, it’ll be nice to focus on the game for once.

 

Mississippi State -1.5 over Texas A&M

It’s been a nice start for Kenny Hill and the Aggies, but they’re beginning to show signs of wear. It took overtime to beat Arkansas and their lack of a run defense was exposed by the Razorbacks. Mississippi State, on the other hand, has a powerful running game, led by veteran senior quarterback Dakota Prescott. That’s right, his real name is Dakota*. I don’t know if Dak is upset at being overlooked in preseason rankings, or if he’s trying to make an impression for NFL scouts, but he’s been outstanding in the first month of the year. Dak’s going to pass for 250 and run for another 120 in this game. I’ll lay the 1.5 on the home team, but more importantly, this game will serve as a scouting mission to determine how I feel about these teams and the entire SEC West going forward. Continue reading