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College Football Week 9 Picks

Temple University

Tom returns from vacation and Dan helps him catch up on football news and current events. Then, the guys break down the biggest college football games of week 9, including Arizona State vs. Oregon, Stanford vs. Washington State, Notre Dame vs. Temple and many more. They end with a lengthy, heated discussion about Jock Jams.

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Week 14 Preview: Take the Points Podcast

Land Grant Trophy

Tom and Dan break down all the best match-ups from rivalry week in this Thanksgiving podcast. They cover the Iron Bowl, the Egg Bowl, Ohio State-Michigan, and a lot more.

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Week 11 Preview: Take the Points Podcast

Ohio State visits Michigan State in a week 11 Big Ten showdown
Ohio State visits Michigan State in a Big Ten week 11 showdown.

Tom and Dan start this week’s podcast by discussing which coaches are the most valuable to their teams. They then recap the big games from week 10, beginning with the thriller between Ole Miss and Auburn. After that, they break down the week 11 lines, including Notre Dame vs. Arizona State, Oklahoma vs. Baylor, Kansas State vs. TCU, and Michigan State vs. Ohio State. This show also includes some non-football talk, including restaurant tipping etiquette and a story about Dave Matthews.

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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

Week 6 Preview: Take the Points Podcast

#3 Alabama heads to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium to take on #11 Ole Miss in the biggest game of the week. (Wikipedia photo)
#3 Alabama heads to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium to take on #11 Ole Miss in the biggest game of the week. (Wikipedia photo)

Dan and Tom begin this week’s podcast with a discussion on Michigan. After a disastrous loss to Minnesota and the endangerment of a young quarterback, both of the guys argue why Brady Hoke and the athletic director must go. They also discuss other problems at Michigan and what, if any, solutions exist for the university. Then, they break down the week 6 lines, which include a ton of big games. Texas A&M-Mississippi State, LSU-Auburn, Alabama-Ole Miss, Nebraska-Michigan State and many more are covered. The podcast ends with a handful of new segments.

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