It’s not easy picking the most useless games of any given college football weekend.Â However its impossible to pass up big name college teams in low key games that the talking heads will try to tell you are important but mean absolutely nothing to those outside the alumni bases.Â And we got a doozy this week.Â The picks follow.
Keith: Duke, Buffalo, Notre Dame, Illinois, Charleston Southern
Jesus: Navy, Temple, Notre Dame, Illinois, Miami-O
For the first time in the 2008 season Keith wins the week, with a not-so impressive 3-2 moving to 7-8 overall (he can taste .500). And Jesus finishes with a 2-3 moving to 10-5 overall.
Navy @ Duke
Keith: I picked Navy last week, and I picked against Duke in Week 1, I lost both picks, so the natural selection here is DUKE. Go Blue Devils!
Jesus: Last week I had the “joy” of attending the Ball State Cardinals defeat of the Midshipmen.Â The Navy hung around for too long so I know they have what it takes to beat the Dookies!
Temple @ Buffalo
Keith: I’m going with Buffalo for this one. I have two very influential reasons, the Buffalo Bull is a fucking sweet logo that I could easily wear around … and last year they won this contest 42-7. Haha Buffalo Bulls … it makes me laugh.
Jesus: The Owls used to be have a spot in the college sports world.Â That was in basketball.Â They don’t even have that spot anymore so there is no way I am going to take them in a game involving an oblong ball.
Michigan @ Notre Dame
Keith: This is the hardest pick on my list. Much like USC / OSU – I really wish both teams could lose. There are no winners in this game. But I’m picking with the conference (also picking OSU) because I want some prestige restored.
Jesus: This is the game I was eluding to in the introduction.Â Michigan and Notre Dame are currently not relevant in college football.Â Notre Dame practically needed a miracle (a horrible call by the replay officials) to hang on last week.Â And Michigan looks very beatable as they switch to the spread offense.Â The Maize and Blue take this one.
Louisiana-Lafayette @ Illinois
Keith: Well for the third week in a row, I pick Illinois. My first impression of the throwback jerseys was a bit negative, but the more I saw of them, the more I liked them. The orange was just different enough.
Jesus: There was a time, oh about 4 years ago, when this matchup would have been the Pillow Fight of the Week as both teams were regulars in ESPN’s Bottom 10.Â While its still home to the Ragin’ Cajuns, the Illini have moved on to bigger and better things.Â Oskeewowow!
Charlestown Southern @ Miami (OH…IO)
Keith: Sorry Miami-O – I knew watching that team last week it simply was prepared to win a huge game, and to put up a second fantastic game against perennial power house Buccaneers, unlikely. Chalrestown Southern FTW!
Jesus: I’m not sure but I think Charlestown Southern is a high school.Â Right?Â Sounds like it anyway, so I will be taking Miami in this one.