Usually this is the time of the season when the Pro can begin coasting into the bowl games with a comfortable lead against Joe.
But not this season!
Joe Goodman, The Herald’s national college football columnist, has always been awful at picking games but, for some reason, he’s not completely wretched this season … at least not yet. For his part, he considers this fact a victory.
Of course, there were no victories last week, only ties straight across the board. The Pro, Lee Sterling of ParamountSports.com, went 4-4 straight up and 4-4 against the spread and so did Joe.
Overall, Sterling is 34-14 straight up and 22-21 against the spread. Joe is 35-12 straight up and 19-24 against the spread. This week’s picks:
NORTH CAROLINA AT MIAMILine Joe Miami 42, North Carolina 39. Pro
BOSTON COLLEGE AT FSULine Joe FSU 42, BC 10
FLORIDA AT VANDERBILTLine Joe UF 35, Vanderbilt 7. Pro UF 26, Vanderbilt 13.
STANFORD AT NOTRE DAMELine Joe Notre Dame 28, Stanford 15. Pro Notre Dame 31, Stanford 13.
SOUTH CAROLINA AT LSULine Joe South Carolina 18, LSU 15. Pro South Carolina 23, LSU 13.
SOUTHERN MISS AT CENTRAL FLORIDALine Joe UCF 42, Southern Miss 21. Pro UCF 37, Southern Miss 14.
FLORIDA ATLANTIC AT LOUISIANA-MONROELine Joe ULM 50, FAU 20. Pro ULM 42, FAU 16.
MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE AT FIULine Joe MTSU 32, FIU 20. Pro MTSU 34, FIU 23.