Revised on: 11.10.2018 at 10:34 a.m.
Posted on: 11.8.2018 at 09:02 a.m.
His real name is Francis Leroy Igor Plimpton, but we call him “Flip” for short. Here are our selections for winners in this week’s Allstate Pigskin Picks football contest.
Mine are underlined. Flip’s picks are in BOLD.
Last week: Flip 6-9, Frank 11-4.Overall: Flip 67-55*, Frank 91-34
*Flip did not participate in Week One.
Flip’s penchant for picking home teams last week did not work out well. And instead of faltering late, Frank was correct on his final eight picks. A big “thank you” to Will Grier of West Virginia and to Auburn. I can’t believe I said that!
East Bladen at South Columbus. Now that teams are aware of South’s ability to throw the football, they will be even harder to stop. East Bladen has been a surprise team this season, as it was believed to be a down year. The Eagles have probably learned a life lesson from Coach Priest. Stallions may be playing for the #1 seed in 2A West bracket. I just see Stallions as too hard to contain offensively and coming out a winner.
East Columbus at Whiteville. Two teams coming off different outcomes. The Gators clinch a playoff berth with win over West Columbus, The Wolfpack lose to rival South Columbus. There is still too much of a difference in overall talent for Whiteville not to win and Coach Price is not likely to allow a letdown here.
Fairmont at West Columbus. Hard to believe, but both teams are still in the running for possible at-large playoff spots. It is a match up of two athletic quarterbacks. I believe Fairmont’s Jordan Waters has more help than the Vikings’ Shawn Tyson. Fairmont should win and keep its faint playoff hopes alive.
Ohio State at Michigan State. Ohio State still has an outside shot at CFP, so why not predict some mania. The buckeyes have been anything but consistent this season, but I believe their overall talent gets them a win here. Will not shed any tears if wrong.
South Carolina at Florida. Two more teams coming off different results. SC off a high-scoring win at Ole Miss, Florida off an embarrassing home loss to Mizzou. Florida coach Dan Mullen went off on his team after the game in the media. I’m thinking they respond with a win.
Wisconsin at Penn State. Let me repeat myself, myself, myself. OK, two teams coming off different results. Wisconsin a routine win and Penn State was slaughtered by Michigan. Spread is Penn State by 9. Vegas seems to know so I’ll go with Penn State bouncing back in Happy (not really) Valley.
UNC at Duke. UNC quarterback Nathan Elliot is a gutty young man. I just don’t think his skill set is what the Heels need to be successful consistently offensively. It pains me to do so, but I have to pick the Blue Devils.
Mississippi State at Alabama. Bulldogs front seven will be the best Bama has faced this season. Tide is also banged up after LSU. Still can’t go against Alabama, but I don’t expect a blowout.
Washington State at Colorado. I think the altitude at Boulder will have an effect on Washington State, a negative effect. A Colorado win will eliminate one more CFP contender. Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. That is whom I am picking to win and that is also the longest grammatically correct sentence using just one word.
Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh. The way the ACC has been this season about the time you would expect Pitt to beat Virginia Tech they will not.
ECU at Tulane. Surprised that ECU hung with Memphis last week. Two Lane may not be an interstate, but will be good enough to defeat the Pirates.
Auburn at Georgia. If Georgia from the last two weeks shows up, then Auburn is in trouble. Auburn comeback against A&M may have saved coach’s job. Georgia not looking ahead to Alabama yet and wins this one.
Miami, FLA at Georgia Tech. The way the ACC has been this season about the time you would expect Georgia Tech to beat Miami they will not.
Texas at Texas Tech. Was surprised to see Texas as a slight favorite in this one. For that and no other reason I’m picking Texas.
Clemson at Boston College. A BC win would be the biggest upset in college football this season despite being at home and at home. Dabo’s boys have too much to stub toe here.