Revised on: 10.15.2018 at 02:45 p.m.
Posted on: 10.12.2018 at 07:41 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 9-6, Frank 14-1 (missed Texas-Oklahoma)
Overall: Flip 37-27*, Frank 52-15
*Flip did not participate in Week One.
Whiteville at Red Springs. This will be a good test for the Wolfpack. Red Springs had a double-digit lead over South Columbus before the Stallions roared back. The Red Devils typically athletic and Red Springs a tough place to play. Still believe Whiteville is improving and wins this one.
St. Pauls at East Bladen. A late comeback that almost gave Fairmont a win over East Bladen last week may have woken the Eagles up. No particular reason, but I’m looking for St. Pauls to pull an upset.
South Columbus at Fairmont. Stallions will pound Tornadoes. May score on every possession.
Duke at Georgia Tech. A week off and having already played an option team (Army) makes me believe the Blue Devils are capable of winning in Atlanta.
Georgia at LSU. Bulldogs don’t seem to be getting a lot of notice despite high ranking. Simply taking care of business each week. I think they do so again this week.
Washington at Oregon. Washington has been off the national radar since opening loss, but a win at Oregon revives playoff hopes.
Michigan State at Penn State. I don’t see Penn State losing at home to anyone else this season.
Texas A&M at South Carolina. A&M’s schedule catches up with them here. After a number of tough opponents the Aggies don’t have enough in tank for Gamecocks.
Miami, FLA at Virginia. Canes lucky to defeat rival Florida State last week. I’m saying they are hung over for the trip to Charlottesville.
Houston at ECU. Scottie Mo’s seat continues to reheat after loss to Cougars.
Virginia Tech at UNC. Flip has no mind and I must be crazy for this pick.
Wisconsin at Michigan. I will be perfectly satisfied if Flip is correct and I am wrong.
Colorado at Southern California. How often do you see a ranked team as a touchdown underdog? Usually I think Vegas knows something the rest of us don’t. I’m still taking the Buffaloes.
Off the record. I was prepared to select East Columbus over South Robeson. Guess you will just have to take my word on it.
I would like to pick West Columbus over West Bladen, but after seeing Tyre Boykin in action against Whiteville I think the Knights can score enough to hold off the Vikings challenge.