Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Football picksOctober 25, 2012

The Florida Gators have looked great over the last few weeks. They destroyed South Carolina last week on the strength of some big turnovers. Now, they head to Jacksonville to take on a Georgia team that desperately needs to win this game. The team that wins this one will have control over the SEC East. So can Georgia picks itself up after playing poorly against Kentucky last week? That will be a difficult chore against a Florida defense that is getting better each week.

Florida did not move the ball all that well last week, but they did not need to. They scored on defense, played great special teams, and generally controlled the line of scrimmage. Florida was physically dominant over a South Carolina team that had been playing pretty well. Florida ran the ball very well once again, but they did not throw it at an SEC level. If they can keep up their level of play, they should be good to go against Georgia this week.

The Bulldogs looked great until they ran into South Carolina three weeks ago. They got run over in Columbia, as South Carolina scored three early touchdowns to take control of the game. Georgia then took a week off before nearly giving up the game against Kentucky. The fact is that UGA does not look like its old self, and this is a bad time to run into that sort of problem. Florida is almost a touchdown favorite in this game, so at least a few people think Georgia is in for a tough time.

What will happen in this one? It is always a crazy game when these two teams get together in Jacksonville. Florida will have to recover emotionally from a huge win against South Carolina. It can sometimes be difficult to play great for two straight weeks. Florida has a huge advantage in this game on the line of scrimmage. If they are able to get after Aaron Murray in this game, they will control the tempo. If Murray is able to have success in the air, the Bulldogs have a chance to pull a big time upset.

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Football picksOctober 25, 2012

When Michigan State heads into Camp Randall on Saturday, it will be a matchup of two of the most disappointing teams in the Big Ten. MSU came into this season with high hopes and their eyes on a Big Ten title. Wisconsin is coming off of back to back Rose Bowl appearances. Although few expected the Badgers to win a title, a lot of people expected them to be more competitive. The Badgers are tabbed as six point favorites in this game. Can they cover that number? Can Michigan State keep up the momentum from a game well played last week?

Michigan State has struggled on offense, but they still have a good defense. Last week, they went into Michigan Stadium and came very close to knocking off Denard Robinson and company. At the end of the day, they came up just short. The offense looks to be playing a little bit better, especially in the passing game. If they can keep up the firepower this week, they might leave Madison with a good win.

Wisconsin has been up and down this season. They have looked very good in some spots and very bad in others. This would seem to be a decent matchup for Wisconsin. They have the strength up front and in the middle to match up with the Spartans. While Sparty is able to run over a lot of teams with pure power, it is doubtful they will do that here. Wisconsin also gets to play at home – a place where they are very good.

If Wisconsin brings its best game – the one it has brought for two straight weeks – it should be able to handle Sparty in this game. MSU has some decent weapons, though, and they match up pretty well in this one. The Spartans will be looking for some sweet revenge after a couple of bad losses last year. Wisconsin will be looking to protect its home field against a familiar opponent. No one would be surprised if either won in this game.

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