Kurt and Jeff’s Pigskin Picks:



Record: Last Week 1-3; Season 1-3

Florida at Tennessee The Vols have not played since Sept. 7th. Since then the Gators have been embarrassed at home by Miami and been tested by lowly Ohio University. Florida cannot go into ol’ Rocky Top and pull out the upset. Prediction: Tennessee 31, Florida 16.

Virginia Tech at Texas A+M “The Untouchables” (RB’s Kevin Jones and Lee Suggs) combined for 324 yards rushing and five touchdowns against Marshall and will have to produce again for the Hokies to win in College Station. A+M is 2-0 but barely beat Pitt two weeks ago. Being at home will keep this one close. Prediction: Virginia Tech 28, Texas A+M 23.

Notre Dame at Michigan State Michigan State got embarrassed at home by Cal 46-22, so they will be hungry this week. Notre Dame has lost five straight games to MSU so they have reason to be hungry too. This may come down to the wire. So, coaching decisions will be crucial and heavily favor Notre Dame’s Tyrone Willingham. Prediction: Notre Dame 27, MSU 24.

Top 15 (through Sept. 20th)

1. Miami (3-0) Hurricanes host Boston College who almost denied Miami of perfect season last year, look for a blowout. (1)

2. Florida State (3-0) Host Duke Saturday. Yawn. (2)

3. Tennessee (2-0) QB Casey Clausen sleeper Heisman pick? (3)

4. Oklahoma (3-0) Looking past next game against South Florida (Sept. 28) to Big 12 opener Missouri in three weeks. (5)

5. Texas (2-0) Gave up too many points to North Carolina, Simms looked good. (4)

6. Ohio State (3-0) Archie Griffin who? Freshman Maurice Clarett is a legitimate Heisman candidate now. (6)

7. Virginia Tech (3-0) Suggs and Jones, these two could start anywhere in the country, except Ohio State. (13)

8. Oregon (3-0) Another week, another win. (11)

9. Georgia (2-0) Won at South Carolina, not an easy place to get a W. (NR)

10. Florida (2-1) A loss this week at Tennessee and Coach Ron Zook will be on the hot seat in Gainesville. (9)

11. Notre Dame (3-0) Scored TD in first drive against Michigan. (NR)

12. USC (2-0) Going to Manhattan, Kansas with a ton of confidence after shelling Colorado in Boulder. (NR)

13. Penn State (2-0) All I can say is WOW, how did they do that to Nebraska? (NR)

14. Michigan (2-1) Looks like the 80’s with renewal of bad blood with the Fighting Irish. (7)

15. NC State (4-0) At Big 12 Texas Tech, time to see if the Pack is for real. (NR)