Celebrity Experts (Last weekend 6-4/Overall record of 62-39 on Bobcats and Longhorns games)
Saturday, October 12th - Texas Longhorns (3-2) vs. Oklahoma Sooners (5-0) @ Cotton Bowl
OU 42-17 George Garcia - Bobcat Nation Sports Bar & Grill, General Manager
UT 24-21 Marissa Wagner - Morning Drive Anchor, 550 KTSA/TXST Alum,
Optimistic Horns' Fan
OU 34-14 Kenny Robb - Italian Garden/OU Fan
OU 47-17 James Needham - Louie's Oyster House & Beer Garden/TXST Senior
OU 34-24 Pete Wyatt - Brother, Longtime Blow Follower
UT 37-34 Sergio Cavazos - UT Student/@sergcavs
OU 64-27 Nicole Marshall - OU Fan
OU 49-10 Scott Marshall - OU Fan
UT 41-38 Coby Evers - UT Student/@cobsta3
OU 37-21 Ryan Galvan - U.S. Army/Harper's Public House
OU 42-24 Audry Begg - UT Fan/@audrybabe
UT 35-27 Christina Reno - Tarleton State Alum/UT Fan/@ChristinaReno
OU 31-24 Scott Pierce - lahainahaole.blogspot.com @LahainaHaole
UT 17-14 Julie Pierce - mauihonuhoni.blogspot.com @Honuhoni
OU 41-20 Pete P. Peters - thepokerbarrister.blogspot.com
OU 37-21 Lightning36 - lightning36.blogspot.com @lightning36
OU 21-7 Alyssa Lesa - findurfreedomnmusic.wordpress.com @sweetcheeks2006
UT 30-27 Grrouchie Serge - www.grrouchie.com @grrouchie
By the way, Lucki Duck left his prediction for the UT/OU game in a very detailed and well-written comment on my last post ('A Killer From A Savior') if you're interested in checking it out...
Saturday, October 12th - Texas State Bobcats (3-2) vs. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (2-4)
TXST 34-17 Harper's Hall - Harper's Public House/Slackers/The Veranda
TXST 36-21 Celesta Turnbo - Texas State Senior/Psychology
TXST 21-14 Jessa Lee - Texas State Student/@jessakayelee
TXST 17-10 Christina Garcia-Sierra - Birthday Girl
ULM 35-7 Monica Rodriguez - Birthday Girl
TXST 21-17 Tylar Cowart - Texas State Student/@TylarChance
TXST 21-17 Landon Coleman - Texas State Student/@landoid
TXST 35-28 Elyse Rountree - Texas State Student/@elysemichelle25
TXST 31-14 Blake Meuth - Texas State Student/@blakemeuth
ULM 35-21 Linda Contreras - San Marcos CISD
Now we go to our New Mexico State Alum Joey. His alma mater decided to take this weekend off after a 66-17 loss to in-state rival New Mexico last Saturday. I just learned watching the Bobcats' telecast last Saturday that the Aggies will be joining the Sun Belt Conference next year, so the Bobcats will be getting to know them much better. Now coming to you live from the Palace Station Sportsbook, here's our favorite Las Vegas ticket writer...
Joey's Parlay Card (Last weekend 2-1/Overall record of 5-4 on Aggies, Bobcats, & Longhorns games)
The good thing about parlay cards is that they forget what happened last week (This is Coach telling you that I will be stealing this quote). My New Mexico State squad is worse than I thought. Thank goodness they are off this week, but I still pick them to lose. Lol... Texas takes on Oklahoma and I don't think the Longhorn D can handle QB Blake Bell. It's Oklahoma with the win 34-17. Finally the Bobcats are back home and more likely to play like they did against Wyoming, plus La-Monroe quarterback Brown is out this week. I'll take Texas State to win 28-17. That's it for this week. May all your tickets cash...
You don't know how much I hate having to post the photo below again this week. I'll give my friend Alyssa a hug anytime, but the presence of this snapshot means that the Texans lost again last week. You'll see what I think about the Houston's prospects for this week below in my 'Ten Best Bets.' Now coming to you live from the big city of Abilene, here's our favorite Texans' fan...
Alyssa's Corner (Last weekend 1-2/Overall record of 7-8 on Texans, Bobcats, & Longhorns games)
Hello blog readers! This month has been incredibly stressful for me. My job has taken on a lot with the open enrollment of the marketplace. Hopefully things will get better and my days won't be so stressful. Maybe I would be a little more happy this month if my Texans would win! Guh! These games have been so stressful and this last game was terrible, but I was happy to spend it with one of my best friends, Melanie. Melanie is moving to Missouri and I took a trip to spend the weekend with her. I'm going to miss my partner in crime! I miss all of my friends from San Marcos terribly! Now for my predictions...
Texans vs. Rams: 24-17 HOUSTON TEXANS
Horns vs. Sooners: 42-17 Sooners
Bobcats vs. Warhawks: 21-10 Warhawks
And now it's the birthday boy's turn...
Coach (Last weekend 1-1/Overall record of 6-4 on Bobcats & Longhorns games)
I missed badly last weekend on my alma mater's loss (picking the Cats to win by 11), but I picked the Horns to win 35-24 (pretty close)... Now for Saturday's appetizer... I have only seen the Sooners in limited action this year, but I know that they won at South Bend, and then the Irish turned around and beat an Arizona State team that has been playing pretty well to this point. Vegas has Texas listed as a 14-point underdog in this one, and I'm guessing that the line isn't bigger due to the 2 extra days of rest that the Horns have had coming off of last Thursday night's meeting with the Cyclones. I'm rooting for the Longhorns, and I think that they could win the game if the defense shows up and Jonathan Gray and/or Malcolm Brown go off. What's on paper tells me to pick Oklahoma, but I have to go with a closer score than most people who are picking the Sooners. I'm going with 43-34 Oklahoma (this game never seems to have a "normal" final score).
Saturday's main course has the Warhawks coming to San Marcos with a 2-4 mark, but 2 of those losses are to the Sooners and Baylor (34-0 and 70-7, respectively)... I'm just seeing that this game is being televised on the Longhorn Network by the way, so if you're not in the stadium with me, there you go... ;) I am expecting a competitive game, but after the way that the Bobcats looked in Lafayette last Saturday, there is no way that I envision them coming out flat again. I am going with Texas State 34-26 over the Warhawks.
I'm 12-4 on my NFL best bets over the last 3 weeks, but overall I was a very vanilla 5-5 last week. You'll find a lot of college totals and a half-dozen NFL games in this week's lineup below...
Coach's Ten Best Bets of the Week (Last weekend 5-5/Overall record of 30-29-1)
Utah State (+7) vs. Boise State - Come through for me again Aggies...
Texas A&M/Mississippi (Under 75) - That's a lot of points...
Baylor/Kansas State (Under 74) - Using the same "logic" as above...
Oregon/Washington (Under 76 1/2) - I will be yelling for NCAA defenses all day Saturday...
Lions/Browns (Under 45 1/2) - And early Sunday...
Saints/Patriots (Over 50) - Go offense!...
Packers (-3) @ Ravens - If I'm wrong here, I miss on several preseason hypotheses...
Texans (-7) vs. Rams - Alyssa smiles in the blog again after this one at Reliant...
Steelers (+2 1/2) @ Jets - Good guys coming off the bye week, and IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!...
Cowboys (-5) vs. Redskins - I'll take 500 yards passing ANY DAY/'D' shows up to help this time...
Thanks again for stopping by (50,000 times)... ;) Enjoy your football weekend and I'll see ya again on Monday...