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Ol' Doc's Football Forecast Week 11
November 9, 2012 - Al Stephenson
Boy, talk about someone being hard to live with. Ol' Doc went three for three this week and wouldn't let me forget it. In one of many conversations we had this week he bragged incessantly. Here's what he had to say.
"I not only got all three right, but look at the score predictions. I picked Alabama over LSU by a score of 20-16. Missed both scores by a single point as 21-17 was the final score. Then I said Kansas St. would beat Oklahoma St. 49-28. Wouldn't you say that 44-30 was awfully close?"
At this point I interrupted the good Doctor by saying he wasn't very close on Oregon and USC. He said Oregon would win by a 42-28 margin and the final score was 62-51. Ol' Doc responded with "I thought there was going to be a power outage midway through the third quarter and the game would be called."
I told you he has been hard to live with!
Now sitting on a 21-9 season mark the Doctor decided to go after some border wars this week. Take a look.
Colorado @ Arizona. The 5-4 Wildcats were blown out last week 66-10 by UCLA. That would be a major concern if they were playing someone besides Colorado. The 1-9 Buffs have been outscored 168-20 in the last three weeks. No contest in this border scuffle. Rich Rod's guys win easy.
Arizona 48. Colorado 10.
#3 Oregon at California. The undefeated Ducks beat a formidable foe in USC last weekend. They have another biggie next weekend in Stanford. Not taking California seriously could be a big mistake. California is only 3-7, but I'd wager they are one of the best losing teams in the country. Still Oregon has too many weapons and will take care of business.
Oregon 51. California 21.
Missouri at Tennessee. Could there be two more fitting states to hold a border battle than these two. These two states could play border games all season long as both of them border 8 states. No other states can make that claim. You're welcome.
This has a chance to be the best game of the three if indeed a game pitting two 4-5 teams can be exciting. Mizzou's spread offense will be the difference and Derek Dooley will likely meet the same fate as Joker Phillips of Kentucky by season's end.
Missouri 45. Tennessee 35.
The view from my seat suggests that Ol' Doc is beginning to show his intelligence in picking football games. If you don't believe me, just ask him!
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