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Who’s on Upset Alert in Week 14?

With conference championships zeroed in on Saturday, upset alerts incline to a whole new level. Those that are pegged as vulnerable could potentially botch a slot in the College Football Playoff; others are hoping that a win springs them in. Chaos ensued on the final Saturday of the season should contain all this and more. Here’s who I believe could fall victim as favorites this weekend.   Southern Mississippi at...

Week 8: AAC, Sun Belt, and C-USA Picks

Week 8 Due to time constrains I wasn’t able to post anything last week, but we’re back at it this week. As always feel free to comment below or reach out on Twitter @Smithers513. Good luck! Week 1: 3-1 Week 2: 2-2 Week 3: 2-1 Week 4: 3-2 Week 5: 3-2 Week 6: 1-1 YTD: 14-9 Memphis @ Tulsa +10.5 This is a tough wager to talk yourself into, but I’ve gotta play it.  Tulsa has seen a bit of rebirth under first...

BIG 12 & CONFERENCE USA BREAKDOWN THROUGH WEEK...

BIG 12 & CONFERENCE USA BREAKDOWN THROUGH WEEK SIX Once per week I will be giving the readers of “The Saturday Edge” a deeper dive on two conferences using my SBPI (SportsBoss Power Index) as a basis.  If you have interest in my SBPI & how I calculate it please visit my blog for additional information by using the toolbar on the right side of the page and searching for “NCAAF SBPI.”  As always I am happy to answer...

Week 6 MACtion

Week 6 I have a short card this week with only two plays, as I didn’t see too much value out there and don’t want to force anything. As always feel free to comment below or reach out on Twitter @Smithers513. Good luck! Week 1: 3-1 Week 2: 2-2 Week 3: 2-1 Week 4: 3-2 Week 5: 3-2 YTD: 13-8 Miami @ Ohio Under 48 I’m expecting a display of ineffective offense Saturday when the Redhawks meet the Bobcats in...

Smithers513 Bowl Thread

Smithers513 Bowl Season Picks Welcome to the best time of the year. As the bowls progress, I will update my thread with more plays. As alwats, good luck and feel free to follow me on Twitter @Smithers513.   Nevada vs Louisiana-Lafayette +1 I had this game circled for several different reasons. To start, this game is going to be played in Lafayette’s backyard in New Orleans, and they will have a decided crowd advantage....

Week 10: Picks in the C-USA, MAC, and Sun Belt

The column has a new look this week, as I’ve been looking for ways to improve it. As always, feel free to follow me on Twitter @Smithers513.  I have been looking for ways to update my column each week, so with the release of the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday, fellow SaturdayEdge writer Jimmy Shivers (@JimmyShivers) gave me a good idea to add to my weekly column, and from here on out I will post my weekly...

Week 6: AAC Favorites, MACtion, and Sun Belt Picks

After suffering my first losing week of the season, it’s time to get back on the saddle and rattle off some winners. As always, feel free to comment or leave a question below, or reach out on Twitter @Smithers513. Good luck! Record: Week 1: 3-1 Week 2: 3-1 Week 3: 2-2 Week 4: 2-1 Week 5: 1-3 Overall: 11-8 (57.9 %) Memphis +4 at Cincinnati When this game opened Sunday night at +6, I was all over it. I still like it at...

Week 4: MAC, AAC, and C-USA picks

I only found three games I really liked this week. As always, feel free to comment or leave a question below or on Twitter @Smithers513. Good luck! Record: Week 1: 3-1 Week 2: 3-1 Week 3: 2-2 Season: 8-4 (66.67%) Marshall at Akron +9 There’s a lot to like about taking Akron this week. To start, Marshall’s Jekyl and Hyde home and road split has a chance to rear it’s ugly head. Marshall is a staggering 1-9-1...

Sun Belt, MAC & AAC – Week # 3

After consecutive 3-1 weeks to start the season, let’s hope to keep the momentum rolling with some plays I like in Week 3. As always, feel free to comment or leave a question below, or reach out on Twitter @Smithers513. Good luck!   South Alabama +15 at Mississippi State After Louisiana’s meltdown last week, it has become clear for South Alabama that the Sun Belt could be theirs to lose. The Jaguars will...

Week 1 CFB Picks: C-USA, Sun Belt, AAC & the ...

Welcome back, college football. We’ve missed you dearly. This year, in addition to the usual trio of the MAC, Sun Belt, and C-USA, I will be focusing on the AAC as well. As always, feel free to reach out with any questions or comments. You can follow me on Twitter @Smithers513. Good luck!   UTSA +11 @ Houston I’m going to get the 2014 season kicked off with two teams that had solid seasons last year. Last year, when...
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