Weekend Football Picks: September 19-23, 2013

So, after a conference with my buddies Fletcher, Vinny, and Father Philip (who may or may not exist…), we’ve decided that starting this week, the four of us will be picking winners and losers in college football and in the NFL. These picks encompass NCAA Football games (played by the Top-25 teams only) and NFL games played between Thursday, September 19, 2013 through Monday, September 23, 2013.

Here are the rules:

  • Each correct pick is worth one point.
  • Each person has an UPSET PICK OF THE WEEK worth 3 points, if correct.
  • Each person decides a point deficit, worth an additional point if within three points of the actual game’s deficit. If the actual point spread is correctly guessed, it’s worth 2 points. If spread is within 3 points on an UPSET PICK OF THE WEEK, it’s worth an additional 2 points, and if the guessed point differential is spot-on, it’s worth 5 additional points.
  • Right-wrong records will be kept throughout and will factor into overall ranking.

Note: These picks were made early Thursday afternoon, but are not to be posted until Friday because of a post that went up Thursday morning. I want to give it about 24 hours as the newest entry.

NCAA Football (Top-25 Teams)

#3 Clemson vs. North Carolina State (Thursday game)

  • ROBBIE: #3 Clemson by 13.
  • FLETCHER: #3 Clemson by 8.
  • VINNY: #3 Clemson by 14.
  • FATHER PHILIP: #3 Clemson by 20.

Florida A&M vs. #4 Ohio State

  • ROBBIE: #4 Ohio State by 17.
  • FLETCHER: #4 Ohio State by 24.
  • VINNY: #4 Ohio State by 20.
  • FATHER PHILIP: #4 Ohio State by 27.

Florida International vs. #7 Louisville

  • ROBBIE: #7 Louisville by 20.
  • FLETCHER: #7 Louisville by 14.
  • VINNY: #7 Louisville by 21.
  • FATHER PHILIP: #7 Louisville by 24.

North Texas vs. #9 Georgia

  • ROBBIE: #9 Georgia by 14.
  • FLETCHER: #9 Georgia by 10.
  • VINNY: #9 Georgia by 30.
  • FATHER PHILIP: #9 Georgia by 24.

Idaho State vs. #17 Washington

  • ROBBIE: #17 Washington by 7.
  • FLETCHER: Idaho State by 3. UPSET PICK OF THE WEEK
  • VINNY: #17 Washington by 4.
  • FATHER PHILIP: #17 Washington by 13.

Maine vs. #18 Northwestern

  • ROBBIE: #18 Northwestern by 10.
  • FLETCHER: #18 Northwestern by 14.
  • VINNY: #18 Northwestern by 17.
  • FATHER PHILIP: #18 Northwestern by 27.

Tennessee vs. #19 Florida

  • ROBBIE: Tennessee by 3.
  • FLETCHER: #19 Florida by 7.
  • VINNY: #19 Florida by 10.
  • FATHER PHILIP: Tennessee by 7.

Michigan State vs. #22 Notre Dame

  • ROBBIE: Michigan State by 9.
  • FLETCHER: Michigan State by 14.
  • VINNY: #22 Notre Dame by 10.
  • FATHER PHILIP: Michigan State by 3.

Purdue vs. #24 Wisconsin

  • ROBBIE: #24 Wisconsin by 8.
  • FLETCHER: Purdue by 4.
  • VINNY: #24 Wisconsin by 10.
  • FATHER PHILIP: #24 Wisonconsin by 7.

Louisiana-Monroe vs. #20 Baylor

  • ROBBIE: #20 Baylor by 6.
  • FLETCHER: #20 Baylor by 9.
  • VINNY: #20 Baylor by 10.
  • FATHER PHILIP: #20 Baylor by 17.

Bethune-Cookman vs. #8 Florida State

  • ROBBIE: #8 Florida State by 30.
  • FLETCHER: #8 Florida State by 27.
  • VINNY: #8 Florida State by 52.
  • FATHER PHILIP: #8 Florida State by 63.

Colorado State vs. #1 Alabama

  • ROBBIE: #1 Alabama by 20.
  • FLETCHER: #1 Alabama by 17.
  • VINNY: #1 Alabama by 34.
  • FATHER PHILIP: #1 Alabama by 42.

#23 Arizona State vs. #5 Stanford

  • ROBBIE: #5 Stanford by 14.
  • FLETCHER: #5 Stanford by 10.
  • VINNY: #23 Arizona State by 4.
  • FATHER PHILIP: #23 Arizona State by 9.

Southern Methodist vs. #10 Texas A&M

  • ROBBIE: #10 Texas A&M by 10.
  • FLETCHER: Southern Methodist by 4.
  • VINNY: Southern Methodist by 1.
  • FATHER PHILIP: #10 Texas A&M by 20.

Savannah State vs. #16 Miami (FL)

  • ROBBIE: #16 Miami (FL) by 20.
  • FLETCHER: #16 Miami (FL) by 10.
  • VINNY: #16 Miami Florida by 17.
  • FATHER PHILIP: #16 Miami (FL) by 21.

Texas State vs. #25 Texas Tech

  • ROBBIE: #25 Texas Tech by 19.
  • FLETCHER: #25 Texas Tech by 24.
  • VINNY: #25 Texas Tech by 20.
  • FATHER PHILIP: #25 Texas Tech by 31.

Auburn vs. #6 LSU

  • ROBBIE: #6 LSU by 8.
  • FLETCHER: Auburn by 10.
  • VINNY: Auburn by 6.
  • FATHER PHILIP: Auburn by 1. UPSET PICK OF THE WEEK

#15 Michigan vs. Connecticut

  • ROBBIE: #15 Michigan by 10.
  • FLETCHER: #15 Michigan by 14.
  • VINNY: #15 Michigan by 20.
  • FATHER PHILIP: #15 Michigan by 17.

New Mexico State vs. #13 UCLA

  • ROBBIE: #13 UCLA by 10.
  • FLETCHER: #13 UCLA by 30.
  • VINNY: #30 UCLA by 14.
  • FATHER PHILIP: #30 UCLA by 21.

National Football League:

Kansas City vs. Philadelphia (Thursday game)

  • ROBBIE: Kansas City by 3.
  • FLETCHER: Philadelphia by 9.
  • VINNY: Philadelphia by 14.
  • FATHER PHILIP: Philadelphia by 17.

Green Bay vs. Cincinnati

  • ROBBIE: Green Bay by 10.
  • FLETCHER: Green Bay by 14.
  • VINNY: Green Bay by 13.
  • FATHER PHILIP: Cincinnati by 4.

St. Louis vs. Dallas

  • ROBBIE: Dallas by 3.
  • FLETCHER: St. Louis by 6.
  • VINNY: St. Louis by 4. UPSET PICK OF THE WEEK
  • FATHER PHILIP: Dallas by 1.

San Diego vs. Tennessee

  • ROBBIE: Tennessee by 4.
  • FLETCHER: San Diego by 1.
  • VINNY: Tennessee by 3.
  • FATHER PHILIP: San Diego by 10.

Cleveland vs. Minnesota

  • ROBBIE: Minnesota by 7.
  • FLETCHER: Minnesota by 3.
  • VINNY: Minnesota by 10.
  • FATHER PHILIP: Minnesota by 14.

Tampa Bay vs. New England

  • ROBBIE: New England by 13.
  • FLETCHER: New England by 7.
  • VINNY: Tampa Bay by 1.
  • FATHER PHILIP: New England by 10.

Arizona vs. New Orleans

  • ROBBIE: New Orleans by 10.
  • FLETCHER: Arizona by 3.
  • VINNY: Arizona by 4.
  • FATHER PHILIP: New Orleans by 50.

Detroit vs. Washington

  • ROBBIE: Washington by 3.
  • FLETCHER: Washington by 7.
  • VINNY: Detroit by 6.
  • FATHER PHILIP: Washington by 4.

NY Giants vs. Carolina

  • ROBBIE: Carolina by 3. UPSET PICK OF THE WEEK
  • FLETCHER: NY Giants by 4.
  • VINNY: NY Giants by 7.
  • FATHER PHILIP: NY Giants by 9.

Houston vs. Baltimore

  • ROBBIE: Houston by 10.
  • FLETCHER: Houston by 7.
  • VINNY: Houston by 14.
  • FATHER PHILIP: Houston by 21.

Atlanta vs. Miami

  • ROBBIE: Atlanta by 8.
  • FLETCHER: Atlanta by 10.
  • VINNY: Atlanta by 14.
  • FATHER PHILIP: Atlanta by 1.

Buffalo vs. NY Jets

  • ROBBIE: Buffalo by 3.
  • FLETCHER: NY Jets by 7.
  • VINNY: Buffalo by 1.
  • FATHER PHILIP: NY Jets by 1.

Indianapolis vs. San Francisco

  • ROBBIE: San Francisco by 9.
  • FLETCHER: San Francisco by 6.
  • VINNY: Indianapolis by 3.
  • FATHER PHILIP: Indianapolis by 7.

Jacksonville vs. Seattle

  • ROBBIE: Seattle by 7.
  • FLETCHER: Seattle by 17.
  • VINNY: Seattle by 9.
  • FATHER PHILIP: Seattle by 10.

Chicago vs. Pittsburgh

  • ROBBIE: Pittsburgh by 3.
  • FLETCHER: Pittsburgh by 7.
  • VINNY: Chicago by 8.
  • FATHER PHILIP: Chicago by 14.

Oakland vs. Denver

  • ROBBIE: Denver by 35.
  • FLETCHER: Denver by 40.
  • VINNY: Denver by 20.
  • FATHER PHILIP: Denver by 28.
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