Last week was an upset week in college football and I got caught up in the mess, hitting only 4 of 10 picks.
However, Duke got me by as I managed to edge opponent Randy Green, who scored on only 3 of 10.
That helped me get to a measly 3-5 for the year, which at least is better than 2-6.
I will try to make it 4-5 this week against Dayton Jones, a fellow I first met when I put a pair of shoulder pads on him when he played on the Exchange little league football team I coached with the Quincy Recreation Department.
Dayton took the expertise I taught him and went on to play football, basketball and baseball at Munroe.
He also got a walk-on spot at Lees-McRae College in North Carolina before deciding to go into the Army for a stint.
After the Army he got into the financial business and now works for Wells Fargo out of Thomasville.
He also works hard at the Munroe football games where he leads the ‘We are Munroe’ chant that works the crowd up.
Dayton was born in Camilla, Georgia but moved with his family to Gadsden County at an early age.
He managed to get back to Camilla to get his bride, the former Angie Bateman. He and this very pretty woman have five really fine children.
They include Leah, who is an R.N. in Tallahassee; Jacob, a former Munroe athlete who works at the Pharmacy in Quincy; John Dayton, another former Munroe athlete who attends TCC; Anna, a Munroe junior who plays softball and basketball; and Emma, a Munroe freshman who is getting into athletics.
Dayton is a Georgia Bulldog fan and I usually try to get a match game with a fan when I go against them. Georgia is off this week, which Dayton says is just as well the way the Dawgs have been playing.
Let us see how he plays with his picks this week…
FSU over N.C. STATE - ‘Noles on a roll!
PITT over NAVY - Pitt qb has finally found a home.
MISSOURI over SOUTH CAROLINA - Gamecocks could spring an upset.
FAMU over N.C. A&T - Staying local.
BYU over BOISE STATE - Cougars looked strong against Texas.
OKLAHOMA over TEXAS TECH - Sooners at home.
TEXAS over TCU - Mac Brown has lost enough this year.
MIAMI over WAKE FOREST - Joe gave me some points in this one.
ALABAMA over TENNESSEE - Can’t go against Saban.
HOUSTON over RUTGERS - Cougars sling the ball all over the place.
And I’m going to be all over the place with these picks…
FSU over N.C. STATE - This one should be over by the end of the first quarter.
PITT over NAVY - Both teams need a win to help in being bowl eligible.
SOUTH CAROLINA over MISSOURI - We’ll find out just how good Missouri is.
N.C. A&T over FAMU - Rattlers ain’t Rattling.
BYU over BOISE STATE - A fun Friday night game.
OKLAHOMA over TEXAS TECH - Another undefeated team falls.
MIAMI over WAKE FOREST - To set up next week’s trip to Tallahassee.
ALABAMA over TENNESSEE - ‘Bama probably the only really stable SEC team.
RUTGERS over HOUSTON - Knights joust Cougars.
And in our joust, Dayton and I differ THREE times.