Week 7-2 brings us to 19-11. I’ve named three consecutive winners in the NFL, as well as our Wednesday head-to-head segment, but adding that to the official record would be tasteless. I can do a lot of things – bad taste is not one of them. So, we are officially 19-11 years old. Do you want nine more? It’s convenient – there are so many of them on the map.
No. 15 Washington (-3, 64.5) at UCLA
10:30 pm ET on Sportzshala, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA.
Van Pelt Choice: UCLA (+3)
If you are familiar with this segment, you can guess certain commands in certain places that are given. UCLA at home on Friday against hot and unbeatable Washington is one such team. The Bruins are home to make us take off Saturday from the Friday night cover. We buy up to 3.
SVP: 5-2 ALL TIME PICKING AGAINST WASHINGTON WITH UNRANKED TEAM
Perdue in 21st in Minnesota (-12, 53.5)
12:00 pm ET on Sportzshala2, Huntington Bank Stadium, Minneapolis.
Van Pelt’s Choice: Purdue (+12)
We are active during the day window. Watch Gameday, sit back and shoot, right? Why not? Minnesota is engaged in the removal of people on dump trucks. “Gophers” were ahead of four rivals by 159 points. But we can’t yell “Beat that big drum!” if we take them, can we? We can not. So let’s get double digits and Cauldrons.
SVP: 5-2 PICK PURDUE ALL TIME
No. 7 Kentucky and No. 14 Ole Miss (-7, 54.5)
12:00 pm ET on Sportzshala, Vought Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, Mississippi.
Van Pelt Pick: Ole Miss (-7)
Question for Rosh? You are ready? Well, I’m willing to bet the Rebs as long as Kentucky’s in the city. Meet me at the library to celebrate.
SVP: 10–4 PET SECOND ALL TIME
No. 18 Oklahoma (-7, 46) at TCU
12:00 pm ET on ABC, Amon J. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas.
Van Pelt Pick: TCU (+7)
It feels like we’re too late to support the Horned Frogs this year – well, yes. Went against them last week and paid the price, we will buy it before 7 and hope for the best with a visit to the OU warehouses.
SVP: 8-5 ALL TIME OPTIONS VS OKLAHOMA
Iowa State (-3.59) in Kansas
3:30 pm ET on Sportzshala2, Kansas David Booth Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, Kansas
Van Pelt Pick: Iowa State (-3)
It hurts me to do this. I love the Lawrence and Jayhawks story. But with Kansas rolling and undefeated, why are the Jayhawks underdogs at home in Iowa? Doesn’t make sense to you, does it? Makes me. If you know, you know. You have to put the number in here. I’m sorry Kansas, I know you’re furious.
Senior Vice President: 7–4–1 ALL-TIME OPTIONAL IOWA STATE
Virginia Tech at North Carolina (-9, 54.5)
3:30 pm ET on ACC Network, Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill, NC.
Van Pelt Choice: Virginia Tech (+9)
This was a late addition. Not sure what kind of weather we’re seeing at Chapel Hill, but if they’re playing the field like normal or if you have to boat, your defense doesn’t slow down a lot of people. We’ll take generous candy and a road crew from Blacksburg.
Senior Vice President: VIRGINIA TECH ALL-TIME SELECTOR.
California in Washington state (-4, 53.5)
5:30 pm ET, Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington.
Van Pelt Pick: California (+4)
Coogs, we love you for the latest results that helped us get the cover for the Winners last week. I’m afraid it could take a piece of my psyche. We’re in California, plus some in Palouse.
SVP: 7-3, CALIFORNIA’S ALL-TIME PICK
Virginia in Duke (-3, 52)
7:30 pm ET on Sportzshala3, Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC.
Van Pelt Pick: Virginia (+3)
The last two are disturbing. Virginia, last week you led us to a window in a strange house in Syracuse. The room in Durham seems a little light. Lots of extra juices this week – so be it – we buy this before 3 and rack our brains wondering if the UVa side is right here.
Senior Vice President: VIRGINIA, 6-2.
No. 1 Georgia (-29, 54.5) in Missouri
7:30 pm ET on SEC Network, Memorial Stadium / Fauro Field, Columbia, MO.
Van Pelt Pick: Mizzou (+29)
The last one is HOTIBS. What is HOTIBS? Hold onto your ass. Mizzow, you covered us on the plains last Saturday. But it’s scary to go against Georgia, even when you’re 29. I’m waiting for a show of hands – who is with me? Not a single person. Damn it – it’s all right – we’ll do it. We’ll take the tigers.
SVP: 1-4 TEAMS ALL-TIME SELECTION UNRANKED vs. NO. 1 TEAM
OK. Here is your 9. Birdcage – on the contrary – do not tease.