Rankman's Picks: Week 11

A person identified as "Child 2" in the recent FBI probe on harmless college football wagering involving fathers and sons...went 2-0 last week. This potential Pick 'Em prodigy, who is eagerly awaiting a Supreme Court decision that could legalize sports gambling in all 50 states, is plus-two overall since being taken out of class to be home schooled in Chino Hills. Wait, that's another Chino Hills father and his son. With success, however, comes responsibility, so "Child 2" is getting more games to work with this week as his old man licks the wounds of another lost weekend in which he needed a fourth-quarter scoring surge from USC and Arizona to cover "over" just to salvage a 2-4 record. "Child 2" last week, and quite easily frankly, handled his business with picking South Carolina to cover 24 1\2 vs. Georgia and Army at Air Force to go "under" on the afternoon. "Child 2" noted the running proclivities of these service academy run-option teams and also forecasts of 20-to-30 mph winds in Colorado Springs. As a father it was like taking the training wheels off his Schwinn. Rankman will back off a tad this week, hire an outside firm to conduct an in-house autopsy on his wagering strategies and practices, with the hope of making this a "November to Remember" against the line. "Child 2" is getting the yeoman's load this week and will be picking six games. Dad will take two, and we'll take it from there.

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The Games

Duke giving three vs. ARMY

Michigan State getting 16 1\2 vs. OHIO STATE

Florida getting 7 vs. SOUTH CAROLINA

OVER\UNDER

Washington vs. STANFORD (45)

Notre Dame vs MIAMI (57 1\2)

Wyoming vs. AIR FORCE (53)

Father Knows Bets:

Oregon State getting 22 vs. ARIZONA

Washington State vs. UTAH (52)[membership level="0"] The rest of this article is available to subscribers only - to become a subscriber click here.[/membership] [membership]

Kid Locks

Duke giving three vs. ARMY

Pick: Army, 23-21

Kid says Army is 5-0 this year and has a history of taking business against the South

Michigan State getting 16 1\2 vs. OHIO STATE

Pick: Michigan State

Score: Ohio State, 27-24

Kid says did you see the incredulous look on coach Mark Dantonio's face when told his team was more than two touchdown dog at Urban's house?

Florida getting 7 vs. SOUTH CAROLINA

Pick: South Carolina, 30-14

Kid says Florida has packed it in for the winter even though the weather is nice.

OVER\UNDER

Washington vs. STANFORD (45)

Take: OVER

Kid goes against dad's advice noting Washington boasts nation's No.2 scoring defense

Notre Dame vs MIAMI (57 1\2)

Take: UNDER

Kid has been watching teams slip and slide on Miami's ripped up field all year. No "over" action if you got not traction.

Wyoming vs. AIR FORCE (53)

Take: OVER

Kid notes weather man says it will be "sunny" in Colorado Springs. (Counter point: dad would have bet under).

Father Knows Bets:

Oregon State getting 22 vs. ARIZONA

Pick: Arizona, 52-20

Khalil Tate vs. Oregon State defense is like a bull running at Pamplona.

Washington State vs. UTAH (52)

Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley looks healthy again and that's bad news for "Under."

Take: OVER

Last week: 2-4

Season: 24-37

Child lock last week: 2-0

Season: 6-4[/membership]

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