Thursday, October 25, 2012

Week 9 football picks

Each week during the football season, Sports Editor Mark Podolski will pick NFL, college and high school games.

It was a nice rebound week, going 4-1, so let's make it two weeks in a row. The season mark is 15-24-1. Here we go:


Lake Catholic at NDCL, Friday: These are the type of games football fans love in Week 10. There's a conference title on the line, and a spot in the Division III playoffs. The Cougars need this one more, but the feeling here is the Lions, at home, have just a bit more offense. PICK: NDCL, 21-17


Ohio State at Penn State (+3), Saturday: Tough game to call here, as the Nittany Lions are playing well since losing their first two games of the year. Buckeyes QB Braxton Miller is expected to start and if he's 100 percent, go with Ohio State. PICK: Ohio State, 27-21

Notre Dame (+9) at Oklahoma, Saturday: Does the bubble burst for the 7-0 Fighting Irish? 
With that defense, the answer is no. PICK: Notre Dame, 20-17


Chargers at Browns (+2.5), Sunday: News-Herald beat writer Jeff Schudel put it best when he wrote the Browns are good enough to not get blown out, but not good enough to win. PICK: Chargers, 24-20

Saints (+4.5) at Broncos, Sunday: Footballs will be sailing in this one. Expect the Broncos and QB Peyton Manning to make a few more plays. PICK: Broncos, 41-31

- Mark Podolski | @mpodo


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