GREG GAMBLE'S 2009-10 PIGSKIN Picks: 12-8 ats...60%
NFL 11-3 - NCAA 1-4 - Teasers 0-1 - Lovely Ladies: 69-0
GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 PIGSKIN Picks: 68-44 ats...61%
NFL 28-19 - NCAA 20-15 - Teasers 20-10 - Lovely Ladies 69-0
STANFORD CARDINALS @ #9 USC TROJANS (UNDA 57)
Jimmy Harbaugh finally has the Cards relevant again in the Pac-10 by playing with the swagger of a High School squad on a state championship ride. That being said, they still don't have the bodies up-front to match a team like the Trojans, so look for Stanford to crowd the box on D, while keeping things short & simple on O to give RS Fr. Andrew Luck' a chance to gain some confidence.
Especially with the Trojans D starting to get their confidence back after getting blow-up for a few weeks, look for Pete Carroll to keep the crowd in a frenzy with plenty of pressure to rattle the Trees young QB. As for the Trojan offense, while their banged-up at key spots, the main reason I'm underwhelmed with their attack is I'm still not convinced the frail Fr. QB Matt Barkley (last week @ Az St: 7-22 112 yrds, Td, Int) is ever gonna be the real deal in College Hollywood.
Especially with the size advantage USC has up-front and the injuries on the outside, look for a conservative approach to wear down the overachievers from Palo Alto. As a result, I'm guessing we see a field position battle for most of the day with USC gaining a few more points each quarter...which means I'm rolling with the UNDA Homeboys!
Final Score: STANFORD 17 USC 27..aka THE MFin UNDA!