Week 11 Picks…Nutcrackers & Snowglobes

Christmas time around our house is very special! 

There are Hallmark movies, Christmas Wish lists, candles that smell like a Christmas tree farm, more Hallmark movies, and beautiful decor that covers every spare inch of our house. 

It is magical and our family of 4 loves every minute of it! 

One tradition we (I really mean Hiliarie) started when our kids were born was Eli would get nutcrackers and HesterGrace would get snowglobes. Of course in the first few years from 2008 – 2012 or so Hiliarie had the opportunity to pick the ones for each kid and they were delighted to open it but over the last few years they are very opinionated about the prized possession that will be added to their collections. 

HesterGrace had a great idea Saturday night to get the collections started a little early this season. She asked if we could get them about 100-plus times from Saturday night until Sunday after church. We told her that we would do so but her attitude had to be in line with getting her special treat a little early. 

Needless to say, the snowglobes and nutcrackers are now magically adorned throughout our house like the prized possession they really are! 

College football is now getting toward the end of the season where the prized possession of the new, heavy gold trophy is becoming an actual dream for some teams. This gold prize is out of sight as other programs are scratching and clawing for an opportunity to go bowling and gain that prized possession of 19 more practices. The last few weeks will be magical…get your wand ready! 

I went an awesome 8-2 to move my total mark to 69-30 (69.69%). Eli went 6-4 to take his overall mark to 56-43 (56.56%). On to the picks: 

Auburn @ Georgia

Tigers take the trek up I-85 to northeast Georgia and inch their way closer to huge a game against Alabama in 2 weeks. Tigers eke out a huge win! 

CC–Tigers-24 Bulldogs-17

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Michigan @ Iowa

Wolverines take advantage of maligned Hawkeyes. UM on a way to huge game against OSU in Columbus. 

CC–Wolverines-35 Iowa-13

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Pittsburgh @ Clemson

Tigers ride stingy defense to another ACC division title. Oh yeah, that QB is pretty good too! 

CC–CU-28 Pitt–14

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Wake Forest @ Louisville

Our QB is better than your whole team might be chanted throughout PaPa Johns Stadium on Saturday! Yeah, read that again…I said it! 

CC–UL-38 WF-17

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LSU @ Arkansas

Tigers haven’t come close to stopping Arky last 2 years! That stays true as LSU drops (gasp!) their fourth game this year! 

CC–Arky-21 LSU-17

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USC @ Washington

Huskies continue to roll and stop USC’s mini run. QB Browning has a game and puts a huge hand into the Heisman race! 

CC–UW-31 USC-17

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Ole Miss @ Texas A&M 

What can injuries do to a game like this? A lot! Both QBs are out for year…bummer! First team to 21 points wins in sloppy game. Aggies win with defense. 

CC–Aggies-23 Rebels–20

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Minnesota @ Nebraska

Gophers go to Lincoln and pull the minor upset. Read it here first! 

CC–Gophers-23 Huskers-21

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Georgia Tech @ Virginia Tech

Hokies now in drivers seat in ACC Coastal! Bring your lunch pale, Yellow Jackets, you are going to need a pick me up! 

CC–VT-24 GT-13

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South Carolina @ Florida

Gamecocks are hot, Gators are not!  Florida has better D that will shut down the quick rise of QB Jake Bentley! 

CC–UF-17 USC-10

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Thanks for reading! Until next time…

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