After a blistering, almost cocky run, Rankman the Magnificent slipped on a few betting banana slips last weekend and managed a pedestrian 1-2-1 result, nailing only his “over” pick for Texas vs. Oklahoma, which was like taking candy from a baby at the Texas State Fair. USC receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster ruined my Trojan cover over Colorado, though, by magnanimously passing up a free touchdown to run out the clock. Never mind this was the correct strategic move, but what college kid in the world passes up a glory run for the good of the team? Thank goodness I was only listening on the radio because the game was on the Pac Never Network.  Anyway, on to the picks: Stanford at Notre Dame, Wake Forest at Florida State and Alabama at Tennessee. There’s also a bonus pick. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.