Author: Matt Zitt

Zitty’s weekly picks returns with a slew of college and NFL predictions. Week 5 of college football and week 4 of NFL features some juicy matchups. Last week my picks went 3-5 and missed the .500 mark as Clemson missed the cover by one point. We have four college game predictions along with nine NFL games so let’s dive in! Top 4 College Football Picks – Week 5 (9/29-9/31) Saturday, 10/1/22 Michigan -11 vs Iowa 12:00pm Michigan throttled Iowa last year in the Big Ten Championship Game 42-3. I’d stay away from the total of 42.5 and take Michigan to…

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CCU looks to keep momentum rolling into their second Sun Belt Conference contest of 2022. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (4-0, 1-0 SBC) host the Georgia Southern Eagles (3-1, 0-0) as part of celebrating Family Weekend at Brooks Stadium on Saturday. The offense is riding high after another 500+ yard performance in a 41-24 road victory over SBC foe Georgia State. The defense, nicknamed the “Black Swarm,” has forced 14 turnovers in four games – 12 on defense and two on special teams. The 14 turnovers rank first overall in the FBS tied with Southern California. Scouting the Eagles The Chants…

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Steelers’ star safety Minkah Fitzpatrick could miss Sunday’s game against the Jets after being placed in concussion protocol. This would be a huge blow to a defense already missing its top defender in T.J. Watt. Head coach Mike Tomlin announced Minkah will have to go through the league’s five-step protocol in order to suit up on Sunday. The injury is believed to have happened during the Steelers’ Thursday night game in Cleveland and led to Fitzpatrick being placed in concussion protocol. Doctors assessed the safety after the game. What Fitzpatrick brings to the table? Fitzpatrick’s start to the 2022 season…

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Cam Heyward will have a busy week on and off the field before the Steelers square off against the Jets on Sunday when kicks off “Cam’s Kindness Week”. This will be the first annual Cam’s Kindness Week for the co-captain of the Steelers. Heyward and teammates will carry out acts of kindness throughout the Pittsburgh community. “I want it to be something together and I want it to be something we can work on,” the defensive tackle said. “Hopefully I set the example so others can follow. Whether it’s Cam’s Kindness or TJ’s Kindness or whoever. Anyone’s capable of giving…

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The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers breezed to a 41-24 Sun Belt Conference opening victory against Georgia State on Thursday. CCU controlled the game from the start moving to 4-0 on the season and 1-0 in league action. Quarterback Grayson McCall led the Chanticleers offense to 540 total yards on the road. Coastal ran for 272 yards on the ground while adding another 268 yards in the air. McCall would finish the game 19-for-27 for 268 yards and two touchdown passes. He added another 38 yards on the ground and a rushing score. Jared Brown had a career game with 129 receiving…

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CCU moved to 3-0 after Saturday’s 38-26 victory over the Buffalo Bulls at Brooks Stadium. This marks the third straight season starting 3-0 and the fifth time in program history. The Chants have also won 13-straight non-conference regular season games. Despite the two teams combining for eight turnovers, the offenses put up over 840 total yards. Quarterback Grayson McCall and the Coastal offense put up 504 total yards on the day. McCall completed 16-of-24 passes for 251 yards and tossed three touchdown passes. He also added 13 yards rushing on the ground. He connected with seven different receivers as Sam…

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Hey all! Hope you enjoyed Week 2 of the NFL and Week 3 of NCAAF! Welcome to Zitty’s Weekly Picks. I’ll be bringing you the best four picks from the NFL and College landscape on a weekly basis. Let’s dive in! Top 4 College Football Picks – Week 4 (9/22-9/24) Thursday, 09/22/22 Coastal Carolina -2 vs Georgia State 7:30pm Give me the Chanticleers!!!! Opening up Sun Belt Conference play on the road at 3-0. I look for veteran quarterback Grayson McCall to keep his composure and rally CCU for the road win. Georgia State (0-3) will keep this game close.…

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Coastal Carolina fans are encouraged to wear white as they welcome Buffalo to the “White Out” game at Brooks Stadium on Saturday. The 2-0 Chanticleers wrap up a three-game non-conference homestand this Saturday, September 17th. With CCU’s non-conference win over Gardner-Webb last week, the Chants have won 12 straight regular-season non-conference games. Their last regular-season non-conference loss came to Eastern Michigan (30-23) in the 2019 home opener. Regular-Season Non-Conference Winning Streak DATE OPPONENT RESULT 09/07/19 at Kansas W, 12-7 09/14/19 Norfolk State W, 46-7 09/21/19 at UMass W, 62-28 09/12/20 at Kansas W, 38-23 09/18/20 Campbell W, 43-21 12/05/20 #8…

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The Pittsburgh Steelers won an absolute thriller against the Cincinatti Bengals on Sunday. But they only got to that result in large part due to one of their members of the secondary.  Minkah Fitzpatrick has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week. Fitzpatrick set the tone early recording a pick-six off a Joe Burrow pass on the Bengals first drive of the game. After a Cam Heyward sack, Fitzpatrick picked off Burrow and returned it 31 yards to the house to give the Steelers a 7-0 lead. Minkah also ended the contest with 14 total tackles. Fitzpatrick also made…

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Penn State moved up in the AP Top 25 Poll after a 46-10 route of Ohio University at Beaver Stadium on Saturday. The Nittany Lions now sit at No. 22 in the poll after starting the 2022 campaign unranked. Freshman running back Nick Singleton led the way for Penn State carrying the ball 10 times for 179 yards and two touchdowns. The performance was much needed as the running game stalled in the opening week vs. Purdue. This marks the first 100-yard rusher for Penn State since late in the 2020 season. “Once he got that edge, nobody was catching…

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