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Tribune's Picks of the Week

Matt DeYoung • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:07 AM
mdeyoung@grandhaventribune.com 616-842-6400 ext. 232

Grand Haven over Jenison

Spring Lake over Tri-County

Fruitport over Ludington

Michigan State over Notre Dame

Michigan over Eastern Michigan

Western Michigan over Central Michigan

Florida State over Oklahoma

Miami over Ohio State

Detroit Lions over Kansas City Chiefs

Atlanta Falcons over Philadelphia Eagles

Comment: “MSU won’t need a miracle finish to beat Notre Dame this year. Lions at 2-0? You betcha. Best game of the weekend will be Western destroying Central at Waldo Stadium on Saturday.”

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Nate Thompson — Last Week: 7-3; Season: 22-8, 73.3 percent

Grand Haven over Jenison

Spring Lake over Tri-County

Fruitport over Ludington

Michigan State over Notre Dame

Michigan over Eastern Michigan

Western Michigan over Central Michigan

Florida State over Oklahoma

Ohio State over Miami

Detroit Lions over Kansas City Chiefs

Atlanta Falcons over Philadelphia Eagles

Comment: “MSU won’t need a ‘Little Giants’ play with ND’s turnover problems, but I expect a close game. Look for the purple-clad Bucs to win big on their special Bucs Pride night.”

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Patti Burdick — Last Week: 6-4; Season: 21-9, 70.0 percent

Grand Haven over Jenison

Spring Lake over Tri-County

Fruitport over Ludington

Notre Dame over Michigan State

Michigan over Eastern Michigan

Western Michigan over Central Michigan

Oklahoma over Florida State

Ohio State over Miami

Detroit Lions over Kansas City Chiefs

Philadelphia Eagles over Atlanta Falcons

Comment: “Mr. Kelly has served his one-week ‘Patti suspension’ so I’m back on board. All local teams look good for victories. Can the Lions keep up the momentum?”

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Laurel Hermann — Last Week: 3-7; Season: 17-13, 56.6 percent

Grand Haven over Jenison

Spring Lake over Tri-County

Fruitport over Ludington

Michigan State over Notre Dame

Michigan over Eastern Michigan

Western Michigan over Central Michigan

Florida State over Oklahoma

Ohio State over Miami

Detroit Lions over Kansas City Chiefs

Atlanta Falcons over Philadelphia Eagles

Comment: “Friday night, football teams in the Tri-Cities will get the big ‘W.’ MAC rivalry goes to WMU, and picking the Lions is something new for me.”

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