Ucheedawg got on the board after Week 3. Here are the standings:
1. Corbindawg (5-1, .833) 0 GB T2. Kensingtondawg (4-2, .667) 1 GB T2. Granitedawg (4-2, .667) 2 GB 4. Ucheedawg (1-5, .167) 4 GB
Here are TGT’s Tuesday Leans
Texas Tech as Houston (-1) Though Texas Tech is not going to make a MNC chase this year, they are still a quality team that will put up some points. They made their match up with Texas very interesting last week. Houston is going to score points also. While they beat OSU, I don’t see them repeating this feat against TbyT. Take the Red Raiders and The Good Doctor straight up.
Florida (-22) at Kentucky- Urban Meyer is like a shark in the water. He got a sniff of blood last week. Tebow was going into the endzone early in the 4th Quarter and fumbled on the Tennessee 2. What was going to be a 30-6 (at least) blood letting turned into a more respectable 23-13 win. Urban got a taste, now he wants to devour. Kentucky hasn’t been tested this year and are probably not as good as they have been in the last couple of years. Urban can say how he doesn’t care about style points and I can say how I have washboard abs. The spread could be 40 and Florida would cover with ease.
Michigan State at Wisconsin (-3) Sparty is down this year. Wisconsin is not as good either, but Camp Randall is a tough place to play. Take the Badgers to cover.
Louisville at Utah (-13) -Yes Utah lost a good game to Oregon last week but don’t let sway you. Louisville lost a hard fought game to their rival Saturday and now has to make a cross country trip to Utah. This line will go up by Friday and I think Utah wins by two touchdowns. Don’t know how I will feel if it goes above 14.
Wake at Boston College (+2) -This line has moved quickly in Wake’s favor and I will stick with it as far as it goes on Friday. This is a good (for ACC standards) Wake team who won a close game with Stanford and lost a close one with Baylor. They are playing a BC team that got handled by Clemson, yes that Clemson, and had big wins against Northeastern and Kent State. Wake has been in close competitive games so far and will win their first divisional game, yes I had to look that up.
Army at Iowa State (+10) I have no reason for this other than the, “Iowa State is a double digit favorite?” I’ll take Army’s terrible quarterbacks over Iowa State’s terrible quarterback. This will be my loss this week. 2-1 every week will bring home.
Fresno State (+16.5) at Cincinnati U: Cincinnati has one of the hot stars in the coaching ranks with Brian Kelly, and he proved it again Saturday night by traveling to Oregon State and knocking off the Beavers. Fresno State, on the other hand, suffered a loss to Boise State last Friday night. However, this will be a tough game for Cincinnati. After playing a late game out west the Bearcats travel back home to face a Bulldog squad off an extra day of rest and preparation. Expect the Bearcats at home in front of a lackluster crowd at a 12:00 p.m. kickoff to have trouble getting up for this game. Fresno State and the points look like a good bet.
North Carolina at Georgia Tech (-2.5): Neither one of these teams has looked worthy of their 2009 expectations. North Carolina struggled last week against East Carolina, and the gnats from over on “The Flats” have looked obysmal on offense the last couple of weeks especially QB Josh Nesbitt. However, after getting embarrassed last week at Landshark Stadium on national TV expect Tech to have something to prove Saturday. I think Tech will have their best offensive day in 2009 and will cover the 2.5.
Virginia Tech (+3) at Miami, FL: How many times this week have you heard this quote “The Canes are back”! While Miami got a huge win over Georgia Tech, Miami still has to show me more to make me a believer. Jacory Harris is doing an excellent job of guiding the Hurricane offense, and the addition of Mark Whipple as OC looks to be one of the nation’s best offseason hires. However, the Hokies will be ready. They are getting three points in one of college football’s toughest environments at Lane Stadium, and the Hokies will CLEARLY be the best defense that Harris has seen this year. I believe Harris is also prone to make mistakes, as he did on a couple occasions against FSU on Labor Day night. I really expect the Hokies and the 3 to be one of my locks for Friday.
The real world called for Ucheedawg, and he will grace us with his locks on Friday.