We’re nearing the end of the college football season and with it, our Friday locks. Kensingtondawg has a commanding lead, but has still not mathematically won. But that’s why the record doesn’t count until the season’s over. This week is the in-state rivalries offers some interesting matchups. From all of us here at The Grit Tree, we hope you have a great Thanksgiving Holiday. Our
Friday Wednesday locks for Thanksgiving weekend:
Texas A &M at Texas (+3.5)
Miss St. at Ole Miss (+3)
Michigan State at Penn State (+2)
Notre Dame at USC (PK) This doesn’t have the flair of recent games, but I think USC still has the athletes across the board to win this game. USC wins.
LSU at Arkansas (-3.5) Arkansas can throw a monkey wrench into the projected BCS matchups if they win this game. If the win, it looks like LSU v. Boise State in the Sugar Bowl. I can’t wait for New Year’s if that is the case. If LSU loses this game, look for a Boise vs. Ohio State matchup. Arkansas has a great offense, but I’m not betting against the Hat. LSU and the points.
Mississippi at Miss State (-2.5) Ah…the Egg Bowl. I remember a few years back when Syl Croom “upset” the Rebels for the Egg Bowl win…how times have changed. Mullen has that spread working in Stark-vegas. Look for the Dawgs to cover.
Ohio @ Kent State (+3.5)
Northern Illinois @ Eastern Michigan (+23.5)
Western Michigan @ Bowling Green (+6.5)
Auburn at Alabama (-4.5)-I wish Alabama was getting points here, but I think Nick Saban is going to have his boys ready. Alabama has the 3rd ranked scoring defense (how about that drop off on defense?) and has only given up more than 20 points twice. Auburn can’t stop anyone, and Alabama will score some points. I like the Saban, Smart and the Tide’s defense. Rammer Jammer, Yellowhammer, give ‘em hell, Alabama!
Kentucky at Tennessee (-3)- The next two picks are “I’ll believe them when I see it”. I think all the pressure are on the boys in Blue. They, like in the Georgia-Florida “rivalry” have lost a ton of games over the last two decades (25 in a row) and Tennessee has had some bad teams recently, while Kentucky has had some good teams. Tennessee I don’t think was realistically thinking bowl game this year anyway, so if they can get a bonus win over Kentucky then the 2010 campaign has been successful. Kentucky has squandered chances against Tennessee recently, and look for the more of the same. Take the Vols.
Oklahoma (+2.5) at Oklahoma State-This seems like 2008 all over again. The Cowboys for YEARS have been the “it” team and for YEARS we always hear “This is going to be Oklahoma State’s year”. Undoubtedly, the Cowboys find a way to screw it up. You could go with “well, it is bound to happen now.” I’ll believe it when I see it. Until I have concrete proof otherwise, and until someone other than Texas can win the Big 12 South, I think the Sooners win straight up-and beat Nebraska in the Big 12 Championship game BTW.
Washington @ Cal (-7)
Notre Dame @ USC (-4)
Auburn @ Bama (-4.5) ROLL TIDE!