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
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. The Line hasn’t swayed all week. Staying with my lean here and I will take the Red Raiders and The Good Doctor straight up.
Florida (-21.5) 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. Especially after the Ole Miss loss, the team is going to make sure not to get embarrassed. Again with the leans, I believe the spread could be 40 and Florida would cover with ease.
North Carolina at Georgia Tech (-2.5) The nerds had very high preseason expectations. With a blown lead and near loss against Clempson, followed up by a blowout loss to Miami, the Ramblin Wreck need this game to not only stay in the hunt but to correct the problems they have been having on both side of the ball. Much like we saw with South Carolina, a battle tested team is a better prepared team. UNC has had close wins against sub par teams. You can learn more in defeat than victory, so I will take the Yellow Jackets to cover the two and a hook.
Three dogs this week for all my people who have become rich off of these picks.
Missouri at Nevada (+7.5) -Why wait til Saturday when you can make money on Friday! It’s been a tough start for the Wolfpack but this is a good football team. Colin Kaepernick is very good at making throws the ball down the field. Plus, I’m not sold on Missouri just yet. The beat a pitiful coached team in Illinois (coached by the Zooker) to start this season and barely escaped Bowling Green. In what should be a tough environment for Missouri, I like Nevada and the 7.5.
Southern Miss (+13.5) at Kansas- The Jayhawks are on a roll in 2009 but they’d better be ready Saturday. They are facing a dangerous team in Southern Miss who are led by one of the better running backs in the Southeast in Damon Fletcher. Plus it doesn’t appear that Kansas has their head in the right place considering the Kansas football team was involved in a brawl with the Jayhawk basketball team earlier in the week. Don’t be surprised if Southern Miss walks into Lawrence and wins the game outright. But, since Vegas will give them to me I’ll take Southern Miss and the 13.5.
Miami at Virginia Tech (+3)- Talk about disrespect! Virginia Tech, the rightful owner of the ACC, the last few years is a underdog at home to the sexy team on the street in the Miami Hurricanes. There is no question that the Canes are improved. They made one of the best hires in the offseason by bringing on OC Mark Whipple. And Jacory Harris, while good, is prone to making mistakes. He nearly cost them the game against FSU when his misguided INT was returned for a TD in the second half. Miami has not faced a defense as close to as good as the one Bud Foster will bring Saturday afternoon. Va Tech will cover and win. They may even do it in convincing fashion. Take the Hokies and the 3.
Colorado State at BYU (-17) BYU got upset by FSU and I think that is what is keeping this line low. Colorado St may be undefeated but this is the same BYU team we were talking about a week ago running the table. If they don’t turn it over as much this week BYU covers easily.
Arizona State at UGA (-12)- Corbindawg will try and tell you why our defense will play better. I just think Samuel and committee will run all over a rain soaked field. UGA covers.
Cal at Oregon (+5.5) Cal has the heisman frontrunner in Javhid Best, that is if he didn’t play for Cal. Cal is superior on both lines and runs the score up hoping for national attention. Cal by two touchdowns.
Arizona St at UGA (-12) Georgia rolls this week, putting up huge numbers against a weak Arizona St. defense. Our offense is much too rounded for them. Conversely, I think our D is too athletic to allow them to do to us what Arkansas did last week. I’ll give the points and take the Dawgs.
UF (-21.5) at UK- Urban Meyer will take out all frustrations against the Cats this week and roll up massive amounts of td’s. After an un-impressive win against the Vols, look for lots of style points here. Give the points and take the Gators.
Notre Dame (-7) at Purdue- ND’s star WR is out for the year, and QB Claussen has been slowed by a toe injury. Poor on the road anyway, look for ND to struggle to put away the Boilermakers. ND wins, but it’s closer than the experts think. I’ll take the 7 and go with Purdue.