Friday Locks

For the second week in a row, our cellar dwellers in regards to locks have picked UGA to not only win, but cover. Here’s to hoping they get a lock correct this week. If UGA fails to cover on Saturday in Boulder, we will officially place a moratorium on corbin and granite from ever picking UGA again.

**Update: Granitedawg is taking one for the team and is dropping his UGA pick. So that leaves us with corbindawg, our #1 Dawg Fan and homer! That’s why we love him.

kensingtondawg (8-3-1)

Texas A&M (-3) @ Oklahoma State A& M got the push last night in a great game. 

Va Tech (-4) at NC State Everyone is high on NC State right now, but I’m still a little skeptical. GT has no defense, and Russell Wilson will be tested big time Saturday against Bud Foster.  Look for a big statement game from the Hokies, and they’ll cover the number.  Hokies Cover 

Penn State at Iowa (-7) Evan Royster is a little banged up, plus Iowa has the best rushing defense in the Big Ten.  The only Penn State has a chance is for a big game for Royster, which won’t happen due to Iowa’s rush defense.  Plus, Robert Bolden is not ready yet to beat any team by himself passing the football.  Iowa had a week off to get over a tough loss at Arizona.  I like the Hawkeyes big here.  Hawkeyes roll and cover. 

barndawg (6-6)

Texas A&M (-3) @ Ok State I was on the flip side of Kensington, but they pulled out a late field goal to save me. 

Kentucky (-2.5) at Ole Miss The Masoli experiment has failed so far in Oxford. Kentucky doubles the spread. 

Ga Tech at Wake Forest (-10) Paul Johnson on this week’s game: “We need to go to Winston Salem and play like our hair’s on fire.” I’m sure the girl that twirls the fire batons for the Redcoats could serve that duty for us. Jackets cover. 

ucheedawg (4-6-2)

Michigan (-10) @ Indiana (65 ½) Michigan has it’s all star QB back this week and is clicking on all cylinders offensively. I really see a lot of points getting put up here, with not much D being offered from either side. Both offenses gain a tremendous amount of yards, and I think that will equate in a lot of points. Last year, lesser offenses totaled 69 points, and I think it will be even more this year.  I’m calling for a double in this game; Michigan will cover the 10 and I’ll go with the over (65 ½) in what I think will be a Big 10 barn burner. 

Texas Tech (-7) @ Iowa State Texas Tech continues to be an interesting team to me. When Leach was HC, they were truly the most interesting team in college football to watch. Coach Tubberville has done some changing up to the crazy offense Leach used to run, which isn’t all bad. They continue to get better, and looked pretty good in a loss to Texas. Iowa State hasn’t been as terrible this year as in years past, but they’re still not a great team. TT has had two weeks to get ready for this one, and I look for Potts to have a big game. It may not be a blowout, but I look for Texas Tech to come out prepared. Lay the 7 and take the Red Raiders. 

granitedawg (3-9)

As usual, I’m too lazy to give any feedback. Not that it matters, because I’m losing your money as fast as you make it. 

byu (+5.5) @ utah state
Florida State (+7) at Virginia
UGA (-4.5) at Colorado 

Washington @ USC (-10) Lane Kiffin will go for 2, kick a field goal, and win by 11, thoroughly ticking off ucheedawg.

corbindawg (3-8-1)

UGA (-4.5) at Colorado I am a glutton for punishment.  This is Déjà Vu all over again.  Despite my lack of a true football IQ, AJ is an important part of the puzzle.  Dawgs finally live up to their potential and lay a whippin on the Buffaloes. Boise State (-43) at New Mexico State Ucheedawg is the regular Boise State lover.  I heard on 680 the Fan yesterday that College Football was like figure skating-you have to get style points while moving along.  I don’t think the Broncos should be in the National Title discussion, but they know that if they want to stay up in the polls, style points matter.  NMST is TERRIBLE and have given up large amount of points in recent weeks, so look for the Broncos to make a statement against a team that should barely be in the FBS.   

Tennessee (+16.5) at LSU While LSU probably has the superior talent and coaching (suck on that, Derek!), 16.5 is a lot of points in the SEC.  LSU is a good team, but I have 0 confidence in their offense.  I look for a 17-3 type ball game…Tennessee covers.  

the grit tree

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