For the last week of the regular season, I finished with an 11-7-1 record bringing my final regular season tally to 302-271-18. I tried to wait until the last minute so I could get the most accurate spreads possible. Truth be told, they havent changed much in the past few days, so these should be good. Off we go!
New Mexico Bowl, Albuquerque, NM. UTEP vs. BYU(-12): This line seems a tad high, but BYU has been solid since mid October. I will take BYU in their last hurrah before testing the waters of the independents.
Humanitarian Bowl, Boise, ID. Northern Illinois(-3) vs. Fresno State: I dont buy this one. UNI lost a game they were double digit favorites in. Fresno beat a BCS school. Give me Fresno.
New Orleans Bowl, New Orleans, LA. Ohio vs. Troy(-1): Troy hasnt been cruising through the Sun Belt like they usually do. Ohio is simply the better team. Im surprised they werent favored. Give me Ohio.
Beef O Brady Bowl, St Petersburg, FL. Louisville(-3.5) vs. Southern Mississippi: I dont buy this either. Southern Miss has been the more consistent team all season long. They win straight up.
MAACO Bowl, Las Vegas, NV. Utah vs. Boise State(-16.5): I know this game is a disappointment for Boise. They planned on playing in January. That said, they might win by double this line. Utah isnt as good as they have been in recent years.
Poinsettia Bowl, San Diego, CA. San Diego State(-4.5) vs. Navy. I like San Diego in a home game. Yeah, its not really fair, but what can you do?
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, Honolulu, HI. Hawaii(-12.5) vs. Tulsa: Another home game, another home win. Hawaii will win by way more than two TDs.
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, Detroit, MI. Toledo(-1.5) vs. Florida International: This line looks a bit low. Toledo has had a solid season. Dont expect FIU to hang around the whole game.
Independence Bowl, Shreveport, LA. Georgia Tech vs. Air Force(-2.5): GT is damn lucky to be in a bowl. Air Force wins easily.
Champs Sports Bowl, Orlando, FL. North Carolina State vs. West Virginia(-2): I actually like the team with the better QB, which would be......North Carolina State.
Insight Bowl, Tempe, AZ. Missouri vs. Iowa(-1): I just cant get my head around Iowa losing to Minnesota. Im going with Missouri.
Military Bowl, Washington, DC. East Carolina vs. Maryland(-7.5): I dont really like the half, but ECU hasnt had a very strong season. Maryland has been consistent all year. Give me the Terps.
Texas Bowl, Houston, TX. Baylor(-3) vs. Illinois: Laugher of the bowls! This line should be MUCH larger. Baylor by at least ten!
Alamo Bowl, San Antonio, TX. Arizona vs. Oklahoma State(-5.5): This line looks way low as well. Okie State's offense is going to steamroll Arizona. It will be much like Arizona's bowl last year.....
Armed Forces Bowl, Fort Worth, TX. SMU(-7.5) vs. Army: This is a home game for SMU as well. Not like they needed the help. I would take this line on any field.
Pinstripe Bowl, Bronx, NY. Syracuse vs. Kansas State(-3): I like what Syracuse has done this year, but they havent been able to come through for me in the last month. Give me K State.
Music City Bowl, Nashville, TN. North Carolina(-2) vs. Tennessee: I dont buy this either. Tennessee will own the stadium. Not to mention Carolina's season was torpedoed early on. Dont get me wrong......they showed heart, but there is just too much going against them here.
Holiday Bowl, San Diego, CA. Nebraska(-13) vs. Washington: Well, lets see.....Nebraska destroyed Washington in Seattle. This line is low. Even without Crick, Nebraska covers easily. Washington is worse now than they were earlier this year.
Meineke Bowl, Charlotte, NC. Clemson(-4.5) vs. South Florida: Call me crazy, but I think USF is the better team. Give me the Bulls.
Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX. Notre Dame vs. Miami(FL)(-3): I fail to see how Miami is still favored in this. Notre Dame has been a much better team since they changed QBs. Miami has been tanking since October.....
Liberty Bowl, Memphis, TN. Georgia(-7) vs. Central Florida: I know Georgia plays in the rough and tumble SEC, but Im not sure they are seven points better than UCF. Actually, I dont think they are. Give me UCF.
Chick Fil A Peach Bowl, Atlanta, GA. South Carolina(-3) vs. Florida State: This line is way low. I dont care that SC got exposed by Auburn. FSU did by Virginia Tech as well. The Cocks are just the better team. They win by 2TDs or more.....
TicketCity Bowl, Dallas, TX. Northwestern vs. Texas Tech(-9.5): This line is backwards. TT just isnt that good. They lost to Texas!! Okay, that isnt enough of a justification. Northwestern has beaten much better teams that Texas Tech. They win by ten!
Capital One Bowl, Orlando, FL. Michigan State vs. Alabama(-10.5): I dont like the half, but Bama is still a much better team. Will they show up for a game that probably doesnt mean much? Who knows. Give me Sparty because I dont like the half.
Outback Bowl, Tampa, FL. Florida(-7) vs. Penn State: The line looks a bit low. Florida is going to want to win this - big time - for Urban Meyer. I think they do.
Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, FL. Michigan vs. Mississippi State(-6): This seems about right. Michigan will have all kinds of trouble moving the ball against this defense. Give me Mississippi State.
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA. TCU(-3) vs. Wisconsin: I honestly think this could be the best game of the bowl season. I picked TCU to win in our bowl pool, so I will stick with it. It will be a great game though!
Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, AZ. Connecticut vs. Oklahoma(-16.5): I know Oklahoma doesnt play well in that stadium, but Im still taking the Sooners here. UConn doesnt belong anywhere near a BCS game. You and your damn conference affiliations can go fuck yourselves, BCS!
Orange Bowl, Miami, FL. Stanford(-3) vs. Virginia Tech: This seems about right. I like Stanford to win, so the three isnt much of a deterrent.
Sugar Bowl, New Orleans, LA. Ohio State(-3) vs. Arkansas: When will Arkansas get some respect? All of the other SEC teams did from the oddsmakers. Im not sure Ohio State is as strong as the oddsmakers think. Give me Arkie straight up.
Godaddy.com Bowl, Mobile, AL. Miami(OH)(-2) vs. Middle Tennessee State: Miami just got a huge win over Northern Illinois. MTSU will be no more than a flea......
Cotton Bowl, Arlington, TX. Texas A&M vs. LSU(-1): LSU has been lucky all year. Im taking A&M in this one. Since Tannehill became the starting QB, A&M has been a very good team.
BBVA Compass Bowl, Birmingham, AL. Pittsburgh(-3) vs. Kentucky: This line seems a little low with Hartline out. Pitt by a TD or better.
Fight Hunger Bowl, San Francisco, CA. Boston College vs. Nevada(-9.5): Too low. BC is lucky to be in a bowl. Nevada will blow them out. Think by 17 or more.
BCS National Championship, Glendale, AZ. Auburn(-3) vs. Oregon: I think the wrong team is favored. Forget the Heisman curse. Oregon has looked unbeatable. I say the Ducks by three, and maybe a bit more.
Hopefully I have better luck this week. With the blog posting I mean, not the predictions. I had my best week of the year last week goiong 33-21. For the first time, there were no ties! That brings my season tally to 291-264-17, guaranteeing an over .500 season, so I have met my goal! With only this truncated week and the bowls left, there are only about 50 more picks. Here we go for this week!
Arizona State at Arizona(-5.5): For under a TD at home, I will take Arizona. Both of these teams are inconsistent to say the least, so I will go with the more talented QB. Wildcats by 7.
Northern Illinois(-14.5) vs. Miami(OH) at Detroit: Even for a MAC championship, this is a weak matchup. This line could be twice that and I would still take the Huskies. They destroyed everyone in the conference this year. This will be no exception.
Illinois(-4) at Fresno State: This is an intriguing late season matchup. Fresno is a good team, but they have had trouble with dynamic players this year, so give me the Illini. Their offense is fun to watch!
SMU at Central Florida(-9): I like SMU, but having to go on the road for the conference championship game against a team like UCF is tough. Im not sure they can stay within ten. Give me the Knights.
Auburn(-7) vs. South Carolina at Atlanta: This is a rematch of a game that Auburn won at home by eight points back on September 25th. Newton accounted for all five scores (two passing, three rushing) and Auburn forced four fourth quarter turnovers in a come from behind victory. I am expecting the same thing here.....a close game that comes down to the wire. Except I dont see Auburn winning by more than seven points. I wouldnt be too surprised if South Carolina won this.....
Virginia Tech(-4) vs. Florida State at Charlotte: The Hokies have won ten straight since opening the season with losses to Boise State and James Madison. Florida State has been about as inconsistent as they come. I like VT here simply because they have the defense to take Florida State out of their offense. Hokies by 7-10 points.
Oklahoma(-5) vs Nebraska at Arlington, TX: Reports coming out on the radio around here today have this line jumping all the way to 8 or 9 depending on who you listen to. Why? Not because of Martinez not starting, but because of a "possible conspiracy" involving the officials and Nebraska. Whether you believe this or not, the lines are moving in Vegas because of all the action on Oklahoma because the gamblers believe this to be true. That said, if someone in Vegas got wind of a possible conspiracy, I think they would pull the line completely off of the boards......which has happened at one site. Stay tuned to this pending soap opera. You want my pick? I will pick Oklahoma unless it goes past 14 points. Nebraska is average on offense without Martinez in, and it doesnt sound like he will start. Meaning Greene will be given a chance to fumble twice before being replaced. Meaning this has a good chance of turning out like the 2006 Big 12 Championship game in which Nebraska had two demoralizing turnovers early and never recovered. The only difference is that this game wont be 21-7. Maybe at the half.....
Utah State at Boise State(-43): This is too many points for a team coming off of thier first loss in 20 games. This is a team that doesnt know how to lose. Utah State stays well within this considering the demoralizing way in which Boise lost that game. Say 42-14 or so.
Pittsburgh(-1) at Cincinnati: You know, watching the way Pitt got dismantled at home by West Virginia last week makes me think that they just might lose this game. Give me Cincy.
Connecticut at South Florida(-2.5): Its all simple in the Big East unless UConn loses this game. We shouldnt have to worry about that happening. UConn has been very good lately. Huskies straight up.
Troy(-4.5) at Florida Atlantic: It is hard to take Troy with the way they have played lately, but they are still better than the Owls, right? Right? Give me Troy, but Im not that comfortable with it.
Middle Tennessee State at Florida International(-4.5): Dasher is still the best pure talent in the Sun Belt. Give me the Raiders.
UNLV at Hawaii(-30): Huge line, but you cant say UNLV doesnt deserve it.....or wont get covered. Give me Hawaii.
San Jose State at Idaho(-13): If youve watched the Vandals at all this year, you know this line would be a chore for them to cover. That said, a second straight bowl berth is on the line, so give me Idaho. They should be able to win by 2 TD.
Nevada(-14) at Louisiana Tech: This line puzzles me a bit because it has been moving as well......in favor of LT. I still take Nevada at 14. I know they are coming off of the biggest win in school history, but their offense will still be too much for Tech to handle. I think Nevada still covers.
Oregon(-16) at Oregon State: Yeah, this still looks low to me. OSU was the first Pac team in three years to lose to Wazzu. And Oregon still has the best offense in the country. Ducks roll, even in this big rivalry game.
Rutgers at West Virginia(-21): I know WVU is playing well lately, but this line still looks large. This probably ends up a push, but I guess I will take WVU in case it isnt.
USC(-7) at UCLA: Laugher of the week! Give me a break! With the way UCLA is playing right now, USC wins by at least 14, probably more. Trojans win big!
Washington(-10) at Washington State: I feel sorry for anyone who watches this game by choice. The Huskies are not very good right now, and Wazzu hasnt been very good for three or four years now. I think this line might be a shade high though. Give me the Cougars! I have faith!
I had a nice, elaborate blog written not once, but TWICE and this fucking computer fucked it up BOTH TIMES when I tried to post it. I spent four hours on this blog and have nothing to show for it now, so Im just going with the predictions part of it. If I have time tomorrow, I will elaborate some.
Last week I had the worst week Ive had since week 5 going 23-26-2 bringing my season total to 258-243-17. This promises to be another tough week with some big lines in rivalry games. So, for better or for worse, I will either look like a genius or an idiot, but here it goes (for the third fucking time)!
Temple(-6) at Miami(OH): Yeah, I know the game was last night, but I will go ahead and take the loss since I would have went with Temple. Hey, at least Im honest!
Texas A&M(-3.5) at Texas: This looks low considering how well A&M has played since Tannehill took over at QB. A&M wins by double digits.
Buffalo at Akron(-1): I knew this day was coming, and I have been dreading picking this because both teams suck. I guess I will go with the team that has at least won a game. Give me Buffalo.
Central Michigan at Toledo(-4.5): The Rockets have been the better team. For less than a TD I will definitely take them!
Western Michigan(-7) at Bowling Green: The Broncos have gotten progressively better as the season has went on. They should cover this rather easilty.
Northern Illinois(-23) at Eastern Michigan: This line has been earned by both sides. It could be double this and I would still take the Huskies.....
West Virginia at Pittsburgh(-2): Pitt always shows up for this game even when they have an inferior team. This year should be no different. Give me Pitt.
Louisville(-3.5) at Rutgers: Neither team has looked very good lately. Louisville has looked like the better team overall, so give me the Cards.
Ohio(-4) at Kent State: This looks low considering how consistent Ohio has been. Give me the Bobcats.
SMU(-1.5) at East Carolina: The Pirates have been less than impressive this year. Im surprised the line isnt higher. Give me SMU.
Auburn at Alabama(-4): Lets get this straight. Auburn is number two in every poll known to man, yet is more than a FG dog? I dont buy it. If Bama wins, it will be by three. IF!
UCLA at Arizona State(-11.5): UCLA has been awful since beating Texas. Give me the Devils.
Colorado at Nebraska(-17): Laugher of the week! This is WAY too big. Nebraska is average at best on offense without Martinez at 100 percent. Their only deep threat (Niles Paul) is done for the year. Oh, and Colorado is undefeated post Dan Hawkins. I wouldnt be surprised if Colorado won this.....
Southern Mississippi at Tulsa(-3.5): The Eagles have been solid all year. I actually like them straight up.
Arizona at Oregon(-17.5): This line looks big against a team that is supposed to have a decent defense. That said, the Arizona choke has been going on for two weeks now. I smell blowout. Ducks win BIG!
Boise State(-14.5) at Nevada: I have been saying all year that Nevada has a shot to win this. I still think they do. Give me the Wolfpack.
Michigan at Ohio State(-18): This is too much, especially in a rivalry game like this. Ohio State's offense is not consistent enough to win by that many. Give me Michigan.
Indiana at Purdue(-3.5): Did I miss something here? Just because Purdue hung with an overrated Michigan State team doesnt mean they should be favored here. Indiana by double digits.
Tulane at Marshall(-8): Every time I pick Tulane, they miss, so give me Marshall.
South Florida at Miami(FL)(-12.5): This is too many. Miami has struggled when Harris isnt 100 percent, and I dont think he is yet. Give me the Bulls.
Mississippi State(-2.5) at Mississippi: This looks low. The Bulldogs might shut them out!
Florida at Florida State(-2.5): This is a tough one since neither team has been the model of consistency this season. Give me the Noles just because they are at home.
Kentucky at Tennessee(-3): Tennessee looks much better than they did early on, but Im not sure they should be favored here just yet. Give me the Wildcats
South Carolina(-3) at Clemson: This looks way low. The Cocks have beaten some very good teams this season. You cant say the same for Clemson. SC by double digits.
Central Florida(-25.5) at Memphis: Memphis is awful, but this is a big line. Oh well, the Knights have looked good lately. I have to go with them.
Cincinnati at Connecticut(-1.5): UConn is much better than they were a month ago. They win this easily.
Boston College at Syracuse(-2): This looks way low. Syracuse didnt play particularly well through the tough part of their schedule, but neither did BC. Give me the Orange.
Northwestern at Wisconsin(-23.5): Wisconsin looks like a top three team right now. Northwestern could barely stay within this to Illinois. What do you think Wisconsin will do to them? Exactly. Badgers by 35 or so.
Wake Forest at Vanderbilt(-5): Okay, I know Wake is bad, but they cant be THIS bad, can they? Nearly a TD dog to the laughing stock of the SEC? I dont think they are. Give me Wake.
Iowa(-15.5) at Minnesota: The Gophers played better last week after they finally came to their senses and fired Brewster. I think they can stay within ten or so at home.
North Carolina State(-2) at Maryland: This looks low. Maryland has played pretty well lately, but Im still a believer in NC State. They have too much talent to lose this one.
North Carolina(-10) at Duke: I said I wasnt taking Duke anymore, but I may have to reneg on that statement. The Tarheels have looked terrible lately. Give me Duke.
Virginia at Virginia Tech(-23.5): This is a huge line for a rivalry game. I think Virginia stays within 3 TDs. Say 31-10 VT.
Kansas vs. Missouri(-24.5) at Kansas City: This is a massive line in this rivalry. Kansas has played much better lately. I think they lose by 20 or so, so give me the Jaychickens.
Hawaii(-27) at New Mexico State: Hawaii's offense is about as potent as Nevada's, just in a different way. Nevada covered NMSU last week. I expect Hawaii to as well.
UAB(-3) at Rice: Rice has been better, but not this much better lately. Give me the Blazers.
Georgia Tech at Georgia(-12.5): This looks a bit low considering how poorly GT has played for most of the year. Give me Georgia.
Michigan State(-1) at Penn State: Something tells me Sparty will run out of luck, but probably not here. Penn State just doesnt have the horses to keep them in the game. Give me MSU.
Oklahoma at Oklahoma State(-2.5): I expected Okie State to be favored, but it still looks weird to actually SEE it. Oh well, they deserve it. I dont really think Oklahoma has the defense to win this game. Say 45-42 OSU even though I hate to admit it.
Washington at California(-7): This line still surprises me. Cal is just not very good. Not that Washington is, just that they have played better than Cal. Give me the Huskies.
BYU at Utah(-9): This looks a little large considering how Utah has been exposed lately. I could actually see BYU winning this. Give me the Cougars.
Oregon State at Stanford(-14): This line looks low. Stanford is destroying everything in their path. The Beavers are nothing more than another speed bump on the way to the rose bowl for Stanford.
LSU at Arkansas(-3.5): LSU's defense is probably the best Arkansas has seen so far. I dont think Arkie wins this. Give me the Tigers.
TCU(-43.5) at New Mexico: Wow, what a massive line. I guess I will take TCU and hope they run it up for style points. They are certainly capable of hanging 70 on this pathetic defense.....
Houston at Texas Tech(-9.5): Houston has sucked lately, but TT hasnt exactly set the world afire. Give me the Raiders I guess.....
Notre Dame at USC(-4): This one looks backwards to me. Notre Dame looks like a respectable team since they changed QBs. Domers straight up.
Louisiana Tech(-11.5) at San Jose State: Yuck. Neither team is very good. I think this will stay a one score game though. Give me the Spartans.
UNLV at San Diego State(-24): The Aztecs have played very well lately against solid competition. They should cover this.
Idaho at Fresno State(-11.5): Despite how poorly the Bulldogs played last week, Im still taking them. Idaho hasnt been nearly the team they should have been....
Louisiana-Lafayette at Louisiana-Monroe(-7): Home or not, this line looks backwards. Give me the Cajuns..
Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee State(-4.5): I keep taking the Raiders, and they keep failing me. Why Im taking them again is anyones guess.....
Kansas State(-14) at North Texas: You have to love the Snyder scheduling! K-State will. They win by twice this line.....
Arkansas State at Florida International(-5.5): I like Arkie State here. They have played better against BCS teams that FlU has. Hey, I have to have some basis to compare! This is as good as any!
Western Kentucky at Troy(-13): This line looks kind of big considering how each team is playing lately. I cant beleive Im saying this, but give me the Hilltoppers...
Another above .500 week! I went 28-24-2 last week missing most of those huge ass lines that I went against. That brings my season totals to 235-217-15. I didnt have much of a chance to watch football last weekend, but I noticed a few things: Iowa isnt as good as they think. Wisconsin's football team is better than their basketball team and might average more ppg. Oklahoma is still an enigma. Oregon got past their scare. The Arizona choke is on again. Colorado should have fired Hawkins at the end of last year. And, well, Ohio State and TCU proved they can come from behind. I wont watch much football this weekend either. I will try to catch the Saturday night game if the new wife lets me.... Anyway, on to this weeks predictions!
Ohio at Temple(-10): I like Ohio, but Temple has been very good as well, and they are at home. Give me the Owls.
Bowling Green at Toledo(-9.5): Toledo should be able to cover this. BGSU isnt very good....
Miami(OH)(-13) at Akron: Same old story for Akron, and probably the same old result. Give me the Redhawks.
Air Force(-21) at UNLV: Just because the Rebs beat an awful Wyoming team doesnt mean they can hang with Air Force. Falcons cover this.
UCLA at Washington(-3): Nope, not buying it. Washington will not win this game without Locker. Period!
Fresno State at Boise State(-30): Too many. Fresno is not a bad team. This could be closer than most think....
Arkansas(-5.5) at Mississippi State: I like the Bulldog D, but I dont think they can keep it under seven. Arkie has too many weapons.
Arkansas State at Navy(-17): Both teams had disappointing games last week. The difference is that Navy won their game. Give me the Middies.
Notre Dame vs. Army(-8) at New York City, NY: Notre Dame just beat a decent Utah team. I think they stay within seven.
Northern Illinois(-14) at Ball State: The line could be double this and I would still take the Huskies. Ball State is TERRIBLE!
Oklahoma(-9) at Baylor: Griffin is going to give Oklahoma's poor excuse for a defense fits. Baylor will stay within a TD and honestly could win.
Virginia at Boston College(-10): BC is playing well, but I think this is a bit too many. If BC wins this, it will be by one score.
Eastern Michigan at Buffalo(-7): The Bulls arent bad enough to not cover are they? Are they?? Oh well, give me the Bulls again. One pick wont make or break my week.....
New Mexico at BYU(-29): Huge line, but the Lobos have earned it. Cougars cover!
Stanford(-8) at California: Stanford covers this easily. I dont care what happened last week. Cal wont get lucky twice.
Rutgers at Cincinnati(-11): I dont like this line for a number of reasons, the main one being that Cincy is tanking. Give me Rutgers.
Clemson(-14.5) at Wake Forest: This one looks low to me. Wake is easily the worst team, and definitely the worst defense, in the ACC.
Kansas State(-3.5) at Colorado: This is a tough line now that Colorado is out from the darkness of the Hawkins era. Still, the talent factor still favors Kansas State. I hate the half, but give me the Wildcats.
Colorado State at Wyoming(-1): Yeah, this line is way off. The Cowboys got stomped by a BAD UNLV team. Rams win this by double digits.
Connecticut at Syracuse(-4.5): This is tough. UConn is playing well, but Im still a believer in the Orange. The only problem is I dont think they can win by more than three. Give me the Huskies.
Duke at Georgia Tech(-9): No way. GT is right down there with Wake! No way they win by more than a TD!
East Carolina(-13) at Rice: Pirates will cover this easily. Rice is just not very good.
Florida Atlantic at Texas(-21): While Texas should win, I dont think it will be a blowout. They havent covered this against anyone but Rice. Give me the Owls.
Florida International(-7) at Louisiana-Lafayette: Probably a push, but if not, give me FIU.
Florida State(-3) at Maryland: The Terps are improving, but not this much. Noles by ten.
San Jose State at Hawaii(-30): Wow! That is a bunch! I do like Hawaii's offensive talent. Give me the Warriors, but Im not comfortable with it.
Houston at Southern Mississippi(-7): Give me the Eagles. Houston is playing terrible lately.
Idaho at Utah State(-4): Im a believer in the Aggies. They win by a TD.
Illinois(-5) vs Northwestern at Chicago, IL: Laugher of the week! Illinois lost to MINNESOTA and Northwestern took down Iowa. This is just plain retarded. Wildcats by double digits since this is practically a home game! This line still blows my mind!
Penn State(-17) vs Indiana at Landover, MD: Im not sure why this game is played in Maryland since it isnt really Big Eleven territory, but oh well. Indiana gave up; 83 fucking points last week! 83! I have to think Penn State can cover against that shitty of a defense.
Ohio State(-3.5) at Iowa: Ohio State has the talent to cover this, but they have the possibility of a letdown, and now Iowa has a huge chip on their shoulders. That said, give me the Buckeyes. I just cant ignore how poorly Iowa played last week.
Missouri(-12) at Iowa State: I dont buy this either. So Iowa State fell on their faces last week. So did Missouri against Texas Tech. Give me the Cyclones straight up.
Oklahoma State(-18) at Kansas: Dont let last weekend fool you like it has the oddsmakers here. Kansas played the game of their season for Gill on his return to Memorial Stadium. Now they get back to their regularly scheduled ass whoopins. Cowboys win by 28 or so.....
Kent State at Western Michigan(-9): Im going with the Broncos here. They have played better lately.
North Texas at Louisiana-Monroe(-2.5): This line looks a little backwards to me. Going with the Mean Green again!
West Virginia(-6.5) at Louisville: On the road or not, I will take that half. Its a no brainer.
Mississippi at LSU(-21): Every time I see Mississippi take the field, they look worse. Give me LSU.
Marshall at SMU(-13): This looks a little high. Marshall is a decent team.
Memphis at UAB(-19): Memphis still sucks just as bad as before. Give me the Blazers.
Virginia Tech(-3) at Miami(FL): Im still not sold on the Hurricanes. Hokies win by seven or so.
Wisconsin(-7) at Michigan: Youre kidding, right? Michigan's D is almost as bad as Indiana's. There is a good chance Wisconsin will score more than 60 again. Badgers win BIG!
Purdue at Michigan State(-26): Wow, thats a lot, but Purdue might be the worst team in the Big Eleven which is saying a lot. I will take the Spartans.
Middle Tennessee State(-1) at Western Kentucky: The Hilltoppers have been hanging tough, but I still like MTSU to take this. One point isnt enough to sway me.
Nebraska(-2.5) at Texas A&M: This is too low. The Aggies are playing better with Tannehill at QB, but they havent faced a secondary like this. Say 31-21 Nebraska.
New Mexico State at Nevada(-36): I love Nevada's offense, but man, that is a lot of points. Oh well, I have faith Kaepernick and company will run it up. Give me the Wolfpack.
North Carolina State at North Carolina(-2.5): Another ass backwards line. Wolfpack straight up.
USC(-3) at Oregon State: Oregon State lost to Washington State last week. That is inexcusable. They usually play USC tough in Corvallis, but Im not sure if they have anything left. Give me the Trojans.
Pittsburgh(-3) at South Florida: Wanny needs this now more than ever. I will take Pitt against my better judgment.
Utah(-2) at San Diego State: The slide continues for the Utes. I can guarantee you that SDSU is at least as good as Notre Dame, if not better. Aztecs straight up.
Troy at South Carolina(-23.5): Carolina should cover this even if they start slow. Troy hasnt really played a good game yet.....
Tennessee(-9.5) at Vanderbilt: Vandy is seriously bad. Give me the Vols.
Central Florida(-20) at Tulane: I like UCF, but this looks a little large on the road against a Tulane team that isnt that bad. Give me the Wave.
UTEP at Tulsa(-18): Tulsa is hitting their stride, but I think this is about one point too many. Give me the Miners....
So, I had another decent week numbers wise, but it is an empty one because most of the games that I was most confident in I would have lost. Oh well, after the way I started this season, I will take it! This week I went 28-20-5. Thats right folks, FIVE lines were right on. The bookmakers dont like those! That puts my season total at 182-169-11. Putting more distance between me and .500. I like that! Since there is another damn Tuesday game, this post is again up before the wrapup one. Here we go!
Middle Tennessee State at Arkansas State(-2.5): Hmm, starting off easy. Raiders straight up. Dasher is an animal!
Rutgers at South Florida(-9.5): This is a tough one since both teams are so damn inconsistent. Give me the home team I guess....
Buffalo at Ohio(-14): So the Bobcats didnt cover last week. Buffalo sucks. Give me the Fighting Soliches.
Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech(-15): Going with the Hokies here. The Yellow Jackets have been really bad....
Western Michigan(-4) at Central Michigan: Give me the Broncos. The Chippewas just arent very good.
Central Florida(-3) at Houston: I like the Cougars here. They are a tough team and are at home.
Air Force(-7) at Army: Going with the Falcons here. They hung tough with a pretty good Utah team. No way Army could have.
Akron at Ball State(-13): Wow, I dont like either team. Both have been getting blasted in the last month. I dont think either of them win by double digits, so I guess give me Akron.....
Alabama(-6) at LSU: Yeah, we all saw how well Newton ran against the Tigers. Bama has a very good running game too, so give me Bama.
Arizona at Stanford(-7.5): I dont like that half, but Stanford has been lights out of late. Give me the home team.
Arizona State at USC(-7): If this wasnt in L.A., I would probably go the other way, but give me USC.
Arkansas at South Carolina(-3): The Gamecocks are money at home, and Arkansas will have their hands full with Lattimore.
Baylor at Oklahoma State(-6.5): Im not sure the Cowboys should be favored here. Baylor is a very good team. Give me the Bears.
Hawaii at Boise State(-27): Too many. Boise barely covered this against Louisiana Tech. Hawaii has a very good offense. They can keep within 3 TD.
Wake Forest at Boston College(-3.5): That half isnt much of a deterrent when you are playing a defense as pathetic as Wake has been. Give me the Eagles.
UNLV at BYU(-19.5): UNLV gets covered every week. This should be no exception.
California(-15) at Washington State: Just when I think the Cougs are improving, they get shut out by Arizona State. Give me Cal.
North Carolina State at Clemson(-4): Laugher of the week! Clemson lost to Boston College last week for Danzler's sake! Wolfpack straight up, and it wont be all that close!
Colorado(-9) at Kansas: Colorado's offense hasnt been that good over the last month, but the Jaychickens will change that. Give me the Buffs.
Colorado State at San Diego State(-15): Just a hair too many. Say 38-24 Aztecs.
Virginia(-2.5) at Duke: Yeah, Virginia is looking a lot better lately, but I think its a fluke. Give me Duke.
Navy(-1) at East Carolina: I still like the Pirates. Im not sold on Navy just yet...
Florida Atlantic(-2) at Western Kentucky: The Hilltoppers are back to losing again. Owls win big.
Louisiana-Monroe at Florida International(-7): Probably a push, but give me the home team anyway.
Florida(-14) at Vanderbilt: Florida's defense might shut out Vandy, and the offense is looking better. Give me the Gators.
North Carolina at Florida State(-7): Yeah, right! The Tarheels were on the ropes against 1-AA William And Mary last week. Seminoles blow them out!
Fresno State(-3) at Louisiana Tech: Too low. LT cant hang..
Nevada(-13) at Idaho: I like the Wolfpack here. Idaho is still a work in progress.
Illinois at Michigan(-1.5): Illinois' defense cant contain Michigan. Give me the Wolvies.
Indiana at Iowa(-17): This screams blowout. Give me the Hawkeyes.
Nebraska(-17) at Iowa State: This line seems about right. Even if Martinez goes, I dont think he will be 100 percent. Give me Iowa State.
Texas(-6) at Kansas State: When will the oddsmakers learn? K-State has had Texas' number when they are good! Give me the Wildcats.
Temple(-4.5) at Kent State: Temple can cover this. Kent is improving, but the Owls are still the class of the MAC.
Louisiana-Lafayette at Mississippi(-28): Ive watched the Rebs too much to take them on this line.....
Louisville at Syracuse(-4.5): The Orange are rolling sans a hiccup against Pitt. Orange by a TD.
Marshall at UAB(-8): About one point too high. Give me Marshall.
Maryland at Miami(FL)(-10): Too many especially if Harris cant go. I will take the Terps.
Tennessee(-20) at Memphis: This is a sucker bet. Memphis sucks, and Tennessee isnt much better. Too tough to call, but I guess give me Memphis.
Minnesota at Michigan State(-23): Ouch, big line! Give me Sparty, but just barely....
Missouri(-7) at Texas Tech: Missouri's defense is solid enough to produce a couple of stops. Give me Mizzou.
Wyoming(-13) at New Mexico: The Lobos cant be THAT bad, can they? Give me New Mexico.
New Mexico State at Utah State(-19): Just because the Aggies went off on Nevada doesnt mean its the rule and not the exception. I will take NMSU.
Troy(-12) at North Texas: Troy looked bad last week. Give me the Trojans anyway. North Texas is still a struggling team despite winning last week.
Northwestern at Penn State(-6): Northwestern looked average against a poor Indiana D. Give me Penn State.
Oklahoma(-6) at Texas A&M: I will take Oklahoma by a td, but not by any more than that.
Washington at Oregon(-28.5): Washington without Locker? This line could be fifty, and I would STILL take the Ducks!
Oregon State(-7) at UCLA: The Bruins are tanking. Give me the Beavers.
Wisconsin(-20) at Purdue: Purdue is bad enough to get covered by halftime.
Rice at Tulsa(-21): Give me Tulsa. I havent seen anything that says Rice can stay within that....
SMU(-6) at UTEP: Ive made the mistake of taking UTEP lately. Not here. Stangs by 10.
Southern Mississippi(-10) at Tulane: Just a shade too many. Give me Tulane even though they have burned me lately.
TCU(-4.5) at Utah: The Utes havent played against a good defense yet. TCU wins by double digits.