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Friday Locks: This Is The Way It Should Be!

Can we continue our winning ways into this weekend?

Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Look at this! We went a collective 6-3 with our picks last week. Have we finally found our stride? We'll, only time will tell and here in about 36 hours the results will be in. Here are this week's picks.


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Northwestern (+2.5) @ Penn State - If gambling were legal, I would be able to tell you NU has been pretty good to me this season so far. I think they are a much better football team than Penn State and are capable of going into Happy Valley and coming out with the win.

Mississippi State (-10) @ Kentucky - Kentucky is awful. That's my analysis.

Florida (+2.5) vs. LSU - This is probably a mistake on my part (I mean, have you seen the Florida offense?), but I think Lester's squad is really overrated and that UF defense is pretty salty. Give me the home dog and the points to pull the upset.


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Florida St (-14.5) vs NC State - Simply put, the Seminoles look every bit the part of a national title contender. They will take the ACC and NC State is another hurdle waiting to be tackled in route. Look for the defense to have a hayday here and possibly come up with a score to help the Noles cover.

Georgia (+2.5) vs South Carolina - The Bulldogs have notoriously been hyped beyond belief. This year they look to be for real...that is until leading receiver Michael Bennett tore his ACL on the final drill of a closed practice Tuesday. However, Malcolm Mitchell will return solely to the offensive side of the ball as a receiver after being the second leading receiver last season. The receiver position for Georgia is deep and should provide plenty of targets for Aaron Murray.

UCLA (-2.5) vs California - This is a make or break game for the 1-4 Golden Bears who are on a three game skid. Cal is a team that struggles significantly in 3rd down situations. If you can't convert on 3rd down, you shoot your chances of winning in the foot.


Syracuse (-1.5) vs. Pittsburgh - The last time that I picked against the Panthers they killed me as they killed Virginia Tech as well. Still, I like the Orange at home.

Louisiana Monroe (-3.5) @ Middle Tennessee - Woohoo! How can you not be excited about this Sun Belt clash? The Blue Raiders are fresh off an upset win at Georgia Tech. That means let down this week...or at least I hope it does.

West Virginia (+6.5) @ Texas - Texas will be the best defense that West Virginia faces this season. It doesn't matter though, the Mountaineers still win by at least a touchdown.