I'm trying my best to stay humble but I'm pretty sure that this is the first time I've ever had a lead in the Friday Locks this deep into the season. Yes, I realize that three weeks isn't deep into the season, but I also realize how bad I stink at picking football games so bare with me while I do a little dance.
This week our common game is Arizona State at Stanford, with Jordan and Rich weighing in and actually agreeing on the same game for the second week in a row. Jordan also takes a shot at the alleged curse he's living with and actually seems to be mocking it a bit.
Texas (-4. . . You know what, I can't even bring myself to do it. My jinx is so powerful it could probably even get Mack Brown fired. And that's just something I refuse to take part in. #Mack2020
Stanford (-7.5) vs. Arizona St. - I'm just not ready to buy into the Arizona State hype. I think they're at least a tad overrated and the Cardinal have enough to cover this touchdown (and a half) spread at home.
Tennessee (+17) at Florida - Does Florida still have their receipt for the Will Muschamp hire? I'm not entirely sure this UF offense is capable of scoring 17 points, let alone winning by that large of a margin.
LSU (-17.5) vs. Auburn - A pretty big number for a conference game, but LSU remarkably looks like they haven't fallen off even after losing so many players to the NFL. Not sure how Lester does it.
Baylor (-28.5) vs ULM - Give me Lache Seastrunk and the Bears to cover as they once again eclipse the 50 point mark.
Kansas St. (+4.5) at Texas - I expect the Wildcats to use John Hubert as much as possible against a porous Texas defense.
Stanford (-7.5) vs. Arizona St. - There is no way a debacle like last week happens with PAC12 refs. The Cardinal should comfortably win this matchup.
Boise St. (+3.5) at Fresno St. - Once again I'm getting my weekend started off on a Friday night, and once again Boise St. is involved. Last week I had Air Force taking the points from Boise and I barely made it, but that's good enough for me. This week I like the Broncos getting 3.5 from Fresno. I'm even going to go as far to say that I wouldn't be surprised if BSU won this game straight up.
Georgia Tech (-6) vs. North Carolina - The Yellow Jackets are the home team and sporting an offense that is scoring an average of 54 points per game. They've also got the #1 ranked scoring defense right now which translates to a big win.
Louisiana Tech (+10.5) at Kansas - I'm liking me some underdogs this week. Seriously, what has Kansas done to make anyone think they should be a double digit favorite? The Jayhawks may end up winning this game but it won't be by more than ten points.