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Friday Locks | Following Up On The Perfect Week

Can the Aggies rebound this week against Ole Miss? Two of us think they can.

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We've all had our struggles this season with our Friday Locks. That's why I feel that it's important that St. Sooner and I pat ourselves on the back in congratulations for the perfect 3-0 last weekend. Now, what can we do for an encore?

Name

Last Week

Season

Matt

3-0

10-7-1

Donnie

1-2

8-10

St. Sooner

3-0

8-10

Rich

1-2

7-11

Moving on to this weekend we're scattered all over the place with our picks but that just makes things more interesting.

Donnie

Auburn (-3) over Miss State 31-21. Miss State played its guts out last week and it will be hard to duplicate that performance against Auburn. Auburn's loss comes later in the year, but not on Saturday.  Prescott might give the Bulldogs a chance, but I just don't see it. 

Texas A&M (-2) over Ole Miss 34-27. Once again Ole Miss played its guts out against Alabama. I don't see how they respond to an A&M in College Station coming off a big loss to Mississippi State. Basically I think the SEC West will beat each other up this year. Further, I am not sold on Wallace week in and week out. He is due for a terrible game. 

OKState over Kansas (+20.5) 37-10. Kansas is bad, really bad. Too bad this isn't a basketball game. This will be a a boring game where OSU pulls away early. The Jayhawks are an embarrassment.

Rich

USC (-2.5) vs Arizona - After a hail mary loss for the Trojans, they face a team coming off one of the biggest upsets of the college football season in Arizona. However, I am not sold that the Wildcats belong in the top 10 based off a single game performance...remember Zona beat Cal on a hail mary. In my opinion, there's no way USC lets one slip by again as they get the best of an overrated program.

Oklahoma St. (-20.5) vs Kansas - With a pro-style quarterbacking in Daxx Garman running the show, potential for the long ball has finally become a reality for the Cowboys. On the other hand, Kansas faces plenty of distractions surrounding the program. I expect OSU score quick to put the game out of reach while covering the spread.

Illinois (+24.5) vs Wisconsin - It will be strength against strength as Illinois possesses one of the nation's best passing offenses. Yet, Wisconsin gives up a mere 15.6 points per game. Don't get me wrong...the Badgers win the game without a doubt but with a heavy dose of running, there isn't enough time on the clock to cover the spread.

St. Sooner

I'll take "WEST VIRGINIA beats Texas Tech by more than 6, for $200, Alex."  This is less a pick about football odds and more a pick on who's risen and fallen on my respect-o-meter.

I'll also go ahead and take TEXAS A&M (-2) over Mississippi.  I'm kinda rooting for the Mississsissississississippi teams in the back of my head, but I just have flashbacks to playing at Kyle Field, and that place is a deathtrap.  (Except when it's the *literal* home of the 12th Man!)

I'll also grab MINNESOTA (-4) over Northwestern. I've got some Wildcat friends, but at Minnesota, they're just not ready.  Also, someone should pretend to care about the B1G.  Also, I'm old enough to remember Caddyshack.

Finally, for extra credit, I refuse to ever take a stand on a Vegas point spread on OU/Texas.  For me, that's trying to mathematically quantify how much Texas sucks, which is like asking how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.

Matt

West Virginia (-6) at Texas Tech - Between poor defense, penalties, and turnovers the Red Raiders football team is in shambles. The home crowd won't do much to change any of that. This game is an easy pick!

Oregon (-2) at UCLA - Both teams suffered heartbreaking losses last weekend and one is destined to repeat this weekend. Oregon is as explosive on offense as they come and UCLA's defense struggled against a Utah offense that was playing backup quarterback, and former Sooner, Kendal Thompson last week. Another easy pick.

LSU (-1.5) @ Florida - I'm going for the trifecta of road favorites this week. If there was a coach in the SEC that I had less faith in than the Mad Hatter then is would be Will Muschamp.

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