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Friday Locks | Ohio State Will Win, But Will They Cover?

You would have made a lot of money off our picks last week...had you gone opposite of us.

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Season Results

Name Last Week Overall
Donnie 0-3 9-7-1
Caymen 1-2 9-9
Joey 1-2 8-10
Matt 0-3 7-11
Rich 1-2 6-11-1
SaintSooner 1-2 4-7-1


Utah vs. ASU. Im going with the upset this weekend. ASU wins 35-31. Eventually I've got to be correct. Utah goes down and therefore obviously doesn't cover.

Ohio State over Penn St. 38-28. The Buckeyes struggle yet again. They win but it's not only a poor showing, but they fail to cover.

LSU over Florida 31-13. The Tigers look primed to make a run through the weaker SEC. Florida has had a nice start, but can't stay on the field with LSU. They cover easily.


Oklahoma - Doesn't it feel like every time the Sooners go to Manhattan they leave feeling better about themselves? 2013, 2011, 2008, 2004, and 2000 were all years in which OU came away with a win at Kansas State under Stoops. Add in the fact that OU is 31-0 after a loss in the regular season under Bob Stoops, makes me pretty confident in the fact that OU will win.

Utah - Last time I checked, Utah was one of the best teams in the country and Arizona State has had their butts kicked twice. Then again, the Pac-12 has been a really weird conference so far. So maybe there is upset potential. But odds are that the Utes will win this by way more than 6.5 points at home.

Notre Dame - The Fighting Irish still are one of the best teams in the country in my opinion, and USC is not. Losing your coach is a hard adjustment to make so the Trojans probably will find themselves with three losses by the end of this weekend. ND should win this one by at least a touchdown.


My other alma mater is Tulane.  I'm really glad the university finally built them their own stadium, because the Green Wave playing in the SuperDome always felt like watching Westmoore High playing at JerryWorld.  Thing is, I'm not sure Westmoore couldn't cover against Tulane.  Gimme the Cougs.

Why not?  BYU over Cincinnati.  Because chicks love the longball.

Finally, I'm taking Minnesota to cover against The Nebraska Cornhuskers.  Mostly just to remind all of the heartbroken, couch-burning, coach-firing, teeth-gnashing, hair-rending Sooners fans out there that hey: we live in a world in which Minnesota is favored against The Nebraska Cornhuskers.  You still think we have it bad?


Utah (+7) vs Arizona State - The Utes played a sloppy game last week but it's not causing me to shy away. With 17 forced turnovers on the year, Utah will once again lean on their defense while Devontae Booker leads the offense to a two touchdown win.

LSU (-9.5) vs Florida - This game has taken a three point swing due to Will Grier being out. Now Treon Harris steps in and up to this point of the season, hasn't produced up to the level of Grier. It will be interesting none the less but I expect the Gators offense to sputter and the defense to get tired. Give me LSU to cover.

TCU (-20.5) vs Iowa State - The Cyclones are a bad team this season while TCU looks to gain a few style points. With the capability of scoring at will on Saturday, I don't see how ISU stops Trevone Boykin and Josh Doctson period.


Cincinnati (+7) at BYU - Both teams have had injury issues at quarterback and both have had significant struggles on defense. This is going to be a fun game to watch if you like offense and there's no way I can pick it to be more than a field goal difference between the two.

Syracuse (+7) at Virginia - Have you seen the Cavilers play football recently? They are losing this season by an average of 13 points per game. There's no way they should be a seven point favorite.

Penn State (+17) at Ohio State - Both teams rely heavy on their defense and both have strong defensive fronts. Ohio State wins this game but not by three scores.