This Week's Picks
I'm going with an all-ranked list.
#3 Clemson does not cover, but wins. 12 against FSU is just silly, even this year.
Sigh. #10 Iowa covers, even though it's the BIG B1G. And we felt stupid about our name.
#19 Ole Miss over Arky versus the spread because I wanna.
Notre Dame (-8) @ Pittsburgh - Pitt isn't great. Fighting Irish keep their playoff hopes alive.
Iowa (-6.5) @ Indiana - Indiana has given Michigan State and Ohio State some issues. With that said, I think Iowa's great defense keeps the Hoosiers in check.
TCU (-5) @ Oklahoma State - OSU isn't very good as far as 8-0 teams go. This still depends on which TCU team shows up. Horned Frogs by 10.
TCU - Oklahoma State has been the least impressive power 5 team that's still undefeated. They could have 3 losses right now. TCU isn't as good as they were last year, but they're good enough to outscored the Cowboys by a lot.
MSU - Last time I checked Nebraska wasn't a very good football team and Sparty was undefeated.
Iowa - They'll have to lose sometime, but not to the Hoosiers
LSU (+6.5) vs Alabama - Two of the best backs in the nation square off as Derrick Henry meets Leonard Fournette. Unfortunately for the Crimson Tide, I believe Fournette wins the battle on Saturday. As we all know, those who run the ball in SEC successfully tend to win more games.
Michigan State (-5.5) vs Nebraska - The Spartans should have their way with the Cornhuskers. Looking at the fact that this game spread sits at under a touchdown, I'll take MSU every time.
Memphis (-8.0) vs Navy - The high flying offense of the Tigers let me down the last time I chose them against the spread. Yet, that was by a single point. I'm taking em again with the hopes of a different outcome this go around.
TCU over OKState 49-38. This one comes down to the fact that I believe that Boykin is better than Rudolph and TCU's defense is slightly better than OKState. The Frogs will cover in Stillwater.
Indiana over Iowa 31-28. Iowa's dream season will come crashing down. This pick is probably crazy, but considering how there is usually one upset a week, this is my pick.
Clemson over FSU 34-24. The Tigers quest for an undefeated season continues with a win, but they fail to cover.
Temple (-13) at SMU - The Owls are the real deal and the Mustangs are not. Temple wins this one by 13 plus.
San Jose State (+12.5) vs. BYU - I've always been a sucker for Friday night games and here's my second of the week. Two things that are overlooked here, I believe, San Jose State is third in the Mountain West in passing and the Trojans are playing at home. The Cougars win this game but it's by less than 13.
TCU (-5.5) at Oklahoma State - The Cowboys struggled last week against Texas Tech's offense and now the Frogs are coming with their high-octane attack. The Pokes will score points as well but I don't think they can match TCU blow for blow. Frogs by a touchdown on more.