Northern Illinois -5 vs. Bowling Green:
Both teams are the cream of the crop in the MAC. Bowling Green is one of the most high flying offenses in the country. At the same time, they have huge defensive issues on the front line, and they have been known to be turnover prone. NIU has an upper echelon defense that can, at the very least, limit Bowling Green to Field Goals. There’s too much ground and pound physicality on the NIU side for Bowling Green to handle. NIU wins 34 – 20.
Arizona +14.5 @ Oregon:
This game is being completely blown out of proportion, as a “revenge” game. The Ducks have no doubt fixed their offensive line issues of this previous meeting. That being said, Arizona has proven they have the ability to play fast, and stop the pass. The Wildcats have a pass rushing machine in Scoobie Wright. They also are 16th in the country in total pass defense. Oregon is Oregon, we know how great they can be, but this line has jumped out of control. Strike while they iron is hot and jump on the Wildcats.