NCAAF 12/6

Wisconsin -4 vs. OSU:
One thing Michigan & Indiana proved over the last two weeks, is that Ohio State is susceptible to the run.  Then it’s not the time to face one of the biggest offensive line’s in the country.  Melvin Gordon will be more than OSU can handle.  The loss of J.T. Barrett finally breaks the Buckeyes’ backs.  Badgers win this one 27 – 17.

Oklahoma State +21 @ Oklahoma:

We don’t love the Cowboys by any means, either, but this isn’t Kansas either.  It’s a rivalry game, where Okie State needs a win to become bowl eligible.  Oklahoma’s incentive to play hard is minimal, at best.  Let’s not forget Okie is down to backup QB Cody Thomas.  Semaje Perine is an awesome running back, but the Cowboys are getting way too many points here.  Okie State pulls the upset, but take the points.  Final score 31 – 28 Cowboys.

TCU vs. Iowa State Under 69:

This is the lock of the day.  Yes TCU will run the score up and yes Iowa State sucks.  But, one TCU has one of the best defenses in the country.  Iowa State will give away at least three turnovers, at a minimum.  Iowa State is completely reliant on establishing a run game to be efficient on offense.  There’s too much running from the Clones’ in this one to push the over.  TCU blasts this one 55 – 7, but the game doesn’t go over.

Temple -3 @ Tulane:

Temple needs this game to become bowl eligible.  The Owls have shown they can play with quality programs all year.  Tulane has nothing to play for and their team is flat out garbage.  The Owls win 27 – 10 to go to the we do not care bowl!

Kansas State +7.5 @ Baylor:
Kansas State is never amazing on the road, but Bill Snyder will get his team up for any game.  Baylor hasn’t faced a pass rush like this, this year.  We think the Bears will have no trouble establishing the run, but this should be a back and forth game.  Kansas State covers in a close loss.  34 – 31 Bears win.

Houston +7.5 @ Cincy:

Houston is getting 7.5 and they have the better defense.  We’ll take that all day.  Houston has played BYU and UCF tough this year.  We like the Cougars, facing an overinflated Cincy team to win this outright, but 7.5 is an absolute gift.  Cougars win this bad boy 31 -24.

Alabama -14.5 vs. Mizzou:

Mizzou has faced nothing like this all season.  Now Missouri’s defense is better than expected, but the floodgates will give way late.  Expect Nick Saban to have his defense COMPLETELY prepared for a very plain jane spread attack in Missouri.  These aren’t the athletes that Bama’ saw last week against Auburn.  A 21 – 7 game, at half, finishes as a 37 – 10 Bama win.  Matty Mauk will be lying on his back quite a bit in this one.

Georgia Tech +4 vs. FSU:

FSU has been a goldmine to bet against this season.  Why would we believe the ‘Noles wouldn’t show up flat for the 12th straight time?  That’s a bad recipe against a high scoring Georgia Tech team.  The Yellowjackets also lead the country in 4th quarter points this season.  Hence, we know they can match FSU blow for blow late.  Florida State steals this one on a last second drive.  Final score FSU 38 – Tech 35.  Yellowjackets cover.

La Tech +9.5 @ Marshall:

It’s hard to believe Marshall isn’t deflated after last week’s heartbreaking loss.  The Herd’s season is now off the line whereas Tech is trying to put everything together for, not only an upset win, but conference championship.  Marshall will rally the troops for a tough game, but we like Tech, because they have the better defense.  La Tech takes this late, 35 -32.

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