|Friday Locks Week 9 Results|
LSU + 14.5 vs. Alabama | I’m super excited for this matchup this weekend. It’s time to see if Alabama is the real deal or not. It’ll be interesting to see how they play against real competition. I am actually taking LSU to barely sneak out this win against Alabama.
Washington State – 9.5 vs. California | I’ve been rolling with Washington State the last few weeks, and it has gone in my favor. The Cougars are determined to prove they belong in the College Football Playoff. I’ll take Washington State by two touchdowns over a less talented California team.
West Virginia +2 @ Texas | The Mountaineers against the Longhorns is another one of the great games taking place this weekend. I expect this game to be a very close one. Will Grier will be the difference maker at quarterback for West Virginia. I’ll take the Mountaineers by a touchdown.
Missouri at Florida (-6.0) | I like the Gators by at least a touchdown in the Swamp agains ta Missouri squad that has been okay, but not great.
Alabama at LSU (+14.5) | The Rolling Tide are going to win this game, but there’s no way they do it by more than two touchdowns. This is a rivalry game, and the Tigers love the fact that they’re in talks for the College Football Playoff. This will be a single-digit victory for ‘Bama.
California @ Washington State (-9.5) | I have to go with Mike Leach yet again. The Cougars should have no trouble with picking up a double-digit victory at home against Cal.
Here’s my attempt to build on my current 6-0 streak…
Iowa State (-14.5) vs Kansas | The Jayhawks may have secured a decent win for the program last weekend, but this week presents a much larger challenge. ISU only gives up 23.9 points per game and the Cyclones have already faced the top offenses in the league. Against KU, I expect the team to roll. I’ll take the Cyclones to cover every day here.
Notre Dame (-9.5) vs Northwestern | Dexter Williams continues to impress after sitting out the first four games of the season. Anchoring the offensive effort as a senior, the running back shoulders much of the load for the Fighting Irish. The only thing that scares me is that NW has nothing to lose in this contest. Still I like the favorite to cover and win by two scores.
Auburn (-4) vs Texas A&M | Throughout the year, the Aggies have failed to finish time and time again despite moving the ball well. Facing a rested Auburn program, I believe that spells trouble for Texas A&M once again. The stay in the initial playoff rankings is a short one as the Tigers cover.
Louisville (+39.5) at Clemson | Let’s stop and consider how many forty points are in college football. The Cardinals could lose this game by five touchdowns and a field goal and still cover. I like those odds!
Syracuse (-6) at Wake Forest | We’re all pretty familiar with Oklahoma’s offense around here and the Orange are scoring at a pace of just five points fewer per game (43.6) than the Sooners. Compare that to the Demon Deacons’ pace of 33.4 points per game and I like Syracuse to win by at least a touchdown.
West Virginia (+2) at Texas | There’s an old saying in football that a loss could end up beating you twice. The Longhorns are in danger of doing just that as they host the Mountaineers in what could be a Big 12 Championship elimination game. Give me WVU here.