Week three of the college football season produced an overall 8-7 record with our Friday Locks picks. It also saw one of our guys go underwater with a season record now at 4-5.
|Friday Lock Results|
Washington -6.5 at BYU | I expect Washington to come out focused after their disappointing loss against Cal and take care of the Cougars.
UCF -12 at Pitt | UCF has covered every week so far this season, and I don’t expect Pitt to be able to slow this team down.
Georgia -14 vs Notre Dame | After watching Notre Dame get beat badly in last season’s playoff, I have a hard time believing they’ll be able to keep it close with one of the elite teams in the country.
Tennessee (+14) at Florida | The Gators will be without their starting quarterback this week against what is now an overlook Volunteer squad. To me, that spells trouble in the swamp. While I’m not predicting a win for Tennessee, I do think it’s a bit too close for comfort especially if the Vols can activate the rushing attack early.
Old Dominion (+29.5) at Virginia | The Cavaliers lack an explosive offense to put up the points necessary to cover the spread in my opinion. It may be a comfortable win against the in-state opponent but this line is an easy pick.
LSU (-24) at Vanderbilt | To stick with the trend, I’m picking another road team here. Currently the hottest team in all of college football, the LSU Tigers appear unstoppable on the offensive side of the ball. With Joe Burrow under center, the program is averaging 55 point per contest. Given that Vandy musters an average of 15, this game seems like a route in the making.
LSU (-24) at Vanderbilt | I’m going to buy into the hype surrounding LSU and say they are legit. Vanderbilt on the other hand, not so much. I think the Tigers win big on the road.
Florida (-14) Vs. Tennessee | I’ve got to take the Gators here with home field advantage. Tennessee hasn’t shown me anything through the first three weeks that says they can even compete in this game. Florida will dominate at home.
Texas (-6) Vs Oklahoma State | This is by far the game I’m most excited about this weekend. Considering the Longhorns will be playing at home, I’ll take them to win by a touchdown over the Cowboys.
#4 LSU (-23.5) at Vanderbilt | The Tigers have been dominant through three games, and the Commodores have been…well…not. This one could get out of hand early, so don’t be surprised if LSU wins by something crazy like 6 touchdowns.
Tennessee at #9 Florida (-14.0) | I’m not big on the Gators, but Tennessee has been UGLY so far. Florida is undefeated, but they have yet to cover the spread. Still, I’ll take the Gators to cover the two-touchdown spread in the Swamp.
#12 UCF (-12.0) at Pittsburgh | The Knights are undefeated and 3-0 against the spread so far this season. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh is 1-2 on the season with a lackluster 20-10 win against Ohio University. This spread is as small as it is because of an overreaction to the Panthers’ 17-10 loss to Penn State last weekend. Don’t be fooled. The Knights will win by two touchdowns with ease.
Utah (-3.5) at USC | It seems crazy to me that Utah has become the best team in the Pac 12 but that’s exactly what has happened. I realize that the Utes are on the road but I like this defensive matchup for them. Utah is allowing less than 10 points per game and are playing against a back-up quarterback and a coach fighting to save his job.
Air Force (+7) at Boise | I’ll stick with the Friday night games here and take the Falcons on the smurf turf. The way these two teams play defense I’ll take the under and pick a one-score game.
LSU (-23.5) at Vanderbilt | LSU is averaging 55 points per game and allowing 18. Meanwhile, Vanderbilt is scoring just 15 points per game and giving up 36. That’s pretty much all you need to know about this one.
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