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Friday Locks Week 5 | Expecting A Texas A&M Bounce Back

M. Hofeld

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A week after the Aggies lost their second game in three weeks A&M is off to Jerry World to play an Arkansas team reeling from a loss to San Jose State. We’re big fans of the Aggies to cover a large spread this weekend.

Friday Lock Results
NameLast WeekOverall
Craig2-0-18-3-1
Matt1-27-5
Rich3-0 7-5
Zack2-17-5
Mark1-26-6

Mark

Michigan (-27.5) vs Rutgers | The Scarlet Knights have been shutout this season and lost to a bad Boston College team. Michigan just got embarrassed against Wisconsin but is still a very talented team and should cover easily.

Texas A&M (-23.5) vs Arkansas | Arkansas is very bad and Texas A&M is going to take their anger after tough losses to Clemson and Auburn out on the Razorbacks in Jerry World.

Maryland +6.5 vs Penn State | A Friday night home game for Maryland has them primed for an upset. After scoring 63 against Syracuse they had a disappointing outing against Temple but coming off a bye week they should be ready to score some more.

Rich

Wisconsin (-24.5) vs Northwestern | The Badgers may have taken over as the hottest team in college football after dismantling Michigan. Behind a stout offensive line, the rushing attack continue to hum along. But it’s the play of Zack Baun that gives this top ranked defense a reason to be excited. If Northwestern fails to create turnovers like they have in the past, they’ll struggle to keep up. I simply think Jonathan Taylor has solved those issues and will run to a big win in Camp Randall.

Texas A&M (-23.5) at Arkansas | The past two weeks have not been kind to the Aggies as the program suffered two consecutive losses largely due to self inflicted wounds. However, the defense is one that should have no problem stopping the Razorbacks on Saturday knowing they’ll face a former Aggie in Nick Starkel. Working on penalties this week, I believe Texas A&M runs away with this one.

Ohio State (-17) vs Nebraska | In the early going, the Buckeyes have appeared to be one of the only elite teams in the Big 10. This week, tOSU must prove that once again and I think they do with flying colors. Behind the talents of JK Dobbins and Justin Fields, this is a difficult offense to stop even if you know where the ball is going. Moving to 5-0 on the year, I’ll stand with the Buckeyes here.

Craig

Washington State +5 at Utah | Both of these teams are looking to bounce back from a loss last weekend. I think it’ll be the Cougars who come out on top. 

Oklahoma State +4.5 vs. Kansas State | This matchup will likely be the most exciting one in the Big 12 this week. The Cowboys blew a big game against Texas last weekend. I believe they will come out prepared against the Wildcats. 

Virginia +12.5 at Notre Dame | I fully believe Notre Dame will win this game, but it won’t be an easy task. The Fighting Irish got pretty banged up last week, and may need a minute to get going. I’m taking Notre Dame to pull it off late in the game. 

Zack

Clemson (-26.5) at North Carolina | After a 2-0 start with wins over South Carolina and Miami, the Tarheels have lost 2 straight, including the one to Appalachian State AT HOME last week. The Tigers are going to have a field day in front of a national audience on Saturday afternoon.

Mississippi State at Auburn (-11) | I thought the Tigers were overrated coming into the season, but you could make a case that they should be top 5 right now. The Bulldogs should not be overlooked, but I think Auburn gets the win by a couple of touchdowns.

Washington State (+6.5) at Utah | I think Utah is overrated, and I like Mike Leach. That’s enough for me to pick the Cougars to at least cover the spread, but they’ll probably win the game, as well.

Matt

Penn State (-6.5) at Maryland | The Nittany Lions may be the Big 10 team that no one is really talking about. Penn State is averaging 47 points per game while just allowing opponents to score an average of 10.

Wisconsin (-24.5) vs. Northwestern | If you previously weren’t aware of the Badgers before last week then you probably are now. They’ll roll big against this week at home.

Texas A&M (-23.5) vs. Arkansas | The Aggies aren’t anything special but this pick is based more on how bad Arkansas has been as opposed to anything positive about A&M.

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