It’s Rivalry Week with Oklahoma and Texas as well as Notre Dame/USC. Some of our guys have picks on both of those games in our Friday Locks this week.
|Friday Lock Results|
Alabama (-16) at Texas A&M | After struggling against Arkansas last week, I can’t believe that Alabama won’t just destroy the Aggies.
Cincinnati (-7.5) at Houston | This is Houston’s first big game without King at QB. With how physical Cincinnati was last week against UCF, they will impose their will against the Cougars.
Penn State (-3.5) at Iowa | Penn State’s offense has been one of the best in the nation, and this will be their toughest test to date. I have a hard time believing Iowa will be able to keep up.
Virginia (-2) vs Miami | I get it, the Cavaliers haven’t won in South Florida since 2011. However, it’s pretty clear who the better team is this season. With such a slim margin of victory, it’s too easy not to pick Virginia to cover in my opinion.
Louisville (+6.5) vs Wake Forest | I’m not a believer in the ACC when it comes to strength of the conference. For that very reason, this should be an entertaining game that is winnable for Louisville. I’m think the Demon Deacons are handed their first loss of the season.
Florida (+13) vs LSU | The Gators lead the country in takeaways while LSU has yet to face a defense of this caliber. Although many are on the Joe Burrow train, I think this game is close throughout the duration of the contest. Give me Florida and the points please.
Texas (+10.5) v. Oklahoma | The Longhorns have not played well in their last couple of games, and the Sooners are definitely going to win the game, but I think it will be decided by single digits.
Florida State at Clemson (-27.0) | The Tigers are due for a monster game. They have not performed all that well so far this season, and the doubters are out in full force, so I expect them to win this one by at least 30 points.
Texas Tech (+11.0) at Baylor | The Bears have been solid so far, but their 5-0 record may be a bit misleading. Meanwhile, the Red Raiders are still a bit of a question mark. Methinks they’re not as bad as the Sooners made them look, but they’re not as good as the Cowboys made them look, either. I think this is a single-digit game, and who knows? Maybe Tech will pull out the win in Waco.
Oklahoma (-10.5) vs. Texas | I can’t believe I’m actually doing this. I think Oklahoma comes out Saturday and puts on a show. I’ve got the Sooners winning big in the Red River Rivalry game.
USC (+10.5) at Notre Dame | This matchup is always one of the more exciting games of the year. Call me crazy, but I think the Trojans will pull off the upset on the road.
Georgia (-24) vs. South Carolina | The Bulldogs are once again a legitimate threat in the SEC. They have rolled through every team this year and Saturday will be no different. I’ve got Georgia with a big win at home.
Temple (+5) vs. Memphis | The Owls are only allowing opponents an average of 17.2 points per game this season. Give me the better defensive team getting points at home.
Wisconsin (-10.5) vs. Michigan State | Remember when the season started and we all thought that the Michigan State defense could be the best in the Big 10? Now it actually looks like Wisconsin has the best defense in the Big 10 and they’ve got a Heisman candidate at running back. Give me the Badgers by two touchdowns in this one.
Penn State (-3) at Iowa | This is the game I would circle the wagons on! Penn State is at least 10 points better than Iowa on the road. Load this one up!
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