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Friday Locks Week 9 | Opposite Sides Of Penn State/Michigan State

M. Hofeld


Friday Lock Results
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Iowa (-9.5) at Northwestern | On the season Northwestern has failed to muster much offense. Eclipsing the 15 point mark a single time this season is a significant challenge when asked to pair up with the Hawkeyes. Give me Iowa to cover here on the road in conference play.

App State (-24.5) at South Alabama | Looking to remain inside the top 25, App State cannot afford a slip up. Knowing the last time these two met resulted in a seven score win gives me confidence. I’ll once again take the road team to cover here.

Michigan St (+5.5) vs Penn St | Playing in front of a home crowd, MSU is eyeing an upset bid. With a stormy defense, it’s the offense that continues to be the cause of concern. However, this is the one game where the Spartans put it all together to pull of the upset.


Appalachian State (-24.5) at South Alabama | The Mountaineers aren’t messing around. They’re a Top 25 team for a reason. And then there’s South Alabama…Don’t be surprised if this is another thrashing by Appalachian State. 

Penn State (-5.5) at Michigan St. | Penn State struggled against Michigan and Iowa, but wins are wins. I don’t see Michigan State keeping this one within at least two touchdowns.

Texas (-1.5) at TCU | The Longhorns struggled last week in what many of us expected would be a bounceback game after the loss to the Sooners, but they still got the win. I don’t think TCU is very good, so covering the spread shouldn’t be a problem.


Wisconsin (+14) at Ohio State | This matchup in the Big 10 is one of the many exciting games this weekend. The Buckeyes look the best they’ve been since their championship in the 2014 season. I think they will sneak by Wisconsin, but it won’t be by more than a touchdown. 

Auburn (+11) at LSU | This is by far the game I’m most excited to see this weekend. I’m going to take Auburn to cover the spread, and they might even win the game. It will be tough to upset LSU, especially in Death Valley. However, Auburn will be looking for a big win after their let down of a performance against Florida a few weeks ago. 

Texas (-1) at TCU | The Longhorns are in desperate need of a solid performance after barely sneaking past the Jayhawks a week ago. They let me down last week, but surely Texas can win this one by at least a field goal once again. 


Iowa (-10.5) at Northwestern | Northwestern’s offense is averaging 12.5 points this season and is going up against Iowa’s defense that only gives up an average of 11.6. If you like points, I wouldn’t watch this game but if you like money take Iowa and the under.

Oklahoma (-23.5) at Kansas State | I do believe that this will be the Sooners offense biggest challenge thus far but should still score plenty of points. Also I think OU’s defense will shut Kansas State down. 

Texas (-1) at TCU | TCU’s offense isn’t very good. I think that this line is a huge over reaction to last week’s close call to Kansas that was following a very physical and emotional loss to OU. I don’t think that Texas will sleep walk through this game and will win big.


Iowa (-9.5) at Northwestern | The Wildcats are only averaging 12.5 points per game and is allowing opponents to score 25.2 points per game. Meanwhile the Hawkeyes are scoring an average of 25 points per game while only surrendering 11.6 to opponents. This point spread isn’t big enough. 

Penn State (-5.5) at Michigan State | The Nittany Lions let me down last week against Michigan, but Sparty is going to be much more inept on the offensive side of the ball than the Wolverines were. Give me Penn State by at least a touchdown. 

Notre Dame (+1) at Michigan | This is pretty simple; the wrong team is favored here. Both teams are solid on defense but the Irish offense is the better of the two, especially in the running game. 

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