|Friday Lock Results|
Oklahoma State (-6) at West Virginia | Even without their starting quarterback, the Pokes are the better football team. Chuba Hubbard will lead the way for the Pokes.
Baylor (-6) vs. Texas | The Bears are looking for a huge bounce back win after losing to Oklahoma. I think they’ll come out ready to play against the Longhorns who seem to be crumbling at the moment.
Georgia (-13) vs. Texas A&M | This is the first matchup between these two teams since the Aggies joined the SEC seven years ago. I think the Bulldogs will dominate this one in an impressive fashion.
Ohio State (-18.5) vs Penn State | Against ranked opponents, the Buckeyes have faired well collecting a 31-point win over Wisconsin and a 24-point win over Michigan State. I believe the trend continues this weekend as tOSU continues to run through any all challengers on the slate.
Oregon (-14.5) at Arizona State | The Ducks hope to continue the win streak with an in conference road trip. Behind the consistent production of Justin Herbert, Oregon is playing their best football of the year. It’s just an unfortunate situation if your a Sun Devil this weekend.
Texas A&M (+13.5) vs Georgia | Despite adoption of the spread offense rapidly progressing across the nation, the Bulldogs are not a high flying offense. Averaging just over 23 points per game over the last four outings, I see no way this is win of 14+ points. Don’t get me wrong, Georgia is the better team here.
Oklahoma State (-6.5) at West Virginia | Am I missing something? The Cowboys are playing some of their best football as of late, and I get that the Mountaineers scored a big win over Kansas State last weekend, but come on…I’ll be genuinely shocked if this game is decided by single digits. Morgantown is tough, but Oklahoma State gets an easy one on Saturday.
Penn State (+18.0) at Ohio State | Are the Buckeyes THAT good? Is Vegas THAT down on the Nittany Lions? Ohio State will get the win on Saturday for sure, but I think Penn State can keep it at least relatively close.
Minnesota (-13.5) at Northwestern | The Golden Gophers picked up their first loss last weekend in a tough one against Iowa, and I expect them to bounce back with a big win on the road on Saturday. I’ll take Minnesota by two touchdowns for sure.
Minnesota (-13.5) at Northwestern | Northwestern can’t score. They average just over 14 points a game and Minnesota has a good defense so I’d be surprised if they had double digit points.
Penn State (+18) at Ohio State | I know that Ohio State is looking like the best team in the nation but this is also a very talented Penn State team that has had this game circled all year and I expect them to keep it close.
Baylor (-5.5) vs Texas | Texas is not back! Matt Rhule is too good of a coach to not have his team ready for the once again under performing Longhorns coming to town.
Oklahoma State (-5.5) at West Virginia | You’ll have to excuse me for thinking that the Spencer Sanders injury won’t have much impact in this game. Dru Brown is a fifth-year senior with plenty of starting experience during his time at Hawaii. He’ll lead the Cowboys to win, and cover, in Morgantown.
Texas A&M (+13) at Georgia | This game will be strength on strength with the Texas A&M offense going against the Georgia defense. I like the Bulldogs to win this one but I also like it to be close. That means taking the Aggies and those 13 points points was too tempting to pass up.
SMU (+3.5) at Navy | The Midshipmen killed me last week against Notre Dame so I’m going against them this week as they host SMU. Both teams are terrific on offense which leads me to believe this will be a high scoring, but close, game. Give me the Mustangs and those points.
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