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Friday Locks | Can The Vols Hold The Line?

M. Hofeld

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Friday Lock Results
NameLast WeekOverall
Matt2-19-12
Rich1-26-15
Mark0-36-15
Zack1-26-14-1
Craig1-22-19

Mark 

Georgia Southern (+5.5) at Coastal Carolina | Georgia Southern’s only loss on the season is by 2 points against a tough Louisiana team. Coastal Carolina is in for a let down. I expect former Cowboy now Eagle JD King to come up big for me.

Alabama at Tennessee (+21.5) | Tennessee got embarrassed last week at home which resulted in a firing of an assistant coach. This is a rivalry game for the Volunteers and they’ll be excited and ready to play. Alabama is coming off a huge win last week and I don’t think they’ll be as focused.

Kansas (+20) at Kansas State | The Jayhawks played hard for the first half against West Virginia and this team will keep getting better and better and with the Wildcats losing their QB for the season, this is going to be closer than the experts think.

Craig 

BYU (-28.5) vs Texas State | BYU is the real deal this year. They might even have an outside shot at making the playoffs. I’ll take them with a big win over Texas State on Saturday. 

Alabama (-21.5) at Tennessee | Alabama has rolled over all four of their opponents. The latest being a huge win over Georgia. I don’t see any SEC team stopping Bama. We will see another blowout at Tennessee this weekend. 

Coastal Carolina (-5.5) vs Georgia Southern | It’s safe to say both of these teams have exceeded expectations so far this season. I think this will be a close matchup, but Coastal Carolina will sneak away with a win. 

Rich 

Syracuse (+46) vs Clemson | Don’t get me wrong, the Tigers are the best team in college football. But I doubt the starters play an entire game this weekend making it hard to cover such a large spread. It’s possible but improbable in my opinion. Give me the points this go around.

Oklahoma State (-3.5) vs Iowa State | The Cowboys haven’t played football in quite some time. Chemistry and timing could be off. However, if home field advantage is worth three points alone, I have no other choice than to take them to cover.

Texas (-8.5) vs Baylor | This is a simple explanation here. Not knowing how depleted the Bears will be, give me the Longhorns all day in this one.

Zack 

Kansas at Kansas State (-19.5) | Do I even need to explain myself? The Jayhawks on the road—Manhattan, of all places—and the spread isn’t even quite 3 touchdowns? I’ll take it.

Penn State (-6.0) at Indiana | This is the season opener for both teams, which makes it a dangerous pick, but I think the Nittany Lion can handle the Hoosiers.

Texas State at BYU (-28.5) | At this point, I think the Cougars are the real deal, and Texas State is 1-5 so….I think the spread is probably pretty close to right on. I’m going to take BYU at home in a blowout, though.

Matt 

South Florida (+11) vs. Tulsa | South Florida is not a great team at all, particularly on the defensive side of the ball, but I like them to keep this game within 10 points at home. 

Tulane (+19.5) at UCF | This is going to be an entertaining game if you like offensive football. Not enough defense here for me to pick UCF by nearly three touchdowns. Give me the Wave!!!

N.C. State (+14.5) at UNC | The Tar Heels were knocked off their feet last weekend by an incredibly bad Florida State team. Now they host an in-state rival who is averaging nearly 34 points per game. UNC may come away with the win here but I don’t see it being by more than two touchdowns. 

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