Friday Locks | Can The Pokes Bounce Back?

Friday Lock Results
NameLast WeekOverall
Rich 0-2-1 14-21-1 
Mark 0-3 11-25 


Auburn (+24.5) at Alabama | Auburn had a slow start to the season but seems to have things moving in the right direction again. With this being a rivalry game, I expect it to be closer than predicted. 

LSU at Texas A&M (-14.5) | LSU is not the same team as last year and Texas A&M should make quick work of them in their quest to the playoff. 

Maryland at Indiana (-11.5) | Indiana showed a lot of fight last week against the Buckeyes, and I expect them to dominate this game. Maryland’s only loss of the season is 43-3 to Northwestern, and this is a more dynamic offense. 


Iowa State (+1) at Texas | The winner of this one is more than likely heading to the Big 12 Championship game. I think it will be a back and forth matchup, but I see the Cyclones being the more well rounded team and coming out on top in the end. 

Notre Dame (-5.5) at North Carolina | The Tar Heels have played some solid football this season, but I’m not sure they are good enough to keep up with Notre Dame. Not to mention the Irish lead the all-time series by a record of 18-2. I’ll take Notre Dame winning this one by at least a touchdown. 

Auburn (+24.5) at Alabama | I was already convinced that the Iron Bowl was going to be a highly contested game this season. With Nick Saban not being on the sideline for Alabama, this matchup got a lot more interesting. I do think the Tide will come out with a victory, but not by 25 points or more. 


Texas Tech at Oklahoma State (-11) | Usually I don’t pick my own team because it rarely goes well, but I have a feeling the Cowboys are going to rebound from that ugly Bedlam loss with a solid win. I’m thinking something like a 20-point blowout.

Maryland at Indiana (-11.5) | Much like Oklahoma State, I expect the Hoosiers to rebound from their loss to Ohio State last week with a big victory at home over the Terrapins. 

Northwestern (-13.0) at Michigan State | The Wildcats are good; the Spartans are not. This one is an easy pick for me. Northwestern by at least two touchdowns.


Auburn (+24.5) at Alabama | Clearly the Crimson Tide are separating themselves as one of the few elite teams. However, this is a rivalry game. With such a large spread placed upon the contest, it’s easy to pick the War Eagle against the numbers.

Ohio State (-28) at Illinois | Heading into this game, there are a few questions surrounding the Buckeyes defense. Still, the program has won the past five games over Illinois by an average of 33 points. That number bodes well in this one for me.

Kentucky (+25) at Florida | The Gators are the better team. But I refuse to believe the Kentucky defense will surrender the same number of points from a week ago. Needless to say, the current COVID situation scares me when looking at Kentucky but I’m still going to take them and the points.


Coastal Carolina (-17) at Texas State | The Chanticleers are scoring an average of 37.4 points per game. The Bobcats allow an average of 37.2 points per game. This game says Coastal Carolina big all day! 

Ohio State (-28) at Illinois | The Buckeyes were embarrassed a little bit last week in their win over Indiana. That means they’ll be possessed to drive a point home this week. 

Notre Dame (-5.5) at North Carolina | I really believe the UNC offense can keep this game interesting. I also believe the Tar Heel Defense is going to be the reason they lose by at least a touchdown.  

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