|Friday Locks Results|
Air Force at Army (+2.5) | Coming off an impressive performance last week against Navy, I just don’t see this team slipping up against Air Force. Growing up in an Air Force family make this a tough pick for me to make.
Tulsa (+14.5) at Cincinnati | Tulsa has been itching for this contest, and I do not think that they are going to disappoint. I am not sure that it is going to result in a Golden Hurricane win but I do expect the difference in the game to be a touchdown or less.
Boise State at San Jose State (+6.5) | The former long time Ok State commit Nick Starkel has led the Spartans on an impressive run, and I expect the run to continue this weekend. I do not foresee Boise State’s defense doing much to slow the Spartan offense down.
Northwestern (+20.5) at Ohio State | I don’t know if the Wildcats can pull out a win against the Buckeyes, but I bet this game is a lot closer than 3 touchdowns.
Clemson at Notre Dame (+10.5) | Trevor Lawrence is more than a difference maker, but is he going to impact this rematch by double digits? I’m not so sure about that. I think the Tigers get the win, but the Fighting Irish keep it close.
Texas A&M (-14) at Tennessee | A much as I want to see the Aggies lose, it’s not going to happen against the Volunteers. I think A&M wins by at least 20.
Northwestern (+20.5) vs Ohio State | Although the Buckeyes have only played five games this season, the vast majority of people believe they’re capable of winning this game. I too agree with the masses but I don’t believe it’s by three scores. All the pressure is on tOSU after the rules have been bent in their favor. Needless to say, this games screams low scoring to me and that bodes well for Northwestern.
Texas A&M (-14) vs Tennessee | The Aggies are looking to score a few style points in the event that Clemson suffers another loss at the hands of ND this weekend. Given that fact and a two score spread, it seems obvious for TAMU to cover. Let’s not forget this is a 3-6 Tennessee squad that scored more than 21 points only once over the past seven games.
Tulsa (+14.5) vs Cincinnati | The Bearcats ducked this game once in order to secure him field advantage. But I think it lit a fire under TU. While the Bearcats are the better team, I have them winning by 9 and failing to cover.
USC (-3) vs Oregon | The Trojans are the only solid team in the Pac 12 this year, and that’s not saying a whole lot. They’ve escaped with several close victories in their 5 games this season. I expect this one to be close as well with USC pulling away at the end.
Oklahoma -5.5 vs. Iowa State | This one is going to come back and haunt me isn’t it? But, I have to go for it! This Oklahoma team isn’t the same team that blew a lead against the Cyclones early in the season. They are playing much better, and have plenty of motivation. I think Oklahoma wins by a couple of scores.
Texas A&M -14 at Tennessee | Texas A&M is looking to prove that they belong in the college football playoff. And if we are being honest, Tennessee is just not any good. I think the Aggies will come out with the easy win.
Marshall (-4.5) vs. UAB | The Blazers have yet to beat an FBS team with a winning record this season. That alone is enough to make the pick but if you’re looking for more than consider this, The Thundering Herd only allow 2.3 yards per carry which is tied with Georgia for the fewest yards per carry in the FBS.
Oregon (+3) vs. USC | The favorite going down in the Pac 12 championship is pretty much a tradition. Friday night is the first time all season the Ducks have been an underdog and I’m pretty confident this game will turn into a shootout that could easily be settled by a field goal or less.
Northwestern (+21) vs. Ohio State | No, I’m not calling for an upset here but let’s also not pretend this is the Ohio State defense of years past. Meanwhile, the Wildcats only allow 14.6 points per game which the 3rd lowest in the FBS, and the lowest of any “Power Five” team.
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