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Friday Locks | Big Weekend For The Bearcats

M. Hofeld

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Last Week’s Picks

We rebounded from a bad Week 1 and absolutely crushed it in Week 2!

NameLast WeekOverall
Matt2-16-3
Rich 3-0 6-3 
Zack3-05-4
Craig 1-2 4-5 

This Week’s Picks

Craig

Cincinnati at Indiana | Cincinnati has their first real test of the season on Saturday and I think they will do just fine. They will be in control of this game the entire time and ultimately come out with a win. Their offense has been far too explosive for Indiana to contain. I like the 4 point spread because I can see Cincinnati winning by at least a touchdown.

Nebraska at Oklahoma | Oklahoma has a chance to show their close call against Tulane in week one was just a fluke with a win over Nebraska this weekend. No doubt Lincoln Riley will have the Sooners prepared for this one. A big win in the national spotlight is exactly what this team is looking for right now. I’m taking Oklahoma on the spread here because I think they dominate the Cornhuskers on Saturday.

Fresno State at UCLA | UCLA has been an incredibly fun football team to watch this year. The Bruins are coming off of a big win over LSU and I think they will keep the ball rolling with another big win over Fresno State. I’m taking UCLA to cover the spread here as I do not see this being a close game.

Matt

Cincinnati at Indiana | If there is a trap game on Cincinnati’s schedule it’s this one right here. If the Bearcats win on Saturday then the only thing standing in the way of an undefeated season is Notre Dame in two weeks. The problem is that they can’t afford to look down the road against a dangerous Hoosiers team that is looking to prove something as well. This one stays close throughout in my opinion.

Virginia Tech at West Virginia | This is all about the defenses in my opinion. West Virginia has been solid on that side of the ball while the Hokies have surrendered 351.5 total yards on average and allowed 5.1 yards per play. I’ll take the Mountaineers to cover at home. 

New Mexico at Texas A&M | Offensively Texas A&M has been a bit underwhelming this season. Now that quarterback Haynes King is sidelined indefinitely with a leg fracture I expect the Aggies to turn to Devon Achane and Isaiah Spiller to chew up yards, and clock, on the ground. New Mexico averaged just over 20 points on the road last season. I don’t expect them to score three touchdowns on A&M but I do think they can stay within 30 points. 

Rich

Cincinnati at Indiana | The Bearcats are once again proving to be a defensive juggernaut. Having surrendered 21 points through two game, it’s a team that’s hard to score on regardless of the situation. Offensively, Cincy is averaging 45 points a game over the same span. In both statistical categories, the program ranks inside the top 15. Simply put, this is a team that’s difficult to keep pace with over the course of four quarters. I see no way Indiana does it either.

Nevada at Kansas State | Without Skylar Thompson at the helm of the offense, this Kansas State team looks vastly different. Inching closer to one dimensional in terms of offensive output, it puts the Wildcats behind the eight ball so to speak. Knowing that’s the situation, I have to go with Nevada here not only for the win but to also cover such a small spread.

Kent at Iowa | This is looking like a bit of a let down week for Iowa after the claiming a win in a rivalry the previous weekend. Needless to say, the Hawkeyes are clearly the better team but I don’t believe it’s a four score win.

Zack

South Carolina at Georgia | The Bulldogs dominated UAB last week, just like I expected them to, so I hesitate to pick against them concerning the spread, but I think South Carolina will be able to keep it within 4 touchdowns.

Alabama at Florida | The Crimson Tide is a different beast right now. I don’t think the Gators have what it takes to stick around in this one. Opening kickoff will be the closest this game will be all day.

UConn at Army | The Huskies are awful, and they’ve been shut out in 2 of their 3 games so far. I don’t think Army will struggle to blow out UConn.

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