Last Week’s Pick
Missouri at Georgia | Georgia is without a doubt the best team in the country, but can they cover a spread this large? My money is on Missouri to keep this a somewhat respectable game.
SMU at Memphis | SMU suffered a heart breaker last week for their first loss of the season. I’m expecting them to bounce back in a big way this Saturday.
Liberty at Mississippi | Call me crazy, but Ole Miss should be able to beat Liberty by at least 10 points. Please don’t fail me now Lane Kiffin!
Missouri at Georgia | Missouri’s offense (34.8 PPG) should at least test the Georgia defense. Even in the absence of starting quarterback Connor Bazelak, the Tigers will continue to pound the ball with running back Tyler Badie. That being said, there’s no visible path to victory for the Tigers but I do see a very real path where they don’t lose by 40.
Wake Forest at North Carolina | Wake Forest is undefeated and finds itself as a 2.5-point dog on the road. I think it’s with good reason though as the Demon Deacons start the most difficult portion of their schedule. Last season UNC won this game by way of a 59-53 shootout but I think this year will be a little more of a slower pace. Regardless I’ve got the Tar Heels winning by at least three though.
Ohio State at Nebraska | Don’t sleep on the Nebraska defense! Plus this is a home game for the Huskers and The Sea of Red can get pretty rowdy if given reason. I’ll take Nebraska to make this an uncomfortable game for the Buckeyes.
Ohio State at Nebraska | With the big matchups coming at the end of the month for Ohio State, the Buckeyes will likely use this weekend and next as a tune-up. Clearly in the CFP conversation, style points may matter in this one which is why I think tOSU remains focused. They’re better than Nebraska by at least three scores in my book.
Baylor at TCU | Dealt a devastating blow with the loss of Gary Patterson, I’m not sure the Horned Frogs will compete for an interim head coach. Against a high powered offense like Baylor, that’s a recipe for disaster.
Oklahoma State at West Virginia | OSU is clearly the better team here anchored by an experienced defense. Yet, WVU is starting to find their identity with a two-game winning streak. While this one remains close, the Cowboys will win and will cover the spread…no questions.
Missouri at Georgia | The Bulldogs haven’t scored 40 points in over a month, and that’s a ton of points to beat a team by. I’m giving the Tigers at least a little bit of credit in this one.
Baylor at TCU | The Bears have been solid, and the Horned Frogs have been…not. A touchdown spread seems easy for Baylor, even though they’re not at home.
Oregon at Washington | The Huskies have improved dramatically since dropping their season opener to Montana, but the Ducks should have no issue winning by at least a touchdown.
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