Pac-12 Win Total and Standings Preview

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Stanford under 8.5 wins (+105): Stanford returns quarterback Kevin Hogan and wide receiver Ty Montgomery. However, there were some significant losses to David’s Shaw team. Running back Tyler Gaffney, who rushed for 1,750 yards last season, is gone. The Cardinal have to replace most of their offensive line. Defensive coordinator Derek Mason took the head coaching job at Vanderbilt. Stanford’s schedule is brutal. They host USC in week 2 and have trips to Arizona State and UCLA. They also play at Washington, Notre Dame and Oregon. Stanford will have a down year for their standards under Shaw.  Continue reading


Big 12 Win Total and Standings Preview

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Kansas State over 7.5 wins (-150): The Wildcats won seven regular season games in 2013 after two straight seasons where they won more than 10. Bill Snyder teams are always well prepared for games. I think the combo of quarterback Jake Waters and wide receiver Tyler Lockett will put up big numbers this season. Hosting Auburn and trips to Oklahoma and Baylor is where I see the losses. Kansas State will win the rest of their games and finish third in the Big 12. Continue reading

Arkansas vs Auburn Pick

Auburn hosts Arkansas in an early SEC contest on Saturday. I think the Tigers are giving too many points to the Razorbacks. I’m down on Auburn this season after having everything go their way in 2013. They needed a late touchdown to beat Mississippi State at home early last season. Auburn used two miraculous plays in back-to-back games against Georgia and Alabama late in the season. The Tigers lose their star running back Tre Mason and best their offensive lineman Greg Robinson.

Arkansas dropped their last nine games in 2013 as part of a very difficult schedule. It’s unclear to tell how much the Razorbacks have improved, if any, but they did show promise late last season when they only lost at LSU by four points. Continue reading