BYU vs UConn Pick

I usually focus on teams from the power five conferences but a game between an Independent and AAC teams stuck out to me. BYU travels to the northeast to face UConn. BYU bring back dual-threat quarterback Taysom Hill and a stable of running backs from last season. UConn dropped their first nine games last season before ending the year on a three-game winning streak. The Huskies hired Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco to help reignite the program in Storrs.

I like UConn to cover the spread in this game at home. The Huskies were embarrassed by FCS opponent Towson in their opener last season. I think they will be a more focused team in Diaco’s first game on the sideline. BYU might be looking ahead to next week. They go to Austin next weekend to play Texas, a team they defeated 40-21 last season.

UConn getting a lot of points at home, and a look ahead game for BYU is why I like the Huskies plus the points.

Pick: UConn (+16.5) over BYU


College Football: August 28 Picks

The first Thursday of college football is here. I have one pick tonight that I posted last week on the website. I will also include picks for teams in the five major conferences that play FBS schools. I will title those picks “pool plays”.

My one pick tonight is Texas A&M +10.5 over South Carolina.

Pool Plays 

UL Monroe (-2) over Wake Forest

Boise State (+10.5) over Ole Miss

Temple (+12) over Vanderbilt

Rutgers (+8) over Washington State