Started the week in college 1-0 with a winner on Texas Tech. As I said in the post for Thursday’s games, I won’t be writing individual articles for each game I pick this week. I do feel confident about several games this week so here are my picks for Saturday with analysis for a few:
Tennessee (+17) over Georgia: Too many points and a early afternoon game. Butch Jones will have the Volunteers prepared after a bye week.
Arkansas (+10) over Texas A&M: I think Texas A&M is one of the most overrated teams in the country. Other than South Carolina they haven’t played any good teams. Arkansas is still undervalued and could win this one straight up on a neutral field.
Duke (+7) over Miami: Another game where I see the underdog winning straight up. Miami is the more talented team but Duke is better coached.
Florida State (-18.5) over North Carolina State: Florida State comes out firing with Winston back in the lineup. This might be the best time to buy low on the Seminoles.
Memphis (+21) over Ole Miss: Ole Miss has something special going on in Oxford but they will be looking ahead to a home game against Alabama in Week 6. Memphis isn’t a pushover. They played at UCLA closely so they won’t be intimidated traveling to Ole Miss.
Wyoming (+28.5) over Michigan State
South Florida (+34) over South Florida
Iowa (-9) over Purdue
Rutgers (-13) over Tulane
Northwestern (+11) over Penn State
Vanderbilt (+17) over Kentucky
Kansas State (-28) over UTEP
SMU (+32) over TCU
Virginia Tech (-21) over Western Michigan
Boston College (-9.5) over Colorado State
Maryland (+4) over Indiana: Maryland’s win at Syracuse was flukey because they were out gained greatly. Still I think they catch Indiana at a good time after the Hoosiers upset Missouri on the road.
Pittsburgh (-20) Akron
Minnesota (+13) over Michigan
Kent State (+28) over Virginia
Louisville (-22) over Wake Forest
North Carolina (+15) over Clemson
Louisiana Tech (+33) Auburn
Colorado (+14) over California
Texas (-13) over Kansas
Washington (+7) over Stanford
Cincinnati (+17) over Ohio State
South Carolina (-5) over Missouri
LSU (-43) over New Mexico State
Syracuse (+10) over Notre Dame: I think Notre Dame will play down to their competition with a meeting against Stanford in Week 6 at home.
Washington State (+13.5) over Utah: The Utes are in a tough scheduling situation. They just went on the road and beat Michigan. Next week they go to UCLA. Maybe they will over look Mike Leach’s team who played a great game against Oregon.
Baylor (-22) over Iowa State
Illinois (+21.5) over Nebraska
USC (-9) Oregon State