Camellia Bowl Pick

South Alabama is staying in their state on Saturday night when they play Bowling Green. South Alabama is making their first bowl appearance in program history so they will be very motivated and have a home field advantage. Bowling Green ended the season poorly, and it was capped off by being routed in the MAC Championship by Northern Illinois.

The MAC didn’t win or cover a bowl game last year and I will look for opportunities this year to fade teams from that conference.

Pick: South Alabama (-2.5) over Bowling Green


College Football: September 6 Picks

Thursday and Friday picks

I have three picks this week all on Saturday. The explanation for each game is hyperlinked

Missouri (-4) over Toledo

Arkansas State (+17.5) over Tennessee

Northwestern (-7.5) over Northern Illinois

Pool Plays

USC (+3) over Stanford

Florida (-37.5) over Central Michigan

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Arkansas State vs. Tennesse Pick

A lot of people picked against Tennessee in Week 1 because they were an inexperienced group playing a star quarterback in Chuckie Keeton. The Volunteers responded in primetime with a convincing 38-7 victory on the SEC Network. Now with one day less day of normal rest, the Volunteers return home for an early start against Arkansas State. I think the line at Tennessee -17.5 is a little high.

Tennessee’s inexperience and a look-a-head situation will make this a closer game. The Volunteers play at Oklahoma next Saturday so I think they will just do enough to win this game and make sure they are healthy for their trip to Norman.

Arkansas State is one of the better teams in the Sun Belt despite having a revolving door of coaches. The Red Wolves beat Montana State 37-10 in their first game and racked up 547 yards. They have the talent to keep this game close.

Pick: Arkansas State (+17.5) over Tennessee