Went 5-5 last week and am now an atrocious 35-44-1 on the year against the college football odds. Here are my picks against the line for this week. Take with a grain of salt!
Mississippi at Auburn (48.5 OVER)–Jevan Snead is finally starting to get going, so I think the Rebels will score well here and with Auburn you always have the opportunity for big points, so I like the OVER.
Ole Miss 31, Auburn 20
Baylor (+13) vs. Nebraska–I like the Bears staying in it just enough to cover against a struggling Nebraska squad. Hard to keep an Art Briles-coached offense down for long, even with its quarterback out.
Nebraska 28, Baylor 17
Boise State (-36.5) vs. San Jose State–Boise is going to go for all the style points it can against the hapless Spartans.
Boise State 56, San Jose State 14
Oregon State (-9.5) vs. UCLA–The Beavers are hitting their usual mid-to-late season stride and should make easy work of the struggling Bruins.
Oregon State 31, UCLA 10
Michigan (-7) at Illinois–The Wolverines have looked rather pedestrian of late, but they’ll right the ship against an odious Illinois squad here.
Michigan 35, Illinois 17
Oklahoma State (+9.5) vs. Texas–This might be the last obstacle for Texas on its way to a possible undefeated season and BCS title game berth. So I’m calling for the upset.
Oklahoma State 31, Texas 30
TCU (-35) vs. UNLV–I’m not so sure TCU isn’t worthy of that BCS title game berth. Like Boise, they’ll roll up the style points and get the cover.
TCU 49, UNLV 10
Idaho (-3) vs. Louisiana Tech–The Vandals get back on track against a Tech team that has to travel a long way.
Idaho 38, Louisiana Tech 28
Notre Dame (-27.5) vs. Washington State–No fourth quarter heroics this time. For once the Irish leave no doubt and jump all over a team from the outset.
Notre Dame 45, Washington State 14
USC (-3) at Oregon–I think USC has its offense in a groove and that Pete Carroll has Oregon’s spread scheme figured out. Equals an easy win in my book.
USC 45, Oregon 24