As per tradition, I will pick a select set of games in which I see a possible play against the line. Odds courtesy of Docsports.com.
Utah (-3) vs. Pitt–I think the Utes will be clicking from the get-go on offense while Pitt will be getting used to life without Bill Stull. Solid win for Utah.
Utah 28, Pitt 17
USC (-21) at Hawaii–USC is just too talented for Hawaii and Lane Kiffin will use the opportunity to run up the score as much as possible.
USC 62, Hawaii 24
Connecticut (+3) at Michigan–Not convinced Michigan’s defense is ready for the Huskies. The Wolverines have a new quarterback, but I think this is a tough open for him.
Connecticut 24, Michigan 20
Kansas State (-1.5) vs. UCLA–This should be a plodding defensive and special teams struggle. In the end, I think the running of Daniel Thomas will wear down the Bruins.
KSU 21, UCLA 10
Washington (+2) at BYU–Steve Sarkisian should have no problem preparing his charges for the Provo setting. The Huskies behind Jake Locker get revenge for the loss a couple years ago.
Washington 31, BYU 21
Oregon State (+13.5) at TCU–The Beavers struggle a bit as Ryan Katz starts slow. He warms up in the second half and makes this one respectable.
TCU 34, Oregon State 24
LSU (-5) vs. North Carolina–The Tar Heels are crippled by suspension and not even Les Miles is dumb enough to mess this up.
LSU 19, North Carolina 10
Cincinnati (+2.5) at Fresno State–The Bearcats pick up right where they left off last year and roll over the Bulldogs.
Cincinnati 42, Fresno State 21
Navy (-6) vs. Maryland–The Middies roll up over 400 yards rushing and win this one going away.
Navy 27, Maryland 10
Virginia Tech (+2) vs. Boise State–The game everyone is wondering about. Can Boise finally beat one of the big boys? Not quite yet. Hokies eke it out in a classic.
Virginia Tech 34, Boise State 31Powered by Sidelines