Was brought back down to earth last week after going 18-12 with my picks the previous three. Went just 3-6-1 against the spread and am now a break-even 24-24-2 on the year. Now, time to get back in the black. All lines courtesy of Doc Sports
Kansas State (+11) vs. Nebraska–Is it wrong that I picked this game primarily because it will make it more fun to watch tonight? Maybe. But I do think that the Wildcats will play tough and give the Huskers a bit of a battle.
Nebraska 24, Kansas State 14
Oklahoma State (-23.5) at Louisiana-Lafayette–No, picking this line will NOT cause me to tune in on Friday night. I just think the Cowboy offense will be too much for ULL to handle and a blowout is in order.
OSU 49, LLU 17
Michigan vs. Michigan State (64.5)–This one has all the makings of a shootout, so I’m taking the over even thought the total is 64.5 points. I think Michigan State pulls off the minor upset as the Spartans do just enough to slow down Denard Robinson.
Michigan State 45, Michigan 41
Alabama (-7) at South Carolina–Everyone was high on the Gamecocks early, but they have beaten no one of consequence this year. The Tide will be too much on the ground and grind out a solid win.
Alabama 27, South Carolina 14
Florida (-6.5) at LSU–Can the Tigers rebound from last week’s masterpiece? Who knows. But I do think the Gators are getting better and should be able to pull away at some point thanks to some LSU turnovers.
Florida 24, LSU 13
Arkansas (-5) vs. Texas A&M–I think Arkansas is a top 10-level team and after two weeks of preparation, should explode on the Aggies. Ryan Mallett could be ready for a career day.
Arkansas 48, Texas A&M 28
San Diego State (-5) at BYU–The Cougars are reeling and I don’t think they’ll get things patched together in time to handle a much-improved Aztec squad. Ronnie Hillman runs wild and the Aztecs win handily.
San Diego State 34, BYU 20
Oregon (-36.5) at Washington State–This game isn’t on TV, so no one will see the carnage. Oregon will get downright medieval on the Cougars and LaMichael James will have over 150 yards by halftime.
Oregon 66, WSU 21
Auburn (-6) at Kentucky–The Tigers are starting to really click on offense and Cam Newton might be the best player in the SEC. I don’t think the Wildcats will be able to stop him and frosh Michael Dyer, who will have his best day thus far.
Auburn 35, Kentucky 23
Stanford (-10) vs. USC–The Trojans are reeling and must now play a surly Stanford squad fresh off a loss to Oregon. The Cardinal punch USC in the mouth and win going away.
Stanford 38, USC 17