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Texas A&M -7
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The Aggies are being favored by a TD+PAT on the road for a reason. They don’t have any bad losses. They have fallen to very good Florida and LSU teams by a total of eight points. Mississippi State, meanwhile, was crushed 38-7 by Alabama in the only game it’s played against a high-quality opponent.
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These two have played one like opponent this season (Auburn), and Texas A&M was the more impressive team in that game. The Aggies won 63-21 at Auburn while outgaining the Tigers 671-335. The Bulldogs won their matchup with the Tigers 28-10 at home but only won the yardage battle 388-216.
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Texas A&M is undefeated away from home this season. It has won its four away contests by an average of 23.0 points. It’s won its three true road games by an average of 30.0 points.
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Mississippi State hasn’t seen an offense as good as the one it will see Saturday. The Aggies rank third in the nation in scoring with 45.5 points per game and sixth in total offense with 542.9 yards per game.
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The fact Texas A&M racked up 671 yards last week is significant because it is 6-1 against the spread in its last seven games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in its previous game.
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The Aggies have scored more than 28 points in six of their last seven games and are 84-38 ATS when they score 28 points or more over the last two decades.
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Mississippi State didn’t allow any of its first five opponents to crack the 28-point mark, but it has allowed two of its last three foes to score 30-plus. Consider that the Bulldogs are 23-70 ATS when they allow 28 points or more the last two decades.
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With the total set at 60.0, oddsmakers are basically expecting a score of 34 to 27. The fact the books expect the Aggies to go over the 28.0-point mark bodes well for us.
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Mississippi State is not as its record leads you to believe. It was exposed by Alabama, and it will be exposed again by another superior opponent.

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Texas vs. Texas Tech    
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This is just for the most part a system play where the Longhorns are going 7-2 ATS when getting four or more points. They have also 'cashed in' on the second of road game when a dog going 9-3 ATS in that roll.

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Missouri Tigers +17
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Even though Missouri is coming off an impressive 33-10 win at home against Kentucky, there isn’t a lot that screams take the Tigers on the road against a far superior team like Florida. Especially when you look at how the Tigers have done in their previous conference games against elite talent. Missouri lost at home to Georgia 20-41, at South Carolina 10-31 and at home to Alabama 10-42. Each of those scores resulted in a loss bigger than the spread given for this game.
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However, you have to be extremely careful when backing a team like Florida after losing their first game of the year this late in the season. It’s going to be extremely difficult for Florida to come out with a lot of energy in this game. Not only did their hopes of playing for the BCS National Championship take a hit with that loss to Georgia, they likely lost their opportunity to represent the SEC East in the conference title game. Regardless of what Florida does the rest of the season, they have no chance of playing in the title game if the Bulldogs beat Ole Miss and Auburn.
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The other thing you have to like about Missouri is that they should have a healthy James Franklin at quarterback. That is a big plus for the Tigers, who are going up against one of the top defenses in the country. Dating back to last season, the Gators are just 1-5 ATS following a S.U. loss. This could also be a game where the Gators defense doesn’t show up. Florida is 0-7 ATS after allowing 17 points or less in 5 straight games. The best part about Missouri is they don’t have to play great to cover the spread. They can lose by two touchdowns and still come out a winner.

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Oklahoma State vs. Kansas State    
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Kansas State is ranked #3 in the nation. The 8-0 Wildcats have people talking about a National Title. This is a must-win (with a statement) for Kansas State. Collin Klein leads the Heisman talk right now. The QB has a 70.9% CR, 1630 YP, 12TDs, 2 INTs, and 16 more scores on the ground. The team is out-scoring opponents by an average of 33.2 PPG at home. Overall, the squad has shown impressive wins over Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Texas Tech. These are all teams with spread-passing offenses like that of Oklahoma State. On offense, the unit has committed 1 TO in league play while their "D" ranks 13th nationally. They're excellent against the run and stingy vs. the pass. Oklahoma State is good but has struggled on the road, getting thumped by 21 to Arizona and barely eking by Kansas. QB, Wes Lunt has 5 TDs/4INTS and is only making his 2nd start away from home. The Cowboys are 2-6 ATS in the L8 meetings. Take Kansas State.

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Oklahoma State vs. Kansas State    
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The Wildcats are on a mission this season and once again this week apply to a nice 22-5 system that plays on winning Conference home teams that are favored to -26 and are off back to back wins the last by 21 or more and scored 35 or more points, vs an opponent that comes in off back to back wins and covers. Oklahoma St is 0-6 straight up and to the spread as a road dog from 7.5 to 10. Kansas St has covered 16 of the last 21 Conference games and has covered 7 of the last 8 here at home in the series. Based on the system, angles and series history we will back Kansas St to keep Rolling.

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Pittsburgh Panthers +17
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Notre Dame is being overvalued here because it won by 17 at Oklahoma last week. The Fighting Irish haven't won by more than 7.0 points in any of their four home games this season. Since dropping its first two games, Pitt has come storming back to win four of its last six. It is 5-1 ATS in this stretch and neither defeat came by more than 10 points. The Panthers always get up for Notre Dame. They have lost the last two matchups but only by six and three points. Seven of the past eight meetings between these two have been decided by eight points or less. Close games have given the edge to the underdog as it is 6-0-1 ATS in the last seven meetings. Take the points.

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Memphis vs. Marshall    
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Memphis isn't doing anything right with a 1-7 record and winless on the road. They are getting beat by a 33-17 average and have allowed 41, 35 and 44 points the last three weeks (all losses). The Tigers are 14-29-2 ATS in their last 45 games overall and 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game. Marshall is 2-2 in conference play with a terrific offense averaging 39.9 points and 378.5 yards passing. That air attack is No. 2 in the nation. The Thundering Herd is 3-1-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. Play Marshall!

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Iowa Hawkeyes +2.5
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Off back-to-back subpar performances against Penn State and Northwestern, look for Iowa to step up its game against an Indiana team it has dominated. The Hawkeyes have won 4 in a row and 7 of their last 9 against the Hoosiers. They have by an average of 20.0 points during their four-game run in the series. The Hawkeyes are 35-15-1 ATS in their last 51 games following a SU loss. Plus, they are 21-9 ATS off a road loss to a conference rival under coach Ferentz. They have won by an average of 4.1 points in this situation. Iowa played Northwestern tougher than Indiana did. It also went on the road and beat a Michigan State team that the Hoosiers lost to at home. Bet Iowa.

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Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame
Pick: Pittsburgh

This is a possible flat spot for Notre Dame after their huge road win at Oklahoma last week as an 11-point underdog.  The Irish now go from being a double-digit underdog to a double-digit favorite.  Notre Dame is undefeated on the season, but they have not been winning by large margins.  In fact, the Irish have played four home games this season and have gone just 1-3 ATS with each win coming by 7 points or less (3, 7, 7, and 3).

The reason Notre Dame has struggled to cover as a home favorite this season is because he Irish are a defensive team that has gone 7-0 Under in their past seven games.  They are averaging just 15.8 points offensively (excluding overtime) during their four home games this season with just 20, 13, 13, and 17 total offensive points scored in regulation time in each home game.  This will make it difficult to cover the large pointspread today.

Pittsburgh is an underrated team right now as they started the season slowly, going 0-2 SU/ATS as they adjusted to a new coaching staff.  However, the Panthers turned their season around in Game 3 with an outright home win versus Virginia Tech as a +10.5-point underdog.  Over the past six games, Pittsburgh is a very profitable 5-1 ATS and their only straight-up losses have come by just 1 and 10 point margins.  The Panthers enter today off back-to-back SU/ATS wins, including a 30-point victory last week.

Running back Ray Graham, wide receiver Devin Street, and cornerback Lafayette Pitts are expected to play today, despite recent legal troubles.  Pittsburgh has played Notre Dame tough the past two years, losing by just 3 and  6-point margins as an underdog in each game.  Look for another close result today.

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Oregon at USC
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10* graded play on USC as they host Oregon set to start at 7:00 PM ET. The simulator shows a high probability that USC will lose this game by fewer than seven points and has a very real shot at winning the game. Consider a combination bet placing a 3.5* amount using the line and a 1.5* amount using the tasty money line. Supporting this graded play is a system that has produced a record of 31-7 ATS for 82% winners since 2002. Play on home dogs of 3.5 to 10 points after gaining 125 or less rushing yards in two straight games and is now facing an opponent after out rushing opponent by 150 or more yards last game. This system has gone 12-2 ATS over the past three seasons and 24 of the 38 plays made covered the spread by seven or more points, which brings the upset bid into reality. SC QB Barkley has been pressing in recent games and he needs to just make reads and use his gifted arm and football IQ to make plays. His pressing, though is a result of inconsistency at LT, where All-American Matt Kalil played and was drafted fourth overall by the Vikings. Due to injury, SC now has a freshman at LT in Max Tuerk. He has a mean streak more typical with a defensive linebacker and finishes all plays. He will matched up against Jordan and will obviously need occasional help. however, Tuerk has excellent feet and very long arms and can move very quickly laterally, which is an absolute must against an end like Jordan. After watching him play very well against Arizona in his first start last week, I do believe that Tuerk can win this battle adn that will be a very big part to SC upsetting the Ducks tonight.

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Air Force vs Army
Pick: Army

Mirror image option offenses, and two very subpar defenses hook up today as Army plays host to Air Force. This has the look of a game where each team will be able to mount lengthy and time consuming scoring drives with almost no passing. The Falcons are rightfully the chalk, but by a few too many is what should be a close contest. I'll tab Army plus the points.

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Play Pittsburgh plus the points versus Notre Dame. This will be a big letdown week for the Irish. They won last week’s game as a big underdog and have nothing on their schedule that should challenge them the next few weeks. Historically this is a close game and I do not see this one being any different. Pittsburgh has not had a turnover in the last 3 games and are 3 PPG better offensively, than the Irish. The 17 points is 7 to 10 too many points in this one.

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Texas A&M @ Mississippi State

Still don't trust the A&M defense entirely, and I expect Miss State to be able to score a bit on them. Their defense is pretty solid, not a shut down wall, but pretty solid and I think they don't let the youngster stud for A&M run wild on them. Basically it seems A&M tries to just jump on their opponents quickly and build a lead as fast as possible to disrupt whatever gameplan/tempo their foe would've wanted. Think Mullens has his boys ready to not let things get rowdy on them early at their own stadium. Pick: 1.50 Star - Mississippi State +7

Syracuse @ Cincinnati

Syracuse has won...like 2 road games over the course of the past 2 seasons, and one was an all-out everything on the line last second miracle win at South Florida last week. Now they come to Cincy who had their chances to upset Louisville but couldn't seal the deal. I think Nassib struggles on the road facing a Cincy d-line that can generate some pressure. Munchie is facing a less threatening front four this week and hopefully brings some accuracy to this throws as a result. Just don't see Cincy's offense sputtering against the Cuse defense enough for them to lose this one. Pick: 1.25 Star - Cincinnati -4.5

Penn State @ Purdue

If Penn State would've won last week against Ohio State, I'd be saying letdown spot here. But they lost, and in fact Ohio State kind of slapped them around with Braxton's legs for a bit. So here I'm banking on them to continue to show that resolve and character they've demonstrated all year as they go on the road to mend themselves. Penn State has two RBs they like to get going, and Purdue features one of the worst running defenses in the conference. I like to think they are the reason Wisconsin remembered how to run the ball, because the Badgers came in there and just pushed them around all day. Former Miami FL QB Rob Marve will start and gutt it out as much as he can with that torn acl, but his mobility will be non-existent. Penn State's defense needs to get pressure early and rattle Marve. Pick: 1.25 Star - Penn State -3.5

Nebraska @ Michigan State

Michigan State has a solid defense, and one RB. That's it. They have no passing attack and their offensive line overall in my opinion isn't world class. Nebraska has a great running attack and will show the option look way better than Michigan ever tried to in the Michigan/MSU game earlier this year. The big difference too, Taylor Martinez actually can throw the ball, especially better than Denard Robinson. Nebraska's defense has had some speedbump moments this year but I believe that's been against fast paced/uptempo offenses that like to go-go-go at you (ala the UCLA game). The Spartans really do no such thing. They like to huddle, and then come at you physically. I think the Huskers are built to stop this kind of scheme, and will do so. Pick: 1.25 Star - Nebraska -2

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UCONN (+8) over South Florida

South Florida has been one of the most overrated teams in the country for two years running and simply should not be laying points to anyone right now, especially to a UConn team that has held its opponent to 21 points or less five times in seven games this season. After dropping a heart-breaking 37-36 decision to Syracuse last week -- a game it led by 20 at halftime -- South Florida is mentally cooked. The Bulls have now lost six consecutive games straight-up and over the last three years they are 4-14 against the spread in Big East play and 4-15 ATS as a favorite. UConn comes in fresh off a bye week, has the better defense, is in a better mind set and is catching more than a TD. Take the generous points.

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Oregon vs. USC
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A classic Pac 12 matchup. We should all expect one of the toughest tests to date for the conference favorite Ducks when they take their 12-game road winning streak to the LA Coliseum to face the No. 17 Trojans. The Oregon Ducks have the most potent offense in the country this season, as evident by their 70-14 routing of the Colorado Buffaloes this past weekend. They've averaged 53.4 points per game (first in the nation), so one could argue they know how to put the ball in the endzone. They average 330.6 yards per game, which is good enough for third in the nation. For USC last game out Marqise Lee had 16 receptions for 345 yards and two touchdowns, showing why he deserves to be in the conversation for best receiver in college football. Containing Barkley, Lee and Woods is an entirely different game than the Ducks have faced thus far in 2012. The Trojans will have home field advantage and a powerful offense to combat the Ducks, that much is obvious. The Trojans are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game, and are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. This game is going to come down to is whether or not redshirt freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota can stay composed in a hostile environment. I think the Ducks D will do enough for the straight up win, but Matt Barkley and his men of Troy will do enough to keep this interesting right to final whistle. 9 is too many. I'd play this at +8.5 too. The Trojans cover.

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Clemson -12.5 over DUKE: Duke had a nice run vs lesser competition but their closing stretch has not been easy as they come in having lost 2 of their last 3 and in those two losses they have been outscored by 31 ppg. Now they face a Clemson team that is on a roll having have won their last 4 in a row and each win has been by at least 14 points. What's scary for the ACC is that this high powered offense has now been aided by a defense that has allowed just 30 points in their last 2 weeks, compared to allowing 27.3 ppg in their first 6 games. The Clemson offense comes in as one of the better in the ACC, averaging 498 ypg and 41 ppg and will be taking on a Duke defense that is wilting down the stretch, allowing 499.7 ypg and 39.7 ppg in their last 3 games. Their is no way this defense will slow down the Tigers enough to keep this one close. Clemson by 17+ here.

4 UNIT PLAY

Virginia +10.5 over NC STATE: Good spot for the Cavs here as they off a week of rest and catch the Wolfpack off a game with instate rival North Carolina. Since the since their upset of of Florida state, the Wolfpack haven't looked all that great winning by just 2 at Maryland and then falling behind 25-7 to North Carolina, before losing that game late. The Wolfpack comes in ranked 78th overall in defense, allowing 416 ypg and they are 112th in the nation vs the pass, allowing 278 ypg. That pass defense plays right into the hands of the Cavs, who come in with the 32nd ranked passing offense with 279.8 ypg.  On the other side we have a State offense that has been very good piling up 429.2 ypg overall (49th) and they have the 18th ranked passing offense in the nation with 306.9 ypg. Difference here is the fact that the Cavs have the 39th ranked passing defense, allowing just 207.5 ypg through the air. The Cavs have the far better defense in this one and will be able to pass on the Wolfpack defense which should enable them to keep this one close. As the Pregame Pros say on the videos all the time... "Give me a team with the better defense getting double digits anytime". The Cavs may just win this one outright. 

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EAST CAROLINA +3.5 over Houston: Revenge is a big word for the Pirates in this one as they look for some payback after losing 56-3 to Houston last year and I feel they will get it. Both teams are solid on offense, but the difference here will be a much better ECU defense that has allowed 28.7 ppg and 411.6 ypg, compared to the 450.9 yards per game and 35.3 points that the Cougars have allowed on the year. In their last road game the Cougars allowed a mediocre SM offense to put up 72 points on them. This is a bad defense. ECU is 4-1 against the spread in their last five conference games, 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, and 6-0 against the spread following a loss, plus they are 12-1 ATS as a home dog if they allowed 28+ points in their last game, while Houston is 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games against a team with a winning home record. I smell revenge and an outright win by the Pirates here. 


LSU +9 over Alabama: I wanted to make this play a bit higher, but I had gone against the Tide the last two weeks and they burned me so I'll play it a little safe and go with the Tigers as a 3 Unit play here. I really do like this play though. LSU has big revenge on their minds after losing last years Title game to the Tide and what better place to get it than at home, where they have won 22 in a row. We also note that Les Miles is 57-5 SU in his career in night games overall. The Tide do have an edge offensively, especially at the QB slot, but Mettenberger seems to be improving and i have a feeling he will come up with enough big plays to keep his team in this one. The Alabama defense is the the best in the nation, but this LSU defense is just as strong, ranking 3rd overall, 4th against the pass and 9th in points allowed. Alabama's power running game could have a tough time getting going vs this strong LSU run defense that has allowed just 72.6 ypg and 2.8 ypc on the year. This should be a classic game. Very tight with Alabama winning by no more than a FG.   


Notre Dame/ Pittsburgh Under 45: This Notre Dame defense proved just how for real they are after last weeks win in Oklahoma and that has allowed their offense to play mistake free football and not take chances, knowing they have that strong defense behind them. The Irish haven't allowed more than 17 points in a game all year and they have played some better offenses than they will face in this one. Sure the Pitt offense has come around of late, but playing Temple and Buffalo the last 2 weeks is a far cry from facing this Notre Dame defense. The Pitt offense has also struggled on the road this year averaging just 14.3 ppg and 338 ypg. The Pitt defense has not been that bad this year as they have allowed just 339.9 ypg and 21.3 ppg on the year and they will not be facing an explosive Irish offense in this one. The Irish offense will once again be conservative knowing that they have a tough defense behind them and that will keep both teams from scoring a bunch of points in this one. 


Nebraska/ Michigan State Under 44.5:  Michigan State has played just 1 game in their last 7 games in which more than 35 points have been scored. This team has one of the weakest offenses in the Big 10, while also sporting the best defense in the league. Giving you an example of this we see that the Spartans have scored 17 points or less 6 times this year, while they have allowed 19 points or less in 7 of their 8 games played on the year. This is a conservative offense that averages 360 ypg, but just 19 ppg and will be facing a tough Nebraska defense that has allowed just 336 ypg on the year and are off a game in which they gave up just 9 points to a very good Michigan offense. On offense the Huskers are more of a running team and they will have to do plenty of that to keep this very good State defense honest and that will eat plenty of clock. It is really hard to see this game hitting the 40’s. 


Kansas/ Baylor Under 71: I know the Baylor defense is very bad, but this Kansas offense has put up just 13.8 ppg in their last 6 games and they haven’t scored more than 17 points in 5 of those 6 games. They are not an explosive offense and should have problems scoring vs this bad Baylor defense. The Baylor offense has been able to score on just about everyone this year but in 2 of their last 3 games they were able to manage just 21 points in each game. The Kansas defense is not terrible, allowing 30.1 ppg on the year and they should come up with enough stops to keep Baylor from hanging 50 on them. This should end up in the low 60’s at most.

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MISSISSIPPI STATE +7 -110 over Texas A&M

The Bulldogs have lost just once all season and that came last week at #1 Alabama. The Aggies have lost twice this season to Florida and to LSU, not exactly the most feared offenses in the nation. Mississippi State boasts the best offense A&M will see this year save Louisiana Tech's. The Aggies’ offense is also a talented bunch but we saw what happened to them when they faced the aforementioned pair of quality defenses and MSU’s defense is just as good as the those two. Texas A&M is off to a great start in the SEC, but this new kid on the block won’t be permitted to just jump into the league's upper echelon right away.

Coach Dan Mullen has had four years to build the Bulldogs' roster and a fine job he has done. The result is a finished product that is simply a better team than a promising A&M squad with an all-new staff and a true freshman quarterback. The Aggies also host #1 Alabama next week at home and that certainly has to be on their minds. We’re calling the Bulldogs outright but will gladly accept these generous points.


IOWA STATE +12 -105 over Oklahoma

At the college ranks, it is usually a good idea to fade teams coming off crushing losses and the Sooners fit right in here. Oklahoma was confident not only that it would beat Notre Dame but also that it would beat the Irish convincingly, announcing the Sooners' return to the national scene. That didn’t turn out so well after Notre Dame trounced Oklahoma by a 30-13 count, an embarrassing and devastating loss. Now this visitor has to pick up the pieces and play well in an early time slot in Ames, against a tough Iowa State team that is starting to show signs of life on offense and  will play especially inspired ball this week for injured captain Jake Knott.

ISU has played such a tough schedule and have not looked a bit out of place against teams like K-State (a six point loss), Iowa or TCU. The Cyclones have a shot at winning outright but we’ll jump at the chance to take double digits. Another Paul Rhoads upset should not come as a surprise.


Tulsa +9½ -105 over ARKANSAS

On the surface, there is a matchup argument for Arkansas. Tulsa is principally a rushing team while the Razorbacks' defensive issues have mostly come against the pass. Arkansas though, hasn't been able to make its talent work. A disastrous offseason, a bubble-bursting September and a home loss to a Mississippi team that hadn't won consecutive conference games since 2009 have zapped this team of the swag required to maximize its abilities. Arkansas has endured some embarrassing losses already this season that include the upset at the hands of a Sun Belt squad, the subsequent blowout by visiting Alabama, blown double-digit leads against Rutgers and Ole Miss and a second-half laydown at Texas A&M. But the lowest point could occur today when the Razorbacks get run out of their own stadium by a school that hasn't beaten a major-conference opponent since 1998.

Tulsa is a tough, well-coached outfit that is playing with confidence, chemistry and momentum. The Hurricane lead the nation with a plus-31 sack differential, are solid against the run, boast an abundance of explosive skill players on offense and field much better special teams than their SEC host. Upset possibility.


MICHIGAN STATE +105 over Nebraska

Nebraska is an elite program that will find its way back to the national top 10 sooner or later but it's just not going to happen until several changes occur. The Cornhuskers continue to suffer from below-average offensive coaching, a total lack of ball security and a defense that is built for the spread offenses of the Big 12 rather than the downhill attacks of the Big Ten.

Even at 5-4, Michigan State is feeling better about itself. Beating Wisconsin with a late-game drive and overtime touchdown has provided a huge boost in confidence for QB Andrew Maxwell and the entire offense. Prior to that one, this team had come out at the short end of three tight games against excellent competition despite getting little from its passing game. Even a slight improvement makes this a dangerous group and this week, Sparty gets to take that newfound confidence and momentum to the field in front of its home crowd. It will do so against a Nebraska defense that has allowed an average of 484 total yards and 298 rushing yards on the road this season. Anything close to that today has us gladly endorsing the dog outright.

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Oregon vs. USC
Play: Oregon

The fact Oregon is 12-0 SU away, 6-1 ATS recently, gives plenty of reason for hope when fading a quality team like USC on their home field. As if they Ducks needed more motivation. Last year USC ended the Ducks BCS quest with a 38-35 win as +15 in Autzen. Now the Ducks look to gain their revenge and record their 15th consecutive conference road win. In those contests they have a 19 PPG victory margin. That clearly means the Ducks will have the best of the emotions this afternoon. Especially since USC suffered their 2nd loss of the season when they were unable to corral the Arizona spread offense in a 39-36 Arizona victory. Sure the Wildcats profited from a +4 in the TO margin, but they also had 200 Club numbers in amassing 588 total yards of offense. What will the Ducks (whose starters average less than 3 quarters/game) do with an attack that scores an average of 53 PPG on 540 yards. Revenge is sweet as the Ducks continue their BCS quest. Put quality teams in revenge situations and good things will happen. Such is the case with this game that you can take all the way to the bank.

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Georgia Tech -8.5 over Maryland

Maryland has a great defense however they are now on their 5th string QB and coming into this week they didn’t even have a guy on the team that could play the position. Forget about the points. There is no way Gtech should lose this game. Maryland is going to have a tough time scoring and its just a matter of time before the Yellow Jackets break this game wide open. Take Georgia Tech.

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The (5-3) TCU Horned Frogs of the Big 12 will take on the (5-2) West Virginia Mountaineers also of the Big 12 in 2012 NCAA Football action. Both TCU and West Virginia have dropped their last 2 NCAA Football games straight up and ATS. The Mountaineers have the advantage of being at home and a better quarterback. West Virginia gets the home cover-3'.

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