Friday, October 30, 2009

Week 9 College Against The Spread (68-69-2) & The Game of the Week (Texas @ Oklahoma State)

It's college football on Halloween baby, trick or treat!A better week for me last week as I go 12-10 and creep closer back to .500. Big win last week for the Sooners, Iowa State shocked the Big XII North by beating Nebraska, Iowa held on at the last second, and Alabama got a great kick block to perserve perfection.
This week, it appears the underdogs will be doing the tricking and there will be no treats for the favorites!

Cincinnati -15 @ Syracuse
Iowa -17.5 vs. Indiana
New Mexico State +44 @ Ohio State
Ole Miss -4.5 @ Auburn
Houston -6.5 vs. Southern Miss
San Jose State +35 @ Boise State
Miami -7 @ Wake Forest
Georgia +15 @ Florida
UNLV +15 @ TCU
Northwestern +15 vs. Penn State
Kansas State +28 @ Oklahoma
Georgia Tech -15 @ Vanderbilt
Washington State +28 @ Notre Dame
South Carolina +6 @ Tennessee
USC -3 @ Oregon
Tulane +36 @ LSU
Utah -17 vs. Wyoming

Wow, yes, that's 9 underdogs out of 17 picks. Truth is there are just some scary big lines out there!

San Jose State and 35 @ Boise? This is the same Spartans team that covered a big line @ USC;
New Mexico State and 44 @ Ohio State? Can the Buckeyes score 44 points?
I like Florida in a closer than expected game in the largest outdoor cocktail party;
I like TCU in a closer than expected game against UNLV;
Northwestern keeps it close at home against Penn State;
OU struggles to score 28 against KSU at home;
Washington State shows their improvement in South Bend as a 28 point dog;
I see a FG game in Knoxville with the Gamecocks;
And Tulane keeps it closer than 36 in Death Valley
Let's add another underdog pick to the mix, shall we?
Oklahoma State +9 vs. Texas

OSU's young receivers are starting to mature after Dez Bryant was suspended for the season. Oklahoma State can run the ball as good if not better than any team in the Big XII. Their liability is defense, and truthfully, does Texas scare anyone? Yes, they looked better last week @ Mizzou, but it's Mizzou. The Big XII North is PITIFUL. I like the Cowboys to deliver the big trick to the Shorthorns at Boone Pickens Stadium.

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