Maryland (2-1) @ Minnesota (3-0) - Minn -11
Being a recent University of Maryland grad, I have seen this all too many times in my four years there and it seems that me leaving hasn’t changed their luck. Maryland lost their young promising quarterback Week 1 against Texas in which they pulled off to what appeared to be a big upset to the nation, but us Maryland fans knew DJ Durkin and Tyrrell Pigrome were no joke. The backup and true freshman Kasim Hill filled right in when it came to finishing that game and did an amazing job against the Towson Tigers the following week as well. It appeared that Maryland and their high powered offense were not going to miss a beat despite being down their starting QB. Fast forward to week five, Maryland is coming off a horrendous loss and another substantial loss at the QB position. That’s right, Kasim Hill left during the first quarter against UCF and the Terps got throttled by 28 points, losing 38-10. If Kasim Hill can’t go against the Gophers on the road and my sources are saying it is an MCL injury which will likely keep him out this week, if not season, I like Minnesota by big and to cover the spread simply because Maryland cannot operate without a capable athlete at the helm.
Iowa (3-1) @ Michigan St. (2-1) - MI St -3.5
After watching Notre Dame go into East Lansing and defeat the Spartans pretty handily without much of a passing attack is the only solidifying point I need when picking this match up. Michigan St. did out gain Notre Dame by almost 150 yards but when it comes down to putting points on the board, they’re not very good at it. Iowa held their own and arguable should have beaten one of the best college football teams in the nation, regardless if it was a home night game. Iowa proved that with their defense led by Josey Jewell can win the turnover battle and they should be able to hold Michigan St. in check while score enough points. That’s why I am taking Iowa to win and cover the spread against in conference opponent that should be looking for a bounce back game.
Oklahoma St. (3-1) @ Texas Tech (3-0) - OK St -9.5
Last week was a shocker to many college football fans who thought they had it all figured out including myself. I have been on the Oklahoma St. bandwagon since this Mike Gundy started growing his mullet and I am not going to let last week’s hiccup against in conference foe TCU knock me off of it. Mason Rudolph is a Hesiman candidate in my opinion and he is going to have a chip on his shoulder the rest of the year. If you’re into high scoring, air raid style Big-12 football, look no further. I suggest you look for Mason and James Washington as well as Nic Shimonek and Keke Coutee of the Red Raiders to connect a lot on Saturday night. The only difference between these two teams is when the Cowboys roll into Lubbock to face Texas Tech who is coming off a close win on the road against an average Houston team, they won’t be taking them lightly like they took TCU. That’s why I am expecting a bounce big win and for Oklahoma State to cover.
Miami (FL) over Duke
USC over Washington ST.
Georgia over Tennesse
Mississippi St. over Auburn
Clemson over Virginia Tech
Wake Forest over Florida St.
|Austin Vershel||Who wins in a fight? A Deacon or a Seminole? Easy choice. Noles gonna roll this weekend in what will be only their 3rd game.|