Week 3 is here.
After a few weekends of action, avid college football fans have reached the point where waiting for Saturday is tiresome. There are few things better than Gameday. Cherish each one like it's your last.
UTSA (+12.5) vs #21 Texas (-12.5)
In what was easily considered the best game last weekend - the Longhorns were a couple of questionable calls, a Quinn Ewers shoulder injury, and a Gus Johnson microphone explosion shy of upsetting the Crimson Tide in Austin. Their defense responded tremendously. I'll give Hudson Card credit for hanging in tough. I'm taking UTSA (+12.5). Texas exerted too much energy to play spoiler and with a backup quarterback, expect a bunch from Bijan Robinson.
Oklahoma (-11) vs Nebraska (+11)
Every Saturday takes on a theme for the day. It's typically set around a Heisman favorite's stellar performance , a viral video of a tailgate, or an offensive shootout. Last week's theme was upset; U-P-S-E-T. Marshall defeated Notre Dame. An unproven Washington State beat Wisoncsin. Appalachian State got paid close to $2 million dollars to march into Kyle Field and throttle Texas A&M. Could you chalk up Georgia Southern's victory over Nebraska the worst loss for an FBS program this season? Scott Frost was fired last Sunday. Sooners head coach, Brett Venerable is cooking magic with Dillion Gabriel. Butttttt, I'm trusting Nebraska to cover +11. An emotional locker room, junior QB Casey Thompson, and interim coach Mickey Joseph to get it done as home dogs.
#12 BYU (+3.5) vs #25 Oregon (-3.5)
Did Dan Lanning draw a pair of eights at the blackjack table while the dealer (Georgia) was showing Queen of hearts during Week 1? It couldn't have gone worse for the former Bulldog defensive coordinator by getting destroyed on national television. I can't tell what the Ducks are because the following week they grilled up a medium-rare 70-burger against Eastern Washington. I trust Oregon's defense more than BYU potentially playing without their top two wideouts - Puka Nacua and Gunner Romney - for a second straight week. Give me Oregon (-3.5).
Cal (+11) vs Notre Dame (-11)
The media and the cesspool politely known as Twitter are feasting on Marcus Freeman. They make it seem like the first-year head coach is off to a worse start than season eight of The Office when Michael Scott moved away to Colorado. Screw Robert California!!! If his team were (3-0) instead, people would be saying "Oh, well, Freeman just inherited Brian Kelly's old team." Cal is the extra-stiff, spicy bloody mary you choke down to cure your hangover. The perfect "get right" opponent for Notre Dame. Even with QB Tyler Buchner injured, Drew Pyne can't screw this up. I'm laying the 11 points with the Irish.
We've all been there when Netflix hits you with the "Are You Still Watching ____?" at 2:36 AM and you think to yourself, "Hmm, I can do one more episode."
It's the same sediment here - "Hmm, I can do some (69) more bets."
Other picks I like:
Western Michigan (+10.5) as a home dog to Pitt.
Ohio State (-31) vs Toledo.
Iowa (-23) vs Nevada
Colorado State +17
Appalachian State + Marshall Parlay
USC-Fresno State o74
Positive! Vibes!! Only!!!