Michael Smith and the Hogs will run away from Tulsa on Saturday.
It's hard to believe we are already in Week 10. The college football season is almost over. I guess it's time to get ready for college hoops. These leans went 3-2 again last week, including two more outright winners with Duke and Rutgers. Over the last five weeks, these underdogs have gone 3-2 or better each time, with six outright winners. Here are some dogs with bite for Week 10:
UConn +4The entire world is going to be on West Virginia this week but I think the Huskies have a real chance of pulling off the upset at home. First off, UConn is one of the best home teams in CFB. They rarely lose there and I'm still not sold on West Virginia with that idiot Bill Stewart running the show. The Huskies have a tough defense and will be looking to avenge an embarrassing loss last season in Morgantown. This is a classic November game that the public usually gets hammered on.
Duke +7.5What is going on with Wake Forest? Last week against Miami Riley Skinner only attempted eight passes for the entire game. I'm not sure what kind of offense that's supposed to be. Duke has been a solid underdog play this year and I'm going to keep riding them here. David Cutcliffe is doing a great job with the Blue Devils and they have a shot to reach a bowl a game this year. I just can't lay more than a touchdown with a Wake squad that's having trouble scoring 10 points a game.
San Diego State +3The Aztecs are bad but Wyoming is in an entire different world of being bad right now. I have to go against the Cowboys just on principle here. The only team they should be favorite against is Washington State. While both of these teams stink, at least San Diego State is still trying, which is why I think they get the win here over a Wyoming team that's given up on the season a long time ago.
Arkansas +6.5Now Tulsa is laying almost a touchdown on the road to an SEC team? Give me a break. This is going to be a classic case of SEC power dominating this game. Michael Smith will run for at least 200 yards on that saggy Tulsa defense. Arkansas is a much improved team from earlier in the year, losing its last two games by a combined three points. Tulsa's passing attack may look great against North Texas and they will score some points here but the Golden Hurricane is making a huge jump in class in terms of speed and athleticism. I like the Hogs to win this game outright.
Pitt +5.5The old Stache. Last week I advised taking Rutgers because that was the kind of game that makes Dave Wannstedt a terrible coach. Little did I know the Scarlet Knights were going to score 54 points and blow Pitt out of the water. But just as last week was a perfect spot to go against the Stache, this is a perfect spot to back him. Notre Dame is extremely overvalued because they beat up on a high school team last week. While I think the Irish are much-improved from a year ago, I see these two teams being even so I'll take the 5.5 points in what could be an upset in South Bend.
Utah St. +28....Ummmmmmm...I'll take +35 instead!
For all those doglover and bestfriends this Saturday I urge all of you lay it on the pointspread on dog San Diego St + 35 and Utah St +28 . You will have it E Z as Sleazy as you want.
Yeah those Huskies bit me in the ass today...
3-2 again with two more outright winners. Could have been three with Duke but they fell in OT. I swear on my life I will never write the name "San Diego State" when talking CFB for a long, long time.
lol.........it sure does..
Sounds like college hoops, huh Goodfella? lol
UCONN & Duke are on my rader this weekend tommy.
Southern Miss is PLAYING 5 True Freshman on Defense. They are VERY Small & YOUNG. It's wait Til Next Year for the Golden Eagles.
Duke, U Conn, Arkansas all great calls. Nice takes as always
Chuck, I am thinking the same thing about UAB. WTH is going on at USM?
You may be right Chad. The last time I picked against Tulsa, they won 70-7. lol
UAB +8' vs Southern Miss.
Thanks for recommending me as a fantasy pickup!
I disagree with the Hogs, Tommy. Former Ark OC and current Tulsa OC Gus Malzahn has turned the Golden Hurricane into an offensive machine and I think he'll want to shove it down his former team's throat. I realize that Nutt and the assistants are no longer there, but he was also run off by the BOT and the Nuttlovers. Great revenge spot for Malzahn.
I hope your right - Go HOGS Go!!