Georgia Southern @ Texas State +17.5 – The new QB at Texas State looked good in the second half last week. TSU head coach saw the option every year against Georgia Tech while DC and interim head coach at North Carolina. Only second road game of the season for GSU.
Air Force +11 @ San Diego State – They did play last year but are not in same MW division so SDSU not accustomed to seeing the option every year. SDSU has played a brutal schedule and just beat top conference rival as an underdog. I am predicting a let down spot for the Aztecs.
Toledo -1 @ Eastern Michigan – Eastern has lost four straight while Toledo has only lost to Miami and Fresno State. Need to find out why this line is at only -1.
Florida @ Vanderbilt +7 – Gigantic let down / look ahead spot for the Gators with Georgia on deck.
Akron +10.5 @ Buffalo – Too many points after Buffalo only beat one-win Central Michigan by 10.
Nebraska +3.5 @ Northwestern – Nebraska looked good in the second half against Wisconsin. Northwestern played Michigan close but was outgained by 150 yards. NW only averaged 0.4 yards per rush against Michigan State. I do not think that they can get away with being one-dimensional against Nebraska. Huskers get their first win.
Duke +3 @ Georgia Tech – Duke’s QB is back and got an extra week of recovery/practice having a bye last week. Duke sees the option every year since GT is in the same division. Last week’s beat down of Louisville was a grudge between GT’s Paul Johnson and Louisville DC Brian vanGorder (I wish I knew that last week) so don’t factor that into this game.
Kent State +11 @ Miami (OH) – Miami actually played up to their preseason expectations last week. Do they keep it up? I do not think that they can cover 11 points.
Ohio @ Northern Illinois -4 – First home game after 3 straight road games for NIU. Ohio trailed Kent State last week most of the game. Look for Huskies to fire on all cylinders before going into their bye week.
Army -15 @ San Jose State – The Spartans are better than their 0-5 record indicates, against some stiff competition. They led their previous two games going into the fourth quarter only to lose in five overtimes to Hawaii and see Colorado State score 14 unanswered in the 4th quarter last week. I am betting that this SJSU team is down after giving their best effort the last two weeks and losing. I expect the Spartans to be overwhelmed by Army’s option.
UCF @ Memphis +5 – This is UCF’s toughest game so far this season, Pitt’s fishy win against Syracuse aside, and only their second away game of the year to date. Memphis will be ready to give UCF everything they can handle.
UNLV +26.5 @ Utah State – This is just too many points. The Utah State's beat down of BYU was little brother taking the opportunity to kick the crap out of big brother while he was down. Utah State is coming off two good program wins (Air Force and BYU) and is moving into a soft spot in their schedule. I expect Utah State to let down here against a team that they can beat easily.
Wisconsin @ Michigan -8 – Michigan played much better against Northwestern than the score indicated and got off to a slow start against Maryland after a weather delay. This Badgers team really has not been impressive since their wins against Western Kentucky and New Mexico. I am expecting the Wolverines to jump all over Wisconsin from the start.