WIN - Ohio State -14
Jumped on this right when it opened. For those of you who don't know, the homefield advantage of this game will be approximately zero. It will be about 40% Ohio State fans. Fun fact, the mailers that Indiana sends out to its recruits typically include pictures from this game because 1. It's the only time the stadium is full and 2. The scarlet of the OSU fans is hard to distinguish from the Crimson of the Indiana fans.
If you haven't been paying attention to Ohio State, it might be time too. Justin Fields is clearly living up to the hype so far. No matter what you think about Cincinnati, that defense is DISCIPLINED, and Ohio State just shredded them like they weren't even there. Even more important, it's pretty evident the defense has corrected their issues. Best DL in CFB and the secondary and receiver corps are top 3-5 easy. And I'm gonna go on record here: I don't know if Ryan Day can recruit and motivate long term like Urban Meyer did.....but he's a better game day coach. Much better in Xs & Os. I like where this is headed. But despite a lack of truly elite teams, the BIG is looking fairly deep this year, so you never know. But I'm willing to lay the 14.
Iowa State -1 (+101) and +3 (-115)
I don't know what's up with the line move on this game because this is a program statement game, in the same way Maryland was last week. Ames is a tough place to play and lesser defense than Iowa State have given Nathan Stanley problems in the past. I think they will be sky high and let's be honest, this rivalry means more to State. I think the emotional edge goes to them.
WIN - Pittsburgh +17
Pitt's defense is looking pretty good this year and same as above, this is a rivalry that Pitt cares more about than State. I just think this is too many points.
LOSS - Alabama-15.5 1H
First game they’ll be pumped for and against a freshman qb
Oklahoma -13 1H
UCLA is bad, no home field advantage
Sandwich spot for Texas and we know they are banged up and rely on Ehlinger running to move chains....I doubt Herman risks health in this game with Oklahoma State next week. Neutral field. Get healthy.
LOSS - Arkansas State +33.5
Great situational play here. Georgia banged up and has ND on deck...Ark St can score....Georgia honoring Ark St coach who just lost wife to cancer. Players will be playing for him and I doubt Kirby runs it up.
Premier mid major run defense vs a team that really wants to run the ball. Extra day of rest, coming off a game they really wanna improve on.
LOSS - Maryland -5.5(-115)
Good line. Just think Marylands offense is for real and led by vets. Revenge game.
LOSS - NC State -7
NC State very good defense and WVU can’t run the ball.
BYU +6 (-120)
ML Parlay for fun (+102)
BC/Oklahoma/Okla State/Mich State/UCF