Clemson -13.5 - If this was around 9 to 11 I’d be more skeptical but with it being this high, I believe it’s for a good reason. Yes, Clemson Sucks Now is the new narrative and Lord knows many are happy about that. Yes, it’s the Carrier Dome and Dino’s Orangemen give Clemson trouble every year it seems. However, I love coming off the bye with the Tigers here. Give them a chance to refocus and the young QB some decent prep. Syracuse coming off two emotional games. Give me the talent edge in playing conditions that should exploit it.
San Jose +9.5 - Swallowing a horse pill here…taking a chance that Starkel plays, and plays more like his self of last year. With the low total still dropping, I look for the Spartans to slug punches just enough to keep us within 10.
Oregon/Cal Under 54 - Both off a bye, giving us study and rest time for two defenses that are damn good to begin with. Verdell is gone for the Ducks, and their offense will still need time to adjust to that. Cal meanwhile continues to scare no one on that side of the ball. 54 feels generous…hopefully we don’t get screwed by turnover TDs or special teams funny business.
Great luck to all TGIF