Season Record: 25-25
Vanderbilt Commodores at Missouri Tigers -17
The Missouri Tigers are coming off their biggest win of the year dominating the Florida Gators last week. This week they get the Vanderbilt Commodores whom create rather different matchup.
The Commodores can keep up with the Missouri offense, Kyle Shurmur brings a bigger threat in the passing game then the dismal effort shown by Felipe Franks last week. The Commodores can also run the ball effectively, running for a season-high – against FBS teams – 250 yards with four touchdowns in the win over Arkansas a few weeks ago, led by a 176-yard day from Ke’Shawn Vaughn.
This is just to many points to for a Missouri team that loves to let down its fans. I see Mizzou winning this game but 17 points seems like to much.
Vanderbilt Commodores +17
Maryland Terrapins at Indiana Hoosiers -1.5
Indiana has lost four straight games including a rather embarrassing effort against Minnesota. The Indiana defense has given up over 150 yards rushing in each of its at four games. When the Terrapin can run the ball, they can win.
The Terrapins also have the ability to cause turmoil on the defensive end. With a suspect Indiana passing game going against a strong secondary, I see turnovers for the Hoosiers.
Maryland Terrapins +1.5
Ohio State -4 at Michigan State
If you just went off of analyst opinions you would think the Ohio State Buckeyes are at .500 or worse. The Buckeyes sit at 8-1, still technically in the running for a shot at the College Football Playoff. A win over a strong conference foe could be just the ticket to get them back on track.
Overshardowed by the negatives has been the terrific season by Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins. He set the OSU single-season record for completions against Nebraska and can break the single-season yardage mark with 278 against MSU. The Spartans, usually known for their stingy defense actuallly rank 98th in the country in pass defense.
Haskins will be to much for Michigan State, the Spartans will not be able to produce enoiugh on the offensive end to compete. Ohio States defense is bad but they don’t have to be great this weekend to cover.
Ohio State -4
UCLA Bruins at Arizona State Sun Devils -13.5
I don’t try to have many trends in my College Football bets. Mainly I just look at the lines I like and go with it. But I have seemed to find a nice niche in fading the UCLA Bruins. Last weeks Oregon game was easy money and I look to see the same outcome this week.
Two teams going in two different directions. It’s been a tale of two diffrerent coaches, while Chip Kelly has disappointed in his first season, Herm Edwards has already exceeded expectations. Arizona State has more weapons and have been tough at home. Look for the Sun Devils to roll.
Arizona State -13.5