North Carolina State Wolfpack at Wake Forest Demon Deacons -7.5
NC State just allowed Boston College to run all over them. They get the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday, one of the best offenses in the country. Wake enters 5thin the country in total offense averaging 523.9 yards per game.
NC State will start a freshman QB Devin Leary on the road in a situation where they will need to score points. In Wake’s only loss of the season it took 62 points from Louisville. It’s hard to believe that NC State will be able to keep up with Wake’s offense.
The Wolfpack have been horrible on the road this season going 0-3 while not covering the spread in any of those games. Wake’s normal starting QB Jamie Newman is questionable for this game but the offense should still roll.
Pick Wake Forest -7.5
UNLV Running Rebels at Colorado State Rams -8.5
Colorado State has turned their season around with two straight victories over Fresno State and New Mexico. The Rams have done it on the defensive end, stopping teams on third down at a high rate. UNLV has been one of the worst team in the country on third down.
This is UNLV’s running game versus Colorado State’s passing game. This should be an exciting and ugly football game with a lot of mistakes. Colorado State is going to build off of their two straight victories, the Rams will destroy the Running Rebels by double digits.
Pick: Colorado State -8.5
Nebraska Cornhuskers at Purdue Boilermakers Total: 58
Nebraska should have Adrian Martinez back for this game. The Cornhuskers broke out offensively against Indiana after three straight tough matchups. The Purdue pass defense can be picked apart, Martinez should be able to dominate this matchup with short to medium passes. A recharged Nebraska offense should be able to take serious advantage of the Boilmakers
Purdue QB Jack Plummer had a bad game against Illinois in tough weather conditions. Plummer was able to throw for over 700 yards in his previous two games versus Maryland and Iowa. Nebraska brings a solid pass rush but has not performed well against good or even mediocre QB play. This game has a lot of points coming.
Pick: Over 58