Navy Midshipmen -2 at East Carolina Pirates
East Carolina has given up a lot og yards on the ground. The Pirates rank 126th in the nation against the run. The bread and butter of the Navy offense is on the ground. Navy’s ability to run will allow them to control the clock and keep the high powered East Carolina offense off the field.
Navy has had great success over their conference going 5-0 ATS in their last five games. East Carolina is just 1-9 straight up in their last ten. Navy’s run game will be too much to handle, they win this one easily due to their ball control.
Pick: Navy -2
Clemson Tigers at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Both teams are coming off of great offensive showings last week. Georgia Tech put up 46 points versus the Louisville Cardinals, while Clemson continued their dominance putting up 41 against Virginia and 42 against Miami. These two teams have the ability to run and control the clock but they still move quickly and pick up yards in chunks. Clemson ranks 10th in yards per play while Georgia Tech surprisingly ranks 28th.
Clemson is a 27 point favorite in this game and they will likely be emptying the bench in the 4th quarter. They will be able to coast at the end which will provide the opportunity for the Yellow Jackets to put up some points late in the game. This one should be a scoring factory. Lots of points and a blow out.
Pick: Over 64
North Carolina Tarheels -13.5 at Florida State Seminoles
Living in a world of North Carolina being a double digit favorite on the road against Florida State is the world we live in right now. The Tarheels come into this matchup looking to continue to establish themselves as a serious contender in the ACC. The Seminoles are just looking to salvage a bit of credibility as they continue to rebuild.
Florida State replaced James Blackmon at QB with versatile sophomore Jordan Travis. He showed signs of life from the Seminole offense, outscoring powerhouse Notre Dame in the first quarter until reality took over and Notre Dame blew them out the rest of the way. Travis though will likely not be able to play on Saturday which means they have to go back to Blackmon which has been less than successful.
Florida State gave up 353 rushing yards to Notre Dame last week and now have to go up against the two headed monster Michael Carter and Javonte Williams. Combined they have rushed for almost 700 yards and eight touchdowns. The Tarheels need to not only win this game but do it in convincing fashion. They will roll over the Seminoles by three touchdowns.
Picks: North Carolina -13.5
Overall Season Picks Record: 2-1