Buffalo Bulls at Ohio Bobcats
The Buffalo Bulls seem to continue to be underestimated. Last week they seemed to be a popular fade against Kent State at home. They went out and literally ran all over them. RB Jaret Patterson is making a case as the most dominant player in all of college football that is not a QB. Patterson is putting up Madden on easy type numbers, running for 409 yards and 8 touchdowns against Kent State.
Ohio has put up some impressive numbers on offense against the bottom tier of the MAC. The Bobcats dominated Bowling Green and Akron over the last two weeks putting up 94 points over those two games. Buffalo brings a much more powerful offense to the table. The last time Ohio faced an offense that could match them was Central Michigan where they gave up 30 points. They had issues stopping the run against the Chippewas and that opened up the passing game.
Ohio will not be able to stop the Bulls offense. If they stack against the run Buffalo QB Kyle Vantrease will pick them apart. The Bulls defense has given up a lot of points but have locked down when necessary. Buffalo will continue their MAC dominance.
Pick: Buffalo Bulls -11
Oregon Ducks at California Golden Bears
Oregon will need a bounce back after their loss to rival Oregon State. They get a matchup with the winless California Golden Bears. The Oregon offense has been stellar this season scoring at least 35 points in every game this year. QB Tyler Shough has stepped in for Justin Herbert nicely throwing for 1,158 yards and 11 TD and 2 rushing TD. Along with a solid run game led last week by Travis Dye, Oregon has been moving the ball on the ground with ease. Their run game will get even better with the return of CJ Verdell.
The Ducks have problems stopping the run. Oregon State RB Jemar Jefferson made swiss cheese out of the Oregon defense, going for 226 yards and 2 TD. California found its running game last week versus against Stanford, going to 241 yards. They should be able to continue their running trend against Oregon who has been hemorrhaging big plays all season.
Oregon’s defense has not found its way this season but their offense should be enough o carry the load to a victory. This game will be back and forth early but Oregon will pull away enough to cover in the end. California should still be able to do their part against the lame Duck Oregon defense.
Pick: Oregon Ducks -10, over 58
Vanderbilt Commodores at Georgia Bulldogs
Vanderbilt is coming off of a 41-0 beating at the hands of Mizzou. They get to face a Georgia Bulldogs team that has been stingy on defense all season. They currently rank 22nd overall in points against, that includes two games with Florida and Alabama. Georgia’s defense will shut them down and they will coast to an early lead.
Once the Bulldogs establish their lead they will just run the ball and kill time. This game looks like it will likely be a shutout. The Georgia offense has found itself with JT Daniels at the helm, they should be able to put up points easily but they will not get to 54. Their pace of play ranks in the high 70s and should move even slower with the second string coming in around the 3rd quarter.
Pick: Under 53.5
Overall Season Picks Record: 12-10