Ben Wittenstein: Oregon State -3 over Washington State.
I’ll just say it: People are sleeping on the Beavers. The public has been so blinded by other Pac-12 teams like Colorado, Oregon, and USC that they haven’t been watching one of the best offenses in the country in Corvallis. Under the command of Clemson transfer DJ Uiagalelei and NFL RB prospect Damien Martinez, Oregon State’s offense has been humming along pretty nicely so far. They face an equally offensively-talented opponent in Washington State, but the Cougars’ pass defense ranks 115th in the nation. It’s going to be tough for them to stop the Beavers’ attack — Oregon State should score enough to cover the short spread.
Nate Jacobson: Middle Tennessee -3 over Colorado State.
This play is a fade of Colorado State coming off a very physical, emotional, double-overtime loss at Colorado that ended late into the night in Boulder on Saturday. The Rams impressed and easily covered as 23.5-point underdogs, but it’s a game they should’ve won after having an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter.
It’ll be a challenge for the Rams to get up for a trip to Murfreesboro to play a Middle Tennessee team that was battle-tested against Alabama in Week 1 and took Missouri down to the wire in Week 2. Another reason to bet against Colorado State is that DL Mohamed Kamara, who flashed in the Colorado game, will be suspended for the first half after being ejected for a targeting call on Saturday.
Colby Marchio: Memphis +6.5 over Missouri.
I live by a code, and that code states that if a college team storms the field or court they are an automatic fade in the following game. The code also states that if a player or coach cries and they did not just win the championship, it is also an automatic fade the following game. Those two things equal Memphis +7.
Missouri’s upset win over Kansas State last week was also one of the ugliest endings to a game I have seen in a long time. Check the tape. A poorly executed win. I love Memphis, especially in a neutral site matchup.
BW: Purdue +6 over Wisconsin.
For an IU alum, I’ve really been putting money behind Purdue a lot. It didn’t hit last week, but with the Boilermakers at home as an underdog once again, I’m hopping on them. The offense has been less consistent than I’m sure they’d like, but it should be good enough to keep pace with a lethargic Wisconsin attack. Purdue’s weakness is clearly its secondary, and they won’t be strained like they were against ‘Cuse’s downfield attack, with Wisconsin being a more balanced team offensively. I’ll take the Boilermakers to hang with the Badgers.
NJ: Oregon -20.5 over Colorado.
I’m going to fade the other team involved in last week’s Rocky Mountain Showdown. While Colorado got the win last week, they needed some good fortune with a pick-six early in the game and Colorado State HC Jay Norvell mismanaging the game at the end.
Also lost in the Colorado hype is that QB Shedeur Sanders has been sacked 16 times this season and two-way sensation Travis Hunter will be out for this game. Those are all huge issues against a very good Oregon team at Autzen Stadium in Eugene. It’s a little uncomfortable laying a big number like this, but I truly believe this will get ugly for the Buffaloes on Saturday.
CM: Purdue +6 over Wisconsin.
Last week’s loss to Syracuse on paper looks more embarrassing than it actually was. The Boilermakers turned the ball over four times against the Orange while still making it a competitive game. Purdue is better than their record shows, and this will be the perfect week to show up and show out at home. I love a home dog. Boiler UP!
BW: Georgia Tech ML +160 over Wake Forest.
The Yellows Jackets’ offense is going to be key here. While they only got 23 points against Ole Miss, they still garnered 474 yards of total offense. With one of the ACC’s top statistical QBs in Haynes King, Georgia Tech won’t truly be out of most games. Coming off a game against one of the country’s most explosive offenses, they still dominated the time of possession, holding on to the ball for almost 40 minutes of game play.
If they can control the ball again this weekend, they should easily compete with the less explosive Wake Forest. Tech has been slowly improving all season, so this could be the week they finally break through.
NJ: Memphis ML +190 over Missouri.
Colby already outlined the reasons to fade Mizzou off a program-changing win against Kansas State last week. Another wrinkle to this matchup is some extra motivation for Memphis, who was supposed to be at home for this game.
Missouri paid Memphis $1 million to move this game to St. Louis instead of playing a true road game. I can see a fully-focused effort from the AAC program after getting bought out of playing a home game against an SEC opponent. Plus, Memphis has extra time to prepare after playing Thursday in Week 3, and Mizzou QB Brady Cook is questionable for the game.
CM: Notre Dame ML +130 over Ohio State.
Notre Dame’s biggest flaw, in my opinion, has always been strength of schedule. Proving how legit they are has always been a mystery for that reason. However, this game easily could solidify their legitimacy. QB Sam Hartman is the real deal — he could arguably be their best signal-caller since Brady Quinn.
I have never been a fan of the Fighting Irish. Maybe it was their former head coach? I digress. This is a very likable and very well put together Notre Dame squad. I do not think Ohio State is ready for a Saturday night in South Bend.
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