WEEK 11 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW

2020 SEASON RECORD: 58-41-0 (58.6%)

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Week 11 Game of the Week (All Times CST)

#9 Indiana (+21) at #3 Ohio State – Saturday 11:00am

Ohio State beat Penn State by 13 points and Rutgers by 22 points. Indiana has proven to probably be the second or third best team in the Big Ten… and I get 21 points against an unproven Ohio State? Indiana keeps this a game until the Fourth Quarter.

Pick: Ohio State 38-21

Top Picks of the Week

#6 Florida (-31.5) at Vanderbilt– Saturday 11:00am

Vanderbilt is the doormat of the SEC and 31 points is not enough against an explosive Florida offense. Florida beats them by 40 points.

Kansas State (+12) at #17 Iowa State – Saturday 3:00pm

Iowa State doesn’t blow teams out… so giving a resilient Wildcats team double digits is not even fair. Kansas State covers and sprinkle some on the moneyline for a potential win.

Kentucky at #1 Alabama (-31) – Saturday 3:00pm

Alabama will continually destroy teams for the rest of the year… just keep betting Bama.

#10 Wisconsin (-6.5) at #19 Northwestern OVER 43.5– Saturday 3:30pm

This isn’t your Father’s Wisconsin team. Graham Mertz puts up points where Wisconsin could get 43.5 by themselves. Take Wisconsin and the Over.

Missouri (-5.5) at South Carolina– Saturday 6:30pm

South Carolina had just about everyone opt out when their coach was fired. This is a defeated team who will get crushed on Saturday. Mizzou by double digits.

Mississippi State (+25.5) at #13 Georgia – Saturday 6:30pm

Sure Mississippi State has less than 53 players on Saturday. But the way Georgia’s offense looks right now I don’t trust the line. Even with JT Daniels starting on Saturday.

#14 Oklahoma State at #18 Oklahoma OVER 59 – Saturday 6:30pm

Oklahoma home “Overs” always hit. No matter how improved Oklahoma State defense looked to improve… there will be points in Bedlam. Expect a high scoring close game.

Week 10 College Football Preview

2020 SEASON RECORD: 51-38-0 (57.3%)

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Week 10 Game of the Week (All Times CST)

#2 Notre Dame at Boston College (+13.5) – Saturday 2:30pm

Game Preview: Kind of a lackluster set of games with most SEC games getting postponed. BUT LOOK OUT FOR THIS ONE.

“Tyler, Notre Dame just beat Clemson, why would this game against Boston College be close?” SIT DOWN AND LISTEN RANDOM PERSON. Everything is actually pointing to Boston College making this a game. We have Boston College QB Phil Jurkovec starting against his former team (Revenge Game). We have Notre Dame a week after their biggest win this century (Let Down Game). We have The “Red Bandanna Game” for Boston College where they honor Welles Crowther (BC alumni) who selflessly saved lives on 9/11 before losing his own. Boston College is wearing special jerseys for this (Motivation Game). So in total the Revenge, Let Down, and Motivation Game all point in Boston College’s favor. Boston College moneyline.

Pick: Boston College 24-20

Top Picks of the Week

#10 Indiana (-7) at Michigan State– Saturday 11:00am

This is the same Michigan State that lost to Iowa by 42… Indiana by double digits.

#9 Miami (+2) at Virginia Tech – Saturday 11:00am

This seems like a trap after the Hokies lost to Liberty. But we are taking the trap and trusting D’Eriq King. Miami wins.

Illinois (+7) at Rutgers – Saturday 12:00pm

I don’t trust Rutgers as a touchdown favorite over anyone. Don’t worry about Illinois, they return a ton of players from COVID this weekend.

#11 Oregon (-10) at Washington State – Saturday 6:00pm

No idea why Oregon hasn’t been favored by more the past two weeks. But we will take advantage. Oregon wins big.

Arkansas (+17.5) at #6 Florida OVER 60.5– Saturday 6:00pm

Florida has scored at least 38 points every game this year. Which means all Arkansas has to do is score at least 23 points. Arkansas is a tough football team that will keep this close also.

#13 Wisconsin (-3) at Michigan – Saturday 6:30pm

Have you seen Michigan play? I don’t care who is starting for Wisconsin.

#19 SMU (+3) at Tulsa – Saturday 6:30pm

Classic wrong team favored scenario. SMU wins this.

Temple at UCF (Under 76.5) – Saturday 6:30pm

Temple hasn’t hit over a 76 total all year. Additionally they haven’t scored more than 29 points in the last 3 weeks. The total is way too high.

Week 9 College Football Preview

2020 SEASON RECORD: 43-35-0 (55.1%)

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Week 9 Game of the Week (All Times CST)

#11 Florida (+4.5) vs #5 Georgia – Saturday 6:30pm

Game Preview: Georgia is in a bit of a mess right now. Their defense has suffered injuries to key players including Richard LeCounte and Jordan Davis. Meanwhile their offense has looked sluggish putting up just 14 points against Kentucky. Florida finds a way to execute offensively and wins this game (as well as the SEC East).

Pick: Florida 31-27

#1 Clemson (-5) at #4 Notre Dame – Saturday 6:30pm

Game Preview: Clemson isn’t the untouchable team we thought they were… but they’re better than Notre Dame. DJ Uiagalelei did well in his first start and I expect the same even against a tough Notre Dame defense. Clemson outscores the Ian Book led Notre Dame offense and the better team wins.

Pick: Clemson 31-21

Top Picks of the Week

#9 BYU at #21 Boise State (OVER 61.5) – Friday 8:45pm

BYU’s point totals over the last three games: 43, 52, 41. Boise State’s last two: 42 and 49… These teams can score. Take the over in this shootout (Don’t worry I checked the weather, not a factor).

USC at Arizona State (+11) (UNDER 58.5) – Saturday 11:00am

This game kicks off at 9am local time… it will be a low scoring sloppy game as neither team will be awake. Additionally, both teams return major experience on the defensive side of the ball, 18 total starters combined. Expect the offense not to execute this early in the morning and the game to be close.

West Virginia (+7) at #22 Texas – Saturday 1:00pm

Texas shouldn’t be a touchdown favorite over anybody, let alone a West Virginia team that just crushed Kansas State 37-10. This might even be worth a moneyline sprinkle.

Vanderbilt (+19.5) at Mississippi State – Saturday 3:00pm

Yes, Vanderbilt is not a good football team. But neither is Mississippi State. In the Bulldogs’ last three football games their offense has scored a grand total of 7 points… how are they going to cover a 19.5 point spread? Vanderbilt with the cover.

Arizona (+14) at Utah – Saturday 3:30pm

Utah is not the same team from last year after losing nine defensive starters and almost all of their impact offensive players. Arizona on the other hand is more experienced and should be able to cover the spread.

Texas Tech (+9) at TCU – Saturday 3:30pm

TCU’s biggest victory all year was by ten points against Baylor. Texas Tech will be able to keep it closer than that.

Stanford at #12 Oregon (-8) – Saturday 6:30pm

Stanford was not a good football team last year and now I’m supposed to trust them keeping it within 8 points against the Pac-12 Favorite Oregon Ducks who return a ton of talent? No way Jose. Oregon by double digits.

Tennessee at Arkansas (Under 52.5) – Saturday 7:00pm

I’m going to continue to trust Feleipe Franks and Arkansas defense unders… especially when they are playing Tennessee who hasn’t score over 21 points in the last three weeks. Take the Under.

Washington State at Oregon State (-1.5) – Saturday 9:30pm

Two things: I really like Oregon State and I don’t trust Washington State transitioning to a new coach in 2020. Pac-12 after dark is back with an easy Oregon State win.

Week 8 College Football Preview

2020 SEASON RECORD: 36-31-0 (53.7%)

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Week 8 Game of the Week (All Times CST)

#11 Ohio State (-11) at #18 Penn State – Saturday 6:30pm

Game Preview: The line keeps going down and I’m not sure why. Ohio State is the better team with the more dominant quarterback. I am not a Sean Clifford believer and don’t think he keeps this within two touchdowns.

Pick: Ohio State 38-20

Top Picks of the Week

#5 Georgia (-15) at Kentucky – Saturday 11:00am

Kentucky will be lucky to get double digit points. The Kentucky offense has been awful and now face a dominant Georgia defense. Georgia covers with ease.

UCF at Houston (UNDER 83) – Saturday 1:00pm

83 is a ridiculous number. Houston hasn’t had a game hit this total all year… Principle take the under on a 80 point total.

#17 Indiana (-13) at Rutgers – Saturday 2:30pm

Congratulations to Rutgers getting a win… but Rutgers is still Rutgers. Indiana in a blowout.

#4 Notre Dame (-21) at Georgia Tech (UNDER 58.5)– Saturday 2:30pm

Georgia is a young, inexperienced football team. Meanwhile Notre Dame found a grove last week against Pittsburgh. Notre Dame’s defense also leads the way so take the under as well.

Ole Miss (-15) at Vanderbilt – Saturday 3:00pm

Vanderbilt has been blown out by 34 points the past two weeks… 15 points is nothing.

Texas at #6 Oklahoma State (-3.5) – Saturday 3:00pm

I don’t trust Texas as things are falling apart. Meanwhile Okahoma State is the best team in the Big 12. Oklahoma State by more than a TD.

Mississippi State at #2 Alabama (-31) – Saturday 6:00pm

Mississippi State is going backwards. The Bulldogs have lost 4 players this week to opt out/transfers. Bama in a blowout.

Arkansas at #8 Texas A&M (Under 54.5) – Saturday 6:30pm

Feleipe Franks and Arkansas defense unders have been cashing… let’s keep it going with a game against mistake-prone Kellen Mond.

Missouri at #10 Florida (-13) – Saturday 6:30pm

Yes Missouri beat LSU. Fluke. Florida blows out Missouri behind Kyle Trask and the explosive Florida offense.

Week 7 College Football Preview

2020 SEASON RECORD: 30-26-0 (53.6%)

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Week 7 Game of the Week (All Times CST)

#21 Minnesota (+3.5) at #18 Michigan – Saturday 6:30pm

Game Preview: The wrong team is favored in this game. The Minnesota offense returns just about everybody including Big Ten Second Team QB Tanner Morgan. Meanwhile, Michigan is throwing out a first time starter at QB and is replacing a ton on both sides of the ball. Minnesota handles it (take the moneyline too).

Pick: Minnesota 34-24

Top Picks of the Week

Auburn at Ole Miss (+3.5) – Saturday 11:00am

While Ole Miss’s game against Arkansas gave me some concern about Matt Corral… I still think he is a very good quarterback. On the other side… YOU CAN’T TRUST BO NIX.

Oklahoma (-6.5) at TCU – Saturday 11:00am

Oklahoma is eventually going to figure it out and I think it starts this weekend. I’m trusting their offense to score 40+ points. Oklahoma 45-34.

Nebraska at #5 Ohio State (-26.5) – Saturday 11:00am

Ohio State has been dying to show they are in the same class as Alabama and Clemson. Ohio State runs up the score in a blowout.

Syracuse (+47) at #1 Clemson– Saturday 11:00am

Is Syracuse a bad football team? Absoultely. But 47 points is flat out disrespectful. Clemson will take the foot off the pedal in the second half and only win by 35.

#2 Alabama (-21) at Tennessee – Saturday 2:30pm

If Kentucky just beat Tennessee by 27 points… why would I not trust Alabama to do the same?

#3 Notre Dame at Pittsburgh (+11) – Saturday 2:30pm

I watched Notre Dame’s ugly 12-7 game against Louisville… this is definitely not the #3 team in the country. Sprinkle the moneyline also in a potential upset.

South Carolina (+6.5) at LSU – Saturday 6:00pm

Something is fishy about this line… LSU starts true freshman QB TJ Finley who is not mobile and was a 55% passer in High School. Meanwhile South Carolina is back after a big win against Auburn. AND LSU IS FAVORED BY ALMOST A TOUCHDOWN??? This is a trap, but I’m taking the bait. South Carolina and a moneyline sprinkle.

Maryland (+11) at Northwestern (Under 55) – Saturday 6:30pm

Northwestern averaged 12 points per game last year and now I am supposed to think they can cover a double digit spread? No thank you, Maryland and the under.

#9 Cincinnati (+3) at #16 SMU- Saturday 8:00pm

Another example of the wrong team being favored. Cincinnati might not have looked amazing offensively this season, but their defense is legit. Cincinnati not only covers, but they win the football game.

TGIS Top Ten – Week 6

1. Clemson Tigers

Clemson won convincingly over Miami 42-17 and it is clear no team will challenge them in the ACC. The Tigers are in danger of losing the #1 spot to the winner of Alabama/Georgia this week only due to their strength of schedule.

2. Alabama Crimson Tide

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647 yards and 48 points to Ole Miss… not good. However, the offense was absolutely flawless with Mac Jones going for 28/32 and 417 yards and Najee Harris running for 206 yards and 5 TDs. We’ll find out Saturday whether the defense really is suspect or the performance was just a wacky anomaly.

3. Georgia Bulldogs

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Georgia has the best defense in the nation. But their offense continues to look pedestrian with Jake From 2.0 aka the Mailman aka Stetson Bennett IV. The battle with Bama will be a true test for both units on whether they are the best team in the SEC.

4. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame messed around with Duke and Florida State… but I’m forced to put them at #4. Not because the Fighting Irish have been impressive, but because there are so few teams undefeated with very few games played. Let’s see if they mess around against Louisville on Saturday also.

5. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Nothing has changed with Oklahoma State after a bye week last week and this week due to a cancelled game. It is clear the Oklahoma State defense has improved from last season. The Pokes will face their first real test against Iowa State in a few weeks. I still believe this team has playoff potential in the pedestrian Big 12.

6. North Carolina Tar Heels

Another team that is just an above average, undefeated team. 4 point win against Boston College? Ew. 56-45 shutout against Virginia Tech? Eh. We have to let the season develop to see if North Carolina stays this high. The Tar Heels next three games are against Florida State, NC State, and Virginia.

7. Texas A&M Aggies

Texas A&M moves back into the top ten with their win over Florida. I honestly don’t understand how you can rank Florida above the Aggies, but there are plenty dumb AP voters who did just that. The Aggies are good… not great.

8. Florida Gators

The upset loss has Florida down, but not out. Florida is still a major contender in the SEC East with their explosive offense… the defense remains a huge issue though. The scenario remains the same: Beat Georgia to win the East.

9. Miami Hurricanes

My opinion of Miami remains unchanged. Possibly the second best team in the ACC, but nowhere near ready to compete with Clemson. Clemson was able to keep D’Eriq King in the pocket and make him throw. Can other ACC teams do that? We will wait and see.

EARN YOUR LOGO (#10)

10. Cincinnati Bearcats

Cincinnati has not played anyone decent, but the bye week leaves them in the ten spot. If the Bearcats win their next three games (Tulsa, SMU, and Memphis) pencil them into the top ten and as the Group of Five team with the best shot at a New Year’s Six bowl.

Week 6 College Football Preview

2020 SEASON RECORD: 24-21-0 (53.3%)

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Week 6 Game of the Week (All Times CST)

#3 Georgia at #2 Alabama (-3.5) – Saturday 7:00pm

Game Preview: No Saban? No problem. The Alabama defensive performance against Ole Miss was pathetic. But it has caused a major overreaction instead of looking at the brightside… Alabama’s offense is lethal. The game comes down to a simple concept: Mac Jones > Stetson Bennett. Sure Georgia has the edge on defense, but I don’t see Georgia’s offense being able to keep up with Bama’s. Bama wins. (UPDATE: Saban is one negative test from coaching… hope you grabbed the line when it was at -3.5)

Pick: Alabama 31-24

Top Picks of the Week

Auburn (-3) at South Carolina – Saturday 11:00am

Auburn squeaked out a close victory against Arkansas, but they are still a better team than the Gamecocks. We learned last week from LSU a big win over Vandy doesn’t make a team good… so don’t be fooled by the Cocks 41-7 win. Auburn by at least a touchdown.

Pittsburgh (+13.5) at Miami – Saturday 11:00am

Pittsburgh plays solid defense and will be able to contain D’Eriq King. They may not win against the Hurricanes, but they will keep it within two touchdowns.

Kansas at West Virginia (-22.5) – Saturday 11:00am

If Kansas is an underdog by less than four touchdowns take the other team. Kansas has lost to Coastal Carolina by 15, Baylor by 33, and Oklahoma State by 40. Take West Virginia.

Louisville (+17) at #4 Notre Dame– Saturday 1:30pm

I just can’t quit Louisville. Their defense is awful, but they can put up points. Notre Dame couldn’t even cover against Florida State… the Cardinals will be fine.

Duke at NC State (-4.5) – Saturday 2:30pm

This isn’t enough points… NC State is the much better team and Duke won’t be able to keep up. NC State by double digits.

Ole Miss (-1.5) at Arkansas Under 76– Saturday 2:30pm

Keep an eye on this one before kickoff. Ole Miss has some unknown COVID cases. Regardless I think Ole Miss is one of the better teams in the SEC despite their terrible defense. I also don’t trust Feleipe Franks with a point total of 76. Ole Miss wins 41-30.

#11 Texas A&M (-5) at Mississippi State – Saturday 3:00pm

Mississippi State is not good. The LSU game fooled all of us. Texas A&M wins by over a touchdown and KJ Costello keeps throwing interceptions.

North Carolina (-13.5) at Florida State – Saturday 6:30pm

Florida State is still awful… I don’t care that they covered against Notre Dame. North Carolina in a blowout.

Boston College (+12.5) at Virginia Tech – Saturday 7:00pm

The ACC is random… but I don’t understand this line. Boston College has proved to be better than expected at 3-1 and hasn’t lost a game by more than four points (against North Carolina that thumped VT by double digits). The line is way too large and is worth a moneyline sprinkle.

Week 5 College Football Preview

2020 SEASON RECORD: 19-13-0 (59.4%)

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Week 5 Game of the Week (All Times CST)

#7 Miami (+14) at #1 Clemson – Saturday 6:30pm

Game Preview: There are a lot of unknowns with this game. And I hate betting on unknowns. But it is the game of the week and we have to do it. Clemson is in sleepwalk mode through the first few games of the season and have yet to cover an ACC game. But they are still too good to let the Hurricanes walk into Death Valley and win this game. While D’Eriq King and Miami have looked like a dangerous team early in the season, I don’t see them winning this game. But Miami could still keep it within two TDs (unless Clemson decides they want to show up and be dominant for the first time this season). Clemson wins by double digits

Pick: Clemson 31-20

Top Picks of the Week

Louisville (-4.5) at Georgia Tech – Friday 6:00pm

A little Friday night action to wet the beak. Louisville should be favored by way more than they are. The Cards were competitive with Miami and narrowly lost to a good Pittsburgh team. All Georgia Tech has done is mess around with a bad Florida State team, get blown out by overrated UCF, and lose by double digits to Syracuse. Louisville with their explosive offense is the easy call.

Oklahoma (-1.5) vs #22 Texas – Saturday 11:00am

Oklahoma is in desperation mode after losing their first two Big 12 games. The interesting thing is quarterback Spencer Rattler hasn’t played bad, he has just made some redshirt freshman mistakes (Lincoln Riley’s first year with a QB that wasn’t a transfer). Anyways, I think Oklahoma is the better team and that is what I am betting on. Texas’s secondary is a mess and will be torched by Rattler. The Texas offense is mistake prone and can’t hang. Oklahoma 41-31.

#17 LSU (-13.5) at Missouri – Saturday 11:00am

This line doesn’t make any sense. When it was scheduled in Baton Rouge it was LSU (-20) and I was leaning that way. Now I am jumping on the line after a 6.5 point swing after the teams rescheduled the game moving it to Columbia due to the hurricane. This is the same Mizzou Tigers that were torched by Tennessee last week. Give me LSU. Give me the win.

#4 Florida (-6.5) at #21 Texas A&M– Saturday 11:00am

You have the best QB in the SEC (Florida’s Kyle Trask) going against the accident waiting to happen (Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond). Florida’s offense is one of the best in the nation and Texas A&M won’t be able to keep up. Gators by double digits.

NC State (+9.5) at Virginia – Saturday 11:00am

NC State has been one of the hardest teams to figure out after getting blown out by Virginia Tech, but beating Pittsburgh and Wake Forest. Virginia gave Clemson a game, but I’m not making them as 9.5 point favorites. NC State covers.

#19 Virginia Tech (+5) at #8 North Carolina– Saturday 11:00am

These are two even football teams. So if I have the chance to get one team and five points you bet I’m going to take it. Honestly, North Carolina is still living off pre-season buzz and overall has not been impressive. Not only do I think the Hokies cover… I’m sprinkling some on the moneyline for a Hokies upset win.

Kansas State (+9) at TCU – Saturday 3:00pm

The line makes no sense at all. These are two even football teams and I don’t think TCU has it in their arsenal to blow out someone. Give me Kansas State and the points… also another moneyline sprinkle.

Arkansas (+13.5) at #13 Auburn (UNDER 48) – Saturday 6:30pm

You have Bo Nix vs. Feleipe Franks and an O/U of 48?? Arkansas’s defense held Mississippi State to 21 points and I expect the same against Auburn. Under. Under. Under. Auburn wins 21-13.

#2 Alabama (-23.5) at Ole Miss (UNDER 74.5)- Saturday 6:30pm

Hope you got the point total early as it opened at 79.5… there is a hurricane coming through Oxford and it is going to be rainy. 74.5 points is way too high as Alabama’s defense is much better than given credit for. Also did I mention the hurricane? Alabama wins big 45-17.

Mississippi State at Kentucky (-2) – Saturday 6:30pm

Kentucky started the year with a good Auburn team and an emerging Ole Miss team. The SEC took two weeks to figure out Mike Leach’s offense (HEY LSU YOU DON’T PLAY PRESS COVERAGE AGAINST AIR RAID). Kentucky gets their first win against an overrated Mississippi State team.

TGIS Top Ten- Week 5

1. Clemson Tigers

The distance between Clemson and Alabama is shrinking after last Saturday. Clemson is a very, very good team, but they haven’t shown the dominance like last year. A big win in this week’s game against Miami can help solidify them at the number one spot for at least another week.

2. Alabama Crimson Tide

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Absolutely dominant. The offense has not lost much of a step under Mac Jones and the defense is much improved from last year. Alabama has the strength of schedule advantage for the entire season so if Bama finishes undefeated… they will be #1.

3. Georgia Bulldogs

Georgia Logo

Georgia has been a force since their first half, first game struggle against Arkansas. Sure the offense isn’t explosive, but that defense will make a lot of teams look ineffective, inefficient, discombobulated, and all the other adjectives for “terrible offense”.

4. Florida Gators

The Gators may have one of the most explosive offenses in the nation, but is the defense able to keep up? Regardless, the Gators have solidified a spot in the top four with their play so far.

5. Miami Hurricanes

Are they pretenders or contenders in the ACC? We will find out this Saturday following their game against Clemson. Before D’Eriq King, Miami’s offense was known for their three and outs and inability to make it past midfield. King has turned them into a top 10 offense in the nation. The defense is also solid (just think if first round pick Greggory Rousseau wouldn’t have opted out). Miami right now is a top five team.

6. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Sloppy against Duke and dominant against South Florida, the Fighting Irish are unknown. Unfortunately Notre Dame doesn’t face a legitimate threat until November 7th against Clemson. I guess we will just sit and wait?

7. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Not enough respect is being given to the Pokes. The Oklahoma State defense has obviously improved from last season and the offense has done decently without their starting QB Spencer Sanders. The struggle win against Tulsa looks way better after Tulsa’s upset win against UCF. This team has playoff potential (Yes, I said it) especially in the pedestrian Big 12.

8. Tennessee Volunteers

When is the national media going to treat the Vols like a legitimate team? The defense is stout. Expect a defensive battle on Saturday when they face off with Georgia.

EARN YOUR LOGOS (#9-#10)

9. BYU Cougars

This is the part of the rankings I just throw up my hands. Do I legitimately think BYU is the 9th best team in the country? No. But the combination of BYU blowing everyone out and almost everyone in the middle of the Big 12, SEC, and ACC having a loss with no premier wins leads to this ranking. We will see if BYU is able to keep it going, but I doubt it.

10. Cincinnati Bearcats

Like BYU, Cincinnati has not played anyone. But their wins have been convincing. Unlike BYU, the Bearcats next three games are legitimate opponents: Tulsa, SMU, and Memphis. As you can probably tell, the 9 and 10 spots of this top ten are a wait-and-see.  

Week 4 College Football Preview

2020 SEASON RECORD: 11-11-0 (50%)

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Week 4 Game of the Week (All Times CST)

#8 Auburn (+7) at #4 Georgia – Saturday 11:00am

Game Preview: The Georgia offense looked rough in their first week against Arkansas. They do get a bump with new transfer QB JT Daniels now medically cleared to play… but he hasn’t played a football game in over a year. Expect a close low scoring game.

Pick: Georgia 21-16

Top Picks of the Week

TCU (+12.5) at #9 Texas – Saturday 11:00am

TCU has won five out of the last six games against Texas. Texas went to OT with an average Texas Tech team last week. In summary, Texas has not earned a double digit line. TCU covers.

Missouri (+12.5) at #21 Tennessee– Saturday 11:00am

Tennesse QB Jarrett Guarantano as a double digit favorite against a solid Mizzou team? No thank you… give me the points.

#13 Texas A&M at #2 Alabama (-17) – Saturday 2:30pm

Nick Saban was disappointed in Alabama not keeping the intensity the entire team against Mizzou. Expect no back door covers here… Alabama will play joyless murderball and win by at least three touchdowns.

#17 Oklahoma State (-22) at Kansas– Saturday 2:30pm

Kansas has lost by 15 to Coastal Carolina and by 33 to Baylor… 22 points is nowhere near enough. Oklahoma State will also get QB Spencer Sanders back. Pokes win by at least 30.

Ole Miss (+6.5) at Kentucky – Saturday 3:00pm

I don’t think Kentucky can keep up with the scoring of Lane Kiffin’s offense. Ole Miss does struggle on defense, but this is a much easier matchup than Florida last week. The Rebels cover.

Navy at Air Force (UNDER 48)- Saturday 5:00pm

Unders in the last 45 Service Academy games are 35-9-1. Always play the under with these slow paced option offenses.

#18 Oklahoma at Iowa State (OVER 62.5) – Saturday 6:30pm

Last year’s matchup was a 42-41 game. We’ve seen Oklahoma’s defense hasn’t improved and their offense can still put up points. Hammer the over.

Arkansas (+18) at Mississippi State (Under 69) – Saturday 6:30pm

Expect a letdown game for Mississippi State after a huge emotional win at LSU last weekend. I also don’t trust Feleipe Franks to score enough points for the over to hit. This will be closer and lower scoring than people are expecting.