Week 3 college football preview

2020 SEASON RECORD: 4-7-0 (36%)

Alright we went 3-3 last week. But we’ve knocked off the offseason dust and now we are ready for the start of conference play in the Big 12 and SEC… HERE ARE THE PICKS:

Week 3 Game of the Week (All Times CST)

#23 Kentucky (+7.5) at #8 Auburn (UNDER 49.5) – Saturday 11:00am

Game Preview: Get ready… the game of the day comes early. Kentucky runs the ball efficiently behind a great offensive line and has a bundle of returning talent on defense. Auburn… also plays good defense, but lost many of the key starters off last year’s team. This will be a low scoring game where I like Kentucky with the upset. I STILL DO NOT TRUST BO NIX.

Pick: Kentucky 24-20

Top Picks of the Week

Kansas State at #3 Oklahoma (OVER 59.5) – Saturday 11:00am

Kansas State gave up 35 points to Arkansas State who didn’t have 12 of their starters. Oklahoma might score 60 on their own. Over hits with ease.

#23 Iowa State (-2.5) at TCU (UNDER 47)– Saturday 1:30pm

TCU is without their starting quarterback and will start Matthew Downing (first career start). Iowa State struggled mightily on offense in their first game against Louisiana-Lafayette. This game screams the under and an Iowa State close win.

#22 Army (+14) at #13 Cincinnati – Saturday 2:30pm

Army has outscored their opponents 79-7 in their first two games. Trust the slow pace Army offense to keep it within two scores against a good Cincinnati team.

#9 Texas at Texas Tech (UNDER 70.5)– Saturday 2:30pm

Unders have been killing it early in the year. Texas does not have a bad defense either so look for this game to be under 70.5. 38-21 Texas wins.

Duke at Virginia (-4.5) – Saturday 3:00pm

Duke has some major injuries on defense including to cornerback Mark Gilbert. 4.5 points is not nearly enough for a solid team like Virginia (I mean they were in the Orange Bowl last year). Look for the Cavs to win by a touchdown or more.

#2 Alabama (-27) at Missouri- Saturday 6:00pm

Always take Nick Saban in season openers. Especially when the opposing team has 12 players out due to COVID and shaky quarterback play. Alabama by a million.

#16 Tennessee (-3.5) at South Carolina – Saturday 6:30pm

Something must be going on here. Tennessee is at least a touchdown better than the Gamecocks who have an average defense and zero playmakers on the offensive side of the ball. I’m taking the bait by picking the better team to win by more than 3.5.

Florida State at #12 Miami (-11.5) – Saturday 6:30pm

Florida State has zero offense. Miami is now explosive with D’Eriq King at quarterback and plays solid defense. Miami wins big in this Saturday night game.

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