TGIS College Football Preview – Week 9

OVERALL RECORD: 220-179-7 (55.1%)

2022 SEASON RECORD: 49-40-6 (55.1%)

Well last week we went 4-6-2 (not sure what is happening with all the ties this year). After the lackluster week we are hitting exactly 55.1% both on the season and overall. That is decent… but TGIS can do better. This is a major dog week with multiple highly ranked teams going on the road. Get ready for a wild one… LETS GET TO THE PICKS:

Week 9 Game of the Week (All Times CST)

#2 Ohio State at #13 Penn State UNDER 61.5 – 11:00am

Don’t let the 54 points against Iowa fool you, the Ohio State offense did not look great against Iowa. It was more of the Iowa offense just being the worst offense I’ve ever seen and not being able to stay on the field. Meanwhile, Ohio State’s defense has played well so far this season. I’m going to bet this game stays under control with Penn State trying to establish the run.

Game Pick: Ohio State 34-20

Top Picks of the Week

East Carolina +3 at BYU– Friday 7:00pm

BYU is a flat out bad football team. Last week Liberty’s third string quarterback Johnathan Bennett completed 82.8% of his passes against the BYU defense. This was after he completed a little over 50% of his passes against Gardner-Webb and UMass. East Carolina has a solid quarterback in Holton Ahlers, I believe ECU can win this game, give me the points while you are at it.

Oklahoma -1 at Iowa State – 11:00am

Oklahoma is a totally different team with quarterback Dillon Gabriel healthy. No way Iowa State can score enough points to keep up.

Notre Dame at #16 Syracuse UNDER 47.5 – 11:00am

Syracuse’s defense has been very good this year and may get their star cornerback Garrett Williams back. Meanwhile, Notre Dame has struggled to score. This one will be low scoring.

Northwestern at Iowa UNDER 37.5 – 2:30pm

Iowa unders. End of story. Especially against Northwestern.

#9 Oklahoma State at #22 Kansas State OVER 56 – 2:30pm

Have you seen Big 12 games recently? The last three Oklahoma State games have all had over 72 total points. I’m betting on Adrian Martinez playing and this over hitting with ease.

#8 Oregon -17 at Cal – 2:30pm

Oregon’s offense has been unstoppable against Pac-12 competition. On the other side is a Cal team that was beat by Colorado and has averaged under 5 yards per play against the last two weeks. This won’t be a Golden Bear trap, expect a huge day for Bo Nix against Cal.

#10 USC -15.5 at Arizona – 6:00pm

You know that terrible Cal offense I just talked about? The Wildcats gave up 49 points to them. Arizona won’t be able to stop USC at all.

#19 Kentucky at #3 Tennessee -12.5 – 6:00pm

Tennessee has too much offense and the Vols defensive line will dominate against a bad Kentucky offensive line. Tennessee wins big, huge, gigantically.

Michigan State at #4 Michigan -21.5 – 6:30pm

Michigan State had 7 rushing yards when they played Ohio State. They’re not going to be able to run on Michigan either. I’ve said it all year to fade this Michigan State team… don’t stop now.

#15 Ole Miss at Texas A&M UNDER 55– 6:30pm

Texas A&M is suspending players, has two offensive lineman out for the year and starting QB Haynes King has a bad shoulder. I would take Ole Miss, but they have injuries as well. 55 points is too high of an Over/Under for a Texas A&M game, especially with Wegman most likely starting. Give me the under all day.

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