Ace’s Picks: College Football Week 3
Coming into Week 3, we’re currently 12-11 for our college football picks. Also 1-0 on our ML Underdog picks. There’s a lot of games that I like this week, and this is one of those boom or bust weekends where we win a lot or we lose a lot. Let’s hope we won’t have to file for bankruptcy.
Iowa State +19 vs Oklahoma
Oklahoma has probably the most explosive offense in the country, but they haven’t played anyone yet. They’ve also just lost running back Rodney Anderson for the entire season. Iowa State is 0-1 after losing a tough game at Iowa, so I expect them to come out strong this week to try to upset OU to get their first win of the season. Plus, the Cyclones were able to go into Norman last year and knock off OU. OU has too much talent to not win, but I don’t see them covering. Oklahoma 34 Iowa State 21.
Syracuse +125 ML vs Florida State
Willie Taggart WILL eventually get FSU back on track, but it won’t be this year. They absolutely stink, and it’s kind of sad considering it was just a couple of years ago that they won the National Championship and had a chance to repeat. That Syracuse high powered offense will be able to put up some serious numbers against this wounded duck defense, and this pick will put us at 2-0 on ML DOG picks. Syracuse will probably also rush the field, even though Florida State sucks this year.
Nebraska -10.5 vs Troy
I like this Nebraska team. I think they’ll only win 6 or 7 games this year, but I like them. You can tell that these kids are playing for Scott Frost, which is good news for the program’s future. Troy’s struggled with big time opponents this year (duh), as Boise State blew them out at Troy 56-20. I don’t see Troy going into Nebraska and keeping this game close. Nebraska by 21.
Notre Dame -13.5 vs Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt might be the real deal, since they’ve blown out MTSU and Nevada. However, going to Notre Dame is an entirely different animal. ND came out flat last week against Ball State, so hopefully they’ve learned their lesson and they’ll come out ready to play this week.
LSU +10 @ Auburn
Auburn’s overrated. They’ve only played one real half of football this season, and that was the first half against Washington. I like LSU’s defense, I like that they have a quarterback that can make some plays, I like that they still play smashmouth football, and I love them on the road this week in Auburn.
LSU +305 ML @ Auburn
Fuck it, let’s do it. Let’s throw some money on LSU straight up.
Wisconsin -22.5 vs BYU
BYU is a solid team, but Wisconsin just has way too much talent for the Cougars to try to contain. Plus, the game’s at Wisconsin. Give me the Badgers.
USF -10.5 vs Illinois
Illinois sucks. USF is good. Charlie Strong has these guys playing ball, and Blake Barnett is having a solid season. It is basically a road game for South Florida since the game is at Soldier Field, but I still like the Bulls to cover.
Arkansas -7 vs North Texas
Don’t really know all that much about these teams. I just know that an SEC school is a 7-point favorite at home against North Texas.
Houston -1.5 @ Texas Tech
Houston’s high powered offense is back, and they’ve scored 45 points in both of their games this year. They’re going on the road to face Tech’s high-powered offense, but hopefully Ed Oliver & Company will be able to slow the Red Raiders down.
Ole Miss +22 vs Alabama
0.00% chance that Ole Miss wins this game, but it seems like they always play Alabama close. Should be a fun battle between Jordan Ta’amu and Tua, but in the end Alabama’s defense will make a big play to secure the win for the Crimson Tide. Bama by 17.