coleryan Posts:11961 Followers:18
11/09/2013 10:16 AM

Kansas State Wildcats at Texas Tech Red Raiders (-2.5, 59.5)

Former walk-on defensive end Ryan Mueller was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week after posting seven tackles (including two for loss) and one sack. Sparked by Mueller’s effort, the Wildcats allowed only one offensive snap inside their 20 and held Iowa State to 249 total yards, narrowly missing out on its first shutout in a conference game since 2003.

Despite being the focal point of the Cowboys’ defense last Saturday, Jace Amaro set career highs with 15 catches and 174 receiving yards – becoming the first Red Raider since Michael Crabtree to record at least eight receptions in eight straight games. Amaro also logged his fourth consecutive 100-yard game, the most by a Texas Tech player since Crabtree posted seven in a row in 2007.

LINE: Texas Tech opened as at 2.5-point favorite and the total opened at 59.5.
WEATHER: Temperatures are expected to be in the low-60s with wind blowing across the field at 8 mph.
TRENDS:

* Wildcats are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games vs. teams with winning records.
* Red Raiders are 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 games following a double-digit home loss.
* Over is 23-9 in Texas Tech's last 32 games.

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11/09/2013 10:16 AM


coleryan Posts:11961 Followers:18
11/09/2013 10:17 AM

- Red-hot Florida State can clinch a second straight ACC Atlantic Division title and a third berth in the conference championship the last four seasons with a win over Wake Forest.

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11/09/2013 10:17 AM

Mississippi State Bulldogs at Texas A&M Aggies (-19, 66.5)

The Bulldogs are on pace to break a 31-year-old school-record for total offense, averaging 447.1 yards, and Prescott is the catalyst. He has rushed for 100 yards or more three times and has accounted for 17 touchdowns. The Bulldogs' secondary was shredded against LSU and Auburn but has allowed only 312 passing yards over the past two games.

Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel has put on quite an encore after his Heisman Trophy campaign as a redshirt freshman, and he ranks fifth in the nation with 2,867 passing yards to go along with 564 rushing yards and accounting for 34 touchdowns. He has one of the nation's top receivers in Mike Evans, who needs 61 receiving yards to surpass Ryan Swope's school record of 1,207 in 2011. D

LINE: Texas A&M is a 19-point favorite after opening at -18. The total has held steady at 66.5.
WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the low-70s under partly cloudy skies.
TRENDS:

* Bulldogs are 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games.
* Aggies are 5-1 ATS in their last six games on grass.
* Under is 9-3 in Texas A&M's last 12 games following an ATS win.

coleryan Posts:11961 Followers:18
11/09/2013 10:18 AM

To be fair, Miles has fared better against Bama than most of his predecessors. He won his first three games against Alabama and five of the first seven. But then came the ugly 21-0 loss in the 2011-2012 BCS National Championship Game and last season's heartbreaking loss in Baton Rouge.

Everyone outside of the 225 area code expects the losing streak to reach three games after Saturday night's clash at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Crimson Tide is a 12-point favorite on Saturday night. The last time the Tigers were such big underdogs was 2001, when No. 2 Florida was a 14-point favorite against them in the Swamp.

A three-game losing streak would mark the Tigers' longest skid against the Crimson Tide since the mid-90s. And the way Saban is recruiting these days, there's little reason to believe the Tigers' fate will improve in the future.

There's a lot on the line for the Tigers and Miles.

coleryan Posts:11961 Followers:18
11/09/2013 10:19 AM

Brigham Young Cougars at Wisconsin Badgers (-8, 55.5)

Outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy leads the Cougars’ defense, ranking second among active FBS players in career sacks with 26. Hill is a dangerous dual threat, passing for 339 yards and three touchdowns in BYU’s 37-20 victory over Boise State on Oct. 25. The sophomore is sixth in the nation averaging 357.5 yards of total offense per game, and has completed 65.4 percent of his passes during the Cougars’ five-game winning streak.

White scored two touchdowns in last week’s 28-9 victory over Iowa, and leads all active FBS players in career rushing touchdowns (41) and total touchdowns (43). The Badgers average 7.26 yards per play, leading the Big Ten and ranking seventh in the nation. The Wisconsin defense gets particularly tough in the red zone, leading the country in holding opponents out of the end zone 61.9 percent of the time.

LINE: Wisconsin opened -7.5 and is now -8. The total is currently 55.5.
WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the low-50s with wind blowing across the width of the field at 12 mph.
TRENDS:

* Cougars are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 road games.
* Badgers are 7-0-1 ATS in their last eight games.
* Under is 16-5 in BYU's last 21 games against teams with winning records.

coleryan Posts:11961 Followers:18
11/09/2013 10:19 AM

No. 9 Auburn Tigers at Tennessee Volunteers

Saturday at noon ET, ESPN


Auburn has won five straight in this series, but the previous meeting was in 2009. The Volunteers will have to improve a rush defense that allowed 339 yards last week to Missouri and now will be facing an Auburn rush attack that leads the SEC (averaging 306 YPG). However, the Vols are back home in the friendly confines of Neyland Stadium, where they were one play away from being 5-0 this season. Look for them to take the Tigers to the limit on Saturday.

Pick: Auburn 27, Tennessee 24

coleryan Posts:11961 Followers:18
11/09/2013 10:22 AM

Since people are asking, I am getting my picks up early...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL BIG 5 PICKS!

My record YTD: 28-20-2, +7.00 includes a 14-5-1 in the last 20 games run!

1) Volunteers +7.5
2) Kentucky +14


The Wildcats are bad, but this is a good spot for them, they keep it close..

coleryan Posts:11961 Followers:18
11/09/2013 10:23 AM

- The Southern Methodist Mustangs have allowed 294 points, more than double the 144 surrendered by the Cincinnati Bearcats.

coleryan Posts:11961 Followers:18
11/09/2013 10:23 AM