What does this week of College Football have in store for us? I promise there will be an upset or two to have you cheering for the underdogs but here are four games that you can count on to go as planned.
TCU @ West Virginia (-11.5)
Illinois @ Nebraska (over 67.5)
FSU @ Notre Dame (-17)
Clemson (-20) @ Boston College
The Texas Christian Horned Frogs had us all fooled. They started the year off hot and competed with Ohio State to impress the country. Turns out Ohio State wasnt as good as we thought and TCU was even worse than we could have imagined. West Virginia was in uncharted territory, being discussed as potential playoff contenders and the pressure got to them, getting exposed at Iowa State. Once the pressure was relieved, they were able to get back to business and went to Austin and shocked the Longhorns. West Virginia is trending up and TCU is not. Take the Mountaineers!
Illinois is a pile of hot garbage and has struggled defensively to slow anyone down. Luckily, their offense has been able to score and keep them from being totally embarassed. Scott Frost hasn’t gotten off to the best start in Lincoln, either, as it took the Nebraska Cornhuskers most of the season to get a win. Nebraska has gotten better each week and it’s only a matter of time before they will be competitive again. Both teams can score and both teams struggle to play defense…take the over.
There’s not much to say for Florida State other than Willie Taggert does not appear to be the answer. They have struggled mightily all season and the cure for that is not a road trip to the undefeated #3 team. Notre Dame is sitting quarterback Ian Book this week as a precaution and Brandon Wimbush will start. This has played into a smart bettor’s hand as FSU is horrible at stopping the run while Wimbush is a better runner than Book. Due to the fact that Wimbush is not the normal starter, most places have dropped this line below 17. This is an easy pick.
Clemson is on fire. They are absolutely destroying people and BC will be no different. Boston College has looked formidable against the rest of the ACC but that just explains who BC is… the best team in the rest of the ACC. Clemson is on another level and playing like it.
You can watch the games if you want, and I know you will, but these games are happening like they’ve been called. So, if you don’t want to waste your time you can just trust and believe. Good luck!