Well, we were a Texas loss away from a perfect 4-0 last week. We should have known better than to bet on Mack Brown and his band of underachievers. Watching BYU run up over 550 rushing yards against the Longhorns was priceless though. Oregon, Wyoming and Arizona made last week worth our while.
Last Week: 3-1
Year to Date: 5-2 (71.4%)
Louisville at Kentucky – We thought this line was a mistake the first time we saw it on Monday. There is a huge disparity in talent of these two teams, and Louisville has a Heisman worthy quarterback…Teddy Bridgewater (752 PaYds, 9TDs)… who is playing at an elite level. Usually we will stay away from rivalry games, but this feels like free money. We’ll take the Cards. Louisville -13.5.
Maryland at Connecticut – The Terps suffered through a dismal 4-8 season in 2012, but their overall talent really wasn’t that bad. Injuries to their top 4 quarterbacks left Maryland starting a linebacker at the QB position the last half of the season. This year senior QB C.J. Brown is off to a good start (556 PaYds, 5TDs) and the talent around him – like super soph WR Stefon Diggs (277 RecYds, 2TDs) – continues to grow. Terps head coach Randy Edsall returns to UCONN where he went 74-70 over 12 years. The Huskies lost in week 1 to FCS member Towson 33-18, and managed only 290 total yards in the process. This one could get ugly…fast. Maryland -6.5.
Youngstown St. at Michigan St. – In the first two weeks of the year, we have seen some bad offenses. Michigan State might be the worst. The Spartans have tried three quarterbacks so far and are considering a fourth this week in true freshman Damion Terry. Their defense (4 TDs) has more touchdowns than the offense (2 Rushing TDs). Youngstown St. rolled up 715 total yards last week in their 67-13 win over Morehead State, and has most of their starters back from a team that went into Pittsburgh last year and won 31-17. Another FCS upset brewing here. Youngstown St. +27.
Who are you on this week?