Football Friday

Man, I love Football Fridays!!!!

College Preview below:
Games I will be watching:
Last week 8-0 straight up
2-6 vs the spread

Akron @ Penn State 12:00 ABC
Penn State -14.5
Penn State comes home from across the pond to face Akron. Will the Lions have some hangover from the trip and the emotional last second win. I expect them to be flat early but Christian Hackenberg is to good for the Akron secondary
Prediction
Penn State 31 Akron 17
Lean under 51

USC @ Stanford 3:30 ABC
Stanford -2.5
A clash of styles on the west coast. Steve Sarkisian brought an up tempo style to Cody Kessler and the Trojans. They ran 105 plays last week and 64 in the first half. Stanford and David Shaw like to line up and run it right at you. I really have no read on this game but am extremely intrigued. I will take Stanford for the soul fact USC has a lot of freshman playing but would not be surprised either outcome
Prediction
Stanford 27 USC 23
Lean under 55

Continuous Prediction (1-0 stright up/ 0-1 against the spread):
“I think we will win by at least 14 but I know we will cover the +2.5”

Michigan St @ Oregon 6:30 Fox
Oregon -12
In what can be a statement game for the Big Ten Sparty travels to Eugene for another game that pits opposing styles against each other. Sparty is led by its physical defense which will try and overpower the high tempo Oregon offense. However, I think the game will be decided on the other side when Sparty offense goes against the Ducks defense. IF the Sparty offense can control the clock and keep the Oregon offense on the sideline, Sparty could be heading back to the Midwest with a signature win. I think the Spartan defense will have success and the offense will have its moments but not enough.
Prediction
Oregon 31 Michigan St 24
Lean Michigan St +12

BYU @ Texas 7:30 Fox Sports 1
Texas -1
Texas hosts BYU who gained 550 yards vs the Horns last year. Texas will be without starting quarterback David Ash as well as their starting center. Texas defense will have to strap up to contain Taysom Hill the Cougar qb. I think Texas pulls it out with the defense causing some turnovers and running the football to give Charlie Strong his first big win in Austin
Prediction
Texas 20 BYU 16
Lean Texas -1

Virginia Tech @ Ohio State
Ohio State -11
Last week was not pretty for the Buckeyes. It took them a couple quarters to find their stride and pull away from the Midshipmen. They better tighten it up this week as Beamer ball comes to town. The Hokies have a really good secondary and should keep the Buckeyes and JT Barrett in check. However, the Hokie offense will not be able to do anything at the Shoe. Expect an ugly game but much like last week OSU pulls away late.
Prediction
Ohio State 30 Virginia Tech 10
Lean Ohio St -11

Michigan @ Notre Dame
Notre Dame -3.5
The last game of this traditional matchup scheduled. It should be a great matchup in South Bend, as most Wolverine/Irish battles are. Both teams have explosive quarterbacks that can turn the game in an instant. It could be who has the ball last wins.
Despite my dislike for both teams, I will miss this annual matchup

I will take the much better coach in Brian Kelly to pull off the victory in what should be another great game.
Notre Dame 34 Michigan 31
Lean over 55.5

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