Last weekend provided a valuable reminder: No matter how well you handicap a game, and how perfectly this handicapping may play out for roughly 59 minutes and 47 seconds, it can all come crashing down in a few meaningless laterals.
In the case of Northwestern, that’s exactly what transpired in the final chaotic moments against Ohio State. The Buckeyes’ late touchdown did not help last week’s overall record, although another week over .500 in the pick department will do just fine.
Switching gears to this week, a handful of key AP Top 25 matchups are on tap. Oregon has finally been handed a spread under 20 points, and a team ranked in the Top 20 will go on the road as a double-digit underdog against an unranked team.
Just another weekend of college football.
Record Against the Spread Entering Week 6: 63-45-2
Spreads courtesy of VegasInsider.com.