Dave's College Football Picks ATS: UConn at Baylor

dave darbySenior Analyst ISeptember 17, 2009

AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 8:  Quarterback Robert Griffin #10 of the Baylor Bears runs the ball during the game against the Texas Longhorns on November 8, 2008 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas.  Texas won 45-21. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Baylor (1-0) vs. UConn (1-1)

Line: Baylor -10.5

Baylor had Week Two of the college football season off after traveling to Wake Forrest and winning by a 24-21 score in Week One. The Bears faithful have high hopes for this year's squad, led by multi-threat quarterback Robert Griffin III.

The defense looks to be improved and played well in the opener. Playing in the brutal Big 12 South division, Baylor is looking to pile up a few victories before the Oklahoma and Texas schools come calling.

UConn opened the season with a 23-16 victory against Ohio before losing last week to North Carolina, 12-10, after an offensive hold in the end zone caused a safety with under two minutes to go.

The defense has been the bright spot for the Huskies thus far. The defensive unit has come away with two takeaways each game. The offense struggled against North Carolina, and starting quarterback Zack Frazer was lost for two to four weeks with a knee injury. Backup Cody Endres was not sharp in relief but will have the starting nod this week.

Obviously the Huskies need a low-scoring game. They may hang for a while, but, sooner or later, Griffin is going to get loose and the Bears will start to roll.

Baylor is 5-0 against the spread over its last five games and has the extra week to prepare to go with the home cooking. Won't be long before more people jump on the Baylor bandwagon.

Dave's Pick: Baylor -10.5