Last week, I went 6-2 against the spread and 6-2 straight up. Not too bad at all. For the season so far I am 14-11 against the spread and 18-7 straight up.
Minnesota at Northwestern (-2)
The Golden Gophers aren't bad this season, and Northwestern is having trouble dealing without now NFL RB Tyrell Sutton and a few other offensive playmakers.
Winner: (Spread) Minnesota; (Straight Up) Minnesota
TCU at Clemson (-2.5)
The Tigers are angry that nobody is taking them seriously. The Horned Frogs are strong on defense, but their offense will be stifled by Clemson's defense. I could definitely see this game coming down to special teams, where I think Clemson has the edge.
Winner: (Spread) Clemson; (Straight Up) Clemson
Boise State at Bowling Green (+16.5)
The Broncos have way too much offense for Bowling Green.
Winner: (Spread) Boise State; (Straight Up) Boise State
South Florida at Florida State (-14.5)
Without Matt Grothe, the Bulls have no chance against the Seminoles, who are coming off a big win over BYU.
Winner: (Spread) Florida State; (Straight Up) Florida State
Colorado State at BYU (-15.5)
The Cougars are angry after the whuppin' they took last week and will come out firing.
Winner: (Spread) BYU; (Straight Up) BYU
Washington at Stanford (-7)
There's a chance the Huskies have a letdown this week, but I think they'll come out and get another win.
Winner: (Spread) Washington; (Straight Up) Washington
Iowa at Penn State (-9.5)
The Hawkeyes will play the Nittany Lions close in this bad weather game.
Winner: (Spread) Iowa; (Straight Up) Penn State
Washington State at USC (-46)
The Trojans won't score enough because they will be trying to protect Matt Barkley.
Winner: (Spread) Washington State; (Straight Up) USC
Arizona at Oregon State (-2)
The Rodgers brothers will be too much for Arizona in Corvallis.
Winner: (Spread) Oregon State; (Straight Up) Oregon State
Arkansas at Alabama (-17)
I think the Hogs offense with Ryan Mallet will give the Crimson Tide a little trouble for a while, and I've just got a feeling Arkansas will play Alabama close.
Winner: (Spread) Arkansas; (Straight Up) Alabama
Grambling at Oklahoma State (-35)
The Cowboy will beat the brakes off of Grambling.
Winner: (Spread) Oklahoma State; (Straight Up) Oklahoma State
Now to the game of the weekend:
Miami at Virginia Tech (+2.5)
The Hurricanes have looked really good so far, and the Hokies cannot stop the run. Bad combination. Jacory Harris can make a huge push towards the Heisman in this game. Miami keeps on rollin'.
Winner: (Spread) Miami; (Straight Up) Miami
There are some big games this weekend: Miami-Va Tech, Cal-Oregon, and Arkansas-Alabama among others. Have a nice weekend everyone, and enjoy some football games. Finally, Go Tigers!