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Week 3 College Football Picks: September 18th 2010

Touthouse HandicappersSenior Writer ISeptember 16, 2010

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It was a winning 3-2 week for us last week, as South Carolina won easily and both NC State and Rice scored outright upsets. We did fall short with Notre Dame and Syracuse however. Let’s move on to the CFB Week 3 matchups.


Arkansas +2½ over Georgia: This is a major revenge spot for Arkansas, who have now lost six straight meetings with the Bulldogs, and even though this game is in Georgia, we look for the Razorbacks to get that revenge. Hogs quarterback Ryan Mallett is the best QB in the SEC, and he should be able to exploit a Georgia pass defense that allowed an alarming 9.7 yards per attempt vs. South Carolina last week. Meanwhile, the Georgia offense looked out of sync without suspended receiver A.J. Green last week, and there is no reason to expect improvement here.

Hawaii +12½ over Colorado: Neither of these teams have impressed defensively, but Hawaii has a very potent offense and Colorado does not, and that is key here catching this many points. Hawaii has averaged 33.5 points and 470.5 yards in two games, while the Buffaloes have averaged just 15.5 and 274.0. Colorado may come from the much tougher Big 12, but this line still seems inflated. Besides, Colorado QB Tyler Hansen has been terrible, tossing four interceptions against two touchdown passes while averaging only 6.07 yards per attempt.

Nebraska -3 over Washington: Nebraska still has one of the best defenses in the country, and we simply do not feel Washington has done enough yet to merit this cheap line. The Huskers have been on cruise control the first two games, yet they still allowed only 13.5 points per game. Look for them to step it up on the defensive end now that they are facing a better opponent. Washington came up short vs. BYU in their opener, and we do not think beating a lower echelon Big East team like Syracuse at home last week is saying all that much.

Bowling Green +3 over Marshall: This is a huge letdown spot for Marshall, who had West Virginia on the ropes with a 21-6 lead in the fourth quarter only to lose 24-21 in overtime, failing to beat their in-state and nationally ranked rivals for the first time ever. Watching the weak non-conference performances of the Big East so far only makes that loss look worse. Meanwhile, Bowling Green can score points with the best of them, they are 2-0 against the spread and this is their home opener. is your one stop shop for NCAA football picks. Be sure to sign-up for our free football betting newsletter on our homepage for exclusive football picks from our team of professional sports handicappers. These Week 3 college football picks for September 18th 2010 are courtesy of North Shore Sports

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