Critic's Picks Week 5

Nebraska FansContributor IOctober 1, 2010

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 25: Cornerback Marcus Mendoza #32 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers jumps on top of his teammates before the start of of their game against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits at Memorial Stadium on September 25, 2010 in Lincoln, Nebraska.  (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
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Alabama -8 over Florida
Florida Freshman Tre Burton has many believing Florida will leave Tuscaloosa with a victory.  Don’t.  The Tide are fresh off a 24-20 road victory over Arkansas in which coach Nick Saban openly admitted that his team didn’t play its best.  Alabama wins the game with its running game and defense.

LSU/Tennessee UNDER 42.5
QB Jordan Jefferson is abysmal and the Tennessee offense is pathetic.  LSU wins with its special teams play and its top ten defense.  The Under is 9-1 in LSU’s last 10 home games.  Take the Under.

Indiana +10.5 over Michigan
Don’t believe the Michigan hype.  Two weeks ago the Wolverines escaped with a five point win over UMASS.  The Hoosiers are 3-0 and nearly beat Michigan last year in Ann Arbor.  Take Indiana and the points.

Other Picks:
Notre Dame -2.5 over Boston College
North Carolina -14 over East Carolina
Toledo -3.5 over Wyoming
Temple -3 over Army