College Football: Critic's Picks Week 6

Nebraska FansContributor IOctober 9, 2010

The "Greek" from HBO's The Wire.  He's picking games for us!!!!!!
The "Greek" from HBO's The Wire. He's picking games for us!!!!!!

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                                  Let's not forget the big win by the Big Red on Thursday night.Florida State +6 over Miami

The underdog is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings between these two rivals. Christian Ponder will be the difference as Jacory Harris and his propensity to throw interceptions will finally catch up with the Hurricanes.

Michigan/Michigan The odds makers are overreacting to Michigan’s success on offense and poor showings on defense.  Denard Robinson is on a tear, but the Wolverines have not faced a top 60 defense all season.  Furthermore, Michigan’s defense has been solid against the run this season (The Spartans strength), allowing only 3.2 yards per carry this season.  Expect a game in the 50s.

Kentucky +6.5 over Auburn

Auburn is 2-8 against the spread in its last ten road games. Call this a perfect trap game for the Tigers with upcoming games against Arkansas and LSU.

Oregon State +8 over Arizona

Oregon State is 13-3 against the spread in its last 16 road games. The Beavers will also have WR James Rodgers back after he missed last week’s game against Arizona State with a concussion.

Washington -1 over Arizona State

The Sun Devils have beaten the Huskies four straight times, but Washington is fresh off a victory over USC and boasts one of the loudest home stadiums in the country. A night game in Husky stadium? Take the Dogs.

Boston College/North Carolina State UNDER 48

Boston College is not a good offensive football team.  The Eagles are averaging a modest 19 points per game despite not having faced a top 50 defense all season.  North Carolina State has been impressive on offense, but the Boston College defense is allowing only 20 points per game this season.  Take the UNDER.

BYU/San Diego State OVER 52

I’m sure not many of you care about this game, but I can’t see many reasons why this game won’t be over 52 points. SDSU QB Ryan Lindley is averaging close to 300 yards passing a game, leading the Aztecs to score over 40 points in three of their four games this season.

Navy/Wake Forrest UNDER 48

Navy scored 6 points last week vs. Air Force last week and has gone under the total in 9 of its last 10 games. Wake Forrest also continues to struggle on offense, missing the recently departed Riley Skinner.