College Football: Big Red Critic's Picks Week 7

Nebraska FansContributor IOctober 16, 2010

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Wisconsin/Ohio State UNDER 49

The Buckeyes are giving up only 13.5 points per game, and the UNDER is 7-0-1 in Ohio State’s last eight road games.  Wisconsin’s ground attack will try to keep Terrelle Pryor off the field.  Expect a close, low-scoring affair.


Florida -8 over Mississippi State

The Bulldogs are receiving a favorable line here due to their 4-2 record and Florida’s recent struggles against LSU and Alabama.  Mississippi State has only played two road games this season and was beaten 29-7 by LSU four weeks ago.  The Gators are a much better football team and should dominate Mississippi State at home.

Arkansas +4 over AuburnCall this one a hunch, as I really have no statistics to back up this pick, but I just can’t see Auburn escaping another SEC game unscathed.  In Auburn’s last four meaningful games, the Tigers have won by three, three, eight and three points.  Arkansas’ defense is vastly underrated.  Look for Mallet to get back on track against a struggling Tiger secondary.


Texas A&M/Missouri OVER 57.5

Blaine Gabbert will play and Jerrod Johnson is the most dangerous player on the field. These two offenses average over 35 points per game.  Expect both teams to easily score in the 30's.

Michigan State/Illinois UNDER 50.5

Two top 20 rushing offenses plus two top 25 defenses equals a low scoring game. The Illini haven’t given up more than 22 points yet this season. Michigan State shut down the dangerous Denard Robinson last week. Take the UNDER.

Temple -20 over Bowling Green

Bowling Green has allowed at least 28 points in every game this season.  The Owls are 3-0 at home and will welcome the home field advantage after playing three straight road games.


Kentucky/South Carolina OVER 55

The Wildcat defense has allowed over 35 points in its last three games.  The OVER is 9-2 in Kentucky and South Carolina games this season.  Expect a 35-31 type game in Lexington.


Utah/Wyoming OVER 53

The Utes scored 68 points last week and racked up nearly 700 yards of total offense last week.  What do you think they’ll do for an encore against defensively challenged Wyoming this week?  Utah might score 53 points by itself.  Take the OVER