Texas at Oklahoma Under 57.5
The Red River Shootout has lost some of it’s lustre with Texas down the past couple of years. That said, this is one of the classic rivalries in college football and both teams will come to play. The last four meeting have been decided by 10 points or less and this figures to be another Southwest street fight. Ash and McCoy will probably split QB duties as the situation demands but the only way UT can stay in this game is to play defense on offense by rushing the ball and taking time off the clock. The Sooners can be run on, in fact, Missouri rushed for 249 with less than Texas offers today. On offense, Landry Jones takes on a secondary that sent three to the NFL last year. The new blood has been as good if not better and will be tough to throw on. In the end the final will be closer to 40 than 60. Play the Under.
Kansas State +3 over Missouri
Bill Snyder is as cagey as they get and today plays home after B2B upsets of Miami Fla and Baylor. Missouri racks up a lot of yards on offense but defensively the Tigers are awful and haven’t stopped anyone. Gotta like the fact that the Wildcats are rushing for 217 ypg and that the defense has come up with key turnovers at the most opportune of times. Sure Missouri has faced some tough opposition and has rest but in the end they failed both tests. KState has faced a pretty good Miami team that had just manhendled Ohio State and then beat a red-hot Baylor team and Heisman HT Robert Griffin. Manhattan will be rocking and Kansas State will win straight up.
Arizona at Oregon State Over 58
Both teams are mirror images of the other. Both were unimpressive in their openers against creampuffs and then blown out 3X by a murderer’s row of opponents. Arizona led 14-10 vs Northern Arizona before extending in the second half. The Wildcats were then crushed by Oklahoma State, Stanford, Oregon, and USC. The Beavers were punked by Sacto State in their opener and spanked by Wisky, UCLA, and Arizona State. Both give give up a ton and both have gotten theirs. Arizona is avgg 27 ppg on 458 ypg of offense. They’re giving up 38 ppg and giving up 503 ypg. The Beavers avgg 386 ypg and giving up 32 ppg allowing 372 ypg. This is a big number but this game is big on offense and short on defense. Play the Over.
Alabama at Vanderbilt Over 41.5
These two haven’t met in a while. The Commodores are feisty and play hard but we will be depending on the Tide to do most of the legwork here. Vandy was actually productive vs UConn and Ole Miss before running into a stonewall South Carolina. They’ve had a week to prepare and there is absolutely no reason we can’t expect 10 points from Vandy. The Tide is high off rout of Florida. Bama has Ole Miss and Tennessee on deck befor showdown with LSU so it’s time to sharpen up and pad the stats. Saben has never been known to have a nice streak and it’s very possible for the Tide to get this number all by themselves. The Over rates solid nod here.