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    College football discussion week #11

    What does everybody think this week?

    Here are a couple of I would say leans more than likes for me:

    Texas
    Clemson

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    Georgia over Auburn.

    But I want to hear your thoughts on this one too. With a win, Georgia makes something of their season still. But I've been against auburn a lot and it has not been profitable.

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    Actually Woodee, I do like Georgia. The thing that I am sure all of us know is that when a team is on a roll like Auburn it isn't wise to go against them. I think Georgia can certainly score lots of points on Auburn but both teams have a lot at steak. Too close to call on this one.

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    Two early plays.
    NAVY -9
    Going back to Navy this week.
    After a lackluster win over Hawaii, the Mids need this win to become bowl
    eligible. Armed Forces Bowl, Dec 30th, 11:45est. They travel to San Jose St.
    next Friday and have lost to them two years in a row, so they will take care
    of bidness this week.

    UAB@E. Carolina over 65.5
    UAB has given up over 50pts in 4 of 9 games and E. Carolina has scored over
    50pts in 4 of their 9 games. All of the teams (including Old Dominion) that the
    Pirates hung 50 on were/are better teams than UAB.

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    Ohio State is a 32 point favorite at Illinois, That is a boat load of points on either side of that bet.

    After review a couple things stand out with this match up-

    The Buckeyes know they must play at 100% no matter what to have a chance at the dance and they shall beat Illinois and cover the highest line on the board.

    Illinois Defense will not stop Ohio State from scoring there is no possible way. Illinois could have some success in moving the ball on offense but there again they will fail.

    Illinois is not going to keep up they are banged and thin all over.

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    K-State -10 over TCU--K-State is hot ATS and SU. Ride them over a average TCU team who should have got somiked by ISU last week but stole one.

    UNC +1 over Pitt---Let down City here. UNC has quietly won 3 in a row.

    Georgia +4 over Auburn----Just not a believer in Auburn yet.

    Also looking at---

    Texas Tech +2 at Baylor---Letdown, look ahead for Baylor but scared to bet against them with that talent!

    OVER Illinois/OSU 67

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    I was taking a look at that Ohio st game too. 32 points is a lot but they really need to prove how good they are to get a chance at the BCS title game. I do think Ohio st covers but I dont love the play. I will more then likely play the 1st half line. they are outscoring their opponents 283-91 in the first half. They are going to come out and put some points up.

    I like Baylor for the exact same reason. 27 points is a lot to cover but they have to do show what they can do. Especially if they want to leap frog Ohio st. Same story I think they cover but I like the 1st half play. outscored their opponents 319-49 in 1st half.

    Another play I like is Houston +16. I thought this spread would have been closer. Houston played with and had a shot at beating UCF who beat LOU. I expect this to be a close one and Im even considering picking Houston as my Upset of the week pick.

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    I like Kansas st a little also Woodee. I think Kman's selection of EC/UAB over is a good one. Ohio st can certainly blow the Illini out of the water but I am not a fan of laying that many points. Bret, I liked Louisville and now you have me second guessing on that one. It wasn't my favorite by a long stretch or nothing.

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    To save thread space I thought I would post this here. Just for fun I am going to give you my favorite game in each conference this week with a brief explanation.

    ACC (It was Clemson but they played last night so let us try

    BC- home team series

    BIG TWELVE

    West Virginia- They mop the floor with Kansas

    AAC

    Louisville- I just think that they are better.

    BIG TEN

    Nebraska- limited history between the two but the Huskers have won the last three.

    PAC 12

    Stanford- they have the better team and have way more to play for. I like this one a lot.

    SEC

    Miss st.- Alabama will look really bad for a while in this game. Mark my word.

    CUSA

    LA Tech- just a hunch

    MAC

    W. Mich- because they are the home team. lol

    Mountain West

    New Mexico- ditto

    Sun Belt

    Troy- I think Ole Miss is going to have a bad last three games..

    The last time I did this I swore that I would never do it again. But I am bored..

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    I am leaning under in the bama game too.

    Bama 35-7 possibly? If msu can score?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodee12 View Post
    I am leaning under in the bama game too.

    Bama 35-7 possibly? If msu can score?
    If Missy st can score at South Carolina, I promise you they will score against Alabama at home. The qb is not half bad and they run the spread which will hurt Bama some. I say like 24-10 Bama!

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    RR, going to go against you on a couple. these second or mid games are based on
    preception, rather than reality. Louisville is done. BCS and Heisman wise. They
    have slogged along and Houston has been a consistent team. Rice has been a
    great ATS play and I see them wiping out a La Tech team that is not the same
    type of team we followed last year.

    Rice -17
    Houston +15.5

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    At first I really liked Houston but I saw that the public is around 95% on Houston which i dont like. I will still probably go with Houston but just as a small play.

    I like K State one of my favorite plays. TCU is not that good this year.

    Couple other plays
    Colorado st -6
    Wisconsin -22 (I got the line early now its around -27)
    Va Tech -16 They have been playing pretty good.
    Duke +3 going to be my upset of the week pick.
    Auburn -4 Ride the hot team.
    Oregon -28 They have to destroy the team that beat Stanford
    Standford -4 Just the better team
    SDSU -5 Hawaii is a bad team.

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    Colorado St. has a great runner in Bibbs, who went for over 300 yds
    last week.

    Colorado St -6.5

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    One team we've all ignored or not talked much about is Wisconsin.
    Indiana goes into the meat grinder tomorrow.

    Wisky -27

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    Bret, all great plays. 9-0 is a great possibility. GL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krichinsky View Post
    RR, going to go against you on a couple. these second or mid games are based on
    preception, rather than reality. Louisville is done. BCS and Heisman wise. They
    have slogged along and Houston has been a consistent team. Rice has been a
    great ATS play and I see them wiping out a La Tech team that is not the same
    type of team we followed last year.

    Rice -17
    Houston +15.5
    No problem Kman. I only did this one other time and I stunk at it. This was basically for fun. I try not to venture too hard outside the SEC for the most part but it seems I got everyone involved which is a good thing.

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    When I first started posting here, everyone for the most part, would just make
    their picks and not really open up for discussion. I think that's turned to where
    now, we have more open opinions on the games.
    It means a lot to me, because I want/or need to validate what I see happening
    with team trends and you've done a great job of making that happen.

    Just hope I'm with the sharps this Saturday. ha, ha.

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    How on earth could the oddsmakers have blown it on that Wisconsin line so badly. Opened at 22, closed at 27.5-28 and still covered by over 20 pts! The books got hammered on that one.

    I'm going to go against most of you on that Stanford pick. They had their game of the season last week and USC on the road won't be a piece of cake. The Trojans have played better since that pussy Kiffin got the boot. They are 4-1 since then with just the 4 pt loss at ND.
    Stanford might be in for a slight letdown, and this is a sandwich game 'in a way' with the huge win over Oregon last week and the "Big Game" scheduled for next week. Granted California sucks this year but the Stanford/Cal rivalry is historically the biggest game of the year, having been played for around 120 yrs, and is for possession of the coveted Stanford Axe. We'll see I guess.

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    Nice call Dragon. idk why I went with Stanford in my POW. All week it was between Colorado st and Auburn then talked myself into going with Stanford. Had a chance to get in the money for it. Oh well though.

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    I had it in my mind all week to take Miss st. and changed my mind to Auburn. Got extremely lucky to get the win.

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