University of Oregon -7 at Stanford.
I believe the Ducks are the best play on the board this week. I feel really bad because this goes against one of my cardinal rules. I always root against the Ducks and I have never bet on them to win in my entire life. Seriously! I get so pissed off at the Beaver fans that says, "I root for the Ducks every game except when they play the Beavers." What a load of horse crap!
It's vital that the Ducks have a sorry program because we as Beavers are battling with them for Northwest recruits. Anyway, I digress. The only problem here is that we are talking money and as the saying goes...money talks. Stanford lost to UC-Davis! A team that only has 37 scholarship players. That alone says enough.
The Ducks have their toughest game on the schedule out of the way and will be hungry to rebound. They will be licking their chops and covering one touchdown won't be a problem. Zeros in a rout. If Stanford wins I still win. It's a no lose-proposition. UO 42 Stanford 17.
Kansas at Texas Tech -18.5.
The #16 Red Raiders have Heisman hopeful Cody Hodges, the best quarterback you probably have never heard of. This offense is loaded. They are averaging 66.3 points per game and 653.7 yards per game. Granted, they have played a bunch of cheesecakes, but don't let that fool you. This team can score in a hurry and with the home field advantage this one looks to get ugly really quick.
"It's hard not to focus on all the points the offense puts on the board," said Kansas coach Mark Mangino, who was an assistant with Red Raiders coach Mike Leach at Oklahoma. "When people are preparing to play Tech, they realize that defense is pretty doggone good, too." This game opened at -15.5, get on it before it hits 20!
Kansas is a basketball school and their football team plays lousy defense. Pretend you're a chemist and mix the Texas Tech offense with the Jayhawk "D." What do you get? An explosion! Texas Tech 62 Kansas 27.
UNLV at Wyoming -17.
I'm guilty of taking three favorites this week. But that's ok, look at who these teams are playing. To make matters worse the Rebels starting quarterback has a broken left ring finger. The Cowboys are 3-0 ATS this year. I jumped on their message board and when I found a post that said "You can't polish a turd", I just knew I had to throw down on the Cowpokes again. Better yet, Terrible Terry in Fresno has 10 dimes on the game! Wyoming 34 UNLV 10.
Stay away from Rutgers on Friday, bring your chainsaw to Corvallis this Saturday, and always listen to Grandma.
Good luck on your picks! Bleed it!
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