While this week isn’t quite as good as last weeks slate, with the Red River Rivalry and South Carolina heading into Baton Rouge, there’s sure to be some excitement from one of these games.
Line: OU -3
Texas is back, well almost back, and ready to take on the depleted Sooners. Should be a great early game to catch, if you’ll be up that early.
Line: Notre Dame -7.5
Stanford went and messed up losing to Washington or this would have been a battle of unbeatens, but with both the Irish and Cardinal having good seasons this one should be fun. Expect Brian Kelly to hold nothing back while David Shaw lets Josh Nunes throw the ball all over the place.
Line: USC -12
Why is this listed? Because of Lane Kiffin and the fact that USC lost to Stanford who lost to Washington who is coached by Steve Sarkisian who used to be on Kiffin’s staff.
Really though, if Washington can put together some good drives with Keith Price and keep the Trojans defense on their toes, this one could be close.
Line: LSU -2.5
This will determine the rest of South Carolina’s season, not really. If the Gamecocks travel into Baton Rouge and defeat the down, but not out, Tigers on the road they have just as much of a right to claim the top spot in both polls as Alabama and Oregon. The Gamecocks will have knocked off the number 5 and 8 teams and will still have to face number 4 Florida in a week. If they pull off the feat of beating all 3 with LSU and Florida back-to-back on the road, they deserve the number 1 ranking.
Line: Texas A&M -7.5
Someone told me before this season that Louisiana Tech was going to beat Texas A&M this season, I shrugged them off and I will still shrug them off. The Bulldogs are a good team, but Kevin Sumlin has Texas A&M prepared to play and on the shoulders of Johnny Manziel, one of the quarterbacks in the SEC having a great season, they should be able to out match Tech.
Line: Mississippi State -3
Mississippi State is ranked and could face Alabama in two weeks at 7 – 0. Will it happen?