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Illinois vs. Nebraska College Football Pick from Tony George: September 27th 2014

Tony George - College football PickIllinois vs. Nebraska
College Football Pick: Illinois +21.5 (September 27th 2014)
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This game here is a lesson and scenario in scheduling spots. If you take the NCAA games this time of year and the lines presented to you at face value and do not look at the schedule of the team you want to play, especially a favorite of 7 or more points, then you will lose more than you win. This game here is a perfect example of that, so I will make it a free play and explain the situation.

Nebraska is clearly the better team, no doubt a Top 15 team in the nation. The Husker run game and depth at RB is 1 and 2 with Georgia’s as the best and most depth filled RB unit in college football. The Huskers are undefeated and they are playing a night game in Lincoln in front of another rabid sellout crowd. LOOK DEEPER – The Huskers are off a monster win last week against hated Miami, a game I was personally at. A record crowd in Lincoln, lots of celebration before and after the game and a physical hard fought 4 quarter battle with tons of emotion. Now 3-1 Illinois comes to town as a 20+ point dog in what should be an easy win. WAIT A MINUTE!

Nebraska has their biggest game of the season and perhaps the entire year next week at East Lansing against Michigan State! That game is likely for the division title to go play in the Big 10 title game, although Wisconsin may have something to say about that, this surely gives one team a HUGE leg up in the division title. So Huskers off a bio emotional win, and have a monster game on deck and laying 20+ to an also ran. SANDWICH GAME – DANGEROUS SPOT TO LAY A HUGE NUMBER!

Illinois has Wes Lundt at QB, and Okie State transfer that has a very good arm, and good throwing QB’s give the Huskers fits. The frosh at Miami last week was quite successful against the Huskers, and Lundt is 3 times better than him, and I do expect Illinois to score plenty through the air. Nebraska will keep it vanilla, try not to get any key players hurt and do enough to win but rest starters in prep for next week, especially all world RB Abdullah. With Illinois’s ability to put up yards in the passing game that has backdoor cover written all over it, and again, QB Lundt for Illinois is no joke and has had tons of stats in the fourth quarter this year that are impressive.

Classic Sandwich scheduling Spot – get over 3 TDS off the fall number of 21 too!

Temple vs. UConn Football Prediction from Tom Stryker: September 27th 2014

Tom Stryker - College Football PickTemple vs. UConn
College Football Prediction: Temple -5.5 (September 27th 2014)
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Don’t think for a second that Temple has forgotten about this revenge battle. Last year, the Owls owned a 21-0 halftime advantage over the Huskies and lost outright 28-21. Matched up against a pedestrian UConn offensive attack, head coach Matt Rhule’s men will be in control from start-to-finish.

A quick look at the numbers involved in this American Athletic Conference game displays Temple’s huge advantage. Connecticut is having serious trouble moving the football. The Huskies are averaging only 16.0 points and 253.3 total yards per game including an average of just 64.3 yards per game on the ground. Defensively, the Owls are holding opponents to an average of 12.7 points and 296.0 yards per game (107.0 through the air). Talk about a major mismatch!

There are technical reasons to like the visitor in the AAC war too. UConn is a weak 14-27 SU and 13-22-3 ATS in its last 41 games including a woeful 2-15 SU and 4-12-1 ATS in this set tackling a foe that hits the field off a straight up win. On the flip side, Temple has been a solid investment on foreign soil posting a respectable 30-16 ATS record in its last 46 lined road games. In this role playing without rest and knocking helmets with a foe that arrives off a straight up loss, the Owls are definitely worth a hoot notching a nearly perfect 12-1 ATS record.

The Owls picked up the largest win in school history with their 59-0 whitewash of Delaware State last Saturday. With momentum on their side and revenge motivation present, Coach Rhule’s troops will ring up another impressive victory. Take Temple. Thank you and best of luck, Tom Stryker.

Arkansas vs. Texas A&M Point Spread & Pick from Freddy Wills: September 27th 2014

Freddy Wills - College Football PickArkansas vs. Texas A&M
Prediction: Arkansas +10 point spread (September 27th 2014)
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In Arkansas comes into this game with 13 straight SEC losses but are looking for their first one in over a year. This game is actually being played in the Dallas Cowboys Stadium on neutral turf.

For Arkansas they’re going to try to control the clock in run the ball with their power running game. They’ve ran the ball 68% of the time this season while a van is ranked 32nd in run defense they just got done allowing 240 yards to Rice who runs the ball 60% of the time. I expect Arkansas to have success running the ball as they averaged over 6 yards per carry against Arkansas last year. The difference and the reason why I don’t Arkansas to cover the spread is the fact that Arkansas is not just a running team like everyone is talking about.

Quarterback Brandon Allen has been very good this year with eight touchdown passes to one interception he’s completing over 60% of his passes and he’s very capable of hitting targets down field. I think he’s very underrated and and has a lot to prove in 2014. Many people didn’t know but Allen was for all of 2013 season which led to a disappointing year for him. I’ll take the points with the under rated Razorbacks going against the over hyped A&M squad.

Old Dominion vs. Middle Tennessee Betting Odds & Pick from Jack Jones: September 26th 2014

Jack Jones - College football PickOld Dominion vs. Middle Tennessee State
Betting Pick: Old Dominion -3.5 odds (September 26th 2014)
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The Old Dominion Monarchs (3-1) are flying under the radar as this is just their second season as an FBS member. The betting public is not familiar with this team yet, but they will be by season’s end because they are no joke. Their only loss came at NC State by a final of 34-46 as a 15.5-point underdog in Week 2. The Wolfpack are unbeaten on the season, so that was a very impressive effort even in a loss.

Old Dominion proved it can compete in Conference USA with a 45-42 win at Rice last week. Remember, the Owls are the defending conference champs, so there’s no better way to make your mark on a new conference than to beat the champs. The Monarchs did just that by dissecting the Rice defense for 530 yards of total offense. They also put up 504 total yards of offense in their loss to NC State, so this team can clearly move the football at will.

Middle Tennessee is 0-2 on the road this season with double-digit losses to both Minnesota and Memphis where it gave up an average of 35.5 points per game. It also gave up 47 points and 718 total yards in a three-point win over Western Kentucky at home on September 13th. It’s clear that the Blue Raiders have no defense this season, and they are going to struggle to stop this high-powered ODU attack.

ODU quarterback Taylor Heinecke is an absolute stud. He is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 1,172 yards with 10 touchdowns and four interceptions on the season. He’s no one-hit wonder, either, as he completed 70.0 percent of his passes for 4,022 yards with 33 touchdowns and eight picks as a junior last year. He leads an offensive attack that is putting up 34.2 points and 467.5 yards per game this season.

Plays on any team (OLD DOMINION) – excellent rushing team (>=4.8 YPR) against a team with a poor rushing defense (4.3 to 4.8 YPR), after allowing 275 or more rushing yards last game are 45-17 (72.6%) ATS since 1992. The Blue Raiders are 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games. The Monarchs are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a win. Bet Old Dominion Friday.

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