I forgot to post this earlier, so need to make sure it’s listed here. I made a preseason pick on tonight’s game.
Kansas State +8 vs Auburn – Placed in Preseason – Manhattan has been waiting for a long time for this one. This game has been the talk of the town all week (and all offseason) and expect a super excited, super loud, filled beyond capacity Bill Snyder Family Stadium. I can’t believe the line got as high as +10 this week (wish I got in on that deal) because I really figured the line would be 7 or less by the time we got around to week 4. Either way, I still like the pick a lot. I’m really really jealous of the guys who went to the Golden Nugget and got their opening game of the year line of +13, what a steal.
EMU Under 3.5 Total Points – Eastern Michigan won’t make it across midfield against Michigan State. They sure won’t score more than a field goal. Heck, they only scored 3 against Old Dominion (terrible defense) and then scored 0 against Florida. I expect their total points to be 0 or 3, leaning more towards 0.
Lamar -46 vs Mississippi College – I have this game handicapped at 55, and that’s without considering the fact that we’re talking about multiple division games from D1-FCS to D2/D3. Mississippi College just moved up to D2 from D3. We saw what Lamar can do to inferior opponents last week as they crushed Texas College and covered by 16 points. They’re probably the only team I’ve ever seen give up 73 points (73-3 to Texas A&M) and then come back and win by 73 points (73-0 vs Texas College). Mississippi College lost by 58 at home to a North Alabama team that’s probably about 7 points better than Lamar. Flip the home field advantage and we should probably expect Lamar to win 58-0 as well. But I need to do more due diligence on Mississippi College before finalizing this.