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Like the Georgia Bulldogs, our college football pick doesn’t need preseason or rebuild time. When asked to perform under high pressure, Week 1, this week’s Locks delivered a championship performance.
Our Week 1 draft didn’t start well. We lost two games with less than three points total, which makes us sad. Since then, we’ve ended an exciting football run with a perfect 7-0.
This year, we were a comfortable 10-4 against the spread. However, I refuse to get comfortable two weeks after winning. Like Nick Saban said, we need to trust the process.
Before we move on to our Week 2 draft, here’s what was right (and wrong) last weekend .
Good: Oregon-Georgia (Under 52.5)
We are done Made most of last week, but it was a gift. With 31 points at the half, I think the bet was a success. Thanks to some time-wrecking and late stops in Georgia deep in the red zone, we made it happen.
Bad: Purdue (+3.5) vs Penn State University
This smells like Purdue Wins and screens, I’m not sure why head coach Jeff Broom didn’t run the ball more towards the end of the game. Thank goodness the rest of the week is very different because of what was said after this result
This is our 2nd week s Choice.
All odds provided by DraftKings as of Wednesday is accurate.
Texas Tech (-3) vs Houston
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Yes, Texas Tech’s starting quarterback Tyler Shough missed this game with an injury. This will be quite a problem for most teams. But the Red Raiders will be fine, and I really like them at home against ranked teams with backup QBs.
That backup, Donovan Smith, went 14-for-16 for 221 yards when he was in action last week and 4 touchdowns. Of course, it’s for Murray State University. But I can definitely see Smith posting another great game with Tech’s new OC Zach Kittley calling the shots.
On the other side, Houston scored a thrilling 37-35 victory over UTSA in the opener. Quarterback Clayton Tune scored four touchdowns and should have another big game. The Cougars are a promising team. I just prefer technology, especially at home.
There will be many points along the way. The mid-60s totals say a lot about the game we’re likely to get.
Texas Tech will have more games like this.
Stanford(+8.5) and USC
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Oh, this dot spread generates a stream of opinions. Believers at USC will scream, and that’s not enough. Those who think the college football media has been exaggerating the Trojan horse’s reputation for the past six months will find this just right. (Stanford won last year’s game by double digits, whatever that’s worth.) Me? I saw an opportunity. While Stanford has become a punchline for the Pac-12, there’s still something interesting about it. In particular, quarterback Tanner McGee could be a real problem for a still leaky USC defense.
Sure, the defense offered three picks — one of six against Rice last week. This is a very good start. But an away game will present a different challenge. Stanford may not have the same talent as USC, but the Cardinals played the Trojan horse at the right time.
We watched as McGee led Stanford to an upset win over Oregon in early October. This game can have a similar vibe and I wouldn’t be shocked if the home team wins outright.
BYU (-3) vs Baylor
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This won’t be the most anticipated football game of Week 2, but it feels like it might be the best.
For the second Saturday in a row, I support Cougars. South Florida’s opening game against BYU was rare, and that momentum will carry over to Provo.
Of course, Baylor is a tougher opponent. Betting against head coach Dave Aranda is not something I do lightly. He did an excellent job of turning things around quickly with the help of Baylor, but it was an ideal time to play the Bears. A lot of the new starters are still settling in. Of course, BYU had to replace running back Tyler Allgeier. His absence wasn’t a problem, at least for the first week. The Cougars average over 8 yards per carry. Last year, Baylor won the game with two touchdowns at home. It was one of only two losses for BYU during the regular season. This year, the results will change dramatically. BYU scored a huge victory over the top 10 teams at home. (Oh, and the cougar cover.) Georgia (+7.5) and North Carolina
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I’m going to speak to the elephant in the room. This is NOT revenge bet.
Yes, I lost my bet against North Carolina on Saturday. Appalachia had a close battle with the Tar Heels, though the effort was short-lived. Granted, if UNC simply recovered a late offside rather than running back for a touchdown, I’d have it covered.
The Georgian country is lively. Of course, the Panthers lost more than two touchdowns in South Carolina last week. Notably, Georgia State led the game 14-12 in the third quarter before being blocked twice. Both resulted in touchdowns.
When you look at the Panthers’ performance near home in 2021, you see a team on the rise. In last weekend’s loss, Georgia State ran for 200 yards, averaging 5 yards per carry.
The defense against North Carolina is still questionable, expect the Panthers to have enough success. Also, beware of frustration.
Iowa (-3.5) vs. Iowa Washington
I know what you’re thinking. No, I am not proud of this choice.
But the goal is to win the game against propagation, and I try to find value as much as possible. There is value here.
Iowa had a terrible game against South Dakota last week. In fact, terrible may not be enough.
Hawkeyes score 7 with two safetys and a field goal — that’s ever happened in Iowa One of the most things. They had a total of 166 yards offense. They kicked 10 times. There is no sugar coating on this effort. Well, maybe there is.
South Dakota is actually a pretty good football team.
It’s one of many angles Iowa is playing against this week. I don’t think the offense is set in stone, although it doesn’t have to be fully operational yet considering how talented Iowa’s defense is.
other factors? history. Iowa State has won the game six times in a row and has closed that gap in five of those years. Will this game look good? Omg, no. But Iowa found a way to win and cover.
Other card games
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Fresno vs. Oregon (over 61)
In this game, I went back and forth on the side I liked, although I didn’t give up on the gameplay. There will be a few points, probably a whole bunch. Prepare for this game to continue into Saturday night.
Kansas and Missouri (more than 57 years old)
Let us be in two top five In a semi-enchanting duel between the schools, another hit. Missouri scored 52 points in the opener; Kansas State gave running back Deuce Vaughn a run. Look for both teams to have enough success to cash in. Army(+2.5) and UTSA One of these two great teams The branch will start the season 0-2 and I don’t believe it’s going to be the Army. The Black Knights struggled against coastal Carolina last week, though a home game will change the week’s results.
Illinois (-4.5) vs Virginia
Bret Bielema’s team in Week 1 Lost to Indiana, but Illinois actually showed a lot in a few weeks. Virginia didn’t quite have a crush on Richmond in Week 1, with Illinois in the lead.