5 games over .500. Not bad after 7 weeks, especially after some shocking results last week. Making good picks and taking names. Lets dive right in with this weeks picks, with last weeks results first.
Overall Record: 42-37-2
Auburn (-14.5) vs. Tennessee: Loss
Florida (-7) @ Vanderbilt: Win
Notre Dame (-21) vs. Pittsburgh: Loss
Washington (-3) @ Oregon: Loss
UCF (-4) @ Memphis: Loss
LSU (+7.5) vs. Georgia: Win
West Virginia (-6.5) @ Iowa State: Loss
Michigan (-8) vs. Wisconsin: Win
Penn State (-13.5) vs. Michigan State: Loss
Houston (-16) @ ECU: Win
Onto Week 8:
Cincinnati (+3.5) @ Temple: Cincinnati is a road dog despite being undefeated. The Temple backfield is banged up and Mike Warren III is the best player on the field. Give me the Bearcats to remain unbeaten and win outright.
Northwestern (-20) @ Rutgers: Rutgers quarterbacks last week threw more interceptions than Drew Brees has over the last two years. The Wildcats passing attack has stepped up in the absence and sudden retirement of Jeremy Larkin. Wildcats roll big in this one.
Michigan (-7) @ Michigan State: Better quarterback, better rushing attack, better defense. Michigan wins by 10+
Syracuse (-10) vs. UNC: Syracuse had their bye week at the perfect time, following their heartbreaking loss at Clemson and a surprising road loss at Pitt. UNC is in a load of trouble and I expect the Orange to hang 50 on the scoreboard this week.
NC State (+17.5) @ Clemson: Most people view the Wolfpack and their undefeated record as a fraud. They have one of the better quarterbacks in the country in Ryan Finley and played Clemson tough just last season. They will not win, but they should cover.
UCF (-21.5) @ ECU: UCF needs a large performance this week to show the critics they are still the best non-Power 5 school in the nation. They trailed for much of their game against Memphis but squeaked out a win. They rout ECU and their new freshman QB.
LSU (-6.5) vs. Mississippi State: LSU’s defense is nasty. So is their rushing attack. Nick Fitzgerald will have fits all day trying to make plays and the Tigers win easily by 10+
Hawaii (-3) vs. Nevada: Hawaii is a different team on the island than on the mainland. With Ty Gangi playing at less than 100%, not to mention the long travel for Nevada, I expect a Rainbow Warriors win early Sunday morning.
Agree? Disagree? Have more picks for me? Let me know @amankuta