Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen, to another fun-filled week of student-athletes playing under school logos with millions and millions of television and booster dollars hanging in the balance. But I digress. Here’s some picks from me to you, so you can donate a new library with your name on it to your alma mater and finally make your parents proud.
6 Oklahoma at 21 Texas (+3.0)
Oklahoma is a fraud. There. I said it. I picked them (with the Wizard of Sni) to lose as part of my Hot Take NCAAF parlay, and while NC State did beat Clemson, WVU was unable to close the deal against Oklahoma in a game that ultimately came down to one bad offensive snap for the Mountaineers. I think Texas is amped for another rivalry game after hanging 70 (yes, seventy) on Texas Tech two weeks ago and defeating TCU on the road last week. Horns Up. Texas, +3.
2 Georgia (-15) at 18 Auburn
Two touchdowns is a lot of points for a spread, especially when it comes to two ranked teams. But it’s become evident that Alabama and Georgia are head-and-shoulders above the rest of the field, and that includes an Auburn team that lost to Penn State. More on that in a minute. But I think a Georgia team with maybe the best defense in all of college football (averaging 0 points against in their last two games) can squeak by Auburn by a minimum of two touchdowns. Georgia with the points.
4 Penn State at 3 Iowa (-1.5)
Really? 1.5? I can’t believe the disrespect thrown Iowa’s way for this game. The Hawkeyes are going to score a lot of points and then wave at the kids in the children’s hospital, in that order. Iowa -1.5.
BONUS CFB Hot Take Parlay: Florida State ML + South Carolina ML