College Football Week 4 Picks

Last week went three and three but finished +2 with a lock of the week being Kentucky covering against Florida. We are now 10-7 on the season and +4 units. There are many games to look at which we like this week.

Boston College (-7) at Rutgers. The Eagles were horrendous against Kansas last week, losing 48-24. However, Rutgers once again is the worst team in all the Power Five conferences. It’s certainly worth three units on the Eagles to cover here.

Friday night.

No. 10 Utah at USC (+2). Home underdog. Utah gets too much respect. They had a good season last year but lost many key players. Most of USC’s back-ups could start for Utah. USC also is at home and they are difficult to beat on their own turf at the Colosseum. It may be close, but I think the Trojans are worth a pick here for three units.

Oklahoma State at No. 11 Texas. The Cowboys have had the Longhorns number for years and why we think this will be a high-scoring game, taking the points appears to be a solid play. Three units on Oklahoma State.

Nebraska (-7 1/2) at Illinois. This line has progressively come down from almost 2 touchdowns. The Cornhuskers never seem to win easily. They did prevail last week against Northern Illinois, 44-8. They lack talent in Illinois and last week lost to Eastern Michigan. Nebraska has the best player on the field, quarterback Adrian Martinez. I think they will be very aggressive on offense and win this game handily. Four units on Nebraska.

No. 10 Michigan at No. 13 Wisconsin (-3). This is the game of the day in the Big Ten. Jim Harbaugh needs to win these types of games in order to bring the Wolverines back to national prominence. Remember, earlier this year they should’ve list to Army but escaped in overtime. It’s interesting that they are ranked ahead of the Badgers but are underdogs. Something is wrong in Ann Arbor and Wisconsin appears to have a quarterback in Jack Cohen who has played consistent while unspectacularly. They have the best player on the field at running back Jonathan Taylor. Lay the three points with four units in Wisconsin.

No. 7 Notre Dame (+13 1/2) at No. 3 Georgia. One of the biggest games to come to Athens in almost 50 years. This is Notre Dame ‘s opportunity to show they can play with the big boys. Their quarterback Ian Book must play a flawless game. The Bulldogs quarterback Jack Fromm is always consistent, and they have several talented players at the skill positions. The stadium will be rocking. We, of course, will be there. While I certainly expect George to prevail, that’s a lot of points to give up. We pick the Irish to cover but only for two units.

No. 8 Auburn at No. 17 Texas A&M (-2). A huge game in the SEC West. Everybody talking about Auburn quarterback Bo Nix. Well, he has looked good at times; he has also looked indecisive. And this kind of environment that’s not healthy. Texas A&M is looking for its first quality win this season and I expect it to happen at Kyle Field. Four units on the Aggies.

UCLA at No. 19 Washington State (-17 1/2). The Bruins have just mailed it in. Their fans are apathetic. They play with no emotion and their coach’s facial expressions looks like he has completely given up. Clearly, coach Chip Kelly is not the right person for this job. The genius of Coach Mike Leach is that he can score with any personnel. This game is in Pullman on a Saturday night and UCLA just wants to get back on the plane to get back to Westwood. Take the Cougars with four units.

Kentucky (+8 1/2) at Mississippi State. While the Wildcats lost another tough game against Florida last week, they show they can compete with top-quality teams. Mississippi State, on the other hand, did not show any ability in losing to Kansas State. Even though this game is at home, I expect it to be close. In fact, Kentucky could win the game outright. The lock of the day, five units on the Wildcats.

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