College Football Quick Picks Week 12
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FSU at Maryland – Maryland +31.5
Things are bad in college park, and the spread is more than fair. I just see the Terrapins keeping it (somewhat) respectable in their home finale.
Kent State at Bowling Green – Bowling Green -3.5
Pick: Kent State
Both offenses know how to run the rock. BG has the best defensive tackle you’ve never heard of in Chris Jones, but I think QB play will be the difference. Spencer Keith gets the nod.
Rutgers at Cincinnati – Cincinnati -6.5
Cincinnati is undefeated this season at Nippert Stadium this season and they’re more than capable of stopping the run. Do you trust Gary Nova’s arm to carry the load? I sure don’t.
Western Carolina at Alabama – Alabama -45.5
Western Carolina is 0-8 in the Southern Conference. Bama could have this covered by halftime, and theire second stringers will continue to pile it on.
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Wofford at South Carolina – South Carolina -45.5
In what’s essentially a bye week for the SEC, Wofford will take the air out of the football in an attempt to keep this one respectable.
Georgia Southern at Georgia – Georgia -45.5
Pick: Georgia State
GAS QB Jerick McKinnon will provide a play or 2 to cover. The duel threat QB accounted for 5 TDs in last week’s win over Howard.
USC at UCLA – UCLA +4.5
The split crowd will mean little to no homefield advantage. Despite a disappointing season, the Trojans will cover by a touchdown.
Sam Houston State at Texas A&M – Texas A&M -45.5
Pick: San Houston State
Sam Houston State actually led Baylor in Waco at the half.
Minnesota at Nebraska – Nebraska -18.5
Minnesota is a mess. I have full confidence that the Huskers will take care of business after beating a very solid Penn State squad. I could see Rex Burkhead having a Will Reed-like affect in his final home game.
NC State at Clemson – Clemson -21.5
Pick: NC State
This is the first time I’ve picked against Clemson all year. Mike Glennon regained some confidence last week against Wake and will manage to put together a couple scoring drives.
Texas Tech at Oklahoma State – Oklahoma State -10.5
Pick: Oklahoma State
These teams are headed in 2 different directions. Add a wild Stillwater crowd and this has the potential to get ugly.
Ohio State at Wisconsin – Wisconsin -3.0
Pick: Ohio State
Ohio State had an extra week to regain some defensive help. Meanwhile the Badgers found some swagger in Bloomington, but they are still 1-dimensional. Braxton Miller keeps the Bucks undefeated and remains in the Heisman conversation.
Mississippi at LSU – LSU -19.0
Pick: Ole Miss
Bo Wallace had 31 completions last week in a loss at Vanderbilt. Meanwhile the LSU pass offense has been questionable all year. 19 points is a lot to give for a team with so few explosive plays.
Wake Forrest at Notre Dame – ND -24.5
Pick: Notre Dame
Wake has no defense to speak of and their only offensive threat is a slot receiver. That’s Manti Te’o territory.
Oklahoma at West Virginia – WVU +10.5
A night game in Morgantown could be just what the desperate Mountaineers need, but a balanced Sooners attack will be too much for them to overcome.
Stanford at Oregon – Oregon -21.5
Stanford is the only Pac 12 team that is capable of slowing down the Ducks. If Stepfan Taylor gets his carries, the Cardinal run defense will do JUST enough to cover.
Kansas State at Baylor – Baylor +11.5
Pick: Kansas State
Terrance Williams is a fantastic, but K State has allowed 300+ yards passing only once this year (Texas Tech). That’s a pretty impressive state considering most teams have been playing catch up.
Cal at Oregon State – Oregon State -14.5
Pick: Oregon State
This spread should be 20+. Cal is in complete disarray and with injuries to Keenan Allen and Zach Maynard, the Beavers win easily in Corvallis.