2 big games: Ohio St. vs. Mich. St. and Auburn vs. Missouri

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U-N-L-V was the cry at Sam Boyd Stadium this past Saturday as our Rebels really put it to the Aztecs from San Deigo, 45-19.

I would say, as the talking heads do on TV, the Rebels really scored some style points. Now with a great season they get a just reward with a bowl game. Go Rebs!

Well, all good things must come to an end and my win streak in college was halted. I was only able to go 3-3 but did keep my huge NFL stake intact as the Broncos got the money for us and I didn’t have to leave town.

In all of my years of watching and beating on football I never witnessed a weekend like the one this past weekend. I am in disarray and worn out. My TV is just tired of me yelling and ole Dino the dog growling at some of the players, calls and decisions made on the sidelines.

It was exciting to watch and looks like the tip of the iceberg with the great conference championship games on slate for this weekend.

The two huge games will be Ohio State -6 vs. Michigan State and Auburn -1½ facing Missouri. These are the two games I will be zeroing in on. Plus I’ll give out my one NFL release.

Saturday

SEC title

(Atlanta)

Missouri +1½ vs. Auburn: The word is that if Auburn beats Missouri they will leap over the Buckeyes, climb to No. 2 and face Florida State, who will beat Duke in the ACC title game. We think not to worry as Missouri has just one loss to South Carolina, 27-24, in OT – a game Mizzou had won but just gave away. The feeling here is Auburn played their game last week in a miracle win over Alabama and will be very hard pressed to play to that emotion again. MISSOURI.

Big Ten (Indianapolis)

Ohio St. -6 vs. Michigan St.: We get Urban Meyer and his high flying Buckeyes riding the longest winning streak in college football at 24 and looking for a shot at the National Championship. With or without a win Urban “Money” Meyer has earned every cent the Ohio State program is paying him.

Meyer beat Michigan, albeit by the skin of his teeth, but a win is a win. The Spartans from East Lansing would love to have back that lone 17-13 loss to Notre Dame. The Spartans have the defense and the Buckeyes the offense, plus big game Meyer. 

We see Braxton Miller and Ohio State somehow pulling out the win in what will be a very close game. Take the points, sit back and enjoy. MICHIGAN ST.

The bottom line is, if Ohio State and Auburn lose, who will get to play Florida State? Well, the answer is Alabama – the matchup everyone wants – or maybe Missouri leap frogs them all.

Now for the NFL.

NFL Football

Sunday

Rams +6 at Cardinals: This is not an airport release but was about the only game on the card that really appealed to me. The Cardinals were hosed in Philadelphia on Sunday as they were starting a late drive when down by a field goal. The receiver got mugged, but no call. Now sitting with a 7-5 record, they really need to win this huge revenge game having lost their season opener in St. Louis, 27-24.

Revenge will be sweet. CARDINALS.

Record

Last Week

4-3

NFL

12-7-1

NCAA

52-27-1

Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GamingToday’s horse racing and sports handicapper.  Follow Richard on Twitter @SabesBet. Contact Richard at [email protected].

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