This is huge week in college football with several undefeated teams having some big games.
Clemson travels to Tallahassee to face the Seminoles, who they beat last year 23-13 at Death Valley. A team I have been getting burned on every week is West Virginia, which travels to Stillwater to take on Oklahoma State. I would normally like the Cowboys but have been burned too many times by WVU and it is a revenge game, losing 33-26 last year in Morgantown. I will be passing on that game.
Another huge road game for an undefeated team is 6-0 rested Baylor in a big revenge game at Texas. The Bears were beaten 23-17 by the Longhorns in Waco last year.
Nebraska at 7-0 visits Wisconsin, which beat the Huskers last year in Lincoln, 23-21. This will be another game I will avoid.
Boise State escaped BYU last week and takes a 7-0 record on the road to Laramie against the rejuvenated Wyoming Cowboys, who have a 5-2 record. You could get ambushed in Laramie and rustled if the Broncos are not up to this game.
Michigan takes their 7-0 perfect record to East Lansing. The beat up and dejected Michigan State Spartans have lost five straight and are getting 22 points. They have little shot to win and the Wolverines are looking to get some revenge from last year’s 27-23 loss in Ann Arbor. Next for Michigan is Maryland in Ann Arbor.
The 7-0 Washington Huskies head to Salt Lake City to take on the 7-1 Utah Utes, whose only loss was 28-23 vs. Cal on the road. Big revenge game for the Huskies who lost in Seattle last year, 27-17. Lots of points, though, to lay on the road giving +10.5.
Last week: 2-3
Saturday, Oct. 29
Penn State -13.5 at Purdue: The Boilermakers showed some spunk in last week’s defeat to Minnesota with the departure of their head coach. They catch the Lions off huge upset win in a whiteout in State College. PURDUE.
Louisville -28 at Virginia: The Cardinals went into a funk after losing to Clemson as they just got the win the following week, 24-14 vs. Duke. They look to be back after crushing NC State 54-13 last weekend. More of the same here. LOUISVILLE.
Clemson -3.5 at FSU: The Seminoles were picked by some to be in the Final Four. They look to make a point in this game with their defense. FSU looking to avenge last year’s 23-13 loss at Clemson. Upset Special with a Noles win really jumbling up the standings. FLORIDA ST.
Baylor -3.5 at Texas: The undefeated Bears have the meat of their tough Big 12 schedule ahead after this revenge game, having lost to Texas in Waco last year, 23-17. After this game Baylor plays (in order) TCU, at Oklahoma, Kansas State, Texas Tech in Arlington and on the road at WVU in what could be a game changer. The Horns could not beat a crippled Kansas State team last week. Revenge will be sweet. BAYLOR.
Boise State -14 at Wyoming: This one will be much closer than the spread. The Cowboys can play and will give undefeated Boise all they want. Look for the Broncos to get ambushed in Laramie. WYOMING.
I hope everyone enjoyed the Sunday Night game between the Seahawks and Cardinals. It was one of the best soccer games I have seen in some time. To be honest, I fell asleep at halftime and just found out the 6-6 score this morning.
Massimo at Roma Deli always loves to bet ties in soccer, hope you had it M.
Just a reminder, I will be hosting a morning Breeders’ Cup seminar over at the new Palace Station racebook on Friday, Nov. 4 at 8 a.m., with free coffee and donuts. The legendary Professor Gordon Jones and Dave Valento (aka The Track Phantom) will be handicapping all the BC races. You can also pick up the hugely popular Phantom handicapping sheet, which will cover all the Breeders’ Cup races on Friday and Saturday. Be there early to get a good seat. You could be walking around lucky and not even know it.