All every sports TV and radio show can talk about is which one loss team should be playing for the National Title.
They keep rambling on about Arkansas, Florida, Southern Cal and others, but fail to mention the loser of this week’s facial National Title game and probable classic between No. 1 Ohio State and No. 2 Michigan. I think if the Wolverines stay close, they should have a shot at a rematch on a neutral field.
If something crazy happens and Michigan beats Ohio State, I also think the Buckeyes should get one more shot since they have been No. 1 all year. These are the two best teams in the land in my unbiased opinion.
With the college football regular season winding down, there are several games that I like and should be real nice plays.
Va Tech -1 at WF (38Â½): I am sure this game will be on TV in the books even though it’s not yet listed. How can the Hokies be favored over the Demon Deacons? I know Wake has had problems with some poor teams, barely getting past Syracuse, Duke, UConn and North Carolina. However, beating Boston College 21-14 and Florida State 30-0 were very impressive. Two more victories will put Wake 11-1 and in a major bowl. The VT offense is not impressive. BC is a better team. Look for the Wake defense to shut them down in a low scoring game. WF / UNDER.
Missouri -14 at Iowa St: Tigers look to get back on track after losses to Oklahoma and Nebraska. This looks like a good spot to get going again. Iowa State stinks. Remember the Cyclones almost got beat by UNLV early in the season. They have little or no offense. Their season ends here. MISSOURI.
Houston -16Â½ at Memphis: Cougars off big comeback win over SMU last week and will take no prisoners against one of the worst Division I teams. A victory would cap off a 9-win season and maybe a trip to Hawaii. HOUSTON.
Oklahoma -20 at Baylor: The Bears started the season very competitive, playing good defense. Now they have gone bad, giving up an average of 46.8 points a game in their last six. The Sooners defense has only allowed 12.4 points in their last five. OU.
Arizona +13 at Oregon: Ducks still sitting on a possible 9-win season and catch the Wildcats coming off high-octane victory over Cal. OREGON.
New Mexico +25Â½ at BYU: The point spreads keep getting higher, but I just can’t get off the Cougars, who score at will and allow nothing. BYU is 9-0-1 ATS and getting better. BYU.
Mich St +16Â½ at Penn St: Nittany Lions have owned the Spartans the past six years, going 5-1 SU and ATS. Jo Pa may be back for this season-ending game. PENN ST.
Kansas St +2 at Kansas: I may go all in on this one, making a big three team parlay with Penn State and Hawaii. The Jayhawks catch K-State at the perfect time and will avenge last year’s 12-3 loss. Plus, the Wildcats have partied all week after upsetting Texas. KANSAS (BEST BET).
UAB +14 at So Miss: The Golden Eagles have had little problems with lesser teams. Believe me, UAB is lesser team. Birmingham will have a big problem scoring here. The Golden Eagles are heading for a 9-win season. SO MISS.
Nevada -20 at La Tech: The home side has a defense like a sieve, giving up 35 points to Utah State, 44 to San Jose, 31 to North Texas and 61 to Hawaii. Nevada is on major roll, going 9-1 ATS and covering eight straight. The Wolf Pack are averaging more than 40 in the last three. NEVADA.
San Jose St +24 at Hawaii: Spartans get a nice trip to Honolulu after big try against Boise last week in a 23-20 loss. I don’t see them with any intensity here. I know the Rainbow Warriors will pour it on. HAWAII.
Also: UL Monroe +19 Â½ hanging in with Kentucky; UL Lafayette -7 over offensively-challenged Florida Int; Mid Tenn St +15Â½ over uninspired S.Carolina.
NFL (remember play the opposite)
Chiefs -10, Colts -1, Browns +3Â½, Titans +13, BILLS +1 (best bet), Jets +6, Chargers +3.