Topping 7-3 one tall order

Sep 2, 2008 6:50 PM

College 101 by Mark Mayer |


Thursday, Sept. 4

S. Carolina +9 at Vandy: The Gamecocks were only up 3-0 at halftime and fortunately changed QBs. Vandy QB Chris Nickson rushed for 166 yards in a 21-point win over Miami, Ohio. Carolina hosts No. 1 Georgia next week. Watch out here. VANDY.

Saturday, Sept. 6

Ole Miss +8 at W.Forest: The Deacs had a nice win at Baylor, but Ole Miss looked just as good against Memphis. OLE MISS.

GT +7 at BC: The host Eagles blanked Kent St, but only managed 20. Tech looks good under ex-Navy head coach Paul Johnson. GA TECH.

Utah St +34 at Oregon: U-State covered vs UNLV. Oregon beat Washington by 34. It could be 34 at halftime. OREGON.

Texas Tech -9 at Nevada: Some think the Red Raiders are a Top 15 team. If so, this is a bargain line. TEXAS TECH.

Texas A&M -3 at N. Mexico: Mike Sherman is hearing it after debuting with a loss to Arkansas St! The Aggies will be branded if they dont bounce back here. TEXAS A&M.

Kent St +7 at Iowa St: Kent State just may get blanked again. IOWA ST.

La Tech +20 at KU: Kudos to the Techsters for their upset of Miss St. Kansas is a lot tougher and not spotting 35 this week. KANSAS.

Rice +3 at Memphis: The visiting Owls ran wild against SMU with the over now 11-1 in the last 12 Owls games. Memphis gave up 41 in a loss to Mississippi. RICE.

Toledo +22 at Arizona: The Wildcats are woofing over their 70-0 demolition of Idaho. Holy, Toledo! Here comes the cavalry. ARIZONA.

Texas -25 at UTEP: The Longhorns make a rare trip to El Paso. After this game in final, youll know why. TEXAS.

UL-Monroe +13 at Arkansas: Scary opener for new coach Bobby Petrino, edging Western Illinois by 28-24 thanks to 4 TD passes from QB Casey Dick. Its hog heaven facing Monroe. ARKANSAS.