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College football picks for weekend 11-18-2008

Nov 18, 2008 5:01 PM

On The Mark by Mark Mayer |

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Imagine the emotions on the last freaky play that the refs admitted to have blown in the Chargers-Steelers game when the score fluctuated from Pittsburgh 11-10 to 17-10 at -4.

It wound up 11-10 Pittsburgh, but a San Diego cover. I’m just glad I wasn’t involved in that one.

Now to ones I am.

Pittsburgh +5 at Cincinnati: Don’t get this line at all. Pitt playing its best ball of the season and has two weeks to get ready. PITTSBURGH.

Army +17 at Rutgers: There’s no stopping the Scarlet Knights these days. RUTGERS.

Marshall +8½ at Rice: The Owls have way too much firepower. RICE.

Tennessee +3 at Vandy: ‘Dores 6-1 with QB Chris Nickson. Final nail in Fulmer’s coffin. VANDY.

Arkansas +1 at Miss St: The Pigs are 4-1 ATS since that gauntlet. State can use an offense. ARKANSAS.

Colorado St -2½ at Wyoming: I should have bet on the Rams against New Mexico. COLORADO ST.

Washington -7½ at Wash St: I would play the under at 7. UNDER.

E. Carolina -6½ at UAB: This two QB thing at ECU is a flop. UAB.

Texas Tech +6 at Oklahoma: This may just be Tech’s year. The points look good. TEXAS TECH.

Iowa -5½ at Minnesota: Hawkeyes can be had on the road and Gophers are overachievers. MINNESOTA.

UTEP +15 at Houston: After UH put 70 on Tulsa, 71 should be a snap. Throw in a few for UTEP too. OVER.

La-Lafayette +8 at Troy: Imagine leading at LSU 31-3 and allowing 37 straight points. That’s Troy. LA-LA.

BYU +6½ at Utah: Cougars QB Max Hall hitting bombs again. BYU.

Ole Miss +5 at LSU: The Tigers won’t be able to spot the Rebels a 31-3 lead and get away with it. OLE MISS.


Bengals +10 at Steelers: Having a Harvard grad at QB is nice. Double-digit faves 1-14 ATS. BENGALS.

Jets +5½ at Titans: Too many points for Titans to spot. JETS.

Patriots +2½ at Dolphins: Who would have believed this? PATS.

Eagles +1 at Ravens: McNabb will bounce back in a must win. EAGLES.

Panthers +1½ at Falcons: Panthers are 8-2 and dogs! Wow. PANTHERS.

Bills -4 at Chiefs: Thigpen and KC playing well enough to win. CHIEFS.

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