LOUISVILLE (+6) at Pittsburgh: Were this game played a week earlier, I'm not so sure that the Cards would be getting six points here. But that's what happens when you lose to Syracuse - people, and more importanly, people who bet, tend to lose faith in you. On a side note, at least UofL is coached by the commissioner of the More Taste League.
OHIO STATE (-10 1/2) at Northwestern: Northwestern's had a nice season. But they're not going to come within two touchdowns of the Buckeyes. Let's move on, shall we?
#22 Georgia Tech at #19 NORTH CAROLINA (-4): UNC is coming off a bye week and is looking to knock of GT, which sits just above UNC atop the ACC Coastal division. With aspirations of playing for the ACC championship, I think this game sets up very well for the Tar Heels at home.
Kansas at NEBRASKA (-1): Flip a coin time. Guess I'm a Husker fan this week.
Cincinnati at #20 WEST VIRGINIA (-7): After demolishing UConn last week, West Virginia's starting to run away from the rest of a truly awful pack in the Big East. Which is a good thing for the Big East, because the Mountaineers might be the only team in the conference this year that would be remotely competitive in a BCS bowl game.
Notre Dame at BOSTON COLLEGE (-3 1/2): After losing in four overtimes to Pittsburgh in South Bend, you can bet the Irish would much rather be facing off against upcoming opponents Navy or Syracuse. Instead, they get BC, which like the Irish sports a 5-3 record entering this contest. BC has been a major thorn in the side to ACC opponents thus far, and you can bet this will be a very tough bounce back game for the Irish. The Irish haven't won a game on the road so far, and I don't think they will reverse the trend here.
#21 California (+22) at #7 USC: Pete Carroll is right - how do you beat a team (Washington) 56-0 and drop a spot in the polls? And for the record, why is Cal ranked? They will be smoked by the Trojans. That said, I'm a sucker for the line, so I'll gamble with the points in hand and hope USC doesn't beat the Bears by too much.
#3 PENN STATE (-7 1/2) at Iowa: A trap game if there ever was one. Common sense tells me to take the Lions because they've been so good all year ... but for some reason I feel this game has evil written all over it.
#8 Oklahoma State at #2 TEXAS TECH (-3 1/2): Color me impressed. Texas Tech achieved the impossible last week in knocking off Texas, doing so in last-minute dramatic fashion. Now, of course, they are the new front runners. This game screams "LET DOWN!", but I've got to think they'll get by the Cowboys. If I were a Texas Tech fan, it's the matchup against Oklahoma that I would be worried about.
#1 ALABAMA at #15 LSU (+3 1/2):
Welcome back to Baton Rouge, Coach Saban. Enough said.
Last Week: 5-5