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Here are todays selections:

7 Units Michigan State +7 -110
The Big Ten race is a wide open affair at this point, making Saturday's Michigan State-Ohio State battle a virtual elimination game. The surprising Spartans suffered their first league defeat last week to Michigan in a game not as close as the 27-20 final score indicated. But Michigan State doesn't figure to suddenly collapse off the one poor showing, and QB Jeff Smoker could have some success airing it out in Columbus against the Buckeyes. Nobody can run on Ohio State, as evidenced by their permitting a stingy 49 ypg on the ground. But they can be occasionally vulnerable to aerial assaults, which means trouble against the Spartans. Meanwhile, Ohio State's somewhat stodgy attack continues to struggle, although this team still finds a way to win almost every week, and probably will do so again here. Laying points with Ohio State has been bad business, as the Buckeyes have covered only three games all season. Look for another nail biter in this important clash, with the Buckeyes staying in the conference title chase in very close fashion.


5 Units South Florida -11 -107
Conference USA battle featuring a strong South Florida defense against a bad all-around team. South Florida (5-3 SU, 3-3 ATS) has a balanced offense (137 yards rushing, 193 passing yards per game) that is averaging 24 points pg. They've struggled to score points against good defensive teams, but that won't be a concern here because East Carolina can't stop anybody, giving up 36 points pg. East Carolina (1-9) has one win (against a bad Army team, 38-32), and that's a lot of points to give up to Army's brutal offense. Also, their QB play of Desmond Robinson and Paul Troth has been erratic and they will struggle against a strong South Florida 'D'. South Florida won 46-30 at East Carolina last year (and covered) and they should have little trouble again.


5 Units Nebraska -18 -101
Can the Huskers bounce back from a 31-7 pasting by Texas last week? Nebraska (7-2 SU, 5-4 ATS) was shredded for 353 yards rushing by Texas. And its own running game, a Nebraska staple for years, was limited to 300 yards less than the Longhorns gained. That won't happen here. This week the running game should feel more like its old self as the Kansas (4-4 SU, 5-3 ATS) defense has given up 32 points a game and tons of yardage on the ground. Nebraska should have more than enough firepower, and the Huskers will feel some of the comforts of home when red-clad fans make the relatively short drive to fill the north end zone at KU. The last three years, Nebraska is 3-0 SU/ATS against Kansas, winning 45-7, 51-7 and 56-17.


5 Units Texas Tech -27.5 -105
The haves and the have nots meet up in Waco on Saturday. Texas Tech (6-3 SU, ATS) defense, ranked last nationally rose up against Colorado last Saturday as the Red Raiders allowed just 294 yards and a game-saving interception that stopped Colorado's final drive with 2:11 remaining for a 26-21 victory. The pro-efficient Red Raider offense took the week off after averaging 600 yards per game put up a seemingly miniscule 490 yards for the game. B.J. Symons was intercepted on each of the Red Raiders' first four series against Colorado (five picks overall). He still went 30 of 51 for 399 yards, and turnovers won't be a concern against a poor Baylor 'D'. Entrenched in the slime and mud of the bowels of the Big XII, the Baylor Bears have now lost 31 in a row in league play after a 38-10 defeat at Kansas State. Texas Tech won 62-11 a year ago, as a 32-point favorite and expect more of the same here.


5 Units Tennessee U +12.5 -108
Tennessee led only 9-6 early in the fourth quarter before downing Duke 23-9 in a non-conference game last Saturday as Jabari Davis rushed for a season-high 113 yards. The Vols were without starting tailback Cedric Houston (sprained ankle) and they seemed to be preoccupied with the game being simultaneously played in Jacksonville as Georgia’s loss to Florida put Tennessee in a tie for first place with the three teams. Casey Clausen was 16-of-27 for 208 yards with no interceptions. This will be an unusual feeling for Miami-Florida as it is coming off a regular season loss for the first time in 39 games after last week’s 31-7 loss at Virginia Tech. The Hurricanes were held to 116 rushing yards on 38 carries and quarterback Brock Berlin was 16-of-25 for 164 yards with two interceptions.

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Thanks and good luck to you as well. Late play will be up shortly
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5 Units UTEP +3 -107
Pitiful WAC game on tap. San Jose State (1-6 SU, 2-5 ATS) allows 33 points per game and its only wins have been over SMU and Grambling. This offense averages 19 ppg. They did get the cover last week in a 13-10 loss to Hawaii, leading 10-0 in the first quarter. Hawaii still had 322 passing yards, and remember that two weeks ago San Jose gave up 77 points at Boise State (its last road game). UTEP has just as bad a defense (34 ppg allowed) but they do have a good ground game that is averaging 170 yards per game. UTEP (2-7) scored 35 points on La-Tech and last week scored 28 on Tulsa. The home team could get the win with its strong running game and avenge a 58-24 loss at San Jose last season.


5 Units Arizona State -2 -105
Last week the Cardinal exposed the UCLA Bruins for what they were...a very mediocre club that had sucessfully disguised a lack of overall talent by winning 3 conference games with smoke and mirrors and little else. Stanford limited the Bruins to 48 yards rushing on 36 futile carries (1.3 ypc)and capitalized on a 90-yard punt return for a touchdown by senior Luke Powell to gain the victory. But the Stanford attack continues to misfire. On the day they could only muster 10 first downs and 206 yards of offense as quarterback Chris Lewis suffered through an abysmal afternoon, throwing for just 91 yards. With the 51-23 thrashing at the hands of Cal last week, the Sun Devils have now lost 5 of 7. The defense, which starts just three seniors, can be had both on the ground and through the air. Unfortunately, the Cardinal can't do either offensively. And even if ASU signal caller Andrew Walter can go because of a bad ankle, the Sun Devils still own many more offensive weapons than the host. Simply put, this is a game between a poor team and a really bad team.


7 Units Washington U -14.5 -107
The Huskies finally get to play their "Pac 10 bye week", better known as facing the Arizona Wildcats. That's no joke, as the "Mildcats" are 0-5 in league play, having been outscored 75-196. For those with a math deficiency, that works out to an average weekly whipping of 15-39! Last Saturday it was Oregon St. who enjoyed the designated win, clobbering Arizona 51-23 as Steven Jackson used his legs to run for 107 yards and Derek Anderson utilized his arm to throw for 308 yards and 4 touchdowns. Once again it was hard to say which Wildcat unit played worse, the offense that managed just 14 first downs on only 232 total yards, or the defense that was shredded for 426 yards and 26 first downs!!! Also worth noting, Arizona has suspended star running back Clarence Farmer and fullback Gilbert Harris has been ruled ineligible. Washington impressed last week, blasting Oregon 42-10. And they did it despite playing much of the game without quarterback Cody Pickett who suffered a concussion. Backup Casey Paus, younger brother of former UCLA qb Cory Paus, stepped in and went 5 of 8 for 117 yards and two scores. Also absent was tailback Rich Alexis who is now out for the remainder of the season, but he was hardly missed as Shelton Sampson and Kenny James combined for 235 rushing yards...a very impressive number vs. what had been an extremely stingy Duck defensive line!!!

Good Luck Tonight My Friends
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