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Two big games and a virtual lock this week.

NCAA Football: Texas State at Texas A&M John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports

As expected, Purdue did Purdue things, losing the game on a last-second field goal after having a double-digit lead with 8 minutes left to play. How Penn State of them! A bit surprising for me was Minnesota’s inability to put away South Dakota State last Thursday. Some might even say it was SDSU who couldn’t put away the Gophers. Regardless, I expected more out of them. Thank the lord for Syracuse, otherwise I would have had a 0-fer week. Moving right along...

If you need a refresher on the rules, make sure to check one of the previous posts for this season.

Picks

Texas +6.5 vs LSU - I know Texas is out of running backs and LSU looked like well oiled machine last week, but I’m still weary of what is essentially a touchdown line at home for the Longhorns. I wouldn’t be surprised if Texas wins outright. Regardless, whoever wins this game is probably going to win by a field goal. $75

Texas A&M +17.5 @ Clemson - This is just a “big line with two good teams” pick for me. As we saw last week, a ton of team with huge spreads didn’t actually cover, and, for as good as Clemson is, I just don’t see them beating the Aggies by three touchdowns. It’s not that they can’t do it, it’s just that facing Georgia Tech last week wasn’t enough for me to say their defensive holes have been plugged. $50

Penn State - 29.5 vs Buffalo - The only reason I didn’t pick the Lions last week was because the line wasn’t available at the time of writing. That is not the case this week! While Idaho is a step below Buffalo in competition, Penn State showed its defense will be exactly what we thought it would be, but the offense will be just fine thank you very much. I’m taking Penn State and the points until proven otherwise. $300

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