Happy Halloween! In honor of the scariest holiday of the year, let’s revisit the most horrifying set of picks on the web (yet again). Last week, we got hooked by a late Iowa State score that left us at 3-5 for the week and 13-21 in what’s been the most forgettable season in the years I’ve been doing this column.
It’s not good, but did Michael Myers quit when Dr. Loomis shot him 6 times and he fell off the balcony? Nope. Did Jason quit after he caught a machete to the head and took a dirt nap? Nope. He rolled out of his grave, grabbed a spear and went back to work. And that’s what we’re gonna do - keep on chugging along.
VT at Louisville (+3.5). These teams are a couple of enigmas, but I like Louisville’s chances to score better, so I’ll take 3.5 pts at home.
UCF (-3) at Houston. This feels like a tricky spot for UCF, but they’re the overall more talented team, so I’m hoping that will clear A 3-point difference.
ND (-21) at G Tech. The Irish made me look foolish last week. Will they overlook Ga Tech with Clemson coming up? I don’t think so.
Texas at Okie State (-3.5). Okie State’s Chuba Hubbard gives Tom Herman a lump of coal in what you have to wonder could be a farewell season for the latter.
Arkansas (+14) at Texas A&M. I think the Hogs could win this outright, so I’ll take 2 touchdowns all day.
Ole Miss at Vandy; OVER 63.5. Ole Miss will get theirs, and they’re bad enough on defense to let Vandy score enough to push this over the mark.
UNC at Virginia (+7.5). Vegas is teasing me to take the hook, so I’ll fall for it and take it. UNC wins a squeaker, UVA gets the cover.