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Saturday 11/27 - notre dame at wafe forest free nbc pick
- Notre Dame has high hopes when it comes to playing for a BCS National Championship, but first they will have to get through the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Wake Forest, who is 5-5, has a chance to play spoiler this weekend if they can knock off 3rd ranked Notre Dame who is 10-0 on the year. They will go into Notre Dame Stadium with this on their minds and play a tough game against the Irish.
utep vs southern miss free college football pick
- The struggling offenses of Southern Miss and UTEP collide on Saturday for a game that is going to be played for a sense of pride. The Golden Eagles of Southern Miss have yet to win a game this year behind an offense that ranks 117th in points scored and a defense that is equally as dismal on paper. UTEP hasn't done much better coming into this game at 2-8 overall with only a single win in C-USA play.
Ohio State vs Wisconsin free prediction ATS
- Wisconsin comes into Saturday knowing they have a shot to, once again, play in the Rose Bowl at the end of the year. That shot will be a lot better if they can get through 10-0 Ohio State. Wisconsin technically leads their half of the Big-10 with the Buckeyes ineligible to play in the championship game. With a win though, Wisconsin will turn some heads and find that the computers will favor them a little more in upcoming games. Ohio State, although not playing for a post season game, hasn't lost yet and doesn't plan on it anytime soon.
ESPN will televise the Arizona State-Boise State Las Vegas Bowl
from Sam Boyd Stadium, beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern Dec. 22. The Arizona State-Boise State game may be the biggest mismatch in the bowl season, at least according to Las Vegas oddsmakers, who have made Boise State a 14-point favorite.
Louisville vs NC State
12/27/11 - ESPN will televise the Belk Bowl from Charlotte, N.C., and Bank of America Stadium, beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern Dec. 27. North Carolina State is a 2.5-point favorite in what could almost amount to a home game for the Wolfpack, as they play in their home state.
CBS will nationally televise the Georgia-LSU SEC Championship
Game from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta at 4 p.m. Eastern Saturday. Top-ranked and undefeated LSU is a 13-point favorite against the betting line.
The Tigers will enter the Georgia-LSU game as the nation’s only undefeated team from a major conference at 12-0. The Tigers clinched a spot in the SEC Championship game by defeating Arkansas, 41-17, last Friday to win the SEC West Division.
They’ll take another run at the MAC crown on Friday Night Football in the Ohio-Northern Illinois game. ESPN2 will nationally televise the Ohio-Northern Illinois MAC Championship
Game from Ford Field in Detroit at 7 p.m. Eastern. The Northern Illinois Huskies are 3.5-point favorite against the spread.
When it scheduled the North Carolina-Virginia Tech
for a national telecast before the season, ESPN probably was hoping the Hokies and Tar Heels would both be near the top of the ACC Coastal Division standings. They were half right.
Virginia Tech leads the Coastal at 5-1, one full game ahead of surprising Virginia. North Carolina, meanwhile, has suffered through a tough season, and sits in fifth place in the division at 2-4. At least the Tar Heels are bowl eligible at 6-4 overall.
ESPN will televise the Oklahoma State-Iowa State game
from Ames, Iowa, beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern from Jack Trice Stadium. On paper, Oklahoma State-Iowa State looks like a complete mismatch. The oddsmakers agree, as the Cowboys are a 26.5-point road favorite.
The Cowboys lead the Big XII Conference with a 7-0 record, so a win against the Cyclones would give Oklahoma State at least a share of the league championship. The Cowboys have not won a league title since tying for the 1976 Big Eight Conference title.
Florida State opened the season as a Top 5-ranked team, and the Seminoles had a golden opportunity to stamp themselves as a serious national title contender when they hosted #1 Oklahoma Sept. 17, but Florida State fell to Oklahoma, 23-13. That led to a two-week hangover, as the Seminoles followed with losses at Clemson and at Wake Forest, by identical 35-30 scores.
ESPN will televise the Temple-Ohio game
from Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio, at 8 p.m. Eastern Wednesday. Temple is a 4.5-point favorite.
Wednesday’s Temple-Ohio game will be the first of four consecutive mid-week games for the Bobcats, who do not have another Saturday game scheduled.
College Football Score Prediction
- USC and Colorado will meet for the first time at Pac-12 Conference foes Friday in Boulder, Colo. The USC-Colorado game begins at 9 p.m. Eastern from Folsom Field, and the Trojans are a three-touchdown road favorite.
At 3-2 in league play, the Trojans are a game behind Arizona State in the South Division of the Pac-12. However, USC cannot qualify for the inaugural Pac-12 championship game because of NCAA sanctions against the football program. The Trojans also are ineligible for a bowl game.
ESPN will televise the Virginia-Miami game at 8 p.m. Eastern Thursday. The Hurricanes are a 14-point favorite.
After a shaky 2-3 start, Miami has been solid the past two weeks, handing North Carolina just its second loss of the season, 30-24, before upsetting #22 Georgia Tech, 24-7. That should give the Hurricanes plenty of confidence heading into the Virginia-Miami game score prediction against the spread
Geno Smith leads the Mountaineers into the West Virginia-Syracuse game
, throwing for 359.8 yards per game, which ranks fifth nationally. Smith had 463 yards passing in a 47-21 loss against the current #1 team in the BCS standings, LSU, earlier this season. That game is the only loss for the Mountaineers (5-1), who are ranked 15th in the BCS standings.
San Diego State and Air Force
are each 3-2, and both teams have lost to TCU this season. Air Force lost at home against TCU, 35-19, in Week 2, while the Aztecs lost last week at home against TCU, 27-14.
Both South Florida and Pittsburgh
were mentioned in the preseason as potential Big East champions. ESPN will nationally televise Thursday’s game from Heinz Field at 8 p.m. Eastern.
Cal ranks 15th nationally in scoring offense at 39.5 points per game, while the #9-ranked Ducks rank first nationally in scoring at 52.0 points per game. The Cal-Oregon
game figures to be one of the highest-scoring games on the entire college football schedule.
Both Cal and Oregon are 3-1 on the season. Cal lost its first game of the season last week, 31-23, at Washington. The Ducks, meanwhile, lost their season-opening game against now-#1 LSU, 40-27, in Dallas.
The South Florida Bulls have started fast this season, opening the year with a road upset of then-16th ranked Notre Dame, 23-20. Since then, the Bulls dominated three overmatched opponents (Ball State, Florida A&M, and UTEP) by a combined 159-48.
ESPN will nationally televise Utah State-BYU
at 8 p.m. Eastern from LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah. BYU is a touchdown favorite over the Aggies in this cross-state rivalry game.
For the BYU Cougars (2-2), it will be their second straight Friday Night Football appearance on ESPN. BYU defeated Central Florida, 24-17, last Friday, breaking a two-game losing streak. The Cougars opened the season with a 14-13 win at Mississippi before losing 17-16 at Texas and 54-10 against Utah.
Saturday’s BYU-Texas game
will begin at 7 p.m. Eastern on ESPN2. Texas is a 7-point home favorite in the game from Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin.
LSU vs Oregon Saturday 9/3 2011 - Both Oregon and LSU had very successful 2010 seasons. The Tigers were 11-2, while the Ducks finished 12-1. LSU defeated Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl, 41-24, to finish ranked #8. The Ducks finished #3 in the AP poll after losing to Auburn, 22-19, in the BCS national championship game.
South Carolina vs Auburn - CBS will televise the Auburn-South Carolina SEC Championship Game from Atlanta’s Georgia Dome at 4 p.m. Eastern. The early line lists the undefeated Tigers as a 4.5-point favorite.
Miami vs Pittsburgh 9-23-2010: The Miami Hurricanes and Pitt Panthers haven’t played for several years -- at least since they were Big East Conference opponents -- but they’ll renew their series on Thursday Night Football. Miami and Pitt will play on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. Eastern from Heinz Field. The Hurricanes are a 3-point road favorite.
Florida vs Tennessee, 9/18/2010: College football fans looking to sort out the Top 10 in the early portion of the season will want to pay particular attention to Saturday’s Florida Gators at Tennessee Volunteers game. In facing Florida, Tennessee will be playing its second straight Top 10 team.
Saturday, Sept. 11th 2010: Michigan vs Notre Dame - Both teams will have one game in the books before the Michigan-Notre Dame showdown. Michigan hosts Connecticut Sept. 4, while Notre Dame opens with a home game against Purdue. However, the tradition of the Michigan-Notre Dame game makes it a very important game to both fan bases, and it may cause some people to look past those opening games to the Michigan-Notre Dame showdown.
Monday, September 6th, 2010: Boise State vs Virginia Tech - The Broncos are a 3-point favorite in the Boise State-Virginia Tech game. Boise State has not been an underdog in a regular-season game since Sept. 20, 2008, when the Broncos won at Oregon, 37-32, as a 10-point underdog.
Thursday, Sept. 2nd, 2010: Pittsburgh at Utah - Utah will begin its final year in the Mountain West Conference hoping to qualify for a BCS bowl game for the third time in the past six seasons. The Utes ranked 15th nationally in scoring defense last season, but they’re hoping having senior quarterback Terrance Cain healthy the entire season will help them show plenty of improvement on offense this season. Having a returning experienced quarterback is one of the reasons the Utes are favored in the Pitt-Utah game, even though Pitt is ranked higher in the preseason polls.
Season ending bowls include the Rose, Fiesta, Sugar, Cotton, Gator and BCS National Championship game to help be a winner with all your betting picks.
Big 12 and SEC college football championship game predictions - alabama vs florida and texas vs nebraska.
LSU at Alabama - the tide must win if they want to keep their dream alive for a spot in the national championship game.
With Cincinatti dominating the Big East the loser of the West Virginia vs South Florida game could be out of any chance to get a bid from a major bowl.
Florida State vs North Carolina - Fla St is 2-4 and the Tarheels are 4-2. NC is a 2.5 favorite at home against Bobby Bowden and his 29 year bowl game streak.
For the first time in several years USC vs Notre Dame has significant meaning in the polls.
CFB week 6 top rated selection features the florida gators vs lsu tigers Saturday October 10th 8:00pm
The betting lock of the day pitts usc at cal on ABC at 8pm eastern.
Big East weekend prediction: pitt panthers at louisville.
Week 5 Thursday night ESPN best bet September 30th: Colorado vs West Virginia
9/26 - #'s 4,5,6 and 9 all go down as Penn State, Ole Miss, Miami and Cal all lose and will likely fall out of the top 10.
Week 4 college football best bet prediction is Ole Miss travels to South Carolina for a primetime match up on ESPN. Read story for complete gameday details.
Sept. 17th - Illinois linebacker Wilson out for season with neck injury.
Big test for Tebow as the gators take on the vols.
Thursday night special in the ACC on ESPN Gtech vs Miami.
Week 2 highlights: Brian Rolle of Ohio State picked off a potential two-point conversion in the closing minutes and returned it the other way as the #6 Buckeye's hold off the mid shipmen of Navy 31-27.
Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford sprained his throwing arm in the 2nd quarter as the #3 Sooners fall to BYU 14-13.
The Oregon Ducks suspend Blount for entire season after punching a Boise State player in the face at end of game.
Friday, September 11th, 2009 colorado plays toledo on ESPN.
On Labor day miami and florida state hook up for bragging rights as the 2nd best team in the sunshine state. Our pick is the under 48.5 with two strong defenses.
2009 CFB week 1 top games and best bet predictions: oregon vs boise st - both teams kick off the year on thursday night on espn. our prediction is the over 63.5.
Saturday September 5th, 2009 ABC is televising 2 key match ups: at 7:00 byu faces oklahoma and at 8pm vatech goes up against alabama in the georgia dome. We believe the sooners should roll as a 22 point favorite.
Week 15 Dec. 6th - USC Trojans vs UCLA Bruins: The men of Troy are a 30 point favorite in this years classic match up of PAC 10 teams.
Saturday Nov.29th: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State - The Cowboys are a 7 point underdog vs the visiting Sooners, 8:00pm est. ABC
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