Return of the Mack?
North Carolina @ Wake Forest -3.5
Friday Sep 13th 3pm PDT
UNC quietly upset Miami last week as the Tar Heels have now exceeded expectations and played very well in back to back weeks.
Those who read my Wake Forest article cashed with me last Friday on Wake Forest -19 as they took care of Rice and really ran away second half, only to give up a touchdown with some soft prevent which gave some late bettors the push.
This game features two teams who could put up some points and I will be curious to see where this total opens. How will Mack Browns defense defend the Demon Deacons mini-air raid?
Is Air Force Cleared for Takeoff? Colorado Letdown?
Air Force @ Colorado -3
Saturday Sep 14th 10 am PDT
There is a lot of optimism that this Air Force team can snap their two year bowl game absence. Phil Steele said, “This is the best Air Force team in years.” The 14 returning starters would likely agree.
Colorado is off a stunning comeback overtime win shocking Nebraska at home on Saturday. The Buffs trailed 17-0 at halftime before a strong second half forced overtime and eventually the upset. This was Colorado’s first win over a ranked opponent since 2016.
Arizona State @ Michigan State -11
Sat Sep 14th 1pm PDT
Last year Herm’s Sun Devils stunned the Spartans of East Lansing in Tempe, Arizona 16-13. This game features two great defenses, ASU has allowed an average of 252.5 yards and 7 points per game.
Michigan allowed 380 of States 424 yards through the air last year and were unable to get the quarterback. They will need to do a better job of getting interior pressure as Arizona State has racked up 425 yards a game and 6.2 yards per play this season.
I wonder if this total may open a bit too low after Arizona State’s escape from inferior opponent Sacramento State?