With a 7-0 SU, 6-1 ATS start the Thundering Herd of Marshall are making a case as one of the best teams in the country not affiliated with one of the Big Five conferences. Marshall will try to extend a six-game ATS winning streak when it hosts Florida Atlantic for a CUSA East battle Saturday afternoon in Huntington.
Stanford has won and covered four games in a row against Oregon State, but it's also lost two of its last three games straight-up and three of four ATS. The Cardinal host the Beavers Saturday afternoon down on the Farm.
The Minnesota Gophers are the early leaders in the Big Ten West, but are they a good bet when they face the Illinois Illini? They just barely snuck by Purdue last week, and couldn't cover the spread.
Mississippi State is the top-ranked team in the land, with a College Football picks record of 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS, but eternally lowly Kentucky is off to a pretty good start too, at 5-2 both SU & ATS.
Another Sunday, another bakers' dozen chances to pick NFL winners. We've been a bit chilly with our free NFL picks as of late, but perhaps as the temperatures drop we can heat up. Here's what we've come up with for Sunday.
Brigham Young started out this season with four wins, but is 0-4 ATS over its last four games, and 0-2 both SU and ATS since losing QB Taysom Hill. The Cougars forge on without their best offensive player when they host Nevada for Homecoming in Provo Saturday night.
The last three Nebraska-Northwestern games have been decided by a total of seven points. Maybe that's why the underdog is 3-0 ATS those last three meetings. The 'Huskers and Wildcats meet again, for Homecoming in Evanston Saturday night.
Colorado is just 11-19 ATS in Pac-12 games since joining the conference three seasons ago, but it's been better lately, covering the spread in five of its last six conference outings. Can the Buffaloes pull an upset when they take on the Trojans of USC Saturday night at the Coliseum?
TCU just blew what would have been a huge victory at Baylor last week, but still covered the spread, moving to 5-0 ATS on the season. The Frogs will try to recover from that great disappointment in time to host Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon for Homecoming in Fort Worth.
Michigan State owns the rivalry with Indiana, winning 14 of the last 16 meetings, going 8-2 ATS in the last 10. But the Hoosiers and their high-powered running game are looking for an upset victim. Can IU pull a Homecoming surprise when the teams meet Saturday afternoon in Bloomington?
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