Evan: No. 25 Miami @ No. 13 UNC – The talk of the week has been Mario Cristobal, and deservedly so. Absolutely inexplicable coaching at the end that really has no defense. We saw the players on the sideline crying after the realized the weight of what just happened. The ONLY way Miami is able to move past that Georgia Tech loss with hopes of a NY6 invite, is to beat the Tarheels on the road, and I don’t think the team is going to get off that mat to face Drake Maye. UNC -3
Justin: No. 10 USC @ No. 21 Notre Dame – I realize Notre Dame and USC are playing in South Bend, but USC has looked like the far superior team, so I’m not sure why they’re laying +2.5. I’ll gladly take those points and the Trojans. USC +2.5
Andrew: Wyoming @ Air Force – Lord forgive me, but it’s time to go back to tha old me. I’m 0-2-1 on these, and the Ls came on what I assumed to be obvious unders that went way over the total. I tried to pick a spread last week and pushed (thanks for botching the end of the first half, Maryland). But I can’t help myself. I’m taking the under 42.5 in Wyoming at Air Force. These are two teams that just want to run the ball, kill the clock, and also play great defense. They’ve combined for under 42.5 total points the last 3 times they’ve played and 4 out of their last 5. This screams under (shootout incoming). Wyoming/Air Force Under 42.5
Ryan: Indiana @ No. 2 Michigan – Michigan has started to come into their own and become the steam roller that they’ve been against most Big Ten opponents for over a year now. Harbaugh has them playing some great football as of late and I believe that continues Saturday with another impressive and dominant performance against a weak Indiana team. Michigan -33.5
John: No. 14 Louisville @ Pitt – Don’t look now, but Louisville is undefeated and a favorite to be in the ACC championship. This week they draw a Pitt team that is 1-4 and the spread is barely over a touchdown at 7.5. Savvy bettors know the half point over a TD difference is a trap, and this has “hangover game” written all over it after the Birds’ win against Notre Dame last weekend. Still, Pitt has looked downright awful save for a win against Wofford. I think Louisville covers the 7.5. Louisville -7.5
Ethan: Georgia Southern @ James Madison – I trust Georgia Southern and Clay Helton. That might be a bit of a hot taek. I don’t know. We’ve seen a pedestrian program that once was running a triple option now fully airing it out with arguably the most entertaining offense in the South. I think the Eagles force JMU to get into a high-scoring affair and pull off an upset on the road. Georgia Southern +6.