We’ve made it to Saturday, and we know your online gambling trigger fingers are getting itchy, so here is a quick rundown of our picks for the best games of the weekend.
Football vs. COVID: COVID
18 games postponed or canceled, including Clemson FSU THIS morning. Just wait till we start basketball season.
Indiana @ Ohio State
In case you still weren’t convinced this is the most bizarre college football season ever, it is November 21, and the biggest game of the day involves Indiana. Yikes. This top 10 matchup also features a 21-point spread, so at least Indiana as a massive underdog to Ohio State is a constant in all the craziness. As much as we’d love to see the Hoosiers win this game, they will not.
App State @ Coastal Carolina
The Chanticleers ride again. After a canceled game last week, Coastal is back and ready to dominate. Biggest question is how long will take it Jamey Chadwell to move his belongings after the season across the state from Conway to Columbia.
Wisconsin @ Northwestern
Remember what we said about how weird it was that Indiana was playing a football game that matters in late November? Well, ditto Northwestern. The winner of this game is the frontrunner to take a beating from Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship. And Wisconsin has become awfully familiar in that role, so we expect them to continue the streak.
UCLA @ Oregon
The Ducks are the Pac 12’s only real chance to have a team sneak into the playoff, and UCLA is coached by former Duck Chip Kelly. The forecast for this game is 34 and Rain. We don’t know much, but we know a group of people from Los Angeles don’t do 34 and rain. Ducks win.
Kansas State @ Iowa State
Iowa State is getting a lot of love in the college football media world, as they sit atop the Big 12 standings. Kansas State has 20 players out due to COVID – mostly scout team players – and is coming off two straight losses. Naturally, K-State wins.
Tennessee at Auburn
The Vols had so much momentum and promise coming into the season, and then they started playing teams that haven’t already fired their coach. At 2-4 with Auburn, Florida and Texas A&M still on the schedule, things don’t look so good at Rocky Top. The question becomes when does the mob come for Jeremy Pruitt and Phil Fulmer, who used the last coaching search to stage a coup, get John Currie ousted and hire a “football guy.” Is 16-19 over three years enough to stick around a fourth? Butch Jones was 21-17 over his first three years… Auburn wins.
Oklahoma State at Oklahoma
Bedlam renews its rivalry, and for the first time in a long time, OSU is looking down at Oklahoma in the Big 12 standings. Yet, as usual, Oklahoma is favored by a touchdown. The Pokes have only won 2 of the last 17 meetings in this “rivalry” which has an all-time record of 89-18-7 in favor of the Sooners. Call us crazy, but rivalries should be at least somewhat competitive, right? Well, let’s make it 89-19-7 with a Cowboys win today in Norman.
Liberty at NC State
The Flames remain undefeated and keep the fire burning with another win over a middling ACC team today. The real showdown for Liberty comes in two weeks when they travel to Myrtle Beach. Not only will they face immense temptation in South Carolina’s version of Sin City, but they will also play a football game against Coastal Carolina.
Ok, friends, any time we can make a veiled reference to Myrtle Beach strip clubs, we know it can’t get any better, so we’re signing off. Enjoy your Saturday.