Best bets for NCAA football weekend

It should be getting AT LEAST as much.

I don’t think the Rebels will win, but I do think they’ll be pretty competitive and end up losing by 10-14.

One of the oddest lines all week.

Meanwhile, Kentucky is bad, but Vegas is telling us this game should be relatively close. .

6. This year, due to SEC scheduling quirks, the Rebels return to Tuscaloosa . . . .

It’s no secret that I think Ohio State is overrated. LSU at Georgia, 3:30 ET (CBS)

Last year, Ole Miss went to Alabama and lost by 19 points.

If Mettenberger can’t play like he has been, then Georgia will solidify itself as a Top 5 team by winning its second top 10 game of the season.

The Big Ten is awful.

Remember that crying Georgia fan after the Clemson loss? If Georgia can beat LSU, the only thing seemingly between the Bulldogs and an SEC title game win that could likely catapault them into the BCS championship game is Florida in the Cocktail Party. Florida at Kentucky, 7 ET (ESPNU)

5. Arizona has been unchallenged in the first three weeks of the season. Texas A&M at Arkansas, 7 ET (ESPN2)

Ole Miss +17 at Alabama

The unquestioned best game of the day.

UAB at Vandy -19.5

That’s 26 in a row — the same number of consecutive wins that Tennessee had before Derek Dooley lost on the road at Kentucky.

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So how good are they?

USC is the underdog here and if the Sun Devils pull off the win, look out below.

I’m just sayin’ . South Carolina at UCF, 12 ET (ABC)

7. Is Ole Miss ready to announce itself as a Top 10-caliber team? We’ll see.

How good is Oklahoma?

By the way, Florida has not lost to Kentucky since 1987.

The picks went 3-3, but we lost two pretty tough games — first, we had 47.5 on the Tennessee at Florida game and the game ended up at 48.

I already told you I like the Rebels to keep it close.

Last year, Notre Dame’s road win at Oklahoma sent Irish hearts a-flutter. Already Ole Miss has two road wins on the season and Hugh Freeze and crew had a bye week to prepare for ‘Bama.

Louisville’s weak schedule has gotten a ton of attention, but Ohio State’s pathetic schedule has received little. . This year, can Oklahoma and Blake Bell return the favor and make Sooner fans start to believe that their team can make a strong title run? Any Irish fans sitting around wondering how in the world you guys lost to Michigan?

Vandy is 3-2, but it hasn’t been that impressive of a 3-2. Stanford at Washington State, 10 ET (ESPN)

Here we go . Oklahoma at Notre Dame, 3:30 ET (NBC)

Kiffin may get fired before the month of October is complete.

Georgia gets it done by a touchdown.

The ‘Bama defense was awful against Johnny Manziel. Wisconsin at Ohio State, 8 ET (ABC)

8. As a result, a complete push.

If Oklahoma comes in and dominates like we’ll know how, it will be pretty clear evidence that Notre Dame isn’t that good.

A late game worth watching. Can Bo Wallace and Ole Miss run up yards and points as well? I think so. Arizona at Washington, 7 ET (FOX)

The first of five tough games for Lane Kiffin’s Trojans.

UAB is awful and Vandy seems looser this week than the Commodores have been all season. That’s why this line has dipped down beneath three touchdowns.

Could Mike Leach keep this one close if Stanford isn’t entirely focused? I think so. Which is why I think the ‘Dores blow out UAB in advance of a massive home game against Missouri.

Last week, we popped balloons.

The picks are 14-11 on the season, or 56-percent winners.

It’s not like Arkansas is deciding between the college football equivalent of Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler.

The Buckeyes begin their gauntlet of a Big Ten schedule. Keep this game in mind.

. Can ‘Bama’s run game dominate? I have my doubts. Aaron Murray is completing 72 percent of his passes this season, and he’s done that despite playing two Top 10 teams already.

Sneaky upset alert here for South Carolina.

I think the score of this game will be something like 21-6 Florida, but if Kentucky comes out and gets beat 48-3, I’m done with ever betting on the Wildcats.

10. And by “gauntlet of a Big Ten schedule,” I mean they play no teams currently ranked in the Top 16.

A touchdown isn’t enough to get me to roll with the underdog.

The Gators are still an enigma.

We know Florida has a great defense, but just how good is that defense? And can it carry the offense now that Driskel is out for the season?

You still can’t bet on this game.

Meanwhile, Central Florida is 3-0 with a win at Penn State, and Vegas tells us this is a touchdown game.

What do we really know about the Gamecocks at this point? They beat a mediocre North Carolina team without breaking much of a sweat, took out Vandy by 10 and lost by 11 on the road at Georgia.

9. Stanford was great last weekend, but the Cardinal have a trip to Pullman before they can try to exact revenge against Washington next week.

How in the world did South Carolina agree to a road game here?

This is Georgia’s third Top 10 team in September. . But I also think the Buckeyes are going to hammer Wisconsin here.

There are lots of reasons to pay attention to this game. No other non-SEC team in the Top 25 plays three Top 10 teams in the entire season .

With that in mind we dive once more into the games and keep waiting for the games to break completely our way.

They’ve lost two of their top playmakers in the past week, starting QB Jeff Driskel and defensive tackle Dominique Easley, and they go on the road for the first time since an awful performance at Miami earlier in the month.

Can Zach Mettenberger continue to play like he has through the first four games? If he can, then LSU just might be able to run the big-game gauntlet.

Here’s the deal: I don’t think Kentucky will be able to score on Florida.

And I also think Gators QB Tyler Murphy will have some turnover issues in his first road start of the season.

2. So how good is Arizona? Will Washington be caught looking ahead at all considering the Huskies play Stanford and Oregon the next two weeks? Or will Washington serve notice that Stanford and Oregon fans should be nervous about the Huskies?

1. Can that translate into an ugly, short game? That’s what I’m betting on.

Florida – 13 at Kentucky — Take the under at 46

Why?

Brutal.

I have Washington in my Outkick Top 10. . Ole Miss at Alabama, 6:30 ET (ESPN)

3. .

Take the Rebs here.

A couple of early books hung a ridiculous A&M -3 line, but then everyone went dark.

4. The fact that it should be close is just one.

11. Start off your mornings by hanging with me on FOX College Saturday on FOX Sports 1 at 10 a.m. USC at Arizona State, 10:30 ET (ESPN2)

It was a rough weekend.

Ohio State better dominate. If so, it starts here.

Wisconsin at Ohio State -7

LSU at Georgia -3

This week, we may pop bottles.

Then LSU came out and dominated Auburn, but was content with a double-digit margin and didn’t open up the playbook once it was 21-0. only with a much better team

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