Brace yourselves folks, we have another week of college football previews! Read below for a look ahead to a few of this week’s contests.
Michigan State at Maryland (+1)
At 5-3 thus far, Michigan State is not quite where they want to be. They are also 108th out of 130 teams in scoring. Eight TD’s to seven INT’s is not a good ratio for Brian Lewerke, who clearly has to be better. They have hardly had a running game this year, with Connor Heyward tops on the team with 201 yards. The pass-rush pressure from Kenny Willekes will be vital, as he leads the way with 5.5
For the Turpins, the QB play isn’t too much better, but Kasim Hill’s 9 TD’s and three INT’s are solid. However, he has only 966 yards. Anthony McFarland and Ty Johnson have combined for nearly 1,000 rushing yards, but it is Javon Leake (12 carries, five TD’s), that has finished drives off. Byron Cowert leads with three sacks, but it’s the FOURTEEN passes they’ve picked off that have them where they are.
Prediction: Michigan State wins by more than one point, covers spread.
Texas A & M at Auburn (-4)
At 5-3 overall, Texas A & M is right at the bottom of the nationally ranked teams, at #25. QB Kellen Mond has looked better, but he’s got 2,032 yards plus 11 TD’s and six INT’s. Trayveon Williams is among the best backs in the nation, with 5.5 yards per carry, 824 yards, and eight touchdowns. Watch for Jace Sternberger, the team’s big play WR, too. They’re averaging three sacks per week, a big part of their defensive strong suit.
Auburn comes in with an identical record at the thirteenth best scoring defense. Jarrett Stidham has just eight TD’s and is averaging hardly over 200 yards passing per game. JaTarvious Whitlow has to get it going a bit more, as he has slowed up the past few weeks following his hot start on the ground. Nick Coe and his six sacks will be pressuring Mond all game.
Prediction: Texas A & M ends up with the win, so be sure to bet +4.
Tulane at South Florida (-7.5)
It’s interesting to see a 3-5 team facing a 7-1 team and only being 7.5-point underdogs, but here we are. Tulane’s offense has been very iffy this year, as Jonathan Banks has 1,074 yards, five TD’s, and two INT’s thus far. Darius Bradwell is averaging six yards per carry and has scored seven times. Corey Dauphine and he have combined for 1,136 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. Patrick Johnson and his sacks cannot be ignored.
The Bulls have been very good this year, though their QB, Blake Barnett, is averaging one pick per game. He’s got 11 TD’s and 2,073 yards. RB Jordan Cronkite has 930 rushing yards and is averaging seven yards per carry, plus has seven rushing TD’s. Barnett and Johnny Ford have seven rushing TD’s. They don’t get too much pressure on QB’s, so Banks will have time.
Prediction: South Florida will cover the spread and get to 8-1.
Full NCAA Football Week 10 Betting Odds!
The full NCAA Football Week 10 Betting Odds are as of Wednesday October 31, 2018 and from BetOnline.
- Temple +10.5 at Central Florida
- Pittsburgh +7.5 at Virginia
- Texas A+M +4 at Auburn
- Iowa State -14.5 at Kansas
- Louisville +38.5 at Clemson
- Nebraska +18 at Ohio State
- Syracuse -6 at Wake Forest
- West Virginia +2 at Texas
- Georgia -9 at Kentucky
- Florida State +9 at NC State
- Iowa +2.5 at Purdue
- Penn State +10.5 at Michigan
- Boston College -2 at Virginia Tech
- Utah -7 at Arizona State
- Missouri +6 at Florida
- Notre Dame -9.5 at Northwestern
- Louisiana Tech +23.5 at Mississippi STate
- Alabama -14.5 at LSU
- Oklahoma -13.5 at Texas Tech
- Fresno State -25 at UNLV
- California +10 at Washington State