South Alabama (+15.5) @ Louisiana
USA QB Desmond Trotter has not thrown an INT since 9/3/20. Keeping possession of the ball helps prevent blowouts. Louisiana has covered 6 out of 7 games this season. The one they didn’t cover I called. You should’ve trusted me on that one, trust me on this one.
Georgia State (+16) @ Appalachian State
Panthers’ RB Destin Coates is one of the best in the conference. He had to miss a couple weeks due to Covid but he has now been back for a couple games and looks like he’s in playing shape. App State has won the Sun Belt the last four years so they are always the game that teams have circled on their schedule.
Colorado (+7) @ Stanford
Stanford had to sit their starting QB Davis Mills last week right before kick off against Oregon due to Covid rules. It is still unknown if he will be allowed to play this week and my guess is Stanford will keep that a secret as long as they can. Even if he does play he’ll have to dust off the cobwebs of an extra long off season. Colorado ran for over 250 yards last week against UCLA and Stanford gave up over 250 yards last week. Those numbers don’t bode well for the Cardinal.
SMU (+3) @ Tulsa
Both team’s only losses come against top 15 opponents. SMU’s Shane Buechele has been one of the best QBs in the conference with 2.5 touchdowns per game and over 300 yards per game. The Mustangs’ explosive offense will always keep them in any game.
Washington State (+10.5) vs. Oregon
Oregon beat a depleted Stanford team last week. It’s still yet to be known if Justin Herbert’s replacement, Tyler Shough, can hang with teams in a shootout. Washington State freshman QB Jayden de Laura looked good in a warm up game against Oregon State. Oregon will win outright but Washington State will make it tough.