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College Football Pick 'Em Week 7: Lisa Horne's Picks Include 2 NFL Games!

October 8, 2014

                                                                                                                photo credit: VegasParlay.com

 

 

It seems like every ranked team lost in week 6, didn't it? Pigskin Grind went 5-of-10 last week to bring the season total to 29-of-50 against the spread. We can do better. 

 

This week's college football games have a lot of low point spreads which point to potentially close games. For that reason, we only have eight college and two NFL games included in this week's 10 selections.

 

Good luck. 

 

 

Colts -2.5 at Houston

 

I know J.J. Watt is a force to be reckoned with, but I like Andrew Luck staying out of this pass rusher's way. As long as the Colts' O-line doesn't suffer any more injuries, Indy should win.

 

Take the Colts

 

 

Broncos -8.5 at New York Jets

 

The Jets are a mess and the Broncos have that championship season look about them. Peyton Manning will lead the Broncos to a big win by double digits. That point spread is too low.

 

Take the Broncos

 

 

Washington State +17.5 at Stanford

 

Stanford's offense does not look good while Washington State's is mesmerizing. The Cardinal's defense is as advertised but on Saturday against Notre Dame, its defense also gave up the winning touchdown on a 4th-and-11. 

 

Take Washington State

 

 

Michigan State -21.5 at Purdue

 

The Spartans could be right back in the College Football Playoff now that a great number of top teams have lost a game. Michigan State must now beat the stuffing out of every opponent for style points and Purdue should be its first victim. 

 

Take Michigan State

 

 

Northwestern +2.5 at Minnesota

 

The Wildcats have improved and managed to survive without Venrik Marc and Christian Jones. Minnesota's signature win is over Michigan, who has yet to beat a Power 5 school.

 

Take Northwestern

 

 

Notre Dame -16.5 v North Carolina

 

North Carolina is a hot mess while Notre Dame is coming off of a hard-fought victory over Stanford. East Carolina spanked 70 points on North Carolina. If Notre Dame wants to impress the selection committee, it had better score a lot of points on the Tar Heels. 

 

Take Notre Dame

 

 

Georgia Southern -21.5 v Idaho

 

Georgia Southern has the top rushing offense in the country while Idaho has the third-worst rushing defense. Not much more to say here.

 

Take Georgia Southern

 

 

Colorado State +1.5 at Nevada

 

This will be a close game but I like the Rams for two reasons: Colorado State plays well on the road and has two quality wins against Colorado and Boston College. 

 

Take Colorado State

 

 

Georgia Tech -4.5 v Duke

 

Duke's 94th-ranked rushing defense will struggle to contain Georgia Tech's 12th-ranked rushing offense. The Yellow Jackets are on a two-game winning streak in the ACC while Duke is winless in the league.

 

Take Georgia Tech

 

 

Miami (FL) -14.5 v Cincinnati

 

Cincinnati's defense is difficult to watch—it surrenders 255 rushing yards a game, on average. Miami running back Duke Johnson should have no problem finding plenty of holes to run through in this game. 

 

Take Miami

 

 

 

 

 

Obligatory disclaimer: Pigskin Grind is not a tout service. All spreads listed are for entertainment purposes only—due to fluctuations, these lines may or may not reflect real time Las Vegas odds. 

 

 

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