Final week was as enjoyable per week of sweats as you can probably have in winners. Went 4-3-1. Three video games went to additional time. Might have been even higher, I suppose it may have been worse. Both approach, it is a pair of plus weeks to begin, and the cardboard this week once more … is prolonged.
Florida State (-3, 57) at Louisville
7 p.m. ET on ESPN, Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Kentucky
Van Pelt’s choose: Louisville (+3)
You know the way we really feel about Friday evening video games, lose and go to mattress bummed earlier than the Saturday slate. However win it and also you’re off like a rocket ship, and we’ve got a line that’s screaming at us … and we’re listening.
Florida State is laying lower than 3 to Louisville, huh? Not many takers. Effectively, we are going to purchase it to three and take Louisville at residence.
SVP: 2-1 all time choosing Louisville
No. 6 Oklahoma (-11, 66) at Nebraska
12 p.m. ET, Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
Van Pelt’s choose: Nebraska (+11)
This subsequent spot I have been pondering your complete offseason. I knew we would have this staff on this spot however did not understand it’d have a brand new head coach. Nebraska, the previous goes gone, together with the newest tough stretch. You wish to speak Blackshirts — let balloons fly in your first rating — all good with me. Simply do what you will need to to make this a recreation.
SVP: 3-1 when choosing Nebraska final season
Purdue at Syracuse (-1.5, 54)
12 p.m. ET on ESPN, JMA Wi-fi Dome, Syracuse, New York
Van Pelt’s choose: Syracuse (-1.5)
Syracuse, I took you as soon as already this yr at residence. We each gained, did not we? Effectively, let’s take the Orange once more laying a small quantity to a proficient Purdue outfit.
SVP: 2-1 all-time when choosing Syracuse
South Alabama at UCLA (-15.5, 60.5)
2 p.m. ET, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Van Pelt’s choose: South Alabama (+15.5)
Did I inform you how a lot I really like America final week? Did South Alabama (aka USA) repay that love with an outright highway dub? It did. Are we saying God Bless the USA once more? We’re. I am taking the Solar Belt and the Jaguars out in L.A. getting a bunch from UCLA.
SVP: 2-0 all time when choosing South Alabama
No. 20 Ole Miss (-16.5, 63) at Georgia Tech
3:30 p.m. ET on ABC, Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta
Van Pelt’s choose: Georgia Tech (+16.5)
Prepared to carry on to your butts? As a result of we’re fixing to — let’s go to Atlanta the place the query you get at The Varsity is, “What’ll ya have?” My reply: “I would love the underdog Yellow Jackets to not get obliterated by Ole Miss. Is that on the menu? Unbelievable.”
SVP: 4-2 all-time when choosing towards Ole Miss
No. 12 BYU at No. 25 Oregon (-3, 58.5)
12 p.m. ET, Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Oregon
Van Pelt’s choose: Oregon (-3)
We’re getting tremendous bizarre now and going off script. What number of Pac 12 favorites have I ever had? Cannot be many, however that is all about to alter. We had BYU final Saturday evening — earliest favourite we’ve got ever had on this section — and so they acquired a miracle cowl over Baylor. As a thanks, I am on the Geese in Autzen. Sorry.
SVP: 2-0 all time when choosing Pac-12 favorites
No. 11 Michigan State at Washington (-3, 56.5)
7:30 p.m. ET on ABC, Husky Stadium, Seattle
Van Pelt’s choose: Washington (-3)
Similar story in Seattle, this recreation between the Huskies and Spartans is an efficient one. We like U-Dub right here and are laying the factors on this one as properly.
SVP: 9-6 all time when choosing towards Michigan State
No. 23 Pittsburgh (-10, 47.5) at Western Michigan
7:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU, Waldo Stadium, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Van Pelt’s choose: Western Michigan (+10)
Lastly, a staff Michigan State already beat this yr — Western Michigan. It welcomes a Pittsburgh staff that has performed two wild, roller-coaster video games at residence and now has a MAC highway recreation at evening. Does it get bizarre in Kalamazoo? In all probability. Do I get double digits AND the Broncos at residence in Waldo? Kinda should — and I’ll.
SVP: 0-5 all time when choosing towards Pittsburgh
This bookkeeping be aware — I had Texas A&M written on the cardboard — however remembered our present follows that recreation and I do not need our objectivity coming into query. Who am I kidding, I simply acquired a bit spooked and crossed it off. But when they get there you already know I’ll declare it.