It’s the most wonderful time of the year, with college football bowl season in full gear! Let's take a look at the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit, which takes place Thursday, December 26. Pittsburgh is the 11-point favorite, but let’s dive a little deeper into this matchup.
At one point this year, some followers of the ACC jokingly predicted the Coastal Division would ultimately end up in a seven-way tie, with all teams at 4-4 in conference play. Through 12 weeks there has been some stratification, and we have three teams that have risen up for an opportunity to play against Clemson in the ACC Championship Game. Two of those teams, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech, will face off Saturday.
While Florida State has been disappointing this season, the Seminoles have still shown more signs of life recently than Syracuse. Look for them to make a late-season push toward a bowl game.
Can Louisville keep it close or even spring a shocking upset, or will Clemson roll for the second straight week?
Ohio State has been one of the best teams in the country and has absolutely laid waste to every team it has faced. The Buckeyes are eyeing another Big Ten championship and much more.
Iowa will put its unbeaten record on the line this weekend, when the Hawkeyes take on the Michigan Wolverines at the Big House. We have odds and a pick for that anticipated Week 6 game, as well as four more.
We will see more marquee matchups in the weeks to come, but this week of the college football season provides the opportunity to focus on some teams that get after it defensively.
We're once again looking for some big underdogs in Week 4 of the college football season. We've had some success in the first three weeks and there are a few games that provide value once again.
Things are moving along smoothly in Death Valley, and with a remaining schedule that looks quite easy, there aren't any signs the Tigers will slow down. As Clemson enters Week 4 they find themselves 41.5 point favorites against Charlotte.
Zack Rhodes went 4-1 last week and is back again with his expert picks and predictions for a busy weekend of Big Ten action.