Source: Baylor University

Maryland at No. 3 Ohio State (-42.5)

This point spread is huge for a conference game but the Buckeyes may be the most talented team in the nation and Maryland, after a quick start to the season, has been terrible. Buckeyes 55  Terrapins 7

No. 5 Penn State (-7) at No. 13 Minnesota

Can P.J. Fleck’s Gophers continue to row the boat? I actually think they could, but not yet! Penn State is a very good football team and the Nittany Lions will pose a threat to Ohio State. With all that being said, Penn State wins but the Gophers will cover. Nittany Lions 20  Gophers 17

Vanderbilt at No. 10 Florida (-26)

The Gators are still struggling on offense and will be probably suffering a sort of hangover after last week’s close loss to Georgia. The Gators win but fail to cover. Gators 31  Vandy 10

East Carolina at No. 23 SMU (-21.5)

Both teams are coming off emotional high-scoring losses. I look for SMU to romp in this one at home. Mustangs 45  Pirates 20

No. 1 LSU at No. 2 Alabama (-6)

Will Tua play? Don’t expect to know until game time. Joe Burrow and the Tigers will score against a Bama defense that’s not as good as what we have seen in the last few years. Call me crazy but I like the Tigers in an upset! Tigers 41  Bama 38

No. 11 Baylor (-1.5) at TCU

Baylor will get caught looking ahead to games with Oklahoma and Texas. Pick the Frogs at home in an upset! Frogs 27  Bears 24

UConn at No. 17 Cincinnati (-35)

It seems UCONN is always a huge underdog and rightly so, they are a bad football team, but this is a lot of points. Bearcats 44  Huskies 10

No. 20 Kansas State at Texas (-7)

The Wildcats have been a great story this season and I am afraid they will not add to that story in Texas, but they will cover. Texas 30  Wildcats 27

No. 22 Wake Forest (-2) at Virginia Tech

The Hokies played well last week in South Bend and they will play well once again this weekend, but it won’t be enough. Demon Deacons 24  Hokies 17

No. 18 Iowa at No. 16 Wisconsin (-9.5)

If you like a little throwback football this will be your game of the week. The spread is a little big in a game where points promise to be at a premium. Badgers 17  Hawkeyes 13

Missouri at No. 6 Georgia (-17.5)

This is a lot of points to give and Georgia is coming off an emotional win, take the points. Bulldogs 34  Tigers 20

No. 4 Clemson (-32.5) at N.C. State

N.C. State is an ACC team and the ACC is terrible except for Clemson and this spread is not big enough for a Syracuse team that is destroying everyone now to seemingly prove a point. Tigers 52  Wolfpack 14

No. 15 Notre Dame (-8) at Duke

Notre Dame struggled with Virginia Tech last week and they are no longer playing at home. I think the Irish are struggling enough that Duke can cover. Irish 31  Blue Devils 24

Iowa State at No. 9 Oklahoma (-14.5)

The Cyclones are playing the Sooners at the wrong time. A pissed off group of Sooners take care of business here. Sooners 41  Cyclones 20

Wyoming at No. 21 Boise State (-13)

Wyoming is a good team and they will cover this spread, and they have a very real chance to win this game. Broncos 24  Cowboys 23

Nevada at No. 24 San Diego State (-17.5)

Nevada struggles to score on the road, so give the points and take the Aztecs. Aztecs 34 Wolfpacks 13