By Harry Gagnon
We have so many games to choose from during Thanksgiving week that I felt my usual 6 Pack of Plays just wasn't enough so let us enjoy some turkey and hopefully 12 terrific plays Thursday-Sunday.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25
-145 FIRST POSSESSION OF THE GAME IS A PUNT
These are two of the least exciting teams in the NFL. Both teams average under 200 yards passing a game and are 28th and 30th in the league in yards passing. Both have boring offenses so let's grab a snack before the big meal on this game with an early winner and after we win we don't have to watch this crap game if we choose not too. I don't care who gets the ball first, all I want to see is run into the line, then agains and then incomplete pass.
-120 MICHAEL GALLUP ANYTIME TD
Gallup might only have 12 receptions this season but the Raiders defense has allowed 73 points combined the last two weeks and the Cowboys will be without Cooper and Lamb so let's bank on Gallup to show-up in this one.
QB Trevor Simian has been decent with 8 TDS and just 2 picks, meanwhile Buffalo looked awful against the Colts and have beat a bunch of bad teams.
MISSISSIPPI/MISSISSIPPI ST OVER 62
Both squads are capable of putting up big points. Rebels QB Matt Corral is still being considered for the Heisman award and QB Will Rogers has 34 TDS and over 4000 yards passing.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26
NEBRASKA -1.5 OVER IOWA
Nebraska played another tough game last week in Madison, WI against the Badgers. They finally get over the hump against a Hawkeyes team that has had a disappointing second half of the season.
CINCINNATI -14 OVER EAST CAROLINA
The Bearcats continue to roll like they did last week against SMU and also continue to impress the NCAA committee against a soft defense in the Pirates of East Carolina.
MISSOURI +15 OVER ARKANSAS
The Tigers have been hot the Razorbacks might be in a letdown mode after playing the Crimson Tide tough last week. RB T. Badie has 1300 yards and 13 TDS for Missouri and he might be the main reason on why the Tigers get the cover.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27
HAPPY 74th Birthday to my DAD !!!!
Now, back to my plays
OHIO ST/MICHIGAN OVER 64.5
Both teams scored in the 50's last week and in their last two meetings 83 and 101 points were scored.
SMU -6.5 OVER TULSA
SMU has lost 3 of their last 4 games but QB T. Mordecai and his 38 TD passes make sure the Mustangs tame the Golden Hurricane.
OKLAHOMA ST -3.5 OVER OKLAHOMA
The Cowboys are playing some insane defense of late (at least for the Big 12). Oklahoma St shutout Texas Tech last week and in their last 4 games (all wins) they have outscored their opponents 165-23. Oklahoma has also been extremely fortunate this season and easily could be coming into this game with 3 or 4 losses.
SYRACUSE +13.5 OVER PITTSBURGH
I didn't love the Panthers defense last week against Virginia. They were sloppy and why not root for MY ORANGE to cover at home and maybe pull this one out straight up against Pitt QB Kenny Pickett and become bowl eligible with a 6th victory.
SUNDAY, MARCH 28
10 POINT TEASER
BENGALS +6 OVER STEELERS
Pittsburgh is 26th in the NFL and Cincy RB Joe Mixon is licking his chops.
BROWNS +13.5 OVER RAVENS
I hate the Browns as a favorite like last week against Detroit, but I'll back Baker one more time against Baltimore.
FALCONS +10 OVER JAGUARS
Are the Jags and Urban Meyer really beating a pissed off Atlanta team by double digits ? Are they ? Come on Matt Ryan, please show us that your offense isn't that much of a joke against Jacksonville.