Favorite of the Week
-18.5 Baylor over Louisiana Tech
Quarterback Charlie Brewer returns to the Bears after a tremendous season. Brewer was just one of two Big-12 quarterbacks that had 20+ passing touchdowns and 10+ rushing touchdowns from a season ago. Last season also marked the first time a Baylor defense held its seasons opponents to under 20 ppg since 1995. In their season opener last year when La Tech met Big-12 power Texas, they lost by 31 points.
22 Louisiana Tech
Harry’s Hidden Gem of the Week
+19 Louisiana Monroe over Army
Last season UL-Monroe almost pulled off a huge upset as they just got clipped by Florida St. Their offense looked good late in the season and scored 29 or more points in the last 5 games of the year. Their quarterback is Colby Suits (6’4 240) and their running back Josh Johnson is no joke and had 1300 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns for the Warhawks a season ago.
17 Louisiana Monroe
Total of the Week
Over 59.5 Charlotte/Appalachian St game
These two squads hooked up last season with App St winning a wild one 56-41 (97 total points). Appalachian St had a great season offensively scoring 30 or more in 11 games and you can expect much of the same in this campaign. In the 49ers games last season 60 or more points were scored in 8 of them.
44 Appalachian St
Underdog of the Week
+7 Coastal Carolina @ Kansas
For years now the Jayhawks have been a tough watch as they just can’t produce a quality team. They will have a new quarterback this campaign and they will open against the Chanticleers who upset they on this same field a season ago 12-7. Coastal Carolina has a QB who can manage a game in Fred Payton. Payton played well compiling 18 touchdown passes against just 9 picks. I’ll roll the dice that the Chanticleers cover the number against the Jayhawks again.
20 Coastal Carolina
Best Bet of the Week
+11.5 Louisiana Lafayette @ Iowa St
In their opener a season ago the Cyclones had to do everything in their power to take down a division 1-AA school in Northern Iowa by 3 in OT. Lafayette had a wonderful season with QB Levi Lewis and running back Elijah Mitchell leading the way. Mitchell is a guy who can get it done on the ground as his numbers from a season ago will prove it (1100 yards rushing & 15 touchdowns). ULL only lost 3 games last season by a total of just 27 points, so I’ll take double digit points in this spot, all day!
27 Iowa St
24 Louisiana Lafayette