This article is part of our College Capper series.
I took it on the chin last week, and deservedly so, with only UVA helping my record. Liberty and Wisconsin I'll take full responsibility for, while CMU was admittedly a lazy pick, and I maintain Clemson would have covered had it not insisted on playing Trevor Lawrence. In any event, the line movement angle I noted at the end of the column proved at least somewhat more successful. Point being, I feel good about my process, but am just choosing the wrong games to spotlight.
Here's hoping all of our readers in the Carolinas are safe and sound throughout the weekend. I'm in central Virginia and at submission time, feel fortunate I'll likely be able to trivially watch and care about what I'm writing below rather than deal with disasters. Thoughts are with y'all.
Tennessee –30 vs. UTEP
All bets are off if Hurricane Florence pushes west with rapid pace. And this would be preferred at 28 or fewer, but UTEP is just such a bad football team. Since 2016, the Miners have lost to the following Power 5 schools; Arkansas by 35, Texas Tech by 49, Texas by 34, Oklahoma by 49 and Arizona by 47. Tennessee's offense scares me a bit, but it should post 35 points at a minimum with a solid rushing attack, and the defense shouldn't wilt to anything that UTEP throws at it. The Miners can't pass, and the Vols defense is still an SEC squad. They can shut down the