This article is part of our College Capper series.
Another winning, yet mediocre week, which at this point in the season, I'm happy to take. Limited choices in Championship Week have me going a bit out of my comfort zone. And while there will certainly be an upset or two, the slate looks like straight chalk.
Buffalo –3.5 vs. Northern Illinois (Friday)
A great offense versus defense matchup, but I'm siding with the offense. NIU has by far the best defense in the MAC, but it has an incredibly limited offense. The Huskies rank 122nd in scoring, averaging a mere 19.9 points, four times being held to single digits. The Bulls, meanwhile, have been held to less than 24 points only twice, and can play some defense too, ranking 41st in points allowed. I believe NIU can muck this game up for 50 minutes, but Buffalo will hit a few big plays in the passing game and put pressure on the Huskies to score to stay close. And they aren't capable of doing so.
Washington –5.5 vs. Utah (Friday)
Lets not overthink this. Washington beat Utah 21-7 earlier in the year, holding QB Tyler Huntley to 138 yards and RB Zack Moss to 67 yards. Neither of those Utes' stars will suit up Friday, so how can we expect a better showing offensively? Utah's defense remains a staple, but the Huskies have allowed 15 points or less in three of their last five. They are dialed in on both sides, and it won't take a huge