This article is part of our College Capper series.
Just when I thought I'd turned the corner, the oddsmakers do what they do. A major kick to the butt by Miami (OH), who turned a 27-14 halftime lead into a 41-27 defeat. Slim pickings for a comeback this week, but I'll just believe I'm going 5-0 and pen the column as such. A lot of favorites for me, and honestly, the underdogs are largely for variety not because I have great confidence.
With only 10 games on the slate, I'll opine five unofficial picks before getting to the official picks:
Utah (-6.5) - Two great defenses, under makes too much sense, Utah likely needs style points.
Baylor (+9) - Sooners have been flirting with disaster lately, Baylor has covered in four straight and five of six.
UAB (+7.5) - I like FAU, but question preparation if Lane Kiffin is interviewing elsewhere.
Memphis (-9.5) - Too much ambiguity at QB for Cincy to trust, but the Bearcats labored through the last month and don't see them slowing Memphis down. Memphis was the last game I cut last week.
Ohio State (-16.5) - What's the catch? The over is likely the right call, or maybe tease both the total and OSU down.
Central Michigan (-6.5) vs. Miami (OH)
This isn't a jaded pick after last week. I mentioned then that Miami does nothing well, and was proven right, just made the wrong pick. Offensively, the RedHawks rank 96th in scoring, 99th in rushing and 115th in passing. Defensively, they