I'm coming off a decent week in which I was three over .500 against the line -- that puts me at .500 for the season against the number. The good: picking Stanford to handle Washington. The bad: picking Cal to cruise over Oregon. The ugly: picking FSU to thump USF. Here are this week's guesses:
WVU has had more than enough time to stew over the disappointing loss to Auburn, and it should be a rocking home atmosphere. CU is No. 103 nationally against the rush, which should translate into a bunch of big runs for the Mountaineers as the country gets a reminder of how spectacular Noel Devine can be. The pick is West Virginia 41, Colorado 17.
It'll be intriguing to see whether the Panthers can bounce back from their loss to NC State. Pitt should get plenty of heat on QB Justin Burke, since U of L is 85th in sacks allowed and Pitt is fourth in sacks. Expect a big night for the Panthers' standout DE tandem of Greg Romeus and Jabaal Sheard. The pick is Pittsburgh 24, Louisville 14.To see the remainder of Bruce's picks -- yes, he has another top-5 team falling this week -- you must be an ESPN Insider. Plus, a deeper look at Houston head man Kevin Sumlin's Twitter usage.