Picks: All roads lead to Auburn vs. Oregon
I had a solid week, going 12-8 against the line, putting me at nine over .500 for the season. The good: picking FSU to handle Florida. The bad: picking Bama to beat Auburn. The ugly: picking Iowa to thump Minnesota.
Obviously we're picking less games this week -- simply, there are less games -- but we're still going Top 25 games and league championships. We've divided the picks up accordingly.
Here we go:
Top 25, non-championship games
Arizona State Sun Devils at Arizona Wildcats
Thursday, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Mike Stoops has been stumbling down the stretch, losing three in a row. Over the losing skid, Arizona is allowing 38 points per game. Before that, the Cats had only allowed two of their first eight opponents to score over 21, and those two others only scored 27. My hunch is that Stoops' defense will get some pressure on ASU QB Brock Osweiler and force more mistakes than Nick Foles makes. Zona 28-20.