Week 10 College Football Pick’ems
Written by Reid Smith on November 5, 2016
Week 10 College Football Picks Against the Spread
Scribed by: Evan Hablitzel
Navy (+7) vs. Notre Dame, 11:30 a.m.
Navy (5-2) is coming off of a tough loss against South Florida (52-45). Notre Dame (3-5)
narrowly escaped defeat against Miami (FL), with a 30-27 victory. On the surface one may think
the Fighting Irish are beginning to turn their disappointing season around. Not so fast, my
friend. They managed to squander a 20-0 second quarter lead, eventually needing a 23-yard
field goal with 30 seconds left to secure the win. Notre Dame star quarterback DeShone Kizer is
the lone bright spot for the Irish. The game will be held at Everbank Field in Jacksonville,
Florida—a neutral site. Navy’s fifth ranked rushing attack (296.6) will give the Irish fits. Take the Midshipmen.
TCU at #17 Baylor (-8), 3:30 p.m.
Baylor (6-1) suffered an agonizing 35-34 loss on the road against the Texas Longhorns (4-4).
With star quarterback Seth Russell cleared to play Saturday after suffering a concussion, expect
a blowout. TCU (4-4) is riding a two-game skid, losing at home last week in double overtime to
Texas Tech. Baylor will be out to avenge their heartbreaking loss to Texas. Spotting TCU eight
points on the road is more than generous. Take Baylor.
Maryland at #3 Michigan (-31), 3:30 p.m.
The Michigan Wolverines (8-0) are the best team in the Big 10 and they just keep on rolling.
Don’t let their narrow 32-23 road win last week against Michigan State fool you – rivalry games
can get tight. Facts are facts. Maryland (5-3) has no chance at The Big House. Michigan’s
defense is first in the nation yards allowed per game (231.3). They outscore their opponents by
an average of 30 points per game. Remember their 78-0 beat down of Rutgers Oct. 8? Expect a
similar result. Michigan will cover.
#10 Nebraska (+16.5) at #6 Ohio State, 8 p.m.
With the game being at ‘The Shoe,’ I fully expect the Buckeyes (7-1) to come away with the
victory. But, Urban Meyer’s squad looked sketchy at home during their 24-20 victory against
Northwestern last week. Nebraska (7-1) lost a tough road game last week in overtime against
#11 Wisconsin (23-17). They’ll be ready for the Buckeyes and vice-versa. Expect a close game.
Take Nebraska and the points.
Overall Record: (1-3)