This week there aren’t many games as some teams take a week off to get ready for rivalry weekend. Thanksgiving is the traditional weekend for most state and interstate rivalries, although this week includes a few rivalry games mixed in.
Last week the BCS teams kept their records intact with the exception of #9 USC and #10 Iowa, the top 8 though won their games. For a recap of the top ten BCS teams click here.
Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Iowa Hawkeyes -9. Iowa almost pulled the huge upset last week, going into the Horseshoe at Columbus and nearly beating the Buckeyes. Iowa comes back home to take on 6-5 Minnesota and try to salvage their season. Iowa with their starting quarterback out for the season has an ample replacement in Vandenberg who threw for 233 yards against a stifling Ohio State defense. Minnesota should be no problem for them and take Iowa -9.
Penn State Nittany Lions vs Michigan State Spartans +3 1/2. The annual battle for the Land Grant Trophy, Penn State comes to Michigan State with a chip on their shoulder and if they take the Spartans too lightly they will regret it. Michigan State has only won four times this series but don’t worry about that. If Michigan State loses they will go to Detroit for the the Little Caesars Bowl if they win they will go the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Enough said? Michigan State +3 and the hook.
Maryland Terrapins vs Florida State Seminoles -17. How can anyone give 17 points with the Seminoles. The Terrapins aren’t very good but they are good enough to keep the Noles in check and cover the 17 points. FSU will be looking ahead to their game against number 1 Florida in two weeks and will be ripe for the picking. Take the Terrapins +17 and don’t worry, Bobby Bowden doesn’t know what down it is.
Wisconsin Badgers vs Northwestern Tigers +6. Northwestern is tough at home make no mistake about that. Wisconsin is the better team and they are focused heading down the stretch. This game is definitely your 5th choice don’t go overboard but Wisconsin -6 is the play.
Mississippi Rebels vs LSU Tigers +3. The Rebels were the early favorite in the SEC and everyone is forgetting about them. Having LSU with their number 8 BCS ranking coming to town should be enough motivation for coach Houston Nut to bring out the whip and take the Tigers to the shed in this game. Take Mississippi -3.
As always remember these lines are early shop around and get the best line possible. Especially on the Mississippi line. I bet you can find that line -1 or even pick em since the betting public loves LSU.