NCAA Football Weekly Locks: Week 9
Oklahoma State and Clemson both kept their undefeated seasons alive with big wins. Unfortunately for Wisconsin, they couldn’t do the same as they were handed their first loss of the season by Michigan State. That would also turn out to be our only loss of the weekend, as our picks in week 8 went 2-1 and bumped our overall record to an impressive 15-6. We’ll look to continue rolling with our picks in week nine.
Here is a look at what we like.
Game: Baylor @ #3 Oklahoma State
Pick: Oklahoma State -14
Reason: Oklahoma State have been great this season, winning each of their seven games and covering the spread in six of them. They have been doing most of their damage on offense, as quarterback Brandon Weeden and receiver Justin Blackmon have helped the Cowboys rack up the second most passing yards and points in the nation. Baylor will have a tough time stopping them on Saturday, as the Cowboys have covered the spread in each of the last five meetings between these two teams. They should make it six in a row today.
Game: #4 Clemson @ Georgia Tech
Pick: Clemson -3
Reason: Clemson continues to roll, as they are 8-0 on the season and 7-1 against the spread. They will be up against a Georgia Tech team that has lost its last two games against Virginia and Miami. The Yellow Jackets have also failed to cover the spread in each of their last four games. They will be in tough tonight against a Clemson offense that is led by Heisman candidate Tajh Boyd. Look for the Tigers to remain undefeated, as they come away with the win and the cover on the road.
Game: #9 Oklahoma @ #8 Kansas State
Pick: Kansas State -13
Reason: Oklahoma will be looking to bounce back following last weekend’s loss to Texas Tech, but their will be in tough against a Kansas State team that is 7-0 on the season, 6-1 against the spread, and has beaten the likes of Miami, Baylor, Missouri and Texas Tech. Look for the Cougars to use their running game, their defense, and home field advantage to keep this game close enough to come away with the cover.
Last Week’s Record: (2-1), 2011 Record: (15-6)