College Football Guaranteed Spread Covers



College Football Guaranteed Spread Covers




For those seeking an actual “Guarantee” it might be a little early since nearly every game mentioned in this space will not be played for sometime. Sort of reminds me of friend who saw a spread on a football game I long since forgot about in the newspaper

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For those seeking an actual “Guarantee” it might be a little early since nearly every game mentioned in this space will not be played for sometime. Sort of reminds me of friend who saw a spread on a football game I long since forgot about in the newspaper and found the line to be two points different than what his bookie was giving. He said “I’m getting ripped off by my bookie!” To which I responded “Why don’t you call the paper and place a bet there.” I carefully combed thru the college football schedules and here is a list of what I would consider home underdogs in great situations to pull upsets.

September 29 - Notre Dame at Purdue
Notre Dame has its fewest returning starters since 1994 and have as difficult an opening slate as any team in the country. A home opener against a dangerous Georgia Tech squad is followed by trips to Big Ten country against Penn State and Michigan. The Irish always have problems with Michigan State and this year should be no different. After four very demanding games, an in-state sojourn over to Purdue is next with a West Coast adventure at UCLA following the trip to West Lafayette. Boilermakers have 18 starters back including quarterback Curtis Painter. Purdue is in double revenge against emotionally flat and inexperienced Irish team and I have the Boilers winning outright as either small dogs or favorites. Purdue is 9-5 ATS facing Notre Dame the last 14 years.

October 12 – Hawaii at San Jose State
Hawaii is the sexy selection to win the WAC in 2007, with Boise State down a bit in talent and the Warriors featuring Heisman hopeful Colt Brennan under center. Hawaii returns eight starters on defense and every starting receiver on offense. San Jose State was the biggest surprise of the WAC last season as Dick Tomey showed he can still coach in turnaround season that saw the Spartans post 9-4 record including first bowl appearance and win since 1990. San Jose State returns quality starters, with 15 in total. The Spartans will be jacked for ESPN Friday night contest, especially after being throttled 54-17 last season in the Islands. With Hawaii likely a good sized favorite playing on short rest traveling to the mainland, a well coached San Jose squad could pull upset. Hawaii is 4-7 ATS in this series.

November 3 – Texas at Oklahoma State
Texas will be fully immersed in another outstanding season by this time under Coach Mack Brown. The Longhorns are an elite program that just keeps bringing outstanding talent to Austin. Sophomore Colt McCoy will lead a deep and talented team into Stillwater, OK for a Southern Division match-up. The water and Boone Pickens Stadium will be anything but still for this big game. Former gunslinger Mike Gundy has been gathering talent at his alma mater and has multi-talented Bobby Reid at quarterback. The Cowboys will score points with anyone this season and will have the benefit of a week off before facing the ‘Horns. Texas on the other hand will be playing for 10th consecutive week and will be off big home shootout with Nebraska. With in-state games Texas Tech and Texas A&M still ahead, focus could be an issue for Mack Brown’s club. Oklahoma State may not win, however are 11-2-1 ATS in November home games.

November 10 – Florida at South Carolina
Just the fact Steve Spurrier is facing his old school as the defending national champions is good enough theater. Blend in South Carolina had Florida on the ropes at Gainesville like nobody else last season and this promises to be a great contest. By now Urban Meyer should have his team in order and rolling in November. The ole’ ball coach has 17 starters back, including plenty of speed and hitters on the defensive side of the ball. Spurrier will have senior Blake Mitchell calling signals, who blossomed last season as quarterback. The offensive line continues to improve in Columbia, which will be important to keep the pressure of Mitchell. The home team is 4-1 SU and ATS in this SEC encounter and you can expect to add one more on each side of the left hand ledger.

November 10 Michigan at Wisconsin
A late season, cold weather, Big Ten helmet buster is on tap in Madison, WI for Lloyd Carr and his troops. Barring truly unforeseen circumstances, Michigan should fly into the Mad-Town unbeaten and very highly ranked. Offensively the Wolverines will be as talented as any team in the country with Chad Henne and Mike Hart. All-American T Jake Long anchors a dominant offensive line and the wide-outs are dynamic. Coach Bret Bielema showed why former coach and AD Barry Alvarez was so high on him to take the reins. The Wisconsin defense was faster and better prepared in almost every game, rarely out of position. By this time with more than enough talent abound, Tyler Donavan should be having solid season as field general. Some believe the Badgers could be unbeaten as well, but a few landmine road games derail that dream. Wisky is 4-1 ATS at Camp Randall against Michigan and end the Wolverines dream of perfect season.

November 17 - West Virginia at Cincinnati
West Virginia will again be one of the most explosive teams in the land with the dynamic duo of Steve Slaton and Patrick White. Moving the ball and scoring points will be the least of the Mountaineers worries. Getting ready to play after colossal Louisville home game will be coach Rich Rodriguez biggest challenge. If one presumes the Mountaineers win the Big East’s big game, a trip over to the Queen City will be an adventure. Brian Kelly proved he can coach at Central Michigan and inherits 16 starters from an improving team. The Bearcats play tough physical football and will enjoy the national spotlight taking on one of the nation’s finest. A large number of seniors on this Cincinnati squad would like nothing better than to pull a major upset in final home game. Bearcats are dastardly 9-5 ATS as home underdogs.

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