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Friday, September 12, 2014

College Football 2014 - Week Three Picks

Another weekly loss for Ewing Oil.  But plenty of time to make it up.  Or maybe you're thinking "just bet opposite of this guy and I'll win."  Bad plan because I've learned the error in my ways!

Stats read (ATS, S/U upset pick)

Coming into week: -$250 (2-3, 0-1)
Week Two: -$110 (1-4, 1-0
Season total: -$360 (3-7, 1-1)

Just one good week from popping this thing in the green.

So who do I like for Week Three?  Here are the J.R. Ewing picks!

South Florida (+1.5) vs. North Carolina State
North Carolina State has been lackluster to start against overmatched schools.  South Florida hasn't been that great either, but played Maryland close.  I'll take the home team instead of the bigger conference.

West Virginia (+3) at Maryland
Not just the good showing against Alabama, West Virginia is a high flying, no fear team.  They've got athletes and the game in College Park isn't too far a drive for the Mountaineer faithful.  Given a few points, I'll take 'em.

Duke (-14) vs. Kansas
Bill Self will have his guys ready, even if Andrew Wiggins is gone.  Wait, what? Oh football? Kansas is probably the worst team from a so called "Big 5" conferences.  Duke can put up points and will want to make a conference statement.  Two TDs is a breeze.

Texas Tech (PK) vs. Arkansas
Tech is a middling Big 12 team vs. a bottom SEC team.  The conferences aren't that disparate.  Plus Tech at home on the West Texas plains can be tough.  Coach Kingsbury will have his team ready for a win.

Penn State (-3) at Rutgers
Rutgers has been average vs. teams that they should have beat by more.  Penn State is riding some bowl-eligibility momentum, as well as Christian Hackenberg at QB.  Penn State fans will travel well in this Big 10 matchup.  And cover the 3.

Straight up special
Texas-San Antonio (+420) at Oklahoma State
UTSA has played two solid games, blowing out Houston and staying right with Arizona.  Oklahoma State lost their QB for the first two-thirds of the season and are starting someone green.  The money line is juicy here, worth a play.

Good luck to all bettors this weekend!

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