Stone Cold Lock Week 8

by Bob Gaughan, Buffalo Sports Page

Record by week 2-4-1 overall 11-18-5

Chris Van Dine goes over the Big Games from Northcoast Sports
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NC State slight lean +7 over Notre Dame
Could be a great game. Notre Dame lost last year in almost unplayable conditions. NC State is coming off of a bye. Josh Adams is running great for ND. NC State line is an NFL line. Ryan Findley playing well for the Pack. This should be a great game.

Ohio State -7 over Penn State
Penn State is coming off an emotional win over Michigan. This is a big revenge game for Ohio State. Urban Meyer is 24-10-1 in revenge games. Offensively, OSU is the number 2 team in the country.  In our powersweep, we have OSU by 14.

Bills -2.5 over Oakland
Buffalo is coming off a last minute win over Tampa Bay. Raiders coming off a last minute win over KC. This starts a stretch of three road games for Oakland. This series has been favoring the home team with a 6-0 record and an average 7 point margin of victory. Slight lean on the Bills.

Houston +6 over Seattle
Think Houston can keep it close in this one. Texans are 5-1 off of the bye. D. Watson has a great 15-5 TD to INT ratio. Seahawks off an easy win over the Giants.


Our Man in Stripes
Philly -12.5 over SF
West coast team coming east for a 1pm game. 49ers are one of the worst teams in football. They are playing one of the best, if not the best team in football. Love the way Wentz is playing. SF has no QB. SF could go winless.

NC State +7 over Notre Dame
Love the NC State defensive front led by Bradley Chubb. Running the ball is the way ND wins games. Hard to believe they will run against one of the best fronts in football. I think this defense will cause havoc over a Notre Dame team coming off an emotional high. USC was banged up and is mediocre. NC State coming off the bye has plenty of time to prepare.

Penn State +7 over Ohio State
National Championship implications on the line in this game. I predict this should be a close low scoring game. Penn State has a great defense and should be able to contain JT Barrett. PSU has the best player on the field in S. Barkley. Like the points in a game that could go either way.

Iowa State +7 over TCU
Iowa State hasn’t been ranked in 12 years. They won their last two road games at Oklahoma and at Texas Tech. Now they come home for the biggest game in Jack Trice stadium in years. Low 40’s and a chance of rain is good forecast for the underdog. Like the way Kyle Kempt has played since he took over at QB. Figures to be low scoring game, so take the points.

Kansas State -23.5 over Kansas
When Hayden Fry was the coach of Iowa he always thought the biggest game of the year was against Iowa State. The reason was that he wanted to show that he had the best team in the state. He needed to win for recruiting. Bill Snyder was his assistant and he has taken that same attitude to Kansas State. Kansas State is 7-1 against the spread in the last eight games against Kansas. KSU three losses recently have been to Texas, Oklahoma and TCU. This is a step down in class for them. Kansas has lost their last three by a combined score of 153-19.



Kevin Sylvester

Kevin Sylvester has over 20 years of experience in media, working for stations, professional sports teams, leagues, and national broadcast entities. This experience includes being an announcer for NHL, NBA, NCAA Football, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Hockey, and The PGA Tour. Kevin also served as the producer for the Buffalo Sabres post-game show, executive producer for a Sabres radio show, and started his own media production company, All Square Media LLC in 2008. All Square Media serves as the executive producer of the Tee 2 Green TV and Radio shows (created by Kevin), handling distribution, sponsorship sales, fulfillment, and production of the shows.

Kevin's business background extends beyond broadcasting. He served as the Director of Amateur Athletics for WNY Arena LLC (Key Bank Center in Buffalo), procuring major amateur sporting events for Buffalo, NY. The major highlights include two sold out NCAA Tournaments First and Second Rounds (2007, 2010), and the 2011 IIHF U20 World Championships (Kevin co-wrote the winning bid, and served on the organizing committee for USA Hockey). Kevin created The Duster Challenge in 2016, a local 18 hole putting competition, and serves as an advisor to WNY golf ball company, OnCore Golf.

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