Stone Cold Locks Week 5
By Bob Gaughan, Buffalo Sports Page
Last week: 3-2 Record by week: 2-1-1
Overall record 7-10
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TCU -13.5 over West Virginia
TCU has outgained their opponents by 174 yards this year. TCU has played the much tougher schedule. WV schedule is ranked 127th in the country. TCU beat a much tougher Oklahoma State team earlier this year. College Gameday on hand, so the crowd should be going wild.
Washington State -2.5 over Oregon
Washington State is coming off their big win over USC last Friday night. Oregon isn’t healthy for this one. They will be starting a true freshman QB. Oregon’s star RB Freeman is banged up but should play. WSU QB Falk threw for 340 yards against USC last week. Going with the much better QB on the road.
Dallas -2 over Green Bay
Last Year Dallas won the regular season match-up in Green Bay and then Green Bay returned the favor in the playoffs winning on the road. Green Bay is hurting at running back. Aaron Jones will be forced to play. Dallas can put good pressure on the QB so look for them to be able to focus all efforts on Aaron Rodgers.
Our Man In Stripes
Buffalo +3 over Cincinnati
Stripes isn’t impressed with Cincy’s first win last week. They beat Cleveland but does that even count? Stripes says he might be drinking the Kool-aid but he believes that this team could be good. The defense is for real and the offense is coming around. Not an Andy Dalton fan at all.
Utah +5.5 over Stanford
It’s homecoming for Utah and they are off of the bye. Mono not impressed with Stanford this year. The Cardinal beat a bad Arizona State team only by 10 last week. Take the Utes over an over-rated Cardinal team.
Houston +1 over Kansas City
Slick is happy to take the home team getting a point in this one. He believes Kansas City will go down for the first time this year. Houston was so impressive last week by destroying a good Tennessee team. They put over 50 on the board. Deshaun Watson is for real. The Texans offense is hitting it’s stride.
Central Florida -16 over Cincinnati
The panel won last week on Central Florida and we go back again this week. Brutal feels that this team is under the radar. CF beat a good Memphis team last week by 27. This Cincy team isn’t nearly as good. The Florida speed will shine. The weather is helping too. Weather Saturday night at Nippert stadium is supposed to be near 80.
Miami-Ohio -14 over Bowling Green
Miami could be 4-1. The Redhawks gave up two kick-off returns and a pick six in a close loss to Marshall. They led Cincy 14-6 with 4 minutes to go and lost. Your getting value here because Miami was blown out by a good Notre Dame team last week. The Redhawks 2-3 record is deceiving. Bowling Green is the worst team in the MAC. They are 0-5 and traveling on the road to play one of the better conference teams.