• Joel Coffman

College Football Week 10 Picks

Column Record: 25-20-3 (3-2-1 last week)

Total Record: 30-24-3

I’m going to post 2 records each week. One that tracks the official column picks and one that tracks my overall record since I’ll add plays throughout the weekend (some sober others not so much). If I add plays I will tweet them out as I place them. This way it gives you an accurate and transparent look at how the picks are faring.

Week 9 Recap:

Purdue -9.5 v Illinois: Loss

Oklahoma State +10.5 at Iowa State: Win

Texas at TCU Over 57: Win

Eastern Michigan +3 at Toledo: Push

Alabama -32 v Arkansas: Win

Fresno State - 14.5 v Colorado State: Loss (Fresno is getting the Charlotte treatment...we’re done. Burned me too many times this year)

Week 10 Picks:

Wake Forest -7 v NC State: Both teams come into the game with some uncertainties at QB. NC State is starting it’s 3rd QB this season and will trot out RS Freshman Devin Leary for his first career start. For Wake Forest, Jamie Newman injured his shoulder against Louisville and did not start last week versus Florida State. Wake Forest HC Dave Clawson continues to say Newman is day-to-day and will start sophomore Sam Hartman if Newman can’t go. Whether it’s Newman or Hartman, I like Wake today. NC State is in a bit of a rut after losing 2 of their last 3 to BC and Florida State. I hate the spot for Devin Leary, not because BB&T Stadium in Winston-Salem is a difficult place to play, I happen to think Dave Clawson is one of the best coaches in the country. Give me Wake by 10. I could also be tempted under 60.5 too.

Bowling Green v Akron Under 50: Hold your nose on this one. But this game features 2 of the 5 worst teams in the country who collectively average 25 ppg and just barely 600 yards of offense per game. The flip side of this is both defenses are equally as bad as each are giving up over 35 ppg. Akron’s offense is just horrendous at both rushing and passing but Bowling Green is averaging almost 170 yards per game on the ground. I think they stick to that game plan, limit possessions a bit and keep this a low scoring affair. Something in the neighborhood of 24-10 seems reasonable to me.

Washington +3 v Utah: Is Chris Petersen really going to lose 3 games at home in a season? Feels so unlikely to me. And this is a great spot for Washington coming off a bye. And while Utah’s defense has been very stout over the last 4 games giving up an average of less than 6 ppg, I believe Washington can score on Utah. If Eason can limit the turnovers and Washington can limit Zach Moss given Tyler Huntley isn’t 100%, this is a game I expect Washington to win outright. I’m taking the 3 but it probably makes as much if not more sense to just bet the money line.

Northwestern at Indiana Under 43.5: Northwestern is playing? Autobet on the under. More than 6 touchdowns in this game? Don’t see it at all. Northwestern simply can’t score and I don’t think Indiana can get there on their own.

TCU +2.5 at Oklahoma State: Both Oklahoma State and TCU are coming off huge wins last week against Texas and Iowa State, respectively. But Oklahoma State losing Tylan Wallace on Wednesday to a torn ACL is huge for their passing attack. True freshman Max Duggan played really well against Texas last week accounting for 350 yards of total offense in the win. I love TCU to win on the road this week.

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