Going to make these quick this week.
Northwestern at Penn State (-2.5)
Northwestern is a nice story and all, but we've reached the point where the Wildcats are getting a little too much respect for whipping a whole mess of bad teams.
Pick: Nittany Lions by a field goal.
Kansas at Kansas State (-24)
K-State is coming off a bye. Bill Snyder puts a huge emphasis on this intrastate battle every year. Easy call.
Pick: KSU rolls.
Miami (+13) vs. Notre Dame
The Fighting Irish are going to win this game, but Miami should pose the stiffest test yet for their secondary. The 'Canes could give ND serious trouble.
Pick: Domers by not enough.
Connecticut (+9.5) at Rutgers
UConn has an underrated D. The Huskies' style of play doesn't lend itself to big losses (or wins).
Pick: Lance Ito on a last-second field goal for a Rutgers win.
Arkansas (+10) at Auburn
Call this one a hunch. The Razorbacks still have a ton of talent on the offensive side of the ball. The Tigers, meanwhile, don't have the firepower to exploit a weak Arkansas D.
Pick: SMILE, Hog fans. You're getting a win this week.
(Last Week: 1-4; Overall: 12-13)