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Unless I missed somebody else, I believe Hawaii is the first team to have their season total decided. Congrats to the Bows for hitting the over before September ends.
FAU (over 8.5) loses 56-36 to UCF
I thought the Owls might have a chance to steal one, but UCF showed why they’re still kings of the Group of 5. A clear difference between the two was at QB. McKenzie Milton is McKenzie Milton and, I’ll be honest, Chris Robison worries me a little bit.
A win at MTSU this week is a must.
East Carolina (under 3.5) loses 20-13 to USF
It was a loss for ECU, but that defense does look pretty good. USF’s offense isn’t nearly as good as it was a year ago – they also only managed 25 against Illinois – but the Pirates are definitely improved on that side of the ball.
I’ll admit I may have underrated the addition of DC David Blackwell to the staff. Blackwell came over from Jacksonville State, where they’ve had a number of great defenses. I just figured the dysfunction under Scottie Montgomery would outweigh Blackwell’s impact.
This week the Pirates are either playing ODU at the best or worst time. The Monarchs obviously just had a program-changing win over Virginia Tech. They’re either going to be full of confidence and ready to go or they’re still going to be celebrating.
Florida State (over 8) wins 37-19 over Northern Illinois
I hate this damn team.
Maryland (over 5) wins 42-13 over Minnesota
Quite the first four weeks for Maryland. There’s no telling what they’re going to play like. I’d like to say that this win at least clinches a push with Rutgers and Illinois home games still remaining, but they did lose by 21 to Temple at home.
Florida (over 8) wins 47-21 at Tennessee (under 5.5)
(UF 3-1; UT 2-2)
I’m still not really sure if Florida is any good or not, but it seems fairly clear that Tennessee is not. That was the most winnable game for the Vols in this brutal five-game stretch that they have.
Iowa (over 7.5) loses 28-17 to Wisconsin
It’s not a huge loss for the total, but it does make the Big Ten championship darkhorse bet a lot more difficult. But it was all right there for the Hawkeyes at home and they just let it slip away. They have a championship caliber defense, but a cellar dweller caliber offense.
UNC (under 5.5) wins 38-35 over Pitt (over 5)
(UNC 1-2; Pitt 2-2)
A double whammy in poor developments. Even still, I’m not remotely concerned yet with UNC hitting the over.
But I’ll level with you, the Pitt bet is looking a little bleak. I never have any idea what to expect with the Panthers. Narduzzi is a defensive guy and they haven’t developed a decent defense in three-and-a-half years. I’m pretty much just hoping for a push at this point.
Texas (under 8.5) wins 31-16 over TCU
If we’re in the trust tree, Texas is starting to feel like a 9-3 team to me now.
Buffalo (over 6.5) wins 42-13 over Rutgers
The Bulls are good.
Michigan State (over 8.5) wins 35-21 at Indiana
I don’t have much to say. It was big.