The week of November 6th in college football will feature some key match ups of teams that are expected to play in the BCS bowls at the end of the season. A battle of unbeaten will be viewed by few college football fans when the undefeated Utah Utes host the unbeaten TCU Horned Frogs. The following five game college football games are not only some of the premiere games of the weekend they are also some of the best plays this weekend.
Missouri Tigers -4 vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
The Missouri Tigers saw their undefeated season come to an end at the hands of a Nebraska Cornhuskers team that had nothing to lose. Not the Missouri Tigers once again hit the road and take on another Big 12 rival, the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
The Missouri Tigers are a better offensive team and the Texas Tech Red Raiders are still attempting to acclimate to Tommy Tuberville’s style of play. It will take a while for the Texas Tech team to gel under Tuberville. This is a quick bounce back game for the Missouri Tigers and they will win this one going away. Take the Missouri Tigers -4 over the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Alabama Crimson Tide -6 vs LSU Tigers
Nick Saban returns to LSU and brings his defending national championship team into Baton Rouge to face his nemesis Les Miles. This game will be won or lost by the defenses since neither team is knocking any ones socks off with their offense. The Alabama Crimson Tide will pound the ball and run clock all game against the LSU Tigers defense in hopes of wearing them down.
This game has been moved to a night game and that does favor LSU. They are 51-5 under the lights and play to another level in Baton Rouge under the bright Saturday night lights. Throw that record out when consider this game. Take the Alabama Crimson Tide -6 over the home team LSU Tigers.
Arizona Wildcats vs Stanford Cardinal -9.5
The Arizona Wildcats have a defense that must be respected by the Stanford Cardinal. Arizona can pressure from around the ends on the defensive line with Ricky Elmore and Brooks Reed having tallied 13.5 sacks this year. Arizona is also strong on the corners and is No. 10 in overall defense. They are also an opportunistic defense ranking No.6 on scoring defense.
The Stanford Cardinal are an offensive force in college football. Andrew Luck is the pilot of this high potent offense that ranks No.5 in scoring offense and if he can establish the run against the No.6 rushing defense the Stanford Cardinal may have the edge. 9.5 points is a ton of points to give a solid team with Rose Bowl designs in the offing. Take the Arizona Wildcats +9.5 points over the Stanford Cardinal. This game will be close.
Washington Huskies vs Oregon Ducks -38
The Washington Huskies will be without their star quarterback Jake Locker but could this be an ace up Steve Sarkisian’s sleeve? The Oregon Ducks know what they are getting when Jake Locker takes the field but what will they get against Keith Price, a red shirt freshman. Price is looking to make a name for himself against the number one team in the nation but his baptism by fire may lead to a big lead early for the Oregon Ducks. Look for a late back door cover in this game. Take the Washington Huskies +38 to cover over the Oregon Ducks.
TCU Horned Frogs -4.5 vs Utah Utes
The game of the day between undefeated TCU Horned Frogs and the surprising 8-0 Utah Utes will be a battle of the year in the Mountain West where there has never been a game between two top ten teams. TCU destroyed Utah last season 55-28 when they played in Fort Worth. This game in Utah will be a huge test of the TCU Horned Frogs talented quarterback Andy Dalton. Dalton and Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn are the two key players in this game and whichever quarterback stands up to the spotlight will prevail in the end. Take the Utah Utes +4.5 points over the TCU Horned Frogs.
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