Week 9 of the 2017 college football season is about to kick-off and there are a bevy of must watch games.
No. 6 Oho State hosts No. 2 Penn State in what looks like the best game of the week. Although No. 4 TCU at No. 25 Iowa State should be interesting and No. 14 NC State at No. 9 Notre Dame as well will be are barn burner!
Now, let’s find out what’s going to go down when all of these title hopefuls square off this coming weekend.
College Football Week 9 Betting Cheat Sheet
Florida State -4½ at Boston College
Friday, October 27 at 8 PM ET (ESPN)
I feel bad for Florida State seeing as how their season went completely down the drain in Week1 when Deondre Francois was lost for the season. I like BC to get their third straight win in this Week 9 ACC matchup.
No. 11 Oklahoma State -7½ +100 at No. 22 West Virginia
Saturday, October 28 at 12:00 PM ET (ABC)
The Mountaineers average almost the same amount of points as Oklahoma State and they’ve got a really good quarterback in former Florida bad boy Will Grier that can play with Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph.
No. 8 Miami -20 at North Carolina
Saturday, October 28, 12:00 PM (ESPN2)
North Carolina rolled over against Virginia Tech like a trained dog in last week’s embarrassing 59-7 blowout and they have no shot at beating Miami – or covering the spread as a 20.5-point underdog for that matter!
No. 5 Wisconsin -26½ at Illinois
Saturday, October 28, 12:00 PM ET (ESPN)
I’ve always liked Lovie Smith, but it’s clear that he belongs back in the NFL as a defensive coordinator. Illinois is mediocre on its best day while No. 5 Wisconsin has legitimate national championship hopes.
No. 3 Georgia -13½ at Florida
Saturday, October 28, 3:30 PM ET (CBS)
It’s a damned shame that Florida’s Jim McElwain reported this week that he’s getting death threats. It’s even worse that his team has no chance of beating fifth-ranked Georgia, even at home, in their Week 9 SEC showdown. The Bulldogs are going to both, shut down the Gators’ modest offense and have their way both, through the air and on the ground!
No.16 Michigan State -2½ -115 at Northwestern
Saturday, October 28, 3:30 PM ET (ESPN)
I have no idea why Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio isn’t mentioned as one of the very best coaches in all of college football, but I think he is. Northwestern has won two straight and they won’t get embarrassed, but the Wildcats aren’t winning either, although I expect a thriller!
No. 14 NC State at No. 9 Notre Dame -7½ +110
Saturday, October 28, 3:30 PM ET (NBC)
This should be an entertaining game, but the Fighting Irish have a superior defense and now, one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in all the land in Brandon Wimbush. Or maybe you didn’t see how thoroughly he outplayed USC preseason Heisman favorite Sam Darnold in last week’s blowout win over the Trojans where he passes for two TDs and rushed for two more?
No. 2 Penn State at No. 6 Ohio State -7 +100
Saturday, October 28, 3:30 PM ET (FOX)
Penn State has two Heisman Trophy candidates in running back Saquon Barkley and quarterback Trace McSorley and Ohio State has one (J.T. Barrett). The Nittany Lions also have the nation’s stingiest defense as the limit the opposition to less than 10 points per game (amazing).
No. 4 TCU -5½ at No. 25 Iowa State
Saturday, October 28, 3:30 PM ET (ABC)
I don’t know what’s gotten into now, No. 25 Iowa State recently, but the Cyclones are looking great having won three straight while lighting up the scoreboard. Too bad they’re going to see that winning streak come to an abrupt halt against a TCU squad that is limiting the opposition to just 14.9 points per game this season.
Houston at No. 17 South Florida -11
Saturday, October 28, 3:45 PM ET (ESPNU)
Houston has lost two straight while giving up at least 42 points in each game and that simply doesn’t bode well against a 17th-ranked South Florida team that has set an NCAA record by scoring at least 30 points in 24 consecutive games. What I want to know is, will the Bulls move up the national rankings following their latest win after being ranked at No. 17 seemingly forever this season?