MINNESOTA over Purdue, giving 1½
The uncertainty over Boilermakers’ QB Elijah Sindelar means this is another mediocre team the eventual 7-5 or 6-6 Gophers can pick on until the schedule gets more serious.
NOTRE DAME over Virginia, giving 12½
Are the Cavs the worst 4-0 team in the country? Irish proved they are a solid team at Georgia last week. This is where they get back on track.
Smu over USF, giving 7½
Texas transfer Shane Buechele has helped revitalize the Mustangs. Mediocre Bulls don’t get much of a homefield advantage these days.
Texas A&M over ARKANSAS, giving 23½
Razorbacks have played A&M close the past two years. But Aggies get to take out some frustrations here.
Kansas State over OKLAHOMA STATE, taking 4
What happens when the Cowboys’ offense faces a reasonably good defense? We’ll find out here. Oklahoma State’s defense has been a sieve.
WASHINGTON over Usc, giving 10½
Huskies have been in statement-making mode since that one-point loss to Cal. How much longer can Clay Helton and the Trojans keep their surprising success going? It ends here.
Season record vs. the spread: 10-13-1
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