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Week 1: 9/2-9/6
Week 2: 9/9-9/11
Week 3: 9/16-9/18
Week 4: 9/23-9/25
Week 5: 9/30-10/2
Week 6: 10/5-10/9
Week 7: 10/13-10/16
Week 8: 10/21-10/23
Week 9: 10/26-10/30
Week 10: 11/2-11/6
Week 11: 11/9-11/13
Week 12: 11/16-11/20
Week 13: 11/23-11/27
Week 14: 12/2-12/4
Week 15: 12/11-12/11
Week 16: Bowls
Past Season Archives: 2007 | 2008 | 2009 |

EASY PICKINS:
The computer likes the favorite with room to spare.
2010 Regular Season: 9-3 SU (.750), 6-6 ATS (.500)
This Week: 4-2 SU (.667), 3-3 ATS (.500)
PAST RECORDS

Saturday, September 11
EAST CAROLINA (-13) by 20.19 over Memphis - ECU won its opener over Tulsa in dramatic fashion, 51-49 on a Hail Mary pass at the end of the game. The Pirates stay home to take on a Memphis squad that lost 49-7 to Mississippi State last week. East Carolina has won four straight in the series by 15 points or more.
East Carolina won 49-27. The computer won SU, won ATS.

Georgia Tech (-12) by 15.16 over KANSAS - Kansas lost 6-3 at home to North Dakota State last week.
Kansas won 28-25. The computer lost SU, lost ATS.

Lsu (-11) by 19.07 over VANDERBILT - The Tigers have won three of the last four meetings by no less than 14 points.
LSU won 27-3. The computer won SU, won ATS.

OHIO (-10) by 11.80 over Toledo - The computer is 46-30 ATS with Ohio games over the last 8 years.
Toledo won 20-13. The computer lost SU, lost ATS.

TEXAS (-28.5) by 29.27 over Wyoming - The Longhorns won last year's game in Laramie by 31 points. The Cowboys only managed an 8-point win last week over Southern Utah, a 5-6 team in the FCS a year ago.
Texas won 34-7. The computer won SU, lost ATS.

Texas Tech (-26) by 28.72 over NEW MEXICO - A 72-0 loss by New Mexico at Oregon last week makes a 27-point win this week seem rather easy to accomplish, but the Red Raiders won by just 20 at home last season.
Texas Tech won 52-17. The computer won SU, won ATS.




HOLD YOUR HORSES:
The computer likes the favorite, but by fewer points than the oddsmakers.
2010 Regular Season: 13-0 SU (1.000), 5-8 ATS (.385)
This Week: 5-0 SU (1.000), 3-2 ATS (.600)
PAST RECORDS

Thursday, September 9
TEMPLE (-8) by 0.77 over Central Michigan - The Chippewas have won both previous meetings. Temple has been the computer's 14th-best performing team against the spread over the last 8 years. A year ago, it was 6-5 with Temple and 7-4 with CMU.
Temple won 13-10 in OT. The computer won SU, won ATS.

Saturday, September 11
Michigan State (-28) by 13.10 over Fau (at Detroit) - This is an uncharacteristically huge discrepancy in the forecasted margin. The Spartans won the only other meeting 17-0 in East Lansing in 2008.
Michigan State won 30-17. The computer won SU, won ATS.

FLORIDA (-17) by 15.96 over Usf - Florida State was favored by 8.16 when the Bulls went up to Tallahassee last year and stunned the 'Noles. This is the first meeting between the two teams.
Florida won 38-14. The computer won SU, lost ATS.

MIAMI, Ohio (-15) by 11.89 over Eastern Michigan - The Eagles came oh-so-close to winning at home against Army last week. The Black Knights scored the game-winning touchdown with 38 seconds left after EMU had taken a 27-24 lead on a TD pass with 2:59 remaining. Miami was 1-11 a year ago and Eastern Michigan was 0-12.
Miami, Ohio won 28-21. The computer won SU, won ATS.

SMU (-11.5) by 9.50 over Uab - SMU is 3-0 against the Blazers with a pair of narrow wins in Birmingham and a 13-point victory the only other time they met in Dallas.
SMU won 28-7. The computer won SU, lost ATS.




UPSETS:
The computer likes the underdog as the outright winner. I don't select the games in this category. Instead, we list every upset projected by the computer.
2010 Regular Season: 2-2 SU (.500), 2-2 ATS (.500)
This Week: 1-0 SU (1.000), 1-0 ATS (1.000)
PAST RECORDS

Saturday, September 11
Rice by 2.15 over NORTH TEXAS (-1.5) - Rice won the only other meeting 77-20 in 2008 when the Owls posted a 10-3 record with the QB-WR combo of Chase Clement and WR Jarett Dillard. North Texas finished that season 1-11. The Mean Green is coming off a 35-10 loss at Clemson while Rice opened with a 34-17 loss to Texas.
Rice won 32-31. The computer won SU, won ATS.