Thursday, September 23
PITT (-1) by 1.18 over Miami (Fla.) - After Pitt opened as a 1-point favorite, the line moved quickly to Miami's favor and was at 3-1/2 on Tuesday night. These teams meet for the first time since 2003 with Miami holding a six game winning streak in the series and a dominating 14-1 edge in the last 15 meetings. Pitt has become fairly adept at protecting its home turf, going 9-1 in its last 10 games at Heinz Field. The computer is 69-16 in picking the winner of 'Canes games over the last 8 years, and it's 2-0 with both teams this year.
Miami won 31-3. The computer lost SU, lost ATS.
Saturday, September 25
INDIANA (-15) by 16.48 over Akron - The Zips have lost to Syracuse at home by 22, at Kentucky by 37, and at home in OT to FCS member Gardner-Webb. The computer's line for the Hoosiers in this game has jumped 5.90 points since the preseason.
Indiana won 35-20. The computer won SU, lost ATS (we don't recognize tie picks).
Alabama (-4) by 7.95 over ARKANSAS - 'Bama has taken the last two meetings by an average of 31-1/2 points, including a 49-14 roll in the last meeting in Fayetteville.
Alabama won 24-20. The computer won SU, lost ATS (we don't recognize tie picks).
Oregon (-10) by 23.46 over ARIZONA STATE - 189-13. That's Oregon's cumulative score in its first three games this year. You can discount New Mexico and Portland State, but the 48-13 win at Tennessee was pretty impressive.
Oregon won 42-31. The computer won SU, won ATS.
AUBURN (-1) by 2.34 over South Carolina - The Tigers are getting just a single point at home? The Gamecocks are 0-4 since their only win the series in 1933, and 0-2 at Auburn. South Carolina has dropped five straight SEC road games and is 3-9 in conference road games over the last three years.
Auburn won 35-27. The computer won SU, won ATS.
North Carolina (-1) by 5.16 over RUTGERS - These are the computer's 8th and 9th-best teams against the spread over the last 8 years. The visitor has won both recent meetings - 2006 and 2008.
North Carolina won 17-13. The computer won SU, won ATS.
Idaho (-7) by 12.87 over COLORADO STATE - The Rams have been outscored 106-19 in games against Colorado, Nevada and Miami (Ohio). Throw out a good Nevada team, and CSU has still been outscored a combined 55-13. The wild card here is that this is Colorado State's home opener.
Colorado State won 36-34. The computer lost SU, lost ATS.
Georgia (-3.5) by 4.94 over MISSISSIPPI STATE - The line has flipped significantly toward to Mississippi State in this battle of the SEC Bulldogs, despite the fact that Georgia has won 9 straight in the series since losing in Jackson in 1974 and hasn't lost in Starkville since 1951.
Mississippi State won 24-12. The computer lost SU, lost ATS.
HOUSTON (-20) by 27.05 over Tulane - Tulane ranks 111th in total offense. Houston has won the last six meetings by no fewer than 21 points and as many as 38. Even though starting QB Case Keenum and backup QB Cotton Turner are out, the Cougars still have Terrance Broadway who was 5-of-8 for 84 yards, 1 TD and 0 INT's against UCLA in relief of the first two QB's after they were both injured and lost for the season.
Houston won 42-23. The computer won SU, lost ATS.
LSU (-5) by 6.61 over West Virginia - LSU has won 28 straight nonconference home games with a winning margin of at least 8 points in the last 16. The Tigers have won 30 straight nonconference games overall since losing at Virginia Tech in 2002. The Mountaineers have won just 4 of their last 10 games road games and 5 of their last 12 away from Morgantown.
LSU won 20-14. The computer won SU, won ATS.
UNLV (-10) by 17.37 over New Mexico - The Lobos have been outscored 180-31 in their first three game, allowing at least 52 points in each. As the No. 120 team (out of 120) in the Congrove Computer Rankings, New Mexico ranks last in the nation in total defense and 114th in total offense. UNLV is the No. 107 team in the CCR Top 120 and still has a more than 17-point advantage - that's how bad New Mexico is. The Rebels won 34-17 in Albuquerque last year. The computer is a combined 6-0 SU, 4-2 ATS with these teams in 2010.
UNLV won 45-10. The computer won SU, won ATS.
Stanford (-1) by 10.53 over NOTRE DAME - The Cardinal won 45-38 last year to end a 7-game overall losing streak. Now, it's time to end a 7-game losing streak in South Bend. Notre Dame ranks 8th in passing offense, but Stanford ranks 1st in pass defense and 5th in total defense. The Cardinal ranks 14th in rushing offense while the Irish rank 99th in run defense.
Stanford won 37-14. The computer won SU, won ATS.
UTAH (-29) by 32.79 over San Jose State - San Jose State ranks 116th on offense and 101st in defense.
Utah won 56-3. The computer won SU, won ATS.