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Dr. D

Fresno (+5.5) over Oregon: The Oregon Ducks are coming off an impressive 48-10 victory over Stanford, and last year at home, they dominated an upset minded Fresno squad on national television. However, with Oklahoma on deck, they have the daunting task of traveling to Fresno who is an unbelievable 20-3 ATS vs. BCS schools. Fresno running back Dwayne Wright, who is coming off an injury plagued 2005, had 158 yards rushing with 3 TD’s last week. The Fresno players and faithful have had this game circled since last season, and with a rare Pac 10 visit to the Valley, the game will lead to a another trophy killing for the home (Bull)dogs.

Iowa (-19) over Syracuse: When Greg Robinson took over the Syracuse head coaching job a year ago, he could not have known how much carnage there was to clean. Last week against Wake Forest, Syracuse totaled 138 yards of offense. That offense is considered in the bottom 5 in college football, and their defense boasts 4 returning starters, who allowed 254 yards rushing to Wake. Iowa is 17-2 ATS as a double digit favorite, and with players such as QB Tate and RB Young considered two of the better players in the Big 10, they will have no problem in this one. It will be raining dead presidents in Syracuse on Saturday, but since they play in a dome, the weather should not affect the outcome.

Indiana (-3.5) over Ball State: After coming off a win against Eastern Michigan a week ago, Ball State and their 18 returning starters should feel confident. However, they are also 0-10 vs. the Big 10 in their history and have one of the worst defenses in Division I. Indiana features a great offense with WR Hardy and QB Powers, who both put up great numbers last week in a win over W. Michigan. Second year coach Hoeppner for Indiana will have his team focused again this week, and David Letterman not withstanding, there isn’t a Hoosier alive who doesn’t see this one coming.

Jeffie Husker

Boston College (+3.5) over Clemson: Last year, Clemson was dominated at home by a Boston College team that was without its starting QB. Clemson is 7-2 ATS in their previous 9 road game openers, but 0-3 ATS versus B.C. Clemson had to replace star QB Charlie Whitehurst in the offseason. And to make matters worse, they will be without leading tackler Anthony Waters, who was injured a week ago. Last week, B.C. QB Matt Ryan threw for 323 yards and 3 touchdowns, and with an always dominant OL and DL and two extra days to prepare, the Eagles should fly high here as a home dog.

Virginia Tech (-11.5) over N. Carolina: North Carolina, led by former Nebraska QB Joe Dailey, had a tough home loss last week to a much improved Rutgers squad. However, that was Rutgers and this is Virginia Tech. Tech brings in a top 20 defense that likes to throw every defensive scheme and blitz at opposing quarterbacks. First year VT starting QB Sean Glennon completed 83% of his passes last week and starting RB Branden Ore had 135 yards and 2 TD’s. Virginia Tech will not be overlooking this ACC road opener as N. Carolina almost upset them in Blacksburg last year. Oh yeah, remember, Joe Dailey is North Carolina’s starting quarterback.

Sammy Vegas

Northern Illinois (-14.5) over Ohio: Frank Solich and his formidable option-oriented Ohio Bobcats have a tough road test here taking on the N. Illinois Huskies, who are the MAC favorites. How formidable are Solich’s Bobcats you ask? Last week against Division I-AA Tennessee Martin, they managed to roll up 144 yards of total offense, as compared to Tennessee Martin’s 123 yards. Even more impressive was the two teams’ 500+ combined punting yards. Still not impressed? Ohio is 0-7 straight up in their last 7 road openers and 7-18 ATS in September. N. Illinois RB Wolfe had 171 rush yards and over 100 yards receiving against Ohio State last week. Unless Solich can manage to drop some GHB in the Huskies’ Gatorade, this will be a home opener the Huskies will favorably remember.

California (-8) over Minnesota: After last week’s massacre at the hands of Tennessee, California will be looking to rebound at home this week against a Minnesota team that is not accustomed to playing tough non-conference opponents. Minnesota is only 5-13 ATS as an away dog in their last 18 games and showcased a very porous defense last week against Kent State. Heisman trophy candidate RB Marshawn Lynch, with the help of a very talented defense, will have something to prove this week at the expense of the Golden Gophers. As if we needed them anyway, Cal’s humiliating defeat last week gives us free points here.

Oklahoma (-17.5) over Washington: Last week, Oklahoma committed 4 turnovers and trailed UAB by 3 late in the 3rd quarter. Likewise, Washington lead San Jose St., who has maybe the worst defense in Division I, by 6 points with 5 minutes to play until a 68 yard touchdown run gave them much needed breathing room. With the coaches infuriated over a poor effort from the nation’s top defense, expect OU to churn out an inspired performance here. One interesting note is that Washington beat Mike Stoops’ Arizona team last year, and it would be safe to assume that Bob Stoops’ Oklahoma team will be exceptionally well prepared here. With a trip looming next week to Oregon, Oklahoma needs to get back on track, and unfortunately for Washington, it will be at their expense.

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