With all of the country’s focus on the two top ten matchups that we have under the lights this weekend with Penn State – Ohio State and Notre Dame – Stanford, we cannot forget about what is a very juicy undercard as we head into conference play.
Each week I will post my 5 underdog points plays that you should keep your eye on.
- ARMY (+7.5) at Buffalo
- The Bulls come home to UB Stadium 4-0, after a trouncing of Rutgers. But this is their first test of the year, and get an Army squad that travels well. Buffalo won by just 7 points against the two best teams it faced, Eastern Michigan and Temple – neither stack up to what this Army team has been doing lately. Should be tight.
- NEVADA (+5) v Air Force
- The last three games in this Mountain West cross-divisional series have been decided by one possession. The Wolf Pack are 2-2 thus far, losing two early kickoffs out east. They get to travel close to an Air Force team that has just one win, and that was to FCS Stony Brook. I find this to be a very odd line for this game, even with Nevada’s blunders on the road.
- GEORGIA SOUTHERN (+3.5) v Arkansas State
- The Eagles took care of business at home their first two weeks before going to Clemson. Now they are back home at Paulson Stadium against an Arkansas State team that has been squeaking out wins in their last two. It isn’t easy winning at Georgia Southern and this could easily be a one point game in the end.
- SAN JOSE STATE (+11) v Hawaii
- Facing a 4-1 Rainbow Warriors team is a challenge, but they play noticeably worse on the road. SJ State is still looking for their first win, but I can give them a pass when their last two games came on the road at Washington State and Oregon. This is a very generous line here.
- BYU (+17.5) at Washington
- One of the sneaky ranked v ranked games of this week, BYU has been play strong fundamental football thus far. Going into Camp Randall a few weeks ago and knocking off Wisconsin was just a taste of what it looks like BYU has in store for the rest of the season. Now they get to head up to Seattle to face off with a Washington squad that hasn’t quite looked themselves as of late, and might be looking past this game to the big Pac-12 slate that they have coming up.
(all lines from Draft Kings at the time of writing)