Game of the Week
Old Dominion (1-3) at ECU (1-2)— ECU -7.5, Saturday 2:30pm CT
No this isn’t a practical joke, the Pirates are actually favored in a game. ECU’s 1-2 record apparently doesn’t mean much when they play a 1-3 team. The only problem is that team just beat Virginia Tech. Maybe people are hoping that the Monarchs are going to have nothing left in the tank after an emotional win, and maybe they believe that the Pirates are on the way up. Which side are you on?
Michael: ODU 30 ECU 24
Joe B: ECU 24 ODU 23
Eric: ODU 24 ECU 20
Joe S: ODU 27 ECU 20
Rest of the AAC
Memphis (3-1) at Tulane (1-3)— Memphis -14, Friday 7:00pm CT
Tulane got a glimpse of Memphis’ explosive offense last year, and should probably expect more of the same tonight.
Michael: Memphis 42 Tulane 27
Joe B: Memphis 45 Tulane 30
Eric: Memphis 35 Tulane 20
Joe S: Memphis 41 Tulane 21
Temple (2-2) at Boston College (3-1)— BC -13.5, Saturday 11:00am CT
Boston College is coming off of a terrible performance against Purdue. AJ Dillon was held to just 59 yards rushing, and Temple might wish that the Boilermakers didn’t win last week. Expect a healthy dose of Dillon, and be absolutely stunned if the Owls pull off the upset.
Michael: Boston College 24 Temple 20
Joe B: Boston College 49 Temple 21
Eric: Boston College 31 Temple 17
Joe S: Boston College 31 Temple 10
Pitt (2-2) at #13 UCF (3-0)— UCF -14, Saturday 2:30pm CT
Another team that lost right before they play the Knights. UCF’s playoff chances went from slim to none quickly this year, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make a statement against an ACC opponent.
Michael: UCF 55 Pitt 20
Joe B: UCF 56 Pitt 35
Eric: UCF 42 Pitt 28
Joe S: UCF 45 Pitt 24
Cincinnati (4-0) at UConn (1-3)— Cincinnati -17, Saturday 2:30pm CT
Is there a bigger surprise in the AAC than Cincinnati? Probably not, but being favored by 17 on the road might be up there. UConn’s offense has a ton of explosive potential, but they have to find a way to beat a good Cincinnati defense.
Michael: Cincinnati 38 UConn 10
Joe B: Cincinnati 28 UConn 20
Eric: Cincinnati 35 UConn 14
Joe S: Cincinnati 30 UConn 21
Houston Baptist (1-4) at SMU (1-3)— No line, Saturday 6:00pm CT
SMU finally catches a break after four tough games to start the year. This could be a good momentum builder heading into the rest of conference play.
Michael: SMU 45 Houston Baptist 10
Joe B: SMU 56 Houston Baptist 7
Eric: SMU 35 Houston Baptist 7
Joe S: SMU 42 Houston Baptist 6