The College Football Pick 6 – Week 3

Feature Game: Battle of the Freshmen - Tanner Mangum vs Josh Rosen, BYU at UCLA
Feature Game: Battle of the Freshmen – Tanner Mangum vs Josh Rosen, BYU at UCLA

After an embarrassing 2-4 Week 2 to make The College Football Pick 6, an ironic 6-6 on the season, we look ahead to today’s Week 3 action, highlighted by 19 BYU at 9 UCLA. One of four games between ranked teams. As always, remember, the rankings used here are from Sports & Swag College Football Power Rankings  Now, without further ado, The College Football Pick 6 – Week 3.

19 BYU at 9 UCLA (-16.5) over/under: 59

Tanner Mangum, may be the biggest story, so far of this young season. ‘Mangum Magic’ has taken over. Two Hail Mary’s in two weeks! What are the odds of that? As exhilarating as those two throws were, things get a LOT tougher today. The Cougars travel to Pasadena to face another hot freshman QB. Josh Rosen, and the UCLA Bruins. Neither, of these quarterbacks look like freshmen. If I had to choose between one or the other, it would be Rosen, but there’s something about Mangum and this BYU team. So far, the Cougars are 2-0 overall, but more importantly, they’re 2-0 in the Pick 6. We’re gonna ride with them one more time. Not to win the game, but to come in under that 16 and a hook. Take Mangum and the Cougars in a tight battle at The Rose Bowl

18 Auburn at 12 LSU (-7) over/under 48.5

Auburn has some serious questions to answer. It’s one thing to win a game like Auburn played against Jacksonville State last week. But, it’s another thing to run your mouth about your next opponent, the week after. I expected to see a more tempered attitude from this Gus Malzahn coached team. Now, this is a huge rivalry, and there is absolutely NO love lost. So, it’s normal to let your emotions get away and say things you don’t necessarily mean. But, the Tigers attitude would scare me if I were an Auburn fan. On the field, this is a winnable game for Auburn. It’s not at night, and the LSU Tigers have some questions of their own. Right now, Auburn has many more questions, however, Take LSU to cover those seven points and extend the streak of Auburn not winning in Baton Rouge since 1999.

Florida (-3.5) at Kentucky over/under: 52

Another long streak that has a chance to end today is Kentucky beating Florida. The Wildcats have not beaten the Gators since 1986. Ouch! This season is what matters, though. The Gators still have the edge in talent, and things are looking better for Jim McElwain and the Gators offense. While, the talent level is better at Florida, and the Gators come in a slight favorite, the better team is Kentucky. Mark Stoops, has things moving in the right direction in Lexington. Want another stat? The Wildcats haven’t been 2-0 in  SEC play since the 1970’s. That ends today. Take Big Blue STRAIGHT UP over the Gators.

17 Georgia Tech (-1.5) at 7 Notre Dame over/under: 55.5
I haven’t been as high on the Yellow Jackets as most seem to be around the country. But, I am warming up to them. Don’t get me wrong, I like what I see from Paul Johnson’s team, especially QB Justin Thomas. But, this also looks like a special team that’s forming in South Bend. Even with freshman, DeShone Kizer running the show now. Gimme the Irish Straight Up over Georgia Tech.

Texas Tech at Arkansas (-10.5) over/under: 70
The pass-happy Razorbacks from last week will be a thing of the past this week. Last season in this matchup, the Hogs ran the ball for well over 500 yards against the Red Raiders. The Razorbacks are giving up 10.5. It could be 20.5. This one gets ugly again. Take Arkansas to bounce back from their loss last week to Toledo, with their ground attack.

Temple (13.5) at UMass over/under: 55
This game is a bit off the radar. But, this Temple team is one that bears watching. The Owls could make a run at being undefeated and a New Year’s Six Bowl. This week, Take the Owls over the Minutemen.

Enjoy your College Football Saturday!

 

 

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