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EASY PICKINS:
The computer likes the favorite with room to spare.
2008 Regular Season: 9-3 SU (.750), 6-6 ATS (.500)
Last Week: 5-1 SU (.833), 4-2 ATS (.667)
This Week: 4-2 SU (.667), 2-4 ATS (.333)

Saturday, September 6
FAU (-13) by 20.32 over Uab -
UAB was a 14.5-point underdog last week at Tulsa and lost by 23. The Blazers have lost seven games in-a-row and six of those defeats were by at least 14 points.
FAU won 49-34. The computer won SU, won ATS.

BOSTON COLLEGE (-7) by 18.27 over Georgia Tech - The Eagles, picked to go 11-1, are getting only a TD at home over a team picked to go 4-8.
Georgia Tech won 19-16. The computer lost SU, lost ATS.

BOWLING GREEN (-6) by 14.47 over Minnesota - The Falcons get the Golden Gophers on their own turf after winning at Pitt last week. Minnesota pulled out a last-second win over Northern Illinois, the worst team in the MAC last year.
Minnesota won 42-17. The computer lost SU, lost ATS.

MICHIGAN (-14) by 14.53 over Miami (Ohio) - The RedHawks lost at home to Vanderbilt by 21.
Michigan won 16-6. The computer won SU, lost ATS.

Texas Tech (-10) by 10.41 over NEVADA - Texas Tech's Michael Crabtree, Eric Morris and Detron Lewis each caught 9 balls from QB Graham Harrell last week in a tune-up victory over FCS member Eastern Washington. Nevada's defense ranked 76th nationally against the pass last year.
Texas Tech won 35-19. The computer won SU, won ATS.

WESTERN MICHIGAN (-6) by 10.52 over Northern Illinois - You have to lick your chops when a home team gets only a 6-point edge over an opponent that has lost 8 of its' last 9 games. The Broncos won by 4 in DeKalb last year.
Western Michigan won 29-26. The computer won SU, lost ATS.



HOLD YOUR HORSES:
The computer likes the favorite, but by fewer points than the oddsmakers.
2008 Regular Season: 6-4 SU (.600), 7-3 ATS (.700)
Last Week: 4-2 SU (.667), 4-2 ATS (.667)
This Week: 2-2 SU (.500), 3-1 ATS (.750)

Thursday, September 4
South Carolina (-10) by 6.65 over VANDERBILT -
Last week, the computer liked the Gamecocks by double the 11 points that the Vegas oddsmakers gave them, and then tripled the result with a 34-0 win. Vanderbilt was a surprisingly easy 34-13 winner at favored Miami (Ohio) last week.
Vanderbilt won 24-17. The computer lost SU, won ATS

Saturday, September 6
PITT (-13) by 5.82 over Buffalo -
Pitt fell at home by 10 to Bowling Green in the opener. Buffalo blasted UTEP 42-17.
Pitt won 27-16. The computer won SU, won ATS.

OKLAHOMA (-21) by 8.30 over Cincinnati - There's just too much disparity in the spreads to dismiss this pick. The Bearcats are no slouch but it's possible that the Sooners simply have too many weapons.
Oklahoma won 52-26. The computer won SU, lost ATS.

Maryland (-13.5) by 8.84 over MIDDLE TENNESSEE - The Terrapins barely survived FCS member Delaware last week. The Blue Raiders only lost by two at home to Virginia last year, and by 14 at Maryland two years ago.
MTSU won 24-14. The computer lost SU, won ATS.



UPSETS:
The computer likes the underdog as the outright winner. I don't select the games in this category. Instead, every projected upset is listed.
2008 Regular Season: 4-2 SU (.667), 4-2 ATS (.667)
Last Week: 3-1 SU (.750), 3-1 ATS (.750)
This Week: 1-1 SU (.500), 1-1 ATS (.500)

Saturday, September 6
Akron by 5.46 over SYRACUSE (-5) -
The first meeting between the two schools. Syracuse played two MAC teams last year, losing at Miami (Ohio) but beating Buffalo 20-12 at home. Last week, Akron fell by 21 at Wisconsin (a top-level Big 10 team) while Syracuse lost at Northwestern (a mid-level Big 10 team) by 20.
Akron won 42-28. The computer won SU, won ATS.

NEW MEXICO by 9.30 over Texas A&M (-3) - The Aggies blew a 14-0 lead and lost 18-14 at home to Arkansas State last week. New Mexico fell 26-3 at home to TCU after being picked by the computer to win by 2.81.
Texas A&M won 28-22. The computer lot SU, lost ATS.



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