This article is part of our College Capper series.
Two easy covers, three bad beats to close out the regular season. Pleased I avoided the traps, but if Ole Miss-Mississippi State would have played two quarters like they played the fourth on Thanksgiving, I'd have been back in the winning column. Slippery slope this week because of last week's results. Want to lay it out there, but also want to tread lightly and secure a season-long winning record! Suppose there's no time to be scared, so let's get it. We've only got 11 games to choose from Friday/Saturday, so picking five is a challenge. Zero cares!
Western Kentucky (-3) at UTSA
This has nothing to do with UTSA's first loss of the year last week, and obviously isn't banking on a repeat from the Roadrunners' six-point win during the season. This is all about the Hilltoppers; they've won every game since that loss to UTSA, going 6-1 ATS while failing to score 42+ just once. They outscored Marshall, on the road, 47-7 in the second half last week. I don't love that this is moving up, opening at nearly a pick-em, but WKU looks like they are on a mission.
Kent State (-3.5) over Northern Illinois
We haven't gotten word on the availability of NIU QB Rocky Lombardi, but this line certainly suggests he's playing. Assuming so, NIU can keep this close enough against a porous Kent State defense, but the favorite here was expected to be in this situation from the preseason, while the underdog