This weekend is loaded with a terrific slate of college football games.
With that, we’ve got three caddies – Paul Tesori, Ryan Rue and Matt Minister – who will be keeping a close eye on the match ups.
For Week 3 of the college football season, Tesori, Rue and Minister have submitted their respective picks for five, key games.
Here are their picks, along with their reasons why…
Boise State (17) at Oklahoma State (24)
Point Spread: Oklahoma State -3
Tesori’s Pick: Oklahoma State
Why?: The over under should be around 80, I’d imagine. I think the home crowd will be enough for Oklahoma State to cover.
Rue’s Pick: Oklahoma State
Why?: Basically a pick ‘em here. Both teams can put up some points. But the home team wins. Go Pokes!
Minister’s Pick: Boise State
Why?: Boise State has a great offense and the Cowboys can’t score enough to hang.
LSU (12) at Auburn (7)
Point Spread: Auburn -9.5
Tesori’s Pick: LSU
Why?: I think Auburn will win the game, but it’ll come down to a field goal, so they’re not going to cover.
Rue’s Pick: LSU
Why?: I haven’t been real impressed with Auburn’s offense. LSU is playing well, and I don’t think Auburn can cover. Tigers roll over Auburn.
Minister’s Pick: LSU
Why?: LSU will play a close enough game to cover.
Alabama (1) at Ole Miss
Point Spread: Alabama -21
Tesori’s Pick: Ole Miss
Why?: The Crimson Tide are too tough for Ole Miss to win, but I think Ole Miss stays within 21!
Rue’s Pick: Ole Miss
Why?: Twenty-one points is way too many to spot The Runnin’ Rebels. The offense can put up some numbers and Ole Miss will cover this game.
Minister’s Pick: Alabama
Why?: Alabama because they are really good.
Ohio State (4) at TCU (15)
Point Spread: Ohio State -12.5
Tesori’s Pick: TCU
Why?: I’d imagine there has to be some sort of downgrade without Urban at the helm. TCU has the talent to win this game outright.
Rue’s Pick: OSU
Why?: Seems like every week the Buckeyes cover no matter what. They’re still playing with a chip on their shoulder and I don’t think TCU can hang all four quarters. Buckeyes win.
Minister’s Pick: TCU
Why?: TCU will cover because they will score against a weak OSU defense.
USC (22) at Texas
Point Spread: Texas -3
Tesori’s Pick: USC
Why?: Texas isn’t there yet. USC just has too many 5-star guys running around.
Rue’s Pick: USC
Why?: Let’s face it, Texas is not that good. This game will be a pillow fight between these two. Texas will put up some points against the soft Pac-12 defense. Trojans still come in and win one in Austin.
Minister’s Pick: USC
Why?: USC because Texas is no longer the Texas I grew up with.