Tommy Tuberville

Week 7 was a notable one for the FootballScoop staff’s Best Bet. Doug and Zach split their picks, with Zach hitting Louisville +9.5 over Clemson and Doug missing on Alabama -9 at Arkansas, but Scott put it all on Buffalo -14 vs. Eastern Michigan. Literally. “Put it all on Buffalo laying the 14. All of it,” he wrote last week. You know what happened next.

Scott: cincinnati.120over smu.120

Tommy Tuberville wants this game more than most people understand. I think Cincinnati gets the lead and stays after it. I can see them putting up 50-plus, and I don’t see SMU scoring 28 points in eight quarters. I’ll take the Bearcats -13.

Doug: michigan-state.120over indiana.120

Michigan State’s defense isn’t the same intimidating, “No Fly Zone” type of unit they had last year, but Indiana is down to their third-string quarterback…who also happens to be a freshman. Plus Michigan State’s offense can put up some serious points (see their 73 point explosion against Eastern Michigan), so I feel comfortable with the -15 point spread on this one.

Zach: texas-tech.120over kansas.120

This is more of a vote of no confidence against Kansas. I don’t see the Jayhawks going on the road and covering the 13 points.


This season: Scott (2-5), Doug (2-5), Zach (4-3)

National columnist - Zach joined the staff in 2012...and has been attempting to improve Doug and Scott's writing ability ever since (to little avail). Outside of football season, you can find him watching the San Antonio Spurs reading Game of Thrones fan theories.