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Rivalry Week Best Bets - The FootballScoop staff weighs in

KansasCity.com

KansasCity.com

Last week, most of our staff looked pretty smart. Scott hit Minnesota covering 10.5 points at Nebraska (they won outright), and Doug nailed Indiana keeping it close against Ohio State. And then there was Zach to undo it all. Not only did he miss Baylor -21 vs. Oklahoma State, he practically taunted Vegas for making the line so low in the first place.

Whoops.

This season: Scott (6-6-1), Doug (5-8), Zach (7-5-1)

Zach:  over 

missouri.120
arkansas.120

Let's all just slow down. Two weeks ago Arkansas had the longest intra-conference losing streak in college football, and now they're giving 2.5 points at Missouri? A Missouri team that - Indiana aside - is pretty darn good? The Tigers haven't lost in a month and a half. Arkansas hasn't beaten a ranked SEC team on the road in three years.

Doug: over 

UNClogo
NCState

My reasoning behind this one is simple: North Carolina is coming off a dominant, and emotional win over Duke and they're only a -7 favorite over their in state rival. I think the margin of victory is larger than that and UNC rolls into a bowl game with some momentum.

Scott: over

minnesota.120
nebraska.120

Jerry Kill's team plays with a lot of pride. They simply aren't going to lose by 15 or more at Wisconsin. I don't have any science to support this statement; but I'm laying it on the line here. Gophers plus 14.5...let'em eat.