We had our first fence post week in Week 9, going 1-1-1 as a staff. Zach hit Georgia Southern blowing out Georgia State, Doug missed on Alabama -17 at Tennessee, and Scott pushed on Mississippi State +14 at Kentucky.
I like Washington State getting 9.5 vs USC on a cool and potentially wet afternoon on the Palouse. It's hard to believe that Mike Leach's team is 2-6 right now; but I don't see them quitting and there always seems to be something in Sark that brings out the beast in Wazzu. I see this as a final possession type game. Don't know if they win the game outright or not, but I really like Washington State plus 9.5.
Vanderbilt's only two wins this season have come against UMass (by 3) and Charleston Southern (by one). ODU doesn't have the same offensive firepower that they did last year, but they won't need all of it to cover the spread as +7 dogs to the Commodores. I wouldn't be surprised if the flat out won this one.
I'm concerned that Ole Miss couldn't beat LSU despite the tigers placing the win in their hands multiple times, and the Rebels aren't running the ball like teams that compete for SEC championships usually do. Meanwhile, I think Auburn is really, really good, and I think they come away with a 7-10 point win.
This season: Scott (3-5-1), Doug (3-6), Zach (5-3-1)