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No. 7 Kentucky @ no. 14 be miss (12 p.m. ET Saturday, ESPN)
SEC East meets SEC West. Which Top 25 team will pass the test?
Jumping right into this week’s predictions with slashes because why not.
Seriously, though, this will be a tough matchup between 4-0 teams that will go down to the wire.
Last week against Northern Illinois, Kentucky held the Huskies to 199 yards passing. With this game, the Wildcats have held their first four opponents to under 200 passing yards for the first time since 1989. Given that head coach Mark Stoops was a quarterback during his college career, the Kingdom United had a strong D under him for sure.
But Ole Miss would like to have a word.
The Rebels are one of four FBS teams averaging 40 or more points per game while giving up 10 or fewer. Ole Miss ranks fourth in the nation in rushing yards per game, averaging 280.8 yards per contest.
But we’ll use the good old eye test for this one. And what we see is that Kentucky has the most wins of the season among these teams. In week 2, the cats fell Florida 26-16 The Rebels’ best win? If we were forced to pick one, we’d say it was their 28-10 victory Troy in its season opening.
Cats get this win.
Kentucky by 7 to 9 points
No. 4 Michigan @ Iowa (12 p.m. ET Saturday, FOX)
The undefeated Wolverines overcame a struggle Maryland team last week. This game against Iowa will be another tough challenge.
The 3-1 Hawkeyes are fourth in the nation in red zone defense and sixth in the nation in total defense. In their last two games, the Hawkeyes have not committed a turnover. To say Iowa keeps a hawk’s eye on the ball is an understatement.
Michigan enters this game with one of the best running backs in college football, Core Blake. His 7.47 yards per carry ranks third in FBS. As a team, Michigan is tied for third in the nation with 22 rushes of at least 15 yards. Clearly, Michigan’s ground attack has been a big piece to their perfect season thus far.
Something else to note. Michigan leads that series all-time 43-15-4. And they previously met in last year’s Big Ten championship game. Big Blue won handily, 42-3.
After this weekend, the Wolverines will have two straight W’s over the Hawkeyes.
Michigan by 10 to 13 points
No. 2 Alabama @ no. 20 Arkansas (3:30 p.m. ET Saturday, CBS)
You know how usually Alabama will legitimately look like Goliath against basically every opponent? And then there’s a game, maybe even two, that exposes the Tide for the mere mortals that they are?
Well, this Arkansas game is one of those.
The Razorbacks are coming off a narrow 23-21 loss Texas A&M, but there are some bright spots for coach Sam Pittman & Co. as they host Bama. The Razorbacks have intercepted 28 passes since the start of the 2020 season, which is tied for second in the SEC. And they lead the nation in sacks with 20 total. That’s four more than the next closest team.
But regardless of how far we think Arkansas can take this contest, Bama is still Bama.
Since 2018, the Tide have scored 40 or more points in 71.7% of their games. Bama’s D has forced a 3-and-out on 23 of 29 drives this season. And when they have the ball, the Tide have racked up 400 or more yards of offense in 54 of their last 60 games.
And Bama owns that series all-time 22-8.
So will this be close? Yes. But will Alabama return to Tuscaloosa with a win? Also, yes.
Alabama by 4 to 6 points
State of Michigan @ Maryland (3:30 p.m. ET Saturday, FS1)
Michigan State has as many losses in two games this year as it did all of last season. Sparty is going through some things and we expect Maryland to take full advantage this weekend.
At FOX Bet, the Terrapins are 8 point favourites. A late, garbage time touchdown and 2 point conversion helped Maryland cover Distribution of 17 points last week against Michigan, and it cost them a Super 6 contender. But the Terps have yet to win outright. This weekend will be different. Look for Maryland to win and cover.
Maryland has won six straight games against unranked teams. Can, meet Kettle. But the statistic still stands. The Terps have also scored in 15 of their 16 red zone games. And we cannot exaggerate how difficult it is to achieve.
Yes, the Spartans lead this series 10-2, but Michigan State today looks slightly different than it did back then. Michigan State today allows opponents to convert third downs 43.3% of the time. That will be the Spartans’ undoing this weekend.
Maryland wins big.
Maryland by 10 to 13 points
No. 9 Oklahoma State @ no. 16 Baylor (3:30 p.m. ET Saturday, FOX)
“They haven’t played with anyone!” This is us shouting into the void about these two teams. Okay, Baylor played BYU and lost 26-20. But reviewing the matchups of these teams, I’m seeing teams like Albany i Arkansas-Pine Bluff!
It’s giving cupcakes.
But the real slate of games for State and Baylor begins this week.
Oklahoma State is 11-7 against the spread (ATS) and 10-8 straight up (SU) against Baylor under coach Mike Gundy. In their last seven games against AP ranked opponents, the Cowboys have gone 6-1 SU.
Baylor, on the other hand, is 3-5 SU when facing top-10 opponents since 2018. But those other stats make us turn a curious eye to the Bears.
When favored at home, as they are this weekend, the Bears are 10-0 against all 12 opponents since 2017. And in 18 straight games, these burly Bears have held their opponents to less than 30 points.
We’ve never seen a bear in the wild fall in front of a cowboy, and we won’t see one this weekend either.
Baylor by 7 to 9 points
number 10 State of North Carolina @ no. 5 Clemson (7:30 p.m. ET Saturday, ABC)
Saving the best for last. This will definitely be the kind of game that will have you on the edge of your seat.
Clemson owns the series 59-29-1, but the Wolfpack beat the Tigers last year, 27-21. And we’re picking them to pull off the upset again this year.
Let’s look at the Pack. NC State leads the ACC allowing an average of just 11.8 points per game to opponents. The 261.5 yards per game they give up is second best in the conference. And they allow a 25% conversion rate on third down, which is tied for seventh in FBS.
Clemson enters this matchup with a little extra confidence because it thrives in night game atmospheres. Since 2015, the Tigers have gone 43-7 in night games. They also own the nation’s longest active home winning streak at 36. Under coach Dabo Swinney, Clemson is 84-3 as the home favorite.
But we can’t get the Clemson game against us Wake Forest out of our mind The Tigers needed two overtimes to defeat the Demon Deacons last week, a team that arguably isn’t as talented from top to bottom as NC State.
So true to the tiger, don’t look now. Let’s go Wolfpack.
NC State 1-3
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