Week 5 has several interesting matchups that could decide the trajectory of a few teams……
8 Arkansas Vs 2 Georgia, UGA-18 O/U 49.
This matchup “between the hedges” could be Georgia’s toughest so far; that’s if Arkansas QB KJ Jefferson and WR Treylon Burks, Jefferson’s main pass catching target, is available. Arkansas does bring in a good rushing attack with three running backs averaging more than 5 ypc, with the hogs run game averaging 261 ypg. The hogs ground attack will face off against UGAs top ranked defense in the nation only letting teams rush 66 ypg, and astonishingly have only given up 20 total points through 4 games. The UGA offense will have to be creative to move the ball on offense on that battle tested solid Arkansas defense. The Hogs will play Georgia closer than the spread indicates but will likely come up short in a close one score game in Athens.
(Under) 27-20 UGA.
7 Cincinnati v 9 Notre Dame, Cincy -1.5 O/U 50.5
Notre Dame, despite a large win last week versus Wisconsin, the scoreline flattered them more than a man spitting game at a bar trying to smash; all four of their wins have been close regardless of the quality of the opponent. ND brings a slightly above average passing game with Jack Coan whose passing efficiency has been declining each week, this coupled with a run game that really hasn’t gotten off the block this season barely reaching 80 ypg on the ground. Cincy, meanwhile, have been putting up points at will on offense and the Cincy defense has been punishing all mistakes their opposition makes. Notre Dame being shaky on both sides of the ball doesn’t inspire confidence and being at home may make this loss all the more ugly, Cincy may win this top ten match up by two scores or more.
(Over) 38-24 Cincy
Submitted by “Go Away” Patrick McIntosh
#12 Mississippi v #1 Alabama, Bama -14 O/U 80
Only the return of the Lane Train could make a point total this high in Tuscaloosa. You know we talked about this on the podcast this week, trying to run with Bama is suicide. Since the embrace of tempo from Nick Saban , only one team has flat out beat Alabama in a race and that offense was arguably the best offense in the last 20 years. If Lane is to have a chance to win this game or cover this number, I believe he has to slow the game down a little. If it speeds up it needs to be on Ole Miss terms not Alabama. Staff and overall coaching edge is clearly Alabama, player to player the edge is clearly Alabama but one thing Ole Miss has is one of the better quarterbacks in college football: Matt Corral. I can see this starting out a game of attrition and then opening up a little in the second half.
Ultimately Bama is Bama…..(Under) 42-28 Bama
Boston College v #25 Clemson, Clemson -14 O/U 46
This is not the most aesthetically pleasing game to watch today but I have been a Hafley fan since he first started at Boston College and I’m a risk taker so…. Clemson is officially on upset alert! It is wild to think that:
1) Clemson is 2-2 and ranked #25
2) DJ looked incredible in his first start last year against Notre Dame and now looks like Kelly Bryant
I have no doubt that Dabo is the type to pack it in on the year. When you’re used to being in the playoffs and now you’re barely top 25 it weighs on you I’m sure. Hafley has his kids prime to play, yes they are without their starting quarterback but the flexibility of this team to switch to a run first style and still be successful is telling to me. Clemson is vunerable even at home and Hafley has not shown me any indication that he can’t gameplan and have his boys ready. In my opinion this is a prime spot for an upset. I will definitely be taking my points but at 5:1 odds what do you have to lose?
Upset alert: 24-17 Boston College
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