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WASHINGTON ST. @ USC | 9/21 | 10:30 PM EDT
Washington State’s scheduling playbook calls for opening with cupcakes. The Cougars have rolled up a 131-45 points for/against amount, but its victims were Wyoming, San Jose State and Eastern Washington. Though USC has stumbled out of the box, it has been toughened up by Stanford and Texas the past two Saturdays. True frosh QB JT Daniels is developing, if painstakingly slowly, and will find the Coogs’ defense less daunting. Nice of the spread to shrink from 5.5 even with Wash State’s 3-7 ATS slump on the road.
Both clubs tend to perform better ATS as an underdog, and on Thursday we will see a role reversal between Temple and Tulsa. Last week, the desperate Owls came together and thumped Maryland 35-14 as a 17-point road underdog, while Tulsa was listless in a home loss to Arkansas State. Although it appears Temple has turned the corner, this is still too many points to give against a desperate Golden Hurricane program that is 16-5 ATS in its past 21 road contests, and has covered six of seven away from home against losing teams.
KANSAS ST. +16
KANSAS ST. @ WEST VIRGINIA | 9/22 | 3:30 PM EDT
There are few coaches I love placing my faith in more as an underdog than Kansas State's Bill Snyder. Since Snyder returned to Kansas State in 2009 his teams have gone 34-18 ATS as an underdog. That includes a 20-10 ATS record when on the road as a dog, and when the Wildcats are getting 14 points or more on the road? 8-2 ATS.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Temple Owls Preview and Predictions
NCAAF Previews 18th September 2018 by Gracenote
by Gracenote on 09/18/2018
Temple showed signs of life its last time out and can keep the momentum going Thursday night, when it hosts Tulsa in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams. The Owls opened their season with a pair of disappointing losses before upsetting Maryland last weekend.
Tulsa, meanwhile, won its first game of the year before dropping the last two, including a home loss to Arkansas State last weekend. The Golden Hurricane fell to the Owls, 43-22, in last season's meeting. Frank Nutile, who threw three touchdowns in that contest, missed Temple's last outing with an undisclosed injury and will be a game-time decision Thursday. If he cannot go, the Owls will once again turn to Anthony Russo, who passed for 228 yards and a score in the 35-14 triumph at Maryland.
TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN. LINE: Temple -7.5
ABOUT TULSA (1-2, 0-0 AAC): The Golden Hurricane continue to get strong production out of Shamari Brooks, who ran for 5.8 yards per carry with 10 touchdowns a season ago. This season, the sophomore ran for two TDs in his first two games and rushed for 5.5 yards per carry in the third contest, leaving him three yards shy of 1,000 for his career. Luke Skipper has failed to throw for 200 yards in any of the first three games this season and has as many touchdowns as interceptions (seven) through the first 10 games of his collegiate career.
ABOUT TEMPLE (1-2, 0-0): Russo got plenty of help last weekend from Ryquell Armstead, who rushed for 118 yards but still has yet to find the end zone this season. The Owls' defense was outstanding against the Terps, holding Maryland to 195 yards and allowing only two scores - one on an interception return and another on a blocked punt. "I'm really proud of how they started fast, how they didn't let go of the rope and finished strong," said coach Geoff Collins, whose team limited the Terps to 1-of-12 third-down conversions.
1. Brooks had scored a touchdown in six straight games before last week.
2. Tulsa had 55 passing yards in last year's matchup.
3. Temple has scored a special teams touchdown in each of its three games.
PREDICTION: Temple 37, Tulsa 17
Virginia Tech was -28.5 at home against ODU last season and won 38-0. It's almost the same number at ODU this season, a home edge negated severely with all the eastern Virginia Hokie fans expected to attend. ODU has lost all three games this season and they're currently on a 0-5 ATS run as well as a 1-7-1 home ATS run. Look for the Hokies to roll.
MINNESOTA @ MARYLAND | 9/22 | 12:00 PM EDT
My trusty simulations indicate this line is way off. The 3-point road 'dog Gophers are projected to win this game straight-up a whopping 64 percent of the time and cover the spread more than two-thirds of the time. Look for the Terrapins to continue reeling after their three-touchdown loss last week to then-winless Temple.