Friday night football for college football picks heads to the Glass Bowl on Friday night for the one of the two games on the slate, as the Toledo Rockets try to beat the NCAA football odds against the Boise State Broncos.
Year To Date Record: 12-10 ATS
Upset Record: 2-4 +$60
Week 2 College Football Matchup: Boise State Broncos @ Toledo Rockets
Date: Friday, September 16th, 8:00 ET
Location: Glass Bowl, Toledo, OH
College Football Lines: Boise State -20
Week 2 College Football TV Schedule: ESPN
Boise State obviously needs to be impressive each and every week to be able to make it to the National Championship Game, even with so many teams that could be dropping from the ranks of the unbeaten this week. The Broncos did their job on the opening weekend of the season, knocking off the Georgia Bulldogs relatively handily before taking a bye last week, but they know that their foot must remain on the gas pedal, especially in a game like this.
The Rockets definitely served some notice last week though, going into the Horseshoe and only losing by five points against a stout Ohio State Buckeyes club. Though this is a bigger challenge, it is a game that is played in the Glass Bowl, which makes a huge difference for a team that is generally respectable at home.
The key is going to be whether QB Austin Dantin is going to be able to survive the pressure from the Boise defense or not. The Tallahassee native splits time QB Terrance Owens, and both have put up solid numbers over the course of the season. Still, neither completed even half of their passes against Ohio State, but we have to remember that that was one of the best defenses in the country.
Last year on the Smurf Turf, the Rockets were blown away, but we just aren’t so sure that that will be the case again in this one. Expect Toledo to hang around for a little while with the Broncos, and though in the end, it will be on the losing end, we wouldn’t be surprised to see it find a way to stay inside of this very, very hefty number. Boise State by two to two and a half scores seems just about right.
Week 2 NCAA Football Pick: Toledo +20