Saturday Pick 3: Week 13

Another wonderful short week, and a fantastic holiday that concludes with the final weekend (for the majority) of College Football. The anticipation leading up to the season seems to last a lot longer than the actual season, and it’s always sad to see it come to an end. In weekday MACtion, we went 2-1, with Ohio letting off the gas after jumping out to a 21-0 lead, and missed covering by 3 points. That is a big reason why I tend to lay off those lines it the other two plays were spot on. Today’s plays are a little skewed, since I meant to post this earlier in the week but didn’t get around to it. Regardless, enjoy the final full weekend in College Football and get some Christmas decorations up. This time of year goes way too fast, so it’s only fitting that it coencides with the end if football season.

Florida (-5-5) @ Florida State

Yes, this like is long gone, and that’s on me for not posting sooner. I like this up to 7, but beyond that, I’m not so sure. The Gators have struggled in the past in Tallahassee, so I’m hoping they can buck that trend today. I like a lot of things about Dan Mullen as a coach, and he knows that winning this game can do wonders for his next couple of recruiting classes. Who knows, one day he may be able to bring this program up to the UCF level!

Play: Florida -5.5

Notre Dame (-10.5) @ USC

This game makes me nervous for several reason. First, I’m always scared to lay points with the Irish. Second, that’s a lot of points to lay against a big time program. Third, and most crucial, is I think ND is due for a hiccup. All three of these reasons are gut feelings, which I’ve dealt with by reminding myself of some of the wisest words regarding feelings ever uttered by Frank Reynolds “Stuff it down with brown”, so I powered through and placed the bet. Right now, the line has only moved one point, which is odd considering 90% of the action is coming in on the Irish. I’ll be drinking my way through this one…

Play: Notre Dame -10.5

Hawaii @ San Diego State (-16.5)

Remember opening night when Hawaii went to Fort Collins and rolled Colorado State? Yeah, I wish I didn’t as well, but here is their chance to redeem themselves. It’s been a nice season for the Rainbow Warriors, but they’ve been classic bum slayers, beating up on a lot of programs that are having a down year (Colorado State, Navy) or are perennially bad (Rice, San Jose State). Now the Aztecs have lost 3 out of 4, and only have one victory by double digits this season, but should be able to get the offense going against a Hawaii defense that has allowed 223 points over their last 5 games.

Play: San Diego State -16.5

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