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Friday, November 03, 2006

Take the Double Extra Points #9

"Money won is twice as sweet as money earned"

Last Week: 7-2 ATS
Season: 36-32-1 ATS

After a big weekend gets us back on track, we follow it up with this. A condensed and abbreviated version, as our real lives have interfered to an alarming degree this week. Major props to T. Rose for standing up and taking care of business. I also apologize for the lack of hotties, as Blogger's photo uploader appears to broken. All-in-all a disappointing piece, but T. Rose has done his homework and his picks are solid.

T. Rose

Navy (-11) over Duke: With few women travelling with the Midshipmen, don't expect the Lacrosse team or many other fans in attendance in Durham. The staight-up winner is 10-0 against the spread in this series and Duke is giving up over 300 rushing yards in each of those games. Duke does have the #39 ranked rushing defense, but are ranked near the bottom in every offensive category and the Midshipmen have a veteran defense. While this looks like a let down game for Navy, expect them to come out focused after two blowout losses to Rutgers and Notre Dame and only Eastern Michigan and Temple on deck. Navy will want to make a statement in the ACC with a likely Meinke Car Care Bowl game against an ACC team.

Kent (-14) over Buffalo: It's harder to believe a Mel Gibson apology than to realize that this is a revenge game for the 5-3 Golden Flashes. This powerhouse matchup of two 1-10 teams from a year ago should draw fewer fans than an Ashlee Simpson concert. The fans in Buffalo gave up on football weeks ago and Turner Gill will be trying to develop some younger players on an offense that produced less than 300 total yards in the last two games combined. Kent will be motivated after last week's loss to Ohio and are only a Frank Solich trademark loss-following bender away from winning the MAC East. Look for a blowout in this one.

Houston (+4) over Tulsa: The Cougar offense has improved dramatically since the debacle against Louisiana-Lafayette last month and is averaging over 40 points per game and 200 yards rushing in each of the last 2 games. This is the same Houston team that beat Oklahoma State back in September and QB Kevin Kolb is playing his last home game and looking to move up the NFL draft board as the season winds down. This game is for the C-USA West title and a potential Liberty Bowl birth and we'll take the more explosive offense in what should be a close game.