Sorry to keep ya hangin’ for a few days, but I just rolled back into town. Besides my modified college pIays, I promise to make-up for my lack of effort with some NFL luv tomorrow. With that, let's hit-up Game Day Homeboys!!!
Greggy G’s 2007 College Football Record: 5-2 ATS
NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS (-9) WAKE FOREST D. DEACONS
While the Cornhuskers lost some skill position players following last season, they’re far from unproven as junior RB Marlon Lucky scampered for ova 200 yards in the opener while Arizona St. transfer QB Sam Keller should get better each week under Callahan. Nebraska won by 42 against a usually solid Nevada squad and proved that their defense and O-Line continues to get faster and stronger with each season. As for Wake, the worst result of last Saturday was not a 10 point loss at BC, but rather, losing that heart-and-soul of the squad QB Riley Skinner to a separated shoulder. I expect the Demon Deacons’s defense to keep them close early, but just don’t see how they match-up with the Cornhuskers fire-power thru 4 quarters…Nebraska by 14-20 points
CALIFORNIA BEARS (-14.5) @ COLORADO ST. RAMS
The Golden Bears and their ridiculous offensive schemes scored 45 points in beating Tennessee by two tuddies. QB Nathan Longshore gets plenty of the hype, but Marshawn Lynch’s replacement RB Justin Forsett may be just as smooth. As for the Rams, they opened with rival Colorodo and lost by 3 in an emotionally charged game. Combine that with the fact that they allowed ova 30 points to an extremely average Buffalo squad, and they should struggle to keep Cal unda 60 today…and I don’t see the Rams droppin more than 30!...California by 20-26 points
Also, depending on how the afternoon games go, I may be back with some LSU luv...The Hokies QB is down-right awful!
Teasin’ T-Bone’s 2007 College Record: 2-0 ATS 0-1 Teasers
With the limp I had this last week everyone I walked by was asking how I hurt myself, I told them a horrible childhood polio story, but we all know the real reason…a man can’t walk straight with a fat roll in his pockets from week 1 winnings!! Early season odds are always fun to pick apart, so here are some more to make your Saturday interesting.
WEST VIRGINIA (-25) @ MARSHALL
Steve Slaton and Pat White, Pat White and Steve Slaton…it doesn’t matter how you shake it up, this duo is going to get the Mountaineers at least 50 points today. And you say, ‘but T-Bone, that says nothing about covering the spread’. It says everything about the spread my little sapling. You can chant ‘We Are Marshall’ all you want, but the green machine only dropped 50 yds rushing and 3 points against Miami last week, and going into this week head coach Snyder is already saying he doesn’t have confidence in his QB by telling the public that the backup, Brian Anderson, will get significant playing time. This may help in week 6, I’m only worried about today gentlemen….WV by 31
ALABAMA (-4) @ VANDERBILT
Please repeat after me…Nick Saban is the head coach for Alabama. I won a lot of money last year from the inability for the Tide to score, that will be different this year. Just by having Saban on the sidelines it adds at least 2 wins and 10 points a game to this ball club. On the other side of the field is Vandy, who are bragging because they bring back 10 offensive starters. They forget to add that they were 4-8(1-7) last year. If all you have on your team is the lower 50% of the athletes in the game, it doesn’t matter how many years of experience they have, they still can’t perform in the SEC. Bama is 17-3 when opening SEC play against the Commodores, and did I mention they have Saban now. My southern boys by at least 14
OREGON @ MICHIGAN teased down to -1.5
Stick some more lettuce in your pocket on this one. All the Wolverines have to do is win, and you know they won’t lose two in a row at home. Remember a short week ago when they were #5, all of the preseason work by the umpteen analysts can’t be that wrong. The Ducks only completed 9 passes last week and the leading rusher was their QB Dixon, if he chooses to be the only guy that touches the ball this week he will get beat up and worn down by half. If you’re already a six pack deep by the 3:30 kickoff then bet the spread, if not, go with the guaranteed tease.
MISSOURI teased down to EVEN @ MISSISSIPPI
This is going to be a free for all on the Tigers side of the ball. Ole Miss gave up 343 yds in the air last week against lowly little Memphis, and Chase Daniels threw for almost that same amount against Illinois. Mizzou is a better team outright and this is a matchup disaster for the Rebels.
And before I part ways, throw some cash on the Buffalo/Temple game. It doesn’t matter who, because even the best of the best can’t pick what the hell will happen in this one. This is strictly something to talk about in your drunken conversation with the boys tonight. Good luck fellas.