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Against the Spread: Week 3

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Even if USC's football team lets me down for the 3rd straight week the USC cheerleading squad NEVER disappoints (via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/22826964@N07/2243372518/">imnatron</a>)
Even if USC's football team lets me down for the 3rd straight week the USC cheerleading squad NEVER disappoints (via imnatron)

Last Week: 3-2
Overall: 5-6-1

Right now I am a combined 0-4 when picking BYU & USC games.  If I was smart I would stay away but I just can't resist this week's lines for each team, so buyer beware.

Florida State -10 vs. BYU
After completely dismantling BYU in Provo last year I don't see much changing in 2010, especially considering BYU's quarterback situation.  If I was a BYU fan I would want Heaps out there taking his lumps instead of Riley Nelson running around like a chicken with his head cut-off.  Which might work if Nelson was as fast as he thinks he is, but in reality he is just fast for a kid from Utah and FSU's "speed state" kids are going to make that perfectly clear on Saturday.  38-13 FSU

 Nebraska -3 @ Washington
I talked to Admiral Ackbar about this game and he assured me that "It's a trap!" but I'm taking it anyway. Nebraska and Washington basically on different planets athletically and I see the "black shirts" shutting down Mel Kiper's wet dream of a quarterback Jake Locker with relative ease. 24-10 Nebraska

Texas -3 @ Texas Tech
Tommy Tuberville just doesn't have the caliber of athletes yet to play the type of football that we wants, especially on defense. 31-20 Texas

Iowa -1.5 @ Arizona
Iowa is just to physical for the Wildcats, Iowa is gonna punch them in the mouth on every single snap and Arizona will be checked out by the 2nd half.  35-24 Iowa

USC -12 @ Minnesota
Memo to the Trojans:  WAKE THE **** UP!  Minnesota just lost to an FCS school so if they can't cover 12 on a middling Gopher squad then USC is officially dead to me.   41-9 USC

Honorable Mentions:
Games that I like but didn't quite make the cut

SDSU +14 @ Mizzou
Navy -3 @ La Tech
Wyoming + 23.5 vs. Boise State
Baylor + 22 @ TCUJ