College Football Picks for 11/26/22
1:00 PM EST
ECU -9.5 over Temple (loss)
There aren’t many positive things to say about Temple. The Owls don’t have a good offense and don’t excel in any areas on the football field. ECU should win this game by double digits behind the arm of QB Holton Ahlers. Look for Isaiah Winstead and CJ Johnson to have big days and for Keaton Mitchell to pound the football on the ground. Temple plays in a share football stadium with the Philadelphia Eagles, and crowd noise is never a factor. Temple has one of the worst fan bases in college football, so home-field advantage doesn’t exist for them. Take ECU.
4:00 PM EST
TCU -9.5 over Iowa State (win)
TCU is one of the best teams in college football and will most likely get into the college football playoffs by remaining undefeated and winning the BIG 12 Title. Today the Horned Frogs must get past Iowa State if they want those dreams to come true. I’m not thrilled going with a team that covered at one of the highest rates over every team in college football, but there is a massive mismatch in this contest. TCU QB Max Duggan is the best player on the field and needs help finding many great targets to throw to. Kendre Miller is a great running back that complements the passing game well. Iowa State is below average with their offense, and I need to see how they will keep up today. The Cyclones have an excellent defense, but it won’t be enough against the high-powered Frogs’ offensive attack. Take TCU.
7:30 PM EST
Texas Tech +2.5 over Oklahoma (win)
In past seasons, we would call Texas Tech, a gimmick team, and they wouldn’t have a shot against more physical teams, but that is not the case anymore. Texas Tech can now win games with their ground attack. SaRodorick Thompson and Tahj Brooks are an excellent 1-2 punch. The Red Raiders are a well-balanced team on offense with a lot of confidence. The Sooners lack confidence, are not great on the road, and allow many passing yards. Tonight we go with the team riding high and who is capable of putting up a lot of points at home. Take Texas Tech