All of the AP top 25 priority teams won last week, so credit our judges as they still racked up some worse wins. Missouri finally ended Dan Mullen in Florida with a 24-23 defeat and capped it off with some next-level Star Wars trolling. That also puts Zac Al-Khateed in the lead as we enter our final week here at the Under Body Challenge.
Zac won 9.5 points with the Missouri pick, as Florida was favored for 9.5 points. Each week, each expert picks three games and can earn points if their weak team makes it through. Our win rate is 35 percent which will probably win you money betting on cash flow at FanDuel.com
Cavalry week tends to create some turmoil on its own as heightened emotions can lead to bad results (which is welcome). Here is our leaderboard as we close out the competition.
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Bill Bender, lead college football writer
North Carolina (+5.5) vs. NC State
The line has dropped by one point, a sign that bettors know the Tar God has won in the last two meetings in a blowout fashion. This could be Sam Howell’s last game, and North Carolina has a chance to wipe out Duke, Wake Forest and NC State. Even in football, that’s one thing.
State of Florida (+2.5) on Florida
This match was once in the top 10 TV must watch. Now, it is to see who will qualify the bowl. Dan Mullen was fired this week, and the Seminoles have shown steady improvement since a disastrous start. It was going to be an interesting match, but the Seminoles came through with a last-minute win.
South Carolina (+11.5) vs Clemson
Neither team is ranked, but the Gamecocks have won 5-1 at home this season and have built momentum under freshman coach Shane Beamer with season-ending wins over Florida and Auburn. Clemson is the better team and is looking for a seventh straight win in the series in this sizzling state. It will be closer to the spread.
Mike DeCourcy, Senior Writer
Boston College (+4.5) vs Wake Forest number 18
I’ve mentioned before, in other locations, that my best friend is a dentist who I trust more on football matters than a lot of people – probably most people – make a living playing sports. this sport. He’s smitten with BC midfielder Phil Jurkovec. Having seen him play in high school in the Pittsburgh area, can’t understand why Brian Kelly preferred Ian Book to him at Notre Dame, now believes the Steelers should do whatever they can to get Jurkovec, perhaps. is in the 2023 draft. He’s clearly not coming back to himself after an injury that was supposed to end his season (but didn’t). But he’s shown lightning, and Wake’s defense has been looking strong lately.
Tulsa (+6.5) at SMU
Maybe all Tulsa is doing here is just covering up. Because playing well against the best opponent – and then losing – seems to be what Golden Hurricane does best this season. They led Ohio State No. 2 CF(I) just 13-6 and 20-10 in the third quarter with a 41-20 defeat. They fell 14-12 at halftime and only lost 28-20 to No. 4 Cincinnati after the Bearcats erected many of the stadiums in the shape of a diamond at the last minute. So that might be what’s going on here, another dramatic attempt, another empty afternoon. But SMU could be broken after what the Bearcats did to them last weekend. Mustangs may lose momentum after that.
Michigan (+8.5) vs Ohio State
It has to end at some point, right? I mean, if we keep calling this a competition, the “Game,” all of that, then Michigan has to win sometimes, right? The Buckeyes won 8 in a row, 15 in 16 before and 17 in 19 before 19. At this point, this isn’t even a story about the most important opponents in college football, let alone all sports, what if one side treated the other like a throw rug? Playing at home, with the best roster of the past decade, Michigan must have its place here. Oh, and did I mention that Bender can’t catch me on the Under Challenge leaderboard wins? I should borrow Desmond Howard’s Heisman pose to celebrate.
Bill Trocchi, Senior Editor
Army (+3.5) at Liberty
I’m not a big believer in Liberty this year, and last week’s 42-14 loss to Louisiana helped me. The Army has won three in a row after that wild 70-56 loss to Wake Forest and still has Navy forces on the horizon. The Knights were gathered and ready to ignite the Flame.
North Carolina (+5.5) at NC State
NC State has a chance to win in the Atlantic, but this is where the strange rivalry comes in. UNC has had a disappointing season, but it could salvage things with an upset over its opponents. Full-back Sam Howell healed his bruised body last week while Heels beat Wofford. Heels won their third straight win over Bang.
State of Florida (+ 2.5) in Florida
Florida State is regrouping a bit, but the three-point wins over Miami and BC are barely inspiring. This is a pick against the shipwreck that the Gators have made over the past few weeks. Hard to see them reunited with a team that is still together and moving forward.
Zac Al-Khateeb, Content Producer
Miss 9 Ole (+2.5) in Mississippi State
The Rebels are one win away from reaching their first 10 wins of the season since 2015, just beating the Bulldogs to get there. Lane Kiffin’s offense hasn’t delivered the brilliant numbers it did in the first half of the season, but the defense has noticed slack in the Rebels’ three-game winning streak, averaging 16, 7 points per game in wins. overtaking Liberty, 11 Texas A&M and Vanderbilt. Mike Leach’s offense will make Ole Miss more afflicted, but expect the Rebels to put together a complete overall performance to win.
10th Oklahoma (+3.5) in 7th place Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State is playing arguably the best ball of the Big 12, and has won tickets to its Big 12 championship game. In that sense, the Cowboys have no pressure on this game…other than beating the Sooners for the first time since 2014. Will rely on Caleb Williams and Co to get past Jim Knowles’ defense, but it’s worth knowing. The Sooners have not scored less than 33 points in Bedlam since 2012. If Lincoln Riley can commit this offense, it could turn into a shootout. And it’s hard to play the Sooners in a shootout.
Kentucky (+2.5) in Louisville
Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has done a tremendous job with this Wildcats, putting his team in contention for 10 wins a year after going through 5-6. The first hurdle to overcome is that the Louisville team has lost this match in both of their last two meetings. Cardinals midfielder Malik Cunningham, who has a total of 12 touchdowns and no interceptions in his last two games, could be the best player on the pitch. The Wildcats have dropped a lot of points for strong offense this season, but look for this group to get ahead in the head-to-head showdown.