To illustrate the point about CFN and the point spreads.College Football News prognosticator Pete something or another predicted that Tech would win a barn burner 38-34. This is interesting to me because CFN in general and that guy in particular seldom and I mean very seldom go against the spread. That said, I am sticking with Pitt winning and covering. IIWII
Miami vs. UVA
Pete is picking the Canes to win 37-34 but not cover the 4 point spread.
FSU vs Syracuse
Pete is picking Syracuse to win in a straight upset 27-23 even though FSU is favored by 5. (Upon closer examination, he simply does not think FSU is any good and Syracuse will pound them running the ball)
NC State vs La. Tech
Pete is going with State to win but not cover the 20 point spread due to a Clemson hangover
Clemson vs. BC
Pete is picking Clemson to win but not cover the 15 point spread. He believes the spread is way too much even though BC lost their quarterback but is 4-0 on the season. Pete not impressed goes with Tigers
Louisville vs Wake
Pete is all in on Wake being the real deal winning 34-24 and covering the 7 point spread. He is not all that enamored with Louisville's flashy offense.
UNC vs. Duke
Pete thinks the Tar Heels will get well against Duke's anemic defense winning 44 to 27 with Howell throwing for a gabillion yards...again but not covering the generous 19 point spread.
GT vs Pitt
Pete is taking Tech in a straight upset 38-34 in spite of the 3 point spread in favor of Pitt. Reading a bit between the lines...it would appear that he believes the key is the Tech ground game. Run the ball and keep it out of Pickett's hands is a winning combination for Tech. He also believes this game will go deep into the fourth quarter with the winner being the team who can muster a last drive for a winning TD. He also thinks it will be an exciting game to watch for fans. Not so much for opposing coaches. IIWII