Believe it or not, it’s only been about a month since American sports came back. August was just the appetizer portion of this heavenly sports buffet, and now it’s time for some main courses. Conference finals, pennant races, EPL, and most importantly God’s greatest gift to America – FOOTBALL.
Technically, the first Saturday of college was last weekend with an FCS matchup. There was a team from the Southland conference vs a team from the ‘Ohio Valley’ conference and the southerners were easy money. Today is the first Saturday of FBS college football and there’s some alright games to bet on.
Army -3.5 vs MTSU
Army is currently pounding the shit out of MTSU right now and that -3.5 was way too easy. I’m not sure why it’s taking too long for people to figure this out, but service academies are low key the best teams to get behind these days.
We’ve transitioned to a new era in America where previously all football players learned the wishbone in middle school, and now nobody learns it ever. Triple options are easy to defend if you’ve seen it enough times, but service academies are a problem because now most opponents are seeing it for the first time in their lives.
One interesting thing to note is that Army has had ZERO positive covid cases since they’ve started training, and they fully monitored all the transportation of MTSU to keep West Point safe. Pretty good discipline by the service academies.
It’s too late for this game, but now that I know I’m on a heater I’ll share the rest of my picks…
SMU -24.5 at Texas State
SMU broke out last season under first year coach Sonny Dykes, who previously coached at Berkley and LA Tech and is very underrated. He brought in a ton of transfers, including Texas QB Shane Beuchel, and stormed out to an 8-0 record and #15 ranking through October.
This newfound SMU success brings a dilemma to Dallas football fans. On the one hand, SMU students are annoying as fuck. There’s fun rich, and then there’s douchey rich. SMU students epitomize the latter.
On the other hand, inflated egos is part of what made Dallas the capital of the football universe. Fuck it. Until they start sucking again, I’m riding the Pony Express.
North Texas -22.5 vs Houston Baptist
The North Texas Mean Green have somewhat of a cult following in Dallas. They get a lot of pub locally because of the morning show of the legendary sports radio station 1310 The Ticket, as two former roommates of the university co-host the show.
UNT has sucked for most of its history, but they got really good in 2018 with a midget QB named Mason Fine. Last year, they fell off a bit as Fine had injuries, but head coach Seth Littrell still has the program more relevant than ever.
We’re gonna believe in the Mean Green, and say things like “let’s SEE UNT win a game today” as we post those tickets.
Memphis -18 vs Arkansas State
Memphis is the current king of the AAC, which is the most under appreciated conference in football. They will have a new head coach, as offensive guru Mike Norvell departed to Florida State (and nearly caused a player mutiny).
Ryan Silverfield is the new man in charge and it’s TBD on how that affects Memphis. He was the assistant head coach for Norvell, so there should be continuity and I’m riding the Tigers until further notice.
Enjoy your football!