Ty and Dan discuss Oregon’s road test, Northwestern’s let-down spot, Tyler Murphy in Baton Rouge, Texas Comedy Day and make picks for all of the relevant Week Seven action. Plus, darkhorse selection committee candidates, 90s TV families, rival Clemsonings, and inconvenient baby showers.
Road Warriors (10/9)
Ty and Dan go through some news before getting into the games. They discuss Condi Rice as a candidate for the college football playoff selection committee, Dan gives his take on Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla leaving the program and they bring up Virginia Tech’s date with Tennessee in 2016 at the Bristol Motor Speedway.
Rutgers at Louisville: Both of the guys can’t resist the allure of Louisville, especially during at Thursday night home game.
Missouri at Georgia: Ty floats Missouri’s superiority in total offensive numbers, but the Tigers haven’t really played anyone five games into the season. Dan says the game feels shootout-y and Ty thinks if you bet on Georgia you’ll be sweating it out. Dan takes the Missouri and the points.
Texas vs. Oklahoma: David Ashe is out and Case McCoy is in. Ty thinks Oklahoma could load up the box to stop the run and trust its corners to play man-to-man. Dan is confident in Bob Stoops to out duel Mack Brown.
South Carolina at Arkansas: What should we make of the Gamecocks with the Jadeveon Clowney hoopla? Dan says he has no reason not to believe Clowney was legitimately injured before the Kentucky game. Ty is tempted to go Arkansas straight up, but takes them plus the points. Dan is feeling like South Carolina could realize its full potential after people have counted them out.
Florida at LSU: The guys ponder how many points LSU can put up on Florida and how much success Tyler Murphy will have during his first road outing. Dan and Ty both take LSU in a lower scoring affair.
Baylor at Kansas State: The line on this game opened at 10 and immediately jumped to 19. Dan is worried about Baylor on the road and, despite his better judgment, brings in emotional and historical factors, taking Kansas State plus the points. Ty is afraid Baylor is getting a lot of love before they’ve been tested, much like West Virginia early in last year’s season. He initially takes Baylor, but goes back and takes Kansas State with the line as large as it is.
Northwestern at Wisconsin: Chris the Capper calls in and takes Wisconsin -10. Is this another application of Bruce Feldman’s “Body Blow Theory?” Dan thinks there’s too much stacked against the Wildcats pointing to a letdown game. Ty agrees that this is a massive letdown spot for Northwestern and locks up the Badgers.
Oregon at Stanford: Dan is very nervous for this game. He goes with Oregon, saying they matchup nicely against the Huskies, but says nay to a track meet. Big Balls Dan locks it up. Ty points out that Oregon is 8-1-1 against the spread when playing Washington in the last 10 meetings. He also says he wants to see Oregon play a full game and that it covers the 14 points.
Michigan at Penn State: Ty is totally confused by the line with Michigan coming to State College a 2 point favorite. Ty says don’t buy into the hype around the Penn State defense and doesn’t think they’ll have an answer for Devin Gardner. He takes Michigan plus the points. Dan goes with the home dog due to Michigan’s mediocrity.
Stanford at Utah: Ty gets the feeling that the Utes could sneak in a backdoor cover, but thinks Stanford ultimately bowls over Utah. Dan also believes the Cardinal will run away with this one.
Texas A&M at Ole Miss: Dan doesn’t see Ole Miss and Dr. Bo Wallace hanging with A&M for four quarters. Ty is hesitant to go with A&M because of the amount of road favorites he’s selected this week. He rides it out with Ole Miss.
The guys close the show with Katie the Capper’s picks, a Patriot League lightening round and a few emails.