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Week 5 Preview (9/24)

MAUKTOBER

Ty and Dan run through Cokegate at Michigan, more weird Jameis Winston news, and make their picks for a modest slate of Week 5 games. Plus, some Facebook comments, a Patriot League Lightning Round, an introduction to the Cats bump.

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NEWS 

Michigan had a deal where a customer could buy two coke products and get two tickets to the Michigan vs. Minnesota game. However, Michigan has since rescended the deal.

Charlie Strong dismissed the ninth player off of the Texas squad, the latest being offensive tackle Kennedy Estelle.

Jameis Winston is enthralled in an alleged extortion plot from the woman who he allegedly raped last year.

PICKS OF THE WEEK

UCLA (-4) at Arizona State: Dan says UCLA’s inconsistent offense may not be able to take advantage of a young and untested Arizona State defense. Ty says it’s a good opportunity for UCLA to get its offense going, and maybe gain some momentum. Ty locked up his pick.

Tennessee (+17) at Georgia: Ty finds it hard to see how Todd Gurley doesn’t gash the Volunteers defense. Dan believes Tennessee can keep it close for awhile, but are worn down by Georgia’s running game.

Arkansas (+9.5) at Texas A&M (AT&T Stadium): Chris the Capper makes this his pick of the week, taking the Razorbacks. Ty gives a little nugget that Arkansas is the third most efficient offense in the country, according to footballoutsiders.com. Dan is relying on the Texas A&M front-4 to play well, and if they can, the Aggies will be able to slow down Arkansas’ running game. Dan is also concerned about Arkansas not having a vertical threat on the outside.

Stanford (-8) at Washington: Chris the Capper going “double-barrel” lock this week, taking Washington and the points at home. Ty completely disagrees with Chris the Capper, noting Washington’s struggles with Hawaii, Georgia State and Eastern Washington. Dan is extremely excited about Washington’s defensive line, which he feels could be the difference-maker for the Huskies. Dan locks his pick up here. Sort of. Twice.

Cincinnati (+16) at Ohio State: Ty believes the Buckeyes will lean on their running game and a high-pressure defense to get past Cincy. Cincinnati’s worst aspect of its defense is the secondary, but Dan says he doesn’t think Ohio State is capable of taking advantage of that weakness.

Missouri (+5.5) at South Carolina: Ty has no idea how he feels about either team after both teams struggle last week against weak opponents. Dan likes South Carolina because it is playing at home, and because Mizzou is dealing with a lot of turnover on the lines.Ty comes around by focusing on how bad the South Carolina pass defense is.

Baylor (-21) at Iowa State: Ty notes that Paul Rhoads has a history of making these games closer than what they should be. If Iowa State covers, it will be by taking advantage of Baylor’s secondary. Dan says Ames, Iowa, can be difficult to navigate for road teams, but he also believes Iowa State might not be dynamic enough to stick with an explosive Baylor team.

Notre Dame (-12) vs. Syracuse (MetLife Stadium): Ty says Syracuse’s running game could keep the Orange in it with the Irish, and expects a close game. Dan agrees that Syracuse’s offense could be successful against Notre Dame.

Texas (-13.5) at Kansas: Dan locking this one up, because he is looking for the comedic stylings of a Jayhawk upset bid.

REGULAR LIGHTNING ROUND 

Northwestern (+9.5) at Penn State

Minnesota (+12) at Michigan

Florida State at N.C. State: Possible Clemson-ing!

Colorado at Cal

North Carolina at Clemson

Duke at Miami

Oregon State at USC

PATRIOT LEAGUE LIGHTNING ROUND 

Georgetown at Colgate: Dan and Ty both siding with the live Bulldog mascot.

Monmouth at LeHigh: Ty still sticks with the terrible Mountainhawks. Dan disagrees because he’s been to the Monmouth race track.

Fordham at Holy Cross: Dan feels like the Crossaders won’t be able to rebound from last week’s blowout loss to Harvard, and Ty agrees.

Wagner at Lafayette: Ty loves Bob Applesmith and will therefore pick Lafayette. Dan agrees.

Cornell at Bucknell: Dan and Ty take the Big Biz over the Big Red.

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