Really has won its previous 41 against opponents using the loss coming in 1921. The Buckeyes have won something similar to 32 straight games played at noon ET. They are 16-point favorites in BetOnline. Ohio State holds a 14-2 edge in the series.
But, we believe Cincinnati can keep this under the total of 55.5 although the above is a small favorite. Former Ohio State player/defensive coordinator/interim head trainer Luke Fickell coachs UC. UCLA is shut down by his defense last week, 24-14.
The Bruins have one of their better minds in college football in Coach Chip Kelly, although I am not planning to compare UCLA into Ohio State. Plus they have a quarterback who is at least a reasonable facsimile of OSU’s Justin Fields at Dorian Thompson-Robinson. He was an awful 8-for-26 for 156 yards with two picks last week (didn’t have 2 touchdowns).
Last year, Cincinnati led the American Athletic Conference in total defense, scoring defense and rushing defense, completing No. 9 in the FBS in scoring defense. Ten of the best 15 tacklers are back.
Last week at a 45-21 win over Florida Atlantic, Ohio State’s offense got a bit sloppy after a 28-0 lead however, the defense played well during. Anticipate UC to use a lot of running back Michael Warren II to consume the clock and maintain Fields & Co. off the area.
Free NCAAF Pick: Under 55.5 at BetOnline
Saturday, 12 PM ET, Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina
The season of south Carolina is in trouble — and weather could play a element in this game depending on which Hurricane Dorian really does. The threat of Hurricane Dorian led its campus to close down . Hence the football team is remaining in Charlotte, N.C., and commuting daily to USC’s campus at Columbia for coaching, scouting, game-planning, etc..
The Gamecocks were 24-20 losers in Charlotte in Week 1 to that which was a poor North Carolina group this past year. Making things worse quarterback Jake Bentley was missing indefinitely into a foot injury. He has started 33 games in his USC career and has been 16-for-30 for 142 yards with 2 picks and a TD from the loss to UNC. He will be replaced with freshman Ryan Hilinski. He’s a recruit from California but has to take a snap.
My guess is Coach Will Muschamp gets Hilinski out from there as soon as possible on Saturday because next week that the Gamecocks have their main home game of their SEC schedule with No. 2 Alabama in city. It managed only 13 points at FCS school Furman in a loss last week, although I’ll confess I don’t know much about Charleston Southern.
Totally free NCAAF Choose: Under 50 in 5Dimes
Saturday in Aloha Stadium at Halawa, Hawaii
Per usual when Hawaii is at home, this can be the game of the week having a kickoff right before midnight Saturday. Additionally, it has among the greatest totals on the board at 78.5. Makes a sense. Hawaii is a fantastic offensive team with a quarterback in Cole McDonald.
The Rainbow Warriors were off last week, upsetting seeing with Arizona 45-38 in Week 0. You may recall as time expired Wildcats QB Khalil Tate was ceased in the UH 1-yard-line. The Wildcats had 10 plays that went for 20 or more yards. McDonald threw for 378 yards and four touchdowns. Pretty good, right? Because he was picked off four times However he was pulled. But, McDonald is still the starter of the team.
Oregon State remains one of the Electricity 5 summit teams on defense. This past year, the Beavers rated 129th of 130 FBS schools in allowing 45.7 points per game (Hawaii not all that much better at 35.4). Last week, the Beavers were blasted for 52 points at a 16-point home loss to Oklahoma State, which had been breaking in a new quarterback in redshirt freshman Spencer Sanders. He finished 79.2 percent of the throws and also the Pokes gained 555 yards of crime (7.3 yards per play). Consider what McDonald might do against this defense.
Totally free NCAAF Pick: Over 78.5 at BookMaker