Faithful reader, there's no excuse for this putrid column this week. I've spent countless hours and company money watching Lost Season 6 and reading about the episodes online. As a result, I don't have much analysis to offer. I have predictions and one line off-the-cuff analyses after the jump. Think of it as the Twitter preview.
Vanderbilt @ UConn (-10.5) 11:00 ESPN3
Prediction: UConn 21 Vanderbilt 16
10.5 points is a lot against an SEC school, even if that school is Vandy.
Tulane @ Rutgers (-20) 1:00 ESPN3
Prediction: Rutgers 27 Tulane 10
See above, but insert [ANYONE] for Vanderbilt when it comes to Rutgers getting 20 points.
Florida International @ Pittsburgh (-16) 2:30 ESPN3
Prediction: Pittsburgh 26 FIU 17
FIU has played Rutgers, Texas A$M and Maryland fairly close and Pitt can't score.
Louisville (-6.5) @ Arkansas St 6:00 ESPN3
Louisville 31 Arkansas St 17
Me likes Charlie Strong and Arkie St has struggled on defense.
Notre Dame (-1.5) @ Boston College 7:00 ESPN Gameplan
Notre Dame 21 Boston College 13
BC's offense is wretched so ND gets an unwatchable win.
Saturday's Zoloft Special - Syracuse gets a break via the bye
Florida Atlantic @ USF (-20) 6:00 ESPN3
USF 27 FAU 16
There's nothing to suggest USF won't sleepwalk through this game like they last week against the Fightin' Bubba Sparks.
West Virginia, Syracuse, Cincinnati
Last Week: 7-0 straight up, 3-4 ATS
Year to Date: 16-3 straight up, 9-10 ATS