Friday, September 07, 2007

Crystal Ball

Jody Demling, Louisville Courier-Journal: The 'Book. A nice 6-3 record against the number to open the season. Now can Kentucky get past Kent State?

Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News: A tad slow out of the gate with a 2-3 opening week. This week he's riding the Washington bandwagon.

Double D, Boston Herald: Coming off a 7-5 week. ... As if a night game on national TV in front of 100,000-plus hostile fans were a big enough challenge for Jimmy Clausen, now comes word the famed Double D is picking against the Fighting Irish.

Lonnie White, Los Angeles Times: Over the last three seasons, Rutgers has a sub-par 6-7 record against the spread, and since 1992, the Scarlet Knights are 7-9 against the spread when they've been favored between 10.5 and 21 points.

The Quad, New York Times: Pete Thamel, Thayer Evans and Connor Ennis break down five games, including Texas Christian at Texas.

Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: His Big 12 selections are at the bottom of his conference insider.

Phil Steele: His top-25 forecast: Some stormy weather for Boise State in Seattle.

Kansas City Star: The paper's panel of experts give their opinions on Saturday's games.

New York Post: Saturday's heroes tackle the spread.

For the latest numbers, go to Doc's Sports.

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