Nice start to the gambling season last week going 2-0 in our plays against Tulane and the under in the NC State vs So Carolina game. Enough self high-fives, lets go get that bookie money.....
#3 Southern Cal Trojans (-8) at #8 Ohio State Buckeyes (O/U 45)
Plain and simple, The Horseshoe at Ohio State is a tough place to play. Freshman USC QB Matt Barkley joked this week that the toughest crowd he's ever faced was when some parents got out of hand at a 7th grade youth game. Buckeye fans aren't laughing. That place will be a drunken mess tonight at 8:00 et. But Trojan Head Coach Pete Carroll knows this and won't put additional pressure on Barkley to make big plays. Instead, Carroll will look to his running game to carry the offense. On the flip side, the agile Buckeye QB Terrell Pryor runs the show for Ohio State. USC can't gameplan for a guy as diverse as Pryor and won't see another quaterback as athletic the rest of the season. Barkley's inexperience forces USC to play conservative against a stingy Ohio State run defense. Pryor's ability to make plays out of the pocket will give the USC defense fits. Bottom line: Big 10 football sucks and OSU is notorious for losing big games. But they will cover the 8 point spread.
THE PICK: USC 21, Ohio State 16