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San Diego State 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up

San Diego State 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring Fans and journalists didn’t get a good look at SDSU starting quarterback Quinn Kaehler this spring. He took very limited snaps due to a minor corrective surgery on his right elbow. But I’d definitely say Kaehler will be a strength next year for an SDSU offense that will go against the trend of the last four years and center on...

Bowling Green 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up

Bowling Green 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring It was a very exciting Spring practice for the Falcons.  Being defending MAC Champions would be exciting enough, but then add in the electric personality and offensive philosophy of Dino Babers, the new coach, and you have a fan base that is really charged up. BG lost 6 defensive starters from a unit that was #1 (15.9 PPG, best by...

Troy 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up

Troy 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring The team really has two strengths going into 2014 – the ability to run the ball and a great set of linebackers. In spring, a lot of the major contributors to the offensive line missed several practices with injuries (most not serious), but should they all be healthy in August, they bring plenty of experience. Every running back that...

Tulane 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up

Tulane 2014 spring football wrap up. Strengths & question marks coming out of spring Tulane’s strength is in its secondary. Lead by sophomore cornerback Lorenzo Doss, the ball hawking shutdown corner who had 7 interceptions last season, tied for second in the nation, the Green Wave will remain one of the better defensive teams when defending through the air. Freshman Nico Marley, though undersized, makes the linebacking...

The 2013 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Preview

In one of the more interesting non-BCS bowls of the season, Fresno State and Southern California will square off in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. The Trojans will be coached by an interim-interim head coach, Clay Helton. Helton is USC’s third coach of the 2013 season after Lane Kiffin was fired to start the year and interim coach Ed Orgeron turned in his resignation after being passed over for the permanent job. Helton...

Mountain West Conference Preview: Utah State at Fr...

The 24th-ranked Fresno State Bulldogs host the Utah State Aggies Saturday night in the first Mountain West championship game. I was really looking forward to this match-up and thought that despite Fresno State’s loss last week to San Jose State, we would still see an inflated line. I was really surprised when this game opened at Fresno State -3.5 at most sports betting sites like SportsBettingOnline.ag. I thought we’d...

Week 14: C-USA, MAC, and Sun Belt Quick Picks

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Below are my thoughts on the big Conference USA game between Marshall and ECU. I will have more plays up tomorrow, but I wanted to get this one out there with the early kickoff at noon on Friday. Good luck!   ECU +3.5 @ Marshall On Friday at noon, we get the game Conference USA has been waiting for, when East Carolina heads into West Virginia to take on Marshall. ECU is 9-2, and Marshall is...

Week 13: Let’s Go Bowling

Below are a trio of picks I like this weekend. As always, if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below. You can also ask me any questions or follow me on Twitter @Smithers513. Good luck! Tulsa @ Louisiana Tech +3.5 I’m going to be on Louisiana Tech for a couple of reasons. Tulsa has been a major disappointment this season, after being a popular pick to be a contender in the C-USA. The Golden Hurricanes...

Week 11: C-USA Feasting Favorites

Week 11: C-USA Feasting Favorites Hey guys, below are a trio of games that I like this weekend. If you’re looking for a sneaky underdog or a small favorite, this won’t be your cup of tea. As always, feel free to leave a question or comment. You can also follow me on Twitter @Smithers513. Good luck! UAB @ Marshall -23.5 At this point in the season, teams are who they are. UAB is just bad. The Blazers are 2-6 on the year, and...

Week 9: MACtion and C-USA Quick Picks

Hey guys. Below are some plays I like this week. As usual, if you have any comments or questions feel free to leave them below. You can also follow me on Twitter @Smithers513. Good luck! Marshall -8 @ Middle Tennessee The Thundering Herd will head to Middle Tennessee to face the Blue Raiders for a Thursday night prime time on Fox Sports 1. I normally hate playing road chalk, but this is a matchup I can’t pass on. Although...