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Betting the Big 12: Week 3 COLLEGE GAMEDAY Edition

The Boys from Bristol are Coming to Our City!

Get Ready for College Ames Day!!

Multiple Big 12 teams slaughtered their non-conference cupcake schedule in week two, as five teams beat their opponents by an average of 47 points.

But all eyes were feasted upon Matthew McConaughey and the Texas Longhorns versus LSU. On prime-time television, UT’s defense failed to slow down the passing attack of Joe Burrow, and lost by a score of 38-45. My monopoly money pocket book also went down with that game, as I went 1 for 3 in week two.

This week’s matchups continue in the non-conference, as Baylor sits out, but all other programs face much tougher opponents (including 7 of 9 on the road). The biggest game of them all is none other than Iowa State and Iowa with ESPN’s College GameDay making their inaugural appearance in AMES, IOWA!

Here is Week 3 of Betting the Big 12

FRIDAY September 13th GAMES

Kansas (1-1) at Boston College (2-0) | 6:00 P.M. on ACC Network | Boston College -20.5

The Jayhawks dropped an egg last week losing to lowly Coastal Carolina by a score of 12-7. It was quite pathetic, as the Les Miles struggle bus is stuck in park. This week is no different, as BC carries with them a strong defense and behemoth in running back AJ Dillon. I expect a beatdown by four or more scores.

SATURDAY September 14th GAMES

Kansas State (2-0) at Mississippi State (2-0) | 11:00 A.M. on ESPN | Mississippi State -7.5

To steal a page from the Colin Cowherd playbook, K-State is the ultimate FAKE ID team. They simply haven’t played anybody, but people think they are good after rolling over their first two opponents by a combined score of 101-14. The Bulldogs of Mississippi State are a legit program, with better talent, better coaching, and this game will be played in the redneck south.

I just don’t see anyway K-State keeps this game close. Give me the Bulldogs by two or more TDs.

TCU (1-0) at Purdue (1-1) | 6:30 P.M. on Big Ten Network | Purdue -2

Oklahoma v TCU
GP is ready for a fight
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This will be one of the best games to watch on Saturday. The offensive prowess of Jeff Brohm and Purdue against defensive scientist Gary Patterson at TCU. I think on paper that TCU has the roster advantage, but Purdue gets to play on their home turf.

Doesn’t matter – I think TCU will punch them in the mouth, and win with physicality. The spread is hard to take here, so take TCU if it gets above a field goal, otherwise slide in on the moneyline.

#5 Oklahoma (2-0) at UCLA (0-2) | 7:00 P.M. on FOX | OU -21

Year two of the Chip Kelly era started as well as the Vodka Sam experiment ended. After losing to Cincy in week 1, they followed that up with an abysmal showing against San Diego State. The Sooners meanwhile have been just toying with their opponents, putting up 119 points in two weeks.

Ouch. I feel for Paul Rhoads and his secondary, as Jalen Hurts will make them look like fools. Give me OU big.

#12 Texas (1-1) at Rice (0-2) | 7:00 P.M. On CBS Sports Network | Texas -30.5

The Longhorns look to bounce back after their loss to LSU, and welcome in a fantastic slump-buster in Rice. Believe it or not, before Tom Herman came to Iowa State he was calling plays at – you guessed it, RICE.

Too bad he won’t be very kind against the Owls, as UT looks to add style points, and will absolutely dominate their way to a big win.

Texas Tech (2-0) at Arizona (1-1) | 9:30 P.M. on ESPN | Texas Tech -3

Teams that have traveled for late night games in Arizona tend to leave on a death bed. After Arizona lost a heartbreaker in week one to Hawaii, they bounced back routing Northern Arizona 65-41.

This game will have more points than the Monstars in Space Jam. The over/under is set at 73, and I expect it to increase as the week goes on. Tech hasn’t missed a beat along the way, but I’m guessing the new coaching staff of Matt Wells will stub their toe in this one.

I’ll take the Wildcats in this one, resiliently.

Here are my best bets for Week THREE of the 2019 Season

North Carolina State (2-0) at West Virginia (1-1) | 11:00 A.M. on FS1 | NC State -6.5


This Mountaineer team is bad, most recently losing to Mizzou by 31 in week two. They have struggled out of the gate, and it is clear that the Neal Brown tenure will take a while to come together. The Wolfpack carry with them another strong D, and will slow down the Mountaineer attack.

This spread is begging me to take it, and I will, with NC State for 1 Unit ($100k) giving 6.5 points.

Oklahoma State (2-0) at Tulsa (1-1) | 2:30 P.M. CST on ESPN2 | OSU -14

The fighting Gundy Mullets know how to put points on the scoreboard, as the three-headed monster of quarterback Spencer Sanders, running back Chuba Hubbard and receiver Tylan Wallace is one of the most lethal in the entire conference.

The Golden Hurricane of Tulsa have been subpar in 2019, and I just don’t see them being able to slow down the Pokes.

Give me OSU as I will swallow the 14 points for 2 Units ($200k).

#19 Iowa (2-0) at Iowa State (1-0) | 3:00 P.M. on FS1 | Iowa State -1

ESPN’s GAMEDAY is finally making their way to AMES! This will be a weekend to remember (or black out and not remember). Either way I expect an absolutely electric atmosphere, with two quality teams fighting in a defensive slugfest.

Throw out the first few games. This is a rivalry contest, and anything can happen. We have been witnesses of crazy outcomes, and this year is no different.

The spread currently favors the Clones by 1, but I foresee the public’s money going towards Iowa, moving the line slightly in their favor.

Doesn’t matter, take the Cyclones. All of it, every last dime. You heard it hear first, (and will see more in my preview), but I’m confident that Campbell and company will have his team ready to play.

Give me the Cyclones +1 for all the marbles and FIVE UNITS. That’s right I’m putting half a million on the line, $500k for the Cyclones.

How about them cojones!

2019 WRNL College Football Betting Results

Begin the Year with $1,000,000

Week 1: 2 for 3, PLUS $80k

Week 2: 1 for 3, MINUS $65k

Running Total $1,015,000