Vegas Vic’s NCAA Best Bets – Can Ohio State get rolling?

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It’s been a crazy season so far in college football. Check out the picks for the games this week from Vegas Vic:

Maryland (+33) at Ohio State
Another week, another ugly win for the Buckeyes. Ohio State had three turnovers and 109 yards in penalties in a narrow win over Indiana last week and managed just two field goals in four trips inside the red zone. Ezekiel Elliott bailed out the Bucks with TD runs of 55, 65 and 75 yards. Maryland has been outscored 73-6 in its last two games

Vic’s pick: Ohio State.

Indiana (+7) at Penn State
The Indiana offense is among the best in the nation and the Hoosiers were a heartbeat away from upsetting number one Ohio State last week. Penn State’s defense has been strong all season but the Nittany Lions’ top rusher, Saquon Barkley, is questionable for this game.

Vic’s pick: Indiana.

Oklahoma at Texas (+16.5)
Texas is off to its worst start in 60 years and the Longhorns are 115th in the nation in pass defense. Oklahoma is averaging 42 points per game and Sooner quarterback Baker Mayfield is averaging 358 yards passing per contest. This one could get ugly.

Vic’s pick: Oklahoma.

Northwestern (+7.5) at Michigan
Two of the country’s best defenses collide in Ann Arbor. Northwestern is allowing just 7 points per game while the Wolverines are giving up only 7.6. The Wildcats are trying to start 6-0 for the first time in 53 years and Michigan has won the last four games in the series.

Vic’s pick: Northwestern.

Navy (+14) at Notre Dame
The Midshipmen are unbeaten on the season and are rolling up 340 rushing yards per game with their triple option offense. Navy has won 10 of its last 11 games with that lone loss coming against the Irish. Notre Dame must win out to have a shot at the playoffs.

Vic’s pick: Navy.

Wisconsin (+1.5) at Nebraska
Two disappointing teams meet in Lincoln with the Huskers are still smarting from last year’s 35-point loss to the Badgers. Wisconsin loves to run but Nebraska allows just 85 rushing yards per contest. Badger quarterback Joel Stave had four turnovers in a loss to Iowa last week.

Vic’s pick: Nebraska.

Arkansas (+16.5) at Alabama
Bama bounced back from a loss to Ole Miss with a 38-10 thrashing of Georgia last week. These two teams played a one-point game last year but Arkansas is banged up and the Crimson Tide has won the last eight games between the two teams.

Vic’s pick: Alabama.

Oklahoma State (+6.5) at West Virginia
Oklahoma State rallied from a 15-point deficit to stun Kansas State last week. The Cowboys have the country’s 12th best passing offense, averaging 345 yards per game through the air. But watch out for the West Virginia defense, which allows just 16.8 points per contest and has 10 interceptions.

Vic’s pick: West Virginia.

Florida at Missouri (+3)
A big letdown spot for Florida as the Gators are coming off a rout of previously unbeaten Ole Miss. Missouri has the SEC’s best defense and thrashed Florida 42-13 last year.

Vic’s pick: Missouri.

California (+7.5) at Utah
This one should be a shootout. Cal’s Jared Goff has already thrown for 15 touchdowns and has four, 300-yard games for the unbeaten Golden Bears. Unbeaten and fifth-ranked Utah put up 62 points in a victory over Oregon. The Utes are strong on defense and have yet to allow more than 24 points in a game.

Vic’s pick: Utah

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