Iowa at Arizona
This is a great match up: a potent Arizona offense going up against a tough Iowa defense. Don't overlook the Arizona defense, which hasn't given up a TD this season.
Vegas: Iowa by 1.5 John: Arizona 24 Iowa 21
Arizona State at Wisconsin
The Devils have a good defense and a questionable offense. Can the defense slow down Wisconsin's 250 pound RB John Clay?
Vegas: Wisconsin by 14 John: Wisconsin 27 ASU 14
Cal at Nevada
The Bears have been unstoppable against consecutive weak opponents. Nevada may be in the WAC, but they are a big step up in competition. This won't be an easy game for Cal. If you like watching the running game tune in for this one because these are two of the better running teams in the country. This game is being played in Reno and has upset written all over it.
Vegas: Cal by 3 John: Nevada 31 California 28
Wake Forest at Stanford
The Cards are a big favorite, but keep in mind Wake beat them last season. This one is being played in Palo Alto, so I don't think you are going to see a repeat of that second half letdown from 2009.
Vegas: Stanford by 17 John: Stanford 33 Wake Forest 17
Houston at UCLA
The Bruins looked terrible last week and I don't see anything on the horizon that is going to change. Houston QB Case Keenum is out with a concussion, but UCLA will not be able to stop the Cougar running game or score enough points to stay in this one.
Vegas: Houston by 3 John: Houston 27 UCLA 14
USC at Minnesota
The Trojans haven't looked very good in victories over Hawaii and Virginia. Minnesota is terrible and is coming off of loss to FCS South Dakota. If the Trojans struggle to win this week it means they are going to be in trouble when conference play opens. Too much youth on defense for the Gophers to contend on Saturday.
Vegas: USC by 12 John: USC 42 Minnesota 14
Washington State at SMU
The Cougars beat the Ponies at home last season so you would figure with much of the returning cast back for both teams, the boys in Vegas would call this a little closer, though the Cougs haven't impressed yet this season. SMU has a potent passing attack so this one could get ugly early.
Vegas: SMU by 23.5 John: SMU 45 WSU 17
Louisville at Oregon State
The Cardinals are in rebuilding mode so the Beavers shouldn't have much of a problem with them at home. Look for the Rodgers brothers to put up some big numbers.
Vegas: OSU by 19.5 John: OSU 48 Louisville 17
Portland State at Oregon
I feel sorry for Nigel Burton because there is no way the Vikings can compete with these guys. This is a real tough way to pick up a paycheck.
Vegas: No Line John: Oregon 70 PSU 3