Of course Ohio State is completely alive and undefeated, but if Penn State can pull the upset in Columbus, they will be back on a track to sneak into the B1G Title game and get to the CFP with some help.
I have said for two months now that the Buckeyes are the best team in the country. LSU has made inroad in a 1-a 1-b type situation, but Ohio State just gets you in every direction.
That being said, Penn State has the weapons to hang with the Bucks and while I don't see them winning this game, they are definitely going to keep this within reason and 18 points is just too many my friends.
Load up on the Nittany Lions and get your day started off with a shebang da bang!
SMU blew a golden opportunity a few weeks ago in that crazy finish at Memphis to get to a New Years bowl game, but they still are the type of team that can blast you and can still get to a solid bowl game if they win out.
They also still have an outside chance at getting to the AAC title game if they win out and Memphis loses one. So look for a focused Mustangs team to come into Navy-Marine Core Memorial Stadium against a team that had their doors blown off last week at Notre Dame and definitely has to be questioning themselves.
SMU is the more talented team and they will show that as they slowly put away the Midshipmen in their own yard.
I was 2-1 on my picks for Week 12 of the College Football season, see the picks by clicking here.
NEBRASKA AT MARYLAND
LINE: NEBRASKA -4
DTM PICK: NEBRASKA -4
This season has definitely not gone the way it was supposed to for Huskers head coach Scott Frost in year two in Lincoln.
They have simply been an insanely inconsistent team that has grasped for straws at times and at others looked like they were making serious progress.
This is a MUST WIN game for Nebraska if they want to have a chance to get to a bowl game, luckily for them its against an even more inconsistent Maryland team.
I have zero faith in the Terrapins right now and Nebraska has more talent on both sides of the ball.
Look for this to be tight early on, but by the second half the better team in Nebraska will pull away and likely win this by double digits.
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