|Doc's NCAA Saturday Trifecta – 3 pack|
4 Unit Play. Take #204 TCU Horned Frogs over Ohio State Buckeyes (8p.m., Saturday, September 15 ABC) This is the game that Ohio State will miss having Urban Meyer on the sidelines. This is a defacto home game for TCU since this game is be playing in Arlington and TCU is located in Fort Worth. TCU got off to a slow start against SMU last week but turned it on in the second half and they clearly had an eye on this game. The Frogs will have a coaching advantage in this game and I just do not see them losing by double digits. Ohio State has yet to be tested and I feel this game will go down to the wire. We will grab the points in this contest.
4 Unit Play. Take #206 Utah Utes over Washington Huskies (10p.m., Saturday, September 15 ESPN) I believe Utah is the team to beat in the PAC-12 South and getting points with them at home is a prime opportunity for a big play. Washington will be traveling for the second time in three weeks to open the season and this will be another hostile environment. Utah is 6-3 ATS as a home underdog and had Washington beat last year in Seattle before a late rally by the Huskies allowed them to emerge victorious. Washington is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. Utah is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing during the month of September.
4 Unit Play. Take #210 San Diego State Aztecs over Arizona State Sun Devils (10:30p.m., Saturday, September 15 CBSSN) Everyone is drinking the Herm Edwards Kool-Aid after beating Michigan State last week and I feel this number is inflated. SDSU won in Tempe last year by double digits and I feel they have a good chance to win this game straight-up. Arizona State has Washington on deck and playing at his half empty stadium is always a touch task to get the adrenalin flowing. SDSU is not as strong as they have been in the past couple of years but they still play sound football and like to control the game with a strong running attack and solid defense and that should be able to chip away at the clock and keep them in this game for 60 minutes. ASU is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against MWC teams. SDSU is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following an ATS loss in their previous game.