College Cappers: Picking Winners Week 9
College Cappers: Picking Winners Week 9

This article is part of our College Capper series.

Chris' Picks

Just when I think I can't be worse, I step up and prove myself wrong. 0-5 last week has me 2-13 over the last three weeks. That's truly impressive when you think about it. Let's see if I can sink further into the abyss, and win y'all some money by doing the obvious, fading.

Army -9 vs. San Jose State

The Black Knights, who are 0-4 ATS and 1-3 SU since Sep. 21, need a get-well game and get one here. We know they run the ball, ranking ninth nationally a 254.6 rushing yards per game, which sets them up for success against San Jose State. The Spartans rank 124th against the run and allowed 382 yards and five scores to a reasonably similar Air Force offense earlier in the year. Mix in the cross-country trip and noon kickoff, and this could get ugly for San Jose State.

Troy +1 at Georgia State

GSU has averaged 279.0 yards per game while scoring 10 times on the ground during their three-game winning streak. Prior to that, they dropped two to lowly Texas State and Western Michigan by a combined 50 points, rushing for just one score and 207 yards per game. I'm banking on Troy's run defense, which ranks 11th nationally, to bottle up the Panthers. Missouri put up a season-high 165 yards against the Trojans, and no other opponent has averaged better than 3.03 yards per carry. A 20th-ranked passing attack that leads to a 33rd scoring offense,

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Chris Bennett
Bennett covers baseball, college football and college basketball for RotoWire. Before turning to fantasy writing, he worked in scouting/player development for the Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos. He's also a fan of the ACC.
Greg Vara
Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the FSWA Golf Writer of the Year in 2005 and 2013. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.
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