College Cappers: Picking Winners Week 12
College Cappers: Picking Winners Week 12

This article is part of our College Capper series.

Chris' Picks

A second straight 3-2 week? What's gotten into me? Sad that that's the level of success I'm now content with, but it's just been that kind of year. I like a lot of underdogs this week but don't have the guts to officially take them as I'm scratching to end with a respectable record. They include Navy (+7.5) at Notre Dame, Missouri (+7.5) vs. Florida, Syracuse (+10.5) at Duke and, shockingly, UMass (+40.5) at Northwestern. Favorites I like include Virginia Tech (-5.5) at Georgia Tech, Clemson (-34.5) vs. Wake Forest and Ohio State (-52.5) at Rutgers.

Louisville (-4) at North Carolina State

This looks like a matchup of two teams going in different directions. Yes, Louisville's defense remains porous as evident by the 52 points it allowed at Miami last week; but the Cardinals outgained the Hurricanes in that contest. They've proven dynamic offensively, churning out 225-plus yards on the ground five times while mixing in at least 295 passing yards in three of their last five. The 'Pack, meanwhile, have dropped three straight and four of five, with the smallest defeat by 18 points. They've produced only 20 total points in their last two games while allowing 144 points in their last three. A 36th-rank run defense has allowed 266 yards per game and 10 TDs in three games, and is in a spot for Louisville to churn out big gains.

Georgia (-2.5) at Auburn

Any line movement would have me leery, but under a field goal,

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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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