Almost Varsity Sports Hot Soup Picks: Championship Weekend

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Washington(-7) vs Colorado

Jake Browning didn’t have to do much as the rushing attack gashed Colorado for 260 yards. The defense held the Buffs offense under 200 yards. Washington looked like the complete team we thought they were during the season. Welcome to the CFP, Huskies.

The pick: Washington (-7) (1.5 units)

Temple (+3) vs Navy

I think Temple has the defense that will quell this Navy rushing attack. The Owls started off an average 3-3, but have since won 6 straight to right the ship. In the last four games the Owls have held opponents to a combined 23 points. Temple has already faced the option attack twice this year, shutting out Tulane two weeks ago. Preparing for the option is the most difficult part of playing against the option. The Temple rushing attack will be able to keep this game in their favor. I see Temple winning a close one, 27-24.

The pick: Temple (+3) (1 unit)

Louisiana Lafayette (-7) vs Louisiana Monroe

The famous battle of Louisiana, duh. Lafayette is playing for bowl eligibility. Plain and simple. This school has realistic expectations for the program. A winning season and a shot at a bowl win is HUGE for them. I expect a high scoring affair with Lafayette’s offense being a little too much for the Warhawks to handle.

The pick: Louisiana Lafayette (-7) (1 unit)

Penn State (+2.5) vs Wisconsin

Penn State has looked great the last few weeks and they are playing like one of the best teams in the nation. For me, the jury is still out on Wisconsin. A boring offense won’t score points to keep up with Penn State. Wisconsin wins games with its defense. However, Trace McSorley SHOULD be able to move the ball just enough to put some points on the board. I like Penn State to squeak out a victory in a lower scoring affair. Penn State wins outright, 23-17.

The pick: Penn State (+2.5) (1.5 units)

San Diego State (-3.5) (1H) @ Wyoming

In the last meeting of these two team Wyoming barely got the win after the Aztecs decided to go for 2pt onversion instead of kicking a game tying extra point. This San Diego State team has our favorite college player, Donnell Pomphrey, who is on the verge of breaking the record for collegiate rushing yards in a career. The San Diego State Aztecs were in control of the last game until the fourth quarter. The biggest red flag, however, is the game line itself. Wyoming WON the last meeting AND this game is being played in Wyoming. Why is San Diego State favored by 6.5 points??????

The pick: San Diego State (-3.5) (1H) (1.5 units)

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