By: Dennis Fithian
Picking Michigan and Michigan State: 3-5
Michigan State -3 vs Ohio State: Spartans can get their season back on track with a win at home over the Buckeyes. Braxton Miller or LeVeon Bell as the biggest playmaker? Bell was returning punts last week against Eastern Michigan. Miller is far from complete, but will be the most dangerous player on field Saturday afternoon.
Prediction: Ohio State 21 Michigan State 17
College football best bests: 1-2
Texas -2 @ Oklahoma State: Longhorns are the better team.
Prediction: Texas 35 Ok.State 28
Arkansas @ Texas A&M: Hogs have been exposed as the country’s biggest fraud. No surprise with one of the biggest fraud coaches of all time John L. Smith.
Prediction: Texas A&M 41 Arkansas 27
Detroit Lions season predictions: 1-2
Detroit -4.5 vs Minnesota: Can the Lions defensive line play up to its expectations? If not the season starts to go south quickly. Vikings looked great last week, but I don’t see them repeating the effort at Ford Field.
Prediction Detroit 30 Vikings 21
Pro best bets season: 4-3
San Francisco -4 @ NYJ: Niners bouncing back after a miserable game in Minnesota last week.
Prediction: San Fran 24 NYJ 17
Arizona -6 vs Miami: Cards are actually no fluke when you look at how they have played dating back to late last year. Dolphins don’t pose that much of a threat away from south Florida.
Prediction: Arizona 27 Miami 17