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College football Week 10: Joe vs. Pro

Florida quarterback Treon Harris (3) throws a pass against Missouri during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014.
Florida quarterback Treon Harris (3) throws a pass against Missouri during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. AP

Joe vs. the Pro. Joe Goodman has been a reliable failure pretty much all season, but this week, Lee Sterling of ParamountSports.com tanked, too. Joe went 7-1 straight up last week (not bad) but was 2-6 against the spread. He’s now 48-23 straight up and 31-40 against the spread. The Pro went 5-3 straight up and 1-7 against the spread. He’s now 58-18 straight up and 41-30 against the spread. On to the picks!

UCF at Connecticut, UCF by 10.5

Joe

A 10-point spread? Connecticut won’t even score 10 points! UCF 28, UConn 7

Pro

Best offensive output of the season for UConn was last week when they only scored 21 points against East Carolina. After an 0-2 start the Knights have reeled off five-straight wins and should rout the Huskies. Central Florida 31, U Conn 13

North Carolina at Miami, Miami by 15

Joe

I know the Tar Heels don’t have much of a defense this year, but the Canes always seem to make these games close. Miami 42, North Carolina 35

Pro

Canes looked great last week vs Virginia Tech but that win if you play Miami will look like "fools gold" this week. Tar Heels have the "O" to keep this shootout close. Miami 41, North Carolina 37

Auburn at Ole Miss, Ole Miss by 2

Joe

Ole Miss has a long history of going in the tank after a difficult loss. Auburn 45, Ole Miss 28

Pro

Tiger's rush "O" averaging a hefty 6.0 yards per rush and Rebel defense might be too gassed and beat up after the "Battle in the Bayou", last week. Auburn 30, Mississippi 23

Georgia vs. Florida, Georgia by 13

Joe

A Halloween horror show. Georgia 42, Florida 10

Pro

Georgia DC Jeremy Pruitt will dial up all kinds up pressure to try to rattle new Gator starting QB Treon Harris. I expect the former Booker T Washington QB to be up for the task. Georgia 27, Florida 20

Stanford at Oregon, Oregon by 8

Joe

Forever Oregon’s spoiler of dreams, the Stanford Cardinal just don’t have enough firepower this year to keep pace. Oregon 35, Stanford 21

Pro

Cardinal "D" is formidable but the "O" has only scored 10,10, 14 and 20 points vs top teams on their schedule thus far. Romper Room Special! Oregon 42, Stanford 14

Virginia at Georgia Tech, Georgia Tech by 4.5

Joe

Virginia’s defense is allowing 3.02 yards per carry. Calling for the upset. Virginia 24, Georgia Tech 18

Pro

Both teams final scores were misleading last week and I expect the Virginia run "D" which hasn't allowed plus 155 yards this season to win in close contest. Virginia 27, Georgia Tech 23

Rice at FIU, Rice by 6

Joe

Panthers don’t have the depth to overcome Alex Gardner’s injury…Not even against Rice. Rice 28, FIU 20

Pro

With the #119 rated "O" the Golden Panthers need takeaways from their defense to keep games close or win. Rice Cakes play keep away with only 6 turnovers all season. Rice 26, FIU 14

TCU at West Virginia, TCU by 4.5

Joe

It’s being billed the toughest test left on TCU’s schedule, but West Virginia isn’t even the best team in its own state this season. TCU 35, West Virginia 21

Pro

Last two games decided by now high-powered offenses decided in overtime. Horned Frogs streak of 9 straight covers in the regular season ends Saturday. Burn Them Couches! West Virginia 37, TCU 34

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