College Capper: Picking Winners Week 5
College Capper: Picking Winners Week 5

This article is part of our College Capper series.

CHRIS' PICKS

Two solid weeks in a row, with only a ton of turnovers from TCU leading to a loss, and a failed two-point conversion resulting in a push for Georgia.

I'm not in love with this week's slate, and there are a ton of lines that don't make a lot of sense. LSU -11.5 vs. Ole Miss? Florida State –6 at Louisville? I also did some pre-writing this week, and had the Alabama-UL Lafayette spread initially pegged around 60, just an unfathomable number. Here's hoping I picked a few winners out of the litter.

Eastern Michigan –3.5
vs. Northern Illinois

Despite a relatively positive showing in Tallahassee last week where they notched 19 points, NIU is averaging a mere 14 points per game. They bring the 122nd ranked rushing offense to the table (101.0 ypg, 2.75 ypc) and pair it with the 123rd ranked passing offense (135.0 ypg). Eastern Michigan counters with a battle-tested squad, one that has already upset Purdue, a team that has since challenged Missouri and beat Boston College. They held Buffalo's potent offense reasonably in check, and are coming off of a hard-fought overtime loss to San Diego State, a squad that knocked off Arizona State. The Eagles have a potent aerial attack, averaging 308.3 yards per game, which plays well against the Huskies' 85th ranked pass defense. EMU has fallen to the Huskies in overtime in each of the last two years, but that won't be the case here as the Eagles have too

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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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