This article is part of our College Capper series.
We're streaking! Running a nice 8-1 heater over the last two weeks. This week's slate has me feeling anything but confident, evident by a total and two Pac-12 selections. In an odd year, we're wrapping up the regular season with a mix of conference championships and essentially meaningless games where we can question motivation until the cows come home. It's almost a prequel to bowl week for those matchups; who shows up?
USC (-3) vs. Oregon (Friday)
Full disclosure, I had pegged Oregon for this column, with the thought that USC's division wasn't as good, and the Ducks having the talent advantage. But the more I looked at stats, the less I trusted Oregon's offense, and the more I trusted USC QB Kedon Slovis. I don't think either team has won anything of significance, but Oregon's body of work, paired with their more-recent time off, and I expect the Trojans to take care of business, and feel we can exploit a small line.
Over (66) Florida State at Wake Forest
The Deacons seem motivated, with head coach Dave Clawson coming out and saying they'd play in two bowl games if invited. But they've also allowed 104 points in their last two outings while scoring 74. It's been the result of 5.3 YPC and six rushing scores, and running the ball is all FSU can do. The 'Noles defense is pathetic, allowing 36.0 ppg (105th), with opponents going north of that total five times. Loyal readers know I