This article is part of our College Capper series.
Another middling week last week for yours truly, falling below .500 on the year as a result. All we can do is keep on keeping on, and hope to get hot. It's coming!
Connecticut (-3.5) at Massachusetts
The Huskies have at least shown effort of late, with their last two losses coming by a total of four points to Vandy and Wyoming. UMass hasn't, at all, being outscored 236-73, scoring just 10 total in their last two while allowing at least 42 in every contest. It's concerning they opened as a one-point favorite and the number has moved this much, but that's because folks are realizing what I knew Sunday evening. UMass will cement itself as the nation's worst Saturday evening.
Wake Forest (-6) at Syracuse
Syracuse has had some defense success, statistically, but I'm not buying anything they've done other than upsetting Liberty, as beating Ohio, and losing to FSU and Rutgers is poor. They haven't faced an offense like Wake's either. QB Sam Hartman is a budding star, they are comfortable handing off to three different backs, and have three options in the passing game too. They'll be able to spread the Orange out and outscore them relatively easily. I think this is the start of seeing who Syracuse really is, and that's still sitting at the bottom of the ACC.
East Carolina (+10.5) at Central Florida
These two teams are moving in opposite directions. ECU was competitive against Appalachian State and South Carolina before upsetting