This article is part of our College Capper series.
Virginia Tech –5.5 at North Carolina
This line was initially posted at 8.5, and immediately was bet down. Despite last week's result, my projections had this game as a 13- to 17-point spread for VT. They still control their own destiny in the ACC, are the better coached team and will rebound with a sound win just as they did two weeks ago at Duke.
Temple –7 at Navy
Another line mover, as this initially came in at –4.5 in favor of the Owls. Temple was gashed on the ground by a much bigger Boston College, but three times have held opponents without a rushing score and held a run first and second Tulsa team to 3.2 yards per carry across 66 attempts. Temple put up 49 last week, and Navy ranks 101st in scoring defense.
Duke +3 at Georgia Tech
Duke had a bye week to prepare for the Jackets triple-option, something that has long proven successful against GT. They rank 28th against the run, allowing 3.3 ypc and 122.8 ypg, and held a similar offense in Army to 168 yards on 47 attempts. Only Alcorn State and Bowling Green have failed to top 30 points against Georgia Tech thus far, and Duke won't be the third team to do so. The Blue Devils win outright.
Alabama –28 vs. Missouri
The total is 74, so we're looking at a projected 51-23 final. Missouri is 117th against the pass, and shouldn't slow Bama in any capacity as arguably