Ok,  “Raymond” is now 14 for 14 picking winners and 12 for 14 vs the point spread.  This week he is giving us 2 picks he feels STRONGLY about, 2 other picks he likes, but not as much:

Raymond LOVES:

Oklahoma State (- 14 1/2) vs Kansas State

Central Florida (-10) vs Memphis

Raymond “likes”

UTEP (+1) vs Louisiana Tech

For local interest, Raymond “would have to take”  ASU (- 5) vs. Notre Dame.

Update October 5, 2013:

Oklahoma State 45 Kansas State 21

Central Florida 38 Memphis 17

UTEP 41  Louisiana Tech 20


Notre Dame vs. ASU: 

Helps ASU:

1. Game at neutral site, not South Bend

2. Coach Graham has track record of success vs. Notre Dame

3.  ASU offense gets ball to playmakers, QB Taylor playing better each week, has knack of making plays

 Concerns for ASU:

1. How players respond to “big game” on road mentality

2. ASU offensive line doesn’t match up well vs. Notre Dame defensive line, will struggle to run the football


With reservation, but Raymond’s pick:

 ASU 38 Notre Dame 32