Hlastradamus observes Thanksgiving. That’s because TCU plays Texas that day.
The prophet is more into pigskin than turkey legs.
You’ll have to forgive him. He was around before there was Thanksgiving. He used to spend the fourth Thursday of November eating spaghetti and wondering if there should be a holiday for people to express their gratitude … to him.
But time changes. At one point this fall, Hlastradamus’ 2012 record was fantastic. Now, after a 2-5 disgrace last week, it is a woeful 32-32-1. That’s right, he is Even Stephenadamus.
This week, however, thar’s gold in them thar point spreads.
Texas -7.5 vs. TCU. The Longed Horns have learned a valuable lesson this fall. Namely, they aren’t in the Mountain West anymore.
Michigan +4 at Ohio State. The Buckeyes have dodged danger throughout this season. The Wolverines will bring more danger than OSU has encountered.
Oklahoma -7 vs. Oklahoma State. The Cowboys had their fun last year. The Sooners reestablish who’s who in Oklahoma on Saturday.
Florida +7.5 at Florida State and South Carolina +4 at Clemson. If the SEC is as vastly superior to the ACC as it insists it is, shouldn’t these two be automatics?
Baylor -2.5 vs. Texas Tech. If you can beat Kansas State by 28, you can beat Texas Tech by 3.
Oregon -9.5 at Oregon State. This will be a palate-cleanser for the Ducks after getting shut down by Stanford.
And finally …
Iowa State +1 vs. West Virginia. Hlastradamus wants ISU to go to a better bowl than something named after a shop that replaces brakes and mufflers. So, cover this one for the prophet, Cyclones.