Thursday, October 14, 2010

(Note: Bet the Farm Friday or (BTFF) will run every Friday with the implied assumption that a) FH2H doesn't encourage gambling, b) we only encourage sports betting where legal, AND c) there are a lot of online sportsbooks available that are ambiguous on the legality so it should be okay...wait, did I say that out loud...nevermind....moving on....)

Yep, Dawgola is back in action. Hopefully the above "mob dogs" will go easier on us than the pig. After a brief hiatus and a bad week from Van Dawgin, I've made my Napoleonic return to BTFF. Let's put it this way....bad luck is out of luck. No more fancy talk...let's get winners (home team in CAPS):

Idaho (-1.5) vs. LOUISIANA TECH -- Idaho is a program that is on the rise. They won a bowl game last year and had their first winning season in over ten years. This season, the only losses so far are to Nebraksa 38-17 (no shame there) and at Colorado State on a field goal as time expired. They crushed UNLV 30-7 and creamed Western Michigan on the road 33-13 two weeks ago...which brings me to my next point -- the Vandals are coming off a bye week, and have had two weeks to prepare and rest for the journey to Bumf#@&ville, Louisiana. LA Tech is coming off their best game of the season, routing mediocre Utah State 24-6 at home. Usually, when crappy teams (LA Tech is 2-4) play a great game, it is followed by a sub-par performance. Do I have any evidence of this? No, but it makes sense to me. Idaho is statistically better than LA Tech in every offensive AND defensive category, so with two weeks to prepare, the Vandals should take this one. Dawgola's Play Idaho (-1.5)

Vanderbilt vs. GEORGIA (-14) -- God I hate doing this...completely jinxing the team. But the line opened up at 16.5 so I think there is now some value in going the other way with the Dawgs. Maybe last week was the start of something special...maybe it was a fluke...but one thing is for sure -- Vandy literally had 135 yards of offense against LSU earlier this season. Personally, I think this is a red flag. They are coming off a big blowout victory at home against Eastern Michigan, and given the entire history of Vanderbilt football, I don't think they have ever put together two straight great games. Dawgola's Play...begrudgingly...Georgia -14

Nevada vs. HAWAII (OVER 75) --
A little over/under for you. Don't be freaked out by the high number; Nevada is ranked 2nd in the country in total offense....Hawaii is ranked 6th. Nevada is 69th in total defense, Hawaii is 72nd. What does this mean? Two good offenses, two mediocre defenses, and a fast track on the island means the scoreboard is gonna get lit UP! I expect a 45-38 type of game. Even 42-35 would get the job done. Also wouldn't be surprised if Hawaii pulled the upset. Should be a fun one to watch. Dawgola's Play -- Hawaii/Nevada OVER 75.

Let's hope these win...those dogs look like they're up to no good.

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