College football continues with another set of games on Friday before the main event on Saturday. This gives some lesser-known teams a chance to have the spotlight all to themselves and gives us another slate to break down. We have a three-game slate on tap with teams from the Big Ten, American and Mountain West conferences all on the schedule. This article is going to talk about a CFB DFS pick, a college football betting wager and the best game on the slate to give you an around the horn look at what we have in store for Friday night. Make sure to tune into the Awesemo.com YouTube Channel for the College Football show every Saturday morning at 9:45 EST where we will breakdown the entire slate and our favorite wagers of the day.
Friday Night Schedule
7:30 p.m. EST Minnesota -20 at Maryland, O/U 61
9 p.m. EST East Carolina at Tulsa -17, O/U 60.5
9:45 p.m. EST Hawaii at Wyoming -1, O/U 59
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Best Game on the Schedule
Minnesota (-20) at Maryland, O/U 61
Similar to last week, we don’t exactly have a bunch of significant games to choose from, so the Big Ten game by default is the best game on the schedule. The Golden Gophers hit the road and look to take out their frustrations on Maryland after a disappointing effort last week against Michigan. Minnesota has some good weapons, and they are almost a three-touchdown favorite in this spot.
Minnesota returns their quarterback Tanner Morgan, and he has an NFL talent receiver on the outside in Rashod Bateman, who is going to cause problems for Maryland. Last week against Michigan, Bateman had nine catches for 101 yards in the loss, and he should be in line for another big game here. The main concern is the defense, which gave up 49 points to the Wolverines last week and will have to show improvement for them to be a factor in the Big Ten. This is a get-right spot for the entire team, and both the offense and defense of Minnesota should look much crisper in this one.
Maryland is a sizeable underdog at home, and it is to be expected coming off a 40-point loss to Northwestern. They were only able to generate 3 points in that game and looked to have no answers at the quarterback position. Maryland’s quarterback is Taulia Tagovailoa, who is the younger brother of Tua Tagovailoa and transferred in from Alabama. He threw three interceptions last week while racking up just 94 passing yards. There isn’t much to point to for Maryland outside of saying everything that could go wrong did last week, so a fresh start at home should have them looking much better than they did in the opener.
Favorite CFB DFS Play
Mohamed Ibrahim RB Minnesota: $8,900
He is expensive, but on a three-game slate it is hard to ignore Ibrahim in a game with a 61-point total. Minnesota is expected to put up the majority of that total on their own, and the running game should do most of the damage as the game gets more and more out of hand. Bateman is coming off a 1,000-yard receiving year with 11 touchdowns and now is the unquestioned top target for the passing game, but don’t forget about Ibrahim in this backfield.
Last week, Ibrahim had 26 carries on the ground and another four receptions, so he is garnering massive usage. He rushed for 140 yards against Michigan’s front, and now he gets a Maryland team who just gave up 325 yards rushing to Northwestern last week. Maryland is going to have a difficult time with Minnesota’s offensive line, and I expect a strong output for Ibrahim on the ground. Given the spread and the game flow, he should be in a fantastic spot to be the highest-scoring player on this Friday night slate.
Best College Football Betting Pick of the Night
Wyoming (-1) vs. Hawaii
My favorite bet of the night comes from the Mountain West Conference, where Hawaii hits the road to take on Wyoming. Both teams have only played one game, and based on Week 1, you would have to give the advantage to Hawaii. They took down a Fresno State team by 550 yards of offense, including 323 yards rushing. With a dual-threat quarterback under center, this is going to be a tough offense to stop.
On the other side, Wyoming lost an overtime game at Nevada, where they allowed the Wolfpack to rack up over 400 yards of passing offense. In addition, they lost their starting quarterback Sean Chambers to a broken leg, so it will be freshman Levi Williams getting the start. Williams also has dual-threat ability and found the end zone twice on the ground in the loss. He will be behind probably the best offensive line in the conference, and that is a gigantic boost to Wyoming’s chances tonight.
After breaking down both teams, you may be wondering why I am backing Wyoming, but the fact that this game is back in Laramie makes all the difference. Wyoming is incredibly tough at home, where they are at elevation with temperatures that will be below freezing tonight. They were 6-0 last year at home and just 1-5 on the road, which shows how big of a difference it makes while Hawaii now has to travel into conditions they aren’t used to seeing. Hawaii was 7-2 last year on the island but just 3-3 when they had to hit the road, and there are few worse spots than playing in Laramie. With the experience upfront and the home-field advantage, I will lean on Wyoming to make enough plays and limit what looked like an explosive offensive unit for Hawaii.
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