Week 9 Primer
Published on Friday, 10/30/15, at 4:20 p.m. Eastern.
–FSU star RB Dalvin Cook is ‘out’ for Saturday’s home game vs. Syracuse. Also, starting LB Terrance Smith is ‘out’ and QB Everett Golson has been limited at practice this week due to various bumps and bruises. At his post-practice presser Thursday night, Jimbo Fisher said Golson would start “unless something happens between now and [Saturday.]” The Seminoles were favored by 20.5 points, but that number was down to 17 by late Friday afternoon. Cook has rushed for 1,017 yards and 11 touchdowns while averaging 8.2 yards per carry.
–Oregon St. QB Seth Collins had an injury setback Thursday and is now ‘questionable’ to play Saturday at Utah. Collins has a 4/4 touchdown-to-interception ratio against FBS opponents this season.
–Kevin Sumlin has finally decided on a starting QB vs. South Carolina. It will be Kyler Murray, the true freshman who didn’t play at Ole Miss last week even after Sumlin yanked Kyle Allen.
–Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has more on UGA’s surprising starting QB Faton Bauta.
—My Top 50 Power Rankings going into Week 9.
–If you’re looking for the early spread for LSU at Alabama and/or The Iron or Egg Bowls, we have you covered right here with updated Games of the Year lines from The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas.
–I hope everyone has a great weekend and nothing but good luck (unlike Arizona St. backers last night!) with your bets and ballgames.