'Stanford Steve' and 'The Bear': Conference title picks, bets, nuggets

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What's in store for this week in college football?

"Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris "The Bear" Fallica break down conference championship weekend as only they can, offering their top bets, nuggets, parlays (for fun) and futures to jump on.

With it closing in on bowl season, the guys are ready to continue their prognostications. Here we go with this week's picks.

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Stanford Steve (1-2 last week, 36-29-3 overall)

The Bear (4-3 last week, 34-32-1 overall)

Miami (Ohio) Redhawks vs. Central Michigan Chippewas (-6.5, 53.5)

The Bear: The RedHawks played the past two weeks like a team that didn't need either game, as their spot in the MAC title game was locked up. Now they get a chance to refocus on a conference title game with the league's best defense and confidence they can win one-score games (4-0 in one-score games). QB Brett Gabbert should be fine after leaving the Ball State game because of an injury, and who knows what to make of the recent rumors about Jim McElwain being connected to the Missouri job? But this feels like a lot of points to lay with a team that lost (Buffalo, Western Michigan) or won close games (Ball State) vs. the better teams in the MAC that they played.