I'm filing this week's guesses from Oxford, Miss., as the "Meat Market" book tour rolls on, and as some of you probably have figured out, I struggle big time on the road. Last week, I was 6-9 against the line. The good: getting Illinois right. The bad: expecting LSU to have less trouble with Florida. The ugly: believing USC would hammer Stanford. This week's hunches:
Thursday, Oct. 11
Florida State 24, Wake Forest 20: I know Xavier Lee wasn't dazzling last week, but I think the Noles will continue to play hard for him and they'll make a few plays in the second half to pull out a road win against a well-coached team that has a lot of answers for what FSU likes to do.