Matt Youmans columns

Matt Youmans columns


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    Youmans: Three Week 3 CFB bets I like

    LAS VEGAS -- If this is a rebuilding year for BYU, which had to replace star quarterback Zach Wilson and four other NFL draft picks from an 11-win team,...
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    Youmans: Four Week 2 CFB bets I like

    LAS VEGAS -- Steve Sarkisian’s coaching debut at Texas was a big hit. He picked a starting quarterback who passed the eye test and, despite warnings...
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    Youmans: Four Week 1 CFB bets I like

    LAS VEGAS -- It has been nearly three years since McKenzie Milton played in a football game, so the 23-year-old quarterback’s comeback from a career-threatening...
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    Fast Food Top 50 Power Rankings: A new No. 1?

    A tantalizing fragrance wafted from the kitchen Saturday night as my wife walked into the hallway and announced the Chilean sea bass and lobster ravioli...
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    Youmans: Five college football bets I like

    Ohio State coach Ryan Day was deprived of the opportunity to massacre Michigan in the teams’ annual rivalry game, which was canceled last week,...
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    Youmans: Four Week 15 CFB bets I like

    Behind QB Zach Wilson and an explosive offense, Brigham Young was a team on a mission. The goals: An undefeated regular season and a New Year’s...
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    Youmans: Four Week 14 CFB bets I like

    Speculation continues to swirl around Tom Herman, who soon could be the ex-Texas coach. Herman recently acknowledged rumors that his job is in jeopardy,...
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    Youmans: My Top 50 college basketball teams

    Entering a season of countless uncertainties, Jay Wright is a known commodity. The Villanova coach won his first NCAA championship in 2016 and added another...
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    Youmans: Three Week 13 CFB bets I like

    It’s not easy being Gus Malzahn. The Auburn coach makes his living in the same state as Alabama’s Nick Saban, the king of college football...
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    Youmans: Four Week 12 CFB bets I like

    One of the many attractions to betting college football is the action starts early on Saturdays and seems to never end, especially when there’s...
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    Youmans: Four Week 11 CFB bets I like

    Redshirt freshman Graham Mertz made a strong first impression in his debut as Wisconsin’s starting quarterback. Nearly a month later, Mertz still...
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    Youmans: Four Week 10 CFB bets I like

    Success in football is something new for Indiana, which is typically relegated to the bottom half of the Big Ten standings. But the Hoosiers are ranked...


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