Week 7 of the college football season is here, with another Saturday of terrific matchups.
Our handicappers Adam Burke, Tim Murray, Wes Reynolds and Scott Seidenberg are here to give you their best bets for the weekend's card.
Overall record: 26-30-2 ATS
Lines are consensus odds from VSiN's college football lines page, as of Wednesday night.
No. 10 Michigan State Spartans (-5, 49) at Indiana Hoosiers
12:00 p.m. ET
Michigan State is now ranked No. 10 in the nation and is undefeated team, after it began the season unranked. The Spartans had a bit of money bet against them last week but ended up having little problem on the road at Rutgers, winning 31-13. Sparty piled up 588 yards of total offense including three first-half receiving touchdowns of 63, 65 and 63 yards by Jalen Nailor. Wake Forest graduate transfer Kenneth Walker III, who was an under-the-radar Heisman candidate heading into Saturday, is now no longer under the radar as he ripped off a 94-yard touchdown run (29 carries, 232 yards) in the third quarter to put the game out of reach and is currently the nation’s rushing leader.
Now the Spartans will attempt to spoil another team's homecoming as they visit Indiana this weekend. The bye week could not have come at a more opportune time for the Hoosiers. Indiana is off to a disappointing 2-3 start and is once again without starting QB Michael Penix Jr (shoulder) for an indefinite amount of time. Jack Tuttle will get the start. Tuttle went 1-1 as a starter last year leading the Hoosiers to a victory at Wisconsin and coming up short in the Outback Bowl against Ole Miss. Expect Indiana to use more designed quarterback runs with Tuttle and perhaps a quicker tempo.
Quarterback is not the only position that has been bitten by the injury bug for Indiana. The Hoosiers secondary, arguably the best position unit on the team, had several players banged up in the 24-0 defeat at Penn State but have had a week off to heal.
The Hoosiers won the Old Brass Spittoon last year in East Lansing by shutting out the Spartans 24-0. Indiana's victory was even more dominant than the final score indicated as Michigan State's offense only generated 191 total yards, nine first downs, and committed four turnovers. Meanwhile, the Hoosiers accumulated 433 total yards.