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Early Lines Are Out For Week 3 And There Are A Couple Of Head Scratchers

A rivalry renewed, teams looking to bounce back, the start of Big 12 play…it’s going to be a good week 3 and the early lines are out! So, let’s make some gut reaction picks.



Offensive line of the Oklahoma Sooners faces off against the defensive line of the Nebraska Cornhuskers - Getty Images - Icon Sportswire
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Vegas thinks they’ve got it all figured out, but do the fans agree? Vote in the polls below, and let us know in the comments where why Vegas is so, so very wrong.

Oklahoma’s offense is clicking as they demolished Western Carolina last week. Meanwhile the former Big 12 member has put together back-to-back wins after their shaky start against Illinois in their season opener. Will Oklahoma shuck the Cornhuskers, or will Nebraska show up against their old rival? Which side are you on?

After a rough start against Maryland, WVU quarterback Jarret Doege found his stride against Long Island. However, it was Long Island. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech is 2-0 and undefeated against the spread, but their throwing QB got a little banged up last week, but was able to return. So, is a banged up QB with the help of a wildcat QB better than inconsistent QB? Make your pick.

The Nevada Wolfpack come to Lawrence undefeated, including against the spread, while Kansas State will need to find a way to adjust to the loss of quarterback Skylar Thompson. Can the Wildcats find a way to pull off the upset?

Baylor travels to Lawrence as the heavy favorite for the first Big 12 game of the season. The Bears are 2-0, but they failed to cover the spread in their last road game; their season opener at Texas State. Meanwhile, Kansas got a win this season. That is an improvement on last season, but they have yet to cover the spread. However, don’t count them out as long as Jason Bean is on the field. Who are you taking?

Texas Tech opens as a 3-score favorite, but as good as Tyler Shough was in week one against Houston, he looked equally as bad on Saturday against SFA. FIU might not be the pushover you think they are, either. They took Texas State, who gave Baylor fits, to overtime, and they beat up Long Island in similar fashion to the Mountaineers. The Red Raiders should get the win, but by three touchdowns…?

The Longhorns were demolished against their first SEC opponent since announcing the move. The good news is though, Rice is not in the SEC, so they should have a chance here. Still, will their bruised ego heal in time to cover this spread?

The Big 12 has spurned Boise State for the second time and the Broncos will look to take out their frustrations on Oklahoma State. The Cowboys are 2-0, but they haven’t looked great while doing it. From the o-line, to play design, the Pokes have work to do. Boise State, on the other hand, fell to future Big 12 member UCF in their opener. However, they found their rhythm last week against UTEP. The line looks about right, so which side are you on?

Iowa State is looking to pick themselves up off the mat after a tough loss to Iowa on Saturday, but all of their season goals are still ahead of them. UNLV is 0-2, and soon to be 0-3, but while they haven’t won a game, they also haven’t lost against the spread. Can Purdy rebound this week, or will UNLV cover yet again? Most of the early betting action is on UNLV.