Tem­ple over EAST CAROLINA by 3

Playbook Football (Midweek Alert) - - 2-minute Handicap -

It would be strange to see the Owls – a team that is the epit­ome of a ‘leak­ing oil’ fa­vorite, hav­ing lost the stats in ALL five games this sea­son – show­ing up as road chalk were it not for the fact that East Carolina HC Scot­tie Mont­gomery is prob­a­bly in ev­ery mall in Greenville in­ter­view­ing de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tors (and maybe pass­ing out a few re­sumes of his own). Even Ri­p­ley didn’t be­lieve it when we told him that the ECU’s stop­unit has al­lowed at least one 70-yard play in ev­ery game this sea­son, not to men­tion 34 or more points in nine straight con­tests. How­ever, there may be a light at the end of the tun­nel. Even though USF scored on 10 of its 12 pos­ses­sions with their start­ing of­fense on the field, the 575 yards gained by the Bulls last week was the FEWEST sur­ren­dered by the Pi­rates this sea­son. That was a lame at­tempt at sar­casm – as is the fact that some­one has to as­sume the fa­vorite moniker in this mean­ing­less AAC East tilt. It may as well be the Owls as they’ve won 10 of their last 18 road games. Thus, we’ll say this one is for the Birds (from a SU stand­point) and pass. We sug­gest you fol­low suit.

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