Stanford Steve and The Bear: College football picks and betting nuggets for Week 3

  • Lead researcher for “College GameDay” since 1996
  • Voter on ESPN CFB Selection Committee

  • Known as “Stanford Steve”
  • Played college football at Stanford
  • Producer for SportsCenter with SVP

“Stanford Steve” Coughlin and Chris “The Bear” Fallica cover the college football season as only they can, offering their top picks, betting nuggets and totals worth wagering on.

Records:
The Bear (Last Week: 1-2, Season: 3-4)
Stanford Steve (Last Week: 3-2, Season: 6-4)

Note: All lines are from Caesars Sportsbook.

The Plays

Auburn Tigers at Penn State Nittany Lions (-5, 53)

Stanford Steve: The White Out is back! Auburn comes in with two impressive wins over inferior opponents in new Coach Brian Harsin’s first two home games in Jordan-Hare Stadium. This game is not in Jordan-Hare. I know QB Bo Nix has played in a couple Iron Bowls and road games in the SEC. But, this is a different deal in State College, and the idea of Nix in his new system in this environment makes me think the Penn State defense will have a major advantage when those two are going against each other. The Penn State offense hasn’t been great to start the season, but I think the talent level is a lot higher than what Auburn has faced. I’ll lay the points with the home team.

Pick: Penn State -5 (Penn State 27, Auburn 19)

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