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College Football Gambling: Week 3 Picks Against the Spread Bonus Pick

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College Football Gambling: Week 3 Picks Against the Spread Bonus Pick

2019-09-13 22:44:411 Oct 2018 01:53 AM EST

-by Daniel Mogollon, Staff Writer; Image: Maryland quarterback Josh Jackson. (Image Source: Tommy Gilligan/USA TODAY Sports)

Here's a bonus pick for Week 3 (Click here for the rest of this week's picks):

Maryland -6’ TEMPLE

I feel a bit like a square this week jumping on Maryland after they’ve beaten Howard by 79 and Syracuse by 43. Last week, the Terps were the unranked team taking on a ranked foe. Underrated and overlooked. Now they’re the team with a number next to their name heading to Temple.

Are they for real? Offensively, the answer is yes. They could always run the ball and had one of the most explosive attacks in the Big Ten last season. With a deep stable of backs returning, we knew they’d be able to run the ball again. The difference this season is their ability to make teams pay through the air, as Virginia Tech transfer Josh Jackson is the best quarterback Maryland has had in years. They’re averaging an impressive 7.9 yards per play and have been extremely effective with their RPO’s.  

When they have the ball, you should fear the turtle. I was hesitant at first to pull the trigger, but when the line dipped below a touchdown it brought me out of my shell. I’m not ready to say the Terps are ready to crack the Big Ten East’s Big 4 but they deserve more respect than this. This team is talented—fifth in the B1G and 27th nationally according to 247Sports.com’s team talent composite—which is why I picked Maryland to go over four wins and make a bowl.

This is also a revenge spot, as Temple handed it to the Terps last season 35-14 in one of their poorest efforts of 2018. They won’t be held to 63 yards passing or 195 total yards this time around.

Daniel Mogollon is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America. He is also a voter for the Thorpe and the Rotary Lombardi Award, as well as the Latino Sports MVP Awards.

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