Howie Kussoy picks his winner for Friday night’s college football matchups. Home team in CAPS.
SYRACUSE (+14) over Clemson
The Tigers’ seventh-worst offense in the nation — belonging to Dabo Swinney — has averaged 14.3 points against FBS foes. I think the Orange can put up at least four-tenths of a point.
Cal (+13.5) over OREGON
The Ducks can’t live off their upset of Ohio State forever. With uneven quarterback play, multiple injuries and another potential absence from renowned play-caller Joe Moorhead, it is only a matter of time before Oregon is bounced from the playoff race.