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The Badgers haven't covered big spreads the last two weeks, but this one is more manageable against an improved BYU team. Penn State is coming off back-to-back emotional wins, and Kent State did hang around with Illinois. Start Slideshow Use left or right buttons to navigate. Watch on ESPN+

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It depends on how long the Nittany Lions keep their foot on the gas. The Tar Heels are after back-to-back road losses, and now UCF comes in looking for a big win against a Power 5 opponent.

North Carolina's Nathan Elliott has completed just He'll be better, but the Tar Heels will keep it interesting. They'll do the same here despite some early resistance. The Hokies are clicking, and they're up against an East Carolina team that has been tough to read the last two weeks. The Hokies won in last year's meeting, and they'll pour it on again. Bud Foster's defense is allowing just UC-Davis did pull an upset against San Jose State in Week 1, but they're up against a Stanford defense that has allowed just 13 points in two games.

It's also an opportunity for Bryce Love, who has averaged 4. Stanford uses this as a tune-up for road games at Oregon and Notre Dame to close the month. Stanford wins with no spread. The Irish had an emotional letdown game against Ball State where Brandon Wimbush threw three interceptions in a win.

Through two games, Vandy's Kyle Shurmur hasn't thrown an interception and has taken just one sack. Notre Dame should be on upset alert here, but we think they get through it.

The last two meetings have been decided by a combined nine points, and that includes LSU's victory last season. Another one-score game seems about right, but Auburn is just different at Jordan-Hare Stadium. That success on the ground is just enough to get under the cover. The Badgers haven't covered big spreads the last two weeks, but this one is more manageable against an improved BYU team.

Alex Hornibrook was 18 of 19 for yards and four touchdowns against the Cougars on the road last year in a blowout. The Badgers keep it close to that score this year, too. Will Grier returns to North Carolina for the second time this month, and the quarterback battle with Ryan Finley should morph into one of the more-exciting games of the day.

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