Mike Kern’s Fraud Five
November 29, 2020
Northwestern — You could see this coming. Beat Wisconsin one week, then lose at Michigan State the next as a double-digit fave. It happens. Even though it probably shouldn’t.
Michigan — Shouldn’t be losing at home to a team that hadn’t won yet. Wonder where Jim Harbaugh will coach next?
Oregon — Shouldn’t be losing at Oregon State, when you still had a chance to maybe make a run at a playoff spot.
Toledo — Just wanted to see if my MAC Me Up fans were paying attention. Rockets were favored at home by 10 over Ball State and lost outright. I do this as a public service for my friend that lives out there. He’s suffered too long. But he does have Tony Packo’s hot dogs to fall back on. I envy him that.
North Carolina — Had a chance to make a statement at home against Notre Dame, in a spot many felt was a good chance for an upset. Not so fast, my friends. Tar Heels led by three late in the second quarter and didn’t score the rest of the way. Never a sin to lose to the Irish, especially a good Irish team, but somehow I was expecting maybe a little more. And I’m easily disappointed.
Texas — This is almost a season-long thing. Didn’t necessarily expect the Horns to beat Iowa State at home, in a matchup of ranked teams. But at some point they were suppose to show us something, no? Maybe it’s me.