If you believe, as Damon Runyon said, that everything in life is 6-to-5 against, then last week’s 3-3 record beat the odds.

Hats off to Michigan, Ohio State and Alabama for winning big. The Badgers, sad to say, came up four points short of winning big. Well, minus-35 big, anyway.

Fresno State and Purdue? No soup for you.

Let’s see what the future brings. I’m so excited I’m going to Pick Seven this week. And if that makes everything in life 7-to-6 against, so be it.

THE GAMES

(all kickoffs Central Flyover Time)

Oklahoma minus-17½ at Iowa State, 11 a.m., ABC

South Florida minus-10 vs. Illinois, 2:30 p.m., BTN

Duke plus-6½ at Baylor, 2:30 p.m., FS1

Boise State plus-2½ at Oklahoma State, 2:30 p.m., ESPN

Alabama minus-21 at Ole Miss, 6 p.m. ESPN

Alabama at Ole Miss, Over/Under of 71

Arizona State minus-5 at San Diego State, 9:30 p.m., CBSSN The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.