It's now up to Gov. Pat Quinn to decide whether the state gets more casinos to help jumpstart the local economy. Quinn told reporters the bill, which passed the state Senate on Tuesday, was "excessive."
Toledo is coming off a horrible 30-65 loss at Northern Illinois, but the Rockets have a long history of bouncing back at home, where they are 18-3 ATS after a loss -- including 4-0 ATS under coach Dave Clawson.
Starting quarterback Boo Jackson is out for this game, but I actually think the Bobcats' attack will be better with running quarterback Phil Bates at the helm. Bates isn't very accurate as a passer, but he is an exciting runner.
The Virginia Tech offense is outstanding, averaging 6.9 yards per play with starting QB Tyrod Taylor in the game, and the Hokies should have no trouble moving the ball in this game against a sub-par Georgia Tech defense.