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Emory Hunt
Emory Hunt
The Czar of the Playbook
No one knows college football personnel and X's and O's better than Emory Hunt. Born and raised in New Orleans, Hunt played running back at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and coached high school football before starting Football Gameplan, an in-depth analysis site. Emory went 178-149-2 in college football over the past two seasons, returning $1,477 to $100 players. A CBS Sports HQ analyst, Hunt can be seen regularly breaking down CFB and NFL matchups. For Emory Hunt media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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Cincinnati 17 @ Chicago 20 | 09/19 | 5:00 PM UTC

Cincinnati +3

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ANALYSIS: Throughout the offseason, the conversation was about the Bengals' offensive line and Ja'Marr Chase's dropped passes. What the conversation should've been about was the Bengals' much improved defense. The defense should do a solid job against a Bears offense that, under Andy Dalton, is pedestrian at best. Joe Burrow looked solid in his debut, and I have confidence that he can navigate through a very aggressive Bears defensive front seven.

+290 4-1-1 IN LAST 6 NFL ATS PICKS
+151 7-5-1 IN LAST 13 CIN ATS PICKS
+90 2-1-1 IN LAST 4 CHI ATS PICKS

San Francisco 17 @ Philadelphia 11 | 09/19 | 5:00 PM UTC

Philadelphia +3.5

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ANALYSIS: Both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jalen Hurts were strong in Week 1, but with all things being equal in this ball game, which QB do you trust if -- or when -- things break down? To me, that answer is simple: Hurts. Take the Eagles and the points.

+290 4-1-1 IN LAST 6 NFL ATS PICKS
+1301 33-18-1 IN LAST 52 PHI ATS PICKS

Auburn 20 @ Penn St. 28 | 09/18 | 11:30 PM UTC

Auburn +6

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ANALYSIS: Auburn coach Bryan Harsin's impact so far on the offense has been significant. He's gotten QB Bo Nix to play with much better control and efficiency, without taking away his ability to make plays. This is a HUGE game for Nix to right some wrongs against a very good team. Conversely for Penn State, this is an excellent opportunity to raise some eyebrows nationally. The Nittany Lions are solid on both sides of the ball. Expect a tighter game than the point spread indicates.

+137 9-7 IN LAST 16 PSU ATS PICKS

Alabama 31 @ Florida 29 | 09/18 | 7:30 PM UTC

Alabama -15.5

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ANALYSIS: I don't believe it matters to Alabama whether it's Emory Jones or Anthony Richardson at QB for the Gators. The fact of the matter is that they will have to consistently make plays in the passing game against the Crimson Tide's defense if they want to have a chance, as you can expect Alabama coach Nick Saban to neutralize their ability to scramble, escape and extend. Offensively speaking for the Crimson Tide, QB Bryce Young has the look of a young Russell Wilson in the pocket.

+460 9-4 IN LAST 13 BAMA ATS PICKS

Maryland 20 @ Illinois 17 | 09/18 | 1:00 AM UTC

Maryland -7.5

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ANALYSIS: It's good to see Maryland QB Taulia Tagovailoa finally settle in at the position. He's making smart decisions with the football and using his legs to create and extend plays. The Terrapins' offense looks much more in sync this season. Illinois will get back starting QB Brandon Peters in this game. Expect an up-and-down return for him, as Maryland's defense is playing some of its best ball.