Here are my picks for this week in college football.
Thursday, September 18th
5 Auburn vs. 20 Kansas State - ESPN, 7:30
Call me crazy, call me maybe but with the way the Wildcats can run the ball and control the clock, I think they can pull off the upset in Manhattan.
Pick: Kansas State
Friday, September 19th
Connecticut vs. USF - ESPN, 8:00
Saturday, September 20th
Troy vs. 13 Georgia - SEC Network, 12:00
Old Dominion vs. Rice - Fox Sports Networks, 12:00
Eastern Michigan vs. 11 Michigan State - BTN, 12:00
Pick: Michigan State
Southern Illinois vs. Purdue - BTN, 12:00
Western Illinois vs. Northwestern - ESPNEWS, 12:00
Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech - ESPN, 12:00
VaTech needs the bounce-back win and I'm not that sold in the Yellow Jackets.
Pick: Virginia Tech
Bowling Green vs. 19 Wisconsin - ESPN2, 12:00
Iowa vs. Pittsburgh - ESPNU, 12:00
Who doesn't love the Big Ten? Okay, everybody?
Tulane vs. Duke - Fox Sports South, 12:30
Maryland vs. Syracuse - ACC Network, 12:30
With a playmaker like Stefon Diggs, UMD has the pop to get the road win in Western NY.
Maine vs. Boston College - ESPN3, 1:00
Pick: Boston College
Delaware State vs. Temple - ESPN3, 1:00
Marshall vs. Akron - ESPN3, 2:00
Hawaii vs. Colorado - Pac-12 Network, 2:00
Army vs. Wake Forest - ESPN3, 3:30
Pick: Wake Forest
Norfolk State vs. Buffalo - ESPN3, 3:30
Rutgers vs. Navy - CBS Sports Network, 3:30
Gary Nova, American hero.
Central Michigan vs. Kansas - Fox Sports Networks, 3:30
Virginia vs. 21 BYU - ESPN, 3:30
Florida vs. 3 Alabama - CBS, 3:30
Considering they just struggled to beat Kentucky, can the Gators stun the nation? No.
Louisville vs. FIU - Fox Sports 1, 3:30
Nicholls State vs. North Texas - American Sports Network, 3:30
Pick: North Texas
Utah vs. Michigan - ABC/ESPN2, 3:30
6 Texas A&M vs. SMU - ABC/ESPN2, 3:30
Pick: Texas A&M
North Carolina vs. East Carolina - ESPNU, 3:30
Pick: North Carolina
FAU vs. Wyoming - Mountain West Network, 4:00
San Jose State vs. Minnesota - BTN, 4:00
Massachusetts vs. Penn State - BTN, 4:00
Pick: Penn State
Texas State vs. Illinois - ESPNEWS, 4:00
Indiana vs. Missouri - SEC Network, 4:00
Georgia State vs. Washington - Pac-12 Network, 6:00
Bethune-Cookman vs. UCF - ESPN3, 6:00
Presbyterian vs. NC State - ESPN3, 6:00
Pick: NC State
Northern Illinois vs. Arkansas - ESPNU, 7:00
Mississippi State vs. 8 LSU - ESPN, 7:00
Night time in Death Valley, forget it.
Appalachian State vs. Southern Miss - American Sports Network, 7:00
Pick: Southern Miss
Miami (OH) vs. Cincinnati - CBS Sports Network, 7:00
Middle Tennessee vs. Memphis - ESPN3, 7:00
Ball State vs. Toledo - ESPN3, 7:00
In a key MAC showdown, I like the Rockets to bounce back from a loss to Cincinnati.
Idaho vs. Ohio - ESPN3, 7:00
Murray State vs. Western Michigan - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Western Michigan
Utah State vs. Arkansas State - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Utah State
Northwestern State vs. Louisiana Tech - 7:00
Pick: Louisiana Tech
Georgia Southern vs. South Alabama - ESPN3, 7:30
Pick: South Alabama
4 Oklahoma vs. West Virginia - Fox, 7:30
14 South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt - SEC Network, 7:30
Pick: South Carolina
Miami (FL) vs. 24 Nebraska - ESPN2, 8:00
This will be a tight one but I think the Fighting Bo Pelinis will get a key home win.
UNLV vs. Houston - ESPN3, 8:00
New Mexico vs. New Mexico State - ESPN3, 8:00
Pick: New Mexico
22 Clemson vs. 1 Florida State - ABC, 8:00
How can one expect a Clemson team to win on the road with an inferior club than last year's which got crushed at home? That said, FSU being without Jameis Winston now for the whole game makes this tough. My gut still says the Noles but in a close one.
Pick: Florida State
Southern Utah vs. Fresno State - Mountain West Network, 10:00
Pick: Fresno State
California vs. Arizona - Pac-12 Network, 10:00
Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Boise State - CBS Sports Network, 10:30
Pick: Boise State
San Diego State vs. Oregon State - Fox Sports Network, 10:30
Pick: Oregon State
2 Oregon vs. Washington State - ESPN, 10:30
Does Mike Leach have something up his sleeve for a big home upset? It's not THAT crazy.
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