20 October 2014

2014 College Football Predictions: Week 9

You'd be hard-pressed to find a game as big as the Notre Dame-Florida State contest on Saturday, and a game as good. It went back-and-forth until a controversial but correct offensive pass interference call negated a game-winning touchdown for the Irish and the Seminoles escaped with the win. Now in week 9 there aren't as many ranked showdowns but with the uncertainty of the selection committee, every game counts. Here are my picks.

Tuesday, October 21st
Arkansas State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette - ESPN2, 8:00
We love Tuesday night football. Both will put up some points but I have much more faith in the Red Wolves defensively.
Pick: Arkansas State

Thursday, October 23rd
Connecticut vs. 18 East Carolina - ESPNU, 7:00
Pick: East Carolina

Miami vs. Virginia Tech - ESPN, 8:00
Pick: Virginia Tech

Friday, October 24th
USF vs. Cincinnati - ESPN2, 7:00
Pick: Cincinnati

Troy vs. South Alabama - ESPNU, 7:30
Pick: South Alabama

BYU vs. Boise State - ESPN, 9:00
Pick: Boise State

6 Oregon vs. California (Santa Clara) - Fox Sports 1, 10:00
Pick: Oregon

Saturday, October 25th
Rutgers vs. 16 Nebraska - ESPN2, 12:00
Pick: Nebraska

UAB vs. Arkansas - SEC Network, 12:00
Pick: Arkansas

Texas vs. 11 Kansas State - ESPN, 12:00
Texas will make it closer than the experts think.
Pick: Kansas State

Memphis vs. SMU - ESPNEWS, 12:00
Pick: Memphis

North Texas vs. Rice - Fox Sports Networks, 12:00
Pick: Rice

Maryland vs. Wisconsin - BTN, 12:00
Pick: Wisconsin

Minnesota vs. Illinois - ESPNU, 12:00
Pick: Minnesota

North Carolina vs. Virginia - ACC Network, 12:30
I may be getting around on the Hoos.
Pick: Virginia

Northern Illinois vs. Eastern Michigan - ESPN3, 1:00
Pick: Northern Illinois

San Jose State vs. Navy - CBS Sports Network, 1:00
Pick: Navy

Ohio vs. Western Michigan - ESPN3, 2:00
Pick: Western Michigan

Akron vs. Ball State - ESPN3, 2:00
Pick: Akron

Georgia Southern vs. Georgia State - ESPN3, 2:00
Pick: Georgia Southern

Massachusetts vs. Toledo - BCSN, 2:00
Pick: Toledo

25 UCLA vs. Colorado - Pac-12 Networks, 2:00
Pick: UCLA

Kent State vs. Miami (OH) - ESPN3, 2:30
Pick: Miami (OH)

Texas Tech vs. 9 TCU - Fox, 3:30
Pick: TCU

1 Mississippi State vs. Kentucky - CBS, 3:30
You gotta love that this is a CBS game. Kentucky will be ramped up for the top club in Lexington, but they're gonna struggle to pull the upset.
Pick: Mississippi State

Boston College vs. Wake Forest - Fox Sports Networks (ACC), 3:30
Pick: Boston College

22 West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State - ESPN, 3:30
Both are legitimate contenders to win the Big XII, how about that. I like the homefield advantage.
Pick: Oklahoma State

Louisiana Tech vs. Southern Miss - American Sports Network, 3:30
Pick: Southern Miss

Oregon State vs. Stanford - ESPN2, 3:30
Stanford really isn't great, but neither is Oregon State.
Pick: Stanford

Michigan vs. 8 Michigan State - ABC, 3:30
Pick: Michigan State

FAU vs. 23 Marshall - Fox Sports 1, 3:30
Pick: Marshall

Georgia Tech vs. Pittsburgh - ESPNU, 3:30
Pick: Pittsburgh

Vanderbilt vs. Missouri - SEC Network, 4:00
Pick: Missouri

UNLV vs. Utah State - ESPNEWS, 4:00
Pick: Utah State

Temple vs. UCF - CBS Sports Network, 5:00
Pick: UCF

15 Arizona vs. Washington State - Pac-12 Network, 6:00
Pick: Arizona

Syracuse vs. 21 Clemson - ESPNU, 7:00
Pick: Clemson

Texas State vs. Louisiana-Monroe - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Texas State

UTEP vs. UTSA - American Sports Network, 7:00
Pick: UTSA

Wyoming vs. Colorado State - Root Sports, 7:00
Pick: Colorado State

3 Ole Miss vs. 24 LSU - ESPN, 7:15
If only this game was on Halloween weekend. That said, Tiger Stadium is night is always wild but this Ole Miss club is still better by a decent amount than LSU.
Pick: Ole Miss

4 Alabama vs. Tennessee - ESPN2, 7:30
Pick: Alabama

13 Ohio State vs. Penn State - ABC, 8:00
Pick: Ohio State

20 USC vs. 19 Utah - Fox Sports 1, 10:00
Both teams are sneaky good defensively, but USC is more balanced offensively.
Pick: USC

14 Arizona State vs. Washington - ESPN, 10:45
This feels like a classic ASU loss.
Pick: Washington

Sunday, October 26th
Nevada vs. Hawaii - Oceanic Pay-Per-View, 12:00 am
Pick: Nevada

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