03 November 2014

2014 College Football Predictions: Week 11

Craziness in the world of college football? You don't say. It continued this past week with some stunners (Florida trouncing Georgia? Temple over East Carolina?), some near-misses (Texas A&M squeezes by Louisiana-Monroe, Mississippi State holds off Arkansas) and some thrillers (TCU over West Virginia, Auburn over Ole Miss). What will happen this week? Here are my picks.

Playoff Rankings

Tuesday, November 4th
Bowling Green vs. Akron - ESPN2, 8:00
Neither have looked all that great, but Akron has been disappointment these past couple of weeks. Falcons pull it out.
Pick: Bowling Green

Toledo vs. Kent State - ESPNU, 8:00
Pick: Toledo

Wednesday, November 5th
Northern Illinois vs. Ball State - ESPN2, 8:00
Pick: Northern Illinois

Buffalo vs. Ohio - ESPNU, 8:00
Pick: Buffalo

Thursday, November 6th
21 Clemson vs. Wake Forest - ESPN, 7:30
Pick: Clemson

Friday, November 7th
Memphis vs. Temple - ESPNU, 7:30
I have no idea how the Owls upset ECU, but I do like Memphis on the road regardless.
Pick: Memphis

Utah State vs. Wyoming - ESPN2, 8:00
Pick: Utah State

Saturday, November 8th
20 Georgia vs. Kentucky - ESPN, 12:00
Both losses these teams had on Saturday were surprising, particularly Georgia getting blown out by Florida. They are both better I believe, but I think Georgia is the superior club.
Pick: Georgia

12 Baylor vs. 15 Oklahoma - Fox Sports 1, 12:00
These two are still in the Big XII mix going forward, but in a wild offensive contest I like the Bears.
Pick: Baylor

25 Wisconsin vs. Purdue - ESPNU, 12:00
Pick: Wisconsin

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

Penn State vs. Indiana - BTN, 12:00
Pick: Penn State

Iowa vs. Minnesota - ESPN2, 12:00
Pick: Minnesota

Louisiana Tech vs. UAB - American Sports Network, 12:00
Pick: Louisiana Tech

SMU vs. Tulsa - CBS Sports Network, 12:00
Pick: Tulsa

Presbyterian vs. 11 Ole Miss - SEC Network, 12:00
Pick: Ole Miss

24 Georgia Tech vs. NC State - ACC Network, 12:30
Pick: Georgia Tech

22 Duke vs. Syracuse - Fox Sports Networks (ACC), 12:30
Pick: Duke

Georgia State vs. Troy - ESPN3, 3:00
Pick: Troy

South Alabama vs. Arkansas State - ESPN3, 3:00
Pick: Arkansas State

Michigan vs. Northwestern - ESPN2, 3:30
Pick: Northwestern

Texas A&M vs. 3 Auburn - CBS, 3:30
Auburn had one heck of a win on Saturday night in Oxford and without Kenny Hill, the Aggies are not nearly as fearsome.
Pick: Auburn

10 Notre Dame vs. 9 Arizona State - ABC, 3:30
This is the toughest test for the Fighting Irish the rest of the way against a very good ASU club. I think they will get a tough win behind their defense, but they will have to be on their ball.
Pick: Notre Dame

Iowa State vs. Kansas - Fox Sports Networks, 3:30
Pick: Iowa State

23 West Virginia vs. Texas - Fox Sports 1, 3:30
Pick: West Virginia

Tulane vs. Houston - ESPNU, 3:30
Pick: Houston

Connecticut vs. Army (The Bronx) - CBS Sports Network, 3:30
Pick: Army

Louisiana-Monroe vs. Appalachian State - ESPN3, 3:30
Pick: Louisiana-Monroe

FIU vs. Old Dominion - American Sports Network, 3:30
Pick: Old Dominion

Washington State vs. Oregon State - Pac-12 Networks, 4:00
Pick: Oregon State

Tennessee-Martin vs. 1 Mississippi State - SEC Network, 4:00
Pick: Mississippi State

UTEP vs. Western Kentucky - CBSSports.com, 4:00
Pick: UTEP

Air Force vs. UNLV - Mountain West Network, 4:00
Pick: Air Force

Georgia Southern vs. Texas State - ESPN3, 4:00
Pick: Georgia Southern

Idaho vs. San Diego State - Root Sports, 6:30
Pick: San Diego State

Virginia vs. 2 Florida State - ESPN, 6:30
The Hoos are solid, but it'll take a mammoth effort in Tallahassee.
Pick: Florida State

18 UCLA vs. Washington - Fox Sports 1, 7:00
Brett Hundley led the Bruins to victory in a grinder with Arizona last Saturday and I think you'll see a similar result in Seattle.
Pick: UCLA

FAU vs. North Texas - Fox College Sports, 7:00
Pick: North Texas

Boise State vs. New Mexico - CBS Sports Network, 7:00
Pick: Boise State

Hawaii vs. Colorado State - ESPNU, 7:00
Pick: Colorado State

Marshall vs. Southern Miss - American Sports Network, 7:00
Pick: Marshall

Louisville vs. Boston College - ESPN2, 7:15
Pick: Louisville

7 Kansas State vs. 6 TCU - Fox, 7:30
Some contrasting styles here, right? Kansas State's ball control and lack of mistakes will make this a tight one but I think on the road, it will be tough to slow down the Horned Frogs just enough offensive.
Pick: TCU

Florida vs. Vanderbilt - SEC Network, 7:30
Pick: Florida

5 Alabama vs. 16 LSU - CBS, 8:00
It always is, always has been and always will be tough to win in Death Valley at night. And this Alabama team is not as good as it has been in the past. But even then, Nick Saban will find a way.
Pick: Alabama

14 Ohio State vs. 8 Michigan State - ABC, 8:00
The exciting offense of OSU will match up with the tough defense of MSU in East Lansing in what is a de facto East division title game. I do think the homefield advantage and that excellent defense will carry Sparty here.
Pick: Michigan State

Louisiana-Lafayette vs. New Mexico State - Aggie Vision PPV, 8:00
Pick: Louisiana-Lafayette

Colorado vs. 19 Arizona - Pac-12 Networks, 8:00
Pick: Arizona

4 Oregon vs. 17 Utah - ESPN, 10:00
The Ducks are getting their groove back, just like Stella. While Utah is a pretty good club in their own right, they simply do not have the needed firepower to keep up with Oregon.
Pick: Oregon

San Jose State vs. Fresno State - CBS Sports Network, 10:30
Pick: Fresno State

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