26 October 2015

2015 College Football Predictions: Week 9

As we have come to Halloween weekend, who would have ever thought that Temple (Temple!) would be hosting the top game of the week but alas, here we are. The undefeated Owls will be hosting Notre Dame, and College GameDay, on Saturday in one of the biggest games in program history. Will Temple pull the upset and who will win the rest of the big college football games this week? Here are my picks for Week 9.

Thursday, October 29th
North Carolina vs. 23 Pittsburgh - ESPN, 7:00
These two have won a combined 10 games in a row so both of them have been looking pretty solid in the ACC Coastal race. Given that UNC has shown a lot of improvement defensively this season, I like them here on the road.
Pick: North Carolina

West Virginia vs. 5 TCU - FS1, 7:30
With how bad the Horned Frogs have looked defensively, the Mountaineers will be in this game. But WVU isn't that good to pull this road upset, however.
Pick: TCU

Western Michigan vs Eastern Michigan - CBSSN, 7:30
Pick: Western Michigan

Buffalo vs. Miami (OH) - ESPN3, 7:30
Pick: Buffalo

Texas State vs. Georgia Southern - ESPNU, 7:30
Pick: Georgia Southern

Oregon vs. Arizona State - ESPN, 10:30
Pick: Arizona State

Friday, October 30th
Louisville vs. Wake Forest - ESPB2, 7:00
Pick: Louisville

East Carolina vs. Connecticut - ESPNU, 7:00
Pick: East Carolina

Louisiana Tech vs. Rice - FS1, 8:00
Pick: Louisiana Tech

Wyoming vs. Utah State - ESPN2, 10:15
Pick: Utah State

Saturday, October 31st
Western Kentucky vs. Old Dominion - FSN, 12:00
Pick: Western Kentucky

UCF vs. Cincinnati - ESPNEWS, 12:00
Pick: Cincinnati

South Florida vs. Navy - CBSSN, 12:00
Pick: Navy

Illinois vs. Penn State - ESPN2, 12:00
Pick: Penn State

Nebraska vs. Purdue - ESPNU, 12:00
Pick: Nebraska

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

19 Ole Miss vs. Auburn - ESPN, 12:00
Pick: Ole Miss

South Carolina vs. Texas A&M - SEC Network, 12:00
Pick: Texas A&M

Syracuse vs. 17 Florida State - ABC, 12:00
Pick: Florida State

Virginia Tech vs. Boston College - ACC Network, 12:30
Pick: Virginia Tech

Massachusetts vs. Ball State - ESPN3, 1:00
Pick: Massachusetts

Central Michigan vs. Akron - ESPN3, 2:00
Pick: Akron

UTEP vs. Southern Miss - FCS, 2:30
Pick: Southern Miss

Georgia Tech vs. Virginia - ACC Network (FSN), 3:00
Pick: Georgia Tech

USC vs. California - Fox, 3:00
The Trojans smacking Utah this past week really came out of nowhere, so could that be a sign that their season may be turning around? Cal hasn't looked all that great in their last two games and I think they may be vulnerable here.
Pick: USC

Colorado vs. 24 UCLA - Pac-12 Networks, 3:00
Pick: UCLA

3 Clemson vs. NC State - ABC/ESPN2, 3:30
Clemson is very good and for real. That said, the Wolfpack haven't been bad this season and they might make this one interesting.
Pick: Clemson

Georgia vs. 11 Florida - CBS, 3:30
Fun times in Jacksonville for all, but Florida is clearly the superior team this season. UGA will make it interesting, but fall short.
Pick: Florida

Marshall vs. Charlotte - FSN, 3:30
Pick: Marshall

FIU vs. FAU - ASN. 3:30
Pick: FIU

14 Oklahoma vs. Kansas - FS1, 3:30
Pick: Oklahoma

12 Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech - ESPN, 3:30
Pick: Oklahoma State

Maryland vs. 10 Iowa - ABC/ESPN2, 3:30
Pick: Iowa

Boise State vs. UNLV - ESPNU, 3:30
Pick: Boise State

San Diego State vs. Colorado State - CBSSN, 3:30
Pick: San Diego State

Troy vs. Appalachian State - ESPN3, 3:30
Pick: Appalachian State

Tulsa vs. SMU - ESPNEWS, 4:00
Pick: SMU

Tennessee-Martin vs. Arkansas - SEC Network, 4:00
Pick: Arkansas

Louisiana Monroe vs. Louisiana - ESPN3, 5:00
Pick: Louisiana

Georgia State vs. Arkansas State - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Arkansas State

Tulane vs. 16 Memphis - CBSSN, 7:00
Pick: Memphis

Oregon State vs. 13 Utah - Pac-12 Networks, 7:00
Pick: Utah

Vanderbilt vs. 18 Houston - ESPN2, 7:00
Pick: Houston

Miami (FL) vs. 22 Duke - ESPNU, 7:00
The Canes have to show more fight than they did last week, but this Duke team is certainly the better team at this point.
Pick: Duke

15 Michigan vs. Minnesota - ESPN, 7:00
The Gophers will be tough but Michigan will win it here.
Pick: Michigan

Texas vs. Iowa State - FS1, 7:00
Pick: Texas

UTSA vs. North Texas - ASN, 7:00
Pick: UTSA

Tennessee vs. Kentucky - SEC Network, 7:30
Pick: Tennessee

9 Notre Dame vs. 21 Temple - ABC, 8:00
Matt Rhule has done a heck of a job in his three seasons with Temple and the Owls have themselves a really good defense. That said, their offense is one of the weaker in college football and that will be their downfall.
Pick: Notre Dame

Idaho vs. New Mexico State - ESPN3, 8:00
Pick: Idaho

Air Force vs. Hawaii - CBSSN, 10:30
Pick: Air Force

8 Stanford vs. Washington State - ESPN, 10:30
This is one of the big games in recent Wazzu history and quarterback Luke Falk has been terrific of late for the Cougs. That said, their defense is not good enough to contain the Cardinal.
Pick: Stanford

Arizona vs. Washington - FS1, 11:00
Pick: Washington

No comments:

Post a Comment