16 November 2015

2015 College Football Predictions: Week 12

We had some big-league shakeups in the Playoff picture last week, namely with the Pac-12 being eliminated altogether. What will happen this week? Here are my picks for Week 12.

Tuesday, November 17th
Toledo vs. Bowling Green - ESPN2, 6:00
The Falcons' offensive prowess will overpower a very solid defense of the Rockets.
Pick: Bowling Green

Ball State vs. Ohio - ESPNU, 7:00
Pick: Ohio 

Wednesday, November 18th
Central Michigan vs. Kent State - ESPNU, 8:00
Pick: Central Michigan

Western Michigan vs. Northern Illinois - ESPN2, 8:00
The superior team and the team playing better of late will win this game, and that just happens to be the home team here.
Pick: Northern Illinois

Thursday, November 19th
East Carolina vs. UCF - ESPN, 7:30
Pick: East Carolina

Louisiana Monroe vs. Texas State - ESPNU, 9:30
Pick: Texas State

Friday, November 20th
Cincinnati vs. USF - CBSSN, 8:00
The Bulls have been sliding under the radar and they'll get a big win here in Tampa.
Pick: USF

Air Force vs. Boise State - ESPN2, 9:30
Boise surprised many by losing to New Mexico but they'll rebound here against the Falcons.
Pick: Boise State

Saturday, November 21st
North Texas vs. Middle Tennessee - ASN, 12:00
Pick: Middle Tennessee

Memphis vs. Temple - ESPNU, 12:00
It was only a few weeks ago where these two looked to be in good shape to potentially get the Group of Five bid (or a playoff bid for Memphis) but now both have lost twice. Memphis really had no reason to blow a game to Houston and their backup QB but I do find them as the superior team here.
Pick: Memphis

FAU vs. Florida - SEC Network, 12:00
Pick: Florida

The Citadel vs. South Carolina - SEC Network, 12:00
Pick: South Carolina

North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech - ESPN, 12:00
Pick: North Carolina

Rutgers vs. Army - CBSSN, 12:00
Pick: Rutgers

West Virginia vs. Kansas - FSN, 12:00
Pick: West Virginia

Iowa State vs. Kansas State - FS1, 12:00
Pick: Iowa State

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

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

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

Michigan vs. Penn State - ABC, 12:00
What helped to sink Penn State against Northwestern was their porous pass protection, and that will come back to hurt them here.
Pick: Michigan

Georgia Tech vs. Miami (FL) - ACC Network, 12:30
Pick: Miami

Syracuse vs. NC State - ACC Network, 12:30
Pick: NC State

Miami (OH) vs. UMass - ESPN3, 1:00
Pick: UMass

South Alabama vs. Georgia State - ESPN3, 2:00
Pick: South Alabama

Western Kentucky vs. FIU - FCS, 2:30
Pick: Western Kentucky

Chattanooga vs. Florida State - ACC Network (FSN), 3:00
Pick: Florida State

Fresno State vs. BYU - byuTV, 3:00
Pick: BYU

Nevada vs. Utah State - ESPN3, 3:30
Pick: Utah State

Old Dominion vs. Southern Miss - ASN, 3:30
Pick: Southern Miss

Louisiana Tech vs. UTEP - FSN, 3:30
Pick: Louisiana Tech

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

Buffalo vs. Akron - CBSSN, 3:30
Pick: Akron

LSU vs. Ole Miss - CBS, 3:30
Losing by 14 at Alabama is nothing to be ashamed of but losing by 17 at home to Arkansas is a problem. LSU is still the superior team here in my eyes but Ole Miss will keep it close and make it fun.
Pick: LSU

Wake Forest vs. Clemson - ESPN2, 3:30
Pick: Clemson

Duke vs. Virginia - ESPN3, 3:30
Pick: Duke

Arizona vs. Arizona State - FS1, 3:30
If ASU doesn't win here, they probably will not get to a bowl game. Arizona looked pretty good against Utah but I think that the Sun Devils will build off the momentum they got by rallying to beat Washington on Sunday.
Pick: Arizona State

USC vs. Oregon - ESPN, 3:30
Now that they have gotten Vernon Adams healthy, the Ducks have started to look more like the Ducks of old and they showed it by upsetting Stanford on the Farm. I like them here at Autzen against the Trojans.
Pick: Oregon

UCLA vs. Utah - Fox, 3:30
Both are coming off disappointing losses so now this is a huge game for control in the Pac-12 South. Ultimately, I think the Utes are better than the Bruins and will get the home win.
Pick: Utah

Northwestern vs. Wisconsin - BTN, 3:30
The Wildcats are a legitimately good football team, but they also have been living on the edge with close calls against Nebraska, Penn State and Purdue. Wisconsin is probably more talented and they will win at home.
Pick: Wisconsin

Michigan State vs. Ohio State - ABC, 3:30
This is the big opportunity for a major statement win that the Buckeyes have lacked this season amid inconsistent quarterback play. What is good news for them is that the Spartans really aren't as good as we thought they were in the preseason.
Pick: Ohio State

Louisville vs. Pittsburgh - ESPNEWS, 3:45
Pick: Pittsburgh

Idaho vs. Auburn - SEC Network, 4:00
Pick: Auburn

Charleston Southern vs. Alabama - SEC Network, 4:00
Pick: Alabama

New Mexico State vs. Louisiana - ESPN3, 5:00
Pick: Louisiana

Colorado State vs. New Mexico - Root Sports, 5:30
Pick: New Mexico

Washington vs. Oregon State - Pac-12 Networks, 6:00
Pick: Washington

Mississippi State vs. Arkansas - ESPN, 7:00
Dak Prescott can only do so much and that showed in a bad performance from Clange against the Crimson Tide at home. Arkansas has figured some things out and are going on a late run once again, and they will get the win here.
Pick: Arkansas

Georgia Southern vs. Georgia - ESPNU, 7:00
Pick: Georgia

Navy vs. Tulsa - CBSSN, 7:00
Pick: Navy

Rice vs. UTSA - ASN, 7:00
Pick: Rice

Tennessee vs. Missouri - ESPN2, 7:15
Mizzou's offense is still garbage but their defense stepped up big-time against BYU for a huge, emotional victory. They need this game to get to bowl eligibility and as I think that UT is vulnerable, the Tigers' defense will carry them here to another big win.
Pick: Missouri

Texas A&M vs. Vanderbilt - SEC Network, 7:30
Pick: Texas A&M

Boston College vs. Notre Dame - Boston - NBCSN, 7:30
You gotta at least tune in to see football at Fenway.
Pick: Notre Dame

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

Baylor vs. Oklahoma State - Fox, 7:30
The first of two massive Big 12 games for the Playoff, I think that Baylor's flaws became apparent in a home loss to the Sooners. I like the Cowboys to win a shootout in Stillwater.
Pick: Oklahoma State

TCU vs. Oklahoma - ABC, 8:00
Remember when Oklahoma lost to Texas? It seems so long ago, and still very much bizarre. The Sooners looked terrific in upsetting Baylor while TCU very much struggled with, of all teams, Kansas. I like Oklahoma.
Pick: Oklahoma

Tulane vs. SMU - ESPNEWS, 8:00
Pick: Tulane

San Diego State vs. UNLV - CBSSN, 10:30
Pick: San Diego State

California vs. Stanford - ESPN, 10:30
Stanford's Playoff hopes were killed on Saturday night by Oregon, but they still have a Rose Bowl bid to play for. They will play like it this week in The Game.
Pick: Stanford

Colorado vs. Washington State - ESPN2, 10:45
Pick: Washington State

San Jose State vs. Hawaii - Oceanic TWC PPC, 11:00
Pick: San Jose State


  1. It's fumny you said Utah is better than UCLA but you picked UCLA even though you wanted Utah lol and the Boston College vs Notre Dame game at Fenway Park will be on NBCSN not NBC