11 October 2016

2016 College Football Predictions: Week 7

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Another weekend and more exciting college football action. As we start to dive further into fall, who will get big wins this week? Here are my Week 7 picks.

Wednesday, October 11th
Appalachian State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette - ESPN2, 8:00
Pick: Appalachian State

Friday, October 13th
Duke vs. 7 Louisville - ESPN, 7:00
Pick: Louisville

Memphis vs. Tulane - ESPNU, 8:00
Pick: Memphis

San Diego State vs. Fresno State - CBS Sports Network, 10:00
Pick: San Diego State

Mississippi State vs. BYU - ESPN, 10:15
Pick: BYU

Saturday, October 14th
NC State vs. 3 Clemson - ABC, 12:00
Pick: Clemson

Kansas State vs. 19 Oklahoma - ESPN, 12:00
Oklahoma's offense is beginning to take off and I don't think that the strong defense of the Wildcats will slow them down.
Pick: Oklahoma

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

20 West Virginia vs. Texas Tech - FS1, 12:00
This will be a fun shootout in Lubbock but while Tech is terrible defensively, the Mountaineers aren't that bad.
Pick: West Virginia

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

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

Vanderbilt vs. Georgia - SEC Network, 12:00
Pick: Georgia

Lafayette vs. Army - CBS Sports Network, 12:00
Pick: Army

Pittsburgh vs. Virginia - ACC Network, 12:30
Pick: Pittsburgh

Georgia Southern vs. Georgia Tech - ACC Network (FSN), 12:30
Hope you are a fan of the running game.
Pick: Georgia Tech

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

Western Kentucky vs. Middle Tennessee - ESPN3, 2:30
Pick: Middle Tennessee

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

1 Alabama vs. 9 Tennessee - CBS, 3:30
It is never easy to go into Neyland Stadium and win but I still don't have that much confidence in the Vols that they can pull off a big upset here.
Pick: Alabama

USC vs. Arizona - Fox, 3:30
I'm not certain that Clay Helton has fully stabilized things but things are looking better for the Trojans. Meanwhile, Arizona is a mess.
Pick: USC

North Carolina vs. 16 Miami - ABC/ESPN2, 3:30
UNC looked bad against Virginia Tech and that was a little disheartening. The Canes, meanwhile, blew a winnable game against Florida State but I did see enough to believe that this team is legitimate.
Pick: Miami

10 Nebraska vs. Indiana - ABC/ESPN2, 3:30
The Hoosiers have already pulled off an upset at home against Michigan State but now we've found out that the Spartans really aren't that good. They'll keep it close against the Cornhuskers but they'll fall short.
Pick: Nebraska

Wake Forest vs. 14 Florida State - ESPN, 3:30
The Demon Deacons are legitimate and legitimately good but not good enough to go into Tallahassee and take out a rejuvenated Florida State squad.
Pick: Florida State

Kansas vs. 11 Baylor - FS1, 3:30
Pick: Baylor

New Mexico vs. Air Force - Dallas - ESPNEWS, 3:30
Pick: Air Force

Northwestern vs. Michigan State - BTN, 3:30
As I just said, I think we've realized that the Spartans aren't that good. Having said that, it still would be a surprise to see them lose to Northwestern in East Lansing.
Pick: Michigan State

24 Western Michigan vs. Akron - CBS Sports Network, 3:30
Pick: Western Michigan

Bowling Green vs. Toledo - American Sports Network, 3:30
Pick: Toledo

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

Central Michigan vs. Northern Illinois - ESPN3, 3:30
Anybody know what happened to NIU? Boy, have they fallen off.
Pick: Central Michigan

Ball State vs. Buffalo - ESPN3, 3:30
Pick: Ball State

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

17 Virginia Tech vs. Syracuse - ESPNU, 3:45
Pick: Virginia Tech

Missouri vs. 18 Florida - SEC Network, 4:00
Pick: Florida

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

FIU vs. Charlotte - cusa.tv, 6:00
Pick: FIU

12 Ole Miss vs. 22 Arkansas - ESPN, 7:00
SEC football under the lights is always fun and this be no different. Arkansas weren't able to push Alabama that hard but at least they don't get the best team in the nation here. That said, the offense of the Rebels will prove to be the difference.
Pick: Ole Miss

Tulsa vs. 13 Houston - ESPN2, 7:00
Pick: Houston

UConn vs. South Florida - CBS Sports Network, 7:00
Pick: South Florida

Iowa State vs. Texas - Longhorn Network/Cyclones.tv, 7:00
Pick: Texas

UTSA vs. Rice - beIN Sports, 7:00
Pick: UTSA

Florida Atlantic vs. Marshall - American Sports Network, 7:00
Pick: Marshall

South Alabama vs. Arkansas State - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: South Alabama

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

Southern Miss vs. LSU - SEC Network, 7:30
Pick: LSU

Stanford vs. Notre Dame - NBC, 7:30
Yeah, both of these two have gone south. I can't fault Notre Dame that much considering the dreadful weather in Raleigh but I don't think I can bet on this team at all right now.
Pick: Stanford

Temple vs. UCF - ESPNU, 7:30
Pick: Temple

2 Ohio State vs. 8 Wisconsin - ABC, 8:00
Both teams here are better than I thought before the season but while Wisconsin has looked good, Ohio State looks tremendous and like an elite championship contender. The Buckeyes will show that in a big win Saturday night in Madison.
Pick: Ohio State

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

Colorado State vs. 15 Boise State - ESPN2, 10:15
Pick: Boise State

UCLA vs. Washington State - ESPN, 10:30
Considering how badly they just defeated the Cardinal at home, I think it is safe to say this Washington State team is not the same that lost to Eastern Washington in the opener. I don't think they'll open up as big of a can on the Bruins but I do think a strong Luke Falk performance will key the Cougars here.
Pick: Washington State

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

UNLV vs. Hawaii - Oceanic Sports/KVVU, 11:59
Pick: Hawaii