Therefore, it is time for my Week 9 predictions.
Thursday, October 27th
25 Virginia Tech (5-2) vs. Pittsburgh (5-2) - ESPN, 7:00
You never seem to know what you're getting from the Hokies on the week-to-week and thus I think that leaves them prime for an upset.
Akron (5-3) vs. Buffalo (1-6) - ESPN3, 7:30
Ohio (5-3) vs. Toledo (6-1) - CBS Sports Network, 7:30
Appalachian State (5-2) vs. Georgia Southern (4-3) - ESPNU, 7:30
Pick: Georgia Southern
California (4-3) vs. USC (4-3) - ESPN, 10:30
Friday, October 28th
22 Navy (5-1) vs. South Florida (6-2) - ESPN2, 7:00
USF is actually favored here and it makes sense, this is a very good team that can put up points and run the ball. I think they'll take down the Middies here.
San Diego State (6-1) vs. Utah State (3-4) - CBS Sports Network, 8:00
Pick: San Diego State
Air Force (4-3) vs. Fresno State (1-7) - ESPN2, 10:30
Pick: Air Force
Saturday, October 29th
Kent State (2-6) vs. Central Michigan (5-3) - CBS Sports Network, 12:00
Pick: Central Michigan
UCF (4-3) vs. Houston (6-2) - ESPNU, 12:00
If Houston could fall to SMU, could they be vulnerable against the Knights? It'd be a stunner buy hey, why not?
Connecticut (3-5) vs. East Carolina (2-5) - ESPNEWS, 12:00
Duke (3-4) vs. Georgia Tech (4-3) - ACC Network (FSN), 12:00
Pick: Georgia Tech
5 Louisville (6-1) vs. Virginia (2-5) - ABC/ESPN2, 12:00
Kentucky (4-3) vs. Missouri (2-5) - SEC Network, 12:00
Wagner (4-3) vs. Massachusetts (1-7) - ESPN3, 12:00
Kansas State (4-3) vs. Iowa State (1-6) - Fox Sports Networks, 12:00
Pick: Kansas State
10 West Virginia (6-0) vs. Oklahoma State (5-2) - Fox, 12:00
The Mountaineers seemingly do everything well but hey with Oklahoma State, you will get a lot of offense and their defense is not terrible. In what may be a showdown of the team that gets to 50 first wins, I like the upset here in Stillwater.
Pick: Oklahoma State
Minnesota (5-2) vs. Illinois (2-5) - BTN, 12:00
2 Michigan (7-0) vs. Michigan State (2-5) - ESPN, 12:00
24 Penn State (5-2) vs. Purdue (3-4) - ABC/ESPN2, 12:00
Pick: Penn State
Boston College (3-4) vs. NC State (4-3) - ACC Network, 12:30
Pick: NC State
Cincinnati (4-3) vs. Temple (5-3) - CBS Sports Network, 3:30
Western Kentucky (5-3) vs. Florida Atlantic (1-6) - American Sports Network, 3:30
Pick: Western Kentucky
14 Florida (5-1) vs. Georgia (4-3) - Jacksonville, FL - CBS, 3:30
Everybody is down on Georgia at the moment and thus I think they are ripe to pull off an upset here in the Cocktail Party.
8 Baylor (6-0) vs. Texas (3-4) - ABC, 3:30
Army (4-3) vs. Wake Forest (5-2) - ACC Network (FSN), 3:30
If West Point lost to North Texas by 17, I don't have much confidence for them here in Winston-Salem.
Pick: Wake Forest
Miami (4-3) vs. Notre Dame (2-5) - NBC, 3:30
Samford (6-1) vs. Mississippi State (2-5) - SEC Network, 3:30
Pick: Mississippi State
4 Washington (7-0) vs. 17 Utah (7-1) - FS1, 3:30
A huge game here, perhaps a preview of the Pac-12 Championship. Utah is a good club and they run the ball well but I like that U-Dub is too good on both sides of the ball for them to fall here. But hey, that's why they play the games, right?
Maryland (5-2) vs. Indiana (3-4) - ESPNU, 3:30
In what may be a defensive battle, I'm still not sold on the Terps and I think that the Hoosiers are due for a win here.
Texas Tech (3-4) vs. TCU (4-3) - ESPN2, 3:30
Northwestern (4-3) vs. 6 Ohio State (6-1) - ESPN, 3:30
Ohio State did just lose to Penn State...no, I don't think so either. And given that this game is in Columbus, an upset here would be wild.
Pick: Ohio State
Miami (OH) (2-6) vs. Eastern Michigan (5-3) - American Sports Network, 3:30
Pick: Eastern Michigan
SMU (3-4) vs. Tulane (3-4) - ESPNEWS, 4:00
Georgia State (2-5) vs. South Alabama (3-4) - ESPN3, 5:00
Pick: South Alabama
Arizona State (5-3) vs. Oregon (2-5) - Pac-12 Networks, 5:00
Pick: Arizona State
13 Boise State (7-0) vs. Wyoming (5-2) - CBS Sports Network, 7:00
Don't sleep on the Cowboys here in Laramie. In fact, don't ever sleep on the Cowboys in Laramie. That said, I don't think their defense is strong enough.
Pick: Boise State
Rice (1-6) vs. Louisiana Tech (5-3) - Campus Insiders, 7:00
Pick: Louisiana Tech
Marshall (2-5) vs. Southern Miss (4-3) - American Sports Network, 7:00
Pick: Southern Miss
North Texas (4-3) vs. UTSA (3-4) - KMYS, 7:00
Middle Tennessee (5-2) vs. FIU (3-5) - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Middle Tennessee
Louisiana Monroe (2-5) vs. Arkansas State (2-4) - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Arkansas State
Kansas (1-6) vs. 16 Oklahoma (5-2) - FS1, 7:00
7 Nebraska (7-0) vs. 11 Wisconsin (5-2) - ESPN, 7:00
Nebraska continues to win but they keep on winning close and not exactly impressively. I do believe that Wisconsin is the superior club here and I believe they will show it on Saturday night.
15 Auburn (5-2) vs. Ole Miss (3-4) - SEC Network, 7:15
The Rebels really need a win this week but I'm quickly losing confidence in them. And in that case, I like the Tigers here on the road.
18 Tennessee (5-2) vs. South Carolina (3-4) - ESPN2, 7:15
New Mexico State (2-5) vs. 9 Texas A&M (6-1) - ESPNU, 7:30
Pick: Texas A&M
Old Dominion (4-3) vs. UTEP (2-5) - cusa.tv, 8:00
Pick: Old Dominion
Tulsa (5-2) vs. Memphis (5-2) - ESPNEWS, 8:00
This will be a fun offensive showdown but I have a lot more confidence in the Tigers making that big defensive stop than I do the Golden Hurricane.
3 Clemson (7-0) vs. 12 Florida State (5-2) - ABC, 8:00
If I had any confidence that Florida State could play any sort of defense, I could pick the upset. I just don't see it, even if we're playing in Tallahassee.
UNLV (3-5) vs. San Jose State (2-6) - CBS Sports Network, 10:30
Washington State (5-2) vs. Oregon State (2-5) - ESPN2, 10:45
Pick: Washington State
Stanford (4-3) vs. Arizona (2-5) - FS1, 11:00
New Mexico (4-3) vs. Hawaii (4-4) - Oceanic Sports, 11:59