31 October 2016

2016 College Football Predictions: Week 10

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As the countdown to the College Football Playoff gets accelerated, here are my Week 10 predictions.

Tuesday, November 1st
Bowling Green (1-7) vs. Northern Illinois (2-6) - ESPNU, 8:00
Pick: Bowling Green

17 Western Michigan (8-0) vs. Ball State (4-4) - ESPN2, 8:00
Pick: Western Michigan

Wednesday, November 2nd
Toledo (6-2) vs. Akron (5-4) - ESPN2, 7:30
Pick: Toledo

Thursday, November 3rd
Buffalo (2-6) vs. Ohio (6-3) - CBS Sports Network, 6:00
Pick: Ohio

12 Oklahoma (6-2) vs. Iowa State (1-7) - ESPN, 7:30
Pick: Oklahoma

Arkansas State (3-4) vs. Georgia State (2-6) - ESPNU, 7:30
Pick: Arkansas State

UCLA (3-5) vs. 21 Colorado (6-2) - FS1, 9:00
Pick: Colorado

Friday, November 4th
Central Michigan (5-4) vs. Miami (OH) (3-6) - CBS Sports Network, 6:00
Pick: Central Michigan

Temple (6-3) vs. Connecticut (3-6) - ESPN2, 7:00
Pick: Temple 

San Jose State (3-6) vs. 24 Boise State (7-1) - ESPN2, 10:15
Pick: Boise State

Saturday, November 5th
Navy (5-2) vs. Notre Dame (3-5) - Jacksonville, FL - CBS, 11:30 am
Even at home, and even after beating a flagging Miami team, I have no confidence here and I think the Midshipmen can and will run all over them.
Pick: Navy

Air Force (5-3) vs. Army (5-3) - CBS Sports Network, 12:00
Considering that the Black Knights are better at running the ball and playing defense than are the Falcons, and they're at home, I like Army.
Pick: Army

Georgia Southern (4-4) vs. Ole Miss (3-5) - ESPNU, 12:00
Pick: Ole Miss

7 Texas A&M (7-1) vs. Mississippi State (3-5) - SEC Network, 12:00
Pick: Texas A&M

Vanderbilt (4-4) vs. 11 Auburn (6-2) - ESPN, 12:00
Don't sleep on the 'Dores here, that defense is legit.
Pick: Auburn

5 Louisville (7-1) vs. Boston College (4-4) - ESPN2, 12:00
Considering that Louisville has now struggled against two bad ACC teams in Duke and Virginia, don't be stunned if this is closer than you might think.
Pick: Louisville

Texas (4-4) vs. Texas Tech (4-4) - FS1, 12:00
The Red Raiders may have lost three in a row but against a messy Texas defense, Patrick Mahomes may just throw for 700 yards here.
Pick: Texas Tech

Indiana (4-4) vs. Rutgers (2-6) - BTN, 12:00
Pick: Indiana

Michigan State (2-6) vs. Illinois (2-6) - ESPNEWS, 12:00
Pick: Michigan State

8 Wisconsin (6-2) vs. Northwestern (4-4) - ABC, 12:00
This has a little feeling for an upset and Northwestern is good enough to pull the upset here at home but their defense concerns me.
Pick: Wisconsin

Georgia Tech (5-3) vs. 18 North Carolina (6-2) - ACC Network, 12:30
Pick: North Carolina

Pittsburgh (5-3) vs. Miami (4-4) - ACC Network, 12:30
Considering how the Hurricanes are sinking like a rock at the moment, I don't have much confidence in them at home here.
Pick: Pittsburgh

UTSA (4-4) vs. Middle Tennessee (6-2) - ESPN2, 2:30
Pick: Middle Tennessee

Virginia (2-6) vs. Wake Forest (5-3) - ACC Network (FSN), 3:00
Pick: Wake Forest

Maryland (5-3) vs. 2 Michigan (8-0) - ESPN, 3:30
Pick: Michigan

Purdue (3-5) vs. Minnesota (6-2) - BTN, 3:30
Pick: Minnesota

Texas State (2-5) vs. Appalachian State (6-2) - ESPN3, 3:30
Pick: Appalachian State

22 Oklahoma State (6-2) vs. Kansas State (5-3) - ABC/ESPN2, 3:30
I pondered picking K-State since their defense that good, but they have also struggled to beat Texas and Iowa State. With how good the Cowboys have looked of late, I like them on the road here.
Pick: Oklahoma State

Syracuse (4-4) vs. 3 Clemson (8-0) - ABC/ESPN2, 3:30
Pick: Clemson

23 Virginia Tech (6-2) vs. Duke (3-5) - ESPNU, 3:30
Pick: Virginia Tech

Florida Atlantic (1-7) vs. Rice (1-7) - ESPN3, 3:30
Pick: Rice

Charlotte (3-5) vs. Southern Miss (5-3) - American Sports Network, 3:30
Pick: Southern Miss

Oregon State (2-6) vs. Stanford (5-3) - Pac-12 Networks, 3:30
Pick: Stanford

TCU (4-4) vs. 13 Baylor (6-1) - Fox, 3:30
Pick: Baylor

Fresno State (1-8) vs. Colorado State (4-4) - Root Sports, 3:30
Pick: Colorado State

BYU (4-4) vs. Cincinnati (4-4) - CBS Sports Network, 3:30
Pick: BYU

Massachusetts (2-7) vs. Troy (6-1) - ESPN3, 3:30
Pick: Troy

10 Florida (6-1) vs. Arkansas (5-3) - CBS, 3:30
Florida did defeat Georgia in Jacksonville on Sunday, but they didn't look particularly good offensively while doing it. I think they are primed for an upset in Fayetteville.
Pick: Arkansas

Missouri (2-6) vs. South Carolina (4-4) - SEC Network, 4:00
This is a case of the Gamecocks being a little better than we had thought, and the Tigers being worse than we thought.
Pick: South Carolina

Tennessee Tech (3-5) vs. Tennessee (5-3) - SEC Network, 4:00
Pick: Tennessee

Arizona (2-6) vs. 25 Washington State (6-2) - Pac-12 Networks, 4:00
Pick: Washington State

Memphis (5-3) vs. SMU (4-4) - ESPNEWS, 4:00
It looks like Chad Morris has got something cooking with the Mustangs at the moment but I do think that since the Tigers are a little more potent offensively, that gives them the advantage.
Pick: Memphis

Idaho (4-4) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (3-4) - ESPN3, 5:00
Pick: Louisiana-Lafayette

South Alabama (4-4) vs. Louisiana-Monroe (2-6) - ESPN3, 5:00
Pick: Louisiana-Monroe

Tulane (3-5) vs. UCF (4-4) - ESPN3, 5:00
Pick: UCF

Florida International (3-6) vs. Western Kentucky (6-3) - beIN Sports, 5:30
Pick: Western Kentucky

Louisiana Tech (6-3) vs. North Texas (4-4) - ESPN3, 5:30
Pick: North Texas

Marshall (2-6) vs. Old Dominion (5-3) - American Sports Network, 7:00
Pick: Old Dominion

19 Florida State (5-3) vs. NC State (4-4) - ESPNU, 7:00
Pick: Florida State

Hawaii (4-5) vs. San Diego State (7-1) - CBS Sports Network, 7:00
Pick: San Diego State

Oregon (3-5) vs. USC (5-3) - ESPN, 7:00
Pick: USC

Kansas (1-7) vs. 14 West Virginia (6-1) - ESPN2, 7:00
Pick: West Virginia

Iowa (5-3) vs. 20 Penn State (6-2) - BTN, 7:30
Pick: Penn State

Georgia (4-4) vs. Kentucky (5-3) - SEC Network, 7:30
Georgia is obstensibly favored but they look terrible at the moment while the Wildcats look good. Give me the home club right here.
Pick: Kentucky

1 Alabama (8-0) vs. 15 LSU (5-2) - CBS, 8:00
You never know what to expect under the lights in Death Valley but I still believe that the Tide are just too good.
Pick: Alabama

Houston Baptist (3-5) vs. UTEP (2-6) - cusa.tv, 8:00
Pick: UTEP

East Carolina (3-5) vs. Tulsa (6-2) - ESPNEWS, 8:00
Pick: Tulsa

9 Nebraska (7-1) vs. 6 Ohio State (7-1) - ABC, 8:00
Ohio State has had three straight close contests and this should be no different. Their defense will help them carry the day on Columbus.
Pick: Ohio State

Nevada (3-5) vs. New Mexico (5-3) - ESPNU, 10:15
Pick: New Mexico

Utah State (3-5) vs. Wyoming (6-2) - ESPN2, 10:15
Pick: Wyoming

4 Washington (8-0) vs. California (4-4) - ESPN, 10:30
Pick: Washington

5 comments:

  1. Is Brad Nessler calling the Navy Notre Dame game or the Florida Arkansas game??

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    1. Brad has UF/ARK because he's becoming the lead CFB (SEC) starting next year

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    2. I know that I was just curious what game he would call but I think it's a good choice just to see how he does in his return back to CBS

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  2. The reason I ask is cuz CBS has 3 College games this week we know Lundquist is calling Alabama vs LSU & Nessler & Carter Blackburn has the other games don't know whose calling what game

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    1. Carter will have the call on ND/NAVY from Jacksonville this Saturday & I know Ben won't mind but check out the 506 Forum for even more listings OR check the school of your choice & it's game notes each week

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