Who will win this week? Here are my picks.
Tuesday, November 22nd
Akron (5-6) vs. Ohio (7-4) - ESPNU, 7:00
Ball State (4-7) vs. Miami (OH) (5-6) - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Miami (OH)
Central Michigan (6-5) vs. Eastern Michigan (6-5) - ESPN3, 7:00
In what should be a matchup with a good number of offense, I like the offense powered by Cooper Rush.
Pick: Central Michigan
Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 24th
LSU (6-4) vs. Texas A&M (8-3) - ESPN, 7:30
After how poor their offense looked at home against Florida, I don't see the Tigers cranking up enough offense to win on the road even against a flagging A&M.
Pick: Texas A&M
Friday, November 25th
Northern Illinois (4-7) vs. Kent State (3-8) - CBS Sports Network, 12:00
Pick: Northern Illinois
NC State (5-6) vs. North Carolina (8-3) - ESPN, 12:00
It's been a messy slide for the Wolfpack and I don't think going to Chapel Hill will be much of a solution.
Pick: North Carolina
Houston (9-2) vs. Memphis (7-4) - ABC, 12:00
Two strong offenses will face off in the Liberty Bowl here but when it comes to the defenses, there is no question that the Cougars have the advantage there. That'll power them to the win here.
Buffalo (2-9) vs. Bowling Green (3-8) - ESPN3, 2:30
Pick: Bowling Green
Arkansas (7-4) vs. Missouri (3-8) - CBS, 2:30
Washington (10-1) vs. Washington State (8-3) - Fox, 3:30
We love the Apple Cup but this matchup has a lot more juice than it has had in a long time. There is no question that Wazzu is a good team but I don't think that even their offense can penetrate the Washington defense enough to pull the upset.
Boise State (10-1) vs. Air Force (8-3) - CBS Sports Network, 3:30
I am feeling the upset here in Colorado Springs. Air Force's offense is good enough to keep up with that of the Broncos and they may have the better defense.
Pick: Air Force
TCU (5-5) vs. Texas (5-6) - FS1, 3:30
I'm generally not in the tradition of picking teams after they lose to Kansas so unfortunately for Texas, I think they'll fall here to the Horned Frogs.
Nebraska (9-2) vs. Iowa (7-4) - ABC, 3:30
These two have won two straight after losing two straight and while both have been playing well of late, I like the Hawkeyes here to pull the upset behind their strong defense.
Louisiana Tech (8-3) vs. Southern Miss (5-6) - ESPNEWS, 4:00
Pick: Louisiana Tech
Toledo (9-2) vs. Western Michigan (11-0) - ESPN2, 5:00
The Rockets are easily the best team the Broncos will see all here but even then, I like WMU to roll.
Pick: Western Michigan
Baylor (6-4) vs. Texas Tech (4-7) - ESPN, 6:00
Cincinnati (4-7) vs. Tulsa (8-3) - ESPN2, 8:30
Arizona State (5-6) vs. Arizona (2-9) - ESPN, 9:30
Pick: Arizona State
Saturday, November 26th
Georgia Tech (7-4) vs. Georgia (7-4) - SEC Network, 12:00
Their offense always makes them a unique matchup but the Georgia Tech defense has gotten gashed multiple times this season and thus, you won't see an upset here this year.
Kentucky (6-5) vs. Louisville (9-2) - ESPN, 12:00
The Cardinals looked terrible last week in Houston but they'll come back and take that out on the Wildcats at home.
Kansas (2-9) vs. Kansas State (6-4) - FS1, 12:00
Pick: Kansas State
Rutgers (2-9) vs. Maryland (5-6) - ESPNEWS, 12:00
Michigan (10-1) vs. Ohio State (10-1) - ABC, 12:00
This is, in my opinion, the most-anticipated contest of the season outside of the College Football Playoff. You could certainly go either way here but I'm a little concerned of late with Michigan's quarterback play and I think back at home, the Buckeyes are going to pull this one out.
Pick: Ohio State
Purdue (3-8) vs. Indiana (5-6) - ESPNU, 12:00
Illinois (3-8) vs. Northwestern (5-6) - BTN, 12:00
UCF (6-5) vs. South Florida (9-2) - CBS Sports Network, 12:00
Pick: South Florida
Virginia (2-9) vs. Virginia Tech (8-3) - ESPN2, 12:00
Pick: Virginia Tech
Arkansas State (6-4) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (4-6) - American Sports Network, 12:00
Pick: Arkansas State
Syracuse (4-7) vs. Pittsburgh (7-4) - ACC Network, 12:30
Boston College (5-6) vs. Wake Forest (6-5) - ACC Network (FSN), 3:00
In what should be a physical, low-scoring affair, I think the Eagles can pull the upset here in Winston-Salem.
Pick: Boston College
Duke (4-7) vs. Miami (7-4) - ESPN2, 3:30
FIU (4-7) vs. Old Dominion (8-3) - ESPN3, 3:30
Pick: Old Dominion
San Jose State (3-8) vs. Fresno State (1-10) - CBS Sports Network, 3:30
Pick: San Jose State
Mississippi State (4-7) vs. Ole Miss (5-6) - SEC Network, 3:30
Pick: Ole Miss
Auburn (8-3) vs. Alabama (11-0) - CBS, 3:30
Their loss in Athens was disappointing but Auburn is a legitimately good team. That said, barring celestial intervention, Alabama will roll here.
Notre Dame (4-7) vs. USC (8-3) - ABC, 3:30
Navy (8-2) vs. SMU (5-6) - ESPNU, 3:30
The Mustangs showed earlier in the year that they have what it takes to reel in a big upset and I think you will see the same thing here in the Park Cities.
West Virginia (8-2) vs. Iowa State (3-8) - FS1, 3:30
Pick: West Virginia
Michigan State (3-8) vs. Penn State (9-2) - ESPN, 3:30
Pick: Penn State
Minnesota (8-3) vs. Wisconsin (9-2) - BTN, 3:30
A fun rivalry in the B1G but Wisconsin is better on both sides of the ball and at home here.
South Alabama (5-5) vs. Idaho (6-4) - American Sports Network, 3:30
Troy (8-2) vs. Texas State (2-8) - Spectrum Sports (Texas)/ESPN3, 4:00
Appalachian State (8-3) vs. New Mexico State (3-7) - Aggie Vision/ESPN3, 4:00
Pick: Appalachian State
Tulane (3-8) vs. Connecticut (3-8) - ESPNEWS, 4:00
Oregon (4-7) vs. Oregon State (3-8) - Pac-12 Networks, 4:00
Nevada (4-7) vs. UNLV (4-7) - ESPN3, 4:00
North Texas (5-6) vs. UTEP (3-8) - cusa.tv, 4:00
Pick: North Texas
Florida Atlantic (3-8) vs. Middle Tennessee (7-4) - beIN Sports, 5:30
Pick: Middle Tennessee
Western Kentucky (8-3) vs. Marshall (3-8) - ESPNU, 7:00
Pick: Western Kentucky
Charlotte (4-7) vs. UTSA (5-6) - Campus Insiders, 7:00
UCLA (4-7) vs. California (4-7) - ESPN2, 7:00
Utah (8-3) vs. Colorado (9-2) - Fox, 7:30
Utah really shouldn't be losing to a bad Oregon team at home but hey, they're a good club. They're just not as good as the Buffs are this real and they are rolling after a strong win over Washington State.
South Carolina (6-5) vs. Clemson (10-1) - ESPN, 7:30
Tennessee (8-3) vs. Vanderbilt (5-6) - SEC Network, 7:30
It would be great to see Vandy back in a bowl game and they are good enough to pull the upset but that said, this would be a stunner.
East Carolina (3-8) vs. Temple (8-3) - ESPNEWS, 7:30
Rice (3-8) vs. Stanford (8-3) - Pac-12 Networks, 9:00
Florida (8-2) vs. Florida State (8-3) - ABC, 8:00
Neither teams are all that hot at the moment but Florida's offense isn't good enough to take advantage of Florida State's defense.
Pick: Florida State
Colorado State (6-5) vs. San Diego State (9-2) - CBS Sports Network, 9:00
Pick: San Diego State
Wyoming (8-3) vs. New Mexico (7-4) - ESPN2, 10:15
The Cowboys have shown they are a good team with strong wins over both Boise State and San Diego State but they're also not as good on the road. Their defense also has some issues and that will leave them vulnerable here in Albuquerque.
Pick: New Mexico
Utah State (3-8) vs. BYU (7-4) - ESPNU, 10:15
Massachusetts (2-9) vs. Hawaii (5-7) - Oceanic Sports, 11:59