15 November 2016

2016 College Football Predictions: Week 12

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This past weekend was truly wild in the world of college football. After all, anytime you have the teams ranked 2-4 lost (Clemson against Pittsburgh, Michigan against Iowa and Washington against USC), and five of the top ten, that's what I like to call chaos. So in short, just what will we see next? Here are my Week 12 picks.

Tuesday, November 15th
Kent State (3-7) vs. Bowling Green (2-8) - ESPNU, 7:00
Pick: Bowling Green

Ohio (7-3) vs. Central Michigan (5-5) - ESPN2, 7:00
Pick: Central Michigan

Wednesday, November 16th
Ball State (4-6) vs. Toledo (8-2) - ESPN2, 7:00
Pick: Toledo

Northern Illinois (3-7) vs. Eastern Michigan (6-4) - ESPNU, 8:00
Pick: Eastern Michigan

Thursday, November 17th
Louisville (9-1) vs. Houston (8-2) - ESPN, 8:00
Houston may not be as strong as we thought before the season started and could pull off the upset here at home. That said, I don't see the answer for Lamarr Jackson.
Pick: Louisville

Arkansas State (5-4) vs. Troy (8-1) - ESPNU, 9:30
Pick: Troy

Friday, November 18th
Memphis (6-4) vs. Cincinnati (4-6) - CBS Sports Network, 8:00
Pick: Memphis

UNLV (4-6) vs. 20 Boise State (9-1) - ESPN2, 9:00
Pick: Boise State

Saturday, November 19th
UTSA (5-5) vs. 25 Texas A&M (7-3) - ESPNU, 12:00
Pick: Texas A&M

Kansas State (5-4) vs, Baylor (6-3) - ESPN2, 12:00
Pick: Baylor

Morgan State (2-7) vs. Army (5-5) - CBS Sports Network, 12:00
Pick: Army

Louisiana-Lafayette (4-5) vs. Georgia (6-4) - SEC Network, 12:00
Pick: Georgia

UTEP (3-7) vs. Rice (2-8) - ESPN3, 12:00
Pick: Rice

11 Oklahoma State (8-2) vs. TCU (5-4) - FS1, 12:00
If this isn't a typical Big 12 matchup between two teams that are all offense and no defense. TCU is slightly better on the defensive end, I think they can pull the upset.
Pick: TCU

Ohio State (9-1) vs. Michigan State (3-7) - ESPN, 12:00
Pick: Ohio State

Iowa (6-4) vs. Illinois (3-7) - BTN, 12:00
Pick: Iowa

Maryland (5-5) vs. 18 Nebraska (8-2) - ESPNEWS, 12:00
Pick: Nebraska

Wisconsin (8-2) vs. Purdue (3-7) - ABC, 12:00
Pick: Wisconsin

Virginia (2-8) vs. Georgia Tech (6-4) - ACC Network, 12:30
Pick: Georgia Tech

Miami (6-4) vs. NC State (5-5) - ACC Network, 12:30
Pick: NC State

23 Florida (7-2) vs. 16 LSU (6-3) - SEC Network, 1:00
LSU is the clear favorite here and it makes sense considering they're at home, they have the superior offense and while Florida is slightly better defensively, it's not like the Tigers are any slouches.
Pick: LSU

Connecticut (3-7) vs. Boston College (4-6) - ACC Network (FSN), 1:00
Pick: Boston College

Middle Tennessee (6-4) vs. Charlotte (4-6) - ESPN3, 2:00
Pick: Middle Tennessee

Massachusetts (2-8) vs. BYU (6-4) - ESPN3, 2:00
Pick: BYU

Oregon (3-7) vs. 12 Utah (8-2) - Pac-12 Networks, 2:00
Pick: Utah

Georgia Southern (4-6) vs. Georgia State (2-8) - ESPN3, 2:00
Pick: Georgia Southern

Louisiana-Monroe (4-6) vs. Appalachian State (7-3) - ESPN3, 2:30
Pick: Appalachian State

Duke (4-6) vs. Pittsburgh (6-4) - ACC Network (FSN), 3:00
Pick: Pittsburgh

17 Florida State (7-3) vs. Syracuse (4-6) - ABC/ESPN2, 3:30
Pick: Florida State

Buffalo (2-8) vs. 21 Western Michigan (10-0) - ESPNU, 3:30
Pick: Western Kentucky

22 Washington State (8-2) vs. 10 Colorado (8-2) - Fox, 3:30
You have to love that this matchup is a matchup of two of the top teams in the Pac-12. The Buffs may not be as prolific offensively as the Cougars but their offense is still good and their defense is much better.
Pick: Colorado

San Diego State (9-1) vs. Wyoming (7-3) - CBS Sports Network, 3:30
UNLV is improving but you really cannot defend Wyoming going to them and losing, even in triple overtime. They're good but just not as good as the Aztecs.
Pick: San Diego State

Virginia Tech (7-3) vs. Notre Dame (4-6) - NBC, 3:30
Pick: Virginia Tech

Missouri (3-7) vs. 19 Tennessee (7-3) - CBS, 3:30
Pick: Tennessee

The Citadel (10-0) vs. North Carolina (7-3) - ACC Network +, 3:30
Pick: North Carolina

Temple (7-3) vs. Tulane (3-7) - American Sports Network, 3:30
Pick: Temple

Texas Tech (4-6) vs. Iowa State (2-8) - FS1, 3:30
Pick: Texas Tech

Texas (5-5) vs. Kansas (1-9) - ABC/ESPN2, 3:30
Pick: Kansas

Indiana (5-5) vs. 3 Michigan (9-1) - ESPN, 3:30
After such a disappointing upset loss, even without their starting quarterback, I'd be stunned in the Wolverines fell here in the Big House.
Pick: Michigan

Northwestern (5-5) vs. Minnesota (7-3) - BTN, 3:30
You could back and forth with this contest but I like the Golden Gophers here at home with their defense leading the charge.
Pick: Minnesota

Texas State (2-7) vs. New Mexico State (2-7) - ESPN3, 4:00
Pick: New Mexico State

Navy (7-2) vs. East Carolina (3-7) - ESPNEWS, 4:00
Pick: Navy

Western Carolina (2-8) vs. South Carolina (5-5) - SEC Network, 4:00
Pick: South Carolina

Utah State (3-7) vs. Nevada (3-7) - ESPN3, 4:00
Pick: Utah State

Austin Peay (0-10) vs. Kentucky (5-5) - SEC Network, 4:30
Pick: Kentucky

24 Stanford (7-3) vs. California (4-6) - Pac-12 Networks, 5:30
Pick: Stanford

Southern Miss (5-5) vs. North Texas (4-6) - beIN Sports, 5:30
Pick: Southern Miss

Old Dominion (7-3) vs. Florida Atlantic (3-7) - Campus Insiders, 6:00
Pick: Old Dominion

Marshall (3-7) vs. FIU (3-7) - American Sports Network, 7:00
Hey, Butch Davis is back!
Pick: FIU

Clemson (9-1) vs. Wake Forest (6-4) - ESPN, 7:00
Pick: Clemson

Hawaii (4-7) vs. Fresno State (1-9) - Oceanic Sports, 7:00
Pick: Hawaii

Arkansas (6-4) vs. Mississippi State (4-6) - ESPNU, 7:00
I doubt that the Bulldogs will be able to get to bowl eligibility as they have to win out but I think they will get the win here at Davis-Wade.
Pick: Mississippi State

Chattanooga (8-2) vs. 1 Alabama (10-0) - ESPN2, 7:00
Pick: Alabama

South Florida (8-2) vs. SMU (5-5) - CBS Sports Network, 7:00
Pick: South Florida

Presbysterian (2-8) vs. South Alabama (4-5) - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: South Alabama

Alabama A&M (4-6) vs. 15 Auburn (7-3) - SEC Network, 7:30
Pick: Auburn

Arizona State (5-5) vs. Washington (9-1) - Fox, 7:30
Washington losing to USC at home on Saturday night was a fluke and they will prove that by winning big over Arizona State here.
Pick: Washington

Ole Miss (5-5) vs. Vanderbilt (4-6) - SEC Network, 8:00
The Commodores have the defense to pull a home upset but with how well quarterback Shea Patterson looked in the comeback against Texas A&M, I like them here.
Pick: Ole Miss

Penn State (8-2) vs. Rutgers (2-8) - BTN, 8:00
Pick: Penn State

Oklahoma (8-2) vs. 14 West Virginia (8-1) - ABC, 8:00
Arguably the game of the season in the Big 12, you have got a matchup of the exciting offense of the Sooners and the tough defense of the Mountaineers. I do think the Sooners are the superior team here and will prove that in what should be a classic.
Pick: Oklahoma

Tulsa (7-3) vs. UCF (6-4) - ESPNEWS, 8:00
This should be a fun one but I think at home, the superior defense of the Knights will carry them to victory.
Pick: UCF

New Mexico (7-3) vs. Colorado State (5-5) - ESPN2, 10:15
Pick: Colorado State

Arizona (2-8) vs. Oregon State (2-8) - Pac-12 Networks, 10:30
Pick: Oregon State

13 USC (7-3) vs. UCLA (4-6) - ESPN, 10:30
Pick: USC

Air Force (7-3) vs. San Jose State (3-7) - CBS Sports Network, 10:30
Pick: Air Force

2 comments:

  1. Washington State- Colorado game will be televised on Fox, not the Pac-12 Network. Colorado will destroy the Cougars. Get your popcorn ready.

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