OSU at Iowa State: Cowboys 28-14. I say Clint Chelf plays most of the way, J.W. Walsh spells him in some short-yardage situations and Rennie Childs does NOT start at tailback.
Texas at TCU: Longhorns 20-13. The Horned Frogs can’t throw. Can’t throw at all. I don’t see how you can win without throwing some.
West Virginia at Kansas State: Mountaineers 23-22. Big 12 upset special. West Virginia isn’t very good but has played some solid teams tough. Eventually, that’s got to pay off.
Baylor at Kansas: Bears 42-14. Baylor isn’t the same team on the road. And Kansas isn’t terrible at home. Which is why this game won’t be 71-7.
South Carolina at Missouri: Tigers 24-20. Fool me twice, shame on you. I’ve picked against Mizzou twice in a row. Not anymore.
Vanderbilt at Texas A&M: Aggies 45-20. Johnny Manziel remains the nation’s best quarterback, even if no one wants to admit it.
Tennessee at Alabama: Crimson Tide 35-3. The Volunteers are getting better. But there’s better, then there’s Alabama.
Kentucky at Mississippi State: Bulldogs 29-7. Mark Stoops has a long hill to climb.
Florida Atlantic at Auburn: Tigers 42-6. This SEC practice of a bunch of rumdum late in the season is very unappealing.
Idaho at Ole Miss: Rebels 56-16. See what I mean?
Furman at LSU: Bayou Bengals 61-7. And this is worse.
UCLA at Oregon: Ducks 61-29. Here’s how good Oregon is. UCLA could play well and still lose 61-29.
Stanford at Oregon State: Beavers 30-24. An Oregon State win could take the luster off Oregon-Stanford, which will be played the same Thursday night as OU-Baylor.
California at Washington: Huskies 49-21. Cal has a chance to sink to the bottom of the Pac-12. The Jeff Tedford glory days seem a long time ago.
Utah at Southern Cal: Utes 19-14. Utah State dang near won on the LA Coliseum. And Utah beat Utah State.
Arizona at Colorado: Wildcats 38-25. The Pac-12 South could turn into quite the horse race. I guess I’d favor Arizona State, but anyone this side of Colorado could win it.
Wake Forest at Miami: Hurricanes 26-10. Who’s more overrated? Tech or Miami? I might vote for Miami.
North Carolina State at Florida State: Seminoles 48-14. N.C. State knocked Florida State from the unbeaten ranks last year. Not going to happen this year.
Clemson at Maryland: Tigers 48-10. The ACC and the SEC both have some excellent teams at the top. The difference? The SEC’s middle teams are quality; the ACC’s stink.
Duke at Virginia Tech: Hokies 21-20. Man, I almost pulled the trigger on a Blue Devil upset. I don’t know if the Hokies can score.
Boston College at North Carolina: Tar Heels 26-21. Larry Fedora messed up UNC’s game against Miami. Bad game management. I don’t recommend that too many times.
Georgia Tech at Virginia: Yellowjackets 33-7. Virginia is a train wreck of a program and didn’t even need NCAA violations to do it.
Pittsburgh at Navy: Panthers 27-24. Could this be the year that Army gets Navy? The Midshipmen lost to Toledo last week.
Northwestern at Iowa: Hawkeyes 24-21. Give Kirk Ferentz credit. Iowa is getting better. And give Pat Fitzgerald blame. The Wildcats are getting worse.
Nebraska at Minnesota: Cornhuskers 31-30. I almost pulled the trigger on an upset. Minnesota isn’t playing half bad without Jerry Kill.
Michigan State at Illinois: Illini 26-17. Upset special. The Spartans can’t score. Literally can’t score. Fourteen points on Purdue.
Penn State at Ohio State: Buckeyes 38-13. Wonder if this game ever will get big again?
Houston at Rutgers: Scarlet Knights 27-14. Actually a big game in the American Athletic Conference. Neither team has been eliminated from a BCS bowl berth.
Louisville at South Florida: Cardinals 38-9. Louisville squandered a primrose path. Maybe the ‘Ville just isn’t that good.
Connecticut at Central Florida: Golden Knights 31-10. Central Florida could be BCS bowl bound.
Temple at SMU: Mustangs 39-21. Rutgers, UConn, Temple. That’s a heck of a conference SMU finds itself in.
Boise State at Brigham Young: Broncos 28-27. What an excellent matchup; only 380 miles, but they’ve never been in the same conference.
Notre Dame at Air Force: Fighting Irish 33-14. Quietly, Notre Dame is having a decent year. At 5-2, the Irish still could make a BCS bowl.
Fresno State at San Diego State: Bulldogs 31-30. Fresno State’s toughest remaining game in trying to go undefeated.
Nevada-Las Vegas at Nevada: Wolf Pack 27-14. Nevada has won eight straight in the series over their pals from Vegas.
Wyoming at San Jose State: Cowboys 38-30. Lots of parity in the Mountain West.
Colorado State at Hawaii: Rainbows 30-20. I can’t get excited about Hawaii in the Mountain West. Just can’t do it. Wish the Rainbows would get good. Then we’d have relevant games to watch all the way to 3 a.m.
Tulsa at Tulane: Green Wave 31-20. Tulane is one of the surprise teams in college football. The Wave can knock Tulsa from Conference USA title contention.
Texas-El Paso at Rice: Owls 28-10. Rice and Tulane are on a collision course for Conference USA’s West Division title.
North Texas at Southern Miss: Mean Green 27-15. Take Bob Stoops’ old pal (Dan McCarney) over Mike Gundy’s old pal (Todd Monken).
Louisiana Tech at Florida International: Bulldogs 31-21. Take Lou Holtz’s son (Skip) over Norv Turner’s brother (Ron).
Alabama-Birmingham at Texas-San Antonio: Roadrunners 42-34. Take the OU offensive coordinator from 1990-92 (Larry Coker) over the OU quarterback from 1994-95 (Garrick McGee).
Marshall at Middle Tennessee: Thundering Herd 44-34. Marshall is in the driver’s seat in Conference USA’s East Division.
Last week: 23-18. Season: 304-89.
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