Forecaster Frank's College Six Picks
Ohio State 30 Michigan State 20
Last week the Big Ten was thrown into chaos as Ohio State and Penn State each lost their second game, all but eliminating their shot at the FBS Playoffs. The Buckeyes suffered a complete team breakdown on the road against Iowa, while Michigan State upset Penn State at home. The Spartans have shown flashes this season, like last week's win, but going into Columbus, even when they are a top-ranked team. Look for Ohio State to bounce back and get a win at home and keep their shot at the Big Ten Championship Game alive.
Previous Week with Spread: 2-4 .333
Total With Spread: 30-30 .500
Previous Week no Spread: 3-3 .500
Total No Spread: 40-20 .667
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Georgia 27 Auburn 20
Top-ranked Georgia faces their toughest test since a one-point win over Notre Dame in the second week of the season. The Bulldogs have crushed the rest of the competition especially other SEC opponents. However, facing tenth rank Auburn on the road, Georgia has their work cut out for them. Auburn has two losses on the road, but have not played well in recent years against other high ranked teams. This one will be close, but in the end, Georgia led by the running of Nick Chubb will get the win.
Wisconsin 20 Iowa 16
With the rest of the Big Ten in chaos, Wisconsin is their last best hope for a team out of the conference getting into the FBS Playoffs. The Badgers come into the game 9-0, but have not faced a real challenge until now. Iowa at 6-3 launched itself into Top 25 with their upset win over Ohio State last week. The Hawkeyes have played their best against ranked teams, even without winning, so expect the game to be close. In the end Wisconsin will get the win as they tend to finish games, strong.
Notre Dame 31 Miami 17
The 1980's are back, as Miami with an unbeaten record hosts Notre Dame, who is ranked third in the CFB Playoff poll holding a record of 7-1. Prior to their win over Virginia Tech, the Hurricanes did not have an impressive win against another top-notch team, in fact they were surviving on the clutch play of Malik Rozier. Note Dame, meanwhile with the top-rated rushing attack has been on fire all season. After missing the second half last week, Josh Adams has been cleared to play. Look for Adams to again lead the way for the Irish as he continues to make his case for the Heisman while Notre Dame's pursuit of the playoffs continues.
Oklahoma 44 TCU 20
In battle for survival in the Big XII Conference, Oklahoma coming off their shoot out win in Bedlam last week faces TCU. Each of these teams were upset earlier in the season Iowa State, and still have shot at the FBS Playoffs in they run the table. It is hard to imagine the Sooners suffering a second loss at home as Baker Mayfield has catapulted to the top of the Heisman race. Look for Mayfield to have another big game as Oklahoma has another big offensive explosion against the Horned Frogs.
UCLA 45 Arizona State 40
UCLA has been one of the biggest letdowns in College Football this season, as they come into the game with a record of 4-5 at the bottom of the Southern Division in the Pac-12. Despite their struggles, the Bruins have been perfect at home. Look for Josh Rosen to put up big numbers, as UCLA keeps its hopes of playing in a bowl game alive by winning a shootout in Pasadena, with Rosen topping 400 yards.