Forecaster Frank's College Six Picks
Georgia 34 Georgia Tech 10
After their disappointing loss to Auburn, Georgia had a big bounce back, beating Kentucky at 42-13. The Bulldogs will play in the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta next week against the winner of the Iron Bowl. If they can somehow win this game and win the SEC Title they will certainly get back in the National Championship picture. Georgia Tech had not had a great season, and need to win this game to assure a bowl appearance. The Yellow Jackets have lost three of their last four and have not looked good doing so. This one as Georgia blowout written all over it.
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Ohio State 38 Michigan 17
It has not been the greatest of seasons for Michigan, who has muddled along at 7-3. Even in their wins, the Wolverines have struggled as they have never found their offensive groove. If they can beat Ohio State, they will salvage their season. The Buckeyes have also had their letdowns, but they are in line to play Wisconsin for the conference championship at 8-2. Since losing to Iowa, Ohio State has played their best football, blowing out Michigan State and Illinois. Michigan has had far too many issues on offense to keep up in this game, look for a big win for Ohio State.
Alabama 34 Auburn 27
Auburn has already spoiled the unbeaten hopes of one major conference rivals when they stunned Georgia at Jordan-Hare two weeks ago. Now they get their arch nemesis Alabama at home with a chanced to spoil the unbeaten Tide's rise to the FBS Playoffs. Alabama has clearly been the best team in College Football all season, as they have dominated most games on both sides of the ball. The Tigers have lost twice this year and they have lost to teams that play the same hardnosed brand of football the Crimson Tide have become famous for.
Clemson 24 South Carolina 20
It's been a great season for South Carolina, as the Gamecocks have far exceeded expectations, winning seven games. If they can somehow upset Clemson, and end the Tigers hopes for a second straight National Championship it will be a win that will resound across the Palmetto State. Clemson has had their hiccups, especially their loss to Syracuse, but when they needed a win they have come through like champions. This one will not be easy for Clemson, especially with the ACC Championship on the line against Miami next week. However, look for the Tigers defense to be the difference as they hold on and move one game closer to the FBS Playoffs.
Stanford 31 Notre Dame 20
Even after their disappointing loss to Miami, the Irish have remained on the fringe of the FBS Playoff picture, bouncing back with a tough win over Navy last week. If they can beat Stanford on the road and get some help, Notre Dame could find their way in the Final Four. However, the Hurricanes exposed some holes in the Irish defense and a flaw in their offense. That is taking the lead early and putting pressure on Brandon Wimbush to pass. With Bryce Love looking to make his Heisman case, look for the Cardinal to have a big night and win the game ending Notre Dame's Championship hopes, as Love wins a trip to New York for the Heisman vote.
Washington 34 Washington State 24
More is at stake than just the Apple Cup as the two rivals from the Pacific Northwest meet with Washington State needing a win to get to the Pac-12 Championship Game. Both teams come in at 8-2, but Washington loss to Stanford has them just playing the role of spoiler to their rivals from Pullman. The two teams are near mirror images, with each losing twice in conference on the road, while going unbeaten at home. Each team is led by a strong quarterback with Jake Browning taking on Luke Falk. Home cooking will the answer again as the Cougars are unable to stop Browning from having a big game in Seattle.