Forecaster Frank's College Six Picks
Florida 27 LSU 16
It's been a struggle for Florida since starting the season with a loss to Michigan. However, they have found a way to win to win their last three games, including their Hail Mary win over Tennessee by Felipe Franks. With the injury to Luke Del Rio, Franks now must full step up as quarterback in Gainesville. LSU has been nothing short of a disaster since starting their season with a win as they have suffered a loss to Mississippi State in their SEC opener and Troy during homecoming. I don't see Bayou Bengals turning things around in the Swamp.
Previous Week with Spread: 4-2 .667
Total No Spread: 14-16 .467
Previous Week no Spread: 6-0 1.000
Total With Spread: 22-8 .733
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Miami 24 Florida State 13
Florida State began the season with championship aspirations, but in their first game against Alabama, the Seminoles who did not need a win to keep those hopes alive, suffered much more than a loss, as their star Quarterback Deondre Francois suffered a season-ending knee injury. The Seminoles after start 0-2 were fortunate to beat Wake Forrest last week. Miami meanwhile has been steady and strong so far, winning their first three games. Had Francois been healthy, FSU would have been the choice, but his loss was so big Florida State may struggle just to make a bowl game.
TCU 38 West Virginia 20
When last we saw TCU, they were rolling through Stillwater after shutting down Oklahoma State who entered the game in the Top Ten. West Virginia has played well since losing their season opener to Virginia Tech. However, the Horned Frogs led by the rushing of Darius Anderson will be too much for the Mountaineers to contain. Look for the crowd to help play a big role, as TCU continues to remain unbeaten, as they hope to improve on own their #8 ranking.
Alabama 41 Texas A&M 10
After blowing a 34-point lead to UCLA in the season opener, Texas A&M has been on the money. Winning their last four games, including a 50-43 thriller against Arkansas at AT&T Stadium. Despite their recent success Aggies Coach Kevin Sumlin remains on the hottest season in College Football as fans have been frustrated by the team's play in bowl games and against top-ranked foes. That frustration will continue as Alabama outscoring Vanderbilt and Ole Miss 115-3 in their last two games are just a machine right now.
Michigan 24 Michigan State 13
After getting blown out at home by Notre Dame, Michigan State bounced back nicely with a solid 17-10 win over Iowa. Now they face their arch-rivals from Ann Arbor, looking for some respect from the pollsters as they have yet to crack the Top 25. The Wolverines are a Top Ten team but have not always looked like a National Championship contender as they have had to scratch and claw their way through every game. That trend will continue, as Michigan is missing the big offensive weapons to blow teams out, but their defense is strong and stout enough to get the win every week.
Oregon 27 Washington State 23
At 5-0 Washington State is flying high, especially after their upset win over USC last week in Pullman. This week the Cougars come back to earth as they have to go into Eugene a place they have never fared well. Wazzu is a solid team led by the underrated Luke Falk at quarterback, but they are not yet an elite team. Oregon after a bad 2016 season is quickly clawing their way back into the Pac-12 top teams, this win against #11 Washington State will go a long way to prove that.