Forecaster Frank's College Six Picks
Rutgers 20 Boston College 17
This could be the biggest game in the career of Chris Ash. Ash is in his fourth year at Rutgers, and it time to see some results. The Scarlet Knights come into the game 1-1, having lost 30-0 two weeks ago at Iowa. Boston College, meanwhile comes into the game 2-1, following an embarrassing loss to Kansas at home. Rutgers is 3-28 against power-five teams since Ash took over in New Jersey. The offense might be lacking, but Rutgers has shown signs of having a competitive defense, putting the pressure on the Eagles, they will get the feel-good win they have been waiting for in Piscataway.
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Michigan 31 Wisconsin 20
Michigan came into the season having its eyes on making the College Football Playoff. However, after two unimpressive wins over Middle Tennessee and Army at home, the douters have descended all over Ann Arbour. Wisconsin has a strong defense and is home, looking to exact revenge for its 38-21 loss last year against the Wolverines. The Badgers are a solid team, and Michigan will need to put forth its best effort. Shea Patterson needs to start proving now he can win big football, and this is the first of many tests to come for Jim Harbaugh's team. Both teams are coming off a bye and should be at their best, which should be good news for the Maize and Blue.
Texas A&M 30 Auburn 20
Conference play begins for Auburn and freshman quarterback Bo Nix, who has already shown some real big play ability. Texas A&M meanwhile is 2-1 coming off another loss to Clemson, where they played well but did not have the necessary manpower to steal the game. Nix will be successful and will have many wins to come for the Tigers, but this game on the road will be one of those learning experiences. The Aggies have a strong defense and excellent running attack led by Isaiah Spiller.
Oregon 30 Stanford 24
This season could be on the verge of getting away from Stanford as they sit 1-2 as they host Oregon. The Cardinal should get a boost from the return of quarterback K.J. Costello who has been out since suffering a concussion in their Week 1 win over Northwestern. The Ducks need to win this game just as badly, as Stanford as become a major nemesis over the years. Oregon has won their last two games impressively after, that bad loss in Week 1. This is a game that Justin Herbert must be the best player on the field if Oregon is to be taken seriously. Expect a hard fight, with the Ducks getting the win in the end.
Texas 41 Oklahoma State 34
Despite their loss to LSU, there is still optimism in Austin, for the Longhorns to have a great season. Texas was in the game until the fourth quarter, before losing to what could be a playoff contender. If Texas is to truly make its mark, this is a game they must win. Its a conference battle against a team with a soft defense. Oklahoma State does have a potent offense, with running back Chuba Hubbard leading the nation with 521 yards through three games. Expect this one to be another Big XII style shootout, with Sam Ehlinger having a big game through the air for Texas to get the win.
Georgia 38 Notre Dame 27
This could be mission impossible for Notre Dame. Last season they went 12-0 but lost in the CFP Semifinals to Clemson. In that game, the Irish were exposed. They are a solid program and worthy of being a top ten team, but against the upper echelon, they don't really have a chance to get a win. Georgia is another team that is among the upper echelon. For Notre Dame short of a miracle, they are not going to win in Georgia. Ian Book is a decent quarterback but is no match for Jake Fromm as is the Irish defense compared to the Georgia offense. The best Notre Dame can hope for is, to be in the game in the fourth quarter, and that will be accomplished.