College Football Game Picks: Week Five

Givanni Damico | September 28th, 2019

CFB Game Picks

Welcome back to another week of picking the college football games. Let’s shoot for under 10 losses this week. 

5 Ohio State -17 at Nebraska

My Pick: THE Ohio State University

Ohio State could make a huge statement with a dominant win over a solid conference foe today. These are the games that they should win but have lost in each of the last two seasons (Iowa, Purdue). If they cover the spread and blow out Nebraska, they could find themselves in the top four.

18 Virginia at 10 Notre Dame -10.5

My Pick: Notre Dame

Notre Dame held their own against Georgia last week and made them sweat it down to the very last down. There’s no doubt in my mind that this is a talented team who should be able to beat Virginia and cover the spread.

21 USC at 17 Washington -11

My Pick: Washington

I’m developing a reputation as a “Washington hater” because of how I talk about their program. I wrongfully picked against them against BYU and I refuse to make the same mistake this week. USC has a solid program this year and I do think they cover the spread, but this is Jacob Eason’s game to win.

Washington State at 19 Utah -6

My Pick: Wazzu

Washington State’s defense is what destroyed them last week as they lost a high-scoring affair to winless UCLA. It was embarrassing, but I’m sure they’ve spent this week at practice tightening the defense up. Utah does not have an impressive team, despite Lee Corso’s thoughts, and I think they’re upset at home today.

Mississippi State at 7 Auburn -9.5

My Pick: Auburn

Auburn handled Kellen Mond and Texas A&M on the road last week, so I’ll bet on them doing the same to Mississippi State at home. Bo Nix hasn’t looked incredible, but we forget that he’s a true freshman leading one of the best programs in the country to victory after victory. He’ll mature as a quarterback over time, but he’s going to do it again this week. Bo knows winning.

Texas Tech at 6 Oklahoma -27.5
My Pick: Oklahoma

Northwestern at 8 Wisconsin -24
My Pick: Wisconsin

Middle Tennessee at 14 Iowa -24
My Pick: Iowa

Rutgers at 20 Michigan -27.5
My Pick: Michigan, but Rutgers covers

23 Texas A&M at Arkansas
My Pick: Texas A&M

Holy Cross at Syracuse -38
My Pick: Syracuse

Northern Illinois at Vanderbilt -7
My Pick: Vanderbilt

Kansas at TCU
My Pick: TCU

BYU -2.5 at Toledo
My Pick: BYU

Buffalo -2.5 at Miami (OH)
My Pick: Buffalo

Central Michigan at Western Michigan -16.5
My Pick: Western Michigan

Delaware at Pittsburgh -31
My Pick: Pitt

1 Clemson -27.5 at North Carolina
My Pick: Clemson

Ole Miss at 2 Alabama -37.5
My Pick: Alabama

Indiana at 25 Michigan State -14
My Pick: Indiana

If Michigan State wins, it will be because of the defense.

FAU at Charlotte -1
My Pick: FAU

Georgia Tech at Temple -8.5
My Pick: Temple

Wake Forest -6 and Boston College
My Pick: Boston College

Iowa State -3 at Baylor
My Pick: Baylor

Minnesota -1.5 at Purdue
My Pick: Purdue

Coastal Carolina at Appalachian State -15.5
My Pick: App State

Akron -7.5 at UMass
My Pick: Akron

Towson at 9 Florida -38
My Pick: Florida, but Towson covers

SMU -7.5 at USF
My Pick: SMU

Cincinnati -4 at Marshall
My Pick: Marshall

New Mexico at Liberty -7.5
My Pick: Liberty

East Carolina at Old Dominion -3
My Pick: ECU

Arkansas State at Troy -7
My Pick: Troy

Louisiana -3.5 at Georgia Southern
My Pick: Louisiana

UConn at 22 UCF -42.5
My Pick: UCF

24 Kansas State at Oklahoma State -5
My Pick: Oklahoma State

South Alabama at UL Monroe -14.5
My Pick: ULM

Nicholls -3.5 at Texas State
My Pick: Texas State

UTEP at Southern Miss -26.5
My Pick: Southern Miss

UAB -3 at Western Kentucky
My Pick: UAB

LA Tech -8.5 at Rice
My Pick: LA Tech

Stanford -3 at Oregon State
My Pick: Stanford, and they cover

NC State at Florida State -6.5
My Pick: NC State

Kentucky at South Carolina -3
My Pick: Kentucky

Colorado State at Utah State -23.5
My Pick: Utah State

UNLV at Wyoming -9.5
My Pick: Wyoming

Fresno State -20.5 at New Mexico State
My Pick: Fresno State

Houston at North Texas -7.5
My Pick: Houston

UCLA at Arizona -6.5
My Pick: Arizona

Hawaii at Nevada -2.5
My Pick: Nevada

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