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Football Picks Are In…

It is a big weekend in college football.

There are 7 matchups of AP-Ranked teams.

Some of the “mighty” will fall. And some of teams will emerge from the shadows.

Here are my college football picks for today:

PENN STATE over Michigan State – the Nittany Lions are mad about that loss to the Buckeyes last week. Saquon Bradley solidifies his leadership on the Heisman board.

CLEMSON over NC State – the Tigers win this one for Deshaun Watson. It’s all about that Brent Venable led Clemson defense. Kelly Bryant comes back with a vengeance.

STANFORD over Washington State – Mike Leach has become a bit of a cook, I’m going with Bryce Love running this game up for the Trees.

OKLAHOMA over Oklahoma State – Baker Mayfield is tired of the doubters and the haters. The Sooner offense lights up the Cowboys.

ALABAMA over LSU – but goodness gracious I would love to see the Tide go down. I just think the Bama defense is too strong for a Tiger offense that is just now finding some traction. As an Auburn fan, I need the Tide to leave Baton Rouge depleted before the Iron Bowl.

MIAMI over Virginia Tech – the Hurricanes will use this one to shut the critics up. Coaching wins this one.

ARIZONA over USC – I hate to pick against the Trojans, Khalil Tate wins this one with his legs. Tate is a SoCal kid and you can bet he is fired up to play under the lights of the Coliseum.

AUBURN over Texas A&M – it’s a huge loss to have Pettway out again. But Kerryon Johnson’s wheels are still turning thankfully. Auburn’s D will win this one.

OHIO STATE over Iowa – Ohio State’s defensive line will control this game.

IOWA STATE over West Virginia – I keep skimping on the Cyclones and they just keep winning. This road game will be tough, but this team is built for tough games.

TCU over Texas – I can’t stand Gary Patterson, but his team will not lose two in a row.

GEORGIA over South Carolina – the Bulldogs need not look past the Gamecocks, but Kirby Smart will keep the Bulldogs focused.

ARKANSAS over Coastal Carolina – please God, don’t let us lose to CC. #FIREBIELEMA


And, a few quick NFL picks:

SAINTS over the Bucs

GIANTS over the Rams – home field advantage is the ONLY reason I’m not picking the Rams.

FALCONS over the Panthers – Atlanta finally gets back on track. Julio catches at least 2.

COLTS over Texans – the loss of Watson is a huge blow to the Texans emotionally as well as physically.

RAIDERS over the Dolphins – Amari and Carr finally find each other again.

EAGLES over the Broncos – I’ve become a believer in Wentz and Philly. Picking up Ajayi can only make them stronger!

COWBOYS over Chiefs – Zeke is hungry, Dak wants to prove himself.

SEAHAWKS over Redskins – Eddie Lacy picks up steam and Russell finds a way to win.

#WPS #WDE #CLEMSO-N #AmericasTeam

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