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Weekly Predictions for the Power 5 Conferences and more; Frogs on upset Alert with Texas Tech; Pokes, Mountaineers, Bears should romp; Poor Kansas

This week the predictions for Week 4 are divided into conferences.

Big 12

Kansas 17 at Rutgers (Big Ten) 34, noon, Big Ten Network

Rice 13 at No. 5 Baylor 67, 3 p.m.

Maryland (Big Ten) 17 at West Virginia 51, 3 p.m.

No. 24 Oklahoma State 38 at Texas 16, 3:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN2

No. 3 TCU 38 at Texas Tech  41, 4:45 p.m., FOX

TCU will have problems stopping Tech and an upset is quite possible.  It will not be a good place for the Frogs to play after this week in turmoil.  If Tech can get any pressure on Boykin look for a really good and close game.  Oklahoma State will meet the best Texas team of this year.  The Horns are getting better on offense but the Pokes, if they don’t turn it over, will take this one with plenty of room to spare.



California receiver Kenny Lawler (4) catches a touchdown against Texas defensive back Antwuan Davis (25) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

California receiver Kenny Lawler (4) catches a touchdown against Texas defensive back Antwuan Davis (25) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)










Southern 0 at No. 10 Georgia 77, noon, SEC Network

UCF 27 at South Carolina 17, noon, ESPN

No. 8 LSU  30 at Syracuse (ACC) 7, noon, ESPN

Tennessee 27 at Florida 21, 3:30 p.m., CBS

Louisiana Monroe 7 at No. 12 Alabama 44, 4 p.m., SEC Net

No. 14 Texas A&M 31 at Arkansas 14, 7 p.m., ESPN

Vanderbilt 7 at No. 3 Ole Miss  42, 7 p.m., ESPNU

Mississippi State 36 at Auburn 28, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2

No. 25 Missouri 13 at Kentucky 24, 730 p.m., ESPN2

Some good match-ups and close games for Saturday. Miss St and Auburn will be one to watch. Kentucky and Missouri another.  Either could go any which way. Tennessee and Florida will be the game of the day in the SEC.  My money is on the Vols.


Big 10

No. 22 BYU 24 at Michigan 17, noon, ABC

C. Michigan 17 at No. 2 Michigan State 34, noon, Big10 Net

Southern Mississippi 13 at Nebraska 35, noon, ESPNN

Bowling Green 37 at Purdue 20, noon, Big Ten Network

Indiana 24 at Wake Forest (ACC) 27, 12:30 ESPN3

Ohio 10 at Minnesota 24, 3:30 p.m., Big Ten Network

Western Michigan 11 at No. 1 Ohio State 48, 3:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN2

San Diego State 10 at Penn State 21, 3:30 p.m., Big Ten Network

North Texas 17 at Iowa 28, 3:30 p.m., ESPNU

Middle Tennessee 21 at Illinois 45, 4 p.m. ESPNN

Ball State 16 at No. 17 Northwestern 31, 8 p.m., Big Ten Network

Hawaii 7 at Wisconsin 24, 8 p.m. Big Ten Network

BYU and Michigan in the Big House is the game I would attend in the Big Ten.  A nice match up and it could be Michigan’s week. I’ll take BYU in a close one but it’s a crap shoot.



Boise State 22 at Virginia 24, 8 p.m., ESPN

No. 20 Georgia Tech 34 at Duke 17, noon, ESPN2

Delaware 13 at North Carolina 38, 12:30, ESPN3

Northern Illinois 19 at Boston College 17, 1 p.m., ESPN3

Virginia Tech 20 at ECU 19, 3:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN2

Samford 21 at Louisville 29, 6 p.m., ESPN3

N.C. State 35 at South Alabama 10, 8 p.m., ESPNN

Boise State and Virginia will be close.



No. 21 Stanford 47 at Oregon State 14, 10 p.m., Fox Sports 1

Nicholls State 17 at Colorado 37, 1:30 p.m

California 37at Washington 34, 5 p.m., PAC 12 Network

No. 9 UCLA 38 at No. 16 Arizona 31, 8 p.m., ABC

No. 18 Utah 22 at No. 13 Oregon 28, 8:30 p.m

No. 19 USC 24 at Arizona State 30, 10:30 p.m., ESPN

The best set of games in the country are in the PAC.  Utah at Oregon will be tight and a possible upset special. Same with Arizona State…take the Sun Devils.  As with UCLA and Arizona, the Bruins are my pick. Arizona’s defense will suffer.

Massachusetts 10 at No. 6 Notre Dame 48, 3:30 p.m., NBC

The rest of the games:

Thursday, Sept. 24

Cincinnati 20 at Memphis 40, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

Saturday, Sept. 26

Navy 25 at Connecticut 14, noon, CBS Sports Network
Florida Intl. 21 at La. Tech 41, 2:30 p.m.
New Mexico 9 at Wyoming 17, 3 p.m.
Miami (OH) 17 at Western Kentucky 31, 3:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network
Appalachian State 24 at Old Dominion 31, 3:30 p.mMarshall 38 at Kent State 18, 3:30 p.m., ESPN3
Nevada 27 at Buffalo 24, 3:30 p.m., ESPN3Army 14   at Eastern Michigan 12, 6 p.m., ESPN3
Akron 28 at Louisiana Lafayette 14, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Arkansas State 7 at Toledo  17, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Florida Atlantic 21at UNC Charlotte 26, 7 p.m.
Colorado State 41 at Texas San Antonio 17, 7 p.m., CBS Sports Network
James Madison 20 at SMU 52, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Idaho State 12 at UNLV 19, 9 p.m.
Georgia Southern 56 at Idaho 16, 9 p.m.
Fresno State  21at San Jose State 34, 10:30 p.m., CBS Sports

Texas State 14 at Houston 45, 8 p.m., ESPN3






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