#4 Penn State26
#17 Minnesota31
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#12 Baylor29
TCU23
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#2 LSU46
#3 Alabama41
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#16 Kansas State24
Texas27
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#18 Iowa22
#13 Wisconsin24
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Missouri0
#6 Georgia27
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Iowa State41
#9 Oklahoma42
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2019 Week Nine College Football Predictions For Every Game

For the time being this thread will be using the AP Top 25. Check out the current CSD Prime Computer Rankings here.

Note: Because the CSD Prime model does not rate FCS teams, no score prediction will be made for FBS vs FCS games.

Last Week’s Picks
OVERALL RECORD

Straight Up: 405-91 (82%)
Against The Spread Best Bets: 49-41-2

BEST BETS WEEK NINE

Houston (+14) vs SMU – Thursday, 7:30 PM ET, ESPN
Colorado (+13.5) vs USC – Friday, 9 PM ET, ESPN2
Kansas State (+24) vs Oklahoma – 12 PM ET, ABC
Ball State (-2.5) vs Ohio – 2 PM ET, ESPN+
Nevada (+14) @ Wyoming – 2 PM ET, AT&T Sports Network
Western Kentucky (+6.5) @ Marshall – 2:30 PM ET, Facebook
Indiana (+2) @ Nebraska – 3:30 PM ET, BTN
Maryland (+17) @ Minnesota – 3:30 PM ET, ESPN
Syracuse (+10.5) @ Florida State – 3:30 PM ET, ESPN2
Michigan State (+6.5) vs Penn State – 3:30 PM ET, ABC
Middle Tennessee (+2.5) vs FIU – 3:30 PM ET, NFL Network
Temple (+10.5) vs UCF – 7 PM ET, ESPN2
Georgia State (+1) vs Troy – 7 PM ET, ESPN+
Colorado State (+14.5) @ Fresno State – 7:30 PM ET, ESPNU
Air Force (-2.5) vs Utah State – 10:15 PM ET, ESPN2

WEEK NINE PICKS

#16 SMU (7-0, 3-0 AAC) @ Houston (3-4, 1-2 AAC)
Thursday, October 24th at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN
Vegas Line: SMU -14

CSD Prime Pick: SMU 37, Houston 28

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Houston +14

USC (4-3, 3-1 Pac-12) @ Colorado (3-4, 1-3 Pac-12)
Friday, October 25th at 9 PM ET on ESPN2
Vegas Line: USC -13.5

CSD Prime Pick: USC 36, Colorado 28

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Colorado +13.5

#13 Wisconsin (6-1, 3-1 Big Ten) @ #3 Ohio State (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten)

Saturday, October 26th at 12 PM ET on FOX
Vegas Line: Ohio State -14

This game doesn’t feel quite as big as it would have if Wisconsin hadn’t lost to Illinois last week, but this will be our first true chance to see Ohio State, a team many say has looked to be the best in the nation in 2019, truly tested. The Wisconsin defense, while good, hasn’t faced on offense anywhere close to the level of Ohio State’s yet this year, and Justin Fields is quite a few steps above Illinois QB Brandon Peters. I don’t think this will be an easy game for Ohio State, but it won’t ever be in doubt either.

CSD Prime Pick: Ohio State 31, Wisconsin 17

#5 Oklahoma (7-0, 4-0 Big 12) @ Kansas State (4-2, 1-2 Big 12)

Saturday, October 26th at 12 PM ET on ABC
Vegas Line: Oklahoma -24

After a 3-0 start to the year things cooled down for Kansas State, the Wildcats dropped two straight before rebounding with a win against TCU last week. They run into the buzzsaw that is Oklahoma to kick off the day on ABC, and while I see the Sooners easily winning, the K-State secondary should keep it respectable and well within the 24 point line that Vegas tagged this one with.

CSD Prime Pick: Oklahoma 36, Kansas State 19

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Kansas State +24

#20 Iowa (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten) @ Northwestern (1-5, 0-4 Big Ten)
Saturday, October 26th at 12 PM ET on ESPN2
Vegas Line: Iowa -10.5

CSD Prime Pick: Iowa 21, Northwestern 14

#21 Appalachian State (6-0, 3-0 Sun Belt) @ South Alabama (1-6, 0-3 Sun Belt)
Saturday, October 26th at 12 PM ET on ESPNU
Vegas Line: Appalachian State -25

CSD Prime Pick: Appalachian State 37, South Alabama 16

Miami (3-4, 1-3 ACC) @ Pittsburgh (5-2, 2-1 ACC)
Saturday, October 26th at 12 PM ET on ESPN
Vegas Line: Pitt -5.5

CSD Prime Pick: Pittsburgh 26, Miami 19

San Jose State (3-4) @ Army (3-4)
Saturday, October 26th at 12 PM ET on CBSSN
Vegas Line: Army -9.5

CSD Prime Pick: Army 32, San Jose State 24

Mississippi State (3-4, 1-3 SEC) @ Texas A&M (4-3, 2-2 SEC)

Saturday, October 26th at 12 PM ET on SEC Network
Vegas Line: Texas A&M -10

Two teams much better than their records indicate square off here in a battle of SEC West foes. Mississippi State could really use a win coming off of three straight losses, but the Bulldog offense has been shaky, and with the home field advantage I see Kellen Mond and the Aggies winning this one comfortably.

CSD Prime Pick: Texas A&M 28, Mississippi State 19

Illinois (3-4, 1-3 Big Ten) @ Purdue (2-5, 1-3 Big Ten)
Saturday, October 26th at 12 PM ET on BTN
Vegas Line: Purdue -8

CSD Prime Pick: Purdue 32, Illinois 25

Liberty (5-2) @ Rutgers (1-6)
Saturday, October 26th at 12 PM ET on BTN
Vegas Line: Liberty -7.5

CSD Prime Pick: Liberty 24, Rutgers 19

Bowling Green (2-5, 1-2 MAC) @ Western Michigan (4-4, 2-2 MAC)
Saturday, October 26th at 12 PM ET on ESPN3
Vegas Line: Western Michigan -26.5

CSD Prime Pick: Western Michigan 40, Bowling Green 22

Southern Miss (4-3, 2-1 C-USA) @ Rice (0-7, 0-3 C-USA)
Saturday, October 26th at 1 PM ET on ESPN+
Vegas Line: Southern Miss -10

CSD Prime Pick: Southern Miss 31, Rice 19

Nevada (4-3, 1-2 MW) @ Wyoming (5-2, 2-1 MW)
Saturday, October 26th at 2 PM ET on AT&T Sports Network
Vegas Line: Wyoming -14

CSD Prime Pick: Wyoming 25, Nevada 16

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Nevada +14

Ohio (3-4, 2-1 MAC) @ Ball State (4-3, 3-0 MAC)
Saturday, October 26th at 2 PM ET on ESPN+
Vegas Line: Ball State -2.5

CSD Prime Pick: Ball State 33, Ohio 27

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Ball State -2.5

Western Kentucky (5-2, 4-0 C-USA) @ Marshall (4-3, 2-1 C-USA)
Saturday, October 26th at 2:30 PM ET on Facebook
Vegas Line: Marshall -6.5

CSD Prime Pick: Marshall 22, Western Kentucky 21

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Western Kentucky +6.5

New Mexico State (0-7) @ Georgia Southern (3-3)
Saturday, October 26th at 3 PM ET on ESPN3
Vegas Line: Georgia Southern -14.5

CSD Prime Pick: Georgia Southern 30, New Mexico State 20

#9 Auburn (6-1, 3-1 SEC) @ #2 LSU (7-0, 3-0 SEC)

Saturday, October 26th at 3:30 PM ET on CBS
Vegas Line: LSU -11.5

LSU, already having taken care of Texas and Florida in big games earlier this year, now must defend their 7-0 record at home against a sneaky Auburn team before the pre-Alabama bye week. The Auburn defense has carried the Tigers to a great 6-1 start despite some inconsistent play from freshman QB Bo Nix, who threw three picks in the loss to Florida, but they run into maybe the best quarterback in the country in Joe Burrow. Burrow holds an absurd 79% completion rate on the year and while he won’t hit that mark against the talented Auburn pass rush, but the LSU offense will keep chugging late against a tired AU defense and the Tigers will go into Tuscaloosa unbeaten on November 9th.

CSD Prime Pick: LSU 33, Auburn 24

#6 Penn State (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) @ Michigan State (4-3, 2-2 Big Ten)

Saturday, October 26th at 3:30 PM ET on ABC
Vegas Line: Penn State -6.5

Mark Dantonio comes into this one 4-1 against James Franklin and off a bye. While his Spartans have flown under the radar due to their slow tempoed style, this is a really good team that ran into a tough schedule. With the home field edge, off a bye, I think an upset of the #6 Nittany Lions is much more likely than most would give credit. That being said, the MSU offense is just nonexistent, and Penn State and their array of tremendous playmakers will likely need to break the Spartan defense just a handful of times to feel good about their chances. I think they do that and win this one tight.

CSD Prime Pick: Penn State 21, Michigan State 20

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Michigan State +6.5

#15 Texas (5-2, 3-1 Big 12) @ TCU (3-3, 1-2 Big 12)

Saturday, October 26th at 3:30 PM ET on FOX
Vegas Line: Texas -1

Texas looked incredibly shaky in a game few saw against Kansas last week, the Longhorns needed a game-winning field goal at the buzzer to knock off the lowly Jayhawks. They look to get back on the right track against a solid TCU team that has been the victim of a rough schedule. I like the Horned Frogs’ defense, but they just don’t have a quarterback right now and Sam Ehlinger and the Longhorns will pick up the win late in a tight one.

CSD Prime Pick: Texas 33, TCU 29

Maryland (3-4, 1-3 Big Ten) @ #17 Minnesota (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten)
Saturday, October 26th at 3:30 PM ET on ESPN
Vegas Line: Minnesota -17

CSD Prime Pick: Minnesota 32, Maryland 28

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Maryland +17

Oklahoma State (4-3, 1-3 Big 12) @ #23 Iowa State (5-2, 3-1 Big 12)

Saturday, October 26th at 3:30 PM ET on FS1
Vegas Line: Iowa State -10.5

It goes to show how good the Big 12 is that a very solid Oklahoma State team sits 1-3 right now in the conference and looks to be likely to fall to 1-4. They run into an Iowa State team that I am liking more and more every week. The Cyclones are led by stud QB Brock Purdy, an accuracy machine. With him at the helm, the Cyclones will have no issue making this into a shootout, and I think they’ll win it fairly comfortably despite some poor defense on both sides.

CSD Prime Pick: Iowa State 41, Oklahoma State 28

UConn (1-6) @ UMass (1-6)
Saturday, October 26th at NESN
Vegas Line: UConn -10

CSD Prime Pick: UConn 35, UMass 29

North Texas (3-4, 2-1 C-USA) @ Charlotte (2-5, 0-3 C-USA)
Saturday, October 26th at 3:30 PM ET on ESPN+
Vegas Line: North Texas -4

CSD Prime Pick: North Texas 36, Charlotte 32

FIU (4-3, 2-2 C-USA) @ Middle Tennessee (2-5, 1-2 C-USA)
Saturday, October 26th at 3:30 PM ET on NFL Network
Vegas Line: FIU -2.5

CSD Prime Pick: Middle Tennessee 31, FIU 26

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Middle Tennessee +2.5

Florida Atlantic (4-3, 2-1 C-USA) @ Old Dominion (1-6, 0-3 C-USA)
Saturday, October 26th at 3:30 PM ET on ESPN+
Vegas Line: FAU -14

CSD Prime Pick: Florida Atlantic 31, Old Dominion 20

Syracuse (3-4, 0-3 ACC) @ Florida State (3-4, 2-3 ACC)
Saturday, October 26th at 3:30 PM ET on ESPN2
Vegas Line: Florida State -10.5

CSD Prime Pick: Florida State 28, Syracuse 23

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Syracuse +10.5

Virginia (5-2, 3-1 ACC) @ Louisville (4-3, 2-2 ACC)
Saturday, October 26th at 3:30 PM ET on ACC Network
Vegas Line: Virginia -3.5

CSD Prime Pick: Virginia 31, Louisville 25

Arizona (4-3, 2-2 Pac-12) @ Stanford (3-4, 2-3 Pac-12)
Saturday, October 26th at 3:30 PM ET on Pac-12 Network
Vegas Line: Pick’em

CSD Prime Pick: Arizona 26, Stanford 25

Indiana (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten) @ Nebraska (4-3, 2-2 Big Ten)
Saturday, October 26th at 3:30 PM ET on BTN
Vegas Line: Nebraska -2

CSD Prime Pick: Indiana 30, Nebraska 28

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Indiana +2

Tulane (5-2, 2-1 AAC) @ Navy (5-1, 3-1 AAC)
Saturday, October 26th at 3:30 PM ET on CBSSN
Vegas Line: Navy -3.5

CSD Prime Pick: Navy 30, Tulane 26

Central Michigan (5-3, 3-1 MAC) @ Buffalo (3-4, 1-2 MAC)
Saturday, October 26th at 3:30 PM ET on ESPN+
Vegas Line: Buffalo -2.5

CSD Prime Pick: Buffalo 25, Central Michigan 21

Eastern Michigan (4-3, 1-2 MAC) @ Toledo (4-3, 1-2 MAC)
Saturday, October 26th at 3:30 PM ET on ESPN+
Vegas Line: Toledo -3.5

CSD Prime Pick: Toledo 27, Eastern Michigan 25

Miami (OH) (3-4, 2-1 MAC) @ Kent State (3-4, 2-1 MAC)
Saturday, October 26th at 3:30 PM ET on ESPN+
Vegas Line: Kent State -2.5

CSD Prime Pick: Kent State 27, Miami (OH) 23

Akron (0-7, 0-3 MAC) @ Northern Illinois (2-5, 1-2 MAC)
Saturday, October 26th at 3:30 PM ET on ESPN3
Vegas Line: NIU -24

CSD Prime Pick: Northern Illinois 30, Akron 10

USF (3-4, 1-2 AAC) @ East Carolina (3-4, 0-3 AAC)
Saturday, October 26th at 3:45 PM ET on ESPNU
Vegas Line: USF -2

CSD Prime Pick: USF 26, East Carolina 24

Hawai’i (4-3, 1-2 MW) @ New Mexico (2-5, 0-3 MW)
Saturday, October 26th at 4 PM ET on Facebook Video
Vegas Line: Hawai’i -10

CSD Prime Pick: Hawai’i 41, New Mexico 34

Duke (4-3, 2-2 ACC) @ North Carolina (3-4, 2-2 ACC)
Saturday, October 26th at 4 PM ET on ACC Network Extra
Vegas Line: UNC -3.5

CSD Prime Pick: North Carolina 31, Duke 27

South Carolina (3-4, 2-3 SEC) @ Tennessee (2-5, 1-3 SEC)
Saturday, October 26th at 4 PM ET on SEC Network
Vegas Line: South Carolina -4

CSD Prime Pick: South Carolina 25, Tennessee 21

Arkansas (2-5, 0-4 SEC) @ #1 Alabama (7-0, 4-0 SEC)
Saturday, October 26th at 7 PM ET on ESPN
Vegas Line: Alabama -32.5

CSD Prime Pick: Alabama 46, Arkansas 10

Texas Tech (3-4, 1-3 Big 12) @ Kansas (2-5, 0-4 Big 12)
Saturday, October 26th at 7 PM ET on FS1
Vegas Line: Texas Tech -3.5

CSD Prime Pick: Texas Tech 38, Kansas 32

UCF (5-2, 2-1 AAC) @ Temple (5-2, 2-1 AAC)

Saturday, October 26th at 7 PM ET on ESPN2
Vegas Line: UCF -10.5

The American title race is really tight, with seven teams still with one or fewer losses in conference, that includes Temple and UCF in the East, two teams chasing Cincinnati for a spot in the AAC title game. UCF has looked shaky in recent weeks, and the Golden Knights are 0-2 on the road this year. I like Temple and QB Anthony Russo to rebound from a poor performance against SMU last week, and I see the Owls winning this one straight up as double digit dogs.

CSD Prime Pick: Temple 32, UCF 31

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Temple +10.5

Memphis (6-1, 2-1 AAC) @ Tulsa (2-5, 0-3 AAC)
Saturday, October 26th at 7 PM ET on CBSSN
Vegas Line: Memphis -10.5

CSD Prime Pick: Memphis 36, Tulsa 25

Texas State (2-4, 1-1 Sun Belt) @ Arkansas State (3-4, 1-2 Sun Belt)
Saturday, October 26th at 7 PM ET on ESPN+
Vegas Line: Arkansas State -11.5

CSD Prime Pick: Arkansas State 34, Texas State 24

Troy (3-3, 1-1 Sun Belt) @ Georgia State (5-2, 2-1 Sun Belt)
Saturday, October 26th at 7 PM ET on ESPN+
Vegas Line: Troy -1

CSD Prime Pick: Georgia State 36, Troy 31

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Georgia State +1

Boston College (4-3, 2-2 ACC) @ #4 Clemson (7-0, 5-0 ACC)
Saturday, October 26th at 7:30 PM ET on ACC Network
Vegas Line: Clemson -34

CSD Prime Pick: Clemson 44, Boston College 15

#8 Notre Dame (5-1) @ #19 Michigan (5-2)

Saturday, October 26th at 7:30 PM ET on ABC
Vegas Line: Michigan -1

The ABC primetime game sees an old rivalry reignited as Notre Dame takes on Michigan under the lights. I don’t have a good read on this one, I’m much more confident in Michigan than most, and Shea Patterson looked the best he ever has for the Wolverines last week in the second half against Penn State. On the other side, Notre Dame is a team I’m not sure we’ve truly seen tested yet, and they struggled against an up-and-down USC team their last time out. Off a bye I see Notre Dame winning this one tight on the road, but it truly is a toss-up.

CSD Prime Pick: Notre Dame 24, Michigan 23

#24 Arizona State (5-2, 2-2 Pac-12) @ UCLA (2-5, 2-2 Pac-12)
Saturday, October 26th at 7:30 PM ET on Pac-12 Network
Vegas Line: Arizona State -3.5

CSD Prime Pick: Arizona State 30, UCLA 23

Colorado State (2-5, 1-2 MW) @ Fresno State (3-3, 1-1 MW)
Saturday, October 26th at 7:30 PM ET on ESPNU
Vegas Line: Fresno State -14.5

CSD Prime Pick: Fresno State 31, Colorado State 24

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Colorado State +14.5

Missouri (5-2, 2-1 SEC) @ Kentucky (3-4, 1-4 SEC)
Saturday, October 26th at 7:30 PM ET on SEC Network
Vegas Line: Missouri -10.5

CSD Prime Pick: Missouri 27, Kentucky 20

Louisiana Tech (6-1, 3-0 C-USA) @ UTEP (1-5, 0-3 C-USA)
Saturday, October 26th at 8 PM ET on ESPN3
Vegas Line: Louisiana Tech -21

CSD Prime Pick: Louisiana Tech 33, UTEP 18

California (4-3, 1-3 Pac-12) @ #12 Utah (6-1, 3-1 Pac-12)
Saturday, October 26th at 10 PM ET on FS1
Vegas Line: Utah -21.5

CSD Prime Pick: Utah 26, California 9

Utah State (4-2, 3-0 MW) @ Air Force (5-2, 3-1 MW)

Saturday, October 26th at 10:15 PM ET on ESPN2
Vegas Line: Air Force -2.5

The two best Mountain West squads not named Boise State square off in the nightcap Saturday. Air Force really impressed me against Hawai’i last week and at home, against an Aggie team that has struggled on defense this year, the talented Air Force offense will show the country their strength as a contender for the best team in the Mountain West.

CSD Prime Pick: Air Force 31, Utah State 25

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Air Force -2.5

Washington State (4-3, 1-3 Pac-12) @ #11 Oregon (6-1, 4-0 Pac-12)

Saturday, October 26th at 10:30 PM ET on ESPN
Vegas Line: Oregon -14

The ESPN nightcap comes from the Pac-12 where Oregon will look to all but lock up their North crown with a win over Mike Leach and Washington State. The Wazzu pass defense is skittish at best, and I feel great about Oregon QB Justin Herbert’s chances of picking it apart. The Duck defense should be able to limit the Cougars, who under Mike Leach are quite the one-trick pony on offense. Give me Oregon, big.

CSD Prime Pick: Oregon 38, Washington State 22

San Diego State (6-1, 3-1 MW) @ UNLV (2-5, 0-3 MW)
Saturday, October 26th at 10:30 PM ET on CBSSN
Vegas Line: SDSU -13

CSD Prime Pick: San Diego State 26, UNLV 17

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