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College Football Schedule, Picks, and Predictions For Every Game – Week 10

The biggest week of the college football season so far is here as #8 Florida takes on #5 Georgia and #1 Clemson takes on #4 Notre Dame in two games with massive CFP implications. Also on the docket:

  • The Pac-12 finally starts their season! This week’s schedule is highlighted by Arizona State vs #20 USC
  • A Friday night showdown out west as #9 BYU takes on #21 Boise State
  • #13 Indiana hopes to cement their status as the Big Ten East’s #2 as they host #23 Michigan, meanwhile, Northwestern and Nebraska jockey for position in the West
  • #25 Liberty, ranked for the first time in school history, looks to hold onto that spot against Virginia Tech
  • #22 Texas and West Virginia hope to stay alive in the Big 12 title picture, but only one can
  • #7 Texas A&M, a College Football Playoff darkhorse, is on upset watch @ South Carolina

2020 Prediction Stats

Straight Up: 191-65 (74%)
ATS Best Bets: 29-23 (+3.4 units)
ATS Total: 125-115-16

Best Bets

#21 Boise State (+3) vs #9 BYU – Friday, 9:45 PM ET, FS1
Temple (+18.5) vs #18 SMU – 12 PM ET, ESPN+
Tulane (-2.5) @ East Carolina – 12 PM ET, ESPN+
Troy (+1) @ Georgia Southern – 1 PM ET, ESPN3
Florida State (+2.5) vs Pittsburgh – 4 PM ET, ACC Network

Wednesday, November 4th

Eastern Michigan (0-0 MAC) @ Kent State (0-0 MAC)
6 PM ET, ESPN+
Vegas Line: Kent State -6.5

CSD Pick: Kent State 36, Eastern Michigan 30

Western Michigan (0-0 MAC) @ Akron (0-0 MAC)
6 PM ET, ESPN3
Vegas Line: Western Michigan -17

CSD Pick: Western Michigan 30, Akron 18

Buffalo (0-0 MAC) @ Northern Illinois (0-0 MAC)
7 PM ET, ESPN2
Vegas Line: Buffalo -9.5

CSD Pick: Buffalo 33, Northern Illinois 19

Ohio (0-0 MAC) @ Central Michigan (0-0 MAC)
7 PM ET, ESPN
Vegas Line: Pick’em

CSD Pick: Ohio 32, Central Michigan 31

Ball State (0-0 MAC) @ Miami OH (0-0 MAC)
7 PM ET, CBSSN
Vegas Line: Miami (OH) -3

CSD Pick: Miami OH 30, Ball State 27

Bowling Green (0-0 MAC) @ Toledo (0-0 MAC)
8 PM ET, ESPNU
Vegas Line: Toledo -18

CSD Pick: Toledo 38, Bowling Green 17

Thursday, November 5th

Utah State (0-2, 0-2 MW) @ Nevada (2-0, 2-0 MW)
7 PM ET, FS1
Vegas Line: Nevada -13.5

CSD Pick: Nevada 34, Utah State 19

Wyoming (1-1, 1-1 MW) @ Colorado State (0-1, 0-1 MW)
9 PM ET, CBSSN
Vegas Line: Wyoming -3.5

CSD Pick: Wyoming 28, Colorado State 24

Friday, November 6th

#11 Miami (5-1, 4-1 ACC) @ NC State (4-2, 4-2 ACC)
7:30 PM ET, ESPN
Vegas Line: Miami -8.5

CSD Pick: Miami 31, NC State 25

San Jose State (2-0, 2-0 MW) @ San Diego State (2-0, 2-0 MW)
9 PM ET, CBSSN
Vegas Line: San Diego State -10

CSD Pick: San Diego State 32, San Jose State 22

#9 BYU (7-0) @ #21 Boise State (2-0)

9:45 PM ET, FS1
Vegas Line: BYU -3

An 0 must go on Friday night, as the two biggest non-P5s on the West Coast will face off in primetime. Both squads have looked great so far this year. Not only are both undefeated, but they are a combined 7-1-1 against the spread, an incredible mark. I don’t see either of these teams quite at a College Football Playoff level, but either making it into the New Year’s Six would not be surprising.

For BYU, QB Zach Wilson is a star, and while Boise State’s normal #1 QB, Hank Bachmeier, will be out with COVID, Boise backup Jack Sears was great last week against Air Force, throwing three touchdowns and only three incompletions. Sears’ performance last week was enough to quell my fears in the passing game, and I like Boise’s defense a lot better than BYU’s. I’ve got the Broncos ending BYU’s dreams on the blue turf.

CSD Pick: Boise State 32, BYU 31

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Boise State +3

Saturday, November 7th

#23 Michigan (1-1 Big Ten) @ #13 Indiana (2-0 Big Ten)

12 PM ET, FS1
Vegas Line: Michigan -3.5

The Big Ten East is a mess, but the question as to who the #2 is behind Ohio State will get some clarity on Saturday as Michigan takes on Indiana. The Hoosiers have had an excellent start to the year, holding victories over Penn State and Rutgers, but they run into Michigan, a program that has beaten down Indiana in recent years, in fact, the Wolverines have beaten Indiana 24 straight times. I’m not betting against that. This is where Indiana’s luck runs out.

CSD Pick: Michigan 31, Indiana 27

#18 SMU (6-1, 3-1 American) @ Temple (1-3, 1-3 American)
12 PM ET, ESPN+
Vegas Line: SMU -18.5

SMU has been a little overhyped this year, and I feel that this Temple squad, at home, will finally take a step forward after underachieving thus far in 2020, expect this to be a lot tighter than the 18.5-point spread indicates.

CSD Pick: SMU 37, Temple 26

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Temple +18.5

Arizona State (0-0 Pac-12) @ #20 USC (0-0 Pac-12)

12 PM ET, FOX
Vegas Line: USC -10.5

The legendary 9 AM local kick! This is, of course, a terrible idea, but it should be a good game between two of the Pac-12 favorites. I happen to be a lot higher on USC than most, seeing the Trojans as a potential playoff contender down the road, and they’ll show that they mean business with a double-digit victory to open the year in the national spotlight.

CSD Pick: USC 34, Arizona State 24

West Virginia (4-2, 3-2 Big 12) @ #22 Texas (4-2, 3-2 Big 12)

12 PM ET, ABC
Vegas Line: Texas -7

The loser of this game may have their Big 12 title hopes dashed, so this is a big one. Both teams are fresh off of big wins over ranked foes, but only one can continue that streak. Texas is at home and Sam Ehlinger is a playmaker near unmatched in College Football, so I’ll take the Longhorns, but it will be tight.

CSD Pick: Texas 32, West Virginia 25

#25 Liberty (6-0) @ Virginia Tech (4-2)

12 PM ET, ACC Network
Vegas Line: Virginia Tech -16.5

The best chance we’ll have of seeing a ranked team go down on Saturday will be #25 Liberty traveling to Virginia Tech. The Flames have had a nice start to the year, they beat Syracuse, but they aren’t in VT’s league. Give me the Hokies, big.

CSD Pick: Virginia Tech 44, Liberty 25

USF (1-5, 0-4 American) @ Memphis (3-2, 2-2 American)
12 PM ET, ESPN+
Vegas Line: Memphis -17.5

CSD Pick: Memphis 40, USF 21

Tulane (3-4, 1-4 American) @ East Carolina (1-4, 1-3 American)
12 PM ET, ESPN+
Vegas Line: Tulane -2.5

Something about this line feels very wrong. I really like this Tulane team – they can rush the passer, the run game looked great last week, and they’ll easily cover 2.5 against ECU.

CSD Pick: Tulane 34, East Carolina 28

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Tulane -2.5

North Carolina (4-2, 4-2 ACC) @ Duke (2-5, 1-5 ACC)
12 PM ET, ESPN2
Vegas Line: North Carolina -9

CSD Pick: North Carolina 38, Duke 27

UL Monroe (0-7, 0-4 Sun Belt) @ Georgia State (2-3, 1-3 Sun Belt)
12 PM ET, ESPN3
Vegas Line: Georgia State -19.5

CSD Pick: Georgia State 35, UL Monroe 18

Nebraska (0-1 Big Ten) @ Northwestern (2-0 Big Ten)
12 PM ET, BTN
Vegas Line: Northwestern -4

CSD Pick: Northwestern 27, Nebraska 25

Michigan State (1-1 Big Ten) @ Iowa (0-2 Big Ten)
12 PM ET, ESPN
Vegas Line: Iowa -7

CSD Pick: Iowa 28, Michigan State 19

Arkansas State (3-4, 1-3 Sun Belt) @ Louisiana (5-1, 3-1 Sun Belt)
12 PM ET, ESPNU
Vegas Line: Louisiana -13

CSD Pick: Louisiana 41, Arkansas State 27

Troy (4-2, 2-1 Sun Belt) @ Georgia Southern (3-2, 2-2 Sun Belt)
1 PM ET, ESPN3
Vegas Line: Georgia Southern -1

The wrong team is favored here. Troy stomped Arkansas State 38-10 last week, and they’ll continue that momentum here against a middling Georgia Southern squad.

CSD Pick: Troy 30, Georgia Southern 27

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Troy +1

Boston College (4-3, 3-3 ACC) @ Syracuse (1-6, 1-5 ACC)
2 PM ET, ESPN3
Vegas Line: Boston College -13.5

CSD Pick: Boston College 32, Syracuse 18

UMass (0-1) @ #16 Marshall (5-0)
2:30 PM ET, ESPN+
Vegas Line: Marshall -43.5

CSD Pick: Marshall 44, UMass 9

North Alabama (0-2) @ Southern Miss (1-5)
3 PM ET, ESPN3
Vegas Line: Southern Miss -16

CSD Pick: Southern Miss 36, North Alabama 9

Appalachian State (4-1, 2-0 Sun Belt) @ Texas State (1-7, 1-3 Sun Belt)
3 PM ET, ESPN+
Vegas Line: Appalachian State -17

CSD Pick: Appalachian State 38, Texas State 22

#8 Florida (3-1 SEC) vs. #5 Georgia (4-1 SEC) in Jacksonville, FL

3:30 PM ET, CBS
Vegas Line: Georgia -6

A potential College Football Playoff eliminator game out of the SEC, where it seems unlikely the loser of this game has any chance of making the big dance. Is this the biggest “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” in recent memory? Probably.

Both teams have dropped a game already this year: Florida to Texas A&M and Georgia to Alabama. The UF offense has been great so far – Kyle Trask is excellent, and the run games deserve more credit, but the Gator defense is a problem. Stetson Bennett will do enough, the Georgia defense will hold strong, and the Bulldogs will continue their march to an eventual rematch with Alabama

CSD Pick: Georgia 31, Florida 26

Houston (2-2, 2-1 American) @ #6 Cincinnati (5-0, 3-0 American)
3:30 PM ET, ABC
Vegas Line: Cincinnati -10.5

CSD Pick: Cincinnati 35, Houston 21

Kansas (0-6, 0-5 Big 12) @ #19 Oklahoma (4-2, 3-2 Big 12)
3:30 PM ET, ESPN
Vegas Line: Oklahoma -37

CSD Pick: Oklahoma 47, Kansas 10

Maryland (1-1 Big Ten) @ Penn State (0-2 Big Ten)
3:30 PM ET, BTN
Vegas Line: Penn State -24.5

CSD Pick: Penn State 41, Maryland 15

Minnesota (0-2 Big Ten) @ Illinois (0-2 Big Ten)
3:30 PM ET, BTN
Vegas Line: Minnesota -7.5

CSD Pick: Minnesota 32, Illinois 27

Vanderbilt (0-4 SEC) @ Mississippi State (1-4 SEC)
3:30 PM ET, SEC Network
Vegas Line: Mississippi State -18.5

CSD Pick: Mississippi State 30, Vanderbilt 13

Texas Tech (2-4, 1-4 Big 12) @ TCU (2-3, 2-3 Big 12)
3:30 PM ET, FS1
Vegas Line: TCU -9.5

CSD Pick: TCU 34, Texas Tech 25

Fresno State (1-1, 1-1 MW) @ UNLV (0-2, 0-2 MW)
3:30 PM ET, CBSSN
Vegas Line: Fresno State -13.5

CSD Pick: Fresno State 32, UNLV 23

#14 Oklahoma State (4-1, 3-1 Big 12) @ Kansas State (4-2, 4-1 Big 12)
4 PM ET, FOX
Vegas Line: Oklahoma State -9.5

CSD Pick: Oklahoma State 30, Kansas State 21

Pittsburgh (3-4, 2-4 ACC) @ Florida State (2-4, 1-4 ACC)
4 PM ET, ACC Network
Vegas Line: Pittsburgh -2.5

Florida State is a team on the rise, Pitt is faltering, FSU is at home. Enough said. Get on this before the line changes.

CSD Pick: Florida State 25, Pittsburgh 24

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Florida State +2.5

Western Kentucky (2-5, 1-2 C-USA) @ Florida Atlantic (2-1, 2-1 C-USA)
6 PM ET, Stadium/FSN
Vegas Line: Florida Atlantic -11.5

CSD Pick: Florida Atlantic 26, Western Kentucky 21

#7 Texas A&M (4-1 SEC) @ South Carolina (2-3 SEC)

7 PM ET, ESPN
Vegas Line: Texas A&M -8

Texas A&M, a darkhorse playoff contender, will look to avoid an upset as they travel to Colombia to take on South Carolina. The Gamecocks are a lot better than their 2-3 record indicates, and I do expect A&M to get a scare here, but the Aggies are just too talented, and they’ll pick up a win to improve to 5-1 on the year – although it will be close.

CSD Pick: Texas A&M 30, South Carolina 23

Baylor (1-3, 1-3 Big 12) @ #17 Iowa State (4-2, 4-1 Big 12)

7 PM ET, FS1
Vegas Line: Iowa State -12.5

CSD Pick: Iowa State 31, Baylor 18

UCLA (0-0 Pac-12) @ Colorado (0-0 Pac-12)
7 PM ET, ESPN2
Vegas Line: UCLA -6

CSD Pick: UCLA 31, Colorado 23

#1 Clemson (7-0, 6-0 ACC) @ #4 Notre Dame (6-0, 5-0 ACC)

7:30 PM ET, NBC
Vegas Line: Clemson -5

The biggest game of the year to date perhaps? This will be fun. DJ Uiagelelei, filling in for Trevor Lawrence, taking on one of the best defenses in the country in Notre Dame. It’s Clemson vs Notre Dame.

The Tigers are dealing with injuries and COVID positives, they’re on the road, but I just can’t bet against them. Notre Dame hasn’t faced a team better than… Louisville maybe? The Irish are untested while the Tigers have been here, in the spotlight before. It will be close, but DJ will put in another great performance, and the Tigers will continue their march to the CFP.

CSD Pick: Clemson 33, Notre Dame 29

Rutgers (1-1 Big Ten) @ #3 Ohio State (2-0 Big Ten)
7:30 PM ET, BTN
Vegas Line: Ohio State -37

CSD Pick: Ohio State 49, Rutgers 11

Stanford (0-0 Pac-12) @ #12 Oregon (0-0 Pac-12)
7:30 PM ET, ABC
Vegas Line: Oregon -10.5

CSD Pick: Oregon 33, Stanford 21

Tennessee (2-3 SEC) @ Arkansas (2-3 SEC)
7:30 PM ET, SEC Network
Vegas Line: Tennessee -1

CSD Pick: Tennessee 25, Arkansas 24

South Alabama (3-3, 2-1 Sun Belt) @ #15 Coastal Carolina (6-0, 4-0 Sun Belt)
8 PM ET, ESPNU
Vegas Line: Coastal Carolina -15.5

CSD Pick: Coastal Carolina 36, South Alabama 22

Washington State (0-0 Pac-12) @ Oregon State (0-0 Pac-12)
10:30 PM ET, FS1
Vegas Line: Washington State -3

CSD Pick: Oregon State 34, Washington State 31

New Mexico (0-1, 0-1 MW) @ Hawai’i (1-1, 1-1 MW)
11 PM ET, Spectrum Sports
Vegas Line: Hawai’i -15.5

CSD Pick: Hawai’i 37, New Mexico 23

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