Welcome to Week 9 of the college football season. Coming into this weekend I’m rocking a nice 6-game winning streak. My record from last week was 3-0, which improved my overall mark to 25-6. The winning percentage jumped from 78.6 to 80.7%. Honestly, I’m hoping my NFL picks can be as great as my college ones have been. The big news from college football last week was Illinois upsetting the Wisconsin Badgers. When it comes to college football anything can happen at any given time. The big game from a week ago saw Penn State hold off Michigan to remain undefeated. With all the losses to top teams, the Oregon Ducks are creeping back into playoff contention. The Ducks went to Washington and beat the Huskies in a tough road game.
This week we’re predicting four games with the hopes of staying above 70%. We have some really good football this weekend highlighted by a huge SEC West match-up. The 9th ranked Auburn Tigers travel to Louisiana to face the 2nd ranked LSU Tigers. The Big Ten has its share of huge games this weekend. The 13th ranked Wisconsin Badgers travel to Columbus to face the 3rd ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. We also have the 6th ranked Penn State Nittany Lions traveling to Lansing to face the Michigan State Spartans. In a huge rivalry game, the 8th ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to Michigan to face the 19th ranked Wolverines. Let’s get started!
We start things off in the SEC in a battle between Tigers. The 9th ranked Auburn Tigers travel to Death Valley to face the 2nd ranked LSU Tigers. Auburn has had arguably the toughest schedule this year. Three weeks ago, they fell on the road to a damn good Florida Gators team. Despite the loss, they still control their own destiny and it starts with this game against LSU. For several years, LSU has had one of the more dominant defenses in the country. The problem was that the offense wasn’t as good. This year, the defense is good, but the offense is one of the best in the country. Joe Burrow has catapulted himself as the Heisman favorite coming into this game. How will Burrow fare against that tough Auburn defense? This will be a great game, but I’ve said LSU is the best team in the country.
LSU Win 30-20
Two weeks ago, this was looked at as a potential top-6 matchup. Last week, Wisconsin fell on the road to Illinois in a major upset. The 13th ranked Wisconsin Badgers travel to Columbus to face the 3rd ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. Wisconsin can still make some noise seeing they’re a game behind Minnesota in the Big Ten West. These two teams could face-off in the Big Ten Championship game. Can the Badgers upset the Buckeyes on the road? Ohio State is once again the cream of the crop in the Big Ten. Justin Fields has the offense looking amazing thus far. Chase Young is leading a defense that could carry them to the playoffs. Can they match the physicality of the Badgers? Who walks away with the win? I’m going with the Buckeyes in a very close one.
Ohio State Win 24-20
We head back up north for this top-20 showdown. The 8th ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to the Big House to face the 19th ranked Michigan Wolverines. Notre Dame is still trying to stay alive for that playoff berth. Despite their loss to Georgia, the Fighting Irish is still a playoff contender. With this being such a huge rivalry game, can the Irish beat the Wolverines on the road? Michigan is still ranked in the top-20, but their season is on the verge of spiraling out of control. With two losses already, they need this one seeing they still have Ohio State and Michigan State. With rumors about the future of Jim Harbaugh, how will this team react? I’m still not seeing that great Michigan team we’ve grown accustomed to. In the end, the Fighting Irish should win this one.
Notre Dame Win 30-28
We head back to the Big Ten for this key match-up. The 6th ranked Penn State Nittany Lions will travel to Lansing to face the Michigan State Spartans. Penn State has their eyes on the Big Ten East championship and the playoffs. The Nittany Lions will have to get it done by winning key road games. They still have to travel to Minnesota and Ohio State after this game. Can Penn State continue their winning ways ahead of those key games? Michigan State is looking to play spoiler now. They’re currently on a two-game losing streak and trying to avoid their fourth loss. The Spartans haven’t looked like the team we’re accustomed to, but at home they’re different. Could they pull off the huge upset? This will be a good game, but I’m riding with Penn State.
Penn State Win 31-20
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