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Week 7 CFB Expert Predictions

The big question in college football right now is whether anyone can compete with Alabama. The Crimson Tide have scored at least 45 points in each of their six games this season while having only surrendered 96 points total! It’s staggering…they’re just wrecking teams, albeit none of the teams they have faced outside of Texas A&M have been worth a darn. Ready for a gut pick? This Alabama team loses before the end of the regular season – with games against Mississippi State, at LSU, and Auburn still left on the docket. Though we aren’t picking Alabama-Missouri this week, scroll down to check out the rest of the picks…

 

Fanatic Guest Picker Standings:
Week 1 – Chris Schubert: 8-2 SU, 7-3 ATS
Week 2 – Wesley Franco: 7-3 SU, 6-4 ATS
Week 3 – Shawn Crespin: 5-5 SU, 5-5 ATS
Week 4 – Jeff Hoodzow: 9-1 SU, 6-4 ATS
Week 5 – Mike Bauer: 8-2 SU, 6-4 ATS
Week 6 – George Sarafin: 5-5 SU, 3-7 ATS

Our guest picker this week is none other than the star of Roc and Manuch, Mike Muraco (Roc). He’s a college football junkie…so let’s see if he can improve on the 5-5, 3-7 records of Big George (Sarafin) last week! Also, don’t look now…but the writer of this column is right back in it record-wise!

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Last Week (SU) 7-3 5-5 4-6 5-5 5-5
Last Week (ATS) 8-2 4-6 4-6 4-6 3-7
Season (SU) 37-23 38-22 37-23 36-14 42-18
Season (ATS) 32-28 27-33 31-29 28-32 33-25
Arizona at Utah (-13.5) UTAH 34-14 UTAH 29-15 UTAH 38-10 UTAH 31-21 UTAH 33-27
Georgia (-6.5) at LSU GA 24-16 GA 26-13 GA 31-18 GA 28-21 GA 20-17
Washington (-2.5) at Oregon WASH 34-24 ORE 31-30 ORE 23-21 ORE 34-33 WASH 26-19
Michigan State at Penn State (-13.5) PSU 30-20 PSU 41-21 PSU 41-21 PSU 31-17 PSU 25-17
UCF (-4.5) at Memphis UCF 42-31 UCF 48-31 MEM 34-33 UCF 45-28 UCF 43-34
Texas A&M (-1.5) at South Carolina A&M 30-23 SC 28-20 A&M 34-24 A&M 28-24 SC 26-20
West Virginia (-6.5) at Iowa State WV 38-30 ISU 41-38 WV 33-21 WV 38-31 ISU 27-20
UCLA at Cal (-6.5) CAL 27-16 CAL 24-20 CAL 35-20 CAL 28-21 UCLA 24-21
Wisconsin at Michigan (-7.5) MICH 31-17 MICH 38-16 MICH 24-14 WISC 28-24 WISC 30-24
Colorado at USC (-6.5) USC 24-21 COL 21-17 USC 42-21 USC 24-21 USC 28-24


This Week’s Bold Prediction:

EC: Wisconsin’s hopes for making a New Year’s Six Bowl game are finished following a decisive Michigan win in Ann Arbor on Saturday. The Badgers haven’t shown the same swagger as they displayed last season and

JB: Wisconsin’s been living dangerously with an untested defense all year. This week, youth and injuries to the secondary catch up to them in Ann Arbor as they fall to Michigan.

SD: Vanderbilt will shock the world — or at least the SEC — with an upset win over Florida.

SM: Arkansas finally beats a ‘real team’ by taking down a high-flying Ole Miss team.

MM: A few bold predictions from Roc:
Wisconsin-Michigan: will be a very close game as the Wisconsin Badgers will go to running back Jonathan Taylor early behind the best run blocking offensive line in football. Home field advantage will help the Wolverines, but Wisconsin is much stronger and will take a lead late in the second half and run down the clock moving the chains with rush after rush.

Georgia-LSU: Huge SEC match-up and think this screams close game. LSU could not hold up late at Florida last week but think the home field edge keeps the underdog Tigers in this one this week. Georgia speed is just too much in the end but this game does end with LSU covering the 7 point spread.

Washington-Oregon: Love this Huskies defense and think Washington will flex it’s muscle to get much needed turnovers against dangerous Oregon offense. Add in the experience of Washington QB Jake Browning and think it’s enough to get quality road win for the Huskies.

West Virginia-Iowa State: Love Brock Purdy!  Last week the Mountaineers played much better than final score. This week Grier has big bounceback week against best defense he has faced this season. However, going with emotion in this one.  Most likely will lose!


Cohen’s Weekly College Football Playoff Bowl Forecast:
(Changes from last week in blue)

Peach: Oklahoma vs. Penn State
Fiesta: Texas vs. Central Florida
Rose: Michigan vs. Washington
Sugar: Notre Dame vs. West Virginia
Cotton (semifinal): Alabama vs. Ohio State
Orange (semifinal): Clemson vs. Georgia
National Championship Game Prediction: Alabama over Clemson

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