College Football Week 6 Picks

Top 25 Games

Big Ten

Penn State vs Purdue – The last time Purdue beat Penn State was 2004, when Kyle Orton was their QB. Penn State has won 8 in a row vs Purdue heading into Saturday’s Big Ten matchup

Iowa vs Michigan – Iowa won the last two meetings (2016, 2013)

Ohio State vs Michigan State – Sparty HC Mark Dantonio was the Ohio State Defensive Coordinator from 2001-2003 and has been MSU Head Coach since 2007. Since 2007, Ohio State is 7-3 vs Michigan State, including a Sparty win in the 2013 Big Ten Championship game.

Big 12

Oklahoma vs Kansas – Sooners have won 14 in a row. Last Kansas win came in 1997. Kansas coach Les Miles is 2-2 all-time vs Oklahoma (was Head Coach at Oklahoma State from 2001-2004).

Oklahoma State vs Texas Tech – Tech won in 2018, snapping a 9 game Oklahoma State winning streak vs Red Raiders. From 2011-2017, Cowboys scored 40+ points in all 7 games vs Texas Tech

Texas vs West Virginia – West Virginia is 5-3 vs Texas all-time and 4-3 since joining the Big 12 in 2012.

SEC

Auburn vs Florida – There’s the Cam Newton connection between these teams. Auburn has won the last 3 (2011, 2007, 2006). Florida’s last win vs Auburn came in 2002. Dan Mullen is 3-6 vs Auburn (as Head Coach of Mississippi State

Georgia vs Tennessee – Kirby Smart (Georgia HC) and Jeremy Pruitt (Tennessee HC) worked together at Alabama on the defensive coaching staff from 2007-2012 and Pruitt worked at Georgia from 2014-2015, before being replaced when Smart took over after 2015. Georgia has won 7 of 9 against Tennessee.

PAC-12

Washington vs Stanford – Stanford has won 7 of the last 10, but Washington has won 2 of the last 3.

Cal vs Oregon – Cal Head Coach Justin Wilcox is an Oregon alum. Ducks have won 9 of the last 10

AAC

UCF vs Cincinnati full history here

Week 6 Picks

College Football picks accuracy (every FBS game, straight up – no spreads)

  • Week 1 – 70-12
  • Week 2 – 60-12
  • Week 3 – 57-11
  • Week 4 – 45-13
  • Week 5 – 44-11

Overall – 276-59 (82%) on the year, picking winners of every FBS game, straight up (no spreads)

Thursday, October 3 Projected Winners
Georgia Southern at South AlabamaSouth Alabama 
Temple at East CarolinaTemple 
Friday, October 4 
18 UCF at CincinnatiCincinnati 
New Mexico at San Jose StateSan Jose St
Saturday, October 5 
TCU at Iowa StateIowa St 
14 Iowa at 19 MichiganMichigan 
Kent State at 8 WisconsinWisconsin 
Maryland at RutgersMaryland 
6 Oklahoma at KansasOklahoma 
21 Oklahoma State at Texas TechOklahoma St 
Purdue at 12 Penn StatePenn St 
Tulane at ArmyArmy 
USF at UConnUSF 
Utah State at 5 LSULSU 
Boston College at LouisvilleLouisville 
Eastern Michigan at Central MichiganEastern Michigan 
Virginia Tech at Miami (FL)Miami 
Western Michigan at ToledoToledo 
Ohio at BuffaloOhio 
Marshall at Middle TennesseeMarshall 
Arkansas State at Georgia StateArkansas St 
11 Texas at West VirginiaTexas
Illinois at MinnesotaMinnesota
Bowling Green at 9 Notre DameNotre Dame 
Baylor at Kansas StateBaylor 
Ball State at NIUNIU 
7 Auburn at 10 FloridaAuburn 
Air Force at NavyAir Force 
Memphis at ULMMemphis 
Troy at MissouriMissouri 
North Carolina at Georgia TechUNC 
Northwestern at NebraskaNebraska 
Arizona at ColoradoArizona 
WKU at Old DominionWKU 
3 Georgia at TennesseeGeorgia 
Rice at UABUAB 
UMass at FIUFIU 
25 Michigan State at 4 Ohio StateOhio St
Tulsa at 24 SMUSMU 
Vanderbilt at Ole MissOle Miss 
UTSA at UTEPUTEP 
Liberty at New Mexico StateLiberty 
Pitt at DukeDuke
California at 13 OregonOregon 
Oregon State at UCLAUCLA 
San Diego State at Colorado StateSan Diego St 
16 Boise State at UNLVBoise St 
15 Washington at StanfordWashington 

Mike is a member of the FWAA (Football Writers Association of America) and an alum of the University of Cincinnati.

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