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College Football Week 4 Predictions: Conference Games Return In Full

Your weekly primer of semi-researched, crackpot picks!

NCAA Football: Texas State at Arkansas Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Hogs are undefeated through the first 3 games, which feels like a gift from the football gods. With the razorbacks looking to hit their stride so early in the season there are still lots of opportunities ahead. The first of which is beating TAMU this weekend and setting up a clash between unbeaten teams in week 5, which should see GameDay heading to Fayetteville for the Alabama game!

*All times Saturday and Central Time unless noted*

Saturday Morning:

#11 Wisconsin @ #8 Michigan State 11 AM

Another Saturday, another early morning matchup between two highly regarded squads. Last week’s FSU upset went great with my eggs and bloody mary, I wonder what I should make to pair with the beat down MSU is going to deliver to Wisconsin…

Spread: MSU -6

Wisconsin 17 MSU 30

#12 Georgia @ #23 Ole Miss 11 AM

UGA has been surviving, and Ole Miss has been a couple of quarters away from being undefeated and ranked #1. This one could get ugly.

Spread: UGA +6

UGA 25 OM 42

Saturday Afternoon:

#19 Florida @ #14 Tennessee 2:30 PM

I’ve been anti Tennessee hype train for a long time, but I don’t see how they could lose this one to Florida. Yes, I know about the streak, and Yes, I know UF is #1 in just about every defensive stat right now, but “They haven’t played nobody yet, Paul!”

Tennessee -8

Florida 21 Tennessee 31

Pitt @ North Carolina 2:30 PM

A Pitt vs UNC matchup doesn’t sound very sexy, but the WatchESPN splitscreen allows for 4 games at once, so you might as well tune in. Keep in mind, both Pitt and UNC were very close to being undefeated heading into this meeting which means this could be a sneaky entertaining game.

Spread: Pitt +7

Pitt 28 UNC 24

Colorado @ Oregon 4:30 PM

Colorado looked competitive against Michigan last weekend, meanwhile, Oregon lost a close one to Nebraska. The teams may be trending in different directions right now, and personally I still don’t believe in this Oregon defense.

Spread: Colorado +10.5

Colorado 42 Oregon 38

#18 LSU @ Auburn 5 PM

A game between two of the hottest seats in the Southeast. Loser has some ‘splaining to do. LSU is deeply flawed, but Auburn can’t seem to win a meaningful game at home, which is good news for Les’ squad. This one could be tough to watch.

Spread: LSU -3.5

LSU 27 Auburn 20


Oklahoma State @ #16 Baylor 6:30 PM

Here we go! A classic Big XII shootout! OSU should be 3-0 heading into this matchup, with an undefeated Baylor that has a pretty pedestrian collection of wins. Let’s see if the Bears can make things happen against a team that can actually put up more than 13 points.

Spread: Baylor -8

Ok State 41 Baylor 36

South Carolina @ Kentucky 6:30 PM

Woof! Make sure to use this timeslot to bulk up on cheese dip and Busch Light before the Hog game starts so you don’t have to make a run to Walmart at half-time.

Spread: SCAR +2.5

SCAR 25 UK 14

#17 Arkansas @ #10 TAMU 8 PM (In Arlington)

Arkansas showed me a lot in their drubbing of Texas State last week. Seeing how they played a cupcake proves to me that this team is “there” mentally. The slimmest of margins have separated us from TAMU the last couple seasons, but not this year. The Aggies have a tremendous front 7, but they lack the personnel to matchup with our WR corps. The Arkansas defense has been threatening to break out the last couple of weeks, and I think they pick this week to show their true colors.

Spread: Arkansas +6

Arkansas 34 TAMU 27

BONUS: Saban’s Quasi-homecoming

#1 Alabama plays Coach Saban’s alma mater this weekend. Do you think Saban is going to feel even remotely remorseful for eviscerating Kent State on the field this Saturday? Signs point to “no”.