Last week was somewhat of a wash, but who could think about spread when a national title was on the line? Alabama was in trouble until late in the fourth at LSU, but to their credit, the Tide pulled out the huge win under tough circumstances. UCLA re-established itself in the Pac 12 South by blowing out Arizona; the Wildcats are impossible to figure out. Oregon is easy to figure out. The Ducks covered against USC despite a somewhat questionable defensive performance.
We’re all looking for a winning week 11:
Zach Bigalke: 43-43-1 (5-4)
John Mitchell: 40-46-1 (4-5)
Matt Strobl: 40-46-1 (4-5)
Week 11 Picks
A week after critical games between Alabama and LSU and Oregon and USC, we have a bit of a down week here. No true marquee matchups on the calendar, although with the way the Aggies have been playing of late, Texas A&M at Alabama comes close. There are, however, several stiff tests in addition to the battle in Tuscaloosa. Kansas State must survive Collin Klein’s health woes at TCU, and Michigan needs big home win to stay in the Big Ten hunt.
The Big 12’s also-rans are going to be jockeying for bowl position this week; Iowa State and Texas, West Virginia and Oklahoma State all fighting to stay in the middle of the pack in the nation’s deepest conference. Out west, Oregon State and Stanford square off in a decisive head-to-head that precedes their respective dates with the Ducks.
Here’s what the Tailgater crew is predicting in college football this week. Rankings are according to the AP Top 25 poll. All times are eastern. All picks are against the spread as defined by Yahoo! Sports’ final lines.
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Northwestern Wildcats @ Michigan Wolverines (-9.5)
Oregon State Beavers @ Stanford Cardinal (-4)
Kansas State Wildcats @ TCU Horned Frogs (+7)
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