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Week Seven College Football Picks

PJ Fleck, Western Michigan

Hey y’all! Taylor is out this week and asked me, Brian Hall, to step in and handle the picks for this week. Just wanted to take the time to warn you, in case you typically use these picks for any reasoning behind bets, wagers or otherwise with the games, as I will almost definitely disappoint you, if that’s the case. Ok, cool.

No. 20 West Virginia at Texas Tech (+2)

The undefeated Mountaineers are finally starting to get national attention, despite a narrow victory at home last weekend against Kansas State. They now travel to Lubbock, in a tilt against a high-flying Texas Tech offense and mostly incapable defense. While WVU’s defense has looked solid so far this year, I don’t think they can slow down the Red Raiders enough to keep pace in a shootout. West Virginia 45, Texas Tech 56

NC State at No. 3 Clemson (-18)

NC State just beat Notre Dame (a team that, to be fair, has done nothing but bad things this season) in a hurricane, in which they did almost nothing offensively and let the Irish beat themselves. They now travel to Death Valley to play one of the best, most well-balanced teams in the country in not a hurricane. NC State 10, Clemson 31

Mizzou at No. 18 Florida (-13)

The Gators get Luke Del Rio back just in time to play a Missouri team fresh off a pasting at the hands of new offensive juggernaut LSU (#CoachO4LSU). To make matters worse for the Tigers, having the bye week to prepare is negated slightly by Florida not playing last weekend due to a hurricane. Missouri 6, Florida 24

North Carolina at No. 16 Miami (+7)

Both teams are coming off of conference losses, however only one played in questionable conditions, while the other lost an emotional game to a rival in which the home fans threw trash on the field. While Miami is clearly the more talented team, I wouldn’t be surprised by Mitch Trubisky leading an upset down in Florida. North Carolina 35, Miami 27

Alabama at Tennessee (-13)

After weeks of looking like their time to lose had fallen come, the Volunteers finally did fall last weekend. Furthermore, the Vols have been crushed with injuries, and are already deep into their depth chart in several positions. Not exactly ideal conditions when playing the Tide. Alabama 35, Tennessee 13

No. 24 Western Michigan at Akron (+12)

I love Western Michigan. I love P.J. Fleck. I love when a mid-major completely dominates its conference, from a recruiting standpoint, as well as in pretty much every major statistical category. Which is why I have to apologize to the Broncos for what follows this paragraph. If WMU is going to lose at all this year, I think it’s this weekend, to a sneaky decent Akron team. I’m so sorry P.J. Western Michigan 38, Akron 41

No. 2 Ohio State at No. 8 Wisconsin (-11)

Outside of not getting completely crushed by Michigan, Wisconsin hasn’t done much, despite their top-ten ranking. Meanwhile Ohio State is just now hitting stride on what could be a really special season. I don’t expect this one to stay close for very long. Ohio State 31, Wisconsin 10

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