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Joshua Dobbs, Natrez Patrick
Tennessee’s Joshua Dobbs, left, is sacked by Georgia’s Natrez Patrick on Oct. 1.
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Each week, the Los Angeles Times’ contingent of college football experts — it’s how they refer to themselves — will make choices on a variety of games. Warning, if they could accurately predict results, they wouldn’t be reporters or editors. Their picks:

Ben Bolch

Texas vs. #20 Oklahoma: Oklahoma, 24-17

#25 Virginia Tech at #17 North Carolina: Virginia Tech, 28-17

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#9 Tennessee at #8 Texas A&M: Texas A&M, 30-28

#21 Colorado at USC: Colorado, 35-28

#1 Alabama at #16 Arkansas: Alabama, 27-18

# Washington at Oregon: Washington, 38-13

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#23 Florida State at #10 Miami: Florida State, 27-20

UCLA at Arizona State: UCLA, 38-24

Nevada Las Vegas at San Diego State: San Diego State, 42-21

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Zach Helfand

Texas vs. #20 Oklahoma: Oklahoma, 49-13

#25 Virginia Tech at #17 North Carolina: North Carolina, 37-34

#9 Tennessee at #8 Texas A&M: Texas A&M, 27-21

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#21 Colorado at USC: USC, 28-27

#1 Alabama at #16 Arkansas: Alabama, 19-16

# Washington at Oregon: Oregon, 38-37

#23 Florida State at #10 Miami: Florida State, 34-28

UCLA at Arizona State: UCLA, 35-24

Nevada Las Vegas at San Diego State: San Diego State, 34-22

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Mike Hiserman

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Texas vs. #20 Oklahoma: Oklahoma, 49-34

#25 Virginia Tech at #17 North Carolina: North Carolina, 34-24

#9 Tennessee at #8 Texas A&M: Texas A&M, 30-28

#21 Colorado at USC: USC, 31-22

#1 Alabama at #16 Arkansas: Alabama, 31-20

# Washington at Oregon: Washington, 45-28

#23 Florida State at #10 Miami: Florida State, 29-27

UCLA at Arizona State: UCLA, 38-27

Nevada Las Vegas at San Diego State: San Diego State, 34-24

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Lindsey Thiry

Texas vs. #20 Oklahoma: Oklahoma, 28-17

#25 Virginia Tech at #17 North Carolina: North Carolina, 35-24

#9 Tennessee at #8 Texas A&M: Texas A&M, 31-28

#21 Colorado at USC: USC, 28-21

#1 Alabama at #16 Arkansas: Alabama, 38-17

# Washington at Oregon: Washington, 35-34

#23 Florida State at #10 Miami: Miami, 42-41

UCLA at Arizona State: UCLA, 28-21

Nevada Las Vegas at San Diego State: San Diego State, 28-14

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David Wharton

Texas vs. #20 Oklahoma: Oklahoma, 31-28             

#25 Virginia Tech at #17 North Carolina:  North Carolina, 21-17

#9 Tennessee at #8 Texas A&M: Texas A&M, 30-27

#21 Colorado at USC: USC, 35-24

#1 Alabama at #16 Arkansas: Alabama, 24-17

# Washington at Oregon: Washington, 31-20

#23 Florida State at #10 Miami: Miami, 34-30

UCLA at Arizona State: UCLA, 30-17

Nevada Las Vegas at San Diego State:  San Diego State, 35-17


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