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Picks are in for Week 9 of college football season: Big Ten has a big one

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Penn State running back Saquon Barkley has rushed for 747 yards in 117 carries and has eight rushing touchdowns to go with his 448 yards receiving and three touchdown receptions.
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Each week, the Los Angeles Times’ 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

Oklahoma State at West Virginia: West Virginia, 28-27

Air Force at Colorado State: Colorado State, 38-20

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Penn State at Ohio State: Penn State, 30-27

Texas Christian at Iowa State: Iowa State, 35-24

Georgia at Florida: Georgia, 42-17

North Carolina State at Notre Dame: Notre Dame, 35-28

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Michigan State at Northwestern: Michigan State, 38-21

Georgia Tech at Clemson: Clemson, 42-21

Washington State at Arizona: Arizona, 38-31

USC at Arizona State: USC, 28-24

Zach Helfand

Oklahoma State at West Virginia: Oklahoma State, 48-41

Air Force at Colorado State: Colorado State, 35-21

Penn State at Ohio State: Penn State, 31-28

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Texas Christian at Iowa State: Texas Christian, 24-23

Georgia at Florida: Georgia, 28-7

North Carolina State at Notre Dame: Notre Dame, 34-24

Michigan State at Northwestern: Michigan State, 21-17

Georgia Tech at Clemson: Clemson, 28-21

Washington State at Arizona: Washington State, 34-31

USC at Arizona State: Arizona State, 31-28

Mike Hiserman

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Oklahoma State at West Virginia: West Virginia, 38-31

Air Force at Colorado State: Colorado State, 35-31

Penn State at Ohio State: Ohio State, 31-24

Texas Christian at Iowa State: Texas Christian, 30-21

Georgia at Florida: Georgia, 28-17

North Carolina State at Notre Dame: Notre Dame, 31-20

Michigan State at Northwestern: Northwestern, 24-21

Georgia Tech at Clemson: Clemson, 38-31

Washington State at Arizona: Washington State, 38-35

USC at Arizona State: USC, 24-17

Angel Rodriguez:

Oklahoma State at West Virginia: Oklahoma State, 36-28

Air Force at Colorado State: Colorado State, 27-21

Penn State at Ohio State: Ohio State, 24-21

Texas Christian at Iowa State: Iowa State, 28-24

Georgia at Florida: Georgia, 34-10

North Carolina State at Notre Dame: Notre Dame, 28-13

Michigan State at Northwestern: Michigan State, 17-7

Georgia Tech at Clemson: Clemson 32-17

Washington State at Arizona: Arizona, 45-38

USC at Arizona State: USC, 24-14

David Wharton:

Oklahoma State at West Virginia: Oklahoma State, 42-38

Air Force at Colorado State: Colorado State, 38-30

Penn State at Ohio State: Penn State, 24-21

Texas Christian at Iowa State: Texas Christian, 27-24

Georgia at Florida: Georgia, 27-10

North Carolina State at Notre Dame: Notre Dame, 33-20

Michigan State at Northwestern: Michigan State, 14-10

Georgia Tech at Clemson: Clemson, 35-21

Washington State at Arizona: Washington State, 30-27

USC at Arizona State: USC, 28-24

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Expert: last week; season

Bolch: 7-3; 52-28

Helfand: 5-5; 48-32

Hiserman: 5-5; 45-35

Rodriguez: 6-4; 49-31

Wharton: 7-3; 57-23

sports@latimes.com


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