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The Times’ college football experts make their picks: Irish should be smiling

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Miami coach Mark Richt, left, and Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly.
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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:

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Ben Bolch

Michigan State at Ohio State: Ohio State, 28-24

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Oklahoma State at Iowa State: Oklahoma State, 35-31

Georgia at Auburn: Georgia, 30-24

Florida State at Clemson: Clemson, 31-17

West Virginia at Kansas State: Kansas State, 24-17

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Iowa at Wisconsin: Wisconsin, 30-21

USC at Colorado: USC, 35-17

Arizona State at UCLA: Arizona State, 35-21

Notre Dame at Miami: Notre Dame, 41-14

Texas Christian at Oklahoma: Oklahoma, 42-21

Zach Helfand

Michigan State at Ohio State: Ohio State, 42-21

Oklahoma State at Iowa State: Iowa State, 28-27

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Georgia at Auburn: Georgia, 24-17

Florida State at Clemson: Clemson, 31-14

West Virginia at Kansas State: Kansas State, 30-28

Iowa at Wisconsin: Wisconsin, 24-23

USC at Colorado: USC, 35-17

Arizona State at UCLA: Arizona State, 41-35

Notre Dame at Miami: Notre Dame, 31-21

Texas Christian at Oklahoma: Oklahoma, 27-24

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Mike Hiserman​​​​

Michigan State at Ohio State: Ohio State, 23-16

Oklahoma State at Iowa State: Iowa State, 37-35

Georgia at Auburn: Georgia, 27-17

Florida State at Clemson: Clemson, 35-21

West Virginia at Kansas State: Kansas State, 24-21

Iowa at Wisconsin: Wisconsin, 28-17

USC at Colorado: USC, 30-20

Arizona State at UCLA: UCLA, 27-21

Notre Dame at Miami: Notre Dame, 31-20

Texas Christian at Oklahoma: Oklahoma, 38-30

Angel Rodriguez

Michigan State at Ohio State: Ohio State, 27-17

Oklahoma State at Iowa State: Oklahoma State, 34-24

Georgia at Auburn: Georgia, 24-17

Florida State at Clemson: Clemson, 38-17

West Virginia at Kansas State: Kansas State, 28-24

Iowa at Wisconsin: Iowa, 21-13

USC at Colorado: USC, 35-17

Arizona State at UCLA: Arizona State, 24-10

Notre Dame at Miami: Notre Dame, 31-17

Texas Christian at Oklahoma: Oklahoma, 28-20

David Wharton

Michigan State at Ohio State: Ohio State, 30-17

Oklahoma State at Iowa State: Oklahoma State, 31-24

Georgia at Auburn: Georgia, 24-21

Florida State at Clemson: Clemson, 33-20

West Virginia at Kansas State: West Virginia, 27-24

Iowa at Wisconsin: Wisconsin, 24-17

USC at Colorado: USC, 35-21

Arizona State at UCLA: Arizona State, 31-30

Notre Dame at Miami: Notre Dame, 28-27

Texas Christian at Oklahoma: Oklahoma, 34-28

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Expert: last week; season

Bolch: 4-6; 62-38

Helfand: 5-5; 57-43

Hiserman: 8-2; 59-41

Rodriguez: 5-5; 62-38

Wharton: 6-4; 68-32


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