College football Week 6 picks: Iowa primed to upset Michigan

Iowa running back Tyler Goodson carries the ball against Middle Tennessee on Sept. 28.
Iowa running back Tyler Goodson carries the ball against Middle Tennessee on Sept. 28.
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Week 6 of the college football season features plenty of compelling matchups, but which teams are poised for upsets? Here are this weekend’s picks and predictions:

Central Florida at Cincinnati: Central Florida 31-27

Central Florida gets a road win to show it is still the “Group of Five” favorite to earn a New Year’s Six bowl berth.

Iowa at Michigan: Iowa 24-20


The Hawkeyes know who they are, and the Wolverines are still figuring it out.

Auburn at Florida: Auburn 21-16

The Tigers have already won at Texas A&M. This is a tougher test, but they’ll pass.

Virginia Tech at Miami: Miami 28-18


This game once again fails to be the marquee event the ACC needs it to be.

UCLA could bring in a second consecutive recruiting class in football that doesn’t crack the top 35 nationally. The Bruins’ on-field issues are only part of the problem.

Air Force at Navy: Navy 21-20

On a Saturday with few great games, keep an eye on this battle between service academies.

Baylor at Kansas State: Kansas State 24-17

Baylor takes its first loss of the season in a rowdy environment in Manhattan, Kan.

Northwestern at Nebraska: Nebraska 29-24

The Cornhuskers recover quickly from the Ohio State blowout loss.


Arizona at Colorado: Colorado 34-21

The Buffaloes are coming off a big win at Arizona State. They’ll take care of Arizona, too.

California at Oregon: Oregon 31-13

The Ducks will take full advantage of the injury to Cal quarterback Chase Garbers.

Oregon State at UCLA: Oregon State 34-31

Two desperate teams will play in front of nobody at the Rose Bowl. The Beavers have the offense.

Last week: 8-2. Season: 34-16.

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