Week 11 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:
No. 4 Penn State at No. 17 Minnesota: Penn State 31-20
The Nittany Lions are the more proven and confident outfit in a big-game setting like this.
No. 12 Baylor at Texas Christian: Baylor 28-21
The Bears just keep winning and will set up a showdown with Oklahoma next weekend.
Louisville at Miami: Louisville 24-21
The Hurricanes have struggled with consistency and will come back to reality once again.
No. 19 Wake Forest at Virginia Tech: Wake Forest 38-31
The Demon Deacons have the best player on the field in quarterback Jamie Newman.
No. 2 Louisiana State at No. 3 Alabama: Alabama 35-28
The Crimson Tide haven’t been tested like the Tigers, but you can’t bet against Alabama at home.
No. 16 Kansas State at Texas: Texas 28-24
The Longhorns have been humbled and had a week off to get their minds and bodies right.
USC at Arizona State: Arizona State 27-21
The Sun Devils can stick their fork in the Clay Helton era at USC and should do so.
Washington State at California: Washington State 33-21
Even with a supportive defense, Cal’s offense won’t be able to keep up with the Cougars.
Appalachian State at South Carolina: South Carolina 27-24
Appalachian State won’t be catching the Gamecocks off guard like it did North Carolina.
Tennessee at Kentucky: Tennessee 23-17
The Volunteers have improved a lot since the Georgia State and Brigham Young losses.
Last week: 8-2; Season: 68-32