Week 12 of the college football season features plenty of compelling matchups, including some upset specials. Here are this weekend’s picks and predictions:
No. 11 Florida at Missouri: Florida 35-17
The Tigers don’t have nearly enough bite to beat the Gators.
Texas Christian at Texas Tech: TCU 26-21
The Horned Frogs will respond after losing to Baylor in overtime last week.
No. 23 Navy at No. 16 Notre Dame: Notre Dame 27-23
Playing a physical Navy team this late in the season will test the Fighting Irish.
No. 4 Georgia at No. 12 Auburn: Auburn 24-20
Two teams built to win the same way, and the home team will do it a little better.
No. 19 Texas at Iowa State: Iowa State 34-31
The fact the Cyclones are a favorite shows how far they have come with Matt Campbell.
No. 8 Minnesota at No. 20 Iowa: Minnesota 28-20
As an underdog, the Golden Gophers can play the disrespect card one more week.
No. 10 Oklahoma at No. 13 Baylor: Oklahoma 38-30
The Sooners have looked shaky for weeks but will find their footing on the big stage.
Arizona State at Oregon State: Oregon State 27-24
The Beavers kept it tight with Washington and will get more from the offense Saturday.
UCLA at No. 7 Utah: Utah 38-21
The Bruins have improved throughout the season, but winning in Salt Lake City is another level.
USC at California: USC 24-19
The uneven Trojans are due for a down game, but Cal’s offense won’t take advantage.
Last week: 3-7; Season: 71-39