The Big E College Football Picks: Week 14

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Buckeyes in Ann Arbor, Alabama in Auburn, Gamecocks in Clemson, and Missouri in College Station.


The last full week of regular season games is upon us.


Congratulations to WhiskeyOFD and DomerDore for leading the way last week with 14-6 records. Our overall leader tjv has a 4-game lead coming into week 14.

Now for this week's games...

Iowa (+2.5) at Nebraska

Pick: Iowa

If you don't think Kirk Ferentz is working every last year of his contract you are dead wrong. Bo Pelini has notched 9 wins in every season at Nebraska and I'll say this is an outright upset by Iowa to prevent that streak from continuing.

Texas State (+7) at Troy

Pick: Texas State

I'm taking the road team with the better record.

Miami (-2.5) at Pittsburgh

Pick: Pittsburgh

It's going to be cold and snowy at Heniz Field. You know what that portends for the Canes.

Washington State (+16) at Washington

Pick: Washington

Wazzu has been a great story this year but I don't know if they can stop Washington's offense from dropping 40 or 50 in the Apple Cup.

Oregon State (+23) at Oregon

Pick: Oregon State

Oregon is limping to the finish line, this is a big rivalry game, and the Beavers can move the ball pretty well. I think that all adds up to OSU being able to cover.

South Florida (+27) at UCF

Pick: South Florida

Something tells me Aaron Lynch is going to make not one, but two tackles, and lead the Bulls to a glorious cover of the Fighting O'Leary's.

Duke (+5.5) at North Carolina

Pick: North Carolina

The Tar Heels have played well down the stretch and I think they quietly dominate this game.

Ohio State (-16) at Michigan

Pick: Ohio State

Buckeyes all day. Will there be any Michigan fans left in the stadium in the third quarter?

Minnesota (+14.5) at Michigan State

Pick: Minnesota

I think I'll call for MSU to look ahead to the league title game and struggle a little bit in this game.

Florida State (-27.5) at Florida

Pick: Florida State

This is obviously the biggest spread this rivalry has ever seen, right? That's a lot of points but seeing as how the Gators aren't likely to score more than a touchdown and a couple field goals (and that's being kind) the Seminoles only really need to drop 40 here.

BYU (-14.5) at Nevada

Pick: BYU

The Cougars get back on track with a big win in the desert.

Georgia (-3) at Georgia Tech

Pick: Georgia Tech

Without Aaron Murray I think the Yellow Jackets win this game outright for the first time since 2008.

Virginia Tech (+12.5) at Virginia

Pick: Virginia

The last hurrah for Mr. DGT ends with a tear-filled cover in a loss to Beamer Ball.

Penn State (+24.5) at Wisconsin

Pick: Penn State

I don't know this is too many points for my liking. I could be wrong but Wisconsin doesn't have much to play for and Hackenberg could catch fire tossing the rock to Robinson.

Idaho (+3) at New Mexico State

Pick: New Mexico State

Eh, who cares.

Alabama (-10.5) at Auburn

Pick: Alabama

The Tigers offense can give Alabama some fits but the Tide should pull away late in the game. I'm looking forward to this game though. It should be a great Iron Bowl.

Baylor (-12.5) at TCU

Pick: Baylor

After the death of Art Briles' brother his team rallies and plays much better than last week with a big win over the Frogs.

Notre Dame (+14.5) at Stanford

Pick: Stanford

The Cardinal cover.

Tennessee (-4) at Kentucky

Pick: Tennessee

The Volunteers are a lot better than Kentucky. I bet Tennessee avoids 8 losses in a season for the first time ever.

Clemson (+5) at South Carolina

Pick: Clemson

What' is the reason for Clemson being such a large underdog in this game? Someone can explain it to me but you're unlikely to convince me to take South Carolina.

Texas A&M (+4) at Missouri

Pick: Missouri

The Aggies can't stop anyone on defense and Missouri gets after the quarterback with the best of 'em. That's a recipe for disaster for Johnny Football's chances.

UCLA (+3.5) at USC

Pick: UCLA

The Bruins are going to struggle with USC's physicality and as long as the Trojans stay balanced on offense they should move the ball reasonably well. However, I really like Brett Hundley's playmaking ability. He'll make something happen to keep this real close.

Army (+6.5) at Hawaii

Pick: Hawaii

Army still has Navy to play after this and I bet they're not quite into this game mentally at 3-7.

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