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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.

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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.