Week 3 College Football Expert Picks & Predictions

Week 3 College Football Expert Picks & Predictions

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Week 3 College Football Expert Picks & Predictions

CFN Expert Picks & Predictions for the big Week 3 of the college football season.


If there’s an * next to the pick, that means the team will win, but not cover.

Week 3 Expert Picks

INSTRUCTIONS: Make your pick against the spread. For example …
– If you think Colorado State will win -3.5 over Oregon State: Colorado State
– If you think Oregon State will win outright: Oregon State
– If you think Colorado State will win, but NOT cover: Colorado State*

Week 3 TV Schedule, Lines & Predictions
– Expert Picks: Week 1 | Week 2

Week 3 Fearless Predictions & Game Previews 
ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12SEC
AAC | C-USAInd | MAC | MW | Sun Belt

Results So Far

@Rich Cirminiello, CFN
SU: 21-3  ATS: 11-12-1 ATS Lock: 1-0
@Jeff Feyerer, CFN
SU: 29-9  ATS: 20-17-1 ATS Lock: 2-0
@Pete Fiutak, CFN
SU: 29-9  ATS: 22-15-1 ATS Lock: 1-1
@Jeremy Harper, SunBeltHeat
SU: 24-14. ATS: 19-18-1  ATS Lock: 2-0
@Phil Harrison, CFN
SU: 32-6  ATS: 24-13-1 ATS Lock: 0-2
@KaraKohlenberg, CFN
SU: 28-6  ATS: 23-11 ATS Lock: 2-0
@Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com
SU: 29-9 ATS: 22-15-1. ATS Lock: 2-0
@Russ Mitchell, CFN
SU: 29-9 ATS: 21-17-1  ATS Lock: 2-0
Keith Stewart, Winners & Whiners
SU: 2113 ATS: 18-16 ATS Lock: 2-0
@Crowley Sullivan, CFN
SU: 28-10 ATS: 25-11-1 ATS Lock: 0-2
@Joe Vitale, UGAFootballLive
SU: 33-5 ATS: 27-9-1 ATS: 2-0
@Matt Welch, BlueGoldSports
SU: 31-7  ATS: 23-14-1 ATS: 2-0
Clucko The Chicken
SU: 14-24  ATS: 18-19-1 ATS Lock: 0-2
CONSENSUS PICK
SU: 33-5 ATS: 24-11-1

AGAINST THE SPREAD LOCK PICK OF THE WEEK

@Rich Cirminiello, CFN: Michigan*
@Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Arizona
@Pete Fiutak, CFN: Oklahoma State
@Jeremy Harper, SunBeltHeat:  Appalachian State
@Phil Harrison, CFN: Kansas State
@KaraKohlenberg, CFN: Clemson
@Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: Clemson
@Russ Mitchell, CFN: Wisconsin
Keith Stewart, Winners & Whiners: Boise State
@Crowley Sullivan, CFN: Wisconsin
@Joe Vitale, UGAFootballLive: Clemson
@Matt Welch, BlueGoldSports: West Virginia
Clucko The Chicken: Arizona

New Mexico at Boise State

LINE: Boise State -16.5, o/u: 58.5, 8:00 pm, ESPN
Fearless Prediction & Game Preview

@Rich Cirminiello, CFN: Boise State
@Jeff Feyerer, CFN:  Boise State
@Pete Fiutak, CFN: Boise State
@Jeremy Harper, SunBeltHeat:  Boise State *
@Phil Harrison, CFN: Boise State
@KaraKohlenberg, CFN: Boise State
@Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: Boise State
@Russ Mitchell, CFN: Boise State
@Jeremy Simon, BlueGoldSports: Boise State
Keith Stewart, Winners & Whiners: New Mexico
@Crowley Sullivan, CFN: Boise State
@Joe Vitale, UGAFootballLive: Boise State
@Matt Welch, BlueGoldSports: Boise State
Clucko The Chicken: New Mexico
CONSENSUS PICK: Boise State

UMass at Temple

LINE: Temple -12.5, o/u: 52.5, 7:00 pm, ESPNU
Fearless Prediction & Game Preview | Get Tickets

@Rich Cirminiello, CFN: Temple*
@Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Temple
@Pete Fiutak, CFN: Temple*
@Jeremy Harper, SunBeltHeat: Temple
@Phil Harrison, CFN: Temple
@KaraKohlenberg, CFN: Temple*
@Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: Temple*
@Russ Mitchell, CFN: Temple
@Jeremy Simon, BlueGoldSports: Temple
Keith Stewart, Winners & Whiners: Temple
@Crowley Sullivan, CFN: Temple
@Joe Vitale, UGAFootballLive: Temple
@Matt Welch, BlueGoldSports: Temple
Clucko The Chicken: UMass
CONSENSUS PICK: Temple

Illinois at USF

LINE: USF -17, o/u: 53.5, 7:00 pm, ESPN
Fearless Prediction & Game PreviewGet Tickets


@Rich Cirminiello, CFN: USF*
@Jeff Feyerer, CFN:  USF*
@Pete Fiutak, CFN: USF*  
@Jeremy Harper, SunBeltHeat: USF*
@Phil Harrison, CFN: USF*
@KaraKohlenberg, CFN: USF*
@Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: USF*
@Russ Mitchell, CFN: USF*
@Jeremy Simon, BlueGoldSports: Illinois
Keith Stewart, Winners & Whiners: USF
@Crowley Sullivan, CFN: USF*
@Joe Vitale, UGAFootballLive: Illinois
@Matt Welch, BlueGoldSports: Illinois
Clucko The Chicken: USF
CONSENSUS PICK: USF*

Arizona at UTEP

LINE: Arizona -20, o/u: 60.5, 10:15 pm, ESPN
Fearless Prediction & Game Preview | Get Tickets


@Rich Cirminiello, CFN: Arizona*
@Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Arizona
@Pete Fiutak, CFN: Arizona
@Jeremy Harper, SunBeltHeat:  Arizona *
@Phil Harrison, CFN: Arizona
@KaraKohlenberg, CFN: Arizona
@Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com:  Arizona*
@Russ Mitchell, CFN: Arizona
@Jeremy Simon, BlueGoldSports: Arizona*
Keith Stewart, Winners & Whiners: Arizona*
@Crowley Sullivan, CFN: Arizona*
@Joe Vitale, UGAFootballLive: Arizona
@Matt Welch, BlueGoldSports: Arizona
Clucko The Chicken: UTEP
CONSENSUS PICK: Arizona



Air Force at Michigan

LINE: Michigan -24.5, o/u: 54.5, 12:00 pm, BTN
– Fearless Prediction & Game Preview | Get Tickets


@Rich Cirminiello, CFN: Michigan*
@Jeff Feyerer, CFN:   Michigan
@Pete Fiutak, CFN: Michigan*
@Jeremy Harper, SunBeltHeat:  Michigan
@Phil Harrison, CFN: Michigan
@KaraKohlenberg, CFN: Michigan
@Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com:  Michigan*
@Russ Mitchell, CFN: Michigan
@Jeremy Simon, BlueGoldSports: Michigan
Keith Stewart, Winners & Whiners: Air Force
@Crowley Sullivan, CFN: Michigan
@Joe Vitale, UGAFootballLive: Michigan
@Matt Welch, BlueGoldSports: Michigan
Clucko The Chicken: Air Force
CONSENSUS PICK: Michigan

Oklahoma State at Pitt

LINE: Oklahoma State -14, o/u: 65, 12:00 pm, ABC
Fearless Prediction & Game Preview | Get Tickets


@Rich Cirminiello, CFN: Oklahoma State
@Jeff Feyerer, CFN:   Oklahoma State
@Pete Fiutak, CFN: Oklahoma State  
@Jeremy Harper, SunBeltHeat:  Oklahoma State
@Phil Harrison, CFN: Oklahoma State*
@KaraKohlenberg, CFN: Oklahoma State
@Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com:  Oklahoma State
@Russ Mitchell, CFN: Oklahoma State
@Jeremy Simon, BlueGoldSports: Oklahoma State
Keith Stewart, Winners & Whiners: Oklahoma State
@Crowley Sullivan, CFN: Oklahoma State
@Joe Vitale, UGAFootballLive: Oklahoma State
@Matt Welch, BlueGoldSports: Oklahoma State
Clucko The Chicken: Oklahoma State
CONSENSUS PICK: Oklahoma State


Week 3 Fearless Predictions & Game Previews 
ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12SEC
AAC | C-USAInd | MAC | MW | Sun Belt


Notre Dame at Boston College

LINE: Notre Dame -13.5, o/u: 49.5, 12:00 pm, ESPN
Fearless Prediction & Game Preview | Get Tickets


@Rich Cirminiello, CFN: Notre Dame
@Jeff Feyerer, CFN:   Notre Dame
@Pete Fiutak, CFN: Notre Dame
@Jeremy Harper, SunBeltHeat:  Notre Dame
@Phil Harrison, CFN: Notre Dame
@KaraKohlenberg, CFN: Notre Dame*
@Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: Notre Dame
@Russ Mitchell, CFN: Notre Dame*
@Jeremy Simon, BlueGoldSports: Notre Dame
Keith Stewart, Winners & Whiners: Notre Dame*
@Crowley Sullivan, CFN: Notre Dame
@Joe Vitale, UGAFootballLive: Notre Dame
@Matt Welch, BlueGoldSports: Notre Dame
Clucko The Chicken: Boston College
CONSENSUS PICK: Notre Dame

Wisconsin at BYU

LINE: Wisconsin -13.5, o/u: 64, 3:30 pm, ABC
Fearless Prediction & Game Preview | Get Tickets


@Rich Cirminiello, CFN: Wisconsin*
@Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Wisconsin
@Pete Fiutak, CFN Wisconsin*
@Jeremy Harper, SunBeltHeat: Wisconsin*
@Phil Harrison, CFN: Wisconsin*
@KaraKohlenberg, CFN: Wisconsin
@Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: Wisconsin
@Russ Mitchell, CFN: Wisconsin
@Jeremy Simon, BlueGoldSports: Wisconsin
Keith Stewart, Winners & Whiners: BYU
@Crowley Sullivan, CFN: Wisconsin
@Joe Vitale, UGAFootballLive: Wisconsin
@Matt Welch, BlueGoldSports: Wisconsin
Clucko The Chicken: BYU
CONSENSUS PICK: Wisconsin

Tennessee at Florida

LINE: Florida -5.5, o/u: 49.5, 3:30 pm, CBS
Fearless Prediction & Game Preview | Get Tickets


@Rich Cirminiello, CFN: Florida
@Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Florida
@Pete Fiutak, CFN: Florida*
@Jeremy Harper, SunBeltHeat:  Tennessee
@Phil Harrison, CFN: Tennessee
@KaraKohlenberg, CFN: Florida
@Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com:  Florida*
@Russ Mitchell, CFN: Tennessee
@Jeremy Simon, BlueGoldSports: Florida
Keith Stewart, Winners & Whiners: Tennessee
@Crowley Sullivan, CFN: Tennessee
@Joe Vitale, UGAFootballLive: Florida
@Matt Welch, BlueGoldSports: Tennessee
Clucko The Chicken: Tennessee
CONSENSUS PICK: Tennessee

Army at Ohio State

LINE: Ohio State -30.5, o/u: 53.5, 4:30, FOX
Fearless Prediction & Game Preview | Get Tickets


@Rich Cirminiello, CFN: Ohio State
@Jeff Feyerer, CFN:   Ohio State
@Pete Fiutak, CFN: Ohio State*
@Jeremy Harper, SunBeltHeat:  Ohio State
@Phil Harrison, CFN: Ohio State*
@KaraKohlenberg, CFN: Ohio State
@Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com:  Ohio State*
@Russ Mitchell, CFN: Ohio State
@Jeremy Simon, BlueGoldSports: Ohio State
Keith Stewart, Winners & Whiners: Ohio State*
@Crowley Sullivan, CFN: Ohio State*
@Joe Vitale, UGAFootballLive: Ohio State
@Matt Welch, BlueGoldSports: Ohio State
Clucko The Chicken: Army
CONSENSUS PICK: Ohio State

Colorado State at Alabama

LINE: Alabama -28, o/u: 53.5, 7:00, ESPN2
Fearless Prediction & Game Preview | Get Tickets

@Rich Cirminiello, CFN: Alabama
@Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Alabama*
@Pete Fiutak, CFN: Alabama  
@Jeremy Harper, SunBeltHeat: Alabama
@Phil Harrison, CFN: Alabama 
@KaraKohlenberg, CFN: Alabama
@Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: Alabama*
@Russ Mitchell, CFN: Alabama
@Jeremy Simon, BlueGoldSports: Alabama
Keith Stewart, Winners & Whiners: Alabama
@Crowley Sullivan, CFN: Alabama
@Joe Vitale, UGAFootballLive: Alabama 
@Matt Welch, BlueGoldSports: Alabama
Clucko The Chicken: Alabama
CONSENSUS PICK: Alabama

LSU at Mississippi State

LINE: LSU -6.5, o/u: 52.5, 7:00 pm, ESPN
Fearless Prediction & Game Preview | Get Tickets


@Rich Cirminiello, CFN: LSU
@Jeff Feyerer, CFN: LSU*
@Pete Fiutak, CFN: LSU
@Jeremy Harper, SunBeltHeat:  LSU
@Phil Harrison, CFN: LSU
@KaraKohlenberg, CFN: LSU
@Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: LSU
@Russ Mitchell, CFN: LSU*
@Jeremy Simon, BlueGoldSports: LSU
Keith Stewart, Winners & Whiners: LSU
@Crowley Sullivan, CFN: LSU
@Joe Vitale, UGAFootballLive: LSU
@Matt Welch, BlueGoldSports: LSU
Clucko The Chicken: LSU
CONSENSUS PICK: LSU

Kansas State at Vanderbilt

LINE: Kansas State -3.5, o/u: 48.5, 7:30 pm, ESPNU
Fearless Prediction & Game Preview | Get Tickets

@Rich Cirminiello, CFN: Kansas State
@Jeff Feyerer, CFN:   Kansas State
@Pete Fiutak, CFN: Kansas State
@Jeremy Harper, SunBeltHeat:  Vanderbilt
@Phil Harrison, CFN: Kansas State
@KaraKohlenberg, CFN: Kansas State
@Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: Kansas State
@Russ Mitchell, CFN: Vanderbilt
@Jeremy Simon, BlueGoldSports: Kansas State
Keith Stewart, Winners & Whiners: Kansas State
@Crowley Sullivan, CFN: Kansas State
@Joe Vitale, UGAFootballLive: Vanderbilt
@Matt Welch, BlueGoldSports: Kansas State
Clucko The Chicken: Vanderbilt
CONSENSUS PICK: Kansas State

Clemson at Louisville

LINE: Clemson -3, o/u: 56, 8:00 pm, ABC
Fearless Prediction & Game Preview | Get Tickets


@Rich Cirminiello, CFN: Clemson
@Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Louisville
@Pete Fiutak, CFN: Clemson
@Jeremy Harper, SunBeltHeat:  Clemson
@Phil Harrison, CFN: Clemson
@KaraKohlenberg, CFN: Clemson
@Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: Clemson
@Russ Mitchell, CFN: Clemson
@Jeremy Simon, BlueGoldSports: Clemson
Keith Stewart, Winners & Whiners: Clemson
@Crowley Sullivan, CFN: Clemson
@Joe Vitale, UGAFootballLive: Clemson
@Matt Welch, BlueGoldSports: Clemson
Clucko The Chicken: Louisville
CONSENSUS PICK: Clemson

Texas at USC

LINE: USC -17.5, o/u: COMING, 8:30 pm, FOX
Fearless Prediction & Game Preview | Get Tickets

@Rich Cirminiello, CFN: USC
@Jeff Feyerer, CFN: USC*
@Pete Fiutak, CFN: USC*
@Jeremy Harper, SunBeltHeat:  USC*
@Phil Harrison, CFN: USC*
@KaraKohlenberg, CFN: USC*
@Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: USC
@Russ Mitchell, CFN: USC
@Jeremy Simon, BlueGoldSports: USC
Keith Stewart, Winners & Whiners: USC
@Crowley Sullivan, CFN: USC*
@Joe Vitale, UGAFootballLive: USC
@Matt Welch, BlueGoldSports: USC
Clucko The Chicken: USC
CONSENSUS PICK: COMING

Stanford at San Diego State

LINE: Stanford -9.5, o/u: 45.5, 10:30 pm, CBS Sports Network
Fearless Prediction & Game Preview | Get Tickets

@Rich Cirminiello, CFN: Stanford*
@Jeff Feyerer, CFN:  Stanford
@Pete Fiutak, CFN: Stanford*
@Jeremy Harper, SunBeltHeat:  San Diego State
@Phil Harrison, CFN: Stanford
@KaraKohlenberg, CFN: Stanford*
@Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: San Diego State
@Russ Mitchell, CFN: Stanford*
@Jeremy Simon, BlueGoldSports: Stanford
Keith Stewart, Winners & Whiners: Stanford
@Crowley Sullivan, CFN: Stanford*
@Joe Vitale, UGAFootballLive: Stanford
@Matt Welch, BlueGoldSports: Stanford
Clucko The Chicken: San Diego State
CONSENSUS PICK: Stanford*

Ole Miss at Cal

LINE: Ole Miss -3.5, o/u: 72, 10:30 pm, ESPN
Fearless Prediction & Game Preview | Get Tickets

@Rich Cirminiello, CFN: Cal
@Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Ole Miss
@Pete Fiutak, CFN: Cal
@Jeremy Harper, SunBeltHeat:  Cal
@Phil Harrison, CFN: Ole Miss
@KaraKohlenberg, CFN: Ole Miss
@Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: Cal
@Russ Mitchell, CFN: Cal
@Jeremy Simon, BlueGoldSports: Ole Miss
Keith Stewart, Winners & Whiners: Ole Miss
@Crowley Sullivan, CFN: Cal
@Joe Vitale, UGAFootballLive: Cal
@Matt Welch, BlueGoldSports: Cal
Clucko The Chicken: Cal
CONSENSUS PICK: Cal

Expert Prognosticators

EXP - Russ Mitchell Russ Mitchell is the lead SEC Columnist and America’s college football radio guest of choice for College Football News. Is always right when it comes to SEC football.

EXP - Phil HarrisonPhil Harrison has been writing for CollegeFootballNews.com for ten years. He is the leading Big Ten featured writer, and can be followed on Twitter @PhilHarrisonCFB.

EXP - CrowleyCrowley Sullivan is a 20-year sports-media veteran having spent ten years at ESPN as a producer, programmer, content creator, business developer, and brand manager.  He now serves a EVP, Planning/GM, Sports for MandtVR, a content creation platform that emphasizes 360 & Virtual Reality initiatives.

EXP - Jeremy SimonJeremy Simon is the owner of BlueGoldSports.com covering West Virginia University. He’s also is a contributor to USA Today Sports, CFN and Athlon Sports.

EXP - Rich CirminielloRich Cirminiello is a CFN lifer, and volunteers as the Director of College Awards for the Maxwell Football Club, which annually honors the premier high school, college and NFL players.

EXP - CluckoClucko the Chicken has been America’s premier poultry prognosticator since winning the 2000 Pro Football Weekly college football confidence pool among 37 entries. Clucko makes picks based on two feed dishes representing each team – or on a coin-flip.

EXP - Fiu 3Pete Fiutak writes a lot of articles about college football stuff for CollegeFootballNews.com, and appears on way, way too many radio shows across the country.

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