College Football Free Predictions, Previews from Winners & Whiners: Week 12

College Football Free Predictions, Previews from Winners & Whiners: Week 12

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College Football Free Predictions, Previews from Winners & Whiners: Week 12

The college football world is nearing its conclusion with Week 12 here. Last week, top-25 squads NC State, Fresno State, Michigan State, Kentucky, Iowa, Auburn and Boston College all dropped games. Some of those teams lost to ranked teams but Kentucky was the biggest shocker, falling at unranked Tennessee. This week, No. 13 Syracuse heads to Yankee Stadium to take on No. 3 Notre Dame, No. 9 West Virginia travels to Stillwater to take on Oklahoma State, USC faces UCLA, No. 22 takes on No. 19 Texas from Austin and Cincinnati faces No. 12 UCF.

*One of the biggest games of the weekend features Notre Dame and Syracuse from the Bronx. Notre Dame crushed Florida State last week at home, 42-13 without starting QB Ian Book due to a ribs injury. He’s expected to return this week against a rejuvenated Orange team. Dino Babers’ squad has ripped off four straight including a 54-23 win over Louisville in Bobby Petrino’s last game. Take the points in this game. Syracuse lost by just four points at Clemson and arguably is the second-best team in the ACC.

*West Virginia is back on the road to face unranked Oklahoma State, who has lost two straight. The Mountaineers are 8-1 and have won three straight after dismantling TCU at home, 47-10. The Cowboys couldn’t convert the two-point conversion against Oklahoma and lost a tough one to their rival, 48-47 at Stillwater last week. The Cowboys stunned West Virginia in Morgantown this year and they are tough to beat at home. Take the home points and the home dog.

*USC and UCLA used to be a great rivalry but the Trojans are 5-5 and the Bruins a dismal 2-8. USC is coming off a tough 15-14 home lost to Cal last week. They are looking for that magical sixth victory to earn a bowl bid. The Bruins have lost three straight after beating Cal and Arizona. Injuries have taken their toll for the Bruins and it’s tough to go with a team that damaged. Go with USC and the road chalk.

*Texas and Iowa State hook up in Austin. The Cyclones are legit after winning five straight games, which includes wins over West Virginia and Texas Tech at home. Texas is coming off a 41-34 road win over Texas Tech, which halted a two-game losing streak. The Longhorns lost stud WR Collin Johnson to a knee injury. That’s a big loss. Go with the better defense with Iowa State as the slight road dog.

*UCF has won 22 consecutive games and this might be their toughest test. They face a Cincinnati team that is 9-1 with their lone loss coming at Temple in overtime on Oct. 20. The Bearcats took care of USF last week, 35-23 as they held the Bulls to just 313 yards of offense. UCF dominated Navy, 35-24 last week, but did allow 375 rushing yards to the triple option attack. This should be a real barnburner and could come down to the last possession. Take the points.

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Toledo vs. Kent State Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-15-2018

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Tulane vs. Houston Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-15-2018

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FAU vs. North Texas Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-15-2018

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Memphis vs. SMU Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-16-2018

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Northwestern vs. Minnesota Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

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Penn State vs. Rutgers Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

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Pittsburgh vs. Wake Forest Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

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Ohio State vs. Maryland Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

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TCU vs. Baylor Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

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Arkansas vs. Mississippi St Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

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Michigan State vs. Nebraska Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

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NC State vs. Louisville Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

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Utah vs. Colorado Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

Can Colorado make it to bowl eligibility with a win against the Utes? Can Utah take a step closer to winning the Pac-12…
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Utah State vs. Colorado State Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

Can the Aggies avoid looking ahead to a date with Boise State next week? Can the Rams find enough defense to keep this…
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UL Monroe vs. Arkansas State Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

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Boston College vs. Florida State Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

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Miami – FL vs. Virginia Tech Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

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Bowling Green vs. Akron Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

The Bowling Green Falcons will try to win their first consecutive game on Saturday when they travel to Ohio to take on…
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USC vs. UCLA Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

Can USC regroup after three losses in four games and down UCLA for the fourth straight time?…
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Louisiana Tech vs. Southern Miss Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

After losing a nail-biter to UAB, the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles hope to end the season on a high note by…
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West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

The West Virginia Mountaineers go on the road on Saturday to take on a dangerous underdog in the Oklahoma State Cowboys….
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Wisconsin vs. Purdue Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

Can the Purdue Boilermakers secure bowl eligibility on Saturday afternoon, or will the Badgers rebound with a big road…
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Missouri vs. Tennessee Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

The Tennessee Volunteers will be aiming for their first three-game winning streak of the season when they entertain the…
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Iowa vs. Illinois Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

Illinois needs to win their last two games to become bowl eligible. Can they solve a strong Hawkeyes defense on Saturday…
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Virginia vs. Georgia Tech Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

Will the Virginia defense be able to stop the Yellow Jackets triple option offensive attack on Saturday afternoon?…
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Indiana vs. Michigan Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

Can the #4 Wolverines come way with another blowout victory, or will the Hoosiers solve the Michigan defense on Saturday…
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Air Force vs. Wyoming Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

Can Wyoming ground Air Force for the third straight time when the teams meet in Laramie Saturday afternoon?…
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Oregon State vs. Washington Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

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UAB vs. Texas A&M Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

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Kansas vs. Oklahoma Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

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Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

Will Ole Miss stop their three game skid and knock off Vanderbilt on the road Saturday night?…
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Iowa State vs. Texas Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

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Arizona State vs. Oregon Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

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Arizona vs. Washington State Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

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San Diego State vs. Fresno State Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

Will Fresno State bounce back from last week’s loss and lock down the Mountain West’s West Division title?

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UNLV vs. Hawaii Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 11-17-2018

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