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Week 6 Picks: Who do you like?

Posted on: October 4, 2011 1:14 pm
Edited on: October 4, 2011 2:10 pm
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Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Each week, the CBSSports.com college football staff offer their choice for the week's Expert Picks. But before we make our selections for Week 6, we spin the wheel o' games to select a handful of contests we want your take on. 

Check the poll below to pick an outcome for the 10 games our wheel landed on, including Florida at LSU on CBS, Oklahoma vs. Texas in the Red River Rivalry, and Auburn traveling to Arkansas in a matchup of ranked teams. Also on tap: Southern Miss taking on Navy at 3:30 ET on the CBS Sports Network. To see the results of the poll, tune in to Inside College Football, 8 p.m. ET on CBSSN.



As a sneak peek of this week's Expert Picks, here's this blogger's early impressions of the week's slate:

Southern Miss at Navy: The Golden Eagles have recovered nicely from an early-season loss to Marshall, but still have to prove their defense is at all capable of stopping the Midshipmen triple-option. At home in Annapolis, Navy should have the edge.

Army at Miami (Ohio): It's been an up-and-down season for the Knights, who upset Northwestern but have been clubbed by a total of 50 points in two previous trips to MAC teams Ball State and Northern Illinois. With the Redhawks winless and going nowhere on offense, though, Army should be OK this time.

Missouri at Kansas State: The Wildcats are flying high after upsetting Baylor, but the Tigers promise to be much stingier on defense than the Bears and are coming off a bye. We like the Tigers to bring KSU back to earth a bit.

Iowa at Penn State: Kirk Ferentz has owned Joe Paterno's squad in recent years, and with the Nittany Lions seemingly going backwards on offense as James Vandenberg has woken up the Hawkeye attack, that may not change this season.

Georgia at Tennessee: All bets are off if Tyler Bray catches fire. But Mark Richt has always been an outstanding coach on the road, and until the Vols show some ability to get some push for the running game, we'll take the team with Isaiah Crowell.

Arizona State at Utah: The Utes got a rude welcome to the Pac-12 in their conference home opener against Washington last week, and the Sun Devils are a more complete team than the Huskies. An injury to Jordan Wynn won't help matters, either.

Texas A&M at Texas Tech: There's no more myserious undefeated team in the FBS than the Red Raiders, whose 4-0 record has been complied against an FCS tomato can, hopeless New Mexico, Nevada (in a nail-biter) and Kansas. We're not sure they've been impressive enough to take them over what should be an angry Aggies squad.

Florida at LSU: There's not a college football fan alive who wouldn't tell you the same thing, but it's true: the matchup of true freshman Gator quarterback Jeff Driskel against LSU's defense in Baton Rouge should not be pretty.

Auburn at Arkansas: Last year, Tyler Wilson ripped the Auburn defense for 330-plus yards and four touchdowns in relief of Ryan Mallett, and that was on the road at the defending national champions. At home vs. an even more wobbly Tiger defense, Wilson may make it 1,000 yards in two weeks.

Oklahoma vs. Texas: Ever since Garrett Gilbert went to the sidelines, the Longhorns have been scorching hot, roaring back against BYU and thumping UCLA and Iowa State on the road. The Sooners are still a bridge too far for a team this young, but the Red River Rivalry should me much closer than many expect.
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: October 8, 2011 10:31 am
 

Week 6 Picks: Who do you like?

I agree, rankings don't matter. You don't have to cry about it. In the end the rightful shall inherit.



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2011 5:27 pm
 

Week 6 Picks: Who do you like?

Rikki: I sort of agree, although I think you are underestimating KSU a little.  I see this game as very competitive, and KSU gets them at home.  Mizzou opened as a 2.5 point favorite and the betting action has moved it to 4 points, so a lot of people agree with you.  If I were betting, I'd pass on this game at Mizzou -4 pts.  Too close to call.



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2011 2:25 pm
 

Week 6 Picks: Who do you like?

Very true. Hogs gonna shred that D like it's cheddar cheese



Since: Feb 18, 2008
Posted on: October 6, 2011 2:34 am
 

Week 6 Picks: Who do you like?

Stan, you are the man......... you are right! Florida played the powerhouses of Florida Atlantic, UAB and then they have Furman late in the year. Those schools are constantly playing for a national championship.......... Numbnuts, the SEC is playing little schools too. Get oout of the heat boy, you're begining to lose your senses........



Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 10:01 pm
 

Week 6 Picks: Who do you like?

The one thing I would like to say about college football I’ve noticed over time is the pollsters will keep teams ranked high, and rank teams high that shouldn’t be, and the reason why is so that they can keep everyone interested. Not everyone would be interested if the sec had 9 ranked teams. Perfect examples from this year are Florida, Nebraska, Boise State, Wisconsin, and Stanford. Florida’s a real good team but since they got spanked by Bama now everyone sees them as trash. But if this same Florida team was in the Pac 12 or the big 12 and didn’t play a SEC team all year they would be a top 5 team. Why?  To keep the fans in that area interested. Nebraska hasn’t played anyone better than a junior varsity cheerleading squad. They get smashed by Wisconsin who also hasn’t beaten anybody!!!! And somehow they don’t move back far in the rankings. I’m going to say this very clearly TO BE THE BEST YOU GOT TO BEAT THE BEST WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! And no one outside of the SEC plays the best I’m sorry!!!! Especially Boise State imagine if Mississippi state only had to beat Georgia this year and the rest of their schedule were the teams Boise plays they would easily make an undefeated season heck even Olemiss Kentucky and Vanderbilt would have 11 win seasons. In fact every one not in the SEC should have their own national championship that way other teams can win and the other entire fans can have something to cheer about.




Since: Jul 2, 2011
Posted on: October 5, 2011 3:51 pm
 

Week 6 Picks: Who do you like?

arkansas will shred auburn .everyone thought when they lost mallet they would
not be that good offensively however at the end of his college career tyler wilson
will be one of the top 3 quaterbacks taken ...arkansas in a ROMP



Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2011 2:35 pm
 

Week 6 Picks: Who do you like?

my mistake.  you had to scroll bar down for texas ou.



Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2011 2:34 pm
 

Week 6 Picks: Who do you like?

HOw the hell did miami army get on there?     miami is 0-4.   ummm big game?   isnt ou texas this week?  i could be wrong.



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 10:00 am
 

Week 6 Picks: Who do you like?

This is funny. People are high on Kansas State because they beat Baylor. People were high on Baylor because they beat TCU in week 1. People were high on TCU because of what they did last season. But Andy Dalton is in Cincinnati and TCU is just not that good. Time to jump on the Mizzou bandwagon.


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