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COLLEGE FOOTBALL PICKS (WEEK 5)

Greg DePalma
09/28/2018 9:01AM ET

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SELECTIONS (WEEK 5)



Ourlads’ Football Network host Greg DePalma and Athlon managing editor Mitch Light get together each Thursday to analyze top matchups on the week’s college football schedule and make predictions. Catch OFN College Weekly for their full exchange.

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No.4 OHIO ST. (4-0) at No.8 PENN ST. (4-0)

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. Site: Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pa.

TV: ABC. Line: Ohio St. by 3 ½.

Greg: *Penn St. Mitch: Ohio St.

Mitch says: “I’m going overall talent. I’m a little concerned about the Penn State defense. Illinois kind of ran the ball a little too easily for my comfort. Both Pitt and Illinois ran for over 250 yards against them. I think Ohio State will have success offensively.”


No.7 STANFORD (4-0) at No.9 NOTRE DAME (4-0)

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. Site: Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Ind.

TV: NBC. Line: Notre Dame by 6 ½.

Greg: *Stanford. Mitch: Notre Dame.

Greg says: “It’s interesting that Stanford has dominated this series the last few years and Notre Dame is a 6-point favorite. … I’m not saying (the Cardinal) is definitely winning the game, but they’ve dominated the series recently. Why wouldn’t I take the six?”


No.20 BYU (3-0) at No.11 WASHINGTON (3-1)

Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. Site: Husky Stadium, Seattle.

TV: FOX. Line: Washington by 17 ½.

Greg: BYU. Mitch: BYU.

Greg says: “Offensively, (Washington has) just not looked like I think they should have all season. They’ve only scored over 27 points once. The last couple of weeks have been ugly wins, and even the Auburn game wasn’t exactly a highlight-film game.”


FLORIDA (3-1) at No.23 MISSISSIPPI ST. (3-1)

Kickoff: 6 p.m. Site: Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, Miss.

TV: ESPN. Line: Mississippi St. by 7.

Greg: No pick. Mitch: Florida.

Mitch says: “I don’t feel as good about the Bulldogs as I thought. If they were to lose (last week) to a team that just threw it all over the place, that’s one thing. They lost to a team (Kentucky) that was built like them and was better than them. That’s concerning.”


GREG’S BEST BETS

5-star: Washington St. (+2) over Utah
4-star: Penn St. (+4) over Ohio St.
3-star: Stanford (+6) over Notre Dame
Upset special: Iowa St. (+11) over TCU (moneyline +330)


MITCH’S BEST BETS

5-star: Tennessee (+32) over Georgia
4-star: Florida St. (-5) over Louisville
3-star: Arkansas St. (-3) over Georgia Southern
Upset special: Iowa St. (+11) over TCU (moneyline +330)