CFB Picks 11/02: Mustangs To Cruise On The Road
College Football fans should be excited for this upcoming weekend with Saturday action.
Here are three games that will feature five of the top 25 teams in the country.
Check out my predictions for each below:
No. 8 Georgia and No. 6 Florida will square off in a SEC showdown on Saturday afternoon.
The winner of this matchup will have sole possession of first place in the SEC East Division entering the final four weeks of the regular season. The title game between the East and West divisions will be Dec. 7 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Florida's only loss of the season came against No. 1 LSU back on Oct. 12 – a 42-28 final score. It was the same day Georgia fell 20-17 to South Carolina in double overtime.
This game between Georgia and Florida will feature two of the best offenses in the country.
The Bulldogs average 36 points per game, which is 24th in the nation, and they are 21st in total offense, averaging 471.3 yards per contest.
Florida averages 32.5 points per game (45th in the country) and the Gators are 52nd in yards averaging 419.6 per contest.
The Bulldogs’ loss to South Carolina was a mirage. I don’t expect them to lose again the rest of the regular season. I believe Georgia will take down the No. 6 Gators in Florida.
Take the Bulldogs minus the 6.5 points here.
Pick: Georgia (-6.5) @ -105
No. 15-ranked and undefeated SMU will head into Memphis to take on the No. 24 Tigers in an American Athletic Conference matchup.
SMU quarterback Shane Buechele threw for 203 passing yards and two touchdowns and running back Xavier Jones had 133 rushing yards and two scores on 22 carries in a 34-31 win over Houston last week.
Memphis had quarterback Brady White throw for 277 yards and two scores and running back Kenneth Gainwell piled up 149 rushing yards and three touchdowns in a 42-41 victory over Tulsa.
Both offenses are among the best in the conference and I do expect a shootout between these two teams on Saturday night.
It’s mind-boggling to me how No. 15 SMU is getting nearly a touchdown worth of points here.
To me it’s a no-brainer. Take the Mustangs plus the 6 points on the road here.
Pick: SMU (+6) @ -110
No. 7 Oregon will travel to Southern California to take on the Trojans in a Pac-12 matchup on Saturday.
After losing their first game of the season, the Ducks have rolled to seven straight victories.
In their last game against Washington State, Oregon half back CJ Verdell had 257 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries and freshman kicker Camden Lewis booted the 26-yard game-winning field goal in a 37-35 win over the Cougars.
USC also came away with a win in its last game. Quarterback Kedon Slovis threw for 406 yards and four touchdowns and wide out Michael Pittman Jr. had seven receptions for 156 yards and two scores for the Trojans in a 35-31 win over Colorado.
Not entirely sure who is going to win this matchup, but I think there is no question about it that USC will give Oregon a tough game.
I am not saying USC is going to win this game, but I can definitely see Oregon winning by a field goal, which means you should take the Trojans plus the 4.5 points here.
Pick: USC (+4.5) @ -110
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By Dan Canova