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Week 3 2016 NFL Picks: Challenge Athlon Sports Experts!

Think you can beat our writers and editors? Put your picks to the test
Week 3 2016 NFL Picks: Challenge Athlon Sports Experts!

The NFL is in full swing, and the competition off the field among fans is nearly as heated as the competition on the field on game day.

 

The Athlon Sports Pro Football Experts Club presented by New Era gives you the chance to compete with your friends and our experts each week.

 

Nebraska's Win Over Oregon Shows Mike Riley Has Program Headed in Right Direction

Things are looking up for Mike Riley and the Cornhuskers.
Nebraska's Win Over Oregon Shows Mike Riley Has Program Headed in Right Direction

Postgame celebrations like the one Nebraska and coach Mike Riley shared after Saturday’s win over Oregon were in short supply last season.

College Football Podcast: The Week 3 Recap

Lamar Jackson, Louisville was the biggest winner from Week 3.
College Football Podcast: The Week 3 Recap

College Football's third week is in the books after seven ranked teams lost.

 

- How good is Louisville and where do they deserve to be ranked? Alabama and Ohio State both won huge road games over ranked foes as well. Are these the three best teams in the nation? Who belongs at No. 4?

 

- The Big Ten (almost) had a season-defining weekend with wins from Michigan State, Ohio State and Nebraska. But Iowa screwed things up again.

 

College Football Week 3 Awards

Athlon hands out the awards from the Week 3 action.
College Football Week 3 Awards

Week 3 featured several high-profile matchups, but the big winners on Saturday were Louisville, Alabama and Ohio State. The Cardinals dominated Florida State to take a huge step forward in the ACC title race, while Alabama knocked off Ole Miss to end a two-game losing streak to the Rebels. A revamped and reloaded Buckeye team with several new stars emerging handled Oklahoma in Norman.

"Pulling a DeSean Jackson" Outbreak Has Resulted in College Football Epidemic

The time has come to make a different kind of goal-line stand
"Pulling a DeSean Jackson" Outbreak Has Resulted in College Football Epidemic

College football has a full-blown epidemic on its hands and the disease is spreading by the week.

 

It’s best known as “pulling a DeSean Jackson” – Dropping the ball before the goal line to prematurely celebrate a touchdown like “D-Jax” did on “Monday Night Football” in 2008.

 

 

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Preview and Prediction

The Sooners and Buckeyes meet on Saturday night in Norman.
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Preview and Prediction 2016

Ohio State and Oklahoma are two of college football’s top programs and meet on Saturday night for one of the most anticipated non-conference games of 2016. Just how big of a matchup is this game on Saturday night?

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Ole Miss Rebels Preview and Prediction

Will the Crimson Tide snap a two-game losing streak to the Rebels?
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Ole Miss Rebels Preview and Prediction 2016

The battle to win the SEC West officially kicks off in Week 3, as Ole Miss hosts Alabama hoping to earn its third consecutive victory over the Crimson Tide. There’s also a lot at stake for coach Hugh Freeze’s team in terms of the national picture.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Oregon Ducks Preview and Prediction

The Cornhuskers and Ducks are set for a high-scoring matchup on Saturday.
Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Oregon Ducks Preview and Prediction 2016

Oregon and Nebraska are off to 2-0 starts, but the Week 3 matchup in Lincoln should provide a better barometer test of where both programs stand in 2016. The Ducks easily handled UC Davis and Virginia this year, while the Cornhuskers defeated Fresno State (43-10) in the opener and used a big second half to take a commanding 52-17 victory over Wyoming last Saturday.

 

College Football Podcast: The Week 3 Preview

The Buckeyes head to Norman for a huge battle with Oklahoma.
College Football Podcast: The Week 3 Preview

Could Week 3 of college football be even better than Week 1? With the top three teams in the nation playing true road games against ranked opponents, the answer is a big old yes.

 

Can Lamar Jackson carry Louisville to a program-defining win over division rival Florida State? Can the youth of Ohio State handle one of the most hostile environments in the country in Norman, Oklahoma? Will Ole Miss do the unthinkable and beat mighty Nick Saban and Alabama three straight years?

 

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