The Week 6 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Tennessee-Texas A&M, Florida State-Miami and Alabama-Arkansas. Additionally, conference matchups such as Washington-Oregon, Texas-Oklahoma and North Carolina-Virginia Tech feature lines or odds that caught our attention for Week 6.
Editor’s note: Around 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, the SEC announced that Saturday’s scheduled game between LSU and Florida had been “postponed indefinitely” due to the projected impact of Hurricane Matthew. This preview was posted before that decision was made.
College football’s Week 6 slate kicks off on Wednesday night, as Georgia Southern and Arkansas State meet for a midweek showdown between two of the Sun Belt’s top programs. Thursday night’s action features two Group of 5 conference matchups, with Memphis hosting Temple and Louisiana Tech taking on WKU.
I have never seen a more wildly inconsistent football team in my life than the 2016 Tennessee Volunteers and the only conclusion I can draw is, like the commercials say, the miserable first half Volunteers have cable and the powerhouse second half Vols have DirecTV.
With three matchups between top 10 teams on the schedule heading into this past weekend, we knew we were going to learn a lot more about how this college football season would eventually shake out. We learned that Clemson and Michigan were every bit the contenders that we thought they were.
Week 5 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Clemson edged Louisville in a Saturday night thriller, Washington dominated Stanford on Friday night, Tennessee defeated Georgia on a last-second Hail Mary touchdown pass, Michigan knocked off Wisconsin in a defensive slugfest, and North Carolina upset Florida State in Tallahassee.