Alabama puts its No. 1 ranking and spot atop the SEC West on the line Saturday night, as Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide hits the road for a trip to Fayetteville and a matchup against Arkansas. The Razorbacks are looking for a marquee win under coach Bret Bielema and hope the hostile crowd at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium can help to derail Alabama’s perfect record in 2016.
Tennessee has crossed two major hurdles in recent weeks with victories over Georgia and Florida, but the schedule won’t get any easier for the Volunteers with a trip to College Station against Texas A&M this Saturday. This is the first meeting between the Aggies and Volunteers as members of the SEC.
Florida State is off to a disappointing 3-2 start this year, but the Seminoles still have plenty to play for, including a trip to Miami on Saturday against the rival Hurricanes. Under coach Jimbo Fisher’s watch, Florida State has owned Miami. Fisher is 6-0 against the Hurricanes and has won the last three matchups in Miami.
After a disappointing 6-7 record in coach Mike Riley’s first season, Nebraska is off to a 5-0 start and ranked No. 12 in the latest Associated Press top 25. The Cornhuskers started the year by defeating non-conference foes Fresno State, Wyoming and Oregon, followed by Big Ten victories over Northwestern and Illinois.
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.
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.
Arkansas State and Georgia Southern entered 2016 as two of the top teams in the Sun Belt, but both programs enter October still looking to put all of the pieces together in an effort to challenge Appalachian State for the conference title. This Wednesday night matchup is part of a two-game midweek series for the Sun Belt in October.