October is going out with a bang on the college football schedule as it sets the table for the start of November. With the College Football Playoff hunt about to kick things into fifth gear and rivalry games lining up to cause havoc in division races, the final weekend of the month is shaping up to be a wildly entertaining one in what has already been a chaotic season.
Our picks against the spread snapped a brief dry spell last week, so let's see if we can carry a hot streak into the final full month of the regular season.
Note: All times are ET and all games are on Saturday, Oct. 30.
The battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy heads to East Lansing as both Michigan and Michigan State have been enjoying life in the top 10. But one will fall this weekend, and the Michigan running game could dictate the outcome. Michigan 24, Michigan State 17
No. 17 Pittsburgh (-9.0) vs. Miami, 12 p.m.
Kenny Pickett continues to thrive through the air as the Panthers have emerged as arguably the best team in the ACC. It may be time to take the Panthers as the real deal in the ACC, especially after they take care of a visiting Miami program that has long been left behind this season. Pitt 34, Miami 17
No. 1 Georgia (-14.0) vs. Florida, 3:30 p.m. (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Perhaps the Gators ride the emotions of a bitter rivalry early to create some noise, but Georgia's defense won't take very long to show why they are the best in the nation. Bulldogs will take a bite out of the Gators. Georgia 29, Florida 13
No. 4 Oklahoma (-19.5) vs. Texas Tech, 3:30 p.m. ET
After getting a wake-up call by Kansas, of all teams, last week, Caleb Williams and the Sooners will bounce back in a big way against a Texas Tech team that just fired its head coach. Sooners roll at home. Oklahoma 46, Texas Tech 17
No. 10 Ole Miss (+3) at No. 18 Auburn, 7 p.m. ET
Auburn is favored at home against Matt Corral and the Rebels, and perhaps Ole Miss is due for being tripped up. And if good Bo Nix shows up, as he has most of this season, the Tigers have a real chance at the upset at home. But can they keep up the pace with the high-flying Rebels on the scoreboard? Not this time. Ole Miss 34, Auburn 32
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