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College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 12

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Paul Chryst, Wisconsin Badgers Football

Week 12 of the 2017 college football season features plenty of intriguing matchups, as conference play is in full effect with just three weeks of games remaining, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the upcoming weekend of action. The Week 12 slate features only one matchup between top 25 teams, but there's no shortage of quality games to keep an eye on. Midweek MACtion kicked off the Week 12 slate on Tuesday night and continues into Wednesday with three games, including Western Michigan at Northern Illinois. Thursday's slate features USF hosting Tulsa and Buffalo traveling to Ball State. Friday's schedule also features two games, as MTSU-WKU meet in a key game for bowl positioning for both teams, while UNLV looks to keep its postseason hopes alive with a win at New Mexico. On Saturday, Wisconsin hosts Michigan at noon ET in the top game of Week 12. Outside of that Big Ten clash in Madison, Virginia-Miami, TCU-Texas Tech, UCF-Temple, SMU-Memphis and Texas-West Virginia are just a few of the games to watch in the first window. The afternoon slate features Navy-Notre Dame, Kansas State-Oklahoma State and Kentucky-Georgia. At night, LSU-Tennessee, Arizona-Oregon, Texas A&M-Ole Miss and UCLA-USC are just a few of the matchups on tap. One under the radar game for Week 12 takes place in Boca Raton, as Lane Kiffin's FAU Owls host FIU. 

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Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 12


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Eastern Michigan at Miami (Ohio) (Wednesday)

Toledo at  Bowling Green (Wednesday)

Western Michigan at Northern Illinois (Wednesday)

Buffalo at Ball State (Thursday)

Tulsa at USF (Thursday)

MTSU at WKU (Friday)

UNLV at New Mexico (Friday)

Mercer at Alabama

Charlotte at Southern Miss

Rice at Old Dominion

Western Carolina at North Carolina

Delaware State at Florida State

Cincinnati at East Carolina

New Mexico State at Louisiana

Coastal Carolina at Idaho

The Citadel at Clemson

South Alabama at Georgia Southern

ULM at Auburn

San Jose State at Colorado State

Houston at Tulane

Wofford at South Carolina

Arizona State at Oregon State

SMU at Memphis

Louisiana Tech at UTEP

Minnesota at Northwestern

Army at North Texas

UMass at BYU

Nevada at San Diego State

Rutgers at Indiana

Air Force at Boise State

UAB at Florida

Texas A&M at Ole Miss

Illinois at Ohio State

Hawaii at Utah State

Missouri at Vanderbilt

California at Stanford

Maryland at Michigan State

Oklahoma at Kansas

Texas State at Arkansas State

Syracuse at Louisville

UCF at Temple

Purdue at Iowa

Pitt at Virginia Tech

Fresno State at Wyoming

Virginia at Miami

NC State at Wake Forest

TCU at Texas Tech

Georgia Tech at Duke

Iowa State at Baylor

LSU at Tennessee

Boston College vs.  UConn (Fenway Park)

Marshall at UTSA

Texas at West Virginia

Mississippi State at Arkansas

Arizona at Oregon

Navy at Notre Dame


Kentucky at Georgia

Kansas State at Oklahoma State

Nebraska at  Penn State


Utah at Washington

Michigan at Wisconsin