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

Sam Ehlinger, Texas Longhorns Football

Sam Ehlinger, Texas Longhorns Football

College football’s 2018 season continues with a Week 12 slate featuring 66 games from Wednesday to Saturday night. This week's slate doesn't feature many top 25 matchups or marquee games. However, there are plenty of games with intrigue or importance to the races within a conference or for a division title.

The Week 12 slate begins on Wednesday night with two games in the MAC. Buffalo travels to Athens to take on Ohio, while Miami (Ohio) plays at Northern Illinois. On Thursday, three games are slated, as Toledo travels to Kent State, North Texas hosts FAU, and Houston battles Tulane in a key game for the AAC West. Boise State at New Mexico and Memphis at SMU headline the action on Friday night.

The Saturday schedule begins with Ohio State at Maryland, Arkansas-Mississippi State, Colorado-Utah, Northwestern-Minnesota and Michigan State at Nebraska in the first window. Syracuse and Notre Dame meet in Yankee Stadium at 2:30 p.m. ET, followed by West Virginia-Oklahoma State, Boston College-Florida State, Wisconsin-Purdue and USC-UCLA in the 3:30 p.m. ET window. The night slate features a couple of intriguing games, including Cincinnati at UCF, Arizona at Washington State, San Diego State-Fresno State and Iowa State at Texas.

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College Football Week 12 Predictions


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Buffalo at Ohio (Wednesday)

Miami (Ohio) at Northern Illinois (Wednesday)

Toledo at Kent State (Thursday)

Tulane at Houston (Thursday)

FAU at North Texas (Thursday)

Boise State at New Mexico (Friday)

Memphis at SMU (Friday)

The Citadel at Alabama

Idaho at Florida

Liberty at Auburn

UMass at Georgia

Chattanooga at South Carolina

UConn at East Carolina

Rice at LSU

Western Carolina at North Carolina

Colgate at  Army

New Mexico State at BYU

Air Force at Wyoming

FIU at Charlotte

Utah State at Colorado State

VMI at Old Dominion

Georgia State at Appalachian State

UTSA at Marshall

Bowling Green at Akron

Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss

Tulsa at Navy

Texas State at Troy

Georgia Southern at Coastal Carolina

Nevada at San Jose State

South Alabama at Louisiana


UNLV at Hawaii

ULM at Arkansas State

NC State at Louisville

Middle Tennnessee at Kentucky

San Diego State at Fresno State

UAB at Texas A&M

Texas Tech at Kansas State

Ohio State at Maryland

Northwestern at Minnesota

Kansas at Oklahoma

Iowa at Illinois

Indiana at Michigan

Duke at Clemson

Arkansas at Mississippi State

Penn State at Rutgers

Oregon State at Washington

Pitt at  Wake Forest

Wisconsin at Purdue

Virginia at Georgia Tech

TCU at Baylor

Ole Miss at Vanderbilt

Boston College at Florida State

Missouri at Tennessee

Utah at Colorado


USF at Temple

Stanford at California

Miami at Virginia Tech

Arizona State at Oregon

Arizona at Washington State

Michigan State at Nebraska

Cincinnati at UCF

West Virginia at Oklahoma State

Iowa State at Texas

Syracuse vs. Notre Dame (New York)

Ball State at Miami (Ohio) (Tuesday, Nov. 20)

Northern Illinois at Western Michigan (Tuesday, Nov. 20)