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

Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma Sooners Football

Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma Sooners Football

College football's Week 12 slate for the 2020 season features 44 games from Wednesday to Saturday, and our NCAA experts are ready with their predictions and picks. The Week 12 action continues on Wednesday, Nov. 18 with three MAC contests, including Western Michigan-Central Michigan and Toledo-Eastern Michigan. One matchup - Tulane at Tulsa - takes place on Thursday. Four games are on tap for Friday, including Syracuse-Louisville, Purdue-Minnesota and New Mexico-Air Force. Saturday's slate begins with a handful of games in the Noon ET window. Indiana travels to Ohio State, Florida State hosts Clemson, LSU plays at Arkansas and Coastal Carolina hosts Appalachian State in a huge Sun Belt showdown. The afternoon slate features Wisconsin-Northwestern, San Diego State-Nevada, Cincinnati-UCF, California-Oregon State, Iowa-Penn State, Kentucky-Alabama and Virginia Tech-Pitt. At night, the Week 12 slate includes Liberty-NC State, Oklahoma State-Oklahoma, Mississippi State-Georgia, Tennessee-Auburn, Arizona-Washington and Missouri-South Carolina. There are also a few games kicking off after 9:30 p.m. ET, including USC-Utah and Boise State-Hawaii.

Each week, Athlon Sports’ editors will pick every game in the FBS ranks. Follow us on Twitter: (@AthlonSports)

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


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Northern Illinois at Ball State (Wednesday)

Toledo at Eastern Michigan (Wednesday)

Western Michigan at Central Michigan (Wednesday)

Tulane at Tulsa (Thursday)

Utah State at Wyoming (Thursday) (CANCELED)

UMass at FAU (Friday)

Purdue at Minnesota (Friday)

Syracuse at Louisville (Friday)

New Mexico at Air Force (Friday)

Indiana at Ohio State

Wisconsin at Northwestern

Kansas State at Iowa State

Arizona at Washington

California at Oregon State

Washington State at Stanford (CANCELED)

Iowa at Penn State

Illinois at Nebraska

Michigan State at Maryland (CANCELED)

Michigan at Rutgers

Clemson at Florida State

Florida at Vanderbilt

Appalachian State at Coastal Carolina

LSU at Arkansas

East Carolina at Temple

Stephen F. Austin at Memphis

Georgia Southern at Army

Central Arkansas at Louisiana (CANCELED)


Rice at North Texas

North Alabama at BYU

UTSA at Southern Miss

Arkansas State at Texas State

Cincinnati at UCF

Texas at Kansas (POSTPONED)

San Diego State at Nevada

Middle Tennessee at Troy

Kentucky at Alabama

Abilene Christian at Virginia

Virginia Tech at Pitt

Georgia State at South Alabama

UNLV at Colorado State (CANCELED)

Tennessee at Auburn

San Jose State at Fresno State (CANCELED)

Mississippi State at Georgia

Oklahoma State at Oklahoma

Liberty at  NC State

Missouri at South Carolina

USC at Utah

Boise State at Hawaii

UCLA at Oregon

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