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College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 13

Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State Buckeyes Football

Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State Buckeyes Football

College football’s 2018 season continues with a Week 13 slate featuring 64 games from Tuesday to Saturday night. In addition to being the last full weekend of action, it's also rivalry week across college football. 

The Week 13 slate begins on Tuesday night with two games in the MAC. Ball State travels to Oxford to take on Miami (Ohio) and Western Michigan hosts Northern Illinois. On Thanksgiving Day, Air Force hosts Colorado State, while Ole Miss looks to upset rival Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl. 15 matchups are slated for Black Friday, including Oklahoma at West Virginia, Washington at Washington State and Nebraska at Iowa. 

The Saturday schedule begins with a huge Big Ten showdown between Michigan and Ohio State, along with Georgia Tech-Georgia, Syracuse-Boston College, Florida-Florida State and Baylor-Texas Tech in the first window. The afternoon slate features Auburn-Alabama, Arizona State-Arizona, Minnesota-Wisconsin, Tennessee-Vanderbilt and Pitt-Miami. The night window includes South Carolina-Clemson, Kentucky-Louisville, LSU-Texas A&M and Notre Dame-USC. Boise State hosts Utah State in a late (10:15 ET) showdown to decide the Mountain West's Mountain Division winner.

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College Football Week 13 Predictions


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Ball State at Miami (Ohio) (Tuesday)

Northern Illinois at Western Michigan (Tuesday)

Colorado State at Air Force (Thursday)

Mississippi State at Ole Miss (Thursday)

Akron at Ohio (Friday)

Buffalo at  Bowling Green (Friday)

Central Michigan at Toledo (Friday)

East Carolina at Cincinnati (Friday)

Eastern Michigan at Kent State (Friday)

Houston at Memphis (Friday)

UCF at USF (Friday)

Virginia at Virginia Tech (Friday)

Nebraska at Iowa (Friday)

Texas at Kansas (Friday)

Arkansas at Missouri (Friday)

Coastal Carolina at South Alabama (Friday)

Oregon at Oregon State (Friday)

Oklahoma at West Virginia (Friday)

Washington at Washington State (Friday)

Navy at Tulane

Rutgers at Michigan State

San Jose State at Fresno State

SMU at Tulsa

Syracuse at Boston College

Temple at UConn

Wake Forest at Duke

Marshall at  FIU

WKU at Louisiana Tech

NC State at North Carolina

Hawaii at San Diego State

Old Dominion at Rice

Georgia Southern at Georgia State

Nevada at UNLV

Illinois at Northwestern

Maryland at Penn State

New Mexico State at Liberty

Oklahoma State at TCU

Purdue at Indiana

Wyoming at New Mexico

Minnesota at Wisconsin

Louisiana at ULM

Southern Miss at UTEP

Arkansas State at Texas State

Kentucky at Louisville

Georgia at Georgia Tech

Colorado at California

Charlotte at FAU

North Texas at UTSA

Kansas State at Iowa State

Baylor vs. Texas Tech (Arlington)

BYU at Utah

Stanford at UCLA

Tennessee at Vanderbilt

Pitt at Miami

Arizona State at Arizona


Troy at Appalachian State

Notre Dame at USC

Utah State at Boise State

Florida at Florida State

South Carolina at Clemson

Auburn at Alabama

LSU at Texas A&M

Michigan at Ohio State