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College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 16

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Mac Jones, Alabama Crimson Tide Football

College football's Week 16 slate for the 2020 season features 20 games from Friday to Saturday, and our NCAA experts are ready with their predictions and picks. The Week 16 action begins on Friday, Dec. 18 with four games, as Oregon meets USC in the Pac-12 title game, UAB travels to Marshall with the C-USA Championship up for grabs, and the MAC Championship between Buffalo and Ball State in Detroit. Saturday's slate begins with a good mix of games in the Noon ET window. The Big 12 Championship between Iowa State and Oklahoma, along with Northwestern and Ohio State in the Big Ten title game top the list of must-see matchups. The afternoon slate features San Jose State-Boise State for the Mountain West Championship, Ole Miss-LSU and the ACC title game between Clemson and Notre Dame. At night, the Week 16 slate includes the SEC Championship with Alabama and Florida meeting in Atlanta, Arizona State-Oregon State and Tulsa at Cincinnati for the AAC title. 

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 16


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Nebraska at Rutgers (Friday)

UAB at Marshall (C-USA  Championship) (Friday)

Ball State vs. Buffalo (MAC  Championship Detroit) (Friday

Oregon at  USC (Pac-12  Championship) (Friday)

Northwestern vs. Ohio State (Big Ten  Championship) (Indianapolis)

Texas A&M at Tennessee

Oklahoma vs.  Iowa State (Big 12 Championship) (Arlington)

Florida State at  Wake Forest (CANCELED)

Washington State at Utah

Air Force at Army

Louisiana at Coastal Carolina (Sun Belt Championship) (CANCELED)

Missouri at Mississippi State

Ole Miss at LSU

Clemson vs.  Notre Dame (ACC  Championship) (Charlotte)

Minnesota at Wisconsin

Boise State vs. San Jose State (MWC  Championship) (Las Vegas)

Illinois at Penn State

Michigan State at Maryland (CANCELED)

Alabama vs. Florida (SEC Championship)

Tulsa at Cincinnati (AAC  Championship)

Stanford at UCLA

Arizona State at Oregon State

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