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College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 3

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Lamar Jackson, Louisville Cardinals Football

Week 3 of the 2017 college football season features a couple of key non-conference matchups and league showdowns among top 25 teams, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the third weekend of action. The Week 3 slate doesn't quite have the overall high-profile matchups from last weekend's action, but Saturday night's ACC showdown between Louisville and Clemson is a must-see contest. Additionally, San Diego State hopes to knock off another Pac-12 opponent with Stanford up next, Tennessee takes on Florida in a key SEC East matchup, Texas travels to USC, and Mississippi State hosts LSU to round out some of the weekend's top games. The Week 3 schedule kicks off on Thursday night with New Mexico taking on Boise State, followed by three games on Friday, including Illinois at USF.

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College Football Week 3 Predictions


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New Mexico at Boise State (Thursday)

Illinois at USF (Friday)

UMass at Temple (Friday)

Arizona at UTEP (Friday)

Delaware State at West Virginia

Air Force at Michigan

Oklahoma State at Pitt

UCLA at Memphis

Louisiana at Texas A&M

UConn at Virginia

Notre Dame at Boston College

Iowa State at Akron

Northern Illinois at Nebraska

Furman at NC State

Baylor at Duke

Coastal Carolina at UAB

Northern Colorado at Colorado

Kansas at Ohio

Utah State at Wake Forest

Tennessee Tech at Ball State

MTSU at Minnesota

North Carolina at Old Dominion

Wisconsin at BYU

Virginia Tech at East Carolina

North Texas at Iowa


Central Michigan at Syracuse

Morgan State at Rutgers

Purdue at Missouri

Mercer at Auburn

Army at Ohio State

Oregon State at Washington State

Tulane at Oklahoma

North Carolina A&T at Charlotte

Colgate at Buffalo

Kent State at  Marshall

Southern at  UTSA

Oregon at Wyoming

Idaho at Western Michigan

Louisiana Tech at WKU

Tulsa at Toledo

Appalachian State at Texas State

Alabama A&M at South Alabama

Colorado State at Alabama

Arkansas Pine Bluff at Arkansas State

Southern Miss at ULM

Idaho State at Nevada

Samford at Georgia

Kentucky at  South Carolina

Kansas State at Vanderbilt

Georgia State at Penn State

Bowling Green at Northwestern

Troy at New Mexico State

Arizona State at Texas Tech

Bethune-Cookman at FAU

Cincinnati at Miami (Ohio)

Rice at Houston

Texas at USC

Fresno State at Washington

San Jose State at Utah

Stanford at San Diego State

Ole Miss at  California

LSU at Mississippi State

Tennessee at Florida

Clemson at Louisville

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