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

Jarrett Stidham, Auburn Tigers Football

Jarrett Stidham, Auburn Tigers Football

College football’s 2018 season continues with a busy Week 3 slate that features 67 overall matchups. Hurricane Florence has forced the cancellation of a couple of contests (UCF-North Carolina, NC State-West Virginia and Virginia Tech-East Carolina), with the Coastal Carolina-Campbell game moving to Wednesday, and Wake Forest-Boston College moving up its start time by a couple of hours on Thursday. Additionally, Virginia and Ohio moved their Saturday contest to Nashville. The matchup between the Eagles and Demon Deacons is the must-see game for Thursday, with the weekly slate continuing on Friday night with Georgia State visiting Memphis. A full schedule is on tap for Saturday. Oklahoma-Iowa State, Miami-Toledo, Florida State-Syracuse and Hawaii-Army headline the must-see matchups from the first window of games. The afternoon slate features a SEC showdown between LSU and Auburn, Boise State visiting Oklahoma State, Duke-Baylor and Houston at Texas Tech. A busy night schedule includes Alabama at Ole Miss, Missouri at Purdue, Ohio State-TCU in Arlington and USC at Texas. Washington at Utah, Fresno State at UCLA and Arizona State at San Diego State headline the late-night must-see matchups for Week 3.

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

College Football Week 3 Predictions


Steven Lassan

Mitch Light

Braden Gall

Coastal Carolina at Campbell (Wednesday)

Old Dominion at Charlotte (Thursday)

Boston College at Wake Forest (Thursday)

Tennessee Tech at Utah State (Thursday)

Georgia State at Memphis (Friday)

Ball State at Indiana

Prairie View A&M at UNLV

Kent State at  Penn State

Murray State at Kentucky

Rhode Island at UConn

Rutgers at Kansas

Temple at Maryland

UTEP at Tennessee

Georgia Southern at Clemson

UC Davis at Stanford

Lehigh at Navy

USF at Illinois (Chicago)

EKU at Bowling Green

Wofford at Wyoming

UTSA at Kansas State

Troy at  Nebraska

Central Michigan at Northern Illinois

New Hampshire at Colorado

Bethune-Cookman at FAU

Idaho State at California

Miami at Toledo

SMU at Michigan

Alabama A&M at Cincinnati

Arkansas State at Tulsa

Delaware State at Western Michigan

Texas State at  South Alabama

Akron at Northwestern

Tulane at UAB

ULM at Texas A&M

Louisiana at Mississippi State

UMass at FIU

Northern Iowa at Iowa

Southern Utah at Arizona

Middle Tennessee at Georgia

Eastern Michigan at Buffalo

San Jose State at Oregon

Colorado State at Florida

Ohio vs. Virginia (Nashville)

Miami (Ohio) at Minnesota

North Texas at Arkansas

Eastern Washington at Washington State

New Mexico at New Mexico State

Fresno State at UCLA

Duke at Baylor

WKU at Louisville

Georgia Tech at Pitt

Oregon State at Nevada

Houston at Texas Tech

Hawaii at Army

Arizona State at San Diego State

Florida State at Syracuse

Vanderbilt at Notre Dame

Missouri at Purdue

BYU at Wisconsin

Alabama at Ole Miss

Oklahoma at Iowa State

Boise State at Oklahoma State

USC at Texas

LSU at Auburn

Ohio State vs. TCU (Arlington)

Washington at Utah

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