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

Sean Clifford, Penn State Nittany Lions Football

College football's Week 3 slate for the 2021 season features 73 games, and our NCAA experts are ready with their predictions and picks. The Week 3 slate starts on Thursday night with Louisiana hosting Ohio and continues on Friday with two games (UCF at Louisville and Maryland at Illinois). The first wave of games on Saturday features a rivalry renewed in Nebraska-Oklahoma, along with Cincinnati-Indiana, Virginia Tech-West Virginia and Michigan State-Miami. The afternoon slate kicks off with a SEC showdown between Alabama and Florida and also includes Florida State-Wake Forest, USC-Washington State, Mississippi State-Memphis and Georgia Tech-Clemson. The first window of night games includes South Carolina-Georgia, Utah-San Diego State, Auburn-Penn State and Tulane-Ole Miss. Oklahoma State-Boise State, Arizona State-BYU and Fresno State-UCLA headline the late-night window of top games for Week 3.

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 3

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Ohio at Louisiana (Thurs.)

Louisiana

Louisiana

Louisiana

UCF at Louisville (Fri.)

UCF

UCF

UCF

Maryland at Illinois (Fri.)

Maryland

Maryland

Maryland

UConn at Army

Army

Army

Army

Coastal Carolina at Buffalo

Coastal Carolina

Coastal Carolina

Coastal Carolina

Chattanooga at Kentucky

Kentucky

Kentucky

Kentucky

Michigan State at Miami

Miami

Miami

Miami

Northern Illinois at Michigan

Michigan

Michigan

Michigan

Western Michigan at Pitt

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Albany at Syracuse

Syracuse

Syracuse

Syracuse

Boston College at Temple

Boston College

Boston College

Boston College

Tennessee Tech at Tennessee

Tennessee

Tennessee

Tennessee

SE Missouri State at Missouri

Missouri

Missouri

Missouri

New Mexico at Texas A&M

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

Minnesota at Colorado

Minnesota

Minnesota

Minnesota

Nevada at Kansas State

Nevada

Nevada

Kansas State

Purdue at Notre Dame

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

Bryant at Akron

Akron

Akron

Akron

Georgia Tech at Clemson

Clemson

Clemson

Clemson

Eastern Michigan at UMass

Eastern Michigan

Eastern Michigan

Eastern Michigan

Long Island at Miami (Ohio)

Miami (Ohio)

Miami (Ohio)

Miami (Ohio)

Tulsa at Ohio State

Ohio State

Ohio State

Ohio State

Delaware at Rutgers

Rutgers

Rutgers

Rutgers

Florida State at Wake Forest

Wake Forest

Florida State

Florida State

Kent State at Iowa

Iowa

Iowa

Iowa

Baylor at Kansas

Baylor

Baylor

Baylor

SMU at Louisiana Tech

SMU

SMU

SMU

Idaho at Oregon State

Oregon State

Oregon State

Oregon State

USC at Washington State

USC

USC

USC

Elon at Appalachian State

Appalachian State

Appalachian State

Appalachian State

Northwestern at Duke

Northwestern

Northwestern

Northwestern

Colorado State at Toledo

Toledo

Toledo

Toledo

Georgia Southern at Arkansas

Arkansas

Arkansas

Arkansas

Mississippi State at Memphis

Mississippi State

Mississippi State

Memphis

Ball State at Wyoming

Wyoming

Wyoming

Wyoming

Sacramento State at California

California

California

California

Arkansas State at Washington

Washington

Washington

Washington

Murray State at Bowling Green

Bowling Green

Bowling Green

Bowling Green

Fordham at FAU

FAU

FAU

FAU

Old Dominion at Liberty

Liberty

Liberty

Liberty

East Carolina at Marshall

Marshall

Marshall

Marshall

Middle Tennessee at UTSA

UTSA

UTSA

UTSA

Charlotte at Georgia State

Charlotte

Charlotte

Charlotte

Florida A&M at USF

USF

USF

USF

Grambling State at Houston

Houston

Houston

Houston

Troy at Southern Miss

Troy

Southern Miss

Troy

Incarnate Word at Texas State

Texas State

Texas State

Texas State

FIU at Texas Tech

Texas Tech

Texas Tech

Texas Tech

Utah at San Diego State

Utah

Utah

Utah

Furman at NC State

NC State

NC State

NC State

Central Michigan at LSU

LSU

LSU

LSU

UAB at North Texas

UAB

UAB

UAB

Utah State at Air Force

Air Force

Air Force

Air Force

Stony Brook at Oregon

Oregon

Oregon

Oregon

Jackson State at ULM

ULM

ULM

ULM

Tulane at Ole Miss

Ole Miss

Ole Miss

Ole Miss

Alcorn State at South Alabama

South Alabama

South Alabama

South Alabama

Rice at Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Stanford at Vanderbilt

Stanford

Stanford

Stanford

South Carolina State at New Mexico State

New Mexico State

New Mexico State

New Mexico State

Northern Arizona at Arizona

Arizona

Arizona

Arizona

Iowa State at UNLV

Iowa State

Iowa State

Iowa State

Fresno State at UCLA

UCLA

UCLA

UCLA

San Jose State at Hawaii

San Jose State

San Jose State

San Jose State

Alabama at Florida

Alabama

Alabama

Alabama

Auburn at Penn State

Penn State

Penn State

Penn State

South Carolina at Georgia

Georgia

Georgia

Georgia

Arizona State at BYU

Arizona State

Arizona State

Arizona State

Virginia Tech at West Virginia

West Virginia

West Virginia

Virginia Tech

Nebraska at Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Virginia at North Carolina

North Carolina

North Carolina

North Carolina

Oklahoma State at Boise State

Boise State

Boise State

Boise State

Cincinnati at Indiana

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

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