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College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 5

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Week 5 of the 2017 college football season features conference play and league showdowns among top 25 teams, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the fifth weekend of action. The Week 5 slate begins on Thursday night, as Texas travels to Ames to take on Iowa State. On Friday, four intriguing matchups are on tap, including Miami at Duke, Nebraska at Illinois and USC at Washington State. Conference play is the main theme surrounding the Week 5 matchups, which features showdowns like Georgia-Tennessee, Mississippi State-Auburn, Northwestern-Wisconsin, Ole Miss-Alabama and Oklahoma State-Texas Tech. The top game for this Saturday takes place at night, as Clemson travels to Blacksburg to take on Virginia Tech. 

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Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 5


Steven Lassan

Mitch Light

Bryan Fischer

Texas at Iowa State (Thursday)

Miami at  Duke (Friday)

BYU at Utah State (Friday)

Nebraska at Illinois (Friday)

USC at  Washington State (Friday)

Akron at Bowling Green

Arizona State at Stanford

Ball State at Western Michigan

Baylor at Kansas State

Buffalo at 
Kent State

California at Oregon

Central Michigan at Boston College

Colorado at UCLA

Syracuse at NC State

Eastern Michigan at Kentucky

Florida State at Wake Forest

Houston at Temple

Indiana at Penn State

Iowa at Michigan State

Maryland at Minnesota

Memphis at UCF

Marshall at Cincinnati

Murray State at Louisville

Navy at Tulsa

New Mexico State at Arkansas

Northwestern at Wisconsin

Ohio State at Rutgers

Oklahoma State at Texas Tech

Rice at Pitt

USF at East Carolina

San Jose State at UNLV

Troy at  LSU

UConn at SMU

North Carolina at Georgia Tech

Vanderbilt at Florida

Washington at Oregon State

Ohio at 

UTEP at  Army

Texas State at Wyoming

Miami (Ohio) at Notre Dame

Air Force at New Mexico

Charlotte at FIU

Coastal Carolina at ULM


North Texas at Southern Miss

South Alabama at Louisiana Tech

Nevada at Fresno State

Northern Illinois at San Diego State

South Carolina at Texas A&M

Georgia at Tennessee

Colorado State at Hawaii

Mississippi State at Auburn

Ole Miss at Alabama

Clemson at Virginia Tech