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

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Urban Meyer, Ohio State Buckeyes Football

College football’s 2018 season continues with a Week 5 slate that features 58 overall matchups. The week officially begins on Thursday night with an ACC showdown between Miami and North Carolina. On Friday, Memphis visits Tulane and UCLA takes on Colorado. A full Saturday slate kicks off with an intriguing set of games in the first window. Clemson looks to get revenge from last year's loss at Syracuse, while Arkansas and Texas A&M meet in Arlington. Additionally, there should be no shortage of points when West Virginia travels to Lubbock to take on Texas Tech. A busy Week 5 schedule continues in the afternoon with Tennessee at Georgia, Baylor at Oklahoma, Texas visiting Kansas State, Florida State at Louisville and two intriguing Big Ten matchups in Purdue at Nebraska and Michigan at Northwestern. Florida-Mississippi State and Utah-Washington State are two other games to watch in the afternoon window. At night, Ohio State visits Penn State, while Stanford takes on Notre Dame in a huge matchups featurning four teams with CFB Playoff hopes. USC at Arizona, Toledo at Fresno State and Oregon at California round out the late-night action for Week 5.

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

College Football Week 5 Predictions


Steven Lassan

Mitch Light

Braden Gall

North Carolina at Miami (Thursday)

Memphis at Tulane (Friday)

UCLA at Colorado (Friday)

Arkansas State at Georgia Southern

Bowling Green at Georgia Tech

Cincinnati at UConn

ULM at Georgia State

Old Dominion at East Carolina

Charlotte at UAB

Central Michigan at Michigan State

Coastal Carolina at Troy

Kent State at Ball State

UMass at Ohio

Nevada at Air Force

South Alabama at Appalachian State

Temple at Boston College

Tennessee State at Vanderbilt

Virginia at NC State

Western Michigan at Miami (Ohio)

Liberty at  New Mexico

Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan


Louisiana at Alabama

Hawaii at San Jose State

Houston Baptist at SMU

Oklahoma State at Kansas

Army at Buffalo

Baylor at Oklahoma

Southern Miss at Auburn

Rice at Wake Forest


Arkansas Pine Bluff at FIU

Louisiana Tech at North Texas

Indiana at Rutgers

Toledo at Fresno State

Marshall at WKU

Boise State at Wyoming

USC at Arizona

Pitt at UCF

Oregon State at Arizona State

Iowa State at TCU

Florida State at Louisville

Arkansas vs. Texas A&M (Arlington)

Texas at Kansas State

Purdue at Nebraska

Tennessee at Georgia

Syracuse at Clemson

Florida at Mississippi State

Ole Miss at  LSU

Virginia Tech at Duke

South Carolina at Kentucky

Oregon at California

West Virginia at  Texas Tech

Michigan at Northwestern

Utah at Washington State

BYU at Washington

Ohio State at Penn State

Stanford at Notre Dame

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