Skip to main content

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 9

Ryan Finley, NC State Wolfpack Football

Ryan Finley, NC State Wolfpack Football

Week 9 of the 2017 college football season features plenty of intriguing matchups, as conference play is in full effect with just six weeks of games remaining, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the ninth weekend of action. The Week 9 slate kicks off on Thursday night with four games, including Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois and Stanford taking on Oregon State in Corvallis. The Friday slate features three contests, as Florida State hopes to rebound from last week's loss to Louisville with a victory over Boston College, while Tulane takes on Memphis in a key AAC matchup. A full schedule of action is on tap for Saturday. Notre Dame is once again in the spotlight with a contest against NC State, and Ohio State hosts Penn State in the weekend's top game. Additionally, Oklahoma State-West Virginia, Georgia-Florida, Mississippi State-Texas A&M, Utah-Oregon, Georgia Tech-Clemson, Washington State-Arizona, USC-Arizona State and Michigan State-Northwestern are other key matchups slated to take place on Saturday.

Image placeholder title

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

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 9


Steven Lassan

Mitch Light

Bryan Fischer

Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois (Thursday)

Toledo at Ball State (Thursday)

South Alabama at Georgia State (Thursday)

Stanford at Oregon State (Thursday)

Florida State at Boston College (Friday)

Tulane at  Memphis (Friday)

Tulsa at SMU (Friday)

Buffalo at Akron

Wisconsin at Illinois

Air Force at Colorado State

FIU at Marshall

Austin Peay at UCF

Houston at  USF


Kansas State at Kansas

Appalachian State at UMass

Indiana at Maryland

Texas State at Coastal Carolina

Louisiana Tech at Rice

ULM at Idaho

Rutgers at Michigan

Old Dominion at North Texas

Missouri at UConn

Vanderbilt at South Carolina

Texas at  Baylor

Georgia Southern at Troy

Minnesota at Iowa

San Jose State at BYU

Michigan State at Northwestern

Arkansas at Ole Miss

UAB at Southern Miss

Nebraska at Purdue

UCLA at Washington

New Mexico at Wyoming

TCU at Iowa State

Washington State at Arizona

Tennessee at Kentucky


Virginia at Pitt

California at Colorado

Duke at Virginia Tech

Arkansas State at New Mexico State

UNLV at Fresno State

Boise State at Utah State

USC at Arizona State

San Diego State at Hawaii

Louisville at Wake Forest

Utah at Oregon

Mississippi State at Texas A&M

Georgia vs. Florida (Jacksonville)

Miami at North Carolina

Texas Tech at Oklahoma

Georgia Tech at Clemson

Oklahoma State at West Virginia

NC State at Notre Dame

Penn State at Ohio State

Bowling Green at  Kent State (Tuesday, Oct. 31)

Miami, Ohio at Ohio (Tuesday, Oct. 31)