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

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Jim Harbaugh, Michigan Wolverines Football

College football's Week 9 slate for the 2019 season features 55 games, and our NCAA experts are ready with their predictions and picks. The Week 9 action starts on Thursday night, as Houston hosts undefeated SMU in a key game in the AAC West. The only contest slated for Friday night is a showdown in the Pac-12 between USC and Colorado in Boulder. The first window of games on Saturday features Wisconsin-Ohio State, Oklahoma-Kansas State, Miami-Pitt and Mississippi State-Texas A&M. Auburn's visit to LSU headlines the afternoon slate, with Texas-TCU, Penn State-Michigan State, Indiana-Nebraska, Syracuse-Florida State and Oklahoma State-Iowa State providing intrigue. UCF-Temple, Arkansas-Alabama and Notre Dame-Michigan are the must-see matchups at night, followed by Cal-Utah, Washington State-Oregon and Utah State-Air Force in the final window of action for Week 9.

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 9


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SMU at Houston (Thursday)

USC at Colorado (Friday)

San Jose State at Army

Boston College at Clemson

New Mexico State at Georgia Southern

Liberty at Rutgers

USF at East Carolina

Ohio at Ball State

Central Michigan at Buffalo

Miami (Ohio) at Kent State

Eastern Michigan at Toledo

Bowling Green at Western Michigan

Troy at Georgia State

Texas Tech at Kansas

Oklahoma at Kansas State

Maryland at Minnesota

Southern Miss at Rice

Memphis at Tulsa

Appalachian State at South Alabama

Utah State at Air Force

California at Utah

Nevada at Wyoming

WKU at Marshall

Colorado State at Fresno State

Arizona at  Stanford

Arizona State at UCLA

Iowa at Northwestern

North Texas at Charlotte

Akron at Northern Illinois

Texas at TCU

Illinois at Purdue

FAU at Old Dominion


Hawaii at New Mexico

Texas State at Arkansas State

Mississippi State at Texas A&M

Arkansas at Alabama

Duke at  North Carolina

UConn at UMass

South Carolina at Tennessee

Missouri at Kentucky

Penn State at Michigan State

UCF at Temple

Miami at Pitt

Syracuse at Florida State

Indiana at Nebraska

Virginia at Louisville

Oklahoma State at Iowa State

Louisiana Tech at UTEP

San Diego State at UNLV

Tulane at Navy

Washington State at Oregon

Auburn at LSU

Wisconsin at Ohio State

Notre Dame at Michigan