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

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James Franklin's Penn State Nittany Lions head to Columbus to face the Ohio State Buckeyes in one of the marquee matchups of the Week 9 slate

College football's Week 9 slate for the 2021 season features 53 games from Thursday to Saturday, and our NCAA experts are ready with their predictions and picks. The action starts on Thursday with Troy at Coastal Carolina and USF taking on East Carolina. On Friday, Navy plays at Tulsa and Nevada hosts rival UNLV. The first wave of contests on Saturday features Michigan-Michigan State, Iowa-Wisconsin, Texas-Baylor, Miami-Pitt, Cincinnati-Tulane, and Virginia Tech-Georgia Tech. The afternoon slate kicks off with Georgia-Florida, Texas Tech-Oklahoma, Purdue-Nebraska, Florida State-Clemson, Boston College-Syracuse, and TCU-Kansas State. The night slate includes Oregon State-California, Kentucky-Mississippi State, Ole Miss-Auburn, SMU-Houston, North Carolina-Notre Dame, and Penn State-Ohio State. The final window of action features Fresno State-San Diego State, UCLA-Utah, and Virginia-BYU 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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Troy at Coastal Carolina (Thurs.)

Coastal Carolina

Coastal Carolina

Coastal Carolina

South Florida at East Carolina (Thurs.)

East Carolina

East Carolina

East Carolina

Navy at Tulsa (Fri.)

Tulsa

Tulsa

Tulsa

UNLV at Nevada (Fri.)

Nevada

Nevada

Nevada

Bowling Green at Buffalo

Buffalo

Buffalo

Buffalo

Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

Virginia Tech

Georgia Tech

UMass at Liberty

Liberty

Liberty

Liberty

Indiana at Maryland

Maryland

Maryland

Maryland

Miami at Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

UCF at Temple

UCF

UCF

UCF

Texas at Baylor

Baylor

Texas

Baylor

Rutgers at Illinois

Rutgers

Rutgers

Rutgers

Texas State at Louisiana

Louisiana

Louisiana

Louisiana

Cincinnati at Tulane

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Iowa State at West Virginia

Iowa State

Iowa State

Iowa State

North Texas at Rice

Rice

North Texas

North Texas

Missouri at Vanderbilt

Missouri

Missouri

Missouri

Hawaii at Utah State

Utah State

Utah State

Hawaii

Washington State at Arizona State

Arizona State

Arizona State

Arizona State

Colorado at Oregon

Oregon

Oregon

Oregon

Florida State at Clemson

Clemson

Clemson

Clemson

FIU at Marshall

Marshall

Marshall

Marshall

Louisiana Tech at Old Dominion

Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech

Boston College at Syracuse

Syracuse

Syracuse

Syracuse

TCU at Kansas State

Kansas State

TCU

Kansas State

Southern Miss at Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee

Southern Miss

Middle Tennessee

Purdue at Nebraska

Nebraska

Purdue

Nebraska

Minnesota at Northwestern

Minnesota

Minnesota

Minnesota

Texas Tech at Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

ULM at Appalachian State

Appalachian State

Appalachian State

Appalachian State

Duke at Wake Forest

Wake Forest

Wake Forest

Wake Forest

Charlotte at WKU

WKU

WKU

WKU

Wyoming at San Jose State

San Jose State

San Jose State

Wyoming

Arkansas State at South Alabama

South Alabama

South Alabama

South Alabama

UTEP at Florida Atlantic

Florida Atlantic

Florida Atlantic

Florida Atlantic

Georgia State at Georgia Southern

Georgia State

Georgia State

Georgia State

Kansas at Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

Boise State at Colorado State

Boise State

Colorado State

Boise State

Oregon State at California

Oregon State

Oregon State

Oregon State

Arizona at USC

USC

USC

USC

Louisville at NC State

NC State

Louisville

NC State

North Carolina at Notre Dame

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

Washington at Stanford

Stanford

Stanford

Washington

Kentucky at Mississippi State

Kentucky

Kentucky

Mississippi State

Virginia at BYU

Virginia

Virginia

Virginia

Fresno State at San Diego State

Fresno State

San Diego State

San Diego State

SMU at Houston

SMU

SMU

SMU

UCLA at Utah

Utah

Utah

Utah

Ole Miss at Auburn

Auburn

Ole Miss

Ole Miss

Iowa at Wisconsin

Iowa

Iowa

Wisconsin

Penn State at Ohio State

Ohio State

Ohio State

Ohio State

Georgia vs. Florida (Jacksonville, Fla.)

Georgia

Georgia

Georgia

Michigan at Michigan State

Michigan

Michigan State

Michigan

Ball State at Akron (Tues.)

Ball State

Ball State

Ball State

Miami (Ohio) at Ohio (Tues.)

Miami (Ohio)

Miami (Ohio)

Miami (Ohio)

Eastern Michigan at Toledo (Tues.)

Toledo

Toledo

Toledo

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