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

College football's Week 9 slate for the 2022 season features 48 games, and our NCAA experts are ready with their predictions and picks. 

The Week 9 slate begins on Thursday night with Virginia Tech taking on NC State, Southern Miss hosting Louisiana, and Utah meeting Washington State in Pac-12 After Dark. The action continues on Friday with two more contests, with East Carolina-BYU and Louisiana Tech-FIU. The first wave of games on Saturday includes Ohio State-Penn State, TCU-West Virginia, Notre Dame-Syracuse, Arkansas-Auburn, and Oklahoma-Iowa State. The afternoon slate features Florida-Georgia, Oregon-California, Oklahoma State-Kansas State, Wake Forest-Louisville, Cincinnati-UCF, and Illinois-Nebraska. Kentucky-Tennessee, USC-Arizona, Michigan State-Michigan, Ole Miss-Texas A&M, Baylor-Texas Tech, and Pitt-North Carolina headline the first night window. The late-night action features Stanford-UCLA, San Diego State-Fresno State, Nevada-San Jose State, and Wyoming-Hawaii. 

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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Virginia Tech at NC State (Thurs.)

NC State

NC State

NC State

Louisiana at Southern Miss (Thurs.)

Louisiana

Louisiana

Louisiana

Utah at Washington State (Thurs.)

Utah

Utah

Utah

East Carolina at BYU (Fri.)

BYU

BYU

East Carolina

Louisiana Tech at FIU (Fri.)

Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech

SMU at Tulsa

SMU

SMU

SMU

USF at Houston

Houston

Houston

Houston

Oklahoma at Iowa State

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Arkansas at Auburn

Arkansas

Arkansas

Auburn

Boston College at UConn

Boston College

Boston College

Boston College

Georgia Tech at Florida State

Florida State

Florida State

Florida State

Miami (Ohio) at Akron

Miami (Ohio)

Miami (Ohio)

Miami (Ohio)

Toledo at Eastern Michigan

Toledo

Toledo

Toledo

Miami at Virginia

Miami

Miami

Miami

Charlotte at Rice

Rice

Rice

Rice

Rutgers at Minnesota

Minnesota

Minnesota

Minnesota

Old Dominion at Georgia State

Georgia State

Old Dominion

Georgia State

Wake Forest at Louisville

Wake Forest

Wake Forest

Wake Forest

Northwestern at Iowa

Iowa

Iowa

Iowa

North Texas at WKU

WKU

WKU

WKU

Robert Morris at Appalachian State

Appalachian State

Appalachian State

Appalachian State

Temple at Navy

Navy

Navy

Navy

New Mexico State at UMass

New Mexico State

New Mexico State

New Mexico State

Oregon at California

Oregon

Oregon

Oregon

Missouri at South Carolina

South Carolina

South Carolina

South Carolina

South Alabama at Arkansas State

South Alabama

South Alabama

South Alabama

USC at Arizona

USC

USC

USC

Colorado State at Boise State

Boise State

Boise State

Boise State

Coastal Carolina at Marshall

Coastal Carolina

Marshall

Marshall

UAB at Florida Atlantic

UAB

UAB

UAB

Arizona State at Colorado

Arizona State

Arizona State

Arizona State

Baylor at Texas Tech

Baylor

Baylor

Baylor

Middle Tennessee at UTEP

UTEP

Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee

Nevada at San Jose State

San Jose State

San Jose State

San Jose State

San Diego State at Fresno State

Fresno State

Fresno State

Fresno State

Stanford at UCLA

UCLA

UCLA

UCLA

Wyoming at Hawaii

Wyoming

Wyoming

Wyoming

Notre Dame at Syracuse

Syracuse

Syracuse

Syracuse

Cincinnati at UCF

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Pitt at North Carolina

North Carolina

North Carolina

North Carolina

TCU at West Virginia

TCU

TCU

TCU

Illinois at Nebraska

Illinois

Illinois

Illinois

Ole Miss at Texas A&M

Ole Miss

Ole Miss

Ole Miss

Michigan State at Michigan

Michigan

Michigan

Michigan

Florida vs. Georgia (Jacksonville, Fla.)

Georgia

Georgia

Georgia

Oklahoma State at Kansas State

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

Kansas State

Kentucky at Tennessee

Tennessee

Tennessee

Tennessee

Ohio State at Penn State

Ohio State

Ohio State

Ohio State

Ball State at Kent State (Tues.)

Kent State

Kent State

Kent State

Buffalo at Ohio (Tues.)

Buffalo

Buffalo

Buffalo

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