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College football week 9: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions

By Times staff
The Florida Gators line up against the Georgia Bulldogs in the second quarter during the game between the Florida Gators and the Georgia Bulldogs at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Florida led 14-10 at the half. ANDRES LEIVA | Times

The Times’ college football coverage team makes its picks for week 9 of the college football season:

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Against the spread (last week)--12-88-1212-89-1110-1012-8
Against the spread (overall)--69-6467-6664-6963-7061-7261-72
Straight up (last week)--19-115-519-113-718-218-2
Straight up (overall)--106-2797-3697-3696-37102-3196-37
Upset special (overall)--4-31-64-31-64-31-6
Lock of the week (overall)--7-04-34-34-34-34-3
FSU (-3.5) at Boston College8/FriFSU 24-20BC 20-17 (U)BC 28-27FSU 24-21FSU 31-26FSU 21-17
Georgia (-14.5) at Florida3:30/SatGeorgia 24-10Georgia 37-14 (L)Georgia 42-21Georgia 31-21Georgia 31-13Georgia 31-14
Miami (-20.5) at North Carolina12/SatMiami 38-10Miami 35-14Miami 31-10Miami 35-14 (L)Miami 33-13Miami 42-21
Houston at USF (-10.5) 3:45/SatHouston 35-31USF 37-23USF 38-31USF 42-35USF 40-28USF 28-20
Austin Peay at UCF (N/A)5/SatUCF 56-3UCF 55-3UCF 49-10UCF 51-14UCF 55-7UCF 55-10
Stanford (-23.5) at Oregon St9/ThuStanford 42-14 Stanford 41-17Stanford 38-13Stanford 48-14Stanford 31-12Stanford 51-14
Texas Tech at OU (-20.5)8/SatOU 35-20OU 33-28OU 42-24OU 54-42OU 41-21OU 56-31
Wisconsin (-26.5) at Illinois12/SatWisc 42-10Wisc 42-10Wisc 56-27Wisc 41-14Wisc 38-10Wisc 49-14 (L)
OK State (-7.5) at W. Virginia 12/SatOK State 42-38OK State 36-33W.Va. 38-35 (U)OK State 41-36OSU 39-30W.Va 48-41 (U)
Rutgers at Michigan (-24.5)12/SatMichigan 42-13Michigan 33-16Mich 28-7Mich 27-3Mich 28-3Mich 27-20
Arkansas at Ole Miss (N/A)12/SatOle Miss 31-20Ole Miss 30-22Ole Miss 34-24Ole Miss 31-14Ole Miss 37-30Ole Miss 35-28
Penn St at Ohio St (-6.5) 3:30/SatOhio St 28-20Ohio St 31-30Penn St 34-31Penn St 24-21 Ohio St 24-20Ohio St 30-28
TCU (-6.5) at Iowa St3:30/SatTCU 35-31TCU 25-22TCU 34-27TCU 27-21Iowa St 34-30 (U)TCU 35-29
NC State at N. Dame (-7.5) 3:30/SatNC State 28-24ND 28-24ND 35-31ND 28-24ND 28-20ND 35-24
Mich St (-1.5) at Northwestern3:30/SatN’western 21-17Mich St. 28-17Mich St 30-24N’western 23-20Mich St 24-21Mich St 21-17
Vanderbilt at S. Carolina (-6.5)4/SatS. Carolina 28-17S. Carolina 27-23S.Carolina 28-21S. Carolina 27-17S. Carolina 30-20S. Carolina 23-21
Miss St (-1.5) at Texas A&M7:15/SatA&M 31-28 (U)A&M 31-28A&M 34-31A&M 35-27 (U)A&M 31-21Miss St 31-28
Duke at Va. Tech (-15.5)7:20/SatVa Tech 35-17Va Tech 49-17Va Tech 42-27 (L)Va. Tech 34-24Va Tech 33-13 (L)VaTech 36-20
Tenn. at Kentucky (-5.5)7:30/SatKentucky 28-21Tenn 16-13Kentucky 24-14Kentucky 24-21Tenn 24-20Tenn 23-21
Ga. Tech at Clemson (-14.5)8/SatClemson 35-24 (L)Clemson 35-24Clemson 37-34Clemson 42-24Clemson 33-19Clemson 41-28