Friday, June 22, 2018
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College football week 10: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions

The Times’ college football coverage team makes its picks for week 10 games:

gametimeMatt Baker, MBakerTBTimesMartin Fennelly, @mjfennellyTraci Johnson, @TBHomeTeamMike Sherman, @mikeshermanJoey Knight, @TBTimes_BullsTom Jones, @tomwjones
Against the spread (last week)--7-139-119-1110-1012-811-9
Against the spread (overall)--76-7776-7773-8073-8073-8072-81
Straight up (last week)--15-514-613-714-613-714-6
Straight up (overall)--121-32111-42110-43110-43109-44116-37
Upset special (overall)--4-42-64-41-71-75-3
Lock of the week (overall)--8-05-35-35-35-35-3
Virginia Tech (-3.5) at Miami8/SatVa Tech 27-24Va Tech 28-27Va Tech 24-21Va Tech 21-20VaTech 35-24Va Tech 27-20
USF (-22.5) at UConn3:30/SatUSF 42-17USF 38-21USF 42-17 (L)USF 48-14USF 41-14USF 40-14
UCF (-14.5) at SMU7:15/SatUCF 42-35UCF 41-33UCF 48-35UCF 51-28UCF 41-21UCF 47-13
Florida at Missouri (-3.5)12/SatMissouri 31-20Missouri 19-13Florida 24-21Florida 27-24Florida 35-34 (U)Florida 24-21
Syracuse at Florida State (-4.5)12;20/SatSyracuse 28-21Syracuse 29-26Syracuse 27-21FSU 27-24Syracuse 34-28FSU 23-20
Oklahoma at Oklahoma St (-3.5)4/SatOU 38-35Okla. State 35-30OU 38-35 (U)OU 38-31 (U)Okla State 45-42OU 34-28
Penn St (-7.5) at Michigan St12/SatPenn St 35-24Penn St. 33-28Penn St 31-21Penn St 27-20PennSt 34-20Penn St. 31-15
Ohio St (-16.5) at Iowa3:30/SatOhio St 42-17Ohio St. 31-17Ohio St 45-28Ohio St 26-17Ohio State 35-17Ohio St. 44-14
Clemson (-7.5) at N.C. State3:30/SatClemson 28-24Clemson 31-27Clemson 31-28N.C. State 27-24Clemson 33-14NC St. 31-27 (U)
Stanford at Washington St (-2.5)3:30/SatWash St 28-24Stanford 26-21 (U)Wash St 28-24Stanford 21-17WashSt 23-21Wash St. 40-33
Arizona at USC (-7.5)10:45/SatArizona 42-38 (U)USC 42-27Arizona 41-38Arizona 35-31USC 49-42USC 40-26
Auburn (-15.5) at Texas A&M12/SatAuburn 42-28Auburn 35-30Auburn 35-28Auburn 35-21Auburn 45-30Auburn 33-30
S. Carolina at Georgia (-24.5)3:30/SatGeorgia 38-14Georgia 34-14Georgia 49-24Georgia 34-14UGa 31-14Georgia 31-16
Wake Forest at Notre Dame (-13.5)3:30/SatND 31-13 (L)ND 28-10ND 35-21ND 27-13ND 35-21ND 33-16
Iowa State at West Virginia (-2.5)3:30/SatIowa St 31-28W. Va. 39-32Iowa St. 34-31Iowa St 31-24Iowa St. 32-28W. Va. 44-28
Texas at TCU (-6.5)7:15/SatTCU 28-20TCU 30-17TCU 38-34TCU 34-17 (L)TCU 27-17 (L)TCU 33-23
LSU at Alabama (-21.5)8/SatBama 35-14Alabama 42-14 (L)Bama 42-31Bama 34-14Bama 31-14Bama 47-17
Georgia Tech (-10.5) at Virginia3/SatGT 28-14Ga. Tech 23-22Ga Tech 28-21Ga Tech 27-14Ga Tech 30-16Ga. Tech 35-21
Minnesota at Michigan (-15.5)7:30/SatMichigan 28-14Michigan 27-20Michigan 24-10Mich 28-21Mich 35-16Michigan 27-20
Wisconsin (-10.5) at Indiana12/SatWisc. 28-20Wisc. 23-20Wisc 37-24Wisc 27-21Wisc 38-17Wisc 37-14

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