Saturday, June 23, 2018
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College football week 4: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions

The Times' college football coverage team makes its picks for week 4 of the college football season:

gametimeMartin Fennelly, @mjfennellyTraci Johnson, @TBHomeTeamMike Sherman, @mikeshermanMatt Baker, @MBakerTBimesJoey Knight, @TBTimes_BullsTom Jones, @tomwjones
Against the spread (last week)</td>--9-911-79-96-1210-87-11
Against the spread (overall)--30-2326-2724-2922-3122-3121-31
Straight up (last week)--10-810-813-511-711-713-5
Straight up (overall)--35-1836-1737-1638-1537-1638-15
Upset special (overall)--0-33-00-31-21-21-2
Lock of the week (overall)--1-21-22-13-00-31-2
Temple at USF (-18.5)7:30/Thu.USF 38-17USF 38-14USF 35-17USF 42-20USF 37-27USF 38-14
Arkansas at Texas A&M (-3.5)12/Sat.A&M 28-20A&M 31-28A&M 26-21Ark 24-21Ark 27-24A&M 40-30
N.C. State at FSU (-11.5)12/Sat.FSU 21-17FSU 21-14FSU 28-14FSU 21-10FSU 27-20FSU 24-7
Pitt at Ga. Tech (-7.5)12:20/Sat.Ga.Tech 32-20Ga. Tech 41-34Ga. Tech 28-13Ga. Tech 35-24Ga. Tech 30-20Ga Tech 40-9
UCF at Maryland (-4.5)3/Sat.Maryland 27-14UCF 38-34Maryland 31-17 (L)Maryland 35-28Maryland 33-24UCF 27-24 (U)
Duke (-3.5) at UNC3:30/SatUNC 27-26 (U)UNC 35-31Duke 27-24Duke 31-28Duke 46-42UNC 47-45
TCU at Okla. St. (-11.5)3:30/SatOkla St. 41-24Okla St 56-41 (L)Okla St. 42-21Okla St 45-35Okla St 38-30Okla St 41-21
La. Tech at S. Carolina (-10.5)3:30/SatS. Car. 24-20S. Car. 24-14S. Car. 28-17S. Car. 27-14S. Car. 23-17S. Car. 28-20
Ala. (-18.5) at Vandy3:30/SatBama 38-23Bama 38-17Bama 38-17Bama 28-14Bama 49-20 (L)Bama 40-21
USC (-16.5) at Cal3:30/SatUSC 27-21USC 34-17USC 31-24USC 35-27USC 45-20USC 33-17
Toledo at Miami (-14.5)3:30/SatMiami 31-17 (L)Miami 31-24Miami 27-17Miami 31-28Miami 38-35Miami 38-10
Mich. (-8.5) at Purdue4/SatMichigan 33-24Purdue 28-27Purdue 28-20 (U)Michigan 31-21Purdue 31-28 (U)Michigan 27-17
Syracuse at LSU (-23.5)7/SatLSU 35-10LSU 34-24LSU 30-20LSU 31-28LSU 34-17LSU 31-10
Miss. St. at Georgia (-3.5)7/SatGeorgia 30-27Miss St. 31-28Miss. St. 27-21Georgia 28-24Miss. St 38-28Georgia 26-20
Fla. (-4.5) at Kentucky7:30/SatFlorida 20-17UK 24-21 (U)Florida 23-21UK 21-20 UUK 27-21UK 24-17
Penn St. (-13.5) at Iowa7:30/SatPenn St 31-21Penn St. 48-31Penn St. 45-27Penn State 35-24Penn, St 41-28Penn St 31-13
Auburn (-19.5) at Missouri</td>7:30/SatAuburn 35-14Auburn 42-24Auburn 42-14Auburn 35-14Auburn 41-21Auburn 37-19
Notre Dame (-6.5) at Mich. St.8/SatND 24-20ND 24-17ND 27-20ND 27-20ND 24-20ND 27-19
Wash. (-9.5) at Colo.10/SatWash 38-16Wash 47-31Wash 41-31Wash 38-20 LWash 38-28Wash 40-10 (L)
Oregon (-12.5) at Ariz. St.10/SatOregon 42-28Oregon 49-35Oregon 35-24Oregon 42-28Oregon 39-23Oregon 42-28
UCLA at Stanford (-10.5)10:30/SatStanford 27-25UCLA 44-41Stanford 28-24Stanford 35-28Stanford 44-35Stanford 48-45

(U) — Upset of the week.

(L) — Lock of the week

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