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College football week 5: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions

Despite slow starts, quarterback Quinton Flowers and USF take a 3-0 record into tonight's game against Temple. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times]

Despite slow starts, quarterback Quinton Flowers and USF take a 3-0 record into tonight's game against Temple. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times]

The Times' college football coverage team makes its picks for week 5 of the college football season:

game time Martin Fennelly, @mjfennelly Traci Johnson, @TBHomeTeam Tom Jones, @tomwjones Matt Baker, @MBakerTBTimes Mike Sherman, @mikesherman Joey Knight, @TBTimes_Bulls
Against the spread (last week) -- 10-11 10-11 13-8 12-9 9-12 11-10
Against the spread (overall) -- 40-34 36-38 34-40 34-40 33-41 33-41
Straight up (last week) -- 17-4 14-7 17-4 16-5 16-5 14-7
Straight up (overall) -- 52-22 50-24 55-19 54-20 53-21 51-23
Upset special (overall) -- 0-4 3-1 2-2 1-3 0-4 1-3
Lock of the week (overall) -- 2-2 1-3 2-2 4-0 2-2 1-3
Miami (-6.5) at Duke 7/Friday Duke 28-24 (U) Miami 28-21 MIA 37-20 Miami 24-21 Miami 31-20 (L) Miami 40-31
USF (-23.4) at E. Carolina 12/Sat USF 42-21 USF 56-24 USF 45-14 USF 52-20 (L) USF 51-21 USF 54-14 (L)
FSU (-7.5) at Wake Forest 3:30/Sat FSU 23-16 FSU 21-14 FSU 27-13 FSU 28-10 FSU 27-21 FSU 38-20
Memphis at UCF (-3.5) 7/Sat UCF 30-27 Memphis 35-31 (U) Memphis 27-24 UCF 38-35 Memphis 35-31 Memphis 34-28
Texas (-6.5) at Iowa St. 8/Thursday Texas 27-16 Iowa St 41-35 Texas 24-21 Iowa St 42-41 Iowa St 31-28 (U) Texas 37-30
Nebraska (-6.5) at Illinois 8/Friday Nebraska 28-20 Nebraska 31-27 Nebraska 33-13 Nebraska 28-20 Nebraska 34-27 Nebraska 37-20
USC (-3.5) at Wash. St. 10:30/Fri USC 38-35 USC 35-31 USC 31-21 Wash St. 41-38 (U) Wash St. 37-35 USC 42-38
Vanderbilt at Florida (-10.5) 12/Sat Florida 24-20 Florida 27-21 Florida 23-14 Florida 17-14 Florida 24-17 Florida 33-17
Northwestern at Wisconsin (-15.5) 12/Sat Wisc 33-14 Wisc 44-34 Wisc 41-19 Wisc 38-17 Wisc 42-31 Wisc 35-10
UNC at Ga. Tech (-9.5) 12/Sat Ga Tech 27-14 Ga. Tech 35-27 Ga Tech 33-14 Ga Tech 28-17 Ga Tech 31-28 Ga Tech 42-28
Indiana at Penn St. (-17.5) 3:30/Sat Penn St 45-23 Penn St. 54-24 Penn St 44-10 Penn St 42-20 Penn St 27-17 Penn St 28-21
Georgia (-7.5) at Tennessee 3:30/Sat Georgia 31-13 Georgia 35-24 Georgia 23-18 Georgia 28-17 Georgia 34-21 Georgia 38-21
Arizona St.at Stanford (-16.5) 4/Sat Stanford 28-17 Stanford 42-21 Stanford 44-28 Stanford 42-35 Stanford 48-31 Stanford 42-24
Iowa at Mich. St (-3.5) 4/Sat Iowa 26-24 Iowa 31-27 Mich St 31-27 Mich. St 24-20 Iowa 27-24 Iowa 23-20
Miss St at Auburn (9.5) 6/Sat Auburn 31-21 Auburn 27-17 Aub 31-21 Auburn 28-21 Auburn 42-27 Auburn 30-27
S. Carolina at Texas A&M (-10.5) 7:30/Sat Texas A&M 30-27 A&M 48-35 A&M 34-20 A&M 35-28 A&M 34-24 A&M 33-13
Clemson (-7.5) at Va. Tech 8/Sat Clemson 35-20 Clemson 35-28 Va Tech 31-28 (U) Clemson 21-20 Clemson 27-21 VTech 38-35 (U)
Okla. St (-10.5) at Texas Tech 8/Sat Okla St. 48-32 Okla St 42-31 Okla St 43-21 (L) OK St 42-28 Okla St 51-41 Okla St 49-30
Ole Miss at Alabama (-27.5) 9/Sat Bama 49-14 (L) Bama 48-24 (L) Bama 47-16 Bama 38-14 Bama 48-7 Bama 45-10

College football week 5: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions 09/28/17 [Last modified: Thursday, September 28, 2017 8:44am]
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