Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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College football week 6: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions

The Times coverage team makes its picks for week 6 of the college football season:

gametimeMartin Fennelly, @mjfennellyTraci Johnson, @TBHomeTeamTom Jones, @tomwjonesMatt Baker, @MBakerTBTimesMike Sherman, @mikeshermanJoey Knight, @TBTimes_Bulls
Against the spread (last week)--11-88-118-119-1010-98-11
Against the spread (overall)--51-4244-4942-5143-5043-5041-52
Straight up (last week)--16-315-416-318-116-315-4
Straight up (overall)--68-2565-2871-2272-2169-2466-27
Upset special (overall)--0-53-22-32-30-51-4
Lock of the week (overall)--3-22-33-25-03-22-3
Miami (-3.5) at FSU 3:30/SatMiami 28-24Miami 31-24FSU 27-20 (U)Miami 21-20FSU 24-21Miami 24-20
LSU at Florida (-3.5) 3:30/SatFlorida 23-21Florida 28-10Florida 23-27Florida 24-21Florida 23-20LSU 24-21 (U)
UCF (-17.5) at Cincinnati8/SatUCF 31-17UCF 42-21 (L)UCF 41-21UCF 42-20UCF 41-24UCF 34-17
Louisville (-3.5) at N.C. State8/ThuN.C. St 30-28 (U)Louisville 34-27Louisville 31-17Louisville 31-28N.C. St. 31-27Louisville 42-31
Ole Miss at Auburn (-1.5)12/SatAuburn 27-20Auburn 38-24Auburn 30-20Auburn 31-20 (L)Auburn 35-28Auburn 41-20 (L)
Wake Forest at Clemson (-21.5)12/SatClemson 49-14Clemson 48-17Clemson 44-14Clemson 35-17Clemson 42-21gt;Clemson 40-10
Iowa St. at OU (-28.5)12/SatOU 45-10OU 56-21OU 33-10OU 48-17OU 52-17OU 33-10
Cal at Wash (-27.5)12/SatWash 38-14Wash 42-13Wash 44-14Wash 45-14Wash 48-14Wash 42-20
Georgia (-17.5) at Vanderbilt12/SatGeorgia 30-10Georgia 42-14Georgia 31-14Georgia 35-10Georgia 42-17Georgia 38-17
Illinois at Iowa (-18.5)12/SatIowa 28-10Iowa 35-12Iowa 44-12 (L)Iowa 35-10Iowa 38-18Iowa 35-10
Penn St (-14.5) at Northwestern 12/SatPenn St 24-20Penn St 52-34Penn St 40-20Penn St 35-17Penn St 28-14Penn St 42-28
Notre Dame (-17.5) at UNC3:30/SatNotre Dame 27-24Notre Dame 49-28Notre Dame 27-20Notre Dame 42-27Notre Dame 31-14Notre Dame 45-31
Minnesota at Purdue (-4.5)3:30/SatPurdue 28-23Purdue 34-28Minnesota 24-21Minnesota 28-24Minnesota 27-24Purdue 34-24
Air Force at Navy (-7.5)3:30/SatNavy 20-17Navy 31-21Navy 28-21Navy 28-20Navy 35-20Navy 31-28
Arkansas (-2.5) at S. Carolina 4/SatS. Carolina 23-16Arkansas 34-28S. Carolina 30-21S. Carolina 27-24Arkansas 20-17Arkansas 28-24
Maryland at Ohio St. (-32.5)4/SatOhio St 49-10Ohio St 48-21Ohio St 49-14Ohio St 42-20Ohio St 51-14Ohio St 41-14
K-State at Texas (-3.5)7/SatTexas 24-20KState 28-27 (U)Texas 27-20KState 24-20 (U)K-State 23-21Texas 24-17
Alabama (-25.5) at Texas A&M7:15/SatAlabama 38-17 (L)Alabama 38-7Alabama 47-19Alabama 41-14Bama 52-20Alabama 38-10
Va Tech (-16.5) at Boston College7:15/SatVa. Tech 38-21Va Tech 34-17Va Tech 33-14Va Tech 35-14Va Tech 35-17Va Tech 31-14
Mich. St. at Michigan (-13.5)7:30/SatMichigan 52-21Michigan 29-28Michigan 27-14Michigan 28-24Michigan 31-20Michigan 27-21

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