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College football picks Week 11: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions

Here are our picks for this week’s top college football games, including USF-Temple, FSU-Boston College, Florida-Vanderbilt and Alabama-LSU.
USF Bulls head coach Charlie Strong on the sideline during the second half of the game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, October 12, 2019. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times]
Published Nov. 7
Updated Nov. 7

The picks:

Away Home Joey Knight, USF Beat Writer Matt Baker, College Beat Writer Mike Sherman, Deputy Editor-Sports Traci Johnson, Assistant Sports Editor
Temple (-2.5) USF USF 27-24 Temple 27-21 Temple 28-20 Temple 28-21
Vanderbilt Florida (-26.5) Florida 31-10 Florida 38-10 Florida 42-14 Florida 38-7
Florida State Boston College (-1.5) BC 31-24 BC 24-21 FSU 27-24 BC 35-17
Louisville Miami (-6.5) Louisville 31-28 Miami 27-20 Miami 28-24 Miami 31-21
UCF (-16.5) Tulsa UCF 55-21 UCF 42-28 UCF 56-24 UCF 48-20
LSU Alabama (-6.5) Alabama 27-21 LSU 42-38 LSU 37-35 Bama 35-31
Penn State (-6.5) Minnesota Penn St. 33-24 Penn St. 31-28 Minnesota 31-30 Minnesota 34-31
Iowa Wisconsin (-8.5) Wisconsin 24-17 Wisconsin 28-17 Wisconsin 27-21 Wisconsin 28-24
Baylor (-1.5) TCU TCU 20-17 Baylor 24-21 Baylor 31-28 TCU 24-20
USC Arizona State (-1.5) USC 28-24 USC 27-21 Arizona State 28-24 Arizona State 31-28
Notre Dame (-8.5) Duke ND 34-23 ND 38-20 ND 31-24 ND 42-24
Iowa State Oklahoma (-13.5) OU 49-39 OU 45-28 OU 42-28 OU 45-31
Kansas State Texas (-6.5) Texas 31-21 Texas 28-27 Kansas St. 30-27 Texas 34-31
Purdue (-1.5) Northwestern Purdue 31-21 Purdue 20-10 Purdue 28-17 Purdue 24-17
Wake Forest (-2.5) Virginia Tech Wake 30-26 Wake 38-31 Wake 34-28 Wake 28-27
Tennessee Kentucky (-1.5) Kentucky 27-17 Tenn. 24-20 Tenn. 27-21 Tennessee 28-17
Wyoming Boise State (-12.5) Boise St. 33-20 Boise St.31-20 Boise St. 34-21 Boise St 35-17
Illinois Michigan State (-13.5) Michigan St. 34-27 Michigan St. 24-13 Michigan St. 27-14 Michigan St 31-24
Georgia Tech Virginia (-16.5) Virginia 38-20 Virginia 35-13 Virginia 31-14 Virginia 35-17
Missouri Georgia (-16.5) Georgia 38-20 Georgia 35-20 Georgia 42-20 Georgia 38-24
This week Lock of the week UCF Purdue Georgia OU
This week Upset of the week USF LSU FSU Minnesota
Last week vs. spread 8-12 11-9 8-12 8-12
Overall vs. spread 93-95 93-95 89-99 84-104
Last week straight up 11-9 15-5 13-7 11-9
Overall straight up 131-59 138-52 134-56 136-54
Season Locks 4-6 7-3 6-4 6-4
Season Upsets 3-7 5-5 2-8 6-4

Contact Mike Sherman at msherman@tampabay.com. Follow @mikesherman

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