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College football picks Week 14: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions

Here are our picks for this week’s top college football games,
In this file photo, Florida State's Cam Akers (3) makes a long reception and run past Florida defensive back Trey Dean III (21) during Florida's 41-14 victory in Tallahassee on Nov. 24, 2018. [MARK WALLHEISER  |  AP]
In this file photo, Florida State's Cam Akers (3) makes a long reception and run past Florida defensive back Trey Dean III (21) during Florida's 41-14 victory in Tallahassee on Nov. 24, 2018. [MARK WALLHEISER | AP]
Published Nov. 29

The picks:

Away Home Matt Baker, College Beat Writer Joey Knight, USF Beat Writer Mike Sherman, Deputy Editor-Sports Traci Johnson, Assistant Sports Editor
USF UCF (-24.5) UCF 42-10 UCF 49-10 UCF 51-12 UCF 48-17
Florida State Florida (-17.5) Florida 35-14 Florida 31-9 Florida 31-20 Florida 35-21
Texas Tech Texas (-9.5) Texas 31-28 Texas 33-31 Texas 34-27 Texas 27-14
Va. Tech (-3.5) Virginia Virginia 24-21 Va. Tech 31-28 Virginia 24-20 Va. Tech 31-27
Iowa (-5.5) Nebraska Iowa 24-17 Nebraska 20-17 Iowa 23-20 Iowa 21-17
Missouri (-12.5) Arkansas Missouri 35-10 Missouri 41-14 Missouri 31-14 Missouri 28-7
Cincinnati Memphis (-11.5) Memphis 35-20 Memphis 31-21 Memphis 30-23 Memphis 35-31
Washington St. Washington (-7.5) Washington 28-24 Washington St. 34-28 Washington 28-27 Washington 33-24
Georgia (-28.5) Georgia Tech Georgia 35-3 Georgia 27-6 George 42-10 Georgia 42-10
Navy (-9.5) Houston Navy 31-21 Navy 40-21 Navy 42-31 Navy 35-24
Clemson (-27.5) South Carolina Clemson 45-10 Clemson 49-10 Clemson 54-14 Clemson 52-13
Ohio St. (-8.5) Michigan Ohio St. 35-20 Ohio St. 31-21 Ohio St. 34-24 Ohio St. 38-31
Boston College Pittsburgh (-9.5) Pitt 28-21 Pitt 31-24 Pitt 28-24 Pitt 31-21
Wisconsin (-2.5) Minnesota Wisconsin 24-21 Minnesota 28-27 Wisconsin 26-23 Minnesota 28-27
Alabama (-4.5) Auburn Alabama 31-28 Auburn 31-26 Alabama 28-27 Alabama 35-31
Notre Dame (-16.5) Stanford ND 35-14 ND 28-10 ND 28-14 ND 30-7
Texas A&M LSU (-16.5) LSU 35-21 LSU 35-17 LSU 38-20 LSU 42-24
Iowa State (-4.5) Kansas St. Iowa St. 28-21 K-State 35-31 Iowa St. 27-24 Iowa St. 24-21
Colorado Utah (-28.5) Utah 42-10 Utah 52-20 Utah 41-21 Utah 45-27
Oklahoma (-13.5) Oklahoma State OU 42-31 OU 48-34 OU 42-28 OU 42-35
This week Lock of the week Florida UCF UCF Florida
This week Upset of the week Virginia Auburn Virginia Minnesota
Last week vs. spread 13-7 15-5 12-8 7-13
Overall vs. spread 130-117 129-118 122-125 115-132
Last week straight up 17-3 16-4 15-5 16-4
Overall straight up 188-62 173-77 181-69 182-68
Season Locks 10-3 5-8 8-5 9-4
Season Upsets 6-7 3-10 3-10 7-6

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

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