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College football picks Week 15: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions

Here are our picks for this week’s conference championships.
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron and the Tigers face Georgia in the SEC Championship game at 4 p.m. Saturday in Atlanta. [MATTHEW HINTON  |  AP]
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron and the Tigers face Georgia in the SEC Championship game at 4 p.m. Saturday in Atlanta. [MATTHEW HINTON | AP]
Published Dec. 6, 2019

The picks:

Away Home Matt Baker, College Beat Writer Joey Knight, USF Beat Writer Mike Sherman, Deputy Editor-Sports Traci Johnson, Assistant Sports Editor
Oregon Utah (-6.5) Utah 24-14 Utah 33-24 Utah 42-28 Utah 31-21
Baylor Oklahoma (-7.5) OU 38-31 OU 42-38 OU 41-31 OU 42-38
Miami (Ohio) Central Michigan (-6.5) CMU 31-24 CMU 40-24 CMU 31-27 CMU 34-28
Louisiana Appalachian St. (-6.5) App St. 24-21 App St 38-28 App St. 28-21 App St 31-24
UAB Florida Atlantic (-7.5) UAB 31-28 FAU 34-31 UAB 30-28 FAU 28-27
Cincinnati Memphis (-10.5) Memphis 42-28 Memphis 40-20 Memphis 35-24 Memphis 38-28
Hawaii Boise State (-14.5) Boise State 28-17 Boise 27-20 Boise State 31-20 Boise State 34-20
Georgia LSU (-7.5) LSU 31-24 Georgia 37-34 LSU 30-23 LSU 35-27
Virginia Clemson (-28.5) Clemson 42-21 Clemson 42-21 Clemson 48-14 Clemson 42-7
Ohio State (-16.5) Wisconsin Ohio State 42-17 Ohio State 34-20 Ohio State 41-21 Ohio State 45-21
Lock of the week Utah Utah Clemson Clemson
Upset of the week UAB UGa UAB NA
Last week vs. spread 13-7 12-8 14-6 11-9
Overall vs. spread 143-124 141-126 136-131 126-141
Last week straight up 18-2 14-6 18-2 16-4
Overall straight up 206-64 187-83 199-71 198-72
Locks 11-3 6-8 9-5 10-4
Upsets 7-7 4-10 4-10 7-7

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

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