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College football picks for Week 6: Times staff predictions

Here’s the Tampa Bay Times’ college football coverage team’s picks for Week 6.
 
Sebastian the Ibis was celebrating the last time Miami met Florida State, when the Canes held rallied for a 24-20 win in Tallahasse. They meet again Saturday in a 3:30 p.m. game at Hard Rock Stadium that will be televised by ABC. MONICA HERNDON   |   Times
Sebastian the Ibis was celebrating the last time Miami met Florida State, when the Canes held rallied for a 24-20 win in Tallahasse. They meet again Saturday in a 3:30 p.m. game at Hard Rock Stadium that will be televised by ABC. MONICA HERNDON | Times [ MONICA HERNDON | Tampa Bay Times ]
Published Oct. 4, 2018|Updated Aug. 16, 2022

The Canes are the concensus pick over Florida State.

Same for LSU over the Gators.

And USF will roll over UMass in Amherst.

At least those are the predictions of the Times college football coverage teams in their Week 6 picks.

Here’s a look at the picks:

(!-indicates Lock of the Week, *-indicated Upset Special).

(Pickers arranged, from left, in order of record against the spread).

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FSU Miami (-12.5) *FSU 34-27* FSU 31-27 Miami 34-14 Miami 24-20 Miami 34-10 Miami 28-10
LSU (-3.5) Florida Florida 24-23 Florida 23-20 LSU 28-24 LSU 28-17 LSU 31-21 LSU 24-21
USF (-14.5) UMass USF 48-21 USF 49-21 USF 48-7 !ÚSF 47-21! !USF 43-14! USF 42-20
Tulsa Houston (-17.5) Houston 35-27 Houston 42-28 Houston 38-24 Houston 45-21 Houston 44-14 Houston 31-20
Ga. Tech (-3.5) Louisville Louisville 28-24 Ga. Tech 31-28 Ga. Tech 31-24 Ga. Tech 31-27 Ga Tech 38-17 Ga. Tech 28-24
Texas Oklahoma (-7.5) OU 35-30 !OU 35-24! OU 442-35 OU 38-30 OU 37-28 OU 35-28
Alabama (-34.5) Arkansas !Alabama 52-10! Alabama 56-14 !Alabama 52-17! Alabama 49-14 Alabama 45-7 Alabama 45-14
Missouri South Carolina (-1.5) Missouri 24-20 Missouri 27-24 S. Carolina 28-24 Missouri 34-31 S.Carolina 31-30 *Misouri 28-27*
Maryland Michigan (-17.5) Michigan 38-21 Michigan 48-13 Michigan 35-21 Michigan 37-21 Michigan 24-13 Michigan 35-10
Northwestern Michigan St. (-11.5) Michigan St. 31-27 Michigan St. 27-21 Michigan St. 34-21 Michigan St. 38-14 MSU 28-17 MSU 28-17
Syracuse (-5.5) Pitt Syracuse 31-17 Syracuse 28-21 Syracuse 27-24 Syracuse 41-31 Syracuse 27-20 Syracuse 31-20
Boston College N.C. State (-4.5) N.C. State 28-24 N.C. State 26-24 N.C. State 31-28 N.C. State 35-27 N.C. St 35-20 N.C. State 35-28
Navy (-3.5) Air Force Navy 29-27 Navy 28-27 Navy 35-31 Air Force 38-35 Navy 28-27 !Navy 28-21!
Clemson (-18.5) Wake Forest Clemson 41-20 Clemson 31-27 Clemson 28-17 Clemson 34-24 Clemson 44-7 Clemson 35-17
Iowa St. Oklahoma St. (-11.5) Oklahoma St. 39-22 Oklahoma St. 35-24 Oklahoma St. 42-35 Oklahoma St. 45-30 Oklahoma St. 48-28 Oklahoma St. 42-28
Iowa (-5.5) Minnesota Iowa 12-3 Iowa 17-13 Iowa 21-17 Iowa 28-21 Iowa 13-10 Iowa 24-17
Arizona St. Colorado (-2.5) Arizona St. 30-28 Arizona St. 24-21 Colorado 28-24 Colorado 38-24 Colorado 31-21 Colorado 27-24
Indiana Ohio St. (-25.5) Ohio St. 49-17 Ohio St. 48-13 Ohio St. 48-24 Ohio St. 52-24 Ohio St. 49-13 Ohio St. 45-17
Kentucky Texas A&M (-6.5) A&M 27-23 *Kentucky 28-27* *Kentucky 35-28* A&M 27-23 A&M 30-21 A&M 28-24
SMU UCF (no line) UCF 35-14 UCF 35-14 UCF 42-14 UCF 56-28 UCF 59-14 UCF 56-27
Auburn (-3.5) Mississippi St. Auburn 31-21 Auburn 28-14 Auburn 27-21 Miss. St 23-19 Auburn 27-19 Auburn 17-14
Vanderbilt Georgia (-27.5) Georgia 50-14 Georgia 54-17 Georgia 48-27 Georgia 38-22 Georgia 52-21 Georgia 42-10
Nebraska Wisconsin (-21.5) Wisconsin 45-20 Wisconsin 35-13 Wisconsin 42-24 Wisconsin 42-17 Wisconsin 27-20 Wisconsin 42-17
Washington (-21.5) UCLA Washington 48-23 Washington 41-21 Washington 45-21 Washington 42-17 Washington 33-21 Washington 42-13
Notre Dame (-5.5) Virginia Tech ND 24-21 ND 27-21 ND 35-24 *Va. Tech 27-21* *Va. Tech 24-17* ND 28-20
Straight up (overall) 77-23 71-29 77-23 66-34 74-26 75-25
Straight up (week 5) 16-4 16-4 19-1 14-6 17-3 17-3
Vs. spread (overall) 51-44 48-47 44-51 41-54 40-55 32-63
Vs. Spread (week 5) 12-8 13-7 12-8 9-11 6-14 7-13
Locks of the week 4-1 1-4 4-1 4-1 3-2 2-3
Upsets of the week 1-4 2-3 3-2 4-1 1-4 2-3