College Football Week 9 Picks

College Football Week 9 Picks & Predictions

A pair of underdogs and one under highlight our early-week picks for Week 9 of the college football season.

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South Carolina at Texas A&M, Saturday, 12:00PM ET
A&M coach Kevin Sumlin has officially re-opened the quarterback competition in College Station following two horrific performances by starter Kyle Allen. Three weeks ago people were talking about Allen being the right guy to help the Aggies pull off the upset versus Alabama and now Sumlin could possibly replace him with Kyler Murray for Saturday’s game versus South Carolina. Both offenses could struggle Saturday at Kyle Field. The under is 8-2-1 in the Gamecocks’ last 11 games overall and is 5-1 in the Aggies’ last six games following a straight up loss. Take the under 55.

Tennessee at Kentucky, Saturday, 7:30PM ET
The Volunteers nearly upset Alabama last Saturday in Tuscaloosa and the Wildcats have dropped back-to-back games against SEC opponents Auburn and Mississippi State. But this is a letdown spot for Tennessee coming off a physical game versus ‘Bama. And we’re not talking about a dominant Vols squad, which is 84th in the nation in yards allowed (413.0) and 92nd in the country in passing yards allowed (248.3). The Wildcats are in a funk but one thing they can do is move the ball through the air. This looks like a good opportunity to take the home dog. Take Kentucky +8.5.

USC at Cal, Saturday, 3:00PM ET
This will be Cal’s third straight game against a challenging opponent but at least the Golden Bears return home for the first time in three weeks. After suffering a six-point loss to Utah on October 10, the Bears were routed 40-24 by a decimated UCLA squad last week. But perhaps Cal catches USC at the right moment, with the Trojans pulling off the upset of their season last week versus Utah. Cal is 5-1 against the spread in its last six games following an ATS loss while USC is 1-5 ATS in its last six games following an ATS win. Take Cal +5.5.

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