Colorado State vs Nevada Prediction, Game Preview

Colorado State vs Nevada game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 6 game on Friday, October 7

Colorado State vs Nevada prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 6, Friday, October 7


Colorado State vs Nevada How To Watch

Date: Friday, October 7
Game Time: 10:30 ET
Venue: Mackay Stadium, Reno, NV
How To Watch: FS1
Record: Colorado State (0-4), Nevada (2-3)
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Colorado State vs Nevada Game Preview

Why Colorado State Will Win

Okay, Coach. This is the game to get it done.

Colorado State head coach Jay Norvell had a good run and a great 2021 as the main man at Nevada, but he bolted to Fort Collins for a better deal, strong facilities, and …

He has yet to win a game.

The offense isn’t working and it’s been a few weeks since the embarrassing 41-10 loss to Sacramento State from the FCS, but there are a few decent parts in place.

Penalties aren’t that big a problem, the run defense hasn’t been awful, and more than anything else in this, Nevada is struggling, too.

The Wolf Pack can’t come up with a third down stop, the passing game that was so strong last year isn’t around anymore, and …

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Why Nevada Will Win

Turnovers.

Beyond just not being able to move the ball, or score, or stop anyone, Colorado State has turned it over nine times in four games. That’s hardly the end of the world, but Nevada has been as clean as can be with just three giveaways in five games with two coming in the loss to Incarnate Word.

The Colorado State offensive line hasn’t done a thing so far for the running game and is dead last in the nation in sacks allowed. Nevada doesn’t have a killer pass rush, but there’s enough of one to keep the Ram’s problems going.

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What’s Going To Happen

Norvell’s former team is playing better than the current one.

The Wolf Pack might be struggling, but they were able to get the ground game going early on against New Mexico State and Texas State and there shouldn’t be a problem against the Rams.

It won’t be anything scintillating, but the Nevada lines will outplay the Colorado State fronts in a relatively even game for four quarters.

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Colorado State vs Nevada Prediction, Line

Nevada 26, Colorado State 17
Line: Nevada -3.5, o/u: 44
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Colorado State vs Nevada Must See Rating (out of 5): 2
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Nebraska vs Rutgers Prediction, Game Preview

Nebraska vs Rutgers game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 6 game on Friday, October 7

Nebraska vs Rutgers prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 6, Friday, October 7


Nebraska vs Rutgers How To Watch

Date: Friday, October 7
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: SHI Stadium, Piscataway, NJ
How To Watch: FS1
Record: Nebraska (2-3), Rutgers (3-2)
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Nebraska vs Rutgers Game Preview

Why Rutgers Will Win

Yes, Nebraska was able to come up with a win over Indiana but it wasn’t able to run the ball.

It ripped off runs in chunks against North Dakota and Georgia Southern, but it couldn’t do anything against Oklahoma and was stuffed too often by the Hoosiers.

Rutgers got run over by Ohio State, but that’s Ohio State. Against everyone else the Scarlet Knight defensive front was a brick wall. Granted, it didn’t deal with anyone who could pound, but beating Boston College and holding up against Iowa wasn’t horrible.

Combine that with a strong secondary and lots of plays on third downs, and Nebraska will stall way too often.

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Why Nebraska Will Win

The Huskers finally got to exhale a bit.

The pressure was off, they had too weeks to let everything calm down, and what did they do? They were able to win a tight game for once.

It was 21 all against Indiana in the fourth quarter, and everything was set up for yet another close loss when the team turned into Jell-O. Instead, Nebraska got a huge pass play and another scoring drive to win by 14.

Did that signal any sort of a change? Is it simply a case of the team needing to actually know it could do it?

That might be a bit of a reach, but the offense is moving the chains, there are plenty of big plays, and this week the defense gets a break against a Rutgers offense that’s struggling to find anything that works.

But …

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What’s Going To Happen

Can Rutgers stop turning the ball over and go back to being the defense that takes it away in bunches?

It had to press against Iowa and Ohio State, and then bad things started to happen. Nebraska defense doesn’t take the ball away, and the offense has given it up multiple times in every game against Georgia Southern.

The Huskers will dominate the game in total yards, but time and again the Rutgers defense will hold firm and/or force a big mistake.

It won’t be anything pretty, but the Scarlet Knights will take it.

CFN Expert Picks, Week 6

Nebraska vs Rutgers Prediction, Line

Rutgers 24, Nebraska 23
Line: Nebraska -3, o/u: 48.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Nebraska vs Rutgers Must See Rating (out of 5): 3

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College Football Expert Picks, Predictions: Week 6

College football expert picks and predictions for Week 6 highlighted by Tennessee at LSU, Utah at UCLA, and TCU at Kansas

College football expert picks, predictions for Week 6, including Tennessee at LSU, Utah at UCLA, and TCU at Kansas


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College Football Expert Picks, Predictions: Week 6

* next to the pick means the team will win, but not cover.
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Week 6 College Football Expert Picks
SMU at UCF | Nebraska at Rutgers
Houston at Memphis | Colorado St at Nevada
UNLV at San Jose St | Michigan at Indiana
Tennessee at LSU | TCU at Kansas
Arkansas at Miss State | Texas vs Oklahoma
Auburn at Georgia | Texas Tech at Oklahoma St
Utah at UCLA | Ohio State at Michigan State
North Carolina at Miami | Clemson at BC
Washington State at USC | BYU vs Notre Dame
Iowa at Illinois | Florida State at NC State
Hawaii at SDSU | Oregon State at Stanford
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SMU at UCF

Line: UCF -3, o/u: 62

Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: UCF
Evan Bredeson, CornhuskersWire.com: UCF
Tony Cosolo, ColoradoBuffaloesWire.com: UCF
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: UCF
Pete Fiutak, CFN: UCF
Cami Griffin, LonghornsWire.com: SMU
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: UCF*
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com: UCF
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com SMU
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN SMU
E, CFN SMU
Tyler Nettuno, LSUTigerswire.com SMU
Zack Pearson, TarHeelswire.com UCF
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: UCF*
Nick Shepkowski, FightingIrishWire.com: SMU
Scott Steehn, WinnersandWhiners.com: UCF
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com: UCF
Clucko the Chicken (a coin flip), CFN: SMU
CONSENSUS PICK: UCF

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UNLV vs San Jose State Prediction, Game Preview

UNLV vs San Jose State game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 6 game on Friday, October 7

UNLV vs San Jose State prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 6, Friday, October 7


UNLV vs San Jose State How To Watch

Date: Friday, October 7
Game Time: 10:30 ET
Venue: CEFCU Stadium, San Jose, CA
How To Watch: CBS Sports Network
Record: UNLV (4-1), San Jose State (3-1)
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UNLV vs San Jose State Game Preview

Why UNLV Will Win

What happened? How did UNLV all of a sudden go from a perennial speed bump to a player in the Mountain West?

It helps that the league has crashed, but the team is taking advantage of its opportunities. Start with this – it’s not screwing up.

The penalties are there, but they’re not a killer, and the turnovers were non-existent until the two last week against New Mexico that kept the 31-20 win clear than it needed to be.

It’s not an overstatement to say this might be the best the UNLV defense has played in at least ten years, the offense is balanced enough to be versatile, and again, turnover margin. The Rebels are second in the nation in that.

But …

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Why San Jose State Will Win

San Jose State is even better.

It’s not better in turnover margin, but it only gave up the ball up twice so far, and outside of a blowout win over Western Michigan, it’s even better at avoiding tons of flags.

The Spartans have stepped up the offense since the close loss at Auburn, but it’s the defensive side that’s getting it done. UNLV will be able to run on this group, but the pass defense has been stifling even though the pass rush hasn’t been anything special.

Yes, UNLV leads the Mountain West in scoring offense and is second behind Air Force in total offense, but …

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What’s Going To Happen

Utah State and New Mexico. Those are UNLV’s two Mountain West wins – that’s no big deal this year.

It played well in a loss to Cal, and the O worked against a solid North Texas team, but San Jose State went on the road and took out Wyoming, blew out Western Michigan, and hung with Auburn for four quarters.

San Jose State doesn’t have the offense the Rebels do, but it should be able to run the ball just enough to keep them from owning the time of possession battle.

It’ll be a close, fun Friday night game with the defense beating the offense.

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UNLV vs San Jose State Prediction, Line

San Jose State 27, UNLV 23
Line: San Jose State -7, o/u: 52.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
UNLV vs San Jose State Must See Rating (out of 5): 3
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Houston vs Memphis Prediction, Game Preview

Houston vs Memphis game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 6 game on Friday, October 7

Houston vs Memphis prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 6, Friday, October 7


Houston vs Memphis How To Watch

Date: Friday, October 7
Game Time: 6:30 ET
Venue: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN
How To Watch: ESPN2
Record: Houston (2-3), Memphis (4-1)
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Houston vs Memphis Game Preview

Why Houston Will Win

Houston, you feeling okay?

The talent is there, the experience is in place, and there’s no real reason why the team shouldn’t be far better. It’s closer to being 0-5 than it is 5-0, but it’s not like it’s that bad.

The offense is moving the chains without a problem, the defensive front lives in the backfield, and there aren’t a ton of turnover issues.

Memphis doesn’t have any sort of a pass rush, and that’s part of the reason why the secondary is having problems. This is where Clayton Tune and the Houston passing attack have to get going, but …

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Why Memphis Will Win

The Memphis defense hasn’t been that bad.

Playing Navy, Arkansas State, North Texas, and Temple have something to do with that, but the run D has been strong and outside of the loss to Mississippi State, the secondary is holding up despite all the yards allowed.

And then there are the penalties. Memphis has been flagged 26 times with just ten over the last three games. Houston has doubled that up with a whopping 56 so far coming in a steady stream. For a team that can’t get anything consistently moving, the flags have been brutal.

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What’s Going To Happen

Just how demoralized is Houston after the brutal loss to Tulane?

Is this when it kicks it all in and gets its season going, or is this when it drops another close game and goes into the tank?

It’s Houston so it’s going to be a much closer game than it needs to be, but the offense will come up with the balance to keep everything moving, and finally the defense will get the big stops needed in the second half to get out alive.

The Memphis offense will keep it close, but it won’t run well enough in the second half.

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Houston vs Memphis Prediction, Line

Houston 31, Memphis 27
Line: Memphis -2.5, o/u: 57.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Houston vs Memphis Must See Rating (out of 5): 3
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10 Best College Football Predictions Against The Spread Week 6

10 best predictions and picks against the spread and point totals for the Week 6 college football games.

10 best predictions for the big Saturday of college football. What games appear to be the best bets and best picks for the Week 6 games?


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Results So Far: 36-24-1

We got the bad week out of the way.

It was bound to happen, and hopefully those of you who know how this rolls timed the fade right.

Everything went weird going 3-7, but now comes the bounceback.

No messing around with anything funky. No point totals – although under on the Duke-Georgia Tech 55 might be a meatball right down the middle of the plate. No gimmicks. Ten picks against the spread, ten winn…

Here’s the problem starting last week and going forward. It’s easier to find the disparities with 88 games and all the massive spreads fueled by too much guessing in the market.

Now the games are more even in an Any Given Saturday sort of way with conference play going, there are only 55 to choose from, and …

Whinin’ ain’t winnin’. Let’s do this.

Here we go with the 10 best college football predictions against the spread starring with …

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10. Texas A&M at Alabama

LINE Alabama -24.5
ATS PICK Texas A&M

I will never, ever, ever fault you for taking Alabama at home giving away points no matter how many they are.

I know this is a revenge game after losing last year, and I know the tiff between the coaches will matter, and I’m aware that it’s quite possible the Bama defense goes off and pitches a perfect game.

Is Bryce Young ready to go, and if so, what kind of shape is his shoulder in? I’m actually fine with the number even if he does play and is fine.

Alabama destroyed Utah State, ULM, and Vanderbilt. Texas? Way too close. Arkansas? The fourth quarter was devastating, but it got dicey 45 minutes in.

Alabama still has to prove it can be amazing for four quarters against someone good. Of course it can, but I’ll take the chance that A&M will bring something to this, too.

This is the most talented defense Alabama has faced so far. A&M might have lost to Mississippi State 42-24 last week, but it gave up a pick six and a kick six along the way. That D should be able to keep the Tide from going off.

Again, though, not fighting you if you see something completely different, and that also goes for this …

9. Auburn at Georgia

LINE Georgia -29.5
ATS PICK Georgia

I know, I steered you terribly wrong last week believing Georgia would be Georgia again against a mediocre Missouri. That didn’t work out so well.

Georgia is back at home, somehow this is Auburn’s first road game of the season, and then there’s the scoring.

Auburn doesn’t really do that.

If you have a hard time getting to 17 points a home against Missouri, and you only score 24 against San Jose State, what are you going to do against a jacked up Georgia team at 3:30 on a Saturday afternoon on CBS?

Why did Georgia struggle over the last two weeks? No turnovers over the first three games, five in the last two. Auburn isn’t going to get the takeaways needed.

8. Oregon State at Stanford

LINE Oregon State -7
ATS PICK Stanford

Warning, this the last stop before the train hits all favorites the rest of the way.

After a crazy start to the season and a wild Week 5, I’m buying into the idea that the favorites are about to settle in. I’ll bite on the Cardinal, though.

Oregon State gets a whole lot of love for pushing USC to the brink, but it’s been forgotten that it had to work a bit to get by Boise State and somehow got out alive against Fresno State. And then last week it all fell apart in the loss to Utah.

Another theme for this week that’s starting to show a pattern: turnovers. Oregon State has given away eight in the last two games with no takeaways.

Stanford is back at home for the first time in a few weeks, but it’s a touchdown underdog after going 1-3 with the lone win coming against Colgate. Yeah, and those other three games?

USC, at Washington, at Oregon.

Turnovers have been a problem, but the passing game has been solid, and this week even with the loss of leading rusher EJ Smith, the ground attack will be fine.

Think about Stanford winning outright, by the way.

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7. Washington at Arizona State

LINE Washington -13.5
ATS PICK Washington

At this point in the season I like to have a few more variables to go off of. Washington has only played one road game, and it wasn’t quite itself against UCLA.

Granted, the Bruins were brilliant in the 40-32 win, but the Huskies started to kick it all in in the second half. It was too late, but it was a moment that showed they really might be that good and got caught in tough road game against a solid unbeaten team.

Arizona State covered against USC, and the defense has been relatively okay despite giving up close to 34 points per game over the last four losses. However, Oklahoma State, Utah, and USC all beat the Sun Devils by more than 14 points.

The Huskies should throw and throw some more on the way to an easy win.

6. Virginia Tech at Pitt

LINE Pitt -14.5
ATS PICK Pitt

The Pitt loss to Georgia Tech was strange.

The Panthers threw the ball well, but the defense had a rough day against the run, it didn’t come up with any takeaways, and Georgia Tech forced three turnovers in the 26-21 win.

Virginia Tech should be the cure to that.

The Hokies can’t score – you and a few friends could score more than ten against North Carolina – they can’t run the ball, and the defense doesn’t come up with anything big with just two takeaways in the last four games.

Pitt should rebound from last week without a problem.

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Air Force vs Utah State Prediction, Game Preview

Air Force vs Utah State game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 6 game on Saturday, October 8

Air Force vs Utah State prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 6, Saturday, October 8


Air Force vs Utah State How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 8
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Maverick Stadium, Logan, UT
How To Watch: FS1
Record: Air Force (4-1), Utah State (1-4)
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Air Force vs Utah State Game Preview

Why Air Force Will Win

Can Utah State stop the run? No? Okay, good luck with that.

The Aggies actually did a good job holding down BYU’s ground attack in a 38-26 loss last week, and they kept UNLV from going off, but Alabama, UConn, Weber State all had a good time running.

Air Force leads the nation in rushing by over a 100 more yards per game than No. 3 Kansas State and by 62 more yards than No. 2 Army. By its own standards it had an impossible time getting going in the 13-10 win over Navy, but it did enough to get out alive.

Now the attack should start to roll again, Utah State – along with the issues against the run – is getting hit with too many flags, it’s not forcing turnovers, and …

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Why Utah State Will Win

Is it possible that teams are starting to figure out Air Force’s fastball?

Some outside pieces were missing against Wyoming, but the Falcons couldn’t get going in Laramie and everything looked like it was running in mud against Navy.

Granted, in between was a monster performance against Navy, but again, Utah State hasn’t been that bad at keeping the big runs to a minimum lately.

The wins might not be there, but the offense hasn’t been bad over the last few games, it’s been versatile enough to keep things interesting, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers, turnovers, turnovers.

Utah State hasn’t been playing poorly, but the 13 turnovers over the last three games have been an absolute killer. Interceptions are the problem, but a few fumbles have been sprinkled in, too, for the nation leader in giveaways..

It doesn’t help that the Aggie defense hasn’t taken the ball aways in the last two games.

Air Force will go Air Force. It’ll hang on to the ball for 40 minutes, it’ll control the game, and it’ll run for close to 400 yards.

CFN Expert Picks, Week 6

Air Force vs Utah State Prediction, Line

Air Force 38, Utah State 17
Line: Air Force -10.5, o/u: 54.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 4
Air Force vs Utah State Must See Rating (out of 5): 2
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ACC Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, TV: Week 6

ACC schedule and previews for all of the Week 6 games, highlighted by Florida State at NC State, North Carolina at Miami, and Clemson at Boston College

ACC schedule and previews for all of the Week 6 games, highlighted by Florida State at NC State, North Carolina at Miami, and Clemson at Boston College


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Results So Far
Straight Up 42-12, ATS 27-25-2, o/u 38-15-1

Saturday, October 9

Louisville vs Virginia

11:00, ACC Network
Line: Louisville -3, o/u: 50.5
Final Score: COMING

Virginia Tech at Pitt

3:30, ACC Network
Line: Pitt -14.5, o/u: 41.5
Final Score: COMING

Duke at Georgia Tech

4:00, ESPN3
Line: Duke -3.5, o/u: 55
Final Score: COMING

North Carolina at Miami

4:00, ESPN3
Line: Miami -3.5, o/u: 65.5
Final Score: COMING

Clemson at Boston College

7:30, ABC
Line: Clemson -20.5, o/u: 48.5
Final Score: COMING

Army at Wake Forest

7:30, ESPN3
Line: Wake Forest -17, o/u: 66.5
Final Score: COMING

Florida State at NC State

8:00, ACC Network
Line: NC State -3.5, o/u: 50.5
Final Score: COMING

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Pitt vs Virginia Tech Prediction, Game Preview

Pitt vs Virginia Tech game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 6 game on Saturday, October 8

Pitt vs Virginia Tech prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 6, Saturday, October 8


Pitt vs Virginia Tech How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 8
Game Time: 2:30 ET
Venue: Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA
How To Watch: ACC Network
Record: Pitt (3-2), Virginia Tech (2-3)
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Pitt vs Virginia Tech Game Preview

Why Virginia Tech Will Win

If Georgia Tech could come up with a win over Pitt …

It’s been a rough ride for Virginia Tech with the offense sputtering and the defense not making up for the problems with takeaways. The parts are there to be better – Grant Wells is a decent quarterback, and there’s a good rotation of runners – but it’s just not clicking.

So what’s going right?

The defense is good enough to keep things interesting and close.

It’s great on third downs and can hold up against the run, but it needs help from the other side. Start with this: the pass protection is there. You can’t hang with Pitt if you can’t slow down that pass rush, and Virginia Tech can do that.

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Why Pitt Will Win

The Virginia Tech offense really, really isn’t working.

The passing game isn’t efficient, the running game is averaging just 109 yards per outing, and scoring points has been like pulling teeth averaging just 18 per game.

Okay, but Georgia Tech is having problems, too, and it was able to get past Pitt 26-21 last week. How?

Turnovers. Pitt was okay on giveaways all year, and then it turned it over three times to the Yellow Jackets. Virginia Tech’s defense is doing a slew of nice things, but it’s not coming up with takeaways generating just four on the year.

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What’s Going To Happen

Here’s where Pitt bounces back.

The offense was okay against Georgia Tech, but the turnovers were too much to overcome. The O will stay balanced, and the defensive side will keep the struggling Hokies to under 300 yards.

Virginia Tech has to take advantage of every opportunity and has to take a few chances. It hasn’t been able to do either on a regular basis so far.

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Pitt vs Virginia Tech Prediction, Line

Pitt 30, Virginia Tech 13
Line: Pitt -14.5, o/u: 41.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Pitt vs Virginia Tech Must See Rating (out of 5): 2
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Georgia Tech vs Duke Prediction, Game Preview

Georgia Tech vs Duke game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 6 game on Saturday, October 8

Georgia Tech vs Duke prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 6, Saturday, October 8


Georgia Tech vs Duke How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 8
Game Time: 4:00 ET
Venue: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA
How To Watch: ESPN3
Record: Georgia Tech (2-3), Duke (4-1)
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Georgia Tech vs Duke Game Preview

Why Duke Will Win

Kansas is hogging the surprise team spotlight, but Duke needs to be right there – even though it lost to the Jayhawks 35-27.

New head coach Mike Elko has instantly helped boost up an offense that’s balanced, doesn’t give the ball away, and is getting shocking great play out of the offensive front.

Get the ball out of the quarterback’s hands, get the backs in space, don’t allow plays in the backfield. That’s what the Blue Devils are doing, and if they can keep it up they negate Georgia Tech’s one big thing.

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Why Georgia Tech Will Win

The Yellow Jacket defense can get behind the line.

They didn’t do it too much in the shocking win over Pitt, but they’ve got the pieces to create negative plays and force turnovers.

Duke might be great at keeping defenses from being disruptive, but Georgia Tech has to hurry things up a little more.

Under interim head coach Brent Key, the plan has been to one up the offense more turn the stars loose, and see what happens. The result was a 232-yard rushing day against Pitt and a win – even if QB Jeff Sims struggled.

The same has to apply here. Get the ground game going right away against a Duke defense that got ripped on by Kansas – and has been a bit off here and there against others – and the defense has to …

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What’s Going To Happen

Force turnovers.

Georgia Tech was +3 in turnover margin against Pitt, and there’s the problem. Again, Duke doesn’t turn the ball over with just two lonely inconsequential interceptions on the season.

This is a more fun Yellow Jacket team now, but it won’t be able to hold down the Duke balance on offense and won’t get the mistakes needed to pull this off.

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Georgia Tech vs Duke Prediction, Line

Duke 26, Georgia Tech 17
Line: Duke -3.5, o/u: 55
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3.5
Georgia Tech vs Duke Must See Rating (out of 5): 2.5
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