College Football Picks Against the Spread: Week 6, 2014

Blake SIms

Week 6 of the College Football season brings a slate of games that should have fans giddy. There are six match ups between two, top 25 teams, including (3) Alabama at (11) Ole Miss, (6) Texas A&M at (12) Mississippi State, and (5) Auburn hosting (15) LSU. Most of which are featured in my Week 6, College Football picks against the spread.

Week 5 in my College Football picks against the spread was a great Saturday for me, going 4-0-1 against the spread. I look to keep it rolling in Week 6, with my College Football picks against the spread.

>Season Total 10-9-1
>Upset Alert 2-3

Bo Wallace

Bo Wallace looks to make a name for himself (Spruce Derden, USA TODAY Sports)

Alabama Crimson Tide -6 at Ole Miss Rebels

The Alabama Crimson Tide had question marks coming into this season, specifically at the quarterback spot. Thus far, Blake Sims has done enough to quiet those concerns. Ole Miss came into this season as a sneaky pick to be competitive in the SEC West. Thus far they have done enough to remain undefeated at 4-0 and rise up to the #11 ranking, however with their best wins against coming at Vanderbilt and home for Boise State. This game feels like a reminder for what Alabama is and what Ole Miss is not. This game feels like Mississippi State from 2012, when the Mississippi State was 7-0 heading into the very same Bryant-Denny Stadium the Rebels will be playing at Saturday. Alabama will cover this game with ease and will win convincingly.

Tennessee Volunteers -2.5 vs. Florida Gators

The Tennessee Volunteers head home after falling short of beating Georgia a week ago in Sanford Stadium, however they showed a tremendous improvement against the Bulldogs. Quarterback Justin Worley was impressive and nearly brought the Volunteers all the way back. The Florida Gators haven’t looked great. The offense has been stagnant and the defense has been good not great in spots. I expect the Volunteers to handle their business at home and win by at least a field goal.

Michigan State Spartans -7.5 vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are a team, much like Ole Miss that while undefeated, doesn’t feel nearly as strong as some might expect. Running back Ameer Abdullah is a stud and will likely be a high draft pick come April, however the Spartans are a dominant team capable of winning the College Football Playoff. This game will be in East Lansing, Michigan State fans will be ready to go come kick off. Michigan State is a dominant team team and they will cement themselves among the elite teams in the country.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish -2 vs Stanford Cardinal

Everett Golson and Brian Kelly

Everett Golson and Brian Kelly (Spruce Derden, USA TODAY Sports)

This game will be the first real test for Notre Dame’s dynamic offense. The Stanford Cardinal defense is disciplined and tackles well. However the Cardinal offense has looked less than impressive. They continue to have issues getting the ball in the end zone and quarterback Kevin Hogan has been underwhelming. Everett Golson will have a monster game at home and vault himself among the Heisman favorites.

**Upset Alert**

TCU Horned Frogs +5 vs Oklahoma Sooners

Having this game in Fort Worth is a positive for the Horned Frogs. Last season TCU fell just short in this matchup, losing by 3 points in Norman. Oklahoma is dynamic team that has looked strong all season, ending up in many peoples prediction to be one of the four teams in the College Football Playoff. Gary Patterson has made changes to their offense adding some spread concepts that have allowed their offense to be much more dynamic. TCU is team that has talent on both sides of the ball. TCU will not only cover this game, but I expect them to win outright.


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