College Football Week 5 kicks off on Thursday night, and our staff picks contest rolls along as well.
No. 16 Miami, fresh off of a win over FIU which brought a serious quarterback controversy to Coral Gables, hosts North Carolina, which just picked up a much-needed win over Pitt.
Friday night brings an AAC battle between high-flying Memphis and Tulane, down in New Orleans, and a Pac-12 showdown between surprisingly good Colorado and surprisingly awful UCLA.
From there, we have a rematch of last year’s Syracuse upset over Clemson, which will be the first career start for five-star freshman Trevor Lawrence. No. 12 West Virginia travels to upstart No. 25 Texas Tech, which dominated Oklahoma State last week. Dan Mullen returns to Starkville, No. 20 BYU heads up to No. 11 Washington, and the prime time lineup features a pair of top 10 showdowns.
At 7:30 p.m. ET, No. 9 Penn State hosts No. 4 Ohio State, a series that has had back-to-back amazing games, and No. 8 Notre Dame hosts rival No. 7 Stanford.
After Week 4, here are The Spun’s staff pick standings.
Here are our picks for the upcoming week. We choose every game involving a Power Five/Top 25 team.
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|North Carolina at 16 Miami|
|UCLA at Colorado|
|Louisiana-Lafayette at 1 Alabama|
|Syracuse at 3 Clemson|
|12 West Virginia at 25 Texas Tech|
|Central Michigan at 21 Michigan State|
|Arkansas at Texas A&M|
|Indiana at Rutgers|
|Oklahoma State at Kansas|
|Temple at Boston College|
|Bowling Green at Georgia Tech|
|Virginia at NC State|
|Tennessee at 2 Georgia|
|Baylor at 6 Oklahoma|
|Pitt at 13 UCF|
|18 Texas at Kansas State|
|Rice at Wake Forest|
|Purdue at Nebraska|
|Florida State at Louisville|
|Southern Miss at 10 Auburn|
|Tennessee State at Vanderbilt|
|14 Michigan at Northwestern|
|Florida at 23 Mississippi State|
|Utah at Washington State|
|Virginia Tech at 22 Duke|
|Iowa State at TCU|
|4 Ohio State at 9 Penn State|
|7 Stanford at 8 Notre Dame|
|South Carolina at 17 Kentucky|
|20 BYU at 11 Washington|
|Ole Miss at 5 LSU|
|Oregon State at Arizona State|
|19 Oregon at 24 Cal|
|USC at Arizona|