College football picks, odds, lines for Week 7: State of Texas has a big week ahead – CBSSports.com

Each week, I will use this space to tell you what I think are a few of the best bets heading into the weekend. I will also throw in an upset of the week, which will be a team that is at least a touchdown underdog that I am picking to win outright.

Things started to turn back to the good last week, as my picks went 2-1. Only
Michigan Wolverines
let me down, but I’m sure Wolverines fans feel much worse about that than I do. My record for the season is now 11-6-1. Too bad I did not have the foresight to pick 31-point underdog
Iowa State Cyclones
as my upset special and 
Southern Methodist Mustangs
didn’t come through, so my record on those picks is now 2-4.

Week 7 Picks


Auburn Tigers
at
LSU Tigers
(+7):
 The Bayou Bengals picked up a nice win at
Florida Gators
last week in a game between two flawed big-name programs. Auburn, however, is one of the two teams in the SEC that has a reasonable shot to challenge
Alabama Crimson Tide
. Going to take a much better effort for LSU to keep this one close. Pick: Auburn (-7)


Texas A&M Aggies
at Florida (-3):
The Aggies were a mess after blowing a huge lead at
UCLA Bruins
and losing their starting QB.
Kellen Mond
seems to be figuring things out though, and Texas A&M hadn’t lost since that opener until last week at home to Alabama. Florida’s offense isn’t quite the same without Del Rio taking the snaps. If LSU, with its level of dysfunction, can win at The Swamp, the Aggies should be able to at least keep it close, if not win also. Pick: Texas A&M (+3)


San Jose State Spartans
at
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
(-17):
 Here is a Saturday late night special. San Jose State just isn’t very good. Hawaii hasn’t been setting the world on fire either, but the Rainbow Warriors have a huge home-field advantage, and the Spartans just lost by 28 at
UNLV Rebels
. Hawaii should be able to cover this spread comfortably. Pick: Hawaii (-17)

Upset of the Week


Oklahoma Sooners
vs. 
Texas Longhorns
(+7.5):
I know. I am a week late picking against Oklahoma, but Iowa State may have done more than upset the Sooners. They may have exposed them. That was the second game in a row that the OU defense gave up a ton of points to what was supposed to be a Big 12 also ran. Texas is better than that, and an upset by the Longhorns this Saturday would not even be the biggest in the last three years of the Red River Showdown. Pick: Texas (+7.5)

Other CFP candidates in action


  • Arkansas Razorbacks
    at Alabama (-30) Pick: Arkansas


  • Clemson Tigers
     at 
    Syracuse Orange
    (+22.5) Pick: Clemson


  • Missouri Tigers
    at
    Georgia Bulldogs
    (-30) Pick: Georgia


  • Washington Huskies
    at
    Arizona State Sun Devils
    (+17.5) Pick: Washington


  • TCU Horned Frogs
    at
    Kansas State Wildcats
    (+6) Pick: Kansas State


  • Purdue Boilermakers
    at
    Wisconsin Badgers
    (-16.5) Pick: Wisconsin


  • Washington State Cougars
    at Cal (+14) Pick: Washington State


  • Ohio State Buckeyes
    at
    Nebraska Cornhuskers
    (+24) Pick: Nebraska


  • Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
    at Miami (-5.5) Pick: Georgia Tech


  • Utah Utes
    at
    Southern California Trojans
    (-13) Pick: USC


  • Baylor Bears
    at
    Oklahoma State Cowboys
    (-25.5) Pick: Oklahoma State

College football picks, odds, lines for Week 7: State of Texas has a big week ahead – CBSSports.com

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