Top College Football Week 10 SU Picks

Posted by Peter Boysen on November 3, 2016 in

We have quite a few big matchups in college football this weekend, as the conference races tighten and teams start to make the stretch run, either toward College Football Playoff consideration or even just toward eligibility for a bowl. Take a look at our primo college football betting SU picks for this weekend’s action. As always, home teams are in all caps.

Top College Football Week 10 SU Picks

 

#4 Texas A&M over MISSISSIPPI STATE

These aren’t the Bulldogs of Dak Prescott — and these aren’t the Aggies of Johnny Manziel. This Texas A&M squad plays more solidly on both sides of the ball, and these Bulldogs don’t have anything close to the offensive prowess of the teams from the last few years. I like the Aggies to head down to Starkville and deliver a whipping, buoyed by their inclusion in the top four of the season’s first College Football Playoff standings.

TEXAS TECH over Texas

Yes, Texas knocked off Baylor on a last-second field goal last week. But Texas Tech beat TCU down in Fort Worth last week, and now they welcome Texas to their home field. Crazy things tend to happen in Lubbock, and the Red Raiders have a video-game paced offense that can pile up the points in a hurry. If Texas gets caught in the sort of track meet that they faced against Cal, they will go down to defeat once again.

#18 Oklahoma State over KANSAS STATE

This game definitely looks like a trap game for the Cowboys, as Bill Snyder’s Wildcats always play tougher at home, and they have a knack of knocking off teams that have a lot better talent than they do. However, the Cowboys’ offense has a lot of firepower, while Kansas State struggles to sustain drives this season, even against defenses as porous as that of Oklahoma State. I like the Cowboys to win this one.

SOUTH CAROLINA over Missouri

Missouri seems to have set up shop in the basement of the SEC East. The Gamecocks looked like they were heading to the same destination, but then they knocked off Tennessee last week. Based on that confidence, I like them to roll up Missouri in a big way on their home field.

#12 PENN STATE over Iowa

No, that Penn State win over Ohio State was not a fluke. The Nittany Lions have a grinding offense and a physical defense that wears down opponents, and then they have opportunistic playmakers that step up at the right time to take advantage of opponents that have simply lost their edge. This is not the Iowa team of a year ago; they do not finish games with the same discipline and focus that they did last year. I like the Nittany Lions to take a convincing win here.

#5 Washington over CAL

This Cal team does tend to lure teams into high-paced games at home and then win in a lot of barnburners that they had no business winning. However, Washington has the defensive discipline and the offensive muscle to keep this from happening when they face off on Saturday. The Huskies will come in and make a statement after they finished behind one-loss Texas A&M in the first CFP rankings.