Thursday, October 8, 2015

Week 6 Games of the Week and FBS/FCS Picks

Week 6 Games of the Week

Here are our games to watch in week 6 of the 2015 college football season:

PRS #8 California at PRS #9 Utah (Saturday, 7:30PM PST)
This is a huge test for both programs as the Bears and Utes are on the rise in the PAC-12 North and South. Utah is largely believed to be able to control their own destiny in the South after UCLA was beaten last week, while California has the same situation to go on. Right now, the big test is for each of these two teams to get through this brutal contest unscathed.
Pick: Utah

PRS #17 Northwestern at PRS #22 Michigan (Saturday, 12:30 PST)
This is a battle of the two best defenses in the Big 10, and two surprising stories of success as well. Nobody saw Northwestern or Michigan sitting at this place as we head into October. Expect a war in the Big House in what should be a low scoring defensive grind.
Pick: Northwestern

PRS #24 Navy at PRS #21 Notre Dame (Saturday, 12:30 PST)
Notre Dame is coming off of an exhausting 2 point loss at Clemson last weekend, and now must face a devastating Navy rushing attack that has no problems moving the football and scoring this season, their first in the AAC. The Irish had no real trouble with Georgia Tech’s attack earlier this season, and this is largely the same option offense, but will Notre Dame have the emotional stability his week to look past their loss last week to a team that can largely pull an upset?
Pick: Notre Dame

South Carolina State at Bethune-Cookman (Thursday, 4:30 PST)
This has become a huge MEAC rivalry over the last few seasons, with both teams pushing for playoff berths annually. There will be no playoffs for MEAC schools with the Heritage Bowl in place, but that doesn’t change the rivalry that has been built. The Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman should be favored, but look for the Bulldog defense to have something to say before the night is out.
Pick: Bethune-Cookman

Furman at Chattanooga (Saturday, 10AM PST)
Chattanooga has been the hands down favorite to win the SoCon, but they have not exactly played up to their overall potential as of yet. Furman has been up and down, but did manage to defeat FBS member UCF this season in a defensive struggle. If the Mocs play as inconsistently as they have, the Paladins will be more than happy to ruin their parade.
Pick: Chattanooga

San Diego at Dayton (Saturday, 10AM PST)
Dayton is ranked #4 in this week’s FCS PRS rankings, while USD is ranked 30th due to a weak non con schedule. The Toreros will be tested to the end of time Saturday by the high powered Flyers. With Dayton being the more tested of the two, they should squeak this win out, but it won’t be easy in a high stakes Pioneer League game.
Pick: Dayton

Yale at Dartmouth (Saturday, 10:30 AM PST)
Dartmouth enters the week ranked #8 in our FCS PRS Rankings, while Yale ranks 17th. Neither team has lost as of yet. The winner gets to hang around and push Harvard for the Ivy League title, while the winner will find themselves way behind the 8 ball early.
Pick: Dartmouth

Northern Iowa at North Dakota State (Saturday, 11AM PST)
UNI upset NDSU last season, and the Panthers are coming back for more, and already have a win over Eastern Washington notched. NDSU survived a huge test game last weekend by pounding rival South Dakota State. UNI feels like they have one more upset in store, but the Bison will be out for revenge.
Pick: North Dakota State

SE Louisiana at McNeese State (Saturday, 4PM PST)
McNeese State enters the week ranked 7th in our PRS FCS Rankings, but the Lions look like they can push the Cowboys to their limit with a power run game. Look for McNeese to use their home edge and edge out SELU in a strong SLC rivalry game in Louisiana.
Pick: McNeese State

Illinois State at Youngstown State (Saturday, 4PM PST)
It’s yet another Missouri Conference war taking place amongst some of the best teams in the nation, as 13th ranked Illinois State has to take to the road to face Bo Pelini and the 15th ranked Penguins. Pelini is looking for an early signature win for YSU, and this would absolutely be that if they can use the home crowd to their advantage.
Pick: Youngstown State

Indiana State at South Dakota State (Saturday, 4PM PST)
We stick in the MVC (the best conference in FCS football this season) for yet another huge early conference showdown, as the 11th ranked ISU Sycamores try to kick 21st ranked SDSU while they are down from getting hammered by North Dakota State last week. The Jackrabbits cannot afford to lose another conference game in the playoff chase, so this is a must win for them.
Pick: South Dakota State

Our other weekly picks:

USC over Washington
Houston over SMU
Eastern Kentucky over Tennessee Tech
Southern Miss over Marshall
NC State over Virginia Tech
Ohio State over Maryland
TCU over Kansas State
Baylor over Kansas
Michigan State over Rutgers
Clemson over Georgia Tech
LSU over South Carolina
Alabama over Arkansas
Oklahoma over Texas
Florida over Missouri
Florida State over Miami
Mnorthwestern over Michigan
Ole Miss over New Mexico State
Georgia over Tennessee
West Virginia over Oklahoma State
Iowa over Illinois
Toledo over Kent State
Boise State over Colorado State
Temple over Tulane
Duke over Army
Penn State over Indiana
Central Michigan over Western Michigan
Western Kentucky over Middle Tennessee
Pittsburgh over Virginia
Bowling Green over U Mass
Ohio over Miami (Ohio)
Rice over FAU
Wake Forest over Boston College
Akron over Eastern Michigan
Texas Tech over Iowa State
Syracuse over USF
Wisconsin over Nebraska
Appalachian State over Georgia State
Minnesota over Purdue
Northern Illinois over Ball State
U Conn over UCF
Arizona over Oregon State
Mississippi State over Troy
Portland State over North Texas
Oregon over Washington State
Tulsa over UL-Monroe
Louisiana Tech over UTSA
UL-Lafayette over Texas State
New Mexico over Nevada
BYU over East Carolina
UNLV over San Jose State
Colorado over Arizona State
Air Force over Wyoming
Utah State over Fresno State
San Diego State over Hawaii
Villanova over William & Mary
Delaware over Rhode Island
Sacred Heart ov er Robert Morris
Charleston Southern over Monmouth
Harvard over Cornell
Kennsaw State over Point
Princeton over Colgate
Kentucky Wesleyan over Davidson
Fordham over Penn
Bucknell over Lehigh
Chattanooga over Furman
Butler over Morehead State
Bryant over C. Conn. State
Duquesne over Alderson Broaddus
Holy Cross over Brown
Samford over VMI
Cpastal Carolina over Presbyterian
Wofford over Citadel
Hampton over Delaware State
Eastern Illinois over SE Missouri State
North Carolina A&T over Norfolk State
North Dakota State over Northern Iowa
North Dakota over Idaho State
Lafayette over Georgetown
Drake over Valporaiso
James Madison over Towson
Prairie View over Miss. Valley State
Tennessee State over UT-Martin
Richmond over Elon
Maine over Albany
Central Arkansas over Houston Baptist
Western Carolina over Mercer
Morgan State over Savannah State
Grambling over Alabama A&M
Murray State over Austin Peay
Western Illinois over South Dakota
Montana over Weber State
Stephen F. Austin over Nicholls State
Eastern Washington over Cal Poly
NC Central over Florida A&M
Jacksonville over Stetson
Campbell over Marist
Columbia over Wagner
Southern over Alabama State
Sam Houston State over Incarnate Word
Northern Arizona over UC-Davis
Liberty over Gardner-Webb
Southern Illinois over Missouri State
Montana State over Sacramento State
Lamar over Abilene Christian

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