Out Of Conference Games
#2 LSU (3-0) @ #16 West Virginia (3-0)
West Virginia's offense is impressive but no more so than Oregon and Mississippi State, which LSU's defense has already shoved in the trash compactor. Expect LSU's offense to keep doing what they do with the power running to set up playaction down the field. The LSU defensive line is going to go after West Virginia like Evander Holyfield and look to land some fast, big blows. The more physical team will win this road test.
Pick: LSU 24, West Virginia 10
Louisiana Tech (1-2) @ Mississippi State (1-2)
The last time Louisiana Tech's offensive coordinator took an offense against Mississippi State the final score was 3-2. Something tells me this one isn't going to be nearly as close. Reeling from two straight losses, Mississippi State is going to work out some frustrations on the Bulldogs from Ruston.
Pick: Mississippi State 44, Louisiana Tech 13
Florida Atlantic (0-2) @ Auburn (2-1)
It may be hard to believe but Auburn's defense is actually worse than Florida Atlantic's, but anyone who wants to be cute and pick the Owls in the upset needs to put the bong down and walk away for a bit. Auburn won't need to be fancy to win this as the Tigers offense should have no problem putting up points. On defense, the Tigers need to use this game to try and salvage something as after this week, the hill is long and steep for the bulk of the remaining season.
Pick: Auburn 38, Florida Atlantic 21