Week Ten College Football Staff Picks and Predictions


There will be a nice collection of Top 25 match-ups this weekend. The Oklahoma Sooners will try to get a win in Ames, while others will be looking to build up their College Football Playoff chances.

Here’s what’s on deck and our predictions.

#3 Auburn Tigers at #4 Ole Miss Rebels

Game Time: 6:00 PM CT    TV: ESPN

  • Joe Buettner, Editor: Auburn Tigers
  • Sean Forster, Podcast co-host: Auburn Tigers
  • Spenser Davis, Staff Writer: Ole Miss Rebels
  • Diego Galaviz, Staff Writer: Ole Miss Rebels
  • Christopher Long, Columnist: Auburn Tigers

Staff Comments:

“I look for Bo Wallace to have a better game than last week, but I anticipate a team of the Auburn Tigers’ caliber to make critical stops late to earn the victory.” – Buettner

“I think the Rebels bounce back after a tough game against LSU last week. They’ll benefit from a slightly worse defense and home field.” – Davis

“How are the Rebs ranked fourth?. . .Auburn has the most potent offense the Rebels have faced all season.” – Long

#7 TCU Horned Frogs at #20 West Virginia Mountaineers

Game Time: 2:30 PM CT    TV: ABC/ESPN2

  • Buettner: TCU Horned Frogs
  • Forster: West Virginia Mountaineers
  • Davis: West Virginia Mountaineers
  • Galaviz: TCU Horned Frogs
  • Long: TCU Horned Frogs

Staff Comments:

“This game screams toss up in terms off offense. West Virginia won’t be able to stop TCU and Boykin.” – Long

“Just a gut feeling, I think the Mountaineers take it because they’re at home—but it’s close.” – Davis

“I don’t think WVU’s defense can hang with Boykin, but two reasons to want the Mountaineers to win if you’re an OU fan: 1) Looks better on OU’s résumé and 2) OU/Baylor game time will more than likely be at 11 am if both TCU and Kansas State win this weekend.” – Buettner

#12 Arizona Wildcats at #22 UCLA Bruins

Game Time: 9:30 PM CT    TV: ESPN

  • Buettner: Arizona Wildcats
  • Forster: Arizona Wildcats
  • Davis: Arizona Wildcats
  • Galaviz: Arizona Wildcats
  • Long: UCLA Bruins

Staff Comments:

“The Bruins have been a disappointment this season. With final four expectations to start the season, now they play the role of spoilers.” – Long

“I really like what Rich Rodriguez is doing at Arizona. UCLA was overrated since the start.” – Galaviz

“Even at home, this UCLA squad hasn’t shown much this season. Take the Wildcats.” – Davis

#17 Utah Utes at #14 Arizona State Sun Devils

Game Time: 10:00 PM CT    TV: Fox Sports 1

  • Buettner: Arizona State Sun Devils
  • Forster: Utah Utes
  • Davis: Arizona State Sun Devils
  • Galaviz: Arizona State Sun Devils
  • Long: Arizona State Sun Devils

Staff Comments:

“The sun devils have more than enough fire power to take it to the Utes on offense.” – Long

“At home, and with a chance to possibly sneak into the top 10, Arizona State wins.” – Galaviz

“Something about this Utah team makes me want to believe, but I think the Sun Devils protect home field here.” – Buettner

Texas Longhorns at Texas Tech Red Raiders

Game Time: 6:30 PM CT    TV: Fox Sports 1

  • Consensus: Texas Longhorns

Staff Comments:

“This game screams ‘dumpster fire,’ but I’ll take Texas easy with the way their defense has played this year and the incompetence displayed by Tech’s offense.” – Buettner

“In the pillow fight of the week, I guess I’ll take Texas given the uncertainty of the QB position at Tech.” – Davis