Week 4 College Football Picks: Pick Six


The Week 4 college football picks of this improving (from the Boston College perspective) 2014 season are here, and a few of the teams we pick might actually win.

More from Football

Of course, here we pick against the spread for these six games (hence “Pick Six”) and there are no ACC teams below, as they will be picked separately later. A few of those teams might win as well.

Down to business: the picks.

Week 4 College Football Picks: Pick One

Auburn (-9) at Kansas State
Thursday, 7:30pm (ESPN)

Bill Snyder is a wily old man who wins football games. Gus Malzahn is wily and younger. It should be a good, and close, football game in which Auburn probably prevails by a score. K-State straight-up upset not out of the question. KSU +9

Week 4 College Football Picks: Pick Two

Florida at Alabama (-14.5)
Saturday, 3:30pm (CBS)

This feels like the kind of game that Alabama will get up for and win big. Alabama -14.5

Week 4 College Football Picks: Pick Three

Rutgers at Navy (-6)
Saturday, 3:30pm (CBSSN)

Rutgers has gotten off to a better start than I expected, but then again I never expect them to get off to a good start. Therefore I want to think Navy will win this, and they could, but I am not willing to lay six points at this stage. Rutgers +6

Week 4 College Football Picks: Pick Four

Oklahoma (-7.5) at West Virginia
Saturday, 7:30pm (Fox)

West Virginia is looking like that team that can give you a better game than you expect. After all, they only lost by 10 to Alabama and then picked up a decent win over Maryland. This one is in their building and it should be competitive for a while — however, if the line were still double-digits, no question I would go West Virginia. It isn’t. OU -7.5

Week 4 College Football Picks: Pick Five

California at Arizona (-9.5)
Saturday, 10pm (Pac-12)

Cal’s defense has not been overly great so far, despite their 2-0 record, and the Wildcats are probably going to score a lot of points in this one. Arizona -9.5

Week 4 College Football Picks: Pick Six

San Diego State at Oregon State (-10)
Saturday, 10:30pm (FS1)

The Beavers have yet to face a test, but San Diego State could qualify. I would define the Aztecs as “plucky” — which, in football terms, means “team that won’t go away.” Oregon State probably wins but I expect a competitive effort from SDSU. SDSU +10