Week 3 College Football Straight-Up Picks: True Tests Begin Now
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- Our college football experts have picked nine of the biggest games of Week 2, straight-up.
- There are a few sneaky, short underdogs who could pull upsets over bigger-name programs.
The college football season is getting into full swing with a few key conference matchups, including a number on the road. For the first time in this young season, teams like LSU, Boise State and Alabama will need to prove themselves in hostile territory.
The panel will make selections on nine of the week’s most intriguing matchups.
Remember, these are straight-up picks, not against the spread.
Week 3 College Football Picks
>> All odds as of 12 a.m. ET on Friday. Download The Action Network App to get real-time odds and track your bets.
Ohio State (-12.5) vs. TCU
Ohio State (8): Petrella, Barkley, Kellner, Ward, Stuckey, Moscona, Joffe, Senkiw
TCU (1): Wilson
Boise State at Oklahoma State (-2.5)
Boise State (6): Petrella, Barkley, Kellner, Stuckey, Joffe, Senkiw
Oklahoma State (3): Wilson, Ward, Moscona
LSU at Auburn (-10)
Auburn (9): Petrella, Barkley, Kellner, Wilson, Ward, Stuckey, Moscona, Joffe, Senkiw
USC at Texas (-3.5)
USC (3): Kellner, Joffe, Petrella
Texas (6): Barkley, Wilson, Ward, Stuckey, Moscona, Senkiw
Florida State (-2.5) at Syracuse
Florida State (5): Kellner, Wilson, Ward, Joffe, Senkiw
Syracuse (4): Barkley, Petrella, Stuckey, Moscona
Missouri (-7) at Purdue
Missouri: (6) Barkley, Kellner, Ward, Moscona, Joffe, Senkiw
Purdue (3): Petrella, Wilson, Stuckey
Washington (-5) at Utah
Washington (4): Petrella, Kellner, Joffe, Senkiw
Utah (5): Barkley, Wilson, Ward, Stuckey, Moscona
Arizona State (-5) at San Diego State
Arizona State (5): Ward, Stuckey, Moscona, Joffe, Senkiw
San Diego State (4): Petrella, Barkley, Kellner, Wilson
Rutgers at Kansas (-2.5)
Rutgers (4): Kellner, Ward, Moscona, Petrella
Kansas (5): Barkley, Wilson, Stuckey, Joffe, Senkiw