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.

Our nine-person panel this week includes: Ken Barkley, Matt Moscona, Steve Petrella, Brad Senkiw, Stuckey, Josh Ward, Brad Kellner, Lauren Joffe and Collin Wilson.

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)

LSU: None

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