DK’s 2015 Week 6 CFB Game Picks

Okay, it’s time to shake some things up. Last week, picks posted early for the second week in a row. Picks also sucked, for the second week in a row. 4-6 is simply not good enough, nor is our season record of hardly-better-than-a-coin-flip right now. We endeavor to get better. Much better. Starting right now. Let’s get to the picks.

All game times in Eastern Daylight Time.

Last Week:             4-6        (.400)

Season:                 28-19      (.596)

DK’s 2015 Week 6 CFB Game Picks

Illinois @ Iowa (Saturday, October 10th, 12:00 p.m., ESPN2)

Illinois has been one of the pleasant surprises of this young CFB season, posting a 4-1 record after ridding itself of Tim Boeckman just days prior to the season opener. Most of the wins, though, were of the sisters-of-the-poor variety, prior to knocking off struggling Nebraska last week. Iowa is unbeaten, and will remain so through Week 6.

Pick: Iowa 28, Illinois 21

 

Navy @ Notre Dame (Saturday, October 10th, 3:30 p.m., NBC)

Navy got a big win over Air Force last week, and stands just outside of the Top 25. ND failed in its late rally attempt at Clemson, and hopes to rebound, to keep its CFP hopes alive. Navy is always a tough out, and will be again on Saturday. Look for the Irish to prevail at home.

Pick: Notre Dame 31, Navy 28

 

Georgia @ Tennessee (Saturday, October 10th, 3:30 p.m., SECN?)

Don’t look now, but Kentucky has stolen Tennessee’s desired 2015 SEC East storyline. Where does that leave the Vols? Good question. I’ve had more faith in them this season that they have been able to deliver on, so I’ll now wait until they show me something before I believe. Georgia got pasted at home last week, so expect the more talented team to play angry and get the conference road win.

Pick: Georgia 35, Tennessee 24

 

Georgia Tech @ Clemson (Saturday, October 10th, 3:30 p.m., ESPN2)

Georgia Tech has dropped three straight, and now is struggling even to stay in the ACC Coastal division race. Clemson is coming off the biggest win of the Swinney era, and figures to be flat early. Clemson is the better team, though, and this week are being told that last week’s win means little if the team lets down at home in Week 6. The Tigers get the win. Barely.

Pick: Clemson 28, Georgia Tech 27

 

Oklahoma State @ West Virginia (Saturday, October 10th, 7:00 p.m., ESPN2)

Two enigmatic Big XII teams face off, for the right to remain in the conference’s upper division in 2015. Ok State is undefeated, but hasn’t played anyone worth bragging about. West Virginia looked like a dark horse title contender, before having its head handed to it last weekend in Norman. The Eers get the win this week. Hide your couches, Morgantown residents.

Pick: West Virginia 45, Oklahoma State 38

 

TCU @ Kansas State (Saturday, October 10th, 7:30 p.m., FOX)

TCU has not been the dominant force that we all anticipated, but they’ve this far avoided the costly stumble as well. KState is missing something from past teams, but the Little Apple is still a tough place to play. TCU does just enough to keep its National Title hopes alive in Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

Pick: TCU 42, Kansas State 35

 

Florida @ Missouri (Saturday, October 10th, 7:30 p.m., SECN)

Florida has been this season’s pleasant surprise in the SEC during the first five weeks; Mizzou has been less than impressive, despite winning four of its first five. Jim McIlwain has the Gators on the right track, and finally has found the right QB to trigger the Florida attack. The Gators go on the road and get the win.

Pick: Florida 21, Missouri 16

 

Miami @ Florida State (Saturday, October 10th, 3:30 p.m., ABC)

Florida State has quietly gone undefeated, thus far successfully managing its QB transition from Jameis Winston to Everett Golston. The Noles are at home, and have been less erratic than the Hurricanes in 2015. Gimme FSU in this one.

Pick: Florida State 32, Miami 20

 

California @ Utah (Saturday, October 10th, 10:00 p.m. ESPN)

If anyone had told me that this would be the Week 6 College GameDay game prior to the start of the season, I’d have told them they were nuts. Cal is unbeaten, and does seem to be much better under Sonny Dykes this season. That said, they are about to get worked in Salt Lake City. This one will not be watchable by halftime.

Pick: Utah 45, California 17

 

Northwestern @ Michigan (Saturday, October 10th, 3:30 p.m. ABC)

The (true) national game of the week will be in The Big House on Saturday afternoon, with undefeated B1G powers Northwestern and Michigan squaring off. No, it doesn’t sound right to me either, but it is the truth. Northwestern’s defense is legit, but so is Michigan’s, coming off back-to-back shut-outs. The key to this one is simple: home field advantage for the Wolverines. They get it done for Coach Harbaugh.

Pick: Michigan 20, Northwestern 14