Predicting Every Single FBS College Football Game: Week Four

Week three was just plain weird in college football. Lots of bizarre and close games throughout the weekend, which resulted in me having my worst week yet. My record for week three predictions: 43-15 (74.13% of games picked correctly). My picks for week three can be found by clicking here. My record for the season: 176-40. So I’m happy with my overall record. I think half of my losses have come from games involving Sun Belt teams. Thanks Sun Belt! And the Big Ten hasn’t helped me with my picks either, so this week I didn’t pick as many Big Ten teams to win. I’m dreading picking the conference games, especially the Big Ten West. There’s still a lot of college football season left, but teams are starting to give a picture of what kind of team they have. For example, I’m not picking Vanderbilt for the rest of the year. They’re just horrible. Ditto for Kansas. And Michigan doesn’t look too good either. I better stop before I get on a roll. Let’s take a look at week four…

Thursday Sept. 18
#5 Auburn @ #20 Kansas State – Pick: Auburn

Friday Sept. 19
Connecticut @ South Florida – Pick: South Florida

Saturday Sept. 20
Iowa @ Pittsburgh – Pick: Pittsburgh
Georgia Tech @ Virginia Tech – Pick: Georgia Tech
Eastern Michigan @ #11 Michigan State – Pick: Michigan State
Western Illinois @ Northwestern – Pick: Northwestern
Southern Illinois @ Purdue – Pick: Purdue
Bowling Green @ #19 Wisconsin – Pick: Wisconsin
Troy @ #13 Georgia – Pick: Georgia
Old Dominion @ Rice – Pick: Old Dominion
Tulane @ Duke – Pick: Duke
Maryland @ Syracuse – Pick: Syracuse
Maine @ Boston College – Pick: Boston College
Delaware State @ Temple – Pick: Temple
Hawaii @ Colorado – Pick: Colorado
Marshall @ Akron – Pick: Marshall
Army @ Wake Forest – Pick: Wake Forest
Central Michigan @ Kansas – Pick: Central Michigan
Utah @ Michigan – Pick: Utah (by three touchdowns)
Florida @ #3 Alabama – Pick: Alabama
#6 Texas A&M @ SMU – Pick: Texas A&M
Virginia @ #21 BYU – Pick: Virginia (Upset)
North Carolina @ East Carolina – Pick: East Carolina
Rutgers @ Navy – Pick: Navy
Nicholls State @ North Texas – Pick: North Texas
Norfolk State @ Buffalo – Pick: Buffalo
Louisville @ FIU – Pick: Louisville
Indiana @ #18 Missouri – Pick: Missouri
Texas State @ Illinois – Pick: Texas State
San Jose State @ Minnesota – Pick: Minnesota
UMass @ Penn State – Pick: Penn State
Florida Atlantic @ Wyoming – Pick: Wyoming
Presbyterian @ NC State – Pick: NC State
Georgia State @ Washington – Pick: Washington
Bethune-Cookman @ UCF – Pick: UCF
Utah State @ Arkansas State – Pick: Arkansas State
Northwestern State @ Louisiana Tech – Pick: Louisiana Tech
Idaho @ Ohio – Pick: Ohio
Ball State @ Toledo – Pick: Toledo
Murray State @ Western Michigan – Pick: Western Michigan
Northern Illinois @ Arkansas – Pick: Arkansas
Mississippi State @ #8 LSU – Pick: LSU
Miami (OH) @ Cincinnati – Pick: Cincinnati
Middle Tennessee State @ Memphis – Pick: Memphis
Appalachian State @ Southern Miss – Pick: Appalachian State
#4 Oklahoma @ West Virginia – Pick: West Virginia (Upset)
#14 South Carolina @ Vanderbilt – Pick: South Carolina
Georgia Southern @ South Alabama – Pick: South Alabama
#22 Clemson @ #1 Florida State – Pick: Florida State
Miami (FL) @ #24 Nebraska – Pick: Nebraska
New Mexico @ New Mexico State – Pick: New Mexico
UNLV @ Houston – Pick: Houston
California @ Arizona – Pick: Arizona
Southern Utah @ Fresno State – Pick: Fresno State
San Diego State @ Oregon State – Pick: Oregon State
#2 Oregon @ Washington State – Pick: Oregon
Louisiana-Lafayette @ Boise State – Pick: Boise State

That’s all the games for week four. I’ll let you know how I did with my predictions on next week’s post. Let me know in the comments what you think of my picks and feel free to ask me why I picked the way I did.


  1. Going with the WV upset pick? That’s a bold strategy, Cotton. Let’s see how it turns out!

    • Haha, I love that movie. Yes I think WVU has what it takes to pull it off, especially since the game is in Morgantown and the Mountaineers have played them close the last two years.


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