Week 3 College Football Predictions

(photo: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)

Week 2 is in the books! Welcome to Pypeline’s Week 3 college football predictions. I’ll predict every game, big or small. As always, join us before kickoff on twitter. We’ll talk about the match-ups, answer any fantasy questions, and get you ready for an action-packed day of football. And check out our 8 picks against the spread at the end, because who doesn’t love watching college football AND making money?

Friday September 13th

  • (3) Georgia 42 Arkansas State 14
  • (20) Washington St 48 Houston 34
  • Wake Forest 31 North Carolina 27
  • Boston College 35 Kansas 16

Saturday September 14th

Top 25


  • (1) Clemson 45 Syracuse 17
  • (2) Alabama 42 South Carolina 13
  • (4) LSU 63 Northwestern State 3
  • (5) Oklahoma 49 UCLA 27
  • (6) Ohio State 42 Indiana 20
  • (7) Notre Dame 49 New Mexico 10
  • (8) Auburn 45 Kent State 13
  • (9) Florida 27 Kentucky 10
  • (11) Utah 48 Idaho State 7
  • (12) Texas 45 Rice 7
  • (13) Penn State 34 Pittsburgh 21
  • (15) Oregon 52 Montana 14
  • (16) Texas A&M 49 Lamar 0
  • (17) UCF 31 Stanford 28
  • (18) Michigan State 27 Arizona St 7
  • Iowa State 20 (19) Iowa 17
  • (21) Maryland 35 Temple 31
  • (22) Boise State 41 Portland State 13
  • (23) Washington 45 Hawaii 20
  • (24) USC 24 BYU 21
  • (25) UVA 34 FSU 24
Colorado WR Laviska Shenault is a playmaker for the Buffs – (photo courtesy of si.com)

Other Top Games


  • Purdue 31 TCU 27
  • Texas Tech 49 Arizona 42
  • NC State 31 West Virginia 21
  • Colorado 27 Air Force 24
  • California 34 North Texas 17
  • Nebraska 35 Northern Illinois 17
  • Mississippi State 31 Kansas St 24

Under the Radar Games


  • FAU 31 Ball State 27
  • Illinois 28 Eastern Michigan 23
  • Arkansas 34 Colorado State 21
  • Buffalo 24 Liberty 20
  • Southern Miss 27 Troy 20
  • Marshall 27 Ohio 20
  • Duke 34 Middle Tennessee 24
  • Western Michigan 38 Georgia St 27
  • Cincinnati 31 Miami OH 16
  • Minnesota 31 Georgia Southern 17
(AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

FBS vs FCS


  • Tennessee 45 Chattanooga 17
  • Virginia Tech 45 Furman 21
  • Georgia Tech 45 Citadel 17
  • Coastal Carolina 27 Norfolk State 17
  • Miami 45 Bethune Cookman 3
  • Ole Miss 49 SE Louisiana 14
  • Oregon State 45 Cal Poly 20
  • Wyoming 38 Idaho 3
  • USF 31 South Carolina State 13
  • FIU 20 New Hampshire 13
  • Nevada 31 Weber State 16
  • Toledo 49 Murray State 14
  • Missouri 47 SE Missouri State 7
  • Tulane 41 Missouri State 10

Remaining Week 3 Games


  • Central Michigan 21 Akron 17
  • Northwestern 38 UNLV 14
  • Navy 31 East Carolina 21
  • Memphis 41 South Alabama 24
  • Oklahoma State 37 Tulsa 24
  • Army 31 UTSA 10
  • Louisville 34 Western Kentucky 27
  • Louisiana Tech 37 Bowling Green 21
  • Charlotte 42 Massachusetts 17
  • SMU 34 Texas State 14
  • Louisiana 49 Texas Southern 10
  • San Diego State 27 NMSU 7

Coming into Week 3 we have five P5 teams who are 0-2


  • Miami
  • Tennessee
  • UCLA
  • Vanderbilt
  • Oregon State

Of these five, Vanderbilt is the only one who doesn’t play this week. Tennessee, Miami and Oregon State all play FCS Opponents and UCLA has to play #5 Oklahoma.

3 Teams on Upset Alert 🚨


  • Colorado
  • Maryland
  • USC

Weekly Predictions Record


  • Overall: 143-15
  • vs the Spread: 9-6-1

8 Picks vs the spread for Week 3


  • Air Force +4
  • Temple +7.5
  • Eastern Michigan +7.5
  • Arkansas State +33.5
  • Wake Forest -3
  • Tulsa +14.5
  • Iowa State +2.5
  • Miami OH +17