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FBS College Football Predictions - Week Six
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Scott Haynes, College Football Senior Editor

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Below is a compilation of The Sports Network's predictions for the top games in Week 6 of the college football season. (Detailed previews for each game can be found by following the "Top 25 scoreboard" link within the FBS college football section of sportsnetwork.com)

(8) Kentucky (5-0) at (11) South Carolina (4-1), Thursday, 7:30

Obviously, Kentucky faces a stiff challenge this weekend, and it wouldn't be surprising at all to see South Carolina win the game. Still, expect experienced Kentucky quarterback Andre Woodson to outplay inexperienced counterpart Chris Smelley, leading the 'Cats to victory.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Kentucky 21, South Carolina 17

- Pat Taggart

Kansas (4-0) at (24) Kansas State (3-1), Saturday, 12 pm

This is easily the toughest matchup for Kansas to date. The Jayhawks have had a tremendously easy schedule up to this point and should be knocked down a few notches this weekend against Kansas State.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Kansas State 34, Kansas 17

- John Agovino

9) Wisconsin (5-0) at Illinois (4-1), Saturday, 12 pm

Two of the top rushing teams in the Big Ten will attempt to pound each other into submission. Illinois is riding the momentum of its first win over a ranked foe in what seems like forever, while Wisconsin tries to extend the nation's longest win streak. When the dust settles, expect the latter to come true, although it will be anything but easy.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Wisconsin 30, Illinois 27

- Frank Haynes

(13) West Virginia (4-1) at Syracuse (1-4), Saturday, 12 pm

Although the Mountaineers are a bit banged up and their confidence may be shaken a bit, they are still the far superior team here. WVU, behind its dominant ground attack, should be able to control the game from start to finish, as it gets back into the win column.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: West Virginia 40, Syracuse 16

- Ralph Lauro

Bowling Green (3-1) at (7) Boston College (5-0), Saturday, 12 pm

Boston College is clearly the better of these two teams and has the advantage of playing at home. Expect the Eagles to take care of business, as a big day by running back Andre Callender and company is likely.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Boston College 44, Bowling Green 17

- Pat Taggart

(12) Georgia (4-1) at Tennessee (2-2), Saturday, 3:30 pm

Tennessee can't stop the run, and Georgia runs the ball exceptionally well. Also, the Bulldogs are better defensively than the Vols. For those reasons, go with the road team.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Georgia 27, Tennessee 24

- Pat Taggart

(10) Oklahoma (4-1) vs. (19) Texas (4-1), Saturday, 3:30 pm

This will be another classic battle between two of the nation's premier programs. There is plenty of hype for this one, but behind a more potent offense, Oklahoma should get the early upper hand in the always competitive Big 12 South.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Oklahoma 31, Texas 21

- Scott Haynes

(6) South Florida (4-0) at Florida Atlantic (3-2), Saturday, 3:30 pm

The Bulls are playing with a great deal of confidence right now and with another solid effort from quarterback Matt Grothe and the defense, they should have no trouble remaining undefeated this weekend.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: South Florida 34, Florida Atlantic 13

- Ralph Lauro

(18) Arizona State (5-0) at Washington State (2-3), Saturday, 4 pm

ASU is off to a terrific start, but this will be a big test. WSU has enough weapons to stay close, it's just a matter of if the defense can stand strong. It may go down to the wire and if does, expect the Cougars to pull off the upset behind the arm of Alex Brink.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Washington State 35, Arizona State 31

- Ralph Lauro

(15) Virginia Tech (4-1) at (22) Clemson (4-1), Saturday, 6 pm

The Hokies have struggled big time on the offensive side of things and Clemson's defense should be able to present problems for Tech, especially in Death Valley. On the flip side, Clemson has enough weapons to put up a couple of scores, and that should be enough to get the victory here.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Clemson 23, Virginia Tech 17

- Scott Haynes

Stanford (1-3) at (2) U-S-C (4-0), Saturday, 7 pm

The Trojans may play with more of an attitude now that the voters have moved them out of the top spot. That certainly won't be good news for the Cardinal, who may just be served up on a silver platter in this one.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: USC 43, Stanford 10

- Scott Haynes

(20) Cincinnati (5-0) at (21) Rutgers (3-1), Saturday, 8 pm

In their first game against a legitimate competitor, the Knights were pushed around, but don't expect that to happen again. Rutgers is still a solid all- around team and it should be able to bounce back against a Cincinnati club that hasn't faced anyone of significance up to this point.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Rutgers 30, Cincinnati 20

- Ralph Lauro

(4) Ohio State (5-0) at (23) Purdue (5-0), Saturday, 8 pm

Go with Ohio State on the road this weekend, as the Buckeyes are a much better defensive team than Purdue. Still, don't expect a blowout, as the Boilermakers will hang tough for four quarters.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Ohio State 27, Purdue 17

- Pat Taggart

(9) Florida (4-1) at (1) L-S-U (5-0), Saturday, 8:28 pm

Florida is more than capable of winning this game, but the edge has to go to the home team. A late field goal by the Tigers will keep them undefeated.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: LSU 17, Florida 14

- Pat Taggart

(25) Nebraska (4-1) at (17) Missouri (4-0), Saturday, 9:15 pm

Although Missouri has the advantage of playing at home this weekend, give an edge to Nebraska. The Tigers have some major defensive problems, and that is bad news with quarterback Sam Keller and running back Marlon Lucky in town.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Nebraska 41, Missouri 31

- Pat Taggart

Utah State (0-5) at (16) Hawaii (5-0), Saturday, 11:59 pm

The pass defense for the Aggies may not be the worst in the WAC, but when the squad hits the field at Aloha Stadium it will be a much different story as quarterback Colt Brennan seeks to rebound from, what was for him, an off game last weekend.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Hawaii 56, Utah State 21

- Gregg Xenakes

Comments? Criticism? Applause? Contact Scott Haynes at shaynes@sportsnetwork.com.
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