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Week 3 CFB Picks: Pick Six

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[lead align=”default”]With the third week in football comes crucial games, and our college football picks show our stance on who might still contend.[/lead]

It is inevitable that most teams lose over the course of a season. Even the team from Tuscaloosa falls every so often. When you attempt to be one of the four best teams in the country through a full regular season, one loss hurts, but two, you’re probably screwed.

This week, there are six games in particular that could have a decisive impact on the composition of the College Football Playoff. We pick against the spread here.

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Pick One: Houston (-7) at Cincinnati

Thursday, 7:30pm (ESPN)

Not that they’re the local basketball team, but Houston rocketed into the top ten with their win over Oklahoma. They took care of business last week by annihilating Lamar. Now, they get into conference play as we see how they handle the Bearcats.

Cincinnati is a program that has done its thing lately. Save for a few years, the Bearcats have been very consistent over the last decade. It is also recently a stepping stone for coaches with higher aspirations (Tommy Tuberville the notable exception, as this is a step down from his Auburn days).

In that time, however, Cincinnati’s ledger is notably light on wins over ranked teams. The last time they pulled off such a win at home was in 2009. Houston losing would be a huge upset.

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