College Football Picks Week 9: B/R's Expert Predictions for the Top 5 Games

Max RauschSenior Writer IIOctober 23, 2013

No two ways about it, Week 8 was a tough one for the experts.  But like a good cornerback, these guys have short memories, so, as Jay-Z said: "on to the next one."

It's Week 9, which means it is finally time for Oregon's season to start. The Ducks will face their first true challenge of the year as Jim Mora's UCLA Bruins travel to Eugene in what could be a Pac-12 title game preview.  

In other Top 10 action, the Head Ball Coach will take his Gamecocks on the road to try to upset (that seems weird, doesn't it?) mighty Missouri. In the Big 12, Texas Tech will try to knock off the Sooners in Norman, and Texas will try to prove its Red Rivalry win was no fluke as the Horns visit TCU.  

Finally, USC will try to take another step toward bowl eligibility when a sneaky-good Utah team visits the City of Angels. 

All picks made straight up; spread is not a factor.

Experts' Picks for CFB Week 9 Games of the Week

Games
(All Saturday)
Thomaselli
Thomaselli
Felder
Felder
Bowman
Bowman
Kramer
Kramer
Sallee
Sallee
Rausch
Rausch

Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma
3:30 p.m. ET: Fox

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Texas Tech

Oklahoma

Utah vs. USC
4 p.m. ET: Pac-12 Network

USC

Utah

USC

USC

Utah

Utah

UCLA vs. Oregon
7 p.m. ET: ESPN

Oregon

UCLA

Oregon

Oregon

Oregon

Oregon

South Carolina vs. Mizzou
7 p.m. ET: ESPN2

South Carolina

South Carolina

South Carolina

Missouri

Missouri

South Carolina

Texas vs. TCU
7:30 p.m. ET: FS1

Texas

Texas

Texas

TCU

TCU

Texas

 

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