LSU vs. Alabama. Clemson vs. FSU. TCU vs. Oklahoma State. Hey, nobody said reaching the College Football Playoff was easy ...
Each Thursday, Stewart Mandel, Bruce Feldman, Joel Klatt and Jim Ross will make the calls on who'll win the weekend's most intriguing matchups.
And there's no shortage of those in Week 10, as Heisman favorite Leonard Fournette and the Tigers visit Tuscaloosa, Clemson looks to back up its newly acquired top rank from the playoff committee, and two undefeated Big 12 title contenders face off in Stillwater.
In addition to our straight-up picks, Mandel and Feldman will dive a little deeper into the games with their picks against the spread.
And if you're looking for more games, you can find predictions for every Division I FBS game for the coming week here, courtesy of WhatIfSports.
Without further ado, here are this week's picks:
PICKS AGAINST THE SPREAD
BAYLOR (-17.5) at KANSAS STATE
Mandel: Baylor's offense sputters for the first time this season with freshman QB Jarrett Stidham starting on the road but K-State's anemic offense can't take advantage. Baylor 27, Kansas State 14
DUKE (+8) at NORTH CAROLINA
Mandel: The Tar Heels are playing well, while the Blue Devils will have a hard time recovering from last week's painful, controversial loss to Miami. North Carolina 34, Duke 19
PENN STATE (+2.5) at NORTHWESTERN
Mandel: Penn State's offense is improving, and QB Christian Hackenberg should find some success, while the Nittany Lions D mostly shuts down the Wildcats. Penn State 26, Northwestern 17
UTAH (+1.5) at WASHINGTON
Mandel: Washington QB Jake Browning is improving but could take a step back against Utah's turnover-producing D. The Utes, as they're prone to, win an ugly one. Utah 14, Washington 10
FLORIDA STATE (+12) at CLEMSON
Mandel: FSU at full strength could pull the upset, but the 'Noles are dealing with a litany of injuries. Clemson RB Wayne Gallman takes advantage of some holes on D. Clemson 34, Florida State 20
TCU (-5) at OKLAHOMA STATE
Mandel: Oklahoma State could pressure Trevone Boykin into his first average game, but the Cowboys lack a running game, and TCU's defense can make them pay. TCU 42, Oklahoma State 30
NAVY (+7.5) at MEMPHIS
Mandel: QB Keenan Reynolds and the Midshipmen are going to give Memphis' 82nd-ranked defense fits but not enough to counterbalance Tigers star Paxton Lynch. Memphis 38, Navy 34
LSU (+6.5) at ALABAMA
Mandel: If anyone can slow down LSU RB Fournette it's Alabama's terrifying front seven. He'll get his yards but not enough help from QB Brandon Harris. Alabama 20, LSU 17
CAL (+5.5) at OREGON
Mandel: Oregon QB Vernon Adams is a game-changer. Between him and RB Royce Freeman the Ducks should have a big day against Cal's overmatched D. Oregon 41, Cal 27
NOTRE DAME (-8.5) at PITT
Mandel: It's a potentially tricky game for the Irish, but QB DeShone Kizer has been clutch so far on the road, and Pitt won't be able to get much going on offense. Notre Dame 27, Pittsburgh 20
TEMPLE (-14) at SMU
Mandel: A 1-7 team over a 7-1 team? Temple has a letdown after last week's hugely hyped Notre Dame game and Mustangs QB Matt Davis takes advantage. SMU 27, Temple 24
SEASON RESULTS AFTER WEEK 9:
Mandel: 68-35 (including upset picks)
Feldman: 68-36 (including upset picks)
Klatt: 59-26 (minus games he called on FOX or FS1)