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College Football Week Six Picks

5 Stanford vs. 15 Washington
Last year, a Stanford team that had just beaten USC a couple weeks before was stunned by Washington. This year's Washington team looks even better as their offense has been lethal and their defense is greatly improved. Unfortunately, the defense for Stanford is fantastic, possibly the best in the nation right now. The defense is led by Shayne Skov, Trent Murphy and a speedy front seven that is constantly disrupting the opponents backfield. Plus, don't underestimate Stanford's offense which has been surprisingly fantastic this year with sophomore QB Kevin Hogan fifth in the nation in QBR. Plus, Hogan is undefeated as a starter with the Cardinal and this Washington rush defense is terrible and they have to stop the powerful combo of Tyler Gaffney and Anthony Wilkerson. Stanford has to stop Bishop Sankey, who has ran 607 yards and five scores this year but they are up to the task. Washington is better than last year, but Stanford is too good of a football team to lose to a team not named Oregon.
Stanford, 34 Washington, 24

4 Ohio State vs. 16 Northwestern
This a huge game for both teams and it should go down to the wire. The Buckeyes have won 17 straight games and are coming off a pretty dominant win over Wisconsin, where a healthy Braxton Miller was dominant. Meanwhile, Northwestern is trying to prove they are a Big Ten championship threat and trying to get a huge win for a university that has been destroyed by Ohio State in their history. The Buckeyes will have a tough assignment stopping Trevor Siemian and Kain Colter at quarterback and Treyvon Green in the backfield, who is averaging 7 yards a carry to this point. Plus, the Wildcats get back speedy senior Venric Mark who has missed the past three games with an injury to his leg. This Ohio State defense has been shaky at times but it does have some good pieces like outside linebacker Ryan Shazier. Northwestern will turn the ball over a lot meaning this Wildcats' defense has to make plays which they might not be able to against Miller and freshman Dontre Wilson, who has impressed me this season.
Stefon Diggs
Ohio State, 37 Northwestern, 35

8 Florida State vs. 25 Maryland
Maryland is off to their best start in years starting off 4-0 and sneaking into the latest poll. Though, they get their first true test of the year against Florida State. The recipe of success for the Terps has been senior QB C.J. Brown, a dual threat who has been healthy this year and explosive receiver Stefon Diggs who can do everything. Florida State, meanwhile, has been great as well thanks to redshirt freshman Jameis Winston who has been fantastic this season and a dominant defense. The Terps defense is also solid and gives a lot of different looks, which could confuse Winston, who is still learning. Though, can they stop guys like tight end Nick O'Leary and a rush defense led by Devonta Freeman? Maryland is truly back and is ready to be a threat once more in the ACC. Though, they aren't good enough yet to stop the Seminoles.
Florida State, 28 Maryland, 17

Other Picks
11 Oklahoma, 24 TCU, 12
22 Arizona State, 45 Notre Dame, 31
17 Baylor, 63 West Virginia, 35
21 Oklahoma State, 38 Kansas State, 24
2 Oregon, 58 Colorado, 28
Current Picks Record: 30-10

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