Recapping my Week 9 college football picks in the ACC, Big Ten and SEC with game times and TV information.  All times Central; my projected winners in bold caps. — Randy Beard

ACC

at BOSTON COLLEGE 35, Florida State 3 (Friday)

(FSU now 2-5 overall, 2-4 ACC; Boston College 5-4, 3-3)

MIAMI (6-0. 4-0) at North Carolina (1-7, 0-6),  11 a.m., ESPN2

LOUISVILLE (5-3, 2-3) at Wake Forest (4-3, 1-3), 11:20 a.m., ACC Network

VIRGINIA (5-2, 2-1) at Pittsburgh (3-5, 1-3), 11:30 a.m., ACC Network

N.C. State (6-1, 4-0) at NOTRE DAME (6-1), 2:30 p.m., NBC

Duke (4-4. 1-4) at VIRGINIA TECH (6-1, 2-1), 6:20 p.m., ACC Network

Georgia Tech (4-2, 3-1) at CLEMSON (6-1, 4-1), 7 p.m., ESPN2

Last Week: 3-3

Overall: 49-12

Big Ten

Rutgers (3-4, 2-3) at MICHIGAN (5-2, 2-2), 11 a.m., BTN

WISCONSIN (7-0, 4-0) at Illinois (2-5, 0-4), 11 a.m., ESPN

Michigan State (6-1, 4-0) at NORTHWESTERN (4-3, 2-2),  2:30 p.m., ESPN

INDIANA (3-4, 0-4) at Maryland (3-4, 1-3), 2:30 p.m., BTN

Penn State (7-0, 4-0) at OHIO STATE (6-1, 4-0), 2:30 p.m., FOX

Minnesota (4-3, 1-3) at IOWA (4-3, 1-3), 5:30 p.m., FS1

Nebraska (3-4, 2-2) at PURDUE 93-4, 1-3), 6:30 p.m., BTN

LAST WEEK: 5-0

OVERALL: 50-12

 SEC

Arkansas (2-5. 0-4) at MISSISSIPPI (3-4, 1-3), 11 a.m., SEC Network

GEORGIA (7-0, 4-0) vs. Florida (3-3, 3-2), 2:30 p.m., CBS

Vanderbilt (3-4, 0-4) at SOUTH CAROLINA (5-2, 3-2), 3 p.m. SEC Network

MISSOURI (2-5, 0-4) at Connecticut (3-4), 5:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Mississippi State (5-2, 2-2) at TEXAS A&M (5-2, 3-1), 6:35 p.m., ESPN

Tennessee (3-4. 0-4) at KENTUCKY (5-2, 2-2), 6:30 p.m., SEC Network

Last Week: 5-1

Overall:  50-14

Note: Each week during the college football season, I’ll be updating how things are unfolding in the Big Ten by Wednesday, the SEC by Thursday and ACC by Friday. I covered teams in each of the conferences during my 41 years as a sports journalist and I’m not ready to give it up in retirement.

 

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