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College Football Picks Week 3: B/R's Expert Predictions for Top 5 Games

Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistSeptember 10, 2014

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Week 3 of the 2014 college football season will provide fans with great out-of-conference matchups and one epic SEC showdown between two rivals. 

South Carolina will play host to Georgia, hoping to gain some ground in the SEC after losing to Texas A&M in Week 1. Of course, the Gamecocks will have their hands full trying to shut down Todd Gurley and the rest of the Bulldogs' potent offensive attack.

Texas and UCLA will duke it out on a (somewhat) neutral field in Arlington's AT&T Stadium. The Longhorns will look to prove that Week 2’s embarrassing loss to BYU was just a fluke, whereas the Bruins aim to show a national audience that they’re deserving of their No. 12 ranking.

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Another great out-of-conference matchup pits Oklahoma against Tennessee. The Vols have a great chance to gain some respect on the national stage, but beating the Sooners in Norman won't be easy.

Penn State’s postseason ban is now over, and the Nittany Lions have an excellent opportunity to let the Big Ten know they’re for real this weekend when they battle Rutgers, the newest member of the conference.

Speaking of new Big Ten teams, Maryland gets the chance to show what it can do against a quality opponent in West Virginia. 

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As for our experts, Mark Blaudschun, Adam Kramer and Ben Kercheval are all tied for first at the moment, but Barrett Sallee and Michael Felder aren’t that far behind. Who will come out on top this week?

Let us know your picks in the comments below.

*All picks made straight-up. Spread is not a factor.

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