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

Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistSeptember 25, 2014

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Week 5 brings a changeup in the Bleacher Report expert picks, as our panel will now be picking against the spread for Saturday's top games. 

We’re spicing things up around here, just as the Tennessee Volunteers must do if they’re to win on the road against a stout Georgia Bulldogs team. Butch Jones will need to get creative to hang with Todd Gurley and the Bulldogs’ prolific offensive attack.

Missouri will travel to South Carolina, hoping to get the edge in the SEC East race and show the college football world it's better than the team that lost to Indiana a week ago.

Arkansas is on the upswing, but the Razorbacks will have their hands full trying to shut down Kenny Hill and the potent Texas A&M offense. 

The late-night showdown this Saturday pits a hungry Oregon State team out to prove it is a legit player in the Pac-12 race against a USC team fresh off of a bye. 

And the final game our experts will pick is Jameis Winston’s return as starting quarterback for Florida State. Will the Seminoles trip up at North Carolina State like the last time they traveled to Raleigh?

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Ben Kercheval still holds the top spot among our experts, but will the new challenge of picking against the spread result in a new leader? Barrett Sallee is picking Tennessee straight up. 

What are your picks against the spread and straight up? Let us know in the comments below!

Spread lines via Odds Shark’s opening lines.