College Football: 25 Bold Predictions for Top 25 in Week 13

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Last week was the appetizer, this week is the main course. Here’s one bold prediction for every top 25 team in college football in Week 13.

See Also: How did the Week 12 bold predictions turn out?

Last week wasn’t the best that college football had to offer. Just one game featured a pair of ranked teams and Wisconsin drubbed Michigan in a rather uneventful contest. Outside of that there were a lot of not-so-close and not-so-entertaining finishes. The only major upset victim was No. 13 Oklahoma State, who fell to unranked Kansas State.

A dull week resulted in some dubs when it comes to last week’s predictions. The prediction for last week’s Oklahoma State game was overtime, but the Wildcats won that one outright. We also called for an upset of TCU by Texas Tech. Horned Frog quarterback Kenny Hill didn’t play in the game and they still won comfortably.

Also in the whiff department was a prediction that LSU receiver D.J. Chark would have multiple long touchdown passes. He caught one pass for seven yards on a day when he quarterback totaled 81 yards passing. Alabama, who we predicted would have seven sacks against Mercer, did not bring the quarterback down even once.

There were some significant wins to balance out the tough misses. Wake Forest did indeed upset NC State as predicted. Miami’s first half struggles against Virginia were also predicted in last week’s column. The cherry on top was the call for Washington quarterback Jake Browning to have his first 300 yard game of the season. He threw for 354 yards and two touchdowns in an exciting win over Utah.

Last week was a toughie, but the matchups this week are prime for some upsets and plenty unpredictability. Here are 25 bold predictions for the Top 25 in Week 13.

Bold Prediction: Virginia upsets Virginia Tech to win the Commonwealth Cup. The Hoos nearly pulled off a stunning victory over Miami last weekend. Kirk Benkert outduels Josh Jackson as the Hokies are upset by the Hoos.

Bold Prediction: Jake Bentley throws for 350 yards on the Tigers. It’s more than likely that Bentley’s South Carolina squad is in catch-up mode for the entirety of this game. The abundance of opportunities alone will give him a shot at passing for more yards on Saturday than Clemson has allowed in a single game this season.