Pat's Picks: Coach Dye Predicts Week 6 Games

College Football Hall of Fame Coach Pat Dye gives his opinions on this week's games.

It looks like a solid week for college football games across the SEC and around the nation. Auburn will play host to 24th-ranked Ole Miss on Saturday night in one of the potentially best matchups on this week's Southeastern Conference schedule.

Here is a look at some potentially good games outside the SEC this week:

Air Force at Navy--I like Navy to win at home by a comfortable margin.

Maryland at Florida State--Both teams have been playing good football this season. Florida State has more athletes and homefield advantage and should stay unbeaten on Saturday.

Clemson at Syracuse--The visitors are dangerous on offense and they shouldn't have any problem staying unbeaten whether they are playing indoors or outdoors vs. Syracuse.

Kansas State at Oklahoma State--The Cowboys should be able to bounce back from a disappointing road loss at West Virginia against a Kansas State team that is off to a slow start.

Arizona State vs. Notre Dame--This should be a good matchup. The Sun Devils are 3-1 and Notre Dame is 3-2. Arizona State has been strong on offense and that should be the difference in this Saturday night game being played at the home field of the Dallas Cowboys.

Washington at Stanford--Both are off to strong starts. I am going with Stanford because of homefield advantage and how physical that team is playing again this year.

Ohio State at Northwestern--This will probably be a close game for a while, but I think the Buckeyes will stay undefeated.

TCU at Oklahoma--I like the Sooners' quarterback so look for Oklahoma to improve to 5-0.

Taking a look at this week's SEC games.

Georgia State at Alabama--Georgia State is 0-4 and has no chance to pull off an upset vs. an SEC team.

Georgia at Tennessee--Georgia will win with no problem because the Bulldogs are so much better than the Vols playing on the road won't be a factor.

Arkansas at Florida--I think this game could be closer than some many expect, but I am going with the Gators to win at home.

LSU at Mississippi State--I think this one has the potential to be close, too, but LSU should have too much firepower for the Bulldogs to handle.

Missouri at Vanderbilt--I like Missouri's quarterback and the fact that the Tigers have been solid on both sides of the ball during their 4-0 start against non-conference opponents. Vandy should provide a bigger challenge than Missouri's previous opponents have, but the Commodores aren't playing as well as they did last year so I expect Missouri to win in Nashville on Saturday night.

Kentucky at South Carolina--The Wildcats are 1-3 and South Carolina is 3-1. Those records are indicative of the differences in these teams. The Gamecocks should win by a comfortable margin.

Ole Miss at Auburn--For the Tigers containing running back Jeff Scott will be a big deal. He has uncanny strength for a little guy and is a big-play threat with his outstanding speed.

It will also be important to improve the execution, offensively and defensively, especially with two weeks to prepare for this game. I have seen teams come out and play poorly after an off-week that looked like they would have been better off without one.

I think these teams are fairly evenly matched. Auburn has the homefield advantage and I think the Tigers will take advantage of that and pick up their fourth win of the season, but it should be a real test for Gus Malzahn's team.

(Last week's record: 14-1)

(Overall Record: 51-9)


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