Fearless Rick's 2016 College Football Picks - Week 5 late games

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3:30 pm Tennessee (-3 12, 53) at Georgia - The Bulldogs got blasted last week by Ole Miss, 45-14, so maybe things are not all so peachy between the hedges. Tennessee improved to 4-0 with their 38-28 victory over Florida and they're ranked #11 in both the AP and Coaches polls.

The Vols are a dangerous team that has been building up with good recruits over the past three years and has a legitimate shot at winning the SEC title. On the road should not be an issue for them. Look for a breakout victory for Tennessee.

Coin Flip: Georgia

Prediction: Volunteers 41 Bulldogs 20

3:30 pm North Carolina at Florida State (-11, 69) - After losing to Georgia in their opener, 33-24, the Tar Heels have reeled off three straight wins, though last week was a close call, a 37-36 win over Pitt. It appears that North Carolina is headed for a bowl game this season, but the Seminoles may be headed for more.

Florida State had its clocks cleaned and delivered by Louisville two weeks ago, but they didn't lose their mojo, hammering South Florida last week, 55-35. They should run it up here at home.

Coin Flip: Florida State

Prediction: Seminoles 49 Tar Heels 24

3:30 pm Wisconsin at Michigan (-10 1/2, 45) - The Wolverines are 4-0, ranked #4, but they haven't proven themselves yet, as the best teams they've beaten so far are Colorado and Penn State, which isn't saying much.

Wisconsin may have one of the toughest schedules in the country, and they're also 4-0, sporting wins over LSU and last week's 30-6 mauling of Michigan State. Despite being on the road, look for the Badgers to pull off one of the season's biggest upsets.

Coin Flip: Michigan

Prediction: Badgers 27 Wolverines 24

5:00 pm Oklahoma (-3 1/2, 69 1/2) at TCU - Sorry, Sooner fans, but this just isn't your year. Oklahoma has already been taken out by Houston and Ohio State, and TCU hasn't missed a beat this season, going 3-1, their only loss a 41-38 defeat to Arkansas in double overtime.

The Sooners may have to be taken out on a stretcher after this one.

Coin Flip: Oklahoma

Prediction: Horned Frogs 38 Sooners 26

7:00 pm Kentucky at Alabama (-35, 57 1/2) - That 35-point spread is one mighty big meatball, as they say, but the Tide is rolling and Kentucky has little with which to stop it.

Though the Wildcats did beat South Carolina last week, 17-10, that's a far cry from what they'll need to do this week. Florida beat the Wildcats, 45-7, earlier this season. Imagine what the Crimson Tide will do.f

Coin Flip: Alabama

Prediction: Crimson Tide 56 Wildcats 6

7:00 pm Memphis at Ole Miss (-14 1/2, 67) - Payback or playback? Last season, the Tigers welcomed Ole Miss in for a little game of tackle football and shocked the nation with a 37-24 victory. Now, the Rebels want revenge, but that may be tough to come by as the Tigers look as good as ever - maybe even better than last season. They've outscored their first three opponents by a combined score of 155-27. Scary to give them two touchdowns.

Coin Flip: Memphis

Prediction: Tigers 38 Rebels 36

8:00 pm Louisville (-2, 67 1/2) at Clemson - Wow! Just wow! An ACC game for the ages. We;ll take the Tigers just because they're on track for a national championship and Louisville has some lessons to learn.

Coin Flip: Clemson

Prediction: Tigers 31 Cardinals 25

8:00 pm Michigan State (-7, 53 1/2) at Indiana - People may be reading too much into Michigan State's big loss to Wisconsin last week, but the Hoosiers were upended by Wake Forest, at home, 33-28, so they're not exactly a threat in the Big Ten.

Look for the Spartans to shut down what is an offense still finding its way and put that Wisconsin loss behind them.

Coin Flip: Indiana

Prediction: Spartans 34 Hoosiers 16

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