Week 6 college football picks: Cal at Utah, Northwestern at Michigan, more

2:08 | College Football
Two Minute Drill: Cal vs. Utah preview
Wednesday October 7th, 2015

By this point in the season, at least a few teams have created some separation from the rest of the pack. Heading into week six of the 2015 campaign, though, it feels as if we’re no closer to figuring out the squads most qualified to compete for a national championship than we were in August. The parity should bring more unpredictable results, which is a good thing from a fan’s perspective … unless your favorite team is on the wrong end of an upset.

This week’s slate is underwhelming in comparison to last week’s, but there are several matchups worth keeping an eye on. Who will emerge from Northwestern-Michigan as a legitimate contender in the Big Ten? Can TCU survive a trip to Kansas State? SI.com's team of college football writers—Andy Staples, Pete Thamel, Thayer Evans, Zac Ellis, Colin Becht, Lindsay Schnell, Brian Hamilton and Ben Glicksman—offers its predictions for those games and more.​ 

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Week 6 picks
  Staples Thamel Evans Ellis Becht Schnell Hamilton Glicksman
LSU at South Carolina
Illinois at Iowa
Oklahoma at Texas
Ga. Tech at Clemson
Georgia at Tennessee
Navy at Notre Dame
Northwestern at Michigan
Wisconsin at Nebraska
Arkansas at Alabama
Okla. St. at W. Virginia
TCU at Kansas State
Florida at Missouri
Miami at Florida State
Cal at Utah
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SEASON 54-29 52-31 53-30 54-29 52-31 52-31 45-38 59-24

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