Insider’s Tip: If you had taken my picks all season and gone the other way, you would be having a very good year.

I would do this myself, if I could figure out how to do it. If I take my picks and go the other way, they’re still my picks.

See how lucky you are?

The only consolation I have is that every expert picker I know is third-and-long overall this season. Which is why, when it’s all said and done, that we love college football.

And now, I will defer until the second half.

Good luck!

THE GAMES

(Central Flyover Time)

Fresno State minus-3 at Boise State, 9:15 p.m. Friday, ESPN2

Ohio State minus-3½ at Michigan State, 11 a.m., FOX

Maryland plus-2 at Indiana, 11a.m., BTN

TCU plus-11½ at West Virginia, 11 a.m., FS1

North Carolina plus-10 at Duke, 11:20 a.m., ACCNE

Northwestern plus-10½ at Iowa, 2:30 p.m., FOX

Mississippi State plus 23½ at Alabama, 2:30 p.m., CBS

Purdue minus-11 at Minnesota, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2

Auburn plus-14 at Georgia, 6 p.m., ESPN

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