Former Florida coach and current ESPN analyst Dan Mullen has locked in his picks for this week’s slate of games. He’s predicting a few big-time upsets — including a game with College Football Playoff implications.
Mullen went 7-3 with his picks last week, missing on Alabama vs. LSU, Wake Forest vs. NC State and Purdue vs. Iowa. This week, he’s once again picking a couple upsets, most notably going with Texas to defeat TCU, which would all but certainly shake up the CFP rankings next week.
Here are Mullen’s full list of picks, as he revealed on Twitter Friday.
Dan Mullen’s Week 11 picks
- East Carolina over Cincinnati
- Illinois over Purdue
- Alabama over Ole Miss
- UCF over Tulane
- Wisconsin over Iowa
- Oregon over Washington
- Baylor over Kansas State
- Texas over TCU
Alabama-Ole Miss is one of the highest-profile games of the week considering what happened to the Crimson Tide last week. LSU rattled off an impressive drive to tie the game and force overtime, when the Tigers used a game-winning two-point conversion to hand Alabama its second loss of the season. Now, Lane Kiffin and the Rebels will play host to the Crimson Tide with hopes of again knocking off Alabama.
Plenty of eyes will also be on Austin as Texas takes on No. 4 TCU. The Horned Frogs jumped into the top four of the latest CFP rankings this week, but the Longhorns are favored to win the matchup at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium. TCU is also facing a big question mark at wide receiver as Quentin Johnston is dealing with an injury. That could make the matchup even more interesting.
Finally, a big Pac-12 showdown is on tap as Oregon and Washington get ready to square off. The Ducks have been on a roll since a season-opening loss to Georgia, winning eight straight games and averaging 48.6 points per game since. However, Washington is also trying to build on a three-game winning streak, meaning something will have to give.