NCAA College Football Picks - Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame Week Six Predictions: While the University of Pittsburgh (3-1) might just be the biggest early season college football picks disappointment among the BCS conferences, Notre Dame (2-3) might be the biggest disappointment in all of college football. The two underachieving teams meet in South Bend this week. Notre Dame is a -6 point college football picks favorite at home.
Pitt, once ranked #15 in the nation and now unranked, defeated Florida International 44-17 as running back Ray Graham, subbing for an injured Dion Lewis, sprinted for 277 yards. Pitt has struggled to adjust to new quarterback Tino Sunseri, and lost at Utah 27-24 and suffered an embarrassing home college football picks loss to the University of Miami 31-3. The defense, once considered a strength of the team, has surrendered 22.8 points per game and is missing stalwarts Greg Romeus (back) and Dan Mason (knee).
Pitt will need to play defense or score some points against Notre Dame in today's week 6 college football picks contest. The Fighting Irish have played in some high-scoring games, losing in tight battles to Michigan and Michigan State (in OT) and getting routed by Stanford. Dayne Crist has been throwing the ball all over the field in coach Brian Kelly’s spread offense, and three receivers have over 20 catches. The ground game is also clicking with Armando Allen, Jr. rushing for nearly 400 yards. Defense has been a problem and teams have been able to pass on the Irish.
Look for the Panthers to go to 6-5 receiver Jonathan Baldwin early, who has had success against Notre Dame in their past college football picks contests. Pitt has won the past two meetings against Notre Dame, 27-22, and 36-33, a 4OT game in South Bend. The Panthers can do it again, with a punishing ground game and some timely defense. Look for Pitt to cover the college football point spread set by Las Vegas Odds makers, but, in the end, Kelly’s Irish win the week 6 college football picks0 contest.
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