College Football Picks For Saturday November 3

By: Don Best Staff | Thursday, November 1, 2012

Seven games get special attention from the Don Best experts on this week's college football picks video segment, starting with a Big Ten battle in West Lafayette where Penn State visits Purdue.

The Nittany Lions are 3½-point road favorites as look to bounce back from a loss to Ohio State last week. Purdue, meanwhile, comes in having lost four straight (click for latest college football odds).

One of the last games on the college football betting card is in the Pac-12 where Oregon State hosts Arizona State. The Beavers are favored by 4½ coming off their first loss of the campaign, and Saturday's total is 53½.

A couple of Big 12 contests feature leading Heisman Trophy candidates playing in front of their home fans. Geno Smith and West Virginia are in Morgantown as 6½-point favorites against the visiting TCU Horned Frogs while Collin Klein and Kansas State are laying 9-10 points at home vs. Oklahoma State.

Notre Dame returns to South Bend off its big win over the Sooners, and the Fighting Irish are giving up 16½-17 points to the Pitt Panthers with a 45-point total.

Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M are laying 6½-7 on the road at Mississippi State. The Aggies and Bulldogs are meeting for the first time as conference foes, and last played in the 2000 Independence Bowl where the Mississippi State won a 43-41 thriller.

Last but not least, a big Sun Belt clash down on the bayou finds the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks 10-10½ point favorites at home vs. the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns. The game is currently carrying a 62-point total.

Listed below are the games covered in the video (all times Eastern). Make sure to check back next week for more analysis and picks from the Don Best crew.

SATURDAY, NOV. 3
311 Penn State Nittany Lions at 312 Purdue Boilermakers - 3:30 p.m.
347 Arizona State Sun Devils at 348 Oregon State Beavers - 10:30 p.m.
353 TCU Horned Frogs at 354 West Virginia Mountaineers - 3:00 p.m.
357 Pittsburgh Panthers at 358 Notre Dame Fighting Irish - 3:30 p.m.
383 Oklahoma State Cowboys at 384 Kansas State Wildcats - 8:00 p.m.
387 Texas A&M Aggies 388 Mississippi State Bulldogs - 12:00 p.m.
413 UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns at 414 UL Monroe Warhawks - 4:00 p.m.

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