:Fanteractive is the place where fans come to Fanteract! :Fanteractive is the place where fans come to Fanteract!

Week 5 Pick’Em


We roll into October with a solid record and a slew of big games to pick. Much of the guessing work is gone now since teams are being judged based on their play this season rather than pre-season expectations and we are here for it. We have 3 college games this week and all are match ups of ranked teams while our two NFL games involve early season playoff contenders.



Last Week: 4-1

Season: 15-5


#14 Iowa at #19 Michigan If I was going to pick an upset this would be the one. These two teams are drastically different in terms of mental make up with Iowa playing mistake free football and Michigan constantly shooting themselves in the foot through poor execution. The Wolverines are a much better team at home though, and they appear to have turned a corner last week. The Hawkeyes travel well enough to make this a close one but I expect Michigan to pull it out at home. Michigan 26 - Iowa 24


#24 Michigan State at #4 Ohio State: There’s not much  to like about Michigan State in this game. The Spartans typically don’t travel well and Ohio State looks like a much better team so far this season. What we don’t actually know is just how good Ohio State really is given their level of competition so far. That’s really what this game is about, just how good Ohio State really is. It looks like the Buckeyes have enough talent to over come the Spartans in Columbus. I’m not sure it will be a blowout though. Ohio State 34 - Michigan State 17


#7 Auburn at #10 Florida: Auburn hits test #3 of their season long gauntlet through highly ranked  teams. Auburn hasn’t played in the seam since the days of Tebow and Meyer (neither of whom ever beat Auburn.) This Florida team will be bolstered by a slew of players returning from suspensions. Auburn, meanwhile, has been battle tested on the road already. True freshman quarterback Bo Nix has played mistake free football for over 4 games in a row now. This will be his greatest test to date but Auburn’s defensive line looks poised to dominate yet another foe. Auburn 37 - Florida 17


Green Bay at Dallas: Both teams are coming off of tough losses last week that should have been victories. Both teams have struggled at times offensively moving the ball. The Packers will be missing star receiver Davante Adams and it is difficult to see how they will move the ball effectively without him. Dallas 24 - Green Bay 21


Cleveland at San Francisco: The hype appears to have been fake news in Cleveland as the Browns have struggled to play consistently so far this year. Meanwhile the 49ers have won big and won ugly, but so far all they’ve done is win. With a week off to heal and to game plan I expect the 49ers to defend the shield at home. San Francisco  31 - Cleveland 27

You may also Interest in...

foshman | 08 Nov, 2019
Week 10 Pick’em   Last week: 2-3 Season Total: 33-12     #4 Penn State vs #17 Minnesota PJ Fleck has Minnesota on the right path and off to their best start in memory. Penn State is among the best teams in the c ... Read More
foshman | 02 Nov, 2019
Week 9 Pick’em   Last week: 4-1 Season Total: 31-9     #8 Georgia vs #6 Florida This is always a great game in Jacksonville and it rarely features a top ten match up. Florida is ranked higher by virtue of a bett ... Read More
foshman | 18 Oct, 2019
Week 7 Picks   Last Week 5-0 Season 23-7   #18 Michigan at #7 Penn State: The Wolverines could turn around a disappointing 2019 season with a win at Happy Valley. Meanwhile a Penn State victory would be another notch in the r ... Read More
foshman | 11 Oct, 2019
Week 6 Pick Em   Last Week: 3-2 Overall: 18-7     Oklahoma vs Texas This is obviously one of the best games so far and one of the only major college football rivalries to occur this early in a season. Texas won last y ... Read More

Click Here for More Fanager Articles