College football Week 5 picks: Auburn-Georgia in top-10 SEC clash; can Texas A&M threaten Alabama?

Jimbo Fisher is not going anywhere with seven seasons to go on his massive 10-year, $75 million deal at Texas A&M.

But at some point the Aggies need to start winning games like, say, Saturday’s showdown with Alabama and Nick Saban in Tuscaloosa, right? Right?

The answer is yes. But after what we saw last week in Texas A&M’s lackluster win over Vanderbilt, it doesn’t look like it will happen this weekend.

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Here are the Week 5 college football picks:

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No. 13 Texas A&M at No. 2 Alabama (-18), 3:30: Roll Tide. PICK: Alabama.

Navy (-7) at Air Force, 6: This is Air Force’s season opener, and the Falcons will be shorthanded after most of its defense deferred this semester believing there would be no season. Navy should roll here. PICK: Navy.

No. 7 Auburn at No. 4 Georgia (-6.5), 7:30: The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry feels ready for an upset. Georgia was offensively-challenged against a bad Arkansas team last week while Auburn scored an impressive win over Kentucky. The Tigers grind out a low-scoring affair. PICK: Auburn.

No. 18 Oklahoma (-7) at Iowa State, 7:30: A must-win for the Sooners if they want to stay in the Big 12 title race, and a major moment for the Cyclones to finally break through. Coin flip game decided by a field goal either way. PICK: Iowa State.

Quick picks:

Louisiana Tech (+24) at No. 22 BYU, 9 (Friday)

South Carolina (+17.5) at No. 3 Florida, 12

N.C. State (+14) at No. 24 Pittsburgh, 12

Virginia (+28) at No. 1 Clemson, 8

Season record to date: 17-17-1.

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