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UT, OSU will roll: Picking the college football weekend

10/12/2017, 9:00am EDT

Area college football picks for Week 7

Toledo's football team takes the field before a game earlier this season vs. Elon. The Rockets take on Central Michigan on Satrday. BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH

With our crystal ball back from the shop, here goes again our area college football picks for Week 7:

1. Toledo (4-1, 1-0 MAC) at Central Michigan (3-3, 1-1), 3:30 p.m., Saturday, ESPN3, Line: Toledo by 8: If the Rockets’ injuries keep piling up, no team in the league is deeper. Expect Toledo to be rude homecoming guests. Pick: Toledo 27, Central Michigan 17.

2. Ohio (4-2, 1-1) at Bowling Green (1-5, 1-1), 3:30 p.m., Saturday, ESPN3, Line: Ohio by 9.5: Does the Falcons’ big win over Miami (Ohio) mean Mike Jinks’ program has turned a corner? We’ll need to see it (again) to believe it. Pick: Ohio 28, Bowling Green 24.

3: Michigan (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten) at Indiana (3-2, 0-2), Noon, Saturday, ABC, Line: Michigan by 7: Games in Bloomington are no longer the walkover of old. But as long as the Michigan offense graduates from awful to something approaching adequate, its defense should allow the Wolverines to win ugly. Pick: Michigan 24, Indiana 13.

4. Ohio State (5-1, 3-0) at Nebraska (3-3, 1-1), 7:30 p.m., FSI, OSU by 24: Nebraska looks to be playing out the string under embattled third-year coach Mike Riley while the Buckeyes are just getting started. Should be a scarlet snoozer in Big Red country. Pick: Ohio State 45, Nebraska 10.

Contact David Briggs at dbriggs@theblade.com419-724-6084, or on Twitter @DBriggsBlade.

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