SVP’s ‘Winners’ for Week 9 in college football

  • Scott Van Pelt, Host, SportsCenter with SVPOct 27, 2023, 09:13 AM ET Close Scott Van Pelt joined ESPN in Spring 2001 as the network’s lead expert golf press reporter. He has actually since ended up being a SportsCenter anchor, primarily hosting the 11 p.m. ET edition while remaining the lead press reporter and host of the network’s coverage of golf’s grand slam events. In April 2008 he was called co-host of ESPN Radio’s Tirico & Van Pelt weekday show (2-4 p.m. ET on weekdays). A local of Brookville, Md., Van Pelt finished from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in radio/television and film.Guys … it

‘s not going fantastic over here. Last two years, we were truly good and we peacocked around here due to the fact that we knew enough to enjoy it. Since there are constantly stretches like this one. Tape stinks. As I’ve stated sometimes, is it enjoyable striking 16 against a face card? No. But you have to play the cards. So we trek on undaunted. Possibly a little daunted.My kids have

like 19 flag football games Saturday early morning; go Packers and Texans … my focus in the a.m. is there. Come afternoon and night, we buckle up.Saturday’s choices

No. 8 Oregon Ducks (-6.5, 47.5)at No. 13 Utah Utes 3:30 p.m. ET, Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, Utah

Van Pelt’s choice: Utah +6.5

Let’s ride with the Utes in your home getting the points from Oregon in an outright battle.SVP: 5-3 all-time when picking Utah No. 24 USC Trojans (-10.5, 66) at California Golden Bears
4 p.m. ET, California Memorial Arena, Berkeley, Calif.Van Pelt’s

choice: California +10.5

Stay in the conference of champs. We like Cal at home plus the points from a USC team that seems like it’s teetering.SVP: 9-6 all-time when choosing California No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes (-14.5, 46) at Wisconsin Badgers
7:30 p.m. ET, Camp Randall Stadium Madison, Wis.Van Pelt’s choice: Wisconsin +14.5

Ohio State is not– they’ve found strong footing, however Madison during the night on Halloween weekend is additional levels of odd. Badgers to keep it close.SVP: 8-14 all-time when picking versus Ohio State Things will not get any much easier for Shedeur Sanders and Colorado against UCLA. Image by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Colorado Buffaloes at No. 23 UCLA Bruins(-17, 62.5 )7:30 p.m. ET on ABC,

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.Van Pelt’s pick: UCLA -17

We like UCLA over Colorado by a bunch. Bruins defense and run game can grind out a huge number, I think.SVP: 5-2 all-time when picking against Colorado No. 17 North Carolina Tar Heels (-11.5, 64) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
8 p.m. ET on ACCN, Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, Ga.Van Pelt’s choice: Georgia Tech +11.5

Uncertain when your area is technique or treating, however I’m starting right now … Georgia tech– it’s been a battle– in the house getting double digits. We will take the candy.SVP: 3-9 all-time when choosing Georgia Tech Old Rule Monarchs at No. 25 James Madison Dukes (-20.5, 49)
8 p.m. ET on ESPNU, Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field, Harrisonburg, Va.Editor’s Picks

  • 1 Related Van Pelt’s pick: Old Dominion +20.5 Taking Old Dominion against the buzz saw that is James Madison feels very scary– the Dukes are rolling. They’re ranked– let them remain in a bowl game. A good one. But we are on the Monarchs in this in-state rivalry. I think I’m 0-fer in the Sun Belt this year, by the way. America’s worst Sun Belt tout.SVP: 0-4 all-time when choosing Old Rule

    Cincinnati Bearcats at Oklahoma State Cowboys (-7, 53 )8 p.m. ET on ESPN2, Boone Pickens Stadium,

    Stillwater, Oklahoma Van Pelt’s choice: Cincinnati

    +7 Oklahoma State has it going lately– three solid wins in a row. Cincinnati has actually dropped 5 straight. Naturally, we are on them. Them being Cincy. Why? Precisely. Strike the 16.

    SVP: 4-1-1 all-time when picking Cincinnati

    No. 11 Oregon State Beavers (-3, 57.5) at Arizona Wildcats
    10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, Arizona Arena Tucson, Ariz.Van Pelt’s choice: Arizona +3 Let’s wrap it up with our ol’

    buddy Tucson Slim, who wasn’t in costume when we met him. I think he’s like a dad now with kids and a real task. Whatever his deal is, Bear Down for Arizona, Bear Down for Red and Blue. We are on the Cats.SVP: 10-4 all-time when choosing Arizona Eight picks. No one is tailing me

    , I do not blame ya. It’s just accounting for

    the program at this point.

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