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College Football Picks: LSU Tigers Heavy Favorites Over Washington

Few college football games will be bigger than the showdown between the Washington Huskies and LSU Tigers this weekend. The Huskies are looking to prove they belong in the upper-echelon of the Pac-12 conference, while the Tigers are the nation's No. 3 team and have aspirations of a National Championship this season.

Many of the college football experts around the country have made their picks for the games this weekend. Let's see what they're saying about this matchup.

Here are the picks from ESPN's Pac-12 bloggers, Ted Miller and Kevin Gemmell:

Kevin: LSU 28, Washington 17. I was impressed with the defense against San Diego State, but if the offense struggles against LSU, it could be a long day. Losing Jesse Callier doesn't help.

Ted: LSU 41, Washington 17: LSU will be able to run and stop the run. Washington won't. While Huskies quarterback Keith Price will have his moments, it's too much to ask him to beat -- or even to be competitive with -- the Tigers on the road.

All of CBS Sports' football experts picked LSU to win this weekend. Their computer simulation also likes the Tigers to come out victorious.

Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated:

Kudos to Washington coach Steve Sarkisian for making absolutely sure his team is prepared for its trip to Death Valley by importing a live tiger to practice Tuesday. But there's little he could do to prepare the Huskies' defense for the punishing rushing attack LSU has in store. The Tigers' pass rush will also help contain Washington's star quarterback, Keith Price. LSU 36 - UW 17

Here is Dan Rubenstein of SB Nation with his picks this weekend, including the LSU-UW showdown.

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