Detroit News college football picks: Week 4

The Detroit News

Matt Charboneau, Angelique S. Chengelis, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News offer their predictions for top games in Week 4 of the college football season.

Rutgers +19 at Michigan

Charboneau: Michigan

Chengelis: Rutgers

Niyo: Rutgers

Wojnowski: Rutgers

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, right, congratulates quarterback Cade McNamara after a touchdown during the first quarter.

Nebraska +3 at Michigan State

Charboneau: Michigan State (best bet)

Chengelis: Michigan State

Niyo: Michigan State (best bet)

Wojnowski: Michigan State

Bowling Green +31 at Minnesota

Charboneau: Bowling Green

Chengelis: Bowling Green

Niyo: Bowling Green

Wojnowski: Minnesota

Notre Dame +3 at Wisconsin

Charboneau: Wisconsin

Chengelis: Wisconsin (best bet)

Niyo: Notre Dame

Wojnowski: Wisconsin (best bet)

Notre Dame running back Kyren Williams (23) scores a touchdown in front of Toledo's Saeed Holt (20) and Nate Givhan (48) on Saturday.

Kent State +17 at Maryland

Charboneau: Kent State

Chengelis: Maryland

Niyo: Maryland

Wojnowski: Maryland

Colorado State +22 at Iowa

Charboneau: Iowa

Chengelis: Iowa

Niyo: Iowa

Wojnowski: Colorado State

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Indiana -9 at Western Kentucky

Charboneau: Indiana

Chengelis: Indiana

Niyo: Western Kentucky

Wojnowski: Western Kentucky

7. Indiana (1-1, 0-1) — The Hoosiers put an ugly first-week loss out of their minds by rolling to a victory over Idaho on Saturday. Quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9), who had three interceptions against Iowa, threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score as the Hoosiers took advantage of two special-teams touchdowns. Last week: 7.

Southern Mississippi +46 at Alabama

Charboneau: Alabama

Chengelis: Alabama

Niyo: Southern Mississippi

Wojnowski: Alabama

Georgia -31 at Vanderbilt

Charboneau: Georgia

Chengelis: Georgia

Niyo: Georgia

Wojnowski: Georgia

West Virginia +19.5 at Oklahoma

Charboneau: Oklahoma

Chengelis: West Virginia

Niyo: West Virginia

Wojnowski: West Virginia

Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) throws in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Nebraska, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Norman, Okla.

Clemson -12 at North Carolina State

Charboneau: Clemson

Chengelis: Clemson

Niyo: Clemson

Wojnowski: Clemson

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Akron +53 at Ohio State

Charboneau: Akron

Chengelis: Ohio State

Niyo: Akron

Wojnowski: Akron

Florida International +13 at Central Michigan

Charboneau: Central Michigan

Chengelis: Central Michigan

Niyo: Central Michigan

Wojnowski: Florida International

San Jose State PK at Western Michigan

Charboneau: Western Michigan

Chengelis: Western Michigan

Niyo: Western Michigan

Wojnowski: Western Michigan

Western Michigan running back Sean Tyler (9) dashes through the end zone after scoring a touchdown against the Pittsburgh defense.

Texas State -4 at Eastern Michigan

Charboneau: Eastern Michigan

Chengelis: Eastern Michigan

Niyo: Eastern Michigan

Wojnowski: Eastern Michigan

Records

Charboneau: 9-6 last week, 25-20 overall, 1-2 best bets

Chengelis: 10-5 last week, 24-21 overall, 2-1 best bets

Niyo: 5-10 last week, 25-20 overall, 1-2 best bets

Wojnowski: 9-6 last week, 22-23 overall, 1-2 best bets