Detroit News college football picks: Week 5

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 5 of the college football season. All picks made against the spread.

Michigan PK at Wisconsin

Charboneau: Michigan

Chengelis: Wisconsin

Niyo: Michigan

Wojnowski: Michigan

Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara throws a pass after replacing quarterback Joe Milton against Wisconsin in 2020.

Western Kentucky +8.5 at Michigan State

Charboneau: Michigan State

Chengelis: Michigan State

Niyo: Michigan State

Wojnowski: Western Kentucky

Iowa -4 at Maryland

Charboneau: Iowa (best bet)

Chengelis: Maryland

Niyo: Iowa

Wojnowski: Iowa

Minnesota +2.5 at Purdue

Charboneau: Purdue

Chengelis: Purdue

Niyo: Purdue

Wojnowski: Minnesota

Indiana +11 at Penn State

Charboneau: Penn State

Chengelis: Penn State

Niyo: Penn State

Wojnowski: Indiana

Northwestern +10 at Nebraska

Charboneau: Nebraska

Chengelis: Nebraska

Niyo: Nebraska

Wojnowski: Nebraska

Ohio State -16 at Rutgers

Charboneau: Ohio State

Chengelis: Rutgers

Rutgers running back Isaih Pacheco (1) rushes against Michigan defensive back DJ Turner (5) in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. Michigan won 20-13.

Niyo: Ohio State

Wojnowski: Ohio State

Cincinnati -2 at Notre Dame

Charboneau: Cincinnati

Chengelis: Cincinnati (best bet)

Niyo: Notre Dame

Wojnowski: Cincinnati

Oregon -7.5 at Stanford

Charboneau: Oregon

Chengelis: Oregon

Niyo: Oregon

Wojnowski: Oregon

Mississippi +15.5 at Alabama

Charboneau: Mississippi

Chengelis: Mississippi

Niyo: Alabama

Wojnowski: Alabama (best bet)

Arkansas +19 at Georgia

Charboneau: Arkansas

Chengelis: Arkansas

Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson (1) runs the ball as the Texas A&M defense gives chase during an NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.

Niyo: Georgia (best bet)

Wojnowski: Arkansas

Oklahoma -10.5 at Kansas State

Charboneau: Oklahoma

Chengelis: Oklahoma

Niyo: Kansas State

Wojnowski: Oklahoma

Eastern Michigan PK at Northern Illinois

Charboneau: Northern Illinois

Chengelis: Eastern Michigan

Niyo: Eastern Michigan

Wojnowski: Eastern Michigan

Central Michigan +1 at Miami (Ohio)

Charboneau: Central Michigan

Chengelis: Central Michigan

Niyo: Miami (Ohio)

Wojnowski: Miami (Ohio)

Western Michigan -6 at Buffalo

Charboneau: Western Michigan

Chengelis: Western Michigan

Niyo: Buffalo

Wojnowski: Western Michigan


Charboneau: 6-8-1 last week, 31-28-2 overall, 1-2-1 bets bets

Chengelis: 8-6-1 last week, 32-27-2 overall, 2-2 best bets

Niyo: 10-4-1 last week, 35-24-2 overall, 1-2-1 best bets

Wojnowski: 11-3-1 last week, 33-26-2 overall, 1-3 best bets