The AP picks this week’s games

Here are a few picks from the AP:
THURSDAY
No. 19 Miami (minus 3 1/2) at Pittsburgh
Both of these teams were expecting big seasons and one will be 1-2 … MIAMI 28-17.

FRIDAY
No. 4 TCU (minus 17 1/2) at SMU
Frogs have pounded Ponies in last three Iron Skillet games … TCU 42-21.

SATURDAY
No. 1 Alabama (minus 7 1/2) at No. 10 Arkansas
Beat ‘Bama and Mallett is Heisman trophy front-runner … ALABAMA 34-21.

No. 24 Oregon State (plus 16 1/2) at No. 3 Boise State
Beavers painted practice field blue to prepare for Smuf Turf … BOISE STATE 35-21. (read more picks below)