Matthew Coca

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Matthew Coca began working in sports at 18 as an intern at ESPN. After graduating from West Virginia, he started covering the SEC and all of college football for CBS Sports. He co-hosts weekly SEC programs as well as SportsLine videos. In 2016, Matt nailed 59 percent of his college football picks, finishing 22-15 with his highly selective approach. For Matthew Coca media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

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Clemson +6.5CLEM +6.5

Clemson 35 vs Alabama 31
1/09
CLEM 35 vs BAMA 31
1/09
WIN
Mon 1/9

Who am I to go against the great Nick Saban?! I'm a winner! It's time the Tigers dethrone the Crimson Tide and take their place among the elite programs in the country. Deshaun Watson is the country's best QB. It's not close. This offense is the best Alabama will have faced in years. This Tigers' defense is ferocious. Look for the front seven to put incredible amounts of pressure on the young Alabama QB, Jalen Hurts. Give me Clemson. Give me the points. Give me the money line. Give me the unusual Dabo Swinney postgame presser. Give me all the Roll Tide tears!

Ohio St. -6.5OHIOST -6.5

Michigan 27 @ Ohio St. 30
11/26
MICH 27 @ OHIOST 30
11/26
LOSS
Tue 11/22

For as celebrated of an offensive mind as he is, Jim Harbaugh and his offense have yet to produce an offense that should scare a team as good as Ohio State. This is the biggest game of the year, outside of the National Championship, and luckily for Urban Meyer, it's in Columbus. I look at the quarterbacks in this game and only one is capable of making big plays when it matters. Buckeyes get the cover by a touchdown and head to the CFB Playoff. O-H-I-O!

Arkansas +2ARK +2

Arkansas 58 @ Mississippi St. 42
11/19
ARK 58 @ MISSST 42
11/19
WIN
Fri 11/18

Arkansas hasn't won a game against Mississippi State since 2011 and that is about to change. Look for Austin Allen to feast against an abysmal Bulldogs pass defense. This is going to be the revenge game that Bret Bielema has had circled on the schedule since that INSANE ending last season. Razorbacks get the win and the cover! WOOOOOO PIGGGGG SOOOOIIIIEEEE!!

Michigan St. +21.5MICHST +21.5

Ohio St. 17 @ Michigan St. 16
11/19
OHIOST 17 @ MICHST 16
11/19
WIN
Fri 11/18

This is Sparty's Super Bowl right here. A 49-0 thrashing of Rutgers last weekend will be just the confidence Michigan State needed to give Ohio State a game. It's at home and this is their only real shot of turning what has been a horrific season into something to smirk about. Sparty will not win this game. Ohio State will easily win this game, but not by 3 touchdowns.

NC State -7NCST -7

NC State 35 @ Syracuse 20
11/12
NCST 35 @ CUSE 20
11/12
WIN
Sat 11/12

No Eric Dungey for Syracuse means this offense is going to be lost. It should be a plug and play situation with Dino Babers' offense, but backup Austin Wilson was a dud last week against Clemson. NC State schedule has not been friendly at all. They've been @ Clemson, @ Louisville, vs. BC and home vs. Florida State. Wolfpack bounce back this week in a big way.

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