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Jerry Palm
Jerry Palm
Jerry Palm was the first to bring RPI out in the open and is one of the pioneers of predicting the March Madness bracket. After tracking it for more than 20 years, he understands the NCAA Tournament selection process as well as those involved in setting the bracket. When the BCS was created in 1998, Jerry brought that same statistical and analytical know-how to football. That continued with the BCS's evolution into the College Football Playoff. Now, Jerry is showcasing that expertise on SportsLine. For Jerry Palm media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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Alabama 49 @ Miss. State 9 | 10/16 | 11:00 PM UTC

Alabama -17

WIN

ANALYSIS: Alabama has not played well on the road yet this season, but you rarely see the Crimson Tide put together back-to-back bad performances. Look for Bulldogs' coach Mike Leach to reach deep into his bag of tricks, but it will not matter in the end against a highly motivated and angry Alabama.

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Purdue 24 @ Iowa 7 | 10/16 | 7:30 PM UTC

UNDER 44

WIN

ANALYSIS: Purdue is coming out of an off week and Iowa has just had its biggest win in recent memory, so the Hawkeyes could be a little flat. However, if the Iowa defense shows up at all, this under could hit comfortably. These are two of the best defenses in the Big Ten, but the Boilermakers’ struggle to finish drives and turn the ball over too easily. All five of Purdue’s games have hit the under this season and Iowa’s games hit four of six.

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Michigan St. 20 @ Indiana 15 | 10/16 | 4:00 PM UTC

Michigan St. -4.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: This line feels like oddsmakers have not caught up to the Spartans yet. Michigan State is 4-1 ATS this season. The one time the Spartans failed to cover came against Nebraska, which is well suited to play against teams like MSU. Indiana will be facing its fourth ranked opponent of the season and has yet to get within two touchdowns. The Hoosiers are also 0-4 ATS. Spartans should be headed for a double-digit win.

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Florida 42 @ LSU 49 | 10/16 | 4:00 PM UTC

Florida -11.5

LOSS

ANALYSIS: Things could hardly be going worse for LSU. Their top receiver, Kayshon Boutee, is out. He joins both of the Tigers' star cornerbacks, Derek Stingley Jr. and Eli Hicks on the sidelines. Hicks was declared out for the season this week. Coach Ed Orgeron's seat is getting hotter by the hour. Florida is catching LSU at a good time and is good enough to take full advantage.

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San Diego St. 19 @ San Jose St. 13 | 10/16 | 2:30 AM UTC

San Diego St. -9

LOSS

ANALYSIS: The reigning Mountain West champion Spartans have really struggled to score this season. That does not figure to get any easier against the stingy San Diego State defense. The Aztecs offense has been pretty sharp as well and it may be them that win the league this season.

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