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Josh Pate
Josh Pate
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Josh Pate is a national college football analyst for 247Sports and CBS Sports HQ. He is the creator and host of The Late Kick with Josh Pate, which airs live on the 247Sports YouTube channel and across all podcast platforms. In his debut season at 247Sports, Josh's college football plays (dubbed the Ramen Noodle Express) went 53-34 ATS (61 percent). Josh blends intel from a network of team insiders with his own proprietary model to gain early edges on fresh college football lines. He appears on a multitude of regional and national radio programs weekly and frequently discusses wagering on his social platforms (@LateKickJosh). Now, see all of his picks, as soon as they're released, at SportsLine. For Josh Pate media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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Arizona St. 17 @ BYU 27 | 09/19 | 2:15 AM UTC

BYU +4

WIN

ANALYSIS: This number comes down to two things: 1) Do you believe a massive BYU letdown is coming following its win over Utah? 2) Do you believe the NCAA cloud has been put to the side by this Arizona State team? I'm no on both. Give me the Cougars.

+277 5-2 IN LAST 7 CFB PICKS

Stanford 41 @ Vanderbilt 23 | 09/19 | 12:00 AM UTC

Vanderbilt +12

LOSS

ANALYSIS: I rode Vandy last week, and I feel my numbers have a pretty good grasp on the Commodores. I expect a back-and-forth affair and believe the letdown for the Cardinal flying cross-country after the USC road upset could be a much bigger factor than Vandy coming home after a road win over Colorado State.

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Auburn 20 @ Penn St. 28 | 09/18 | 11:30 PM UTC

UNDER 53

WIN

ANALYSIS: Penn State quickly showed its willingness to adapt to game style in Week 1 against Wisconsin. As a result, we saw a rock fight ensue, and this game could take a similar shape. Neither QB has shown an ability to take control of a game, so points should be at a premium Saturday night. Take the Under.

+277 5-2 IN LAST 7 CFB PICKS

Nevada 17 @ Kansas St. 38 | 09/18 | 6:00 PM UTC

Kansas St. +2

WIN

ANALYSIS: This number will scare many bettors away because of the QB injury for Kansas State, but these are spots I look to play. I believe the injury is properly baked into the number and, when a college team has an entire week to galvanize around the adversity, we often see an inspired performance not easily quantified.

+277 5-2 IN LAST 7 CFB PICKS

Virginia Tech 21 @ West Virginia 27 | 09/18 | 4:00 PM UTC

Virginia Tech +3

LOSS

ANALYSIS: Strange times in Blacksburg as coach Justin Fuente has pulled off upset wins over Virginia to end the 2020 season and UNC to open 2021. My numbers suggest the wrong team may be favored as the Hokies travel Saturday to Morgantown for an early kickoff.

+277 5-2 IN LAST 7 CFB PICKS