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AL.com college football staff picks for Week 4

The biggest game in college football and in AL.com’s college football staff picks for Week 4 will take place in Tuscaloosa, as No. 2 Alabama hosts No. 3 Georgia.

Scroll along below to find out how various AL.com sports staffers see this week’s games playing out. In addition, we’ll provide predicted scores for this week’s Alabama and Auburn games.

A reminder that these picks are AGAINST THE SPREAD. That means that each person’s selection doesn’t necessarily mean he or she thinks that team will win outright, just that it will cover the point spread.

On with the picks (times listed are Central, all games Saturday unless noted):

Zach Wilson

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson (1) throws downfield in the second half during an NCAA college football game against UTSA Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool)AP

BYU (-3.5) at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Friday, ESPN

Michael Casagrande: BYU

Joseph Goodman: Houston

Tom Green: BYU

Patrick Greenfield: BYU

Giana Han: BYU

Mark Heim: BYU

Mark Inabinett: BYU

Mike Rodak: BYU

Creg Stephenson: BYU

John Talty: BYU

Josh Heupel

Central Florida head coach Josh Heupel, center, reacts after a play during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Tulsa, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)AP

UCF (-3.5) at Memphis, 2:30 p.m., ABC

Michael Casagrande: UCF

Joseph Goodman: Memphis

Tom Green: UCF

Patrick Greenfield: UCF

Giana Han: UCF

Mark Heim: UCF

Mark Inabinett: Memphis

Mike Rodak: Memphis

Creg Stephenson: Memphis

John Talty: Memphis

Kivon Bennett

Tennessee linebacker Kivon Bennett (95) recovers a Georgia fumble in the end zone for a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)AP

Kentucky (+6) at Tennessee, 11 a.m., SEC Network

Michael Casagrande: Tennessee

Joseph Goodman: Kentucky

Tom Green: Tennessee

Patrick Greenfield: Kentucky

Giana Han: Tennessee

Mark Heim: Kentucky

Mark Inabinett: Tennessee

Mike Rodak: Tennessee

Creg Stephenson: Kentucky

John Talty: Tennessee

Ainias Smith, Ventrell Miller

Texas A&M running back Ainias Smith (0) is tackled by Florida linebacker Ventrell Miller (51) and linebacker James Houston IV (41) of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)AP

Texas A&M (-6.5) at Mississippi State, 3 p.m., ESPN

Michael Casagrande: Texas A&M

Joseph Goodman: Texas A&M

Tom Green: Texas A&M

Patrick Greenfield: Mississippi State

Giana Han: Texas A&M

Mark Heim: Texas A&M

Mark Inabinett: Mississippi State

Mike Rodak: Texas A&M

Creg Stephenson: Texas A&M

John Talty: Texas A&M

Snoop Conner

Ole Miss running back Snoop Conner celebrates his touchdown during the second half of the team’s NCAA college football game against Alabama in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Alabama won 63-48. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)AP

Ole Miss (-3) at Arkansas, 2:30 p.m., SEC Network

Michael Casagrande: Ole Miss

Joseph Goodman: Arkansas

Tom Green: Ole Miss

Patrick Greenfield: Ole Miss

Giana Han: Ole Miss

Mark Heim: Ole Miss

Mark Inabinett: Ole Miss

Mike Rodak: Arkansas

Creg Stephenson: Ole Miss

John Talty: Ole Miss

Khalil McClain

Troy wide receiver Khalil McClain, right, follows a block from teammate Kaylon Geiger (1) during a game against Middle Tennessee on Sept. 19, 2020, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Joey Meredith/Troy athletics)

Eastern Kentucky (+28) at Troy, 2:30 p.m., espn3

Michael Casagrande: Troy

Joseph Goodman: Troy

Tom Green: Eastern Kentucky

Patrick Greenfield: Troy

Giana Han: Eastern Kentucky

Mark Heim: Eastern Kentucky

Mark Inabinett: Troy

Mike Rodak: Troy

Creg Stephenson: Troy

John Talty: Troy

South Alabama football scrimmage

South Alabama wide receiver Jalen Tolbert (8) celebrates after a touchdown catch during a scrimmage Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, Ala. (Mike Kittrell/AL.com)

Texas State (+2) at South Alabama, 11 a.m., ESPNU

Michael Casagrande: South Alabama

Joseph Goodman: Texas State

Tom Green: South Alabama

Patrick Greenfield: South Alabama

Giana Han: South Alabama

Mark Heim: South Alabama

Mark Inabinett: Texas State

Mike Rodak: South Alabama

Creg Stephenson: South Alabama

John Talty: South Alabama

UTSA vs. UAB football

UAB wide receiver Trea Shropshire blocks as UAB running back Spencer Brown has a long gain against UTSA at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. (Mark Almond | preps@al.com)

Western Kentucky (+13.5) at UAB, 12:30 p.m., Fox Sports Southeast

Michael Casagrande: Western Kentucky

Joseph Goodman: UAB

Tom Green: UAB

Patrick Greenfield: Western Kentucky

Giana Han: UAB

Mark Heim: Western Kentucky

Mark Inabinett: Western Kentucky

Mike Rodak: Western Kentucky

Creg Stephenson: UAB

John Talty: UAB

Gus Malzahn

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn walks the sideline during the second half of the team’s NCAA college football game against Arkansas on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)AP

Auburn (-3) at South Carolina, 11 a.m., ESPN

Michael Casagrande: Auburn 20, South Carolina 6

Joseph Goodman: Auburn 28, South Carolina 24

Tom Green: Auburn 31, South Carolina 27

Patrick Greenfield: South Carolina 26, Auburn 21

Giana Han: Auburn 20, South Carolina 14

Mark Heim: South Carolina 24, Auburn 20

Mark Inabinett: Auburn 28, South Carolina 24

Mike Rodak: Auburn 28, South Carolina 14

Creg Stephenson: Auburn 23, South Carolina 21

John Talty: Auburn 31, South Carolina 14

Mac Jones, Ryder Anderson

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones (10) passes while being pursued by Mississippi defensive end Ryder Anderson (89) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Alabama won 63-48. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)AP

Georgia (+6) at Alabama, 7 p.m., CBS

Michael Casagrande: Alabama 31, Georgia 28

Joseph Goodman: Alabama 28, Georgia 21

Tom Green: Alabama 34, Georgia 24

Patrick Greenfield: Alabama 28, Georgia 17

Giana Han: Alabama 35, Georgia 28

Mark Heim: Alabama 30, Georgia 23

Mark Inabinett: Alabama 33, Georgia 25

Mike Rodak: Alabama 23, Georgia 17

Creg Stephenson: Alabama 38, Georgia 35

John Talty: Alabama 35, Georgia 31

Georgia fan

A Georgia Bulldogs fans wears a face covering during an NCAA college football game against Tennessee, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)AP

Standings after Week 3

Tom Green: 19-11 (6-4 last week)

Mark Inabinett: 17-13 (6-4 last week)

Michael Casagrande: 16-14 (4-6 last week)

Mike Rodak: 16-14 (6-4 last week)

Patrick Greenfield: 15-15 (6-4 last week)

Giana Han: 15-15 (5-5 last week)

Joseph Goodman: 14-16 (4-6 last week)

Mark Heim: 14-16 (6-4 last week)

John Talty: 14-16 (4-6 last week)

Creg Stephenson: 10-20 (4-6 last week)

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