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Weekend Picks Panel -- Week 11 expert picks against the spread

By Chip Patterson | Staff Writer
Nississippi State and Dan Mullen face LSU on Saturday in Baton Rouge, La. Both teams lost last week. (US Presswire)

The Weekend Picks Panel has assembled and, after bloody debate, we can present that podcast below with your best guesses locks of the week. Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) and Jerry Hinnen (@JerryHinnen) join me again to discuss all of the Top 25 action from the oddsmakers' angle, giving you at least one good reason and pick for each game.

We begin with a new segment, called Five For Fighting. (LEGAL: The Five for Fighting segment on the podcast is no way, shape, or form related to the piano-based soft rock band led by John Ondrasik that saw popular success in the early 2000s) In the Five for Fighting segment, Jerry and Tom battle over five games in which they have taken opposite sides in the CBSSports.com Expert Picks. Each side gets to debate why he thinks his selection is best, and we will return next week with the results and a winner for Week 11.

After that, we move into the lightning round, with Jerry and Tom exchanging breakdowns and game picks for the rest of the Top 25 slate. Stick around to the end for our attempts at predicting the surprise of the weekend.

Got a question for a future podcast or observation during the games this weekend? Let me know on Twitter (@cnpatterson3), and I'll include it in the Week 11 Rewind on Monday.

If you are in a hurry, I encourage you to use the contents below to find specific game picks.

0:00 -- Jerry's BBQ pick of the week
1:30 -- Five for Fighting introduction
2:00 -- No. 22 Mississippi State at No. 9 LSU (-13 1/2)
5:23 -- No. 3 Kansas State at TCU (+ 1/2)
9:45 -- Penn State at No. 18 Nebraska (-7 1/2)
14:10 -- No. 4 Notre Dame at Boston College (+18 1/2)
18:00 -- Iowa State at No. 19 Texas (-9 1/2)
22:15 -- No. 17 UCLA at Washington State (+14 1/2)
23:10 -- Maryland at No. 10 Clemson (-31 1/2)
23:40 -- Army at No. 24 Rutgers (-18 1/2)
24:45 -- No. 13 Oregon State at No. 16 Stanford (-5 1/2)
26:00 -- No. 5 Georgia at Auburn (+15 1/2)
27:50 -- No. 15 Texas A&M at No. 1 Alabama (-13 1/2)
29:15 -- Arizona State at No. 21 USC (-9 1/2)
30:45 -- No. 11 Louisville at Syracuse (+2 1/2)
32:00 -- Arkansas at No. 12 South Carolina (-14 1/2)
33:20 -- No. 8Florida State at Virginia Tech (+13 1/2)
34:25 -- La.-Lafayette at No. 7 Florida (-26 1/2)
36:00 -- No. 2 Oregon at California (+27 1/2)
36:50 -- No. 19 Louisiana Tech at Texas State (+20 1/2)
38:17 -- Baylor at No. 14 Oklahoma (-19 1/2)
39:35 -- Kansas at No. 25 Texas Tech (-24 1/2)
40:45 -- Tom and Jerry give their surprise picks of the weekend, then some good ol' fashion smack talking ensues between the panelists.

Got questions you want answered on a future podcast? Send them to podcast@cbsinteractive.com. Feedback -- both love and hate -- is encouraged as well.

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