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'Stanford Steve' and 'The Bear': Week 5 college football picks, bets, nuggets

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SVP likes the underdogs in Week 5 (2:20)

Scott Van Pelt picks his winners for Week 5 of the college football season. (2:20)

College football season is in full swing, which means it's time for "Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris "The Bear" Fallica to continue their prognostications.

In this file, they break down Week 5 of the season as only they can, offering their top bets, nuggets, games to stay away from and even a special money-line underdog parlay to jump on.

Here we go with Week 5 picks. Get ready to back -- or fade -- a bunch of 'dogs you normally wouldn't want any part of. Enjoy Week 5.


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Stanford Steve (1-2-1 last week, 12-7-2 overall)

Stanford Cardinal (-4, 57) at Oregon State Beavers

No team is starving for a conference win more than the Beavers, and i think a lot of things line up for them to get it. They're coming off a bye, the students are officially on campus in Corvallis, and two of the past three games between these teams in Reser Stadium have come down to the final seconds. The Cardinal have won nine in a row in the series, but what might matter most is the ineffectiveness of the offense traveling from Palo Alto -- an offense that has two touchdowns in its past 10 quarters.

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