Colin's College Football Locks

Colin Cowherd gives his locks of the year for the 2008 college football season.

Updated: November 18, 2008, 5:42 PM ET
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Colin does it ever year. Here are the Herd's college football locks of the year. (Colin's pick to win or cover is in bold):

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Also, be sure to check out Colin's 2008 Wheel of Genius picks.

Colin's Locks
Game Why?
West Virginia at Colorado Colorado's third straight home game.They play an easy game the week before against my alma mater (Eastern Washington), and this game kick starts a four-game stretch that's tough for Colorado, and they've got to win the first game. It's a night game out west -- tough for the Mountaineers. Take the Buffalos to win.
Notre Dame at Michigan State Notre Dame will sell the farm on Michigan the week before. Michigan State returns a very good QB. Michigan State has a great head coach in Mark Dantonio, and the Spartans play their best games against the biggest opponents. Michigan State beats Notre Dame soundly.
Alabama at Clemson Clemson is worth two blown games every year. Nick Saban is great when he gets time, and he's got a whole offseason to prepare for this opener. Clemson loses to Alabama despite being at home.
Missouri at Texas Huge trap game for Texas. Texas is coming off their big game with Oklahoma. Missouri faces a non-rival the week before and totally zones in on Texas. Missouri beats Texas handily in Austin.
LSU at South Carolina The week before LSU is at Florida, the week after -- at Georgia. Spurrier faces Kentucky the week before. LSU is a sitting duck and struggled with South Carolina last year. LSU has QB issues and the Gamecocks will be better at home next year.