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'Stanford Steve' and 'The Bear': Week 3 college football picks, bets, nuggets

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SVP picks his Week 3 Winners (2:25)

Scott Van Pelt makes his Week 3 college football picks against the spread, including predicting Indiana +18 vs. No. 6 Ohio State. (2:25)

College football season is here, which means it's time for "Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris "The Bear" Fallica.

In this file, they break down Week 3 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 3 picks. Get ready to back -- or fade -- a bunch of 'dogs you normally wouldn't want any part of. Enjoy Week 3.


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Stanford Steve (3-2 last week, 5-5 overall)

Maryland Terrapins (-7, 66.5) at Temple Owls

No one has started the season better than the Dirty Terps. But Temple has the personnel on defense (the best secondary in the American Athletic Conference, in my opinion) to slow the Terrapins down. I like the spot here for the Owls, who upset Maryland last season as 16-point dog when they played two safeties down to help against the run and dared Maryland to throw the ball. The Terps couldn't capitalize when they took shots down the field and could have similar issues this time around.

Pick: Temple +7. Maryland 34, Temple 33.