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You did it. You made it through the entire college football offseason. As your reward, games will begin on Thursday night, and you’ll have five straight days featuring at least one college football game.

Pat yourself on the back, my friend, you’ve earned them.

Of course, what would a weekend of college football games be if we didn’t pick games against the spread for our own entertainment purposes? So, with the return of the college football season, we also have the return of Pick Six.

Not to toot my own horn too loudly, but I did pretty well in Pick Six last season. I had an overall record of 49-35, and if don’t include our record on the Hail Mary Parlays — which, as the name suggests, aren’t exactly easy to hit — I went 46-25.

This year, I hope to do more of the same, though with a minor change: You can compete against me. Each week, I will post two polls on Twitter for our Pick Six Games of the Week. You can vote in the poll, and the team that gets the most votes will be our Twitter Pick.

Anyway, while it’s great to talk to you again, let’s get to what you came here for: the picks.

Games of the Week

No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners (-10) vs. No. 15 Houston Cougars (NRG Stadium in Houston): Houston is coming off an excellent season, and the last time we saw the Cougars, they were beating Florida State Seminoles 38-24 in the Peach Bowl. As a result, plenty of people have high expectations for Houston again this year. I do as well, but my expectations only go so far — winning the American Athletic Conference and being in the conversation for a New Year’s Six Bowl. All the possible College Football Playoff talk I’ve heard is a bit further than I’m willing to go.

What worries me about Houston in this game is what it has to replace. Yes, Greg Ward Jr. is back, but DeMarcus Ayers — his favorite target — is gone, as are three-fifths of the offensive line. Oklahoma, meanwhile, is coming off a CFP berth and Baker Mayfield returning as well as the running back tandem of Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon . The Sooners have to replace some key guys on defense, so I don’t believe this is anything close to a sure thing, but I’m a lot more confident in the Sooners heading into this one than the Cougs. Oklahoma 35, Houston 21

Twitter Pick: Houston +10 (56 percent)

No. 4 Florida State (-4.5) vs. No. 11 Ole Miss Rebels (Citrus Bowl in Orlando): We all know about what Ole Miss lost, and it remains to be seen how the Rebels will go about replacing such key contributors. What really worries me about them in this game, however, are the departures on the lines. Ole Miss lost three starters on the offensive line, including star left tackle Laremy Tunsil . On defense, they lost both their tackles.