29 August 2011

2011 College Football Week 1 Picks

You know that when fall comes around that it's time for some football and another exciting season of college football will be underway with an exciting slate of games headlined by the matchup of Oregon and LSU at Cowboys Stadium. Here are my picks for that and all other games for week 1.
My pick will be in bold

Thu., Sept. 1Murray State at LouisvilleESPNU6 p.m.
Thu., Sept. 1Villanova at TempleESPN3.com7 p.m.
Thu., Sept. 1North Texas at FIUESPN3.com7 p.m.
Thu., Sept. 1New Hampshire at ToledoESPN3.com7 p.m.
Thu., Sept. 1Fordham at ConnecticutESPN3.com7:30 p.m.
Thu., Sept. 1Western Carolina at Georgia TechESPN3.com7:30 p.m.
Thu., Sept. 1North Carolina Central at RutgersESPN3.com7:30 p.m.
Thu., Sept. 1UNLV at No. 11 WisconsinESPN8 p.m.
Thu., Sept. 1No. 20 Mississippi State at MemphisFSN8 p.m.
Thu., Sept. 1Wake Forest at SyracuseESPN3.com8 p.m.
Thu., Sept. 1Bowling Green at IdahoALT9 p.m.
Thu., Sept. 1Kentucky vs. Western KentuckyESPNU9:15 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 2Youngstown State at No. 17 Michigan StateBig Ten Network7:30 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 2No. 14 TCU at Baylor
Don't be surprised if Baylor pulls off the upset
ESPN8 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3Akron at No. 18 Ohio StateESPNNoon
Sat., Sept. 3Miami (OH) at No. 21 MissouriFSNNoon
Sat., Sept. 3Utah State at No. 23 AuburnESPN2Noon
Sat., Sept. 3Northwestern at Boston CollegeESPNUNoon
Sat., Sept. 3Indiana State at Penn StateBig Ten NetworkNoon
Sat., Sept. 3Tennessee Tech at IowaBig Ten NetworkNoon
Sat., Sept. 3Middle Tennessee at PurdueBig Ten NetworkNoon
Sat., Sept. 3Kent State at No. 2 AlabamaSEC Network12:20 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3Appalachian State at No. 13 Virginia Tech
Expecting another Mountaineer upset? No chance
ACC Network12:30 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3South Dakota at Air ForceMTN2 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3La.-Monroe at No. 6 Florida StateESPNU3:30 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3Chattanooga at No. 10 NebraskaBig Ten Network3:30 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3USF at No. 16 Notre Dame
USF is a good club but they will come up just short
NBC3:30 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3Minnesota at No. 25 USCABC/ESPN23:30 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3Western Michigan at MichiganABC/ESPN23:30 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3James Madison at North Carolina
Still not sure how Madison beat Virginia Tech last year. 
SUN3:30 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3Troy at ClemsonESPN3.com3:30 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3UCLA at Houston
Look for Case Keenum to have a huge comeback game against the team that injured him a year ago.
FSN3:30 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3Arkansas State at IllinoisBig Ten Network3:30 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3Delaware at NavyCBSSN3:30 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3BYU at Ole MissESPN4:45 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3Liberty at North Carolina StateESPN3.com6 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3Colorado State at New MexicoMTN6 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3Buffalo at PittsburghESPN3.com6 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3William & Mary at VirginiaESPN3.com6 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3Montana at TennesseeESPN3.com6 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3East Carolina at No. 12 South Carolina
The Pirates' pitiful defense will get mauled by Marcus Lattimore
FSN7 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3Missouri State at No. 15 ArkansasESPN3.com7 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3FAU at No. 22 FloridaESPNU7 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3Ball State vs. IndianaESPN3.com7 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3Richmond at DukeESPN3.com7 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3Charleston Southern at UCFBHSN7 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3Army at Northern IllinoisESPN3.com7 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3Elon at Vanderbilt
Elon has been one of the more consistent FCS teams of late. 
ESPN3.com7 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3Tulsa at No. 1 Oklahoma
Tulsa can score and G.J. Kinne is a stud QB but their defense has no prayer. 
FX8 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 4 LSU
I would be tempted to pick the Tigers if Jordan Jefferson was not under suspension. 
ABC8 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3No. 5 Boise State at No. 19 Georgia
Mark Richt actually scheduled this game because he thought Kellen Moore had graduated
ESPN8 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3Ohio at New Mexico StateALT8 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3Rice at Texas
Longhorn Network8 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3Cal Poly at San Diego StateMTN10 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3La.-Tech at Southern MissFSN10 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3Colorado at HawaiiESPN210 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 4Marshall at No. 24 West VirginiaESPN3:30 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 4SMU at No. 8 Texas A&M
I really like SMU and this game will feature a lot of points but A&M simply has more talent.
FSN7:30 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 5Miami at Maryland
The Hurricanes are in serious trouble thanks to the Nevin Shapiro scandal plus Maryland has the superior quarterback.
ESPN8 p.m.

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