02 September 2013

2013 College Football Predictions: Week 2

It certainly was a fun start to the 2013 College Football season and it was defined by the FCS, who racked up six victories over BCS programs. North Dakota State knocked off Kansas State in late fashion on Thursday night, Towson took out Connecticut, McNeese State (pictured) drilled South Florida, Northern Iowa defeated Iowa State and Eastern Washington won a shootout with Oregon State, the first time a ranked team fell to an FCS squad since Virginia Tech fell to James Madison in 2010. Now it is unrealistic to see such success by the lower division continue into this week, but now the bigger foes will be on their heels. With that in mind, here are my predictions for week two.

Thursday, September 5th
FAU vs. East Carolina - Fox Sports 1, 7:30
Now if only we get another 4th down QB spike.
Pick: East Carolina

Sacramento State vs. Arizona State - Pac-12 Network, 10:00
Pick: Arizona State

Friday, September 6th
Wake Forest vs. Boston College - ESPN2, 8:00
Pick: Wake Forest

UCF vs. FIU - CBS Sports Network, 8:00
Pick: UCF

Saturday, September 7th
#12 Florida vs. Miami (FL) - ESPN, 12:00
The Seminole War Canoe will be at stake for the first time since the last time these two played in 2008, and there is no reason why this shouldn't be a yearly rivalry. It is always tough to move the ball on the Gators but I think this will be a big statement win for the Canes.
Pick: Miami (FL)

USF vs. Michigan State - ESPNU, 12:00
I guess not enough folks got on the bus for the Bulls last week. May need two buses this week to pull an upset.
Pick: Michigan State

Cincinnati vs. Illinois - ESPN2, 12:00
Pick: Cincinnati

Bowling Green vs. Kent State - ESPN+, 12:00
This game should be some excellent MACtion and after Bowling Green's extremely impressive beatdown of Tulsa, plus Kent's less than impressive survival job against Liberty, give me the Falcons.
Pick: Bowling Green

Missouri State vs. Iowa - BTN, 12:00
Pick: Iowa

Indiana State vs. Purdue - BTN, 12:00
Pick: Purdue

Tennessee Tech vs. #21 Wisconsin - BTN, 12:00
Pick: Wisconsin

Eastern Michigan vs. Penn State - BTN, 12:00
Pick: Penn State

Norfolk State vs. Rutgers - CBS Sports Network, 12:00
Pick: Rutgers

Oklahoma State vs. UTSA - Fox Sports 1, 12:00
Pick: Oklahoma State

Western Kentucky vs. Tennessee - SEC Network, 12:00
Could Bobby Petrino's boys do it again? I think it will be close.
Pick: Tennessee

Houston vs. Temple - AAC Network, 12:00
Pick: Houston

Miami (OH) vs. Kentucky - SEC Network, 12:00
Pick: Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky vs. Louisville - ESPN3, 12:00
Pick: Louisville

Middle Tennessee vs. North Carolina - ACC Network, 12:30
Pick: North Carolina

South Carolina State vs. #4 Clemson - ACC Network, 12:30
Pick: Clemson

Army vs. Ball State - ESPN3, 1:00
Pick: Army

Western Carolina vs. Virginia Tech - ESPN3, 1:30
Pick: Virginia Tech

Chattanooga vs. Georgia State - ESPN3, 2:00
Pick: Georgia State

New Hampshire vs. Central Michigan - ESPN3, 3:00
Pick: Central Michigan

Tennessee-Martin vs. Boise State - ESPN3, 3:00
Pick: Boise State

#2 Oregon vs. Virginia - ABC/ESPN2, 3:30
Virginia looked solid against BYU and pulled off a nice win but let's get real here.
Pick: Oregon

San Diego State vs. #3 Ohio State - ABC/ESPN2, 3:30
Pick: Ohio State

Toledo vs. Missouri - ESPNU, 3:30
The Tigers better not sleep on Toledo, I'm telling you right now.
Pick: Missouri

Buffalo vs. Baylor - FSN, 3:30
Pick: Baylor

Utah State vs. Air Force - CBS Sports Network, 3:30
If you like good Mountain West football, this game is for you. Utah State needs a bounce-back after a close loss to Utah, but it is always tough to win in Colorado Springs.
Pick: Air Force

Idaho vs. Wyoming - Root Sports, 4:00
Pick: Wyoming

Old Dominion vs. Maryland - ESPNEWS, 4:00
Pick: Maryland

#6 South Carolina vs. #11 Georgia - ESPN, 4:30
Georgia really cannot afford to start off 0-2, so getting the Cocks in town after losing a thriller at Clemson is not a great sign. And yet, I'll take them.
Pick: Georgia

Duke vs. Memphis - ESPN3, 4:30
Pick: Duke

Portland State vs. Cal - Pac-12 Network, 5:00
Pick: Cal

Syracuse vs. #19 Northwestern - BTN, 6:00
The Orange were game against the Nittany Lions in the Meadowlands, but they are not deep enough at the skill positions to take out the Wildcats on the road.
Pick: Northwestern

Southern Miss vs. #22 Nebraska - BTN, 6:00
The Huskers came very close to blowing it this past week to Wyoming, but that probably (probably) won't happen here.
Pick: Nebraska

Navy vs. Indiana - BTN, 6:00
The Middies are always game, but this Indiana offense to too cool for school.
Pick: Indiana

Richmond vs. NC State - ESPN3, 6:00
Pick: NC State

James Madison vs. Akron - ESPN3, 6:00
Pick: Akron

Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Kansas State - Fox Sports 1, 6:30
Would a Bill Snyder fall again after the North Dakota State loss? I actually think yes, this is a strong Rajun' Cajuns club.
Pick: Louisiana-Lafayette

West Virginia vs. #16 Oklahoma - Fox, 7:00
The Mountaineers came very close to losing to a bad William & Mary on Saturday so it will be one of those kind of years.
Pick: Oklahoma

#15 Texas vs. BYU - ESPN2, 7:00
The Cougars are always frisky, but their lack of speed will kill them this week.
Pick: Texas

UAB vs. #9 LSU - ESPNU, 7:00
Pick: LSU

Stephen F. Austin vs. Texas Tech - FSN, 7:00
Pick: Texas Tech

Colorado State vs. Tulsa - CBS Sports Network, 7:00
Pick: Tulsa

South Dakota vs. Kansas - Jayhawk Sports, 7:00
Pick: Kansas

Samford vs. Arkansas - ARSN Pay-Per-View, 7:00
Pick: Arkansas

Sam Houston State vs. #7 Texas A&M - FSN Pay-Per-View, 7:00
Pick: Texas A&M

SE Missouri State vs. Ole Miss - CSS Pay-Per-View, 7:00
Pick: Ole Miss

North Texas vs. Ohio - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Ohio

Nicholls State vs. Western Michigan - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Western Michigan

Savannah State vs. Troy - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Troy

Grambling vs. Louisiana-Monroe - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Louisiana-Monroe

Prairie View A&M vs. Texas State - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Texas State

Arkansas State vs. Auburn - SEC Network, 7:30
Hey, don't count out a sneaky good ASU offense.
Pick: Auburn

Austin Peay vs. Vanderbilt - CSS, 7:30
Pick: Vanderbilt

#14 Notre Dame vs. #17 Michigan - ESPN, 8:00
These two always seem to play great games when they throw down and meet. If somebody put a gun to my head, I lean towards the Wolverines because I think that Tommy Rees is more likely to make a crucial error than Devin Gardner.
Pick: Michigan

Hawaii vs. Oregon State - Pac-12 Network, 8:00
Pick: Oregon State

Central Arkansas vs. Colorado - Pac-12 Network, 8:00
Pick: Colorado

Montana State vs. SMU - ESPN3, 8:00
Pick: SMU

New Mexico vs. UTEP - FCS, 8:00
Pick: UTEP

Minnesota vs. New Mexico State - Aggie Vision Pay-Per-View, 8:00
Pick: Minnesota

Washington State vs. #25 USC - Fox Sports 1, 10:30
Mike Leach will need a few swords to pull off this one, but it could be funky.
Pick: USC

Arizona vs. UNLV - CBS Sports Network, 10:30
Pick: Arizona 

San Jose State vs. #5 Stanford - Pac-12 Network, 11:00
Pick: Stanford

H/T MattsarzSports

1 comment:

  1. How about including your predicted scores for the games?