pretty controversial victory over Wisconsin, will try to upset the Cardinal of Stanford. Here are my week three college football picks.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
#3 Clemson vs. N.C. State - ESPN, 7:30
The Wolfpack came very close to falling to Richmond this past week, so this does not bode well.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Boise State vs. Fresno State - ESPN, 9:00
Who is the king of the Mountain West? This is possibly a conference title game preview. Boise has gotten their act together after the embarrassing Washington loss, but I think Derek Carr can go to town on them.
Pick: Fresno State
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Louisiana Tech vs. Kansas - Fox Sports 1, 12:00
Kansas is awful, I'm sorry (actually I'm not).
Pick: Louisiana Tech
North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech - ESPN, 12:00
When the option is cranking, it is mighty tough to stop.
San Jose State vs. Minnesota - ESPN2, 12:00
Marshall vs. Virginia Tech - ESPNU, 12:00
Pick: Virginia Tech
Vanderbilt vs. UMass - ESPNEWS, 12:00
North Texas vs. Georgia - SEC TV, 12:00
Wake Forest vs. Army - CBS Sports Network, 12:00
Pick: Wake Forest
Florida A&M vs. #4 Ohio State - BTN, 12:00
Pick: Ohio State
Western Michigan vs. Iowa - BTN, 12:00
FIU vs. #7 Louisville - AAC Network, 12:00
Middle Tennessee vs. FAU - CSS, 12:00
Pick: Middle Tennessee
Toledo vs. Central Michigan - ESPN +, 12:00
Pittsburgh vs. Duke - ACC Network, 12:30
The Panthers got a much needed win last week and they should keep it up.
Tulane vs. Syracuse - ACC Network, 12:30
Ball State vs. Eastern Michigan - ESPN3, 1:00
Pick: Ball State
Jacksonville State vs. Georgia State - ESPN3, 2:00
Pick: Jacksonville State
Idaho State vs. Washington - Pac-12 Network, 3:00
Houston vs. Rice (Reliant Stadium) - FSN, 3:00
It has been a few years since the Owls won the Bayou Bucket, but they will get it back this time.
Northwestern State vs. UAB - CBSSports.com ULive, 3:00
Michigan State vs. #22 Notre Dame - NBC, 3:30
Sparty's offense has been dreadful save for a beatdown of Youngstown State, and I have little confidence that they can move the ball in South Bend.
Pick: Notre Dame
Purdue vs. #24 Wisconsin - ABC/ESPN2, 3:30
The Boilermakers came pretty close to taking out the Irish before falling apart in the 4th. Against an angry Wisconsin team, they will struggle to eclipse that.
Utah State vs. USC - ABC/ESPN2, 3:30
The Trojans are not that bad, right? They did smoke BC, so there's that.
Tennessee vs. #19 Florida - CBS, 3:30
Florida always makes it ugly thanks to an excellent defense and a mediocre-to-bad offense. I think Butch Jones goes into the Swamp and pulls off his first big win.
Arkansas vs. Rutgers - ESPN, 3:30
Bret Bielema has the Razorbacks played pretty well and while Rutgers is solid, I like the former.
West Virginia vs. Maryland (M&T Bank Stadium) - ESPNU, 3:30
The Mountaineers still cannot stop anybody defensively and they will struggle against a strong Terrapin offense.
Kent State vs. Penn State - BTN, 3:30
Penn State did just lose to UCF, but Kent State has really struggled with Dri Archer not staying healthy.
Pick: Penn State
Maine vs. #18 Northwestern - BTN, 3:30
South Dakota State vs. Nebraska - BTN, 3:30
Murray State vs. Bowling Green - ESPN3, 3:30
Pick: Bowling Green
VMI vs. Virginia - ESPN3, 3:30
Louisiana-Monroe vs. #20 Baylor - Fox Sports 1, 4:00
Tim Brando's Warhawks will make it interesting, I tell you.
Cincinnati vs. Miami (OH) - ESPN3, 4:00
Arkansas State vs. Memphis - ESPN3, 4:30
Pick: Arkansas State
Bethune Cookman vs. #8 Florida State - ESPN3, 6:00
Pick: Florida State
Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Akron - ESPN3, 6:00
Hey the Zips cam extremely close to beating the Wolverines. And yet, I like the Rajin' Cajuns. So be it.
#23 Arizona State vs. #5 Stanford - Fox, 7:00
Yes, ASU escaped with some referee sheninigans Saturday night but this is a very good club with plenty of offensive firepower. However, I think Stanford's defense can slow them down plus their physicality will give the Sun Devils trouble.
SMU vs. #10 Texas A&M - ESPNU, 7:00
Pick: Texas A&M
Colorado State vs. #1 Alabama - ESPN2, 7:00
Texas State vs. #25 Texas Tech - FSN, 7:00
Pick: Texas Tech
Savannah State vs. #16 Miami (FL) - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Miami (FL)
Eastern Illinois vs. Northern Illinois - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Northern Illinois
Morgan State vs. Western Kentucky - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Western Kentucky
Troy vs. Mississippi State - Fox Sports South, 7:30
Pick: Mississippi State
Oregon State vs. San Diego State - CBS Sports Network, 7:30
Pick: Oregon State
Auburn vs. #6 LSU - ESPN, 7:45
Gus Malzahn has the Tigers playing quite well to start off his tenure, but you don't win in Baton Rouge at night, especially against an LSU club playing great.
Kansas State vs. Texas - ABC, 8:00
Texas is looking really poor on defense right now, but fortunately the Wildcats are a middling offensive club.
#15 Michigan vs. UConn - ABC, 8:00
It's a good thing the Huskies are awful, but then what is Akron?
Missouri vs. Indiana - BTN, 8:00
This should be a quality affair in Bloomington and I think the Hoosiers will show enough flash offensively to pull a mild upset.
UTSA vs. UTEP - FCS, 8:00
Hawaii vs. Nevada - Oceanic Pay-Per-View/Mountain West Network, 8:00
Wyoming vs. Air Force - ESPNU, 10:15
Pick: Air Force
Utah vs. BYU - ESPN2, 10:15
The Utes fought hard and almost took out the Beavers, we will see a similar result in my hometown.
New Mexico State vs. #13 UCLA - Pac-12 Network, 10:30
Idaho vs. Washington State - Pac-12 Network, 10:30
Pick: Washington State