09 September 2014

2014 College Football Predictions: Week 3

Can we really top a week in which we have a school's athletic director run onto his team's sideline in order to yell at the referees? The situation surrounding Pat Haden's actions are still a little uncertain but Haden has been fined and reprimanded for his actions. Regardless, the whole thing was more than a little ridiculous, and funny as well. So there's that.

The Trojans are in action on Saturday night in Chestnut Hill against Boston College so you know all eyes will be on Mr. Haden with everybody hoping he pulls something even more off the wall. Here are my Week 3 picks.

Thursday, September 11th
Louisiana Tech vs. North Texas - CBS Sports Network, 8:00
Both teams coming off big, and relatively surprising, wins but I think the homefield advantage for the Mean Green will be the difference.
Pick: North Texas

Houston vs. 25 BYU - ESPN, 9:00
I like the Cougars to win here. No, I know I'm not clever.
Pick: BYU

Friday, September 12th
Toledo vs. Cincinnati - ESPNU, 7:00
Pick: Cincinnati

8 Baylor vs. Buffalo - ESPN, 8:00
Pick: Baylor

Saturday, September 13th
Ohio vs. Marshall - CBS Sports Network, 12:00
Could this be Marshall's toughest test for an undefeated season? Even so, give me the Herd.
Pick: Marshall

UCF vs. 20 Missouri - SEC Network, 12:00
This isn't an easy game for the Tigers as UCF has plenty of talent, but Mizzou will get the W.
Pick: Missouri

East Carolina vs. 17 Virginia Tech - ESPN, 12:00
Pick: Virginia Tech

Boise State vs. Connecticut - ABC/ESPN2, 12:00
Pick: Boise State

Kent State vs. 22 Ohio State - ABC/ESPN2, 12:00
Pick: Ohio State

Syracuse vs. Central Michigan - ESPNEWS, 12:00
Pick: Syracuse

Indiana vs. Bowling Green - ESPNU, 12:00
Long live the MAC.
Pick: Bowling Green

Pittsburgh vs. FIU - Fox Sports 1, 12:00
Pick: Pittsburgh

West Virginia vs. Maryland - BTN, 12:00
Will I pick against the Terps again? I do like the Mountineers, so color me that.
Pick: West Virginia

Georgia Southern vs. Georgia Tech - Fox Sports South, 12:00
Pick: Georgia Tech

Massachusetts vs. Vanderbilt - SportSouth, 12:00
Pick: Vanderbilt

21 Louisville vs. Virginia - ACC Network, 12:30
Pick: Louisville

Wyoming vs. 2 Oregon - Pac-12 Network, 2:00
Pick: Oregon

Air Force vs. Georgia State - ESPN3, 2:00
Pick: Air Force

Indiana State vs. Ball State - ESPN3, 3:00
Pick: Ball State

UC Davis vs. Colorado State - Mountain West Network, 3:00
Pick: Colorado State

6 Georgia vs. 24 South Carolina - CBS, 3:30
I do think South Carolina is better than what they showed against Texas A&M in their opener but I think with how awesome Todd Gurley is, the Bulldogs will be tough to stop even at home.
Pick: Georgia

Miami (OH) vs. Michigan - BTN, 3:30
Pick: Michigan

Kansas vs. Duke - Fox Sports South, 3:30
Pick: Duke

Alabama A&M vs. UAB - American Sports Network, 3:30
Pick: UAB

Iowa State vs. Iowa - ESPN, 3:30
Pick: Iowa

Arkansas State vs. Miami (FL) - ESPNU, 3:30
Pick: Miami (FL)

Arkansas vs. Texas Tech - ABC, 3:30
Bret Bielema could use a win like this and I think the Razorbacks will pull off an upset in Lubbock.
Pick: Arkansas

NC State vs. USF - CBS Sports Network, 3:30
I went with USF last week and almost got it. However, give me the Wolfpack.
Pick: NC State

Minnesota vs. TCU - Fox Sports 1, 4:00
Pick: TCU

Illinois vs. Washington - Fox, 4:00
Pick: Washington

Army vs. 15 Stanford - Pac-12 Network, 5:00
Pick: Stanford

Western Michigan vs. Idaho - ESPN3, 5:00
Pick: Western Michigan

Southern Miss vs. 3 Alabama - ESPN2, 6:00
Pick: Alabama

Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion - Cox-Hampton Roads, 6:00
Pick: Old Dominion

UTSA vs. Oklahoma State - Fox Sports Networks, 7:00
After nearly pulling off the upset against Arizona at home, can this strong Roadrunner team get a big one on the road? I say no but it'll be a very good game.
Pick: Oklahoma State

Louisiana-Monroe vs. 10 LSU - ESPNU, 7:00
Pick: LSU

Wake Forest vs. Utah State - CBS Sports Network, 7:00
Pick: Utah State

Tulsa vs. FAU - Fox College Sports, 7:00
Pick: FAU

Abilene Christian vs. Troy - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Troy

Northern Illinois vs. UNLV - Mountain West Network, 7:00
Pick: Northern Illinois

Western Kentucky vs. Middle Tennessee - WUXP, 7:00
Some fun C-USA action right here, if that's your thing. I think an excellent Hilltopper passing attack with Brandon Doughty running the show will get the road victory.
Pick: Western Kentucky

Kentucky vs. Florida - SEC Network, 7:30
Pick: Florida

Purdue vs. 11 Notre Dame (Indianapolis) - NBC, 7:30
Pick: Notre Dame

Penn State vs. Rutgers - BTN, 8:00
Rutgers' debut in the B1G won't go according to plan in Piscataway.
Pick: Penn State

Tennessee vs. 4 Oklahoma - ABC, 8:00
Pick: Oklahoma

New Mexico State vs. UTEP - American Sports Network, 8:00
Pick: UTEP

Navy vs. Texas State - ESPNEWS, 8:00
Pick: Navy

9 USC vs. Boston College - ESPN, 8:00
I wonder who Steve Sarkisian will text this week.
Pick: USC

12 UCLA vs. Texas (Arlington) - Fox, 8:00
Well I certainly didn't see Texas getting mauled like they did against BYU last week and while UCLA has struggled in all of their games against weaker competition, I still like them here.
Pick: UCLA

Portland State vs. Washington State - Pac-12 Network, 8:00
Pick: Washington State

SE Louisiana vs. Tulane - ESPN3, 8:00
Pick: Tulane

Rice vs. 7 Texas A&M - ESPN2, 9:00
Pick: Texas A&M

16 Arizona State vs. Colorado - ESPNU, 10:00
Pick: Arizona State

Nebraska vs. Fresno State - CBS Sports Network, 10:30
Pick: Nebraska

Sunday, September 14th
Northern Iowa vs. Hawaii - Oceanic Time Warner Cable PPV, 12:00 am
Pick: Hawaii

Listings via MattsarzSports


  1. Is Georgia #6 or #1? Just in the search of accuracy, considering, based off your tweets that you are interning at CBS (who'd you blow for that gig?) and you might want to represent the network properly. By the way, take down the profile pic of Summerall and Madden. It's insulting to real broadcasters, especially those proud of the games they called often like Giants vs. REDSKINS, Cowboys vs. REDSKINS.

    1. Haha ok. I'll make sure to take down the picture right away just for you.