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.
Friday, September 12th
Toledo vs. Cincinnati - ESPNU, 7:00
8 Baylor vs. Buffalo - ESPN, 8:00
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.
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.
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
Indiana vs. Bowling Green - ESPNU, 12:00
Long live the MAC.
Pick: Bowling Green
Pittsburgh vs. FIU - Fox Sports 1, 12:00
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
21 Louisville vs. Virginia - ACC Network, 12:30
Wyoming vs. 2 Oregon - Pac-12 Network, 2:00
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.
Miami (OH) vs. Michigan - BTN, 3:30
Kansas vs. Duke - Fox Sports South, 3:30
Alabama A&M vs. UAB - American Sports Network, 3:30
Iowa State vs. Iowa - ESPN, 3:30
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.
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
Illinois vs. Washington - Fox, 4:00
Army vs. 15 Stanford - Pac-12 Network, 5:00
Western Michigan vs. Idaho - ESPN3, 5:00
Pick: Western Michigan
Southern Miss vs. 3 Alabama - ESPN2, 6:00
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
Wake Forest vs. Utah State - CBS Sports Network, 7:00
Pick: Utah State
Tulsa vs. FAU - Fox College Sports, 7:00
Abilene Christian vs. Troy - ESPN3, 7:00
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
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
New Mexico State vs. UTEP - American Sports Network, 8:00
Navy vs. Texas State - ESPNEWS, 8:00
9 USC vs. Boston College - ESPN, 8:00
I wonder who Steve Sarkisian will text this week.
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.
Portland State vs. Washington State - Pac-12 Network, 8:00
Pick: Washington State
SE Louisiana vs. Tulane - ESPN3, 8:00
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
Sunday, September 14th
Northern Iowa vs. Hawaii - Oceanic Time Warner Cable PPV, 12:00 am
Listings via MattsarzSports