Thursday, October 2nd
FAU vs. FIU - Fox Sports 1, 7:00
UCF vs. Houston - ESPN, 7:00
Arizona vs. 2 Oregon - ESPN, 10:30
You think we will get enough offense at Autzen?
Friday, October 3rd
Louisville vs. Syracuse - ESPN, 7:00
It always is tough to play in the Carrier Dome, so the Cardinals better not be caught sleeping here.
San Diego State vs. Fresno State - CBS Sports Network, 10:00
Pick: Fresno State
Utah State vs. 18 BYU - ESPN, 10:15
Saturday, October 4th
Purdue vs. Illinois - ESPN2, 12:00
Ball State vs. Army - CBS Sports Network, 12:00
6 Texas A&M vs. 12 Mississippi State - ESPN, 12:00
A&M is better than I thought, but so are the Cowboys. You know Kenny Hill will make some big plays but I loved how Mississippi State went into Death Valley and kicked LSU around. Give me the folks with the cowbells.
Pick: Mississippi State
Southern Miss vs. Middle Tennessee - American Sports Network, 12:00
Pick: Middle Tennessee
20 Ohio State vs. Maryland - ABC, 12:00
Yep, this is a Big Ten matchup. Oh, I'm sorry. B1G matchup.
Pick: Ohio State
Marshall vs. Old Dominion - Fox Sports Networks, 12:00
Marshall isn't ranked yet? Come on now. ODU is a sleepy club with their offense but the Herd should come out unscathed.
SMU vs. 22 East Carolina - ESPNU, 12:00
East Carolina may hang 80 here.
Pick: East Carolina
Florida vs. Tennessee - SEC Network, 12:00
I really liked what I saw out of the Vols last Saturday and I think that continues here at home.
Iowa State vs. 21 Oklahoma State - Fox Sports 1, 12:00
Pick: Oklahoma State
Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina - ACC Network, 12:30
Pick: Virginia Tech
Eastern Michigan vs. Akron - ESPN3, 2:00
North Texas vs. Indiana - BTN, 2:30
Massachusetts vs. Miami (OH) - ESPN3, 2:30
Pick: Miami (OH)
Tulsa vs. Colorado State - Mountain West Network, 3:00
Pick: Colorado State
4 Oklahoma vs. 25 TCU - Fox, 3:30
Is TCU good enough to pull off the home upset? I'm not sure but it should be a fine football game.
3 Alabama vs. 11 Ole Miss - CBS, 3:30
The folks in the Grove should have fun with the GameDay folks in town for the first time ever, and this is a good Rebels squad. That said, Alabama is going to run away with this.
14 Stanford vs. 9 Notre Dame - NBC, 3:30
With Stanford first in points allowed and Notre Dame fourth, this won't be a high-scorer. Stanford has played tougher competition but I don't think they have looked all that great. I think the Irish at home will get it done.
Pick: Notre Dame
17 Wisconsin vs. Northwestern - ESPN2, 3:30
Navy vs. Air Force - CBS Sports Network, 3:30
7 Baylor vs. Texas - ABC, 3:30
If Texas can keep it close, even at home, they should be happy.
Wake Forest vs. 1 Florida State - ABC, 3:30
Pick: Florida State
NC State vs. Clemson - ESPNU, 3:30
Buffalo vs. Bowling Green - BCSN, 3:30
Pick: Bowling Green
Ohio vs. Central Michigan - ESPN3, 3:30
New Mexico vs. UTSA - American Sports Network, 3:30
Oregon State vs. Colorado - Pac-12 Networks, 4:00
Pick: Oregon State
Vanderbilt vs. 13 Georgia - SEC Network, 4:00
Kansas vs. West Virginia - Fox Sports Networks, 4:00
Pick: West Virginia
Kent State vs. Northern Illinois - ESPN3, 5:00
Pick: Northern Illinois
15 LSU vs. 5 Auburn - ESPN, 7:00
Could the Tigers (on the road) actually be the worst team in the SEC West? It's not that crazy. That said, Les Miles always has something up his sleeve and while I am crazy, I like LSU.
Texas Tech vs. 23 Kansas State - ESPNU, 7:00
Pick: Kansas State
Michigan vs. Rutgers - BTN, 7:00
This game is all kinds of awful, particularly after Brady Hoke's disgraceful coaching display this past week, so let's listen to the Sports Pope crush Rutgers.
Memphis vs. Cincinnati - CBS Sports Network, 7:00
Hawaii vs. Rice - American Sports Network, 7:00
UTEP vs. Louisiana Tech - Fox College Sports, 7:00
Pick: Louisiana Tech
UAB vs. Western Kentucky - 7:00
Pick: Western Kentucky
Louisiana-Monroe vs. Arkansas State - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Arkansas State
Idaho vs. Texas State - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Texas State
Toledo vs. Western Michigan - ESPN3, 7:00
Georgia State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette - ESPN3, 7:00
Miami (FL) vs. Georgia Tech - ESPN2, 7:30
The U looked good against Duke this past week, while GT has looked good all year. However, I don't love how the Hurricanes have looked on the road so I think the Yellow Jackets can pull out a tight one.
Pick: Georgia Tech
Pittsburgh vs. Virginia - ACC FSN, 7:30
South Carolina vs. Kentucky - SEC Network, 7:30
Pick: South Carolina
Arizona State vs. 16 USC - Fox, 7:30
USC isn't great offensively, but strong defensively. Arizona State is great on offense but a mess defensively. I don't think they can get the stops a road team would have to get here.
UNLV vs. San Jose State - ESPNEWS, 8:00
Georgia Southern vs. New Mexico State - ESPN3, 8:00
Pick: Georgia Southern
19 Nebraska vs. 10 Michigan State - ABC, 8:00
Both teams are actually in the top seven in scoring and both have looked strong on defense. I do think the Spartans are better on paper and they are at home.
Pick: Michigan State
Utah vs. 8 UCLA - ESPN, 10:30
How about the Bruins finally looking impressive this past Thursday? That said, Utah is a sneaky team.
California vs. Washington State - Pac-12 Networks, 10:30
Pick: Washington State
Boise State vs. Nevada - CBS Sports Network, 10:30
Pick: Boise State