15 September 2015

2015 College Football Predictions: Week 3

It is Week 3 in this college football campaign and I think we are poised to get some upsets this week. Which teams could be, or should be, worried about laying an egg and falling to somebody under-the-radar? Here are my picks.

Thursday, September 17th
11 Clemson vs. Louisville - ESPN, 7:30
I think we're poised for an upset here. The Cardinals have the defense to slow down Deshaun Watson just enough to get a win.
Pick: Louisville

Friday, September 18th
9 Florida State vs. Boston College - ESPN, 8:00
Pick: Florida State

Idaho vs. Boise State - CBS Sports Network, 9:00
Pick: Boise State

New Mexico vs. Arizona State - Pac-12 Networks, 10:00
Pick: Arizona State

Saturday, September 19th
Savannah State vs. Akron - ESPN3, 12:00
Pick: Akron

Buffalo vs. FAU - ASN, 12:00
Pick: FAU

Wake Forest vs. Army - CBS Sports Network, 12:00
Pick: Wake Forest

UNLV vs. Michigan - BTN, 12:00
Pick: Michigan

Tulsa vs. 16 Oklahoma - FS1, 12:00
Pick: Oklahoma

Nevada vs. 17 Texas A&M - SEC Network, 12:00
Pick: Texas A&M

Kent State vs. Minnesota - BTN, 12:00
Pick: Minnesota

Connecticut vs. Michigan - ESPN, 12:00
Pick: Michigan

Air Force vs. 4 Michigan Stare - ABC, 12:00
Pick: Michigan State

USF vs. Maryland - ESPNU, 12:00
Pick: Maryland

Ilinois vs. North Carolina - ESPN2, 12:00
Pick: North Carolina

Central Michigan vs. Syracuse - Fox Sports Networks (ACC), 12:30
Pick: Syracuse

23 Northwestern vs. Duke - ACC Network, 12:30
Pick: Northwestern

SE Louisiana vs. Ohio - ESPN3, 2:00
Pick: Ohio

Georgia State vs. 12 Oregon - Pac-12 Networks, 2:00
Pick: Oregon

Rice vs. North Texas - Fox College Sports, 2:30
Pick: North Texas

Memphis vs. Bowling Green - ASN, 3:00
Pick: Memphis

Temple vs. Massachusetts - ESPN3, 3:00
Pick: Temple

Louisiana Tech vs. Kansas State - Fox Sports Networks, 3:00
Pick: Kansas State

Ball State vs. Eastern Michigan - ESPN3, 3:00
Pick: Ball State

Troy vs. 24 Wisconsin - BTN, 3:30
Pick: Wisconsin

East Carolina vs. Navy - CBS Sports Network, 3:30
Pick: Navy

William & Mary vs. Virginia - ESPN3, 3:30
Pick: Virginia

Cincinnati vs. Miami (OH) - ESPN3, 3:30
Pick: Cincinnati

14 Georgia Tech vs. 8 Notre Dame - NBC, 3:30
Notre Dame had to barely survive Virginia, but not without the expense of losing quarterback Malik Zaire. Backup DeShone Kizer did look good in relief but I like the Yellow Jackets here on the road.
Pick: Georgia Tech

Norfolk State vs. Marshall - ASN, 3:30
Pick: Marshall

18 Auburn vs. 13 LSU - CBS, 3:30
Auburn dropped 12 points in the AP Poll after being taken to overtime by Jacksonville State. They have not looked like a national championship contender and I think going into Death Valley now against LSU, who squeaked out a W in Starkville, is not good timing for them.
Pick: LSU

UTSA vs. 25 Oklahoma State - FS1, 3:30
Pick: Oklahoma State

Virginia Tech vs. Purdue - ESPNU, 3:30
Pick: Virginia Tech

Northern Illinois vs. 1 Ohio State - ABC/ESPN2, 3:30
Pick: Ohio State

Nebraska vs. Miami (FL) - ABC/ESPN2, 3:30
I think that the Canes are being underrated this season and they're going to be better than some folks think. That starts by doing something they did to first put their program on the map: defeat Nebraska at (essentially) home.
Pick: Miami

Northwestern State vs. Mississippi State - SEC Network, 4:00
Pick: Mississippi State

Austin Peay vs. Vanderbilt - SEC Network, 4:00
Pick: Vanderbilt

Western Kentucky vs. Indiana - ESPNEWS, 4:00
Pick: Indiana

Utah State vs. Washington - Pac-12 Networks, 5:00
Pick: Washington

Wofford vs. Idaho - ESPN3, 5:00
Pick: Idaho

The Citadel vs. Georgia Southern - ESPN3, 6:00
Pick: Georgia Southern

Furman vs. UCF - ESPN3, 6:00
Pick: UCF

NC Central vs. FIU - 6:00
Pick: FIU

South Carolina vs. 7 Georgia - ESPN, 6:00
The Cocks are coming off an upset loss to Kentucky while Georgia didn't look that strong in Nashville against Vandy. I think that the Ol' Ball Coach will have something cooking and pull off a big road upset.
Pick: South Carolina

Western Carolina vs. Tennessee - ESPNU, 7:00
Pick: Tennessee

Texas Tech vs. Arkansas - ESPN2, 7:00
Are the Hogs not as good as we thought they were after losing at home to Toledo? I'm not sure yet but I do think they'll beat an inferior Tech team here.
Pick: Arkansas

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

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

Southern Miss vs. Texas State - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Texas State

Missouri State vs. Arkansas State - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Arkansas State

NC State vs. Old Dominion - ASN, 7:00
Pick: NC State

California vs. Texas - Fox, 7:30
Texas has been so underwhelming thus far this season, I think they'll fall to Cal here at home.
Pick: California

Florida vs. Kentucky - SEC Network, 7:30
I'm smelling another upset here. Mark Stoops has been doing good things in Lexington and that will show against the Gators.
Pick: Kentucky

Iowa State vs. Toledo - ESPNEWS, 8:00
How good is Toledo after taking out Arkansas? I think we'll see a letdown here.
Pick: Iowa State

Stanford vs. 6 USC - ABC, 8:00
A much superior Trojan offense will be the difference in Exposition Park.
Pick: USC

Rutgers vs. Penn State - BTN, 8:00
Pick: Penn State

Pittsburgh vs. Iowa - BTN, 8:00
Pick: Iowa

SMU vs. 3 TCU - Fox Sports Networks, 8:00
Pick: TCU

San Jose State vs. Oregon State - Pac-12 Networks, 8:00
Pick: Oregon State

UTEP vs. New Mexico State - Aggie Vision PPV, 8:00
Pick: UTEP

Maine vs. Tulane - ESPN3, 8:00
Pick: Tulane

South Alabama vs. San Diego State - Mountain West Network, 8:00
Pick: San Diego State

Wyoming vs. Washington State - Pac-12 Washington, 8:30
Pick: Washington State

15 Ole Miss vs. 2 Alabama - ESPN, 9:15
I like the Rebels a lot but I don't think they can pull off again what they pulled off last year in Oxford.
Pick: Alabama

19 BYU vs. 10 UCLA - FS1, 10:30
The Cougars looked strong in upsetting Boise State on the road last week but I am still a little skeptical (just a little). Plus, I think UCLA is the better team.
Pick: UCLA

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

Northern Arizona vs. 20 Arizona - Pac-12 Networks, 11:00
Pick: Arizona

UC Davis vs. Hawaii - Oceanic TWC PPV, 11:59
Pick: Hawaii

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait for Jared Goff, enter the NFL, either in a Texans or Deadskins uniform. The next Aaron Rodgers.