Thursday, October 1st
Miami (FL) vs. Cincinnati - ESPN, 7:30
Should get no shortage of offense here but I think the Canes' superior quarterback situation will push them toward the win.
Friday, October 2nd
Temple vs. Charlotte - CBSSN, 7:00
Memphis vs. South Florida - ESPN2, 7:00
Connecticut vs. BYU - ESPN2, 10:15
Saturday, October 3rd
23 West Virginia vs. 15 Oklahoma - FS1, 12:00
Both teams are undefeated and have been powered by strong quarterback play by Skyler Howard and Baker Mayfield respectively. WVU, however, hasn't played outside of Morgantown thus far and the OU homefield advantage will be the difference.
Purdue vs. 2 Michigan State - ESPN2, 12:00
Pick: Michigan State
Army vs. Penn State - ESPNU, 12:00
Pick: Penn State
Kansas vs. Iowa State - Fox Sports Networks, 12:00
Pick: Iowa State
South Carolina vs. Missouri - SEC Network, 12:00
While South Carolina has been a bit of a disappointment thus far, Missouri's putrid offense has led to tight games against inferior teams and a loss to Kentucky. That said, their defense has been strong and that'll carry them to a close win.
Minnesota vs. 16 Northwestern - BTN, 12:00
Northwestern has been a pleasant surprise thus far and thus this is a big game for them. Every game for the Gophers has been close but while that includes games against TCU, it also includes Colorado State, Kent State and Ohio. The Wildcats' stout defense will be the difference.
Houston vs. Tulsa - CBSSN, 12:00
UCF vs. Tulane - ESPNEWS, 12:00
Texas vs. 4 TCU - ABC, 12:00
The Horned Frogs did look vulnerable against Texas Tech because their defense has been dreadful. Therefore, look for the Longhorns to make it interesting, at least.
Iowa vs. 19 Wisconsin - ESPN, 12:00
Pittsburgh vs. Virginia Tech - ESPN3, 12:00
Pick: Virginia Tech
Louisville vs. NC State - ACC Networks, 12:30
Pick: NC State
Ohio vs. Akron - ESPN3, 2:00
FIU vs. Massachusetts - ESPN3, 3:00
Toledo vs. Ball State - ESPN3, 3:00
Pick: Ball State
Northern Illinois vs. Central Michigan - ESPN3, 3:00
Pick: Northern Illinois
Liberty vs. Georgia State - ESPN3, 3:30
11 Florida State vs. Wake Forest - ESPN, 3:30
Pick: Florida State
Miami (OH) vs. Kent State - ESPN3, 3:30
Pick: Kent State
Wyoming vs. Appalachian State - ESPN3, 3:30
Pick: Appalachian State
Boston College vs. Duke - Fox Sports Networks (ACC), 3:30
Air Force vs. Navy - CBSSN, 3:30
Bowling Green vs. Buffalo - ESPN3, 3:30
13 Alabama vs. 8 Georgia - CBS, 3:30
As of press time, Alabama is an underdog. The last time that happened was the 2009 SEC Championship Game. I think the Crimson Tide have a lot to prove after the crazy loss in Oxford and I think they'll get the road win.
1 Ohio State vs. Indiana - ABC/ESPN2, 3:30
It would be a major upset but Nate Sudfeld can keep the Hoosiers competitive.
Pick: Ohio State
Old Dominion vs. Marshall - ASN, 3:30
Texas Tech vs. 5 Baylor - ABC/ESPN2, 3:30
After nearly taking out TCU, will Baylor be next for the Red Raiders? I think they'll make the Bears sweat but not enough to pull a road upset.
North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech - ESPNU, 3:30
The Ramblin' Wreck have been just that with two straight road losses. UNC has themselves a fun offense but they haven't beaten anybody. With the return to Atlanta, give me the Yellow Jackets.
Pick: Georgia Tech
Nebraska vs. Illinois - BTN, 3:30
Western Kentucky vs. Rice - Fox Sports Networks, 3:30
Pick: Western Kentucky
Washington State vs. 24 California - Pac-12 Networks, 4:00
Kansas State vs. 20 Oklahoma State - FS1, 4:00
Pick: Oklahoma State
San Jose State vs. Auburn - SEC Network, 4:00
East Carolina vs. SMU - ESPNEWS, 4:00
Pick: East Carolina
3 Ole Miss vs. 25 Florida - ESPN, 7:00
The Gators haven't always looked great this season, but they are 4-0. Meanwhile, Ole Miss fell into a trip game in struggling to best Vanderbilt at home. There is no question to me that the Rebels are the better team but I think that Jim McElwain has enough to cook a home upset.
Colorado State vs. Utah State - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Utah State
Idaho vs. Arkansas State - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Arkansas State
Georgia Southern vs. Louisiana-Monroe - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Georgia Southern
South Alabama vs. Troy - ESPN3, 7:00
UNLV vs. Nevada - Mountain West Network, 7:00
Eastern Michigan vs. 9 LSU - ESPNU, 7:00
Vanderbilt vs. Middle Tennessee - CBSSN, 7:00
Arkansas vs. Tennessee - ESPN2, 7:00
The Hogs are a real mess right now after suffering their third straight loss, this time in overtime in Arlington to Texas A&M. There is no reason to have any confidence in them and thus I think they'll fall to Tennessee
Louisiana vs. Louisiana Tech - ASN, 7:00
Pick: Louisiana Tech
North Texas vs. Southern Miss - Fox College Sports, 7:00
Pick: Southern Miss
Eastern Kentucky vs. Kentucky - SEC Network, 7:30
21 Mississippi State vs. 14 Texas A&M - SEC Network, 7:30
Dak Prescott can only do so much for Clanga and that doesn't include defense. The stout Aggies offense will be the difference in College Station.
Pick: Texas A&M
Arizona State vs. 7 UCLA - Fox, 7:30
We have seen a lot of stunning results thus far in the Pac-12 this season, one of which being UCLA drilling Arizona in Tucson on Saturday night. They are, to me, the top club in the conference but I think the conference Hunger Games will continue with a big upset in Pasadena. Yes, give me the Aztecs.
Pick: Arizona State
UTSA vs. UTEP - KMYS, 8:00
New Mexico State vs. New Mexico - Root Sports, 8:00
Pick: New Mexico
22 Michigan vs. Maryland - BTN, 8:00
6 Notre Dame vs. 12 Clemson - ABC, 8:00
Even with their injuries, including quarterback Malik Zaire, the Fighting Irish have been looking very good this season. They're going to be a CFB Playoff contender but playing in Death Valley is a different story and Deshaun Watson, as we all know, is a terrific QB. I like the Tigers.
Oregon vs. Colorado - ESPN, 10:00
Hawaii vs. Boise State - ESPN2, 10:15
Pick: Boise State
Arizona vs. 18 Stanford - Pac-12 Networks, 10:30
In what was a big chance to make a statement, Arizona got blasted at home by UCLA. Given that Stanford's offense has looked much better than expected, I think Stanford will continue their roll.
Fresno State vs. San Diego State - CBSSN, 10:30
Pick: San Diego State