Thursday, September 15th
6 Houston vs. Cincinnati - ESPN, 7:30
Friday, September 16th
21 Baylor vs. Rice - ESPN, 8:00
Arkansas State vs. Utah State - CBS Sports Network, 9:00
Pick: Utah State
Arizona State vs. UTSA - ESPN2, 9:30
Pick: Arizona State
Saturday, September 17th
Kansas vs. Memphis - ESPNU, 12:00
North Dakota State vs. 13 Iowa - ESPN2, 12:0
Iowa State vs. TCU - FS1, 12:00
Akron vs. Marshall - CBS Sports Network, 12:00
Ohio vs. 15 Tennessee - SEC Network, 12:00
2 Florida State vs. 10 Louisville - ABC, 12:00
I love Lamar Jackson and he was spectacular in the Loud House last week, and this time he'll get to be at home. He is good enough to lead the Cardinals to an upset but I'm not so sure the rest of the team is.
Pick: Florida State
New Mexico vs. Rutgers - ESPNEWS, 12:00
Rutgers isn't that bad, right? Right?
Georgia State vs. 9 Wisconsin - BTN, 12:00
Temple vs. Penn State - BTN, 12:00
The Owls are strong enough defensively to make this a game so while the Nittany Lions should win, if they come out like they did against Pittsburgh, they won't.
Pick: Penn State
South Carolina State vs. 5 Clemson - ACC Network (FSN), 12:00
Will Clemson struggle for a third week in a row? I just can't see it here.
Middle Tennessee vs. Bowling Green - American Sports Network, 12:00
Pick: Middle Tennessee
Vanderbilt vs. Georgia Tech - ACC Network, 12:00
Pick: Georgia Tech
25 Miami vs. Appalachian State - ESPN, 12:00
Who doesn't love Boone? If the Canes are not careful, they'll fall to the Mountaineers. I like the Canes but this should be a good one.
Virginia vs. UConn - SNY, 1:30
Idaho vs. Washington State - Pac-12 Networks, 2:00
Pick: Washington State
North Carolina A&T vs. Tulsa - ESPN3, 2:00
FAU vs. Kansas State - Fox Sports Networks, 2:30
Pick: Kansas State
Fresno State vs. Toledo - WTOL/KSEE, 3:00
UNLV vs. Central Michigan - ESPN3, 3:00
Eastern Kentucky vs. Ball State - ESPN3, 3:00
Pick: Ball State
San Diego State vs, Northern Illinois - CBS Sports Network, 3:30
Pick: San Diego State
James Madison vs. North Carolina - ACC Network (FSN), 3:30
Pick: North Carolina
Boston College vs. Virginia Tech - ESPNU, 3:30
The Hokies were looking good in Bristol before they got super sloppy with the football. I do think the talent is there and back at Lane Stadium, they'll get the win.
Pick: Virginia Tech
FIU vs. UMass - American Sports Network, 3:30
Colorado vs. 4 Michigan - BTN, 3:30
22 Oregon vs. Nebraska - ABC, 3:30
Mike Riley could use a statement win with the Huskers and I think they'll get it here. The Ducks just don't look as strong as they have been in recent years on the offensive side of the ball.
1 Alabama vs. 19 Ole Miss - CBS, 3:30
Ah yes, a good opportunity for an upset of the top-ranked team. The Rebels will need another sterling performance from QB Chad Kelly this Saturday afternoon but I think this time, the Tide will be too hungry to not get revenge.
Pittsburgh vs. Oklahoma State - ESPN, 3:30
They did come close to blowing a big lead at home to Penn State but I like what I have seen from Pitt. It is never easy to go into Stillwater and get a win but I'm not quite sure how the Cowboys will respond from that mess of a game against Central Michigan.
Monmouth vs. Kent State - ESPN3, 3:30
Pick: Kent State
Western Kentucky vs. Miami (OH) - BCSN, 3:30
Pick: Western Kentucky
South Florida vs. Syracuse - ESPN3, 3:30
Pick: South Florida
New Mexico State vs. Kentucky - SEC Network, 4:00
East Carolina vs. South Carolina - SEC Network, 4:00
Even on the road in an SEC den, I do think the Pirates are the better team.
Pick: East Carolina
Western Michigan vs. Illinois - ESPNEWS, 4:00
Pick: Western Michigan
UC Davis vs. Wyoming - 4:00
Northern Colorado vs. Colorado State - Root Sports, 4:00
Pick: Colorado State
Idaho State vs. Oregon State - Pac-12 Networks, 5:00
Pick: Oregon State
Old Dominion vs. NC State - ESPN3, 6:00
Pick: NC State
Louisiana-Monroe vs. Georgia Southern - ESPN3, 6:00
Pick: Georgia Southern
Eastern Michigan vs. Charlotte - 6:00
Delaware vs. Wake Forest - ESPN3, 6:30
Pick: Wake Forest
Troy vs. Southern Miss - beIN Sports, 7:00
Pick: Southern Miss
Louisiana Tech vs. Texas Tech - Fox Sports Networks, 7:00
Pick: Texas Tech
Army vs. UTEP - American Sports Network, 7:00
The Black Knights are not that bad, folks.
17 Texas A&M vs. Auburn - ESPN, 7:00
The Tigers showed some spunk at home against Auburn two weeks ago but the superior club will win it on the road.
Pick: Texas A&M
Mississippi State vs. 20 LSU - ESPN2, 7:00
LSU could use a big win to get their season headed in the right direction and I think they are poised for one under the lights in Death Valley.
Maryland vs. UCF - CBS Sports Network, 7:00
Navy vs. Tulane - American Sports Network, 7:00
South Alabama vs. Louisiana-Lafayette - ESPN3, 7:00
Liberty vs. SMU - ESPN3, 7:00
3 Ohio State vs. 14 Oklahoma - Fox, 7:30
What a fun one this will be under the lights in Norman. There will be offense and more offense here but I think after the disappointment in Houston in the opener, the Sooners will be hungrier for the win and they will get said win.
12 Michigan State vs. 18 Notre Dame - NBC, 7:30
Who doesn't love a good trophy game? This time it's for the Megaphone Trophy. I think the Spartans are better than they looked against Furman but the superior team is the home team in this showdown.
Pick: Notre Dame
16 Georgia vs. Missouri - SEC Network, 7:30
Maybe Ol' Mizzou could pull the upset if they weren't terrible.
Texas State vs. 24 Arkansas - SEC Network, 7:30
North Texas vs. 23 Florida - ESPNU, 7:30
Duke vs. Northwestern - BTN, 8:00
Neither teams have looked all that good but the Wildcats looked terrible against Illinois State (!) at home last week. Give me the Dookies.
USC vs. 7 Stanford - ABC, 8:00
Do the Trojans have an answer for Christian McCaffrey? I don't think so and that will hinder them on the Farm.
Portland State vs. 8 Washington - Pac-12 Networks, 8:00
Buffalo vs. Nevada - Campus Insiders, 9:00
UCLA vs. BYU - ESPN2, 10:15
The Bruins have lost to Texas A&M in College Station and sleepwalked through much of a contest against UNLV in their first two games. Against a sneaky BYU club, I don't have the highest of expectations.
Texas vs. California - ESPN, 10:30
Considering the Golden Bears play basically no defense, they'll fall at home to the two-pronged quarterback attack of the Longhorns.
Utah vs. San Jose State - CBS Sports Network, 10:30
The Utes eked out a win in Salt Lake City against hated BYU while the Aztecs looked strong at home against Cal. I like what San Diego State brings to the table and I feel an upset.
Pick: San Jose State
Hawaii vs. Arizona - Pac-12 Networks, 10:45