Thursday, September 22nd
5 Clemson vs. Georgia Tech - ESPN, 7:30
Friday, September 23rd
Wyoming vs. Eastern Michigan - CBS Sports Network, 7:30
TCU vs. SMU - ESPN, 8:00
USC vs. 24 Utah - FS1, 9:00
The Trojans were basically inept against Stanford and while the Utes are not as good as the Cardinal, on the road I just don't see them pulling the upset.
Saturday, September 24th
13 Florida State vs. South Florida - ABC, 12:00
South Florida is a solid club but there is no way that Florida State does not come back strong this week.
Pick: Florida State
San Jose State vs. Iowa State - Fox Sports Networks, 12:00
Pick: Iowa State
12 Georgia vs. 23 Ole Miss - ESPN, 12:00
It was a wild contest at home against the Crimson Tide but the Rebels ultimately came up short. I do think they'll bounce back again at home against a team I think they're better than in Georgia.
Pick: Ole Miss
Charlotte vs. Temple - American Sports Network, 12:00
Iowa vs. Rutgers - ESPN2, 12:00
Kent State vs. 1 Alabama - SEC Network, 12:00
Colorado State vs. Minnesota - ESPNU, 12:00
Nevada vs. Purdue - ESPNEWS, 12:00
11 Wisconsin vs. 8 Michigan State - BTN, 12:00
Wisconsin had themselves a great upset win over LSU in the opener but haven't really played anybody since (and really struggled with Georgia State this past weekend). Meanwhile, Michigan State just had themselves a statement win in South Bend. Give me Sparty.
Central Michigan vs. Virginia - ACC Network (FSN), 12:30
East Carolina vs. Virginia Tech - ACC Network, 12:30
Pick: Virginia Tech
Syracuse vs. UConn - CBS Sports Network, 1:00
Wagner vs. Boston College - ESPN3, 1:00
Pick: Boston College
Appalachian State vs. Akron - American Sports Network, 3:30
Pick: Appalachian State
Mississippi State vs. UMass - American Sports Network, 3:30
Pick: Mississippi State
Penn State vs. 4 Michigan - ABC, 3:30
An upset would be fun here but the Nittany Lions just have not looked that good this year.
BYU vs. West Virginia - Landover, MD - ESPN2, 3:30
Will the Cougars play a game that is not a nailbiter? This will be a neutral site but not really that neutral and while BYU could use a break, I like the Mountaineers here.
Pick: West Virginia
19 Florida vs. 14 Tennessee - CBS, 3:30
Florida hasn't played anybody and have kicked the crap out of all opponents. Tennessee has played a tougher schedule and could easily be 0-3. Even at home, I like the Gators.
Wake Forest vs. Indiana - BTN, 3:30
Duke vs. Notre Dame - NBC, 3:30
Pick: Notre Dame
Pittsburgh vs. North Carolina - ESPNU, 3:30
Both teams are quality in my humble opinion but I think the superior offense of the Tar Heels will be the difference.
Pick: North Carolina
Miami (OH) vs. Cincinnati - ESPNEWS, 3:30
Boise State vs. Oregon State - FS1, 3:30
Pick: Boise State
UTSA vs. Old Dominion - KMYS/WTVZ, 3:30
Pick: Old Dominion
Western Illinois vs. Northern Illinois - ESPN3, 3:30
Pick: Northern Illinois
Delaware State vs. Missouri - SEC Network, 4:00
Vanderbilt vs. Western Kentucky - CBS Sports Network, 4:30
Pick: Western Kentucky
Tulsa vs. Fresno State - Campus Insiders, 4:30
Colorado vs. Oregon - Pac-12 Networks, 5:30
18 LSU vs. Auburn - ESPN, 6:00
Gus Malzahn could really use an upset here but I just don't see it.
Ball State vs. FAU - cusa.tv, 6:00
Pick: Ball State
North Texas vs. Rice - cusa.tv, 6:00
Pick: North Texas
6 Houston vs. Texas State - ESPNU, 7:00
UCF vs. FIU - beIN Sports, 7:00
New Mexico State vs. Troy - ESPN3, 7:00
Army vs. Buffalo - ESPN3, 7:00
Georgia Southern vs. Western Michigan - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Georgia Southern
Louisiana Tech vs. Middle Tennessee - American Sports Network, 7:00
Pick: Middle Tennessee
Nicholls vs. South Alabama - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: South Alabama
Central Arkansas vs. Arkansas State - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Arkansas State
Missouri State vs. Kansas State - k-statehd.tv, 7:00
Pick: Kansas State
20 Nebraska vs. Northwestern - BTN, 7:30
Oklahoma State vs. 16 Baylor - Fox, 7:30
Offense, offense and more offense. Oklahoma State really should be 3-0 but we don't need to re-litigate the Central Michigan game. Baylor hasn't played anybody and I think they're vulnerable to an upset.
Pick: Oklahoma State
South Carolina vs. Kentucky - SEC Network, 7:30
Southern Miss vs. UTEP - Campus Insiders, 8:00
Pick: Southern Miss
Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Tulane - ESPN3, 8:00
3 Louisville vs. Marshall - CBS Sports Network, 8:00
7 Stanford vs. UCLA - ABC, 8:00
The Cardinal looked good against Kansas State and looked pretty good at USC, both contests at home. This is a key road contest in Pasadena. UCLA just hasn't looked as solid as I thought they were going to be this season so give me Christian McCaffrey and his friends here.
Bowling Green vs. Memphis - ESPNEWS, 8:00
Idaho vs. UNLV - Campus Insiders, 9:00
17 Arkansas vs. 10 Texas A&M - Arlington, TX - ESPN, 9:00
Hey, more neutral site games! Both teams are good and have looked pretty good this year with a pair of key wins (A&M over UCLA at home and Arkansas over TCU). The Aggies, though, have been better defensively than I thought they would be and thus I like them here.
Pick: Texas A&M
California vs. Arizona State - ESPN2, 10:00
How good are the Golden Bears? They looked great against Texas in pulling the upset at home but I'm still not all the way there. I think they'll fall against an explosive ASU club.
Pick: Arizona State
Air Force vs. Utah State - ESPNU, 10:15
Pick: Air Force
9 Washington vs. Arizona - Pac-12 Networks, 10:30
Washington should win this game but they better not overlook our good friend RichRod.