Wednesday, October 5th
Georgia Southern vs. Arkansas State - ESPN2, 8:00
Pick: Georgia Southern
Thursday, October 6th
Western Kentucky vs. Louisiana Tech - CBS Sports Network, 8:00
Pick: Western Kentucky
Temple vs. Memphis - ESPN, 8:00
The Owls are good enough defensively to hang around but the Tigers are too strong offensively to be derailed here.
Friday, October 7th
3 Clemson vs. Boston College - ESPN, 7:30
Where is Admiral Ackbar when you need him? Clemson should roll but I think it may be closer than the experts think.
Tulane vs. UCF - ESPNU, 8:00
SMU vs. Tulsa - ESPN2, 8:00
UMass vs. Old Dominion - 8:00
Pick: Old Dominion
19 Boise State vs. New Mexico - CBS Sports Network, 9:00
Pick: Boise State
Saturday, October 8th
Cincinnati vs. UConn - CBS Sports Network, 11:30 am
Southern Miss vs. UTSA - American Sports Network, 12:00
Pick: Southern Miss
Texas vs. 20 Oklahoma - Dallas - FS1, 12:00
Considering their play since that big win against Notre Dame, it looks like Texas is back to square one. They got the huge win a year ago in this game but I just don't see the defensive ability to keep the Sooners at bay.
East Carolina vs. South Florida - ESPNEWS, 12:00
Pick: South Florida
Auburn vs. Mississippi State - ESPN, 12:00
Pick: Mississippi State
Iowa vs. Minnesota - ESPN2, 12:00
In which the winner will get the Floyd of Rosedale, I like the Golden Gophers here. Iowa just keeps on living each game on the edge and I think they will get burned.
TCU vs. Kansas - ESPNU, 12:00
Notre Dame vs. NC State - ABC, 12:00
This would still be a big win for the Wolfpack and I think they will get it. After all, I still have absolutely no confidence in the Notre Dame defense and NC State has had some success offensively this season.
Pick: NC State
Maryland vs. Penn State - BTN, 12:00
Georgia Tech vs. Pittsburgh - ACC Network, 12:30
Bowling Green vs. Ohio - ESPN3, 2:00
6 Houston vs. Navy - CBS Sports Network, 3:00
Miami (OH) vs. Akron - ESPN3, 3:00
Toledo vs. Eastern Michigan - BCSN, 3:00
Army vs. Duke - ACC Network (FSN), 3:30
Purdue vs. Illinois - BTN, 3:30
9 Tennessee vs. 8 Texas A&M - CBS, 3:30
Now this is a football game. The Vols have been involved in some thrillers but it seems like almost every game with them comes down to some late shenanigans. I think A&M is more of a complete club and will get the win.
Pick: Texas A&M
BYU vs. Michigan State - ABC/ESPN2, 3:30
The Spartans suffered a big-league letdown to the Hoosiers but back at home, even against a feisty BYU team, they'll get back on track.
Pick: Michigan State
25 Virginia Tech vs. 17 North Carolina - ABC/ESPN2, 3:30
After their last-second hang-on in Tallahassee, this'll be a fun one in Chapel Hill. That said, Virginia Tech hasn't beaten anybody thus far.
Pick: North Carolina
Kent State vs. Buffalo - ESPN3, 3:30
Air Force vs. Wyoming - Root Sports, 3:30
Pick: Air Force
Indiana vs. 2 Ohio State - ESPN, 3:30
Pick: Ohio State
Ball State vs. Central Michigan - American Sports Network, 3:30
Pick: Central Michigan
Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State - ESPNU, 3:30
Pick: Oklahoma State
Texas State vs. Georgia State - ESPN3, 3:30
Pick: Georgia State
Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky - SEC Network, 4:00
21 Colorado vs. USC - Pac-12 Networks, 4:00
The Trojans really shouldn't lose this game but hey, the Buffs are a legitimately good team. I think this will come down to the final possession with USC coming out on top at the end.
Hawaii vs. San Jose State - Oceanic Sports, 4:30
Northern Illinois vs. Western Michigan - CBS Sports Network, 6:30
Pick: Western Michigan
4 Michigan vs. Rutgers - ESPN2, 7:00
1 Alabama vs. 16 Arkansas - ESPN, 7:00
The Hogs have kept it close against Alabama the past couple of years and if they do that this Saturday evening, they'll have a shot. But Fayetteville will not be Upset City this week.
Fresno State vs. Nevada - ESPN3, 7:00
Idaho vs. Louisiana-Monroe - ESPN3, 7:00
Texas Tech vs. Kansas State - ESPNU, 7:00
Pick: Kansas State
Syracuse vs. Wake Forest - ACC Network (FSN), 7:00
Wake Forest may actually be good! Wake Forest! They control the clock and play good defense and that is how you stop a Dino Babers offense.
Pick: Wake Forest
Marshall vs. North Texas - American Sports Network, 7:00
5 Washington vs. Oregon - Fox, 7:30
Considering they just got blasted by Washington State, the Ducks are not in great shape. They could use an upset here and Washington may be vulnerable in a trap game but with how much they just beat the ass of Stanford, give me the Huskies.
23 Florida State vs. 10 Miami - ABC, 8:00
The Seminoles have not lost to the U since 2009 but their defense has just been so hideous this season, give me Brad Kaaya and the Hurricanes to win it here at "home."
FIU vs. UTEP - 8:00
California vs. Oregon State - Pac-12 Networks, 9:00
Arizona vs. 24 Utah - FS1, 10:00
Utah State vs. Colorado State - CBS Sports Network, 10:00
Pick: Utah State
UCLA vs. Arizona State - ESPN2, 10:30
Both teams can throw up plenty of points but under the lights, even on the road, I have more faith in the defense for UCLA.
Washington State vs. 15 Stanford - ESPN, 10:30
The Cougars just beat down Oregon at home but there's a difference between that and going on the road to the Farm.
UNLV vs. San Diego State - ESPNU, 10:30
Pick: San Diego State
Sunday, October 9th
Charlotte vs. Florida Atlantic - cusa.tv, 12:00
Pick: Florida Atlantic
Georgia vs. South Carolina - SEC Network, 2:30
Boy, could UGA use a win or what?