Wednesday, October 11th
Appalachian State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette - ESPN2, 8:00
Pick: Appalachian State
Friday, October 13th
Duke vs. 7 Louisville - ESPN, 7:00
Memphis vs. Tulane - ESPNU, 8:00
San Diego State vs. Fresno State - CBS Sports Network, 10:00
Pick: San Diego State
Mississippi State vs. BYU - ESPN, 10:15
Saturday, October 14th
NC State vs. 3 Clemson - ABC, 12:00
Kansas State vs. 19 Oklahoma - ESPN, 12:00
Oklahoma's offense is beginning to take off and I don't think that the strong defense of the Wildcats will slow them down.
Iowa vs. Purdue - ESPN2, 12:00
20 West Virginia vs. Texas Tech - FS1, 12:00
This will be a fun shootout in Lubbock but while Tech is terrible defensively, the Mountaineers aren't that bad.
Pick: West Virginia
Minnesota vs. Maryland - ESPNU, 12:00
Illinois vs. Rutgers - ESPNEWS, 12:00
Vanderbilt vs. Georgia - SEC Network, 12:00
Lafayette vs. Army - CBS Sports Network, 12:00
Pittsburgh vs. Virginia - ACC Network, 12:30
Georgia Southern vs. Georgia Tech - ACC Network (FSN), 12:30
Hope you are a fan of the running game.
Pick: Georgia Tech
Eastern Michigan vs. Ohio - ESPN3, 2:00
Western Kentucky vs. Middle Tennessee - ESPN3, 2:30
Pick: Middle Tennessee
Kent State vs. Miami (OH) - ESPN3, 2:30
Pick: Kent State
1 Alabama vs. 9 Tennessee - CBS, 3:30
It is never easy to go into Neyland Stadium and win but I still don't have that much confidence in the Vols that they can pull off a big upset here.
USC vs. Arizona - Fox, 3:30
I'm not certain that Clay Helton has fully stabilized things but things are looking better for the Trojans. Meanwhile, Arizona is a mess.
North Carolina vs. 16 Miami - ABC/ESPN2, 3:30
UNC looked bad against Virginia Tech and that was a little disheartening. The Canes, meanwhile, blew a winnable game against Florida State but I did see enough to believe that this team is legitimate.
10 Nebraska vs. Indiana - ABC/ESPN2, 3:30
The Hoosiers have already pulled off an upset at home against Michigan State but now we've found out that the Spartans really aren't that good. They'll keep it close against the Cornhuskers but they'll fall short.
Wake Forest vs. 14 Florida State - ESPN, 3:30
The Demon Deacons are legitimate and legitimately good but not good enough to go into Tallahassee and take out a rejuvenated Florida State squad.
Pick: Florida State
Kansas vs. 11 Baylor - FS1, 3:30
New Mexico vs. Air Force - Dallas - ESPNEWS, 3:30
Pick: Air Force
Northwestern vs. Michigan State - BTN, 3:30
As I just said, I think we've realized that the Spartans aren't that good. Having said that, it still would be a surprise to see them lose to Northwestern in East Lansing.
Pick: Michigan State
24 Western Michigan vs. Akron - CBS Sports Network, 3:30
Pick: Western Michigan
Bowling Green vs. Toledo - American Sports Network, 3:30
Louisiana Tech vs. UMass - American Sports Network, 3:30
Pick: Louisiana Tech
Central Michigan vs. Northern Illinois - ESPN3, 3:30
Anybody know what happened to NIU? Boy, have they fallen off.
Pick: Central Michigan
Ball State vs. Buffalo - ESPN3, 3:30
Pick: Ball State
Georgia State vs. Troy - ESPN3, 3:30
17 Virginia Tech vs. Syracuse - ESPNU, 3:45
Pick: Virginia Tech
Missouri vs. 18 Florida - SEC Network, 4:00
21 Utah vs. Oregon State - Pac-12 Networks, 4:00
FIU vs. Charlotte - cusa.tv, 6:00
12 Ole Miss vs. 22 Arkansas - ESPN, 7:00
SEC football under the lights is always fun and this be no different. Arkansas weren't able to push Alabama that hard but at least they don't get the best team in the nation here. That said, the offense of the Rebels will prove to be the difference.
Pick: Ole Miss
Tulsa vs. 13 Houston - ESPN2, 7:00
UConn vs. South Florida - CBS Sports Network, 7:00
Pick: South Florida
Iowa State vs. Texas - Longhorn Network/Cyclones.tv, 7:00
UTSA vs. Rice - beIN Sports, 7:00
Florida Atlantic vs. Marshall - American Sports Network, 7:00
South Alabama vs. Arkansas State - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: South Alabama
Texas State vs. Louisiana-Monroe - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Texas State
Southern Miss vs. LSU - SEC Network, 7:30
Stanford vs. Notre Dame - NBC, 7:30
Yeah, both of these two have gone south. I can't fault Notre Dame that much considering the dreadful weather in Raleigh but I don't think I can bet on this team at all right now.
Temple vs. UCF - ESPNU, 7:30
2 Ohio State vs. 8 Wisconsin - ABC, 8:00
Both teams here are better than I thought before the season but while Wisconsin has looked good, Ohio State looks tremendous and like an elite championship contender. The Buckeyes will show that in a big win Saturday night in Madison.
Pick: Ohio State
Arizona State vs. Colorado - Pac-12 Networks, 8:00
Colorado State vs. 15 Boise State - ESPN2, 10:15
Pick: Boise State
UCLA vs. Washington State - ESPN, 10:30
Considering how badly they just defeated the Cardinal at home, I think it is safe to say this Washington State team is not the same that lost to Eastern Washington in the opener. I don't think they'll open up as big of a can on the Bruins but I do think a strong Luke Falk performance will key the Cougars here.
Pick: Washington State
Nevada vs. San Jose State - CBS Sports Network, 10:30
UNLV vs. Hawaii - Oceanic Sports/KVVU, 11:59