College Football Week 1 Parlay Picks

College Football Week 1 Parlay Picks

Check out my College Football Week 1 Parlay Picks. Who do I like when Tulsa heads to Oklahoma State as a -18 dog? Can Western Michigan hang with #4 USC at the L.A. Coliseum? What’s going to happen when LSU hosts BYU?

2-Team College Football Week 1 Parlay Pick

  • #10 Oklahoma State -18
  • Western Michigan  +27.5

Tulsa at #10 Oklahoma State
When:  Thursday, August 31 at 7:30 pm ET
Where: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK
Odds: Oklahoma State -18

Analysis: Cowboys’ QB Mason Rudolph projects to be one of the top quarterbacks in all of college football. Rudolph threw for 4,091 yards, 28 TDs, and only 4 picks last season. He has a plethora of weapons.

Tulsa won’t be able to stop Oklahoma State’s offense in this game. Will Tulsa score with Oklahoma State? I don’t think so. The Cowboys’ defensive line is the strength of the team’s entire defense.

The home team is 6 and 2 against the spread in the last 8 meetings between these 2. Oklahoma State is looking to make a run to the College Football Playoff. They should blow out the Golden Hurricane on Thursday.

Pick: Oklahoma State ATS

Western Michigan at #4 USC
When:  Saturday, Sept. 2 at 5:15 pm ET
Where: L.A. Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
TV: Pac 12 Net
Odds: Western Michigan +27.5

Analysis: USC projects to win the Pac 12. Although I do believe that USC wins the Pac 12, it’s difficult for me to see the Trojans beating a quality squad like Western Michigan by 28 points.

USC must replace starters along the offensive line while Western Michigan returns 3 starters along their offensive line. The Broncos’ defense is loaded with experience at all 3-levels. USC’s defense must replace players at all 3-levels.

Western Michigan is also 12 and 2 ATS in their last 14 non-conference games. I’m not saying USC doesn’t win. The Trojans should win, but I don’t see them outscoring Western Michigan by more than 3 touchdowns.

Pick: Western Michigan ATS

3-Team College Football Week 1 Parlay Pick

  • #10 Oklahoma State -18
  • Western Michigan +27.5
  • #13 LSU -13

BYU vs #13 LSU
When:  Saturday, Sept. 2 at 9:30 pm ET
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
Odds: LSU -13

Analysis: I watched BYU play on August 26. Maybe, it’s me, but I don’t see the Cougars stepping it up against the talented LSU Tigers. In fact, I think this is a game where LSU throws down the gauntlet.

Sure, BYU isn’t an SEC team, but most college football handicappers are taking the 13 points. I don’t see it that way. LSU coach Ed Orgeron hails from USC’s program. He’s one of the best recruiters in the nation.

Not only that, but this might be the first time in a long time that LSU has a viable starting QB in senior Danny Etling. Etling can hand the ball off to LSU’s usual group of to the house running backs.

The defense in Baton Rouge is always good. LSU makes a statement on Sept. 2.