With most college football squads already kicking off their seasons this past weekend, lets take a quick look at your top CFB bets heading into week 2 action.
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Analyzing My College Football Week 2 Picks
South Florida at No. 10 Florida State
Florida State didn’t look like they missed a beat with Everett Golson as their QB. In Golson’s first game, he threw for 302 yards and 4 touchdowns. Even better? Golson didn’t fumble the ball or throw a pick.
Pick: Florida State
Oregon State at Michigan
This is a much tougher game than many football fans realize. Oregon State’s program is now led by Gary Andersen who left Wisconsin to coach the Beavers. Andersen is a terrific coach. Michigan, as most everybody knows, is led by Jim Harbaugh. This should be an excellent game with the fans of Ann Arbor helping to push Harbaugh to his first victory in the maize and blue.
UTEP at Texas Tech
The pickings are slim in Week 2 as this game shows up on the FOX schedule. UTEP is getting close to 20 points in this matchup. The Miners lost their Week 1 game 13 to 48 to very good Arkansas. Expect Texas Tech, who could beat Sam Houston State in their first game, to win a closer battle than what’s expected.
Pick: Texas Tech
No. 11 Notre Dame at Virginia
In no way, shape or form are the Notre Dame Irish missing Golson as their QB. Malik Zaire threw for 313 yards and 3 touchdowns versus Texas in Notre Dame’s 38 to 3 win. Zaire and the Irish should roll in this matchup.
Pick: Notre Dame
No. 9 Georgia at Vanderbilt
Georgia looked exceptional versus ULM in their 51 to 14 victory in Week 1. Georgia rushed for 243 yards and a 6.4 average. Vanderbilt fought hard against Western Kentucky but fell 12 to 14. Georgia is on a different level than the Commodores. It won’t be close.
Iowa at Iowa State
This will be a great game between 2 teams that appear very similar. Iowa is the road favorite, but last season the Hawkeyes lost 12 to 29 to Iowa State. The Cyclones were one of the worst teams in college football last season, but their QB is a senior who looked good in Iowa State’s 31 to 7 victory over Northern Iowa. Expect Iowa State to win this one.
Pick: Iowa State
No. 19 Oklahoma at No. 25 Tennessee
The Sooners looked capable of winning the Big 12 after they thumped overmatched Akron 41 to 3. Things are different this week. Tennessee is one of the more improved teams in the SEC this season. The Volunteers handled Bowling Green well in a 59 to 30 blow-out win. Tennessee has always been difficult to beat at home. They should upset the road favored Sooners.
No. 7 Oregon at No. 5 Michigan State
Fifth ranked Michigan State has a week to figure out how they gave up 24 points to Western Michigan. As good as the Spartans are expected to be this season, the offense at Oregon should destroy them, like it did last season. Why? A week just isn’t enough time to prepare for Oregon’s offense. It doesn’t matter who the quarterback is.
No. 14 LSU at Mississippi State
LSU will be looking for some payback. But, here’s the problem. They canceled the Tigers’ very first game of the season against McNeese State due to lightning in Baton Rouge. Mississippi State is LSU’s first game of the season. QB Dak Prescott got it going versus Southern Miss in a 34 to 16 win in Week 1. Prescott is working behind a new offensive line. Expect LSU’s defense to keep him under control.