College Football Week 2 Parlay Picks

College Football Week 2 Expert Parlay Picks

College Football Week 2 Parlay Picks

College Football Week 1 is in the books. On to Week 2 where things figure to shake out even more. Who’s the parlay pick when two impressive teams from Week 1, Central Michigan and Oklahoma State, battle it out in Stillwater, OK? Can Alabama repeat it stunning 52 to 6 win over USC in Week 1 over a top offensive squad in Western Kentucky?  How will Mississippi State respond against South Carolina after losing to South Alabama in Week 1?

College Football Week 2 Two-Team Parlay Pick

  • Central Michigan +21
  • South Carolina +7.5

Central Michigan at #21 Oklahoma State
When:  Saturday, Sept. 10 at 12:00 pm ET
Where: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK
TV: FS1
Odds: Central Michigan +21

Analysis: Oklahoma State’s 61 to 7 win over Southeastern Louisiana was nice. The difference between that game and this game is that Central Michigan isn’t Southeastern Louisiana.

Central Michigan is a good football team. The Chippewas dominated Presbyterian 49 to 3 in Week 1. They covered a huge -37.5-point spread. What’s really impressive is that Central Michigan held Presbyterian to 126 total yards. Presbyterian averaged 1.3 yards per rush against the Chippewas.

It’s tough for me to see how Oklahoma State beats such a great defensive team by 3 touchdowns. I don’t see the Cowboys doing that. If anything, Central Michigan keeps up with Oklahoma State in the scoring department. This should be a tough game for the Cowboys and their fans to get through.   

Pick: Central Michigan +21

South Carolina at Mississippi State
When:  Saturday, Sept. 10 at 7:00 pm ET
Where: Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS
TV: ESPN2
Odds: South Carolina +7.5

Analysis: This week’s no-brainer should be obvious to anybody who paid attention during Week 1. South Carolina coach Will Muschamp got his team to beat Vanderbilt 13 to 10 on the road as a 5-point underdog. How he did that was by having the Gamecocks play the best defense that the team has played in a long, long time.

Mississippi State lost 20 to 21 at home to the South Alabama Jaguars. The Jaguars are a good football team. But Mississippi State shouldn’t have lost the matchup outright. It’s going to be difficult for Mississippi State to get through this season with QB Dak Prescott, who is now in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys.

7.5-point favoritism over South Carolina is ridiculous. I think the Gamecocks have a good shot of winning this one straight up.

Pick: South Carolina

College Football Week 2 Three-Team Parlay Pick

  • Central Michigan +21
  • South Carolina +7.5
  • Western Kentucky +28

Western Kentucky at #1 Alabama
When:  Saturday, Sept. 10 at 3:00pm ET
Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
TV: ESPN2

Analysis: Alabama played like the best team in the nation in Week 1. After looking hesitant in the first quarter, the Crimson Tide took over in the second quarter and rolled to an easy, I mean easy, 52 to 6 win over USC. You had to have been surprised at how the Crimson Tide dominated a Pac 12 powerhouse like USC. USC is supposedly a good team.

Why, then, do I like Western Kentucky to cover the spread? Alabama coach Nick Saban is one of those guys who doesn’t like to go all out against inferior teams. He did it versus USC in Week 1 because a) Saban wasn’t sure how good USC was and b) Saban didn’t know how good his offense was.

That won’t be the case versus Western Kentucky. The Hilltoppers beat Rice 46 to 14 in Week 1. Western Kentucky QB Mike White was fantastic when throwing for 517 yards and 3 touchdowns. He didn’t commit a single turnover in the game.

On paper Alabama should beat Western Kentucky by at least 5 touchdowns. But I think the Crimson Tide takes it easy in this battle after the stunning win over the USC Trojans in Week 1. I like Western Kentucky to cover the spread.

Pick: Western Kentucky

Bonus College Football Week 2 Six-Team Parlay Pick

  • Central Michigan +21
  • South Carolina +7.5
  • Western Kentucky +28
  • Virginia Tech +10.5
  • TCU -7.5
  • Louisville  -14.5