2017 CFN August 26 Expert Picks & Predictions

2017 CFN August 26 Expert Picks & Predictions

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2017 CFN August 26 Expert Picks & Predictions

CFN Expert Picks & Predictions for the first weekend of the college football season, August 26th.


Scroll to the bottom of the picks for info on each of the prognosticators.

If there’s an * next to the pick, that means the team will win, but not cover.

August 26 Expert Picks

Aug. 26 & Sept. 2 Schedule, TV & Game Times
– CFN Prediction & Game Preview: Portland State at BYU

The August 26 Games We’re Picking Are …

Oregon State at Colorado State

LINE: Colorado State -3.5, o/u: 61, 2:30, CBS Sports Network

@Rich Cirminiello, CFN: Colorado State
@Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Colorado State
@Pete Fiutak, CFN: Colorado State
@Jeremy Harper, SunBeltHeat: Colorado State
@Phil Harrison, CFN: Colorado State
@Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: Colorado State
@Russ Mitchell, CFN: Oregon State
@Crowley Sullivan, CFN: Colorado State
@Matt Welch, BlueGoldSports: Oregon State
Clucko The Chicken: Colorado State
CONSENSUS PICK: Colorado State 
CFN Prediction & Game Preview: Oregon State at Colorado State

Hawaii at UMass

LINE: Hawaii -1, o/u: 64.5, 6:00, Eleven Sports Network

@Rich Cirminiello, CFN: UMass
@Jeff Feyerer, CFN: UMass
@Pete Fiutak, CFN: UMass
@Jeremy Harper, SunBeltHeat: UMass
@Phil Harrison, CFN: Hawaii
@Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: Hawaii
@Russ Mitchell, CFN: Hawaii 
@Crowley Sullivan, CFN: Hawaii 
@Matt Welch, BlueGoldSports: Hawaii
Clucko The Chicken: Hawaii
CONSENSUS PICK: Hawaii
CFN Prediction & Game Preview: Hawaii at Massachusetts

South Florida at San José State

LINE: South Florida -20, o/u: 66, 7:30, CBS Sports Network

@Rich Cirminiello, CFN: South Florida
@Jeff Feyerer, CFN: South Florida
@Pete Fiutak, CFN: South Florida
@Jeremy Harper, SunBeltHeat: South Florida
@Phil Harrison, CFN: South Florida*
@Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: South Florida
@Russ Mitchell, CFN: South Florida 
@Crowley Sullivan, CFN: South Florida 
@Matt Welch, BlueGoldSports: South Florida
Clucko The Chicken: San Jose State
CONSENSUS PICK: South Florida
CFN Prediction & Game Preview: USF at San Jose State

Stanford vs. Rice

LINE: Stanford -31, o/u: 51, 10:00 pm, ESPN

@Rich Cirminiello, CFN: Stanford*
@Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Stanford*
@Pete Fiutak, CFN: Stanford
@Jeremy Harper, SunBeltHeat: Stanford
@Phil Harrison, CFN: Stanford*
@Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: Stanford*
@Russ Mitchell, CFN: Stanford* 
@Crowley Sullivan, CFN: Stanford 
@Matt Welch, BlueGoldSports: Stanford
Clucko The Chicken: Rice
CONSENSUS PICK: Stanford*
CFN Prediction & Game Preview: Stanford vs. Rice

Expert Prognosticators

EXP - Russ Mitchell Russ Mitchell is the lead SEC Columnist and America’s college football radio guest of choice for College Football News. Is always right when it comes to SEC football.

EXP - Phil HarrisonPhil Harrison has been writing for CollegeFootballNews.com for ten years. He is the leading Big Ten featured writer, and can be followed on Twitter @PhilHarrisonCFB.

EXP - CrowleyCrowley Sullivan is a 20-year sports-media veteran having spent ten years at ESPN as a producer, programmer, content creator, business developer, and brand manager.  He now serves a EVP, Planning/GM, Sports for MandtVR, a content creation platform that emphasizes 360 & Virtual Reality initiatives.

EXP - Jeremy SimonJeremy Simon is the owner of BlueGoldSports.com covering West Virginia University. He’s also is a contributor to USA Today Sports, CFN and Athlon Sports.

EXP - Rich CirminielloRich Cirminiello is a CFN lifer, and volunteers as the Director of College Awards for the Maxwell Football Club, which annually honors the premier high school, college and NFL players.

EXP - CluckoClucko the Chicken has been America’s premier poultry prognosticator since winning the 2000 Pro Football Weekly college football confidence pool among 37 entries. Clucko makes picks based on two feed dishes representing each team – or on a coin-flip.

EXP - Fiu 3Pete Fiutak writes a lot of articles about college football stuff for CollegeFootballNews.com, and appears on way, way too many radio shows across the country.

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