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Everyone loves to overreact in Week 2. Obviously there’s no preseason like there is in the NFL, and not every team is going to come out razor-sharp. The trick is figuring out who outkicked their coverages in the opener, and which teams might have been a little bit rusty, starting with …
SMU is going to be okay at some point under Sonny Dykes. It got blown away by North Texas, and there’s still no defense to speak of, so for now, don’t think, just go with the 23 TCU is giving away. The Horned Frogs won’t be looking ahead to Ohio State just yet, and don’t be afraid that the investment world is pounding them – the line opened at 19.5.
– TCU vs. SMU Game Preview & Prediction
Speaking of putting the puzzle pieces together, Liberty was amazing in the FCS debut blowout over an Old Dominion that will probably be bowl eligible, and Duke roasted Army. But Duke is going to be fantastic, Army is at home, and there’s actually a bit of a passing game now. Hate that the Knights are giving away 8 to a team that just hung up 52 points, but love that the line came down from 11.5.
– Liberty vs. Army Game Preview & Prediction
There’s nothing to be taken away from UAB’s annihilation of Savannah State other than it got its tune-up in. At home, watch out for Coastal Carolina to keep this a wee bit close – the Chanticleers have a passing game to keep up for a bit.
– UAB vs. Coastal Carolina Game Preview & Prediction
It’s time to look in the mirror and ask yourself what you believe. Do you believe that the Georgia Tech offense really is about to turn a corner, or do you believe that USF at home might have the right mix to stop what’s coming? Not being a Power 5 snob here against a team good enough to potentially win the American Athletic, but 3.5 isn’t giving up a lot for the ACC team with a tuned-up option attack.
– Georgia Tech vs. USF Game Preview & Prediction
Lost in all of the hullabaloo over Michigan’s offensive woes over Notre Dame was how the game was supposed to be a defensive slugfest. Give Shea Patterson and Jim Harbaugh a break for that – the Irish D might just be that good. There’s no excuse not to rip up Western Michigan to shreds. Even if it turns out to be wrong, the Wolverines are the right pick by four touchdowns.
– Western Michigan vs. Michigan Game Preview & Prediction
Sort of shocked there isn’t an overreaction to Appalachian State. Yeah, Charlotte is better, but come on … it was only a win over Fordham. That the line went down to 13.5 is pleasing.
– Appalachian State vs. Charlotte Game Preview & Prediction
REALLY shocked that there’s so much love and affection given to Eastern Michigan. It was a 51-17 win over Monmouth, everyone. Yes, Iowa transfer QB Tyler Wiegers was amazing, but Purdue is rested and at home. 16.5 isn’t a lot here.
– Eastern Michigan vs. Purdue Game Preview & Prediction
New Mexico is back to being okay. It has a passing attack now, and it appears to be out of the doldrums of last year. None of that will matter as Wisconsin goes off. Last week, I told you WKU was going to cover. This week, the Badgers sharpen up and roll in the second half.
– New Mexico vs. Wisconsin Game Preview & Prediction
I’m supposed to know what I’m doing here. I’m supposed to know all the FBS teams inside and out, and be able to compare and contrast anyone and everyone. That’s not a problem, but with that said, Florida Atlantic is a guess after how it looked against Oklahoma. Air Force is a wild-card, too. This is an Only If You Have Nothing Else To Do play.
– Air Force vs. Florida Atlantic Game Preview & Prediction
Either Liberty is really, really awesome after its 52-10 win, or Old Dominion is really, really awful after that loss. It’s actually a not either one, but if you want to pick against FIU getting points against a Monarch team that just got housed, be my guest.
– FIU vs. Old Dominion Game Preview & Prediction
Stupid … stupid … stupid … stupid … picking Northwestern to beat Duke when I think Duke is really that good … stupid … stupid … stupid … also doing the unforgivable revenge pick, still mad that I took Purdue to beat the Wildcats … stupid … stupid … stupid.
– Duke vs. Northwestern Game Preview & Prediction
Mississippi State vs. Kansas State is the ultimate Week 1 confirm or deny. Kansas State looked awful against South Dakota, and Mississippi State was magnificent in Joe Moorhead’s debut – and now Nick Fitzgerald game back. I originally picked MSU to beat K-State by eight when the line was Bulldogs at 9.5, and now it’s down to eight. Take that for what it’s worth.
– Mississippi State vs. Kansas State Game Preview & Prediction
Arizona is going to adjust after that weird and bad loss to BYU. It has to adjust. Khalil Tate is too good, Kevin Sumlin is too strong a head coach, and Houston is just too flaky – even though it’s a more talented team than BYU. You want to give an ticked off Pac-12 team with that kind of offensive talent points? I’m in.
– Arizona vs. Houston Game Preview & Prediction
Blow off that Nevada and its Air Raid air attack hung up 72 on Portland State. Vanderbilt just shut down Brent Stockstill and the high-powered Middle Tennessee passing game to a dead stop. At home, it’s only giving away 8.5. Thank the man for putting a tip in the jar …
– Nevada vs. Vanderbilt Game Preview & Prediction
Ehhhhhhh, not totally sure what to make of NC State quite yet. Don’t get weird that Georgia State struggled to comeback to beat Kennesaw State – that’s a good FCS team – and that’s a fantastic James Madison FCS squad the Wolfpack got past. Going Power Five elitist here with NC State giving away a big number, and I don’t like it.
– Georgia State vs. NC State Game Preview & Prediction
UCLA getting 30 from Oklahoma is just obnoxious. Until UCLA shows anything at all, and until Oklahoma shows something to prove that it’s not business as usual … that’s about right. Even if you’re wrong, and even if the Bruins rise up after that miserable thing against Cincinnati, OU at home is still the right guess. The Sooners might run for 400 yards.
– UCLA vs. Oklahoma Game Preview & Prediction