2021 College Football Predictions For All 130 Teams: Spring

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2021 College Football Predictions For All 130 Teams: Spring

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2021 College Football Predictions For All 130 Teams: Spring

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Baylor Bears

Year Two under Dave Aranda should be better, but can Baylor build off what should be a big start? Expect nothing less than 3-0 before diving deep into the Big 12 season, and while there’s enough to hope for three more wins, it’ll be a push to get there.

2018: 7-6 2019: 11-3 2020: 2-7
Realistic Best Case Record: 7-5
Realistic Worst Case Record: 4-8
2021 Prediction, Spring Football Version: 5-7

Sept. 4 at Texas State
Sept. 11 Texas Southern
Sept. 18 at Kansas
Sept. 25 Iowa State
Oct. 2 at Oklahoma State
Oct. 9 West Virginia
Oct. 16 BYU
Oct. 23 OPEN DATE
Oct. 30 Texas
Nov. 6 at TCU
Nov. 13 Oklahoma
Nov. 20 at Kansas State
Nov. 27 Texas Tech
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Iowa State Cyclones

Everyone will be in love with Iowa State with so much talent returning and coming off the breakthrough/breakout 2020, and the schedule should help keep it all going. The Iowa game is in Ames, and getting Texas at home helps, but they have to go to Oklahoma and watch out for the date at Kansas State.

2018: 8-5 2019: 7-6 2020: 9-3
Realistic Best Case Record: 11-1
Realistic Worst Case Record: 5-7
2021 Prediction, Spring Football Version: 9-3

Sept. 4 Northern Iowa
Sept. 11 Iowa
Sept. 18 at UNLV
Sept. 25 at Baylor
Oct. 2 Kansas
Oct. 9 OPEN DATE
Oct. 16 at Kansas State
Oct. 23 Oklahoma State
Oct. 30 at West Virginia
Nov. 6 Texas
Nov. 13 at Texas Tech
Nov. 20 at Oklahoma
Nov. 27 TCU
Full Schedule Analysis

Kansas Jayhawks

Let’s just say the program is in transition. It was going to be a rough campaign no matter what, and now it’s going to be tough to be anything other than the Big 12’s season-long free space. It doesn’t help that the two FBS non-conference games are at Duke and Coastal Carolina..

2018: 3-9 2019: 3-9 2020: 4-6
Realistic Best Case Record: 5-7
Realistic Worst Case Record: 1-11
2021 Prediction, Spring Football Version: 1-11

Sept. 4 South Dakota
Sept. 11 at Coastal Carolina
Sept. 18 Baylor
Sept. 25 at Duke
Oct. 2 at Iowa State
Oct. 9 OPEN DATE
Oct. 16 Texas Tech
Oct. 23 Oklahoma
Oct. 30 at Oklahoma State
Nov. 6 Kansas State
Nov. 13 at Texas
Nov. 20 at TCU
Nov. 27 West Virginia
Full Schedule Analysis

Kansas State Wildcats

As always – to be trite – Kansas State can beat anyone on the schedule or lose to almost anyone depending on health. Playing Stanford and Nevada isn’t going to be easy in non-conference action, but Oklahoma, Iowa State and TCU all have to come to Manhattan.

2018: 5-7 2019: 8-5 2020: 4-6
Realistic Best Case Record: 8-4
Realistic Worst Case Record: 5-7
2021 Prediction, Spring Football Version: 7-5

Sept. 4 Stanford (in Arlington)
Sept. 11 Southern Illinois
Sept. 18 Nevada
Sept. 25 at Oklahoma State
Oct. 2 Oklahoma
Oct. 9 OPEN DATE
Oct. 16 Iowa State
Oct. 23 at Texas Tech
Oct. 30 TCU
Nov. 6 at Kansas
Nov. 13 West Virginia
Nov. 20 Baylor
Nov. 27 at Texas
Full Schedule Analysis

Oklahoma Sooners

Where’s the loss? No offense to Nebraska – okay, maybe some – the non-conference slate is a relative breeze. There could be a problem at Kansas State and/or Oklahoma State, and Texas is always tough no matter what, but Iowa State and TCU have to come to Norman.

2018: 12-2 2019: 12-2 2020: 9-2
Realistic Best Case Record: 12-0
Realistic Worst Case Record: 8-4
2021 Prediction, Spring Football Version: 11-1

Sept. 4 at Tulane
Sept. 11 Western Carolina
Sept. 18 Nebraska
Sept. 25 West Virginia
Oct. 2 at Kansas State
Oct. 9 Texas (in Dallas)
Oct. 16 TCU
Oct. 23 at Kansas
Oct. 30 Texas Tech
Nov. 6 OPEN DATE
Nov. 13 at Baylor
Nov. 20 Iowa State
Nov. 27 at Oklahoma State
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Oklahoma State Cowboys

It’ll be yet another dangerous Oklahoma State team under Mike Gundy … that should come up just short of the Big 12 Championship. Going to Boise State is dangerous, but if the Cowboys win there, they should be 5-0 going into a week off before a killer second half slate.

2018: 7-6 2019: 8-5 2020: 8-3
Realistic Best Case Record: 9-3
Realistic Worst Case Record: 6-6
2021 Prediction, Spring Football Version: 8-4

Sept. 4 Missouri State
Sept. 11 Tulsa
Sept. 18 at Boise State
Sept. 25 Kansas State
Oct. 2 Baylor
Oct. 9 OPEN DATE
Oct. 16 at Texas
Oct. 23 at Iowa State
Oct. 30 Kansas
Nov. 6 at West Virginia
Nov. 13 TCU
Nov. 20 at Texas Tech
Nov. 27 Oklahoma
Full Schedule Analysis

Texas Longhorns

There’s talent, there’s a new coach in Steve Sarkisian, and there’s a sneaky-interesting start with Louisiana and at Arkansas to kick things off. Here’s the big problem – the Longhorns have one home game from September 25th to November 13th.

2018: 10-4 2019: 8-5 2020: 7-3
Realistic Best Case Record: 11-1
Realistic Worst Case Record: 6-6
2021 Prediction, Spring Football Version: 9-3

Sept. 4 Louisiana
Sept. 11 at Arkansas
Sept. 18 Rice
Sept. 25 Texas Tech
Oct. 2 at TCU
Oct. 9 Oklahoma (in Dallas)
Oct. 16 Oklahoma State
Oct. 23 OPEN DATE
Oct. 30 at Baylor
Nov. 6 at Iowa State
Nov. 13 Kansas
Nov. 20 at West Virginia
Nov. 27 Kansas State
Full Schedule Analysis

TCU Horned Frogs

TCU was solid at times last year, and if it can get by Cal it should start out strong. There’s only one date outside of Texas – it’s not like Norman, Oklahoma is a long trip – but road games at Oklahoma State and Iowa State late will be a problem.

2018: 7-6 2019: 5-7 2020: 6-4
Realistic Best Case Record: 9-3
Realistic Worst Case Record: 4-8
2021 Prediction, Spring Football Version: 6-6

Sept. 4 Duquesne
Sept. 11 Cal
Sept. 18 OPEN DATE
Sept. 25 SMU
Oct. 2 Texas
Oct. 9 at Texas Tech
Oct. 16 at Oklahoma
Oct. 23 West Virginia
Oct. 30 at Kansas State
Nov. 6 Baylor
Nov. 13 at Oklahoma State
Nov. 20 Kansas
Nov. 27 at Iowa State
Full Schedule Analysis

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Texas Tech should go bowling for the first time since 2017 with enough veterans back to matter and a schedule that should be okay enough to get to six wins. Beat Houston to open things up, and the Red Raiders will be 3-0 in non-conference play. They’ll find three wins in the Big 12.

2018: 5-7 2019: 4-8 2020: 4-6
Realistic Best Case Record: 8-4
Realistic Worst Case Record: 4-8
2021 Prediction, Spring Football Version: 6-6

Sept. 4 at Houston
Sept. 11 Stephen F. Austin
Sept. 18 FIU
Sept. 25 at Texas
Oct. 2 at West Virginia
Oct. 9 TCU
Oct. 16 at Kansas
Oct. 23 Kansas State
Oct. 30 at Oklahoma
Nov. 6 OPEN DATE
Nov. 13 Iowa State
Nov. 20 Oklahoma State
Nov. 27 at Baylor
Full Schedule Analysis

West Virginia Mountaineers

It would be nice to have more than one relatively easy non-conference game – going to Maryland and facing Virginia Tech will be tough – but the Mountaineers should be able to win one of those. The Iowa State and Texas games are at home, and having five Big 12 road games would be a problem if one wasn’t Kansas.

2018: 8-4 2019: 5-7 2020: 6-4
Realistic Best Case Record: 9-3
Realistic Worst Case Record: 5-7
2021 Prediction, Spring Football Version: 7-5

Sept. 4 at Maryland
Sept. 11 LIU
Sept. 18 Virginia Tech
Sept. 25 at Oklahoma
Oct. 2 Texas Tech
Oct. 9 at Baylor
Oct. 16 OPEN DATE
Oct. 23 at TCU
Oct. 30 Iowa State
Nov. 6 Oklahoma State
Nov. 13 at Kansas State
Nov. 20 Texas
Nov. 27 at Kansas
Full Schedule Analysis

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