Week One College Football Predictions

August 28, 2019 8:59 pm

Time for Week One College Football Predictions!!

Last week: 1-0. Florida beat Miami 24-20 (I had Florida 28-24)

Here we go with this week’s crazy predictions for the games beginning Thursday night. I don’t predict a score for every game.

I am SOOOOO HAPPY College Football is BACK!


Utah over BYU by 7, 35-28. In Provo, and a rivalry game. ‘Holy War’ will be close, but Utah has the muscle to win on the road.

Cincinnati over UCLA by 3, 31-28. In Cincy, and the Bearcats are just better than UCLA… again.

Clemson beats Georgia Tech by a fistful. I don’t know… by 20? 40? But Clemson in a romp.

Texas A&M over Texas State, 40-3. I like San Marcos for the shopping and the river but the Bearcats are no match for the Aggies. This will be ugly. A&M by 30+


Upset: UMass over Rutgers… at least I think it’s an upset…yes, it’s an upset. Both teams stink but UMass probably stinks slightly less than Rutgers this season

Colorado State over Colorado. I like the Buff but the Rams are going to have a decent season, and hey, PAC12 (see note below on Oregon-Auburn)

OK State over Oregon State

Wisconsin over USF, but in a squeaker.

Purdue over Nevada, 30-17. Purdue won’t be as strong as last season, but they’re well-coached and they’re at home.


Auburn over Oregon. I have this belief that the PAC12 is HORRIBLE and until they prove me wrong I’m going to pick against them in major games, with the exception of Utah. Arizona has already lost to Mountain West “power” Hawaii. Yes, Oregon is supposed to be good. Maybe. Better than the fifth or sixth-best team in the SEC? No. Auburn wins.

Upset: Boise State over Florida State, 38-35… that seat is getting hotter in Tallahassee

Ohio State over FAU

Illinois over Akron

IU over Ball State

Memphis over Ole Miss

South Carolina over North Carolina in the Mack Brown return game

Tennessee over Georgia State

Michigan over MTSU

UVA over Pitt…28-24 we’ll see if UVA lives up to the hype. I have UVA second in the ACC Coastal behind Miami. That’s good and it’s better than Pitt. Would it shock for Pitt to win at Heinze field? No. This is a big test for UVA to open up with.

Georgia over Vandy by 20. Too bad Vandy opens with this kind of game. I’m not evaluating the Dores on the basis of this one. They’ll be OK, but they can’t run with the Dawgs.

Bama over Duke. Only issue is whether Duke can cover and stay injury-free

UK over Toledo

Northwestern over Stanford, 27-17. Cats get this done.

Texas over La Tech, 45-17. It better be at least by that much.

Houston over OU. Why? Because this is my computer I’m writing on. Hey, seriously, OU should win by 20, even though Houston is pretty good. This will be a good game, but the OU speed will just be too much. So, nah, OU by 20+, 33-10

Notre Dame over Louisville. If these teams are what I think they are, this won’t be close.

Time for Week One College Football Predictions!!



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