Game of the Week: Southern Cal @ Stanford Yes, I know that UGA and Carolina are playing this weekend but that is not the best game of the day. Stanford and Southern Cal are much closer matched and Bryce Love will have a chance to show the Heisman voters what he can do.
Game of the Week: Michigan St @ Arizona St YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME! Sparty visits Herm Edwards and the Sundevils. Even in a night game, temperature at kickoff is set for 107. The thermometers don’t count that high in East Lansing. I’m excited to see how the old coach does in his first power 5 test.
Upset Alert: Penn State @ Pitt Penn State had a warning shot fired across their bow last week. They survived the experience but I do believe it was more of an exposure than a scare. For all the hype the Big Ten East has gotten in the preseason, I don't think the Nittany Lions are up to the task. They are headed into a hostile environment and the Panthers are going to be playing with a chip on their shoulder. I'm not saying Pitt can win. I'm saying Pitt will win.
Upset Alert: UGA @ South Carolina Jake Bentley is the best passer and field general in the SEC and that will be on full display Saturday afternoon in Columbia. UGA has been untested since losing a large chunk of their offensive production to the NFL Draft. How will they respond against a legitimate defense in what will prove to be a hostile environment? It will be a defensive battle, but I think the Gamecocks will pull the upset.
Week 2 Picks: GEORGIA TECH @ USF DUKE @ Northwestern UCLA @ OKLAHOMA MEMPHIS @ Navy GEORGIA @ S. Carolina Colorado @ NEBRASKA CLEMSON @ Texas A&M Kentucky @ FLORIDA Penn St @ PITT USC @ STANFORD
Week 2 Picks: GEORGIA TECH @ USF Duke @ NORTHWESTERN UCLA @ OKLAHOMA MEMPHIS @ Navy Georgia @ S. CAROLINA COLORADO @ Nebraska CLEMSON @ Texas A&M Kentucky @ FLORIDA PENN ST @ Pitt USC @ STANFORD