Northwestern 28, Minnesota 24: This is a really big game for both teams, who each have potential for great seasons.
Oklahoma 31, Texas 21: Expect a better game than last year’s.
Fresno State 27, Boise State 17: Fresno State’s offense is humming, Boise’s is sputtering. I see a recipe for an upset on the blue rug.
West Virginia 42, Texas Tech 28: It is expected to rain in Lubbock. I’m sure Texas Tech is hoping the weather will slow down the Mountaineers’ offense.
Notre Dame 28, Stanford 21: ESPN’s “College Gameday” will be in South Bend to witness one of Notre Dame’s biggest games in years.
South Carolina 26, LSU 23: The Tigers have a chance to reignite their National Title hopes. To do so they will need to muster an incredible defensive performance. I think they will come up just short.
Texas A&M 47, Louisiana Tech 17: Both teams are ranked. Only one should be.
Baylor 37, TCU 28: Baylor is better than Iowa State, so TCU is in trouble.
USC 30, Washington 21: Washington is at home. USC better be ready.