It’s that time of the week again: the time to make some predictions for some of the weekend’s biggest college football games. Enjoy!
UCLA 31, Nebraska 16: Nebraska scraped by Wyoming week one. The Bruins on the other hand blew out Nevada week one and then had an off week to prepare for the Cornhuskers. I’ll take UCLA.
Washington 38, Illinois 21: I was stunned by Illinois’ blow out win over Cincinnati. They are going to have a good season. Still, Washington looked like a top ten team in beating Boise State 38-6 week one and, like UCLA, they’re coming off a bye. Huskies QB Keith Price could be on his way to a Heisman type season.
Georgia Tech 50, Duke 17: Georgia Tech had a week to prepare for this game after beating Elon 70-0 week one. Duke is 2-0, but the Blue Devils probably do not have the talent to hang with the Jackets.
Notre Dame 48, Purdue 10: This should be a nice bounce back game for the Irish. Purdue is one of the worst teams in the FBS.
Ole Miss 41, Texas 17: Oh boy, Mack Brown’s seat must be scalding. Ole Miss should score a lot against a Longhorn defense that allowed nearly 700 yards to BYU last week (not a typo) and is breaking in a new defensive coordinator (apparently you need to make change when things like that happen).
South Carolina 23, Vanderbilt 17: The Gamecocks don’t play anyone that great for a couple of months. A win against Vandy could be the start of a long winning streak.
BC 21, USC 17: USC just lost to Washington State and has all manner of offensive issues. BC is much improved. I feel a minor upset coming.
Oregon 48, Tennessee 24: Pretty standard Oregon prediction.
Alabama 33, Texas A&M 21: This could be a revenge game for the Crimson Tide, whose lone loss last season came at the hands of Johnny Football and the Aggies. Look for Alabama to come into Kyle Field and silence the 12th man.