This week has a nice slate after the awful one last week. People on ESPN were trying to argue "There were 4 upsets!" Sorry talking TV sheep, #20, 21, and #25 getting beat doesn't make for a fantastic football upset... Anyways, instead of having to focus on Charlotte @ Clemson, we get to talk about some real games this week.
Friday, September 20
#10 Utah at USC 8:00 PM FS1
I only highlight this game because of the USC brand. I think USC may have enough talent to win this one, but they are having to play a true freshman at QB... and I just don't trust that. Utes by 10.
Saturday, September 21
#4 LSU at Vanderbilt 11:00 AM SECN
LSU finally gets to play a game that matters. I am looking forward to seeing this offense vs an SEC defense (audience laugh now). Seriously, this will be a better test than last week, but they will also get a more focused LSU. LSU wins by 21.
#11 Michigan at #13 Wisconsin 11:00 AM FOX
My heart says Wisconsin, but my head says Michigan. Why? While Michigan has struggled, they still have a lot of firepower that just hasn't been set off yet. What better to set it off than a real challenge against a real team? Michigan by 3 (a late FG).
#8 Auburn at #17 Texas A&M 2:30 PM CBS
Auburn is #8 due to their schedule. Texas A&M is the better team. I expect A&M to win IF they can find a way to run the ball. I don't care how they do it, but they won't just throw all over Auburn this year without keeping some of those guys in the box. Jimbo will find a way... he always does. Aggies by 4.
SMU at #25 TCU 2:30 PM FS1
TCU will win this one. I am not sure how good they are this year, but Patterson won't lose this in-state, metroplex game. Frogs by 10.
West Virginia at Kansas 3:30 PM ESPN+
Why would I feature this game? For Les Miles! Why else?!? The guy is fantastic TV and a hell of a football coach. Kansas will win this one. WVU is freaking awful and Les Miles is a better coach. Kansas by 1.
Baylor at Rice 6:00 PM CBSSN
@Minerva and his Rhule ball will win! Bears by 17.
Oklahoma St at #12 Texas 6:30 PM ABC
Everyone is trying to make this game to be more than I think it is. Texas will get scored on, but I think Texas easily wears Ok St out. Too many weapons. If they can (and I think they will) execute the exact same game plan vs Ok St that they did vs LSU, they will win by a large margin. Horns by 14.
#7 Notre Dame at #3 Georgia 7:00 PM CBS
This will be exactly like the Cotton Bowl Semi-Final game last year. Except the opponent putting it on Notre Dame will be Georgia. This will be ugly ugly ugly. Dawgs by 18.