College Football Week 2 Picks

Well last week could have gone a little bit better, but at least the picture is becoming a little clearer right now on who the contenders and the pretenders are. 

The meat of the season is yet to come, but there are still a few key matchups that can determine ultimately who plays for the national title.  Let’s start by going to Champaign, Illinois.

Cincinnati at Illinois

Cincinnati

(1-0, 0-0 away)

Illinois

(1-0, 1-0 home)

Both these programs are coming off of Week 1 victories, but Cincinnati’s 42-7 pounding of Purdue is looking much better than Illiniois barely beating their Week 1 cupcake Southern Illinois 42-34.  Things could be much different than logic indicates, but considering that the Illini lost to Purdue 20-17 last year they might not have much of a chance in this one.

My Pick:  Cincinnati

#12 Florida at Miami (FL)

(12) Florida

(1-0, 0-0 away)

Miami (FL)

(1-0, 1-0 home)

Well the Gators are finally back in contention ever since you-know-who became the most overrated quarterback in the entire history of the NFL.  Anyways let’s look at this matchup.  This could be closer than people think.  Just because Florida has a number in front of them doesn’t mean that they’re immune to upsets from unranked teams.  The Jeff Driskel, Mack Brown (not the coach) combination seems to be working for Florida, but the real question is how well Miami quarterback Stephen Morris plays.  Hurricane running back Duke Johnson had a good home opener, and the Canes have a slight edge since they are playing at home, but Florida just has too much talent.  Sorry Miami.

My Pick:  Florida

#6 South Carolina at #11 Georgia

(6) South Carolina

(1-0, 0-0 away)

(11) Georgia

(0-1, 0-0 home)

We’re going to see if Georgia belongs among the SEC elite if they can shake off a loss to Clemson (who is now ranked #4 in the country).  Both of these are great teams, and it’s going to come down to either of these to challenge Alabama for the SEC title in Atlanta (assuming they make it of course).  Jadeveon Clowney drew some harsh criticism in the Gamecocks opening win over North Carolina due to how he supposedly took plays off in that game.  That’s not good news to hear if you’re a Heisman contender and the projected #1 draft pick for 2014.  It will be a little different going to Athens for this game, but ultimately the Gamecocks get the win mainly because of recent history and based off of how well Connor Shaw and Mike Davis played in that opening contest.

My Pick:  South Carolina

#14 Notre Dame at #17 Michigan

(14) Notre Dame

(1-0)

(17) Michigan

(1-0, 1-0 home)

The Wolverines are my second team to compliment my Washington State Cougars so there will be a little bias in this pick.  Two years ago Michigan legend Dernard Robinson led a last second drive to beat the Irish in the waning minutes of the 4th quarter.  The Wolverines should be expected to have a slight edge in the Big House considering how they almost beat the Irish at home in South Bend last year even after committing multiple turnovers.  Devin Gardner is now taking the reigns for the Wolverines, but he should be alright as long as he takes care of the football.  Expect for Michigan to be that way too.

My Pick:  Michigan

Thanks for taking your time to read this, and best of luck to our favorite team this week…I checked the Huskies have a bye.
My Record: 4-3

HOHOHO!

 

 

   

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