This was another great weekend for college football fanatics. We saw upsets, overtime thrillers, and teams costing me money. Weâ€™ll get to all that right now. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles 0 @ #21 Wisconsin Badgers 48 The Badgers defense has yet to give up a point this year. I donâ€™t care who you are playing, that is dominance. They are showing once again that they can run the ball at will. Cincinnati Bearcats 17 @ Illinois Fighting Illini 45 BLEEP BLEEP BLEEP BLEEP! I now have a new team I dislike in Cincinnati. Canâ€™t believe I actually had faith in them. Big ups to the Illini for starting 2-0. View attachment 57877 #12 Florida Gators 16 @ Miami Hurricanes 21 What an awful performance by the Gators offense. Five turnovers, four in the redzone. What a miserable game to watch. This is supposed to be the last time these two teams square off unless they meet in a bowl game due to money. The fact that money is ending this rivalry is a joke. Play the game in Tampa or Orlando and split the profits. Trust me, youâ€™ll make your money. Indiana State Sycamores 14 @ Purdue Boilermakers 20 The Boilermakers are a sad team this season. Purdue picked off Mike Perishâ€™s final pass to ice it with 46 seconds left. Southeastern Louisiana Lions 17 @ #24 TCU Horned Frogs 38 The Horned Frogs struggled and starting quarterback Casey Pachall went down after injuring his left forearm. #13 Oklahoma State Cowboys 56 @ UTSA Roadrunners 35 Again, BLEEP BLEEP BLEEP BLEEP! Oklahoma State, you are on my crap list as well. If you want to know why, look up the spread of this game. Who gives up 28 points in the fourth quarter!?! Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 20 @ Tennessee Volunteers 52 The Hilltoppers turned the ball over five times in six plays. Think about how inept you have to be to do that. South Carolina State Bulldogs 13 @ #4 Clemson Tigers 52 Clemson rolled a week after their big win. This team looks good folks. Real good...Almost too goodâ€¦ Maine Black Bears 24 @ Massachusetts Minutemen 14 The FCS has pulled off another upset this season. The Minutemen are in for another long season if their defense canâ€™t get it together. Chattanooga Mocs 42 @ Georgia State Panthers 14 The Panthers are proving to everybody why they arenâ€™t ready for FBS play losing to a FCS school for the second week in a row. New Hampshire Wildcats 21 @ Central Michigan Chippewas 24 The Chippewas rallied late to avoid the upset. After falling behind 21-7 early in the fourth, they reeled off 17 unanswered to get the win. Cooper Rush connected with Titus Davis for a 97 yard touchdown pass to tie it and then Ron Coluzzi put home a 27 yard field goal at the bell for the win. San Diego State Aztecs 7 @ #3 Ohio State Buckeyes 42 The Buckeyes rolled the Aztecs even though starting quarterback Braxton Miller went down with a sprained ligament in his knee. He is day-to-day as of today. Weâ€™ll know more Saturday morning. Buffalo Bulls 13 @ #23 Baylor Bears 70 The Bears offense is unbelievably amazing. They put up 56 points by halftime. This is a team to keep your eye on. #2 Oregon Ducks 59 @ Virginia Cavaliers 10 The Ducks made the trip across the country and still dropped 59 points. This offense is one of the most electric in the country. South Alabama Jaguars 41 @ Tulane Green Wave 39 Tulane is really really really bad. To think Matt Forte came from this program blows my mind. Tulane scored a late touchdown but the two-point conversion failed icing for the Jaguars. View attachment 57882 #6 South Carolina Gamecocks 30 @ #11 Georgia Bulldogs 41 The Bulldogs ended South Carolinaâ€™s three year run in this rivalry. Aaron Murray had a huge for the Dawgs. Todd Burley showed why he is a Heisman trophy candidate with another amazing effort. Georgia played like a desperate team and it showed. The Dawgs were just the better team. Syracuse Orange 27 @ #19 Northwestern Wildcats 48 The Wildcats showed once again that their offense is going to be a force this year. They dropped 34 points in the first half. Iâ€™m not calling them Big Ten favorites, but they have to be on the radar. Richmond Spiders 21 @ North Carolina State Wolfpack 23 The Wolfpack ran into some struggles against the Spiders. Niklas Spade made a 48 yard field goal with 33 seconds left to take the lead. Southern Miss Golden Eagles 13 @ #22 Nebraska Cornhuskers 56 The Huskers secondary showed up big time in the first quarter with two pick sixes. The offense rolled after that. Southern Miss has lost their last fourteen games. James Madison Dukes 33 @ Akron Zips 35 Now this was a fun game. The Dukes gave the Zips all they could but it just wasnâ€™t enough in the end. In the end, James Madison ran out of time. North Texas Mean Green 21 @ Ohio Bobcats 27 This was a hard fought game. The Bobcats intercepted a late Derek Thompson pass to ice this one away. West Virginia Mountaineers 7 @ #16 Oklahoma Sooners 16 Oklahoma looked like a mess. Luckily they were playing West Virginia. Trevor Knight looked rough once again and is now out for 1-2 weeks after suffering a bruised knee. Colorado State Rams 27 @ Tulsa Golden Hurricanes 30 The Rams were up 27-17 going into the fourth quarter. Tulsa stormed back to tie it with 7:01 left. Carl Salazar put home a 34 yard field goal at the bell to win it for Tulsa. Sam Houston State Bearkats 28 @ #7 Texas A&M Aggies 65 The Aggies offense showed once again why they are considered one of the best in college football. The Aggies once again had a hard time stopping the run, which could prove to be real problematic. View attachment 57884 #15 Texas Longhorns 21 @ BYU Cougars 40 The Longhorns offense could only watch in horror as the defense gave up 550 yards rushing to the Cougars. Quarterback Taysom Hill had 259 yards rushing as he bounced off of Longhorns defenders all night. The Longhorns fired their defensive coordinator Manny Diaz after this embarrassing effort. Nicholls State Colonels 27 @ Western Michigan Mustangs 23 The Mustangs really needed a win after last weekâ€™s loss to Michigan State. The Colonels had other ideas. Josh Dewey picked off Tyler Van Tubbergenâ€™s pass with 33 seconds to ice the game. Another FBS team has fallen to a FCS team. UAB Blazers 17 @ #9 LSU Tigers 56 Zach Mettenberger had an amazing game against the Blazers. Helping him out was receiver Odell Beckham Jr who not only had three touchdowns receiving but also returned a missed field goal 100 yards for a touchdown. View attachment 57880 #14 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 30 @ #17 Michigan Wolverines 41 This game was another classic in the rivalry. Devin Gardner had himself a great performance until his boneheaded interception leading to Stephon Tuittâ€™s interception in the end zone that put Notre Dame right back into the contest. Gardner threw a four yard touchdown pass with 4:18 remaining that iced it. This will be the last time we see these rivals face off for a while. Iâ€™m glad they gave us such a great parting gift. Montana State Bobcats 30 @ SMU Mustangs 31 The Bobcats gave the Mustangs all they could handle in this one. Garrett Gilbert connected with Darius Joseph on a 12 yard touchdown for the win. New Mexico Lobos 42 @ UTEP Miners 35 This game was another overtime thriller. The Lobos rode Kasey Carrier all the way to victory as he totaled 291 yards and 4 touchdowns. Carrierâ€™s last touchdown was the winner as he took the third play of overtime 21 yards for a score. The Miners got all the way down to the Lobos four before Nathan Jeffery was stuffed on 4th and 1. View attachment 57878 Washington State Cougars 10 @ #25 USC Trojans 7 When will Lane Kiffin be fired? That is the question after an embarrassing 10-7 defeat at the hands of the Cougars. The Cougars only touchdown was a 70 yard pick six by Damante Horton. USC wasted Tre Maddenâ€™s 151 yard rushing effort as neither quarterback could get anything going. San Jose State Spartans 13 @ #5 Stanford Cardinal 34 The Cardinal defense put together a solid effort to keep the Spartans at bay. The Cardinal looked like they played the game safe. Schedule Thursday #24 TCU Horned Frogs @ Texas Tech (+3) 7:30 ESPN/Watch ESPN/ESPN Mobile TV Troy Trojans @ Arkansas State Red Wolves (-8) 7:30 ESPNU/Watch ESPN Tulane Green Wave @ Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (-7.5) 7:30 FOX Sports 1 Friday Air Force Falcons @ Boise State Broncos (-23.5) 8:00 ESPN/Watch ESPN/ESPN Mobile TV Saturday #5 Stanford Cardinal @ Army Black Knights (+30) 12:00 CBS Sports Network #7 Louisville Cardinals @ Kentucky Wildcats (+14) 12:00 ESPN/Watch ESPN/ESPN Mobile TV Akron Zips @ #11 Michigan Wolverines (-37) 12:00 Big Ten Network Tulsa Golden Hurricanes @ Oklahoma Sooners (-24.5) ESPN2/Watch ESPN #16 UCLA Bruins @ #23 Nebraska Cornhuskers (-3) 12:00 ABC Bowling Green Falcons @ Indiana Hoosiers (-3) 12:00 ESPNU/Watch ESPN Western Illinois Leathernecks @ Minnesota Golden Gophers (-24) 12:00 Big Ten Sports Network Virginia Tech Hokies @ East Carolina Pirates (+8.5) 12:00 FOX Sports 1 Georgia State Panthers @ West Virginia Mountaineers (-40) 12:00 Southern Miss Golden Eagles @ Arkansas Razorbacks (-23.5) 12:21 ESPN3/Gameplan Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks @ Wake Forest Demon Deacons (-2.5) 12:30 ESPN3/Gameplan New Mexico Lobos @ Pittsburgh Panthers (-23) 12:30 ESPN3/Gameplan Eastern Michigan Eagles @ Rutgers Scarlet Knights (-27.5) 1:00 ESPN3 Fordham Rams @ Temple Owls (-20.5) ESPN3 Fresno State Bulldogs @ Colorado Buffaloes (+7.5) 2:00 Youngstown State Penguins @ Michigan State Spartans (-24) 2:00 Big Ten Network Boston College Eagles @ USC Trojans (-14) 3:00 Pac-12 Network #1 Alabama Crimson Tide @ #6 Texas A&M Aggies (+7.5) 3:30 CBS Tennessee Volunteers @ #2 Oregon Ducks (-28) 3:30 ABC Nevada Wolfpack @ #10 Florida State Seminoles (-35.5) 3:30 ESPN/Watch ESPN/ESPN Mobile TV Delaware Fightin Blue Hens @ Navy Midshipmen (-16) 3:30 CBS Sports Network Cal Poly Mustangs @ Colorado State Rams (-9.5) 3:30 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets @ Duke Blue Devils (+9) 3:30 ESPNU/Watch ESPN Stony Brook Seawolves @ Buffalo Bulls (-12.5) 3:30 ESPN3 Wagner Seahawks @ Syracuse Orange (-28.5) 4:00 ESPN3 Ball State Cardinals @ North Texas Mean Green (+3) 4:00 Northern Colorado Bears @ Wyoming Cowboys (-26) 4:00 Northern Illinois Huskies @ Idaho Vandals (+28.5) 5:00 #19 Washington Huskies @ Illinois Fighting Illini (+10) 6:00 Big Ten Network UCF Knights @ Penn State Nittany Lions (-4.5) 6:00 Big Ten Network Iowa Hawkeyes @ Iowa State Cyclones (+1.5) 6:00 FOX Sports 1 Howard Bison @ Old Dominion Monarchs 6:00 Bethune-Cookman Wildcats @ Florida International Panthers (+3) 6:00 Southern Utah Thunderbirds @ Washington State Cougars (-21) 6:30 Pac-12 Network #4 Ohio State Buckeyes @ California Golden Bears (+14.5) 7:00 FOX Kent State Golden Flashes @ #8 LSU Tigers (-36.5) 7:00 ESPNU/Watch ESPN Vanderbilt Commodores @ #13 South Carolina Gamecocks (-14) 7:00 ESPN/Watch ESPN/ESPN Mobile TV Mississippi State Bulldogs @ Auburn Tigers (-6) 7:00 ESPN2/Watch ESPN Florida Atlantic Owls @ South Florida Bulls (-12.5) 7:00 ESPN3 Nicholls State Colonels @ Louisiana-Lafayette Raginâ€™ Cajuns (-25.5) 7:00 ESPN3 Northwestern State Demons @ Cincinnati Bearcats (-29.5) 7:00 ESPN3 Massachusetts Minutemen @ Kansas State Wildcats (-39) 7:00 Memphis Tigers @ Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (-8.5) 7:00 Eastern Washington Eagles @ Toledo Rockets (-7.5) 7:00 ESPN3 Lamar Cardinals @ #12 Oklahoma State Cowboys (-47) 7:30 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers @ South Alabama Jaguars (+7.5) 7:30 ESPN3 Maryland Terrapins @ Connecticut Huskies (+6.5) 7:30 ESPN3 Kansas Jayhawks @ Rice Owls (-6.5) 7:30 CBS Sports Network #21 Notre Dame Fighting Irish @ Purdue Boilermakers (+20) 8:00 ABC #25 Ole Miss Rebels @ Texas Longhorns (-2.5) 8:00 Longhorn Network UTEP Miners @ New Mexico State Aggies (+3.5) 8:00 ESPN3/Gameplan Marshall Thundering Herd @ Ohio Bobcats (+8) 8:00 ESPNEWS/Watch ESPN Weber State Wildcats @ Utah State Aggies (-37) 8:00 ESPN3 Western Michigan Mustangs @ Northwestern Wildcats (-30.5) 9:00 Big Ten Network Oregon State Beavers @ Utah Utes (-3) 10:00 FOX Sports 1 Central Michigan Chippewas @ UNLV Rebels (-7.5) 10:00 #20 Wisconsin Badgers @ Arizona State Sun Devils (-5) 10:30 ESPN/Watch ESPN/ESPN Mobile TV UTSA Roadrunners @ Arizona Wildcats (-24.5) 10:30 Pac-12 Network Top Ten (Plus One) Games of the Week View attachment 57875 1. #1 Alabama Crimson Tide @ #6 Texas A&M Aggies The Tide may be saying that revenge isnâ€™t on their mind, but donâ€™t let them fool you. Nick Saban has pounded last seasonâ€™s loss into that teams head. Iâ€™m taking Bama by 10+. View attachment 57876 2. #16 UCLA Bruins @ #23 Nebraska Cornhuskers Another revenge game as UCLA upset Nebraska last year in Pasadena. This year, it is in Lincoln. I say the Huskers take this one but it ought to be close. View attachment 57887 3. #20 Wisconsin Badgers @ Arizona State Sun Devils Every year we expect Arizona State to turn the corner and compete for the Pac-12 Title. Yet every year we are disappointed. On the other hand, Wisconsin has won the B1G three years in a row. Iâ€™m taking the Badgers in this contest to pull this one out. View attachment 57886 4. #25 Ole Miss Rebels @ Texas Longhorns The Longhorns are a team that is reeling already. After last weekâ€™s embarrassing loss to BYU, they fired their defensive coordinator only to replace him with Greg Robinson. Ask Syracuse and Michigan how they feel about Robinson. Ole Miss is my pick to surprise a lot of people this year. Iâ€™m taking the Rebels to knock off the Longhorns. 5. #24 TCU Horned Frogs @ Texas Tech Red Raiders SADDLE TROPHY! A Thursday night matchup that should excite. TCU is dealing with starting quarterback Casey Pachall broken forearm. Trevone Boykin should provide a seamless transition into the starting role after having to play most of last year after Pachall went to rehab. With this contest being played on a Thursday night, I have to lean the Red Raiders way. I have a thing for picking home team upsets on Thursday nights. Call me superstitious. View attachment 57883 6. Vanderbilt Commodores @ #13 South Carolina Gamecocks The Gamecocks lost a tough one last week to Georgia. Vanderbilt has had a week to prepare for South Carolina. If you listened to the Gamecock press conferences after the Georgia game, the world seems to have ended. I think the Gamecocks come out hot and steam roll the Dores. 7. #19 Washington Huskies @ Illinois Fighting Illini The Huskies offense looks stellar and their defense looks strong. The Illini are 2-0 after last weekâ€™s impressive win over Cincinnati. The Huskies look too impressive for me to even consider to Illini in this one. View attachment 57873 8. #7 Louisville Cardinals @ Kentucky Wildcats GOVERNORâ€™S CUP! The Cardinals have looked downright dominant right now. The Wildcats, not so much. Teddy Bridgewaterâ€™s Heisman campaign is in full swing and looks to keep it rolling. Iâ€™m picking the Cardinals to roll. View attachment 57881 9. Tennessee Volunteers @ #2 Oregon Ducks The Ducks looked like a dominant team once again. Their offense has put up video game like numbers. The Volunteers are 2-0, but donâ€™t look like a team ready to compete with Oregon just yet. Iâ€™m picking Oregon to pile up the points. View attachment 57874 10. #21 Notre Dame Fighting Irish @ Purdue Boilermakers SHILLELAGH TROPHY! The Irish are coming off a tough loss to Michigan. Purdue looks dreadful. Iâ€™m picking the Irish to roll. View attachment 57879 Plus 1. Marshall Thundering Herd @ Ohio Bobcats. BATTLE FOR THE BELL! Marshallâ€™s offense looks explosive once again. The Bobcats looked sluggish. Honestly, Iâ€™m confounded by Ohioâ€™s slow start as they looked like a team ready to roll. They are doing their best to prove me wrong. Marshall has looked like a really good team, but their defense will need to keep it up. Iâ€™m taking Ohio to eke this on out.