College Football Game Picks Week 2


Givanni Damico |September 7th, 2019

Welcome to the first week of my game picks. In this series, I will pick every single game that is being played on Saturday’s (plus any good games on Fridays). For the sake of my reader’s eyes not glazing over, I will only give my reasoning on picks for five games and they will always be the first five games in the article. Let’s get into it.

Army at 7 Michigan

My Pick: Michigan


Michigan is 22 point favorites in this game, but I am picking Army to cover the spread with ease. I was not impressed with Michigan’s offense nor was I impressed with their defense against Middle Tennessee State. They may be on upset watch, but I am going to take the safe pick for this game.

21 Syracuse at Maryland

My Pick: Maryland


Maryland put up 79 points last week, granted it was against Howard University, but their offense is explosive nonetheless. Syracuse doesn’t do anything exceptional on either side of the ball. I expect them to lose this game by six points.

12 Texas A&M at 1 Clemson

My Pick: Clemson, by 10 or less

Texas A&M nearly pulled off the upset last season and they have the opportunity to do it again this season. Trevor Lawrence was still shaking off the rust last week which the Aggies could take advantage of. Their main focus should be stuffing Travis Etienne to the best of their ability. I’m going to play this one safe as well, but Clemson could get upset this week.

25 Nebraska at Colorado

My Pick: Colorado


Am I the only one who is not all aboard the Nebraska hype train? I love Scott Frost, but I don’t think this program is ready to contend yet. Colorado will have a sold-out crowd rooting for them and Steven Montez at quarterback will give them a very good chance to win this game. Nebraska didn’t perform too well last week and they could very well end up losing today.

6 LSU at 9 Texas

My Pick: LSU

This game will come down to one possession, but LSU should pull it off. I am not sold on Joe Burrow at all, but I’m also not a huge fan of the Texas defense, albeit it has improved from past years. Texas will have a good offense against a good LSU defense while LSU will have a good offense against a mediocre Texas defense. Advantage: LSU, but barely. Texas needs to prove themselves early by making some stops on the defensive side of the ball, but I’m going to take LSU by a field goal.

Cincinnati at 5 Ohio State

My Pick: Ohio State

Miami at North Carolina

My Pick: Miami

Ohio at Pittsburgh

My Pick: Pittsburgh

California at 14 Washington

My Pick: Washington by three scores

22 Stanford at USC

My Pick: Stanford (how is USC favored?)

Rutgers at 20 Iowa

My Pick: Iowa

Old Dominion at Virginia Tech

My Pick: Virginia Tech

UAB at Akron

My Pick: UAB

Kennesaw State at Kent State

My Pick: Kennesaw State

Southern at Memphis

My Pick: Memphis (who are 39.5 point favorites by the way)

West Virginia at Missouri

My Pick: Missouri

This is a good game for watching a couple transfer quarterbacks. Austin Kendall didn’t look great last week, but Kelly Bryant fit right into the Missouri offense. Mizzou by six.

Charleston Southern at South Carolina

My Pick: South Carolina

Vanderbilt at Purdue

My Pick: Purdue

Bowling Green at Kansas State

My Pick: Kansas State

W Carolina at NC State

My Pick: NC State

Northern Illinois at 13 Utah

My Pick: Utah

Fordham at Ball State

My Pick: Ball State

USF at Georgia Tech

My Pick: USF

Tennessee Tech at Miami (OH)

My Pick: Miami (OH)

Southern Illinois at UMass

My Pick: UMass

Charlotte at Appalachian State

My Pick: App St.

Grambling at Louisiana Tech

My Pick: Louisiana Tech

Richmond at Boston College

My Pick: Boston College

Illinois at UConn

My Pick: Illinois

Eastern Illinois at Indiana

My Pick: Indiana

Southern Miss at Mississippi State

My Pick: Mississippi State

State is on upset watch.

New Mexico State at 2 Alabama

My Pick: New Mexico State, obviously (but it’s Alabama by 40)

Murray State at 3 Georgia

My Pick: Georgia

UTSA at Baylor

My Pick: Baylor

Western Illinois at Colorado State

My Pick: Colorado State

San Diego State at UCLA

My Pick: San Diego State

Northern Colorado at 22 Washington State

My Pick: Wazzu

UL Monroe at Florida State

My Pick: Florida State

NC A&T at Duke

My Pick: Duke

Gardner-Webb at East Carolina

My Pick: East Carolina

Maine at Georgia Southern

My Pick: Maine

South Dakota at 4 Oklahoma

My Pick: Oklahoma, Jalen Hurts 500 all-purpose yards and seven touchdowns

18 UCF at FAU

My Pick: FAU

Furman at Georgia State

My Pick: Georgia State

Jackson State at South Alabama

My Pick: USA

Wyoming at Texas State

My Pick: Texas State

Western Kentucky at FIU

My Pick: WKU

Tennessee State at Mid Tennessee

My Pick: MTSU

North Texas at SMU

My Pick: North Texas

Even line on this game. Mason Fine against Shane Buechele, two quarterbacks that I’ve scoured heavily. Advantage goes to Fine

Eastern Kentucky at Louisville

My Pick: Louisville

BYU at Tennessee

My Pick: BYU

Coastal Carolina at Kansas

My Pick: Kansas

McNeese at Oklahoma State

My Pick: Oklahoma State

Tulane at 10 Auburn

My Pick: Auburn

UT Martin at 11 Florida

My Pick: Florida

Buffalo at 15 Penn State

My Pick: Penn State

Nevada at 16 Oregon

My Pick: Oregon

Western Michigan at 19 Michigan State

My Pick: MSU, for the sole reason that they’re the home team

Eastern Michigan at Kentucky

My Pick: Kentucky

Arkansas at Ole Miss

My Pick: Ole Miss

Stony Brook at Utah State

My Pick: USU

Liberty at Louisiana

My Pick: Louisiana

PV A&M at Houston

My Pick: Houston

UTEP at Texas Tech

My Pick: Texas Tech

Tulsa at San Jose State

My Pick: Tulsa

Arkansas State at UNLV

My Pick: UNLV

Northern Arizona at Arizona

My Pick: Arizona

Oregon State at Hawaii

My Pick: Hawaii

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