2012 College Football Week 2 Picks: Florida Upsets Texas A&M

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2012 College Football Week 2 Picks: Florida Upsets Texas A&M
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Game of the Week: Florida at Texas A&M

The first weekend of the college football season was full of the usual pomp and circumstance, but for teams like Pittsburgh, Penn State, California, Michigan and Boise State, the parties ended and they had to clean up…alone.

Florida and Texas A&M didn't lose, but Week 1 certainly didn't go as planned.

Up until early in the fourth quarter on Saturday, Bowling Green State University actually had a shot to upset Florida down in the Swamp. The Falcons, out of the Mid-American Conference, hung with the SEC and if not for two missed field goals, we could be talking about this game as one of the biggest upsets of the weekend.

As for Texas A&M, the new kid on SEC Lane, their season opener at Louisiana Teach was postponed due to concerns surrounding Hurricane Isaac. So, their first game of the season is their home opener and first SEC contest against ‘dem Gators.

It also happens to be WhatIfSports.com's college football Game of the Week.

Gators' head coach Will Muschamp just named Jeff Driskell his starting quarterback on Monday. Driskell, 10-16 for 114 yards and a touchdown, played the majority of the game against Bowling Green. The rushing game racked up 220 yards on 42 carries (5.2 yards per rush) with two touchdowns as Mike Gillislee paced the team with 148 yards on 24 carries.

With all the newness surrounding the Aggies in 2012 comes a new head coach. Kevin Sumlin replaces Mike Sherman as the head honcho and,  lucky for him, part of the cupboard is still stocked with returning starters—six on offense and four on defense.

The Aggies averaged 39.1 points (11th in the nation) and 490.2 yards (seventh in the nation) per game in 2011. However, the team lost Ryan Tannehill to the NFL and will start freshman Johnny Manziel at quarterback. The good news for the green-faced gunner is that he has two senior receivers to throw to in Ryan Swope and Uzoma Nwachukwu.

We simulated the Gators and Aggies matchup 101 times and it's Florida coming out ahead 62.4 percent of the time by an average score of 21-18.

College Football Week 2
Matchup Win% Avg Score  
Maine Black Bears 5.0 9 Boxscore
@ Boston College Eagles 95.0 45  
Austin Peay Governors 5.0 7 Boxscore
@ Virginia Tech Hokies 95.0 52  
Savannah State Tigers 5.0 6 Boxscore
@ Florida State Seminoles 95.0 52  
Presbyterian Blue Hose 5.0 7 Boxscore
@ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 95.0 54  
Ball State Cardinals 10.9 19 Boxscore
@ Clemson Tigers 89.1 33  
Penn State Nittany Lions 27.7 18 Boxscore
@ Virginia Cavaliers 72.3 24  
North Carolina Tar Heels 72.8 29 Boxscore
@ Wake Forest Demon Deacons 27.2 21  
Missouri State Bears 5.0 8 Boxscore
@ Louisville Cardinals 95.0 49  
Howard Bison 5.0 7 Boxscore
@ Rutgers Scarlet Knights 95.0 44  
Maryland Terrapins 45.0 21 Boxscore
@ Temple Owls 55.0 22  
Pittsburgh Panthers 47.0 21 Boxscore
@ Cincinnati Bearcats 53.0 22  
North Carolina State Wolfpack 66.3 23 Boxscore
@ Connecticut Huskies 33.7 17  
USC Trojans 91.1 35 Boxscore
vs. Syracuse Orange 8.9 19  
New Hampshire Wildcats 5.0 9 Boxscore
@ Minnesota Golden Gophers 95.0 43  
Air Force Falcons 12.9 16 Boxscore
@ Michigan Wolverines 87.1 34  
UCF Knights 23.8 20 Boxscore
@ Ohio State Buckeyes 76.2 31  
Iowa State Cyclones 47.5 23 Boxscore
@ Iowa Hawkeyes 52.5 24  
Vanderbilt Commodores 61.9 27 Boxscore
@ Northwestern Wildcats 38.1 23  
Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks 5.0 9 Boxscore
@ Northern Illinois Huskies 95.0 44  
Eastern Illinois Panthers 5.0 7 Boxscore
@ Western Michigan Broncos 95.0 45  
Southern Illinois Salukis 5.5 6 Boxscore
@ Miami (OH) RedHawks 95.5 41  
Morgan State Bears 5.0 7 Boxscore
@ Buffalo Bulls 95.0 38  
Illinois State Redbirds 5.0 7 Boxscore
@ Eastern Michigan Eagles 95.0 39  
New Mexico State Aggies 15.8 20 Boxscore
@ Ohio Bobcats 84.2 32  
Idaho Vandals 15.8 18 Boxscore
@ Bowling Green Falcons 84.2 27  
Michigan State Spartans 88.1 30 Boxscore
@ Central Michigan Chippewas 11.9 15  
Indiana Hoosiers 93.1 29 Boxscore
@ Massachusetts Minutemen 6.9 12  
Southern Utah Thunderbirds 5.0 8 Boxscore
@ California Golden Bears 95.0 46  
Eastern Washington Eagles 5.0 9 Boxscore
@ Washington State Cougars 95.0 46  
Sacramento State Hornets 5.0 9 Boxscore
@ Colorado Buffaloes 95.0 40  
Fresno State Bulldogs 18.8 20 Boxscore
@ Oregon Ducks 81.2 32  
Duke Blue Devils 23.8 21 Boxscore
@ Stanford Cardinal 76.2 28  
Illinois Fighting Illini 55.0 25 Boxscore
@ Arizona State Sun Devils 45.0 24  
Oklahoma State Cowboys 60.4 29 Boxscore
@ Arizona Wildcats 39.6 25  
Nebraska Cornhuskers 66.3 26 Boxscore
@ UCLA Bruins 33.7 22  
Wisconsin Badgers 69.3 31 Boxscore
@ Oregon State Beavers 30.7 24  
Georgia State Panthers 5.0 7 Boxscore
@ Tennessee Volunteers 95.0 47  
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 5.0 11 Boxscore
@ Alabama Crimson Tide 95.0 37  
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks 7.9 16 Boxscore
vs. Arkansas Razorbacks 92.1 35  
East Carolina Pirates 19.8 16 Boxscore
@ South Carolina Gamecocks 80.2 29  
Washington Huskies 25.7 21 Boxscore
@ LSU Tigers 74.3 31  
Kent State Golden Flashes 34.2 13 Boxscore
@ Kentucky Wildcats 65.8 19  
Auburn Tigers 43.1 21 Boxscore
@ Mississippi State Bulldogs 56.9 22  
UTEP Miners 44.6 20 Boxscore
@ Mississippi Rebels 55.4 24  
Florida Gators 62.4 21 Boxscore
@ Texas A&M Aggies 37.6 18  
Georgia Bulldogs 68.8 28 Boxscore
@ Missouri Tigers 31.2 20  
UC Davis Aggies 5.0 8 Boxscore
@ San Jose State Spartans 95.0 40  
Texas A&M-Commerce Lions 5.0 9 Boxscore
@ Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners 95.0 32  
Utah Utes 75.2 27 Boxscore
@ Utah State Aggies 24.8 18  
Texas Tech Red Raiders 86.1 37 Boxscore
@ Texas State Bobcats 13.9 18  
Weber State Wildcats 5.0 8 Boxscore
@ Brigham Young Cougars 95.0 51  
Purdue Boilermakers 37.1 21 Boxscore
@ Notre Dame Fighting Irish 62.9 25  
Grambling State Tigers 5.0 7 Boxscore
@ TCU Horned Frogs 95.0 51  
Florida A&M Rattlers 5.0 8 Boxscore
@ Oklahoma Sooners 95.0 57  
New Mexico Lobos 5.0 9 Boxscore
@ Texas Longhorns 95.0 34  
Rice Owls 39.6 23 Boxscore
@ Kansas Jayhawks 60.4 28  
Miami (FL) Hurricanes 40.6 23 Boxscore
@ Kansas State Wildcats 59.4 25  
Western Carolina Catamounts 5.0 7 Boxscore
@ Marshall Thundering Herd 95.0 42  
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 5.0 8 Boxscore
@ Southern Methodist Mustangs 95.0 43  
Tulane Green Wave 27.7 20 Boxscore
@ Tulsa Golden Hurricane 72.3 30  
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 52.0 29 Boxscore
@ Houston Cougars 48.0 28  
North Dakota State Bison 5.0 7 Boxscore
@ Colorado State Rams 95.0 36  
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 5.0 9 Boxscore
@ UNLV Rebels 95.0 35  
Army Black Knights 44.6 21 Boxscore
@ San Diego State Aztecs 55.4 24  
Toledo Rockets 53.5 28 Boxscore
@ Wyoming Cowboys 46.5 26  
South Florida Bulls 58.4 26 Boxscore
@ Nevada Wolf Pack 41.6 24  
Texas Southern Tigers 5.0 8 Boxscore
@ North Texas Mean Green 95.0 39  
Nicholls Colonels 5.5 9 Boxscore
@ South Alabama Jaguars 94.6 34  
Memphis Tigers 12.9 16 Boxscore
@ Arkansas State Red Wolves 87.1 31  
Akron Zips 22.8 18 Boxscore
@ FIU Golden Panthers 77.2 29  
Florida Atlantic Owls 42.6 22 Boxscore
@ Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 57.4 24  
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns 57.4 30 Boxscore
@ Troy Trojans 42.6 26  
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