In Week One, I went 8-3. Not too bad. This week I'll expand my picks and now pick against the spread and straight up.
South Carolina at Vanderbilt (+9.5)
The Gamecocks came out flat last week before breaking through in the fourth quarter to roll N.C. State 34-0. Steve Spurrier has already made his first QB change of the season, going to Chris Smelley. The Commodores got a nice win last week against Miami OH. Nickson had 166 yards rushing, and he definitely will not get that vs. South Carolina.
Winner: (Spread) South Carolina; (Straight Up) South Carolina
Navy at Ball State (-6.5)
Navy racked up crazy rushing yards last week, including one back going over 300 yards alone. I'm picking the upset here.
Winner: (Spread) Navy; (Straight Up) Navy
Georgia Tech at Boston College (-7)
Paul Johnson takes his triple option up to Boston after a solid win vs. a Ryan Perrilloux-led Jacksonville St. team last week. BC is coming off a nice win vs. Kent State.
Winner: (Spread) Boston College; (Straight Up) Boston College
Brigham Young at Washington (+9)
BYU has aspirations for an undefeated season. Washington is coming off a loss to Oregon.
Winner: (Spread) BYU; (Straight Up) BYU
Ole Miss at Wake Forest (-8)
Ole Miss has turned it around, but Wake will be too much.
Winner: (Spread) Ole Miss; (Straight Up) Wake Forest
Oregon St. at Penn St. (-16.5)
Winner: (Spread) Oregon St.; (Straight Up) Penn St.
West Virginia at East Carolina (+7.5)
WVU showed off an improved passing game last week while ECU upset Va. Tech. Upset Special: ECU, I'm feeling the Purple Power.
Winner: (Spread) ECU; (Straight Up) ECU
La Tech at Kansas (-20.5)
Winner: (Spread) Kansas; (Straight Up) Kansas
Northwestern at Duke (+6.5)
C.J. Bacher, Tyrell Sutton, and Eric Peterman are too much for the Blue Devils.
Winner: (Spread) Northwestern; (Straight Up) Northwestern
Miami at Florida (-21.5)
Winner: (Spread) Miami; (Straight Up) Florida
Rice at Memphis (-3)
Winner: (Spread) Rice; (Straight Up) Rice
Stanford at Arizona State (-14)
The Cardinals looked impressive last week and will be able to keep it close vs. ASU.
Winner: (Spread) Stanford; (Straight Up) Arizona State