College Football Week Three Picks

Tim PollockSenior Writer ISeptember 11, 2008

Ten more games on tap for Week Three.

On Friday:

Kansas at USF

Three reasons why I like USF in this one:  1.) The Florida humidity, 2.) The swarming Bulls’ defense, and 3.) A home crowd that will be at its absolute best for an ESPN audience. 

Kansas will need close to a perfect game to pull this one out, and I don’t see that happening. 

Winner:  USF, 31-24

And Saturday’s games:

Georgia at South Carolina

In two games against the Gamecocks, Matt Stafford has zero touchdowns and four interceptions.  That changes Saturday, although the Gamecock D will keep it closer than most expect.

A Stephen Garcia showing will throw Williams Brice stadium into a tizzy…until he throws an interception. 

Did I mention that Carolina has lost its last 10 games on CBS?  Ouch. 

Winner:  Georgia, 31-20 


BYU finally gets its act together. 

Winner:  BYU, 34-21

Auburn at Mississippi State

Two traditionally defensive-minded teams trying to find new life in their offenses.  MSU’s offense still has a long ways to go—Auburn’s should arrive very soon. 

Winner:  Auburn, 24-7

Virginia at Connecticut

Virginia’s dream season continues. 

Winner:  UConn, 31-17

Michigan at Notre Dame

Man, I wish I cared.

Winner:  Michigan, 24-20

Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech

The Yellow Jackets have impressed so far, but winning in Blacksburg is tough.  With conference play opening, the Hokies will take care of business at home. 

Winner:  Virginia Tech, 24-17 

Ohio State at Southern Cal

Even with Beanie Wells looking doubtful for the game, I can’t see this one getting out of hand. 

Winner:  USC, 31-24

Wisconsin at Fresno State

Location, location, location.  The Bulldogs enjoy home field advantage while putting up too many for the Badgers to keep up with.  

Winner:  Fresno State, 38-35

Other games worth note:

FAU at Michigan State

Schnellenberger eats his words again.

Winner:  Michigan State, 45-24

Iowa State at Iowa

The Hawkeyes continue to roll up points.

Winner:  Iowa, 38-21

Nevada at Missouri

Didn’t Nevada play this game last week?  Once again, defense gets a break.

Winner:  Missouri, 52-17