Each week I’ll give you the SEC and Top 25 college football game schedule for this week, along with my predictions.
There are obviously a lot of mismatches this week, so my predictions won’t be as debatable as they will be as the season goes on and we get some tougher games.
SEC and Top 25 Schedule & Vinny’s Predictions
*Favorite / If no team is marked, either game is pick’em or there’s no current line, games including FCS teams are not on the board / All times are Eastern
Thursday, September 1
*(20)Mississippi St. at Memphis (8:00 PM)
UNLV at *(11)Wisconsin (8:00 PM)
Western Kentucky at *Kentucky in Nashville, TN (9:15 PM)
Friday, September 2
Youngstown St. at (17)Michigan St. (7:30 PM)
*(14)TCU at Baylor (8:00 PM)
Saturday, September 3
Akron at *(18)Ohio St. (12:00 PM)
Miami (Ohio) at *(21)Missouri (12:00 PM)
Utah St. at *(23)Auburn (12:00 PM)
Kent St. at *(2)Alabama (12:21 PM)
Appalachian St. at (13)Virginia Tech (12:30 PM)
Minnesota at *(25)USC (3:30 PM)
Chattanooga at (10)Nebraska (3:30 PM)
ULM at *(6)Florida St. (3:30 PM)
South Florida at *(16)Notre Dame (3:30 PM)
*BYU at Ole Miss (4:45 PM)
San Jose St. at *(7)Stanford (5:00 PM)
Montana at Tennessee (6:00 PM)
*(12)South Carolina vs. East Carolina in Charlotte, NC (7:00 PM)
Florida Atlantic at *(22)Florida (7:00 PM)
Louisiana-Lafayette at *(9)Oklahoma St. (7:00 PM)
Missouri St. at (15)Arkansas (7:00 PM)
Elon at Vanderbilt (7:30 PM)
(5)Boise St. vs. *(19)Georgia in Atlanta, GA (8:00 PM)
Tulsa at *(1)Oklahoma (8:00 PM)
(3)Oregon vs. *(4)LSU in Arlington, TX (8:00 PM)
Sunday, September 4
Marshall at *(24)West Virginia (3:30 PM)
SMU at *(8)Texas A&M (7:30 PM)
I won’t pick the games listed on the schedule involving FCS schools because that’s too easy.
I’m picking the favorites noted above except for the upsets below. I’m only using Vegas odds to determine who the favorite is, not for the point spread.
I’ll keep track of, and post my record, each week for accountability purposes.
This week’s upset picks
Ole Miss over BYU
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