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Texas A&M Aggies vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Preview and Prediction

The Aggies and Sun Devils meet in Houston this Saturday.
Texas A&M Aggies vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Preview and Prediction

Offensive fireworks are expected on Saturday night in Houston, as Texas A&M and Arizona State clash in one of Week 1’s must-see matchups. The Aggies and Sun Devils were mentioned throughout the offseason as dark horse candidates to earn a spot in the College Football Playoff.

Grambling State Tigers vs. California Golden Bears Preview and Prediction

Jared Goff and the Golden Bears will look to score early and often in their season opener against the Tigers
Grambling State Tigers vs. California Golden Bears Preview and Prediction

When Grambling State and California collide on Saturday at Memorial Stadium two very proud programs, both finally trending in the right direction, will take the field with high hopes on the 2015 college football season.

Virginia Cavaliers vs. UCLA Bruins Preview and Prediction

Paul Perkins leads UCLA into a promising 2015 campaign.
Virginia Cavaliers vs. UCLA Bruins Preview and Prediction

Outside expectations on UCLA football are not as high entering 2015 as they were a season ago. That's rather ironic, given the Bruins return a much more veteran lineup, particularly in areas that were question marks a season ago.

 

Stanford Cardinal vs. Northwestern Wildcats Preview and Prediction

Kevin Hogan and the Cardinal come to the Midwest to take on the Wildcats in this season-opening Pac-12 vs. Big Ten pairing
Stanford Cardinal vs. Northwestern Wildcats Preview and Prediction

This is a battle of contrasting styles, between a squad with a bruising running game and gritty defense versus a speedy team who likes to spread out and hurl the ball all over the field. Traditionally, the former would be from the Midwest while the latter hails from the West Coast. Actually, these two are the complete opposites of those stereotypes.

Boise State Broncos vs. Washington Huskies Preview and Prediction

The Huskies meet the Broncos on Friday night.
Boise State Broncos vs. Washington Huskies Preview and Prediction

Washington coach Chris Petersen returns to familiar surroundings on Friday night, as the Huskies take on Boise State in one of the top matchups from Week 1. Petersen guided the Broncos to 92 wins from 2006-13 and left to take over for Steve Sarkisian prior to the 2014 season. Petersen’s debut wasn’t quite the year most expected (8-6), and the Huskies are in rebuild mode with only eight returning starters this fall.

 

Week 1 College Football Against the Spread Predictions

Braden Gall offers his top picks against the spread for Week 1.
Week 1 College Football Against the Spread Predictions

College Football is back and so are my weekly picks against the spread. I will do my best to give sage and timely advice every Friday morning… for entertainment purposes only, of course.

 

Week 1 is the best week of the year as so much is unknown about most teams and spreads are generally off kilter.

 

Look for programs you think are underrated in the preseason and are facing young teams with lots of new starters. Public perception is further askew this week than any other week of the year.

 

Weber State Wildcats vs. Oregon State Beavers Preview and Prediction

The Beavers host the Wildcats as the Gary Andersen era begins in Corvallis
Weber State Wildcats vs. Oregon State Beavers Preview and Prediction

Corvallis became the nexus for some of the most unusual twists and turns in the offseason coaching carousel. It started with long-time head coach Mike Riley bolting Oregon State for Nebraska and ended with the Beavers bringing in former Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen to take over the program.

Pac-12 Week 1 Predictions

Preview and picks for the Week 1 Pac-12 slate.
Pac-12 2015 Week 1 Predictions

The Pac-12 has its share of one-sided matchups in Week 1, but the conference also boasts intriguing games with Boise State-Washington, Oregon-Eastern Washington, Utah-Michigan and Texas A&M-Arizona State.

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