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College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 0

Adrian Martinez, Nebraska Cornhuskers Football

Adrian Martinez, Nebraska Cornhuskers Football

The 2021 college football season officially begins this Saturday with five matchups headlining the Week 0 action. A Big Ten battle between Nebraska and Illinois kicks things off, followed by UConn at Fresno State and Hawaii at UCLA in the first wave of games. At night, UTEP takes on New Mexico State, and Southern Utah travels to take on defending Mountain West champ San Jose State. While the slate isn’t deep, there’s enough intrigue with these games to whet the appetite for a monster schedule next week.

Each week during the 2021 season, Athlon Sports’ editors will make predictions for every contest involving FBS teams. Below are the picks for Week 0 action:

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Nebraska at

Illinois

Nebraska

Nebraska

Nebraska

UConn at

Fresno State

Fresno State

Fresno State

Fresno State

Hawaii at 

UCLA

UCLA

UCLA

UCLA

UTEP at

New Mexico State

UTEP

UTEP

UTEP

Southern Utah at

San Jose State

San Jose State

San Jose State

San Jose State

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