College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 1

Predictions for every FBS game in Week 1

College football's Week 1 slate for the 2019 season features 83 games, and our NCAA experts are ready with their predictions and picks. The Week 1 action begins on Thursday, Aug. 29 with 16 games, including the Holy War showdown between Utah and BYU. UCLA-Cincinnati and Georgia Tech-Clemson are also on tap for Thursday night. Friday night features eight matchups, with Wisconsin-USF, Utah State-Wake Forest and Oklahoma State-Oregon State providing plenty of intrigue. A full slate of games is slated for Saturday. The marquee contests take place on Saturday night with Boise State-Florida State in Jacksonville, Fla., along with a huge matchup in Arlington, Texas between Auburn and Oregon. Ole Miss-Memphis, Fresno State-USC and Northwestern-Stanford are just a few of the other top matchups on Saturday. Houston travels to Oklahoma for a high-scoring game on Sunday, with Notre Dame playing at Louisville on Monday night to close out Week 1.

 

Each week, Athlon Sports’ editors will pick every game in the FBS ranks. Follow us on Twitter: (@AthlonSports)

 

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 1

 

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Morgan State at

Bowling Green

(Thursday)

Wagner at

UConn

(Thursday)

Albany at 

Central Michigan

(Thursday)

UCLA at 

Cincinnati

(Thursday)

Robert Morris at

Buffalo

(Thursday)

Florida A&M at

UCF

(Thursday)

Gardner-Webb at

Charlotte

(Thursday)

Central Arkansas at

WKU

(Thursday)

Georgia Tech at

Clemson

(Thursday)

FIU at

Tulane

(Thursday)

Alabama State at

UAB

(Thursday)

Texas State at

Texas A&M

(Thursday)

South Dakota State at

Minnesota

(Thursday)

Kent State at

Arizona State

(Thursday)

Northern Colorado at

San Jose State

(Thursday)

Utah at

BYU

(Thursday)

Rice at 

Army

(Friday)

Tulsa at

Michigan State

(Friday)

Wisconsin at

USF

(Friday)

UMass at

Rutgers

(Friday)

Utah State at

Wake Forest

(Friday)

Purdue at

Nevada

(Friday)

Colorado State vs.

Colorado (Denver)

(Friday)

Oklahoma State at

Oregon State

(Friday)

Howard at

Maryland

Northern Iowa at

Iowa State

Indiana State at

Kansas

South Alabama at

Nebraska

Rhode Island at

Ohio

Bucknell at

Temple

East Carolina at

NC State

East Tennessee State at

Appalachian State

Idaho at

Penn State

Georgia State at

Tennessee

Ball State vs.

Indiana

(Indianapolis)

Colgate at

Air Force

Holy Cross at

Navy

Portland State at

Arkansas

Eastern Washington at

Washington

Montana State at

Texas Tech

Campbell at

Troy

Akron at

Illinois

Eastern Michigan at

Coastal Carolina

Mississippi State vs.

Louisiana

(New Orleans)

Incarnate Word at

UTSA

Sam Houston State at

New Mexico

FAU at

Ohio State

VMI at 

Marshall

UC Davis at

California

Norfolk State at

Old Dominion

SMU at

Arkansas State

Stephen F. Austin at

Baylor

Nicholls at

Kansas State

Alcorn State at

Southern Miss

Monmouth at

Western Michigan

Ole Miss vs.

Memphis

James Madison at

West Virginia

Illinois State at

Northern Illinois

Middle Tennessee at

Michigan

Syracuse at

Liberty

Miami (Ohio) at

Iowa

Georgia Southern at

LSU

Abilene Christian at

North Texas

Missouri at

Wyoming

Arkansas-Pine Bluff at

TCU

Houston Baptist at

UTEP

Duke vs. 

Alabama

(Atlanta)

Grambling at

ULM

Weber State at

San Diego State

Southern Utah at

UNLV

New Mexico State at

Washington State

South Carolina vs.

North Carolina

(Charlotte)

Virginia Tech at

Boston College

Toledo at 

Kentucky

Louisiana Tech at

Texas

Virginia at

Pitt

Northwestern at

Stanford

Georgia at

Vanderbilt

Fresno State at

USC

Oregon vs.
Auburn

(Arlington)

Boise State vs. 

Florida State

(Tallahassee)

Houston at

Oklahoma

(Sunday)

Notre Dame at

Louisville

(Monday)

 

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