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College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 2

Brian Lewerke, Michigan State Spartans Football

Brian Lewerke, Michigan State Spartans Football

College football’s 2018 season continues with a busy Week 2 slate that features 78 overall matchups. With the NFL taking center stage on Thursday, Week 2 begins on Friday night with a Texas showdown between TCU and SMU. The intrigue on Saturday’s slate kicks off with Mississippi State visiting Kansas State, Oklahoma hosting UCLA and Arizona traveling to Houston in the first wave of games. The afternoon schedule includes Colorado-Nebraska, Iowa State-Iowa and Georgia at South Carolina. As usual, the night slate isn’t short on interesting matchups. Texas A&M hosts Clemson, Arkansas travels to Colorado State, Northern Illinois hosts Utah, Penn State and Pitt renew their rivalry, and Stanford hosts USC in a key Pac-12 showdown. California at BYU and Michigan State at Arizona State are two late matchups to watch in Week 2.

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

College Football Week 2 Predictions


Steven Lassan

Mitch Light

Braden Gall

TCU at SMU (Friday)


Eastern Michigan at Purdue

Liberty at Army

New Mexico at Wisconsin

Towson at Wake Forest

Western Michigan at Michigan

Georgia State at NC State

Holy Cross at  Boston College

Portland State at Oregon

William & Mary at Virginia Tech

Howard at Kent State

Morgan State at Akron

Wagner at Syracuse

ETSU at Tennessee

Lamar at Texas Tech

Southern Illinois at Ole Miss

North Dakota at Washington

Kansas at Central Michigan

Savannah State at Miami

Arkansas State at Alabama

South Carolina State at UCF

Youngstown State at West Virginia

Appalachian State at Charlotte

Eastern Kentucky at  Marshall

Indiana State at Louisville

ULM at Southern Miss

Ball State at Notre Dame

Florida A&M at Troy

SE Louisiana at LSU

Southern at Louisiana Tech

Tennessee-Martin at MTSU

UMass at Georgia Southern

Nevada at Vanderbilt

Texas Southern at Texas State

UAB at  Coastal Carolina

Samford at Florida State

Alabama State at Auburn

Maine at WKU

Incarnate Word at North Texas

Nicholls at Tulane

New Mexico State at Utah State

FIU at Old Dominion

Buffalo at Temple

South Alabama at Oklahoma State

Southern Utah at  Oregon State

Sacramento State at San Diego State

Maryland at Bowling Green

UConn at Boise State

Rice at Hawaii

San Jose State at Washington State

North Carolina at East Carolina

Western Illinois at Illinois

Air Force at FAU

Baylor at  UTSA

Rutgers at Ohio State

Tulsa at  Texas

Cincinnati at Miami (Ohio)

Virginia at Indiana

Utah at Northern Illinois

Kentucky at Florida

California at BYU

Arkansas at Colorado State

Wyoming at Missouri

Memphis at Navy

Fresno State at Minnesota

Colorado at Nebraska

Iowa State at Iowa

Duke at Northwestern

Georgia Tech at USF

Mississippi State at Kansas State

Michigan State at Arizona State

Arizona at Houston

UCLA at Oklahoma

Penn State at Pitt

USC at Stanford

Georgia at South Carolina

Clemson at Texas A&M

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