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Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Preview and Prediction

By Kevin McGuire, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Coming off an impressive season-opening win at home, the defending Big Ten champions from Penn State welcome their in-state rivals from Pittsburgh back to Beaver Stadium for the first time since 1999. Coincidentally, Penn State is looking for its first win against the Panthers since that 1999 matchup.   Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi has kept his team tucked away from the media this week...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 2

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The first full week of the 2017 college football season had a bit of everything. We saw some offenses that lit up the scoreboards, some defenses that held their ground and some upstarts pull off a couple of upsets.   Week 2 has a few interesting matchups that lend themselves to some outrageous outcomes. After going 2-for-5 last week, it's time for a new batch of OUTRAGEOUS* ...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Week 2 of the 2017 college football season features several intriguing matchups, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the second weekend of action. Due to the NFL opener, the Week 2 slate features only one game on Thursday night, as Utah State hosts Idaho State. On Friday, Purdue takes on Ohio, Memphis travels to UCF and Oklahoma State hits the road for a...

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones Preview and Prediction

By Robert A. Boleyn, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The battle for in-state bragging rights heats up in Iowa this weekend, as the Iowa Hawkeyes travel an hour west of Iowa City to visit in-state rival Iowa State in Ames for the annual Cy-Hawk Trophy series. Both teams are coming off wins in the opening weekend, with Iowa handing the Wyoming Cowboys and potential NFL first-round draft pick Josh Allen a 24-3 road loss, while Iowa State handled...

FAU Owls vs. Wisconsin Badgers Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The Wisconsin Badgers and Florida Atlantic Owls had two very different starts to their respective seasons last weekend. After a slow start in the first half, Paul Chryst's Badgers ripped off seven unanswered touchdowns to take down Utah State 59-10. Lane Kiffin's Owl's did not fare as well, as they ended up on the losing end of a 42-19 methodical beatdown at the hands of Navy....

Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Michigan Wolverines Preview and Prediction

By Mike Bainbridge, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Remember this time a week ago when everyone and their cousin was questioning whether the young pups on defense for Michigan would be ready for the big stage? Those questions were answered swiftly as the Wolverines suffocated the Florida Gators in the opener, allowing just 192 yards of total offense in the 33-17 victory.   Cincinnati also was able to secure a somewhat comfortable 26-14...

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Duke Blue Devils Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 2 weeks ago
With many analysts around the country touting Northwestern as a sleeper team in the Big Ten West, the Wildcats entered the season feeling very confident. But midway through the fourth quarter of the opening game, Northwestern found itself down at home to a Nevada team that most have pegged for the bottom half of the Mountain West standings. The Cats did, however, score twice late to come away...

Ohio Bobcats vs. Purdue Boilermakers Preview and Prediction

By Chip Minnich, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Fresh off of a dominating 59-0 victory over FCS member Hampton, the Ohio Bobcats will travel to West Lafayette, Indiana, to take on a Purdue Boilermakers team that gave the Louisville Cardinals a difficult game before losing 34-27 in head coach Jeff Brohm’s debut. The offensive approaches used by both teams could not be any more dissimilar.   Perhaps it was the nature of their...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 2

By Mitch Light, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The Week 2 edition of college football picks against the spread is highlighted by one of the premier regular-season games of the season — Auburn’s trip to Clemson in a battle of the Tigers. Elsewhere, Luke Fickell, a former Ohio State player and coach, takes his Cincinnati Bearcats into Ann Arbor to face Michigan; Louisville visits North Carolina in a key ACC Atlantic vs. Coastal...

Nebraska's New-Look Defense Faces Tough Task Against Oregon

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
It’s safe to say the first game for new Nebraska defensive coordinator Bob Diaco didn’t go according to plan. The Cornhuskers survived on Saturday night against Arkansas State in a seven-point victory, but the defense surrendered 497 total yards, 36 points and gave up two scoring drives in the fourth quarter to close the gap on the scoreboard.   While the defensive performance...