Week 1 is done and the picks weren't too bad. You never know what really is going to happen the first week, and that can make you look foolish in making those predictions. Everyone finished above .500 going straight up and no one bombed as Travis went 11-4 straight up, 10-5 against the spread. Allan went 10-5, 7-8. Kyle went 8-7, 8-7.
The Arizona game was just one game where the debut of a new coach didn't go so well. Kevin Sumlin at Arizona, Chip Kelly at UCLA, and Willie Taggert at Florida State all had rough debuts. That doesn't mean this portends things to come. Just look back at Chip Kelly's debut for Oregon. It was a debacle against Boise State and that turned out okay. But not everything will turn up roses for all the coaches.
Week 2 is upon us and it feels like there has been a lack of blockbuster matchups. There have been a few, but the past couple seasons have felt there have been more of a helping the first few weeks. This week has one heavy weight matchup between USC and Stanford, and a bunch of good to solid games. Memphis-Navy might be one to check out as Memphis hung 66 on Mercer and Navy scored 41, albeit in a loss.
Texas A&M takes on Clemson and Jimbo Fisher is quite familiar with his foe. Will that be enough to pull a major, major upset? K-State gets a chance to show that it's close call against South Dakota was just a blip when they take on Mississippi State. Scott Frost gets to make his 'Husker head coaching debut against Colorado after Nebraska's game was canceled in Week 1 due to weather. On to the intrigue!
Teams on bye: Ohio, Toledo, LA Lafayette
#18 Mississippi St.
Kansas St. (+9.5)
#6 Oklahoma (-30.5)
#24 S. Carolina (+10)
Texas A&M (+11.5)
#25 Florida (-14.5)
#13 Penn State
#10 Stanford (-4.5)
#15 Michigan St.
Arizona St. (+6.5)
Season Record - Straight Up:
Season Record - Against the Spread: