Week 1 Predictions & Picks ATS

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(25) Iowa 38 Utah State 16

(24) Tulane 34 South Alabama 31

• This is a matchup that features two of the top G5 teams in CFB. Tulane returns star QB Michael Pratt while South Alabama returns their QB Carter Bradley and star RB La’Damien Webb. I expect this matchup to be back & forth and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Jags won straight up.

(23) Texas A&M 41 New Mexico 7

(22) Ole Miss 56 Mercer 7

South Carolina 35 (21) UNC 31

• This will be one of the best games of the weekend. Drake Maye vs Spencer Rattler at QB. Both teams should excel on Offense while the question marks are on the defensive units. My formula is split on this game and while I believe Drake Maye is the best player in the game I believe the Gamecocks are the better overall team. 

(20) Oklahoma 45 Arkansas State 13

(19) Wisconsin 49 Buffalo 14

(18) Oregon State 42 San Jose State 28

(17) TCU 45 Colorado 21

• TCU shocked the nation last season making it to the National Championship game. They lose a ton of production from that team but key returners like CB Josh Newton, LB Johnny Hodges, LB Jamoi Hodge & WR Savion Williams are back. Chandler Morris will step in as QB1 replacing Max Duggan and I believe he’s in store for a big breakout season. Colorado has a lot of hype with Deion Sanders but let’s temper expectations in year one. The Buffaloes basically have a brand new roster and I believe it will take them a few games to gel. QB Shedeur Sanders needs time to adjust to the FBS level in my opinion and with so many transfers I don’t believe it will be a lot of rhythm early on. If this game was later in the season I’d have it closer but week 1 I’m expecting the Horned Frogs to roll.

(16) Kansas State 38 SEMO 17

(15) Oregon 63 Portland State 7

Florida 24 (14) Utah 20

• With the news of Cam Rising being out and Brant Kuithes status in doubt I’m going to pick the Gators to win straight up. I like them +4 as a safety valve but you should also sprinkle some cash on the moneyline. The Utes weren’t exactly good vs the run last season and that’s a strength for the Gators. This game should be lower scoring and close until the end.

(13) Notre Dame 63 Tennessee State 7

(12) Tennessee 45 UVA 14

(11) Texas 49 Rice 17

(10) Washington 38 Boise State 27

• I have Washington winning the the Pac 12 this season and this game is an excellent test to get prepared for conference play. The Huskies will have an outstanding offense led by QB Michael Penix Jr and WR Rome Odunze. Don’t sleep on the Broncos, they return experienced WRs, two outstanding RBs and sophomore QB Taylen Green who showed flashes last season of how good he could be. Overall I believe the Huskies win this game but I’m expecting the Broncos to cover the spread.

(9) Clemson 42 Duke 17

• The Tigers are one of the favorites to win the ACC along with FSU. Duke won 9 games last season led by QB Riley Leonard so they’re expected to be challengers again in 2023. Overall Clemson has the talent advantage but Duke has the coached up and developed players. I believe this game is close at first but the Tigers ultimately run away with this game.

(7) Penn State 38 West Virginia 14

• I believe West Virginia will be better than people believe this season but Penn State is too good for the Mountaineers to pull out a victory. QB Drew Allar is a future star in the making and the PSU RB Corps is as talented as anyones. I expect PSU to win and cover the spread.

(6) USC 52 Nevada 17

(8) Florida State 27 (5) LSU 24

• This is the best game in Week 1 in my opinion. I was torn on who to pick in this one but DT Maason Smith being out for the Tigers is a big loss and makes me lean more towards FSU. I expect it to be close just like last season but Jordan Travis and the Noles pull out a close Win. 

(4) Alabama 49 MTSU 13

(3) Ohio State 42 Indiana 17

(2) Michigan 49 ECU 7

(1) Georgia 52 UT Martin 10

Thursday 

Wake Forest 42 Elon 21

UCF 45 Kent State 7

Georgia State 42 Rhode Island 28

WMU 34 St. Francis (PA) 17

NCSU 35 UConn 14

Tulsa 40 UAPB 15

Nebraska 24 Minnesota 21

UAB 37 NC A&T 20

Missouri 45 South Dakota 13

Arizona State 38 Southern Utah 20

Friday

EMU 36 Howard 16

Michigan State 21 CMU 10

Miami 34 Miami OH 17

Louisville 31 Georgia Tech 27

Kansas 49 Missouri State 17

Stanford 35 Hawaii 30

Saturday 

Kentucky 38 Ball State 14

Liberty 31 Bowling Green 28

Fresno State 27 Purdue 24

Ohio 49 LIU 14

SMU 38 La Tech 24

Boston College 35 NIU 24

Air Force 49 Robert Morris 13

Arkansas 59 WCU 6

Temple 38 Akron 27

Jacksonville State 34 ETSU 27

Iowa State 40 Northern Iowa 20

Cincinnati 42 EKU 24

Appalachian State 49 Gardner Webb 12

Western Kentucky 45 USF 35

Maryland 70 Towson 7

Auburn 49 UMass 17

Pittsburgh 52 Wofford 7

UNLV 38 Bryant 17

California 27 North Texas 24

Syracuse 56 Colgate 7

Mississippi State 63 SELA 20

Marshall 45 Albany 19

JMU 42 Bucknell 14

Georgia Southern 63 Citadel 14

FAU 48 Monmouth 14

Charlotte 45 South Carolina State 7

FIU 34 Maine 10

Vanderbilt 63 Alabama A&M 10

Southern Miss 55 Alcorn State 17

Army 21 ULM 20

Memphis 69 Bethune Cookman 10

Oklahoma State 45 Central Arkansas 24

Troy 56 SFA 14

Baylor 38 Texas State 17

UTSA 35 Houston 31

Washington State 41 Colorado State 28

Texas Tech 38 Wyoming 14

Illinois 21 Toledo 13

Louisiana 46 Northwestern State 13

UTEP 35 UIW 28

Arizona 63 NAU 13

BYU 38 Sam Houston 20

UCLA 42 Coastal Carolina 31

SDSU 31 Idaho State 7

Sunday 

Rutgers 20 Northwestern 17

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Under 47 NCSU/UCONN
Nebraska +7
ULM +10.5
USF +11.5
TCU -20.5
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Fresno State +4.5
Boise State +14.5
Temple -10
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