Week 2 Predictions & Picks ATS

Top 25

(25) Clemson 63 Charleston Southern 3

(23) Texas A&M 27 Miami 24

• This game could potentially be one of the closest of the week. I like how Conner Weigman looked last week throwing for 5 TDs even though it was vs New Mexico, him getting that confidence could be pivotal for the game vs Miami. The Canes got a win vs Miami (OH) and the defense shined vs a veteran QB only allowing 3 points. I love the direction the Miami program is going as I knew it would take Cristobal time to turn things around. Overall I believe the Aggies have a better team but my formula likes Miami +4.5. I’ll take A&M to win by 3.

Nebraska 31 (22) Colorado 28

• I know what you’re thinking, Colorado just won vs TCU and Nebraska lost to Minnesota, how could I possibly pick Nebraska. Here’s why I’m taking Nebraska to win straight up. #1 I loved how the Cornhuskers defense played last week and I believe they can cause some problems for Colorado. #2 I believe Travis Hunter can’t possibly play as many snaps every game as he did vs TCU, maybe he can but I doubt it. #3 I trust in my model which has Nebraska as a 2 point favorite despite the Vegas line being Colorado -3. I believe this is a close game, it could go either way but I trust my formula and I’m picking a Nebraska W. 

(21) Duke 59 Lafayette 10

(20) Ole Miss 42 (24) Tulane 35

• This is a big opportunity for the Green Wave to build their resume. If Tulane wants to have any opportunity to make the CFP they need this win to impress the committee. Anytime you have Michael Pratt as your QB you have an opportunity to win each game. Lane Kiffin will be looking to prove the doubters wrong and the Rebels are led by star RB Quinshon Judkins and QB Jaxson Dart. I believe this game is back and forth, My formula has Ole Miss winning by 7 so I’ll take the green wave +7.5 ATS. 

(19) Wisconsin 35 Washington State 21

• Last year WSU defeated Wisconsin 17-14. This season I believe the Badgers go to Pullman and get the victory. Braelon Allen and Chez Mellusi are an excellent duo at RB and veteran QB Tanner Mordecai is much better than any QB the Badgers had last season. 

(18) Oklahoma 41 SMU 28

• I was impressed with SMU and new QB Preston Stone last week. He showed poise and his talent, now it was vs Louisiana Tech but still he showed a lot of potential. I don’t think the Mustangs win this game because I trust Dillon Gabriel and the Sooners much more and believe they have the better team but I like SMU to cover the 17 point spread. 

(17) UNC 38 Appalachian State 21

• Last season this game was insane, a 63-61 win for UNC and it was a total of 62 combined points scored in the 4th quarter alone. Appalachian State always has a solid team but this team in 2023 isn’t as good as last years team while UNC seems to be much improved. I believe Drake Maye plays an excellent game and UNC wins by 17.

(16) Oregon State 56 UC Davis 24

(15) Kansas State 38 Troy 24

(14) LSU 59 Grambling State 6

(13) Oregon 38 Texas Tech 35

• Oregon beat the brakes off of FCS Portland State last week while Texas Tech lost to Wyoming in Overtime. The Public is all over the Ducks -7 and my formula leans to the Red Raiders +7. I think Oregon is the better team and wins but I like TTU to cover. 

(12) Utah 24 Baylor 20

• Utah had an impressive win last week vs Florida without Cam Rising and Brant Kuithe while Baylor had an extremely disappointing loss to Texas State. This is a perfect spot for Baylor to bounce back & win Vegas some money and me and you some money. The Utes win but Baylor covers +7.

(10) Notre Dame 27 NC State 24

• Sam Hartman has found a rhythm in South Bend and he’s a veteran QB who I trust to get the job done in clutch moments. The Wolfpack didn’t look the greatest vs UConn but they got the win. I believe the Wolfpack being at home helps them keep this game closer than the experts think and I wouldn’t be surprised if they found a way to pull off the big upset. 

(9) Tennessee 66 Austin Peay 14

(8) Washington 63 Tulsa 14

(7) Penn State 45 Delaware 10

(6) USC 49 Stanford 14

(5) Ohio State 45 Youngstown State 10

(4) Florida State 52 Southern Miss 14

(11) Texas 27 (3) Alabama 24

• People want upsets and here’s one for you. I’m not sure the Crimson Tide have the dominant weapons on offense like we’re use to seeing while the Longhorns have a lot of playmakers at WR/TE. Last year Quinn Ewers looked excellent vs the Crimson Tide before being injured. I believe Ewers has a big game, the Longhorns make big plays on Defense and get the big upset win. 

(2) Michigan 42 UNLV 7

(1) Georgia 49 Ball State 7

Unranked Games

Illinois 27 Kansas 24

Indiana 38 Indiana State 0

Virginia Tech 27 Purdue 24

Wake Forest 34 Vanderbilt 21

Army 49 Delaware State 14

Boston College 24 Holy Cross 21

JMU 20 UVA 17

Georgia Tech 59 South Carolina State 13

Kentucky 49 EKU 17

Iowa 20 Iowa State 10

UMass 21 Miami OH 20

Michigan State 37 Richmond 17

UTSA 38 Texas State 28

Northwestern 20 UTEP 16

Syracuse 42 WMU 17

SJSU 45 Cal Poly 17

Arkansas 45 Kent State 13

ECU 24 Marshall 20

Wyoming 52 Portland State 7

ODU 28 Louisiana 27

Liberty 34 NMSU 31

Ohio 35 FAU 31

Georgia Southern 35 UAB 32

Pittsburgh 23 Cincinnati 17

North Texas 38 FIU 20

Georgia State 27 UConn 24

Houston 34 Rice 27

Idaho 28 Nevada 24

Coastal Carolina 38 Jax State 28

Memphis 42 Arkansas State 24

Missouri 38 MTSU 17

UCF 31 Boise State 30

Mississippi State 37 Arizona 34

Maryland 35 Charlotte 14

Minnesota 36 EMU 14

South Carolina 45 Furman 21

Rutgers 20 Temple 14

UCLA 33 SDSU 13

Air Force 24 Sam Houston 17

Auburn 27 California 24

Arizona State 31 Oklahoma State 28

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