Forecaster Frank's College Six Picks
Missouri 27 West Virginia 13
After a loss to Wyoming last week, Missouri is in need of a bounce-back as they host West Virginia in their home opener. The Mountainers are expected to be in a rebuilding year, as they try to replace quarterback Will Grier. West Virginia won their opener against FCS James Madison but was hardly impressive. Look for the Tigers to come out strong and shut down the West Virginia offense to win by two touchdowns at home.
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Clemson 37 Texas A&M 10
Last year in Texas, the Aggies gave Clemson all they could handle, losing a hard-fought battle 28-26. It was one of the closest games the Tigers had last year on the way to winning the National Championship. That game was before Trevor Lawrence began starting for Clemson and found his groove. With this game at Clemson, look for the Tigers to come out strong and put Texas A&M away early.
Colorado 31 Nebraska 27
An old rivalry is renewed as Nebraska and Colorado two programs looking to resurrect themselves meet in Boulder. Last year the Buffaloes beat the Cornhuskers in Lincoln, this year Nebraska is looking to return the favor. Colorado played well last week, beating rival Colorado State, while Nebraska looked shaky in their win over South Alabama. Eventually, Nebraska will begin to get things turnaround to become a Big Ten contender. For now, Colorado appears to be slightly closer to their resurgence with senior quarterback Steven Montez leading the charge on offense.
BYU 24 Tennessee 16
Two once-great problems are in shambles. Last week BYU got smashed at home by rival Utah, while Tennessee suffered an embarrassing loss to Georgia State. The Cougars have their problems, but appear to have some good players especially on defense, as the Utes are a good team. The Vols meanwhile seems to be a mess as the loss to Georgia State was beyond embarrassing. BYU will come in and shut down Tennessee's offense, as things continue to bottom out for Old Rocky Top.
Texas 27 LSU 24
Is Texas is legitimately back; this is a game they will find a way to win. LSU again is a strong contender in the SEC, but often struggles away from Baton Rouge. Playing at home in a game between Top Ten teams is where the Longhorns need to shine. In their opener, the Bayou Bengals shredded Georgia Southern, while Texas easily beat Louisiana Tech. This should be the best game of the weekend, as the teams appear to be evenly matched. Look for the game to come down to the final play, with Sam Ehlinger making the big play for the Longhorns.
USC 17 Stanford 13
A meeting of Pac-12 rivals sees both teams come in with critical injuries at quarterback. For Stanford, on a controversial hit, K.J. Costello suffered a concussion, while USC's quarterback T.J. Daniels sustained a season-ending ACL tear against Fresno State. The Cardinal are also without Left Tackle Walker Little. Going into a conference road game with a back up that is not too promising. Look for the Trojans to win as Kedon Slovis does just enough with the help of exciting receiver Tyler Vaughn.