College Football 2012: Predictions for Every Week 2 Top 25 Game

Predictions for Every Week 2 Top 25 Game

9/5/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

The first week of college football is officially in the books, and here's what we learned:Sep 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Jalston Fowler (45) runs with the ball against the Michigan Wolverines at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

A. I'm off to a fast start with my pick'ems, heading into Week 2 with a 22-0 record. [golf clap]

B. Alabama showed why it deserves to be the No. 1 in the nation, as it jumped USC in both the FanIQand AP Top-25 power rankings.

C. Boise State and Michigan State's new quarterbacks had a bad debut, but will be O.K. It was their first collegiate start on a national stage, cut them a break.

D. The Trojans' offense is really, really good. Oh, and so is Oregon's.

E. West Virginia's Geno Smith is a legitimate Heisman candidate, and the Mountaineers are a threat to win the Big 12. Oklahoma better have something big planned for November 17.

F. $385,000 isn't worth a 84-0 loss, according to Savannah State coach Steve Davenport. Well, good luck against Florida State.

This upcoming Saturday carries some interest, as we'll see LSU take on Heisman candidate quarterback Keith Price and the Washington Huskies, Georgia take a road trip to SEC newcomer Missouri, and Miami (Fla.) try to upset Kansas State.


Western Kentucky at No. 1 Alabama, 3:30 p.m. (ET)Sep 1, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans receiver Marqise Lee (9) is congratulated by teammates Will Andrew (51), Scott Starr (47) and Nelson Agholor (15) after scoring on a 100-yard kickoff return against the Hawaii Warriors at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC defeated Hawaii 49-10. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Crimson Tide 48, Hilltoppers 7

No. 2 USC at Syracuse, 3:30 p.m. (ET)

Trojans 59, Orange 20

Washington at No. 3 LSU, 7:00 p.m. (ET)

Tigers 31, Huskies 13

Fresno State at No. 4 Oregon, 6:30 p.m. (ET)

Ducks 52, Bulldogs 24

Florida A&M at No. 5 Oklahoma, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Sooners 44, Rattlers 0

Savannah State at No. 6 Florida State, 6:00 p.m. (ET)

Seminoles 73, Tigers 0

Sep 1, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks wide receiver Jevontee Herndon (19) is congratulated by quarterback Brian Buehner (16) after scoring a touchdown in the second half against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Arkansas defeated Jacksonville State 49-24. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE
No. 7 Georgia at Missouri, 7:45 p.m. (ET)

Tigers 27, Bulldogs 24

No. 8 Arkansas at Louisiana-Monroe, 7:00 p.m. (ET)

Razorbacks 56, Warhawks 16

East Carolina at No. 9 South Carolina, 12:21 p.m. (ET)

Gamecocks 34, Pirates 6

No. 11 Michigan State at Central Michigan, 3:30 p.m. (ET)

Spartans 41, Chippewas 9

Ball State at No. 12 Clemson, 12:30 p.m. (ET)

Tigers 49, Cardinals 23

No. 13 Wisconsin at Oregon State, 4:00 p.m. (ET)

Badgers 30, Beavers 12

Spt 3, 2012; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies kicker Cody Journell (89) hits the game winning field goal in overtime and is held up by teammate George George (48) as Eric Martin (86) and Trey Gresh look on. The Hokies defeated the Yellow Jackets 20-17 in overtime at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE
Central Florida at No. 14 Ohio State, 12:00 p.m. (ET)

Buckeyes 37, Knights 21

Austin Peay at No. 15 Virginia Tech, 1:30 p.m. (ET)

Hokies 45, Governors 3

No. 16 Nebraska at UCLA, 7:30 p.m. (ET)

Cornhuskers 44, Bruins 26

New Mexico at No. 17 Texas, 8:00 p.m. (ET)

Longhorns 48, Lobos 13

No. 18 Oklahoma State at Arizona, 10:30 p.m. (ET)

Cowboys 32, Wildcats 25

Air Force at No. 19 Michigan, 3:30 p.m. (ET)

Wolverines 49, Falcons 17

Grambling State at No. 20 TCU, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Sep 1, 2012; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats running back John Hubert (33) breaks free for a 95-yard touchdown run during a 51-9 win over the Missouri State Bears at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-US PRESSWIRE

Horned Frogs 40, Tigers 10

Miami (Fla.) at No. 21 Kansas State, 12:00 p.m. (ET)

Wildcats 41, Hurricanes 24

Purdue at No. 22 Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m. (ET)

Fighting Irish 38, Boilermakers 28

Missouri State at No. 23 Louisville, 3:30 p.m. (ET)

Cardinals 42, Bears 14

No. 24 Florida at Texas A&M, 3:30 p.m. (ET)

Aggies 21, Gators 20

Duke at No. 25 Stanford, 10:30 p.m. (ET)

Cardinal 27, Blue Devils 17

Last week: 22-0 (100.0 percent)
Overall: 22-0 (100.0 percent)

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