Sep 6, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Utes linebacker Pita Taumoepenu (50) tackles Fresno State Bulldogs quarterback Brian Burrell (2) during the second half at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Utah won 59-27. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports
Auburn @ Kansas State
Although this is a home game for Kansas State, I feel they are slightly over-rated this early in the season. I think they will be outmatched, outplayed, and out-coached by the likes of the Tigers this week. I see a close first quarter, but Auburn will most likely put it together in the second and eventually beat the Wildcats 35-17.
Iowa @ Pittsburgh
Two Words: TIME OUT! Pittsburgh is probably the most underrated team in the ACC. They have nice rushing attack and have one of the best defenses in college football when it comes to points given up per game. I see the Panthers scoring early and often and blowing out the losers from Iowa City 38-10.
Florida @ Alabama
This is not the Florida powerhouse of old. They barely beat a lackluster Kentucky squad in three overtimes. Alabama is going to be too much for them to handle upfront with their big Oline and Florida’s D backs will be tested by Alabama’s Amari Cooper. Roll Tide 42-17.
Utah @ Michigan
This game is going to come down to Michigan’s ability to stop Utah from scoring which is easier said than done. Utah has a pretty explosive offense and Michigan defense has not been great as of yet. I think Utah will win but it will be close 38-20.
Oklahoma @ West Virginia
West Virginia has been the most surprising team in the Big XII this year; especially after their gritty performance against Alabama. However, Oklahoma is playing for a spot in the NCAA playoffs this year and trust me, they are playing to put points on the board. Look for a close game for three and half quarters in this high scoring game but Oklahoma will eventually win 45-35.
Clemson @ Florida State
UPSET ALERT. You heard it here first. With all the controversy that has surrounded the Seminoles this week, I don’t feel that they are going mature enough as a team to focus on the task at hand. I see Clemson winning on all three phases of the game and pulling off the upset 28-21.
Miami (FL) @ Nebraska
The Big Ten is in trouble this year but Nebraska seems to be the team to win their division with impressive margins in their wins, but still hasn’t been challenged. However, Miami is struggling to find an identity and I haven’t seen much leadership. Expect Nebraska to win 21-13.
Oregon @ Washington State
After seeing what they did to the one of the nation’s top programs in Michigan State, I really don’t see these guys losing this year. Oregon easily wins 63-7.