WEEK 2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SELECTIONS
Ourlads’ Football Network host Greg DePalma and Athlon managing editor Mitch Light get together each Thursday to offer their predictions for top matchups on the week’s college football schedule and make their picks. Catch OFN College Weekly for their full exchange.
* denotes featured play
No.2 CLEMSON (1-0) at TEXAS A&M (1-0)
Kickoff: 7 p.m. Site: Kyle Field, College Station, Texas
TV: ESPN. Line: Clemson by 12.
Greg: *Texas A&M. Mitch: Clemson.
Mitch says: “Clemson plays in some tough environments, but this will be the toughest one they play in all year. Texas A&M is good enough to hang around, but I think in the end it's too much Clemson, too much defense.”
No.3 GEORGIA (1-0) at No.24 SOUTH CAROLINA (1-0)
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. Site: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, S.C.
TV: CBS. Line: Georgia by 10.
Greg: Georgia. Mitch: *Georgia.
Mitch says: “If you’re out doing yardwork (or) doing errands, you come in and turn this game on and it's 21-3 in the second quarter or something like that. I really like Georgia in this one.”
No.17 USC (1-0) at No.10 STANFORD (1-0)
Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. Site: Stanford Stadium, Stanford, Calif.
TV: FOX. Line: Stanford by 6.
Greg: *Stanford. Mitch: Stanford.
Greg says: “The reason I like Stanford as a playoff team is they can pass the football thanks to K.J. Costello. And (J.J.) Arcega-Whiteside had a tremendous game (vs. San Diego State). So they can run, they can pass. That makes them dangerous.”
No.13 MICHIGAN ST. (1-0) at ARIZONA ST. (1-0)
Kickoff: 10:45 p.m. Site: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Ariz.
TV: ESPN. Line: Michigan St. by 6.
Greg: Stay away. Mitch: Arizona St.
Mitch says: “I'm jumping on the Herm (Edwards) bandwagon after one week. ... Big Ten teams are 0-7 all-time against Arizona State in Sun Devil Stadium, and they’ve all been in September. It’s supposed to be 107 degrees in Tempe. I think Arizona State has some serious weapons.”
GREG’S BEST BETS
5-star: Stanford (-6) over USC
4-star: Kansas St. (+9) over Mississippi St.
3-star: Northwestern (-2) over Duke
Top dog: Texas A&M (+12) over Clemson
MITCH’S BEST BETS
5-star: TCU (-22) over SMU
4-star: Georgia (-10) South Carolina
3-star: Florida (-14) over Kentucky
Top dog: Colorado St. (+12) over Arkansas