Thursday, August 30, 2007

Week 1 Predictions: Sept 1

Let's start the season already, shall we? (The lines are from Doc's Sports).

LSU (-20) @ Mississippi State
The Tiger's offense will need some time to adjust this season, but their D will be good enough to not only shut the Bulldogs down but probably put some points on the board too.

LSU by 21

Washington (-3.5) @ Syracuse Both Ty Willingham and Greg Robinson need a strong start to their third season at their respective institutions. Only one of them gets it.

Syracuse by 9

Washington State (+14) @ Wisconsin The Badgers should pick up right where they left off last season. So might the Cougars.

Wisconsin by 17

Georgia Tech (+2) @ Notre Dame Both of these teams are kind of in the same boat - coming off tough bowl losses, new QB's, so-so D's. The Yellow Jackets have the revenge factor in their corner though.

Georgia Tech by 7

Oklahoma State (+6) @ Georgia Georgia's phenominal at home against non-conf opponents, but I don't know that their D will be able to contain the Cowboy's offense.

Oklahoma State by 10

Kansas State (+13.5) @ Auburn I applaud both K-State and Auburn for having at least one non-cupcake on their non-conference schedule. This one might be close.

Auburn wins, but K-State covers the spread.

Tennessee (+6.5) @ California Cal's been wanting to play this game for a year solid. They should come out firing and will hold on for the win.

California by 7

Idaho (+46) @ Southern California I see the Trojans getting off to a somewhat slow start on Offense. Sure Booty's back, but the RB's and WR's are inexperienced. They'll win handily, and their D will shut Idaho down, but 46 points is a lot of ground to make up.

USC wins, but Idaho covers the spread.

Florida State (-3.5) @ Clemson Death Valley at night? That's good for at least a touchdown.

Clemson by 3

Colorado State (+2.5) v Colorado Was Hawkins a flash in the pan at Boise State? It's looking like it, seeing how they each performed last year. But the Rams just aren't looking good.

Colorado by 10

Appalachian State (+27.5) @ Michigan The big bad Wolverines take on the reigning D1-AA Champs. But Henne & Co. are on a mission this year.

Michigan by 35

Marshall (+18) @ Miami (FL) The last season opener in the Orange Bowl. I'm not thinking it'll have much of an impact on the actual game. Might be closer than it looks on paper.

Miami wins, but Marshall covers the spread.

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