College Football Odds, Spreads, Lines, and Schedule for Week 2: Colorado-Nebraska Rekindle Old Rivalry

    The full college football odds, spreads, lines, and schedule for the second full weekend of college football is dominated by talk of the Colorado Buffaloes.

    After taking the college football landscape by storm in Week 1, the Colorado Buffaloes continue to be the talk of the town heading into Week 2. How did their performance against TCU shape their odds against Nebraska in their highly-anticipated Week 2 matchup?

    The full slate with the latest college football odds is below.

    College Football Odds, Spreads, Lines, Schedule for Week 2

    Detailing every game below, here’s the full schedule, including marquee matchups and their latest spread, moneyline, and totals. All odds are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook, but find the best live odds from every game this weekend here.

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    Midweek Week 2 College Football Spreads

    Murray State vs. Louisville (no line; Thursday)

    The Jeff Brohm era got underway in dramatic fashion in Week 1. The Louisville Cardinals utilized a strong second half to come from behind and topple Georgia Tech. Their reward in Week 2?

    A date with Murray State for Brohm’s official homecoming. Figuring out their defensive woes that plagued their first half against Georgia Tech and taking care of the football is key as they ease into their home schedule.

    Indiana State vs. Indiana (no line; Friday)

    Indiana’s defense played terrific football against Ohio State in Week 1. The opposite could be said about the offense, however. While that shouldn’t be the case against Indiana State, the Hoosiers need to get some answers at marquee positions moving forward.

    This Week 2 matchup can bring some excitement for Indiana, notably if their offensive line can fire off the ball and create rushing lanes as that lacked against the Buckeyes. The QB room and general play from the signal-callers have to get better if they’re going to compete in the Big Ten at all this season, however.

    Illinois vs. Kansas (-1.5; Friday)

    Kansas eased into their Week 1 matchup with Jason Bean at quarterback against Missouri State. While the team played sluggishly in the first half, the Bears were a great opponent to test the waters and iron out their kinks before hosting Big Ten foe Illinois in the top midweek game of the Week 2 slate.

    Jalon Daniels warmed up for the Jayhawks in Week 1, both to star the game and after halftime, but never saw action. Was that to rest him as he continues to regain full health for this matchup? Despite the unknowns surrounding Daniels’ status, the Jayhawks offensive line will continue to be a staple of their play and Devin Neal flashed once again in Week 1.

    Illinois staved off a feisty Toledo team with a dramatic come-from-behind victory, and they’ll have to play much-improved football on both sides of the ball to compete against Kansas.

    Saturday Week 2 College Football Spreads

    Vanderbilt vs. Wake Forest (-10)

    The Commodores are quietly 2-0 to start the season after keeping Hawaii at bay long enough and rolling Alabama A&M. Wake Forest handled Elon in Mitch Griffis’ debut as the starting quarterback and both programs will be looking for those win streaks to continue.

    Vandy will have to contend with the best aerial attack they’ve seen so far this season when they head to Wake Forest, as Jahmal Banks flashed early and often against Elon. Does the Vanderbilt secondary have enough weapons to contain this passing attack, with Griffis gaining comfortability with every rep?

    Ball State vs. Georgia (-45.5)

    The final score of the Ball State-Kentucky game may give false indications of how well the Ball State team actually played. While that may not matter here against Georgia between the hedges, the Cardinals could be a team that easily throws a wrench in their MAC opposition this season.

    Georgia eased into the 2023 season like they were stepping into hot tub carrying their two-time national championship trophies. Still, there are some issues with the Bulldogs team that they’ll look to correct in this one.

    Notre Dame (-8) vs. NC State

    The Fighting Irish played second fiddle to a bevy of other “more intriguing” contests in their time slot in Week 1 after opening the season to a national audience in Week 0. NC State, on the other hand, fought off a much-improved UConn team on Thursday night in one of the biggest crowds in East Hartford in recent memory.

    UConn handled NC State’s defensive front for most of the contest, however, and the road map for Notre Dame to victory has been paved. With no discredit to the Huskies, this Fighting Irish offensive line is much better from tackle to tackle and should give the Wolfpack handfuls.

    Utah (-1) vs. Baylor

    Will Cam Rising and Brant Kuithe make their triumphant returns against Baylor, or will Utah side with their two-quarterback scenario against the Bears in Week 2? Or maybe the better question is, will that even matter?

    Baylor lost an ugly contest to Texas State in GJ Kinne’s debut as the Bobcats’ head coach, winning convincingly by controlling the line of scrimmage and dictating the game’s pace. Blake Shapen was nicked up and Sawyer Robertson couldn’t muster enough to make it a game in the end, but Baylor’s defense was the biggest concern.

    Utah, on the other hand, physically dominated the Florida Gators on both sides of the ball and that physicality should show up against a Baylor team that will soon become a conference foe in 2024.

    Troy vs. Kansas State (tbd)

    Welcome back to Troy football — dominating on the ground and on defense. Kimani Vidal made our Week 1 Team of the Week after a dominant rushing effort, while Kansas State’s defense stole the show in their outing against SE Missouri State.

    There is a lot to like about both sides of the ball for the Wildcats, and while their offensive line is stout in the middle, Troy’s edge presence may have enough to force a few errant throws from Will Howard. The Kansas State offensive line will have to be on their A-game in this one.

    Nebraska vs. Colorado (pick ’em)

    What a difference a Week 1 performance will do for a line, on both sides. Nebraska looked helpless on offense at times against Minnesota, and despite a decent performance from the majority of their defense, they still weren’t able to hold on against the Gophers.

    Colorado, on the other hand, made history in Week 1. As it’s all roses now following their victory over TCU, the Buffaloes have some answers to find this week ahead of Nebraska. The Cornhuskers allowed just 55 yards rushing (2.2 yards per carry), while Colorado ran for the same amount (55 yards) on a paltry 1.6 yards per carry.

    Even if you take out sack yards, the Buffs failed to control the line of scrimmage and almost squandered the game away due to what could only be described as a lack of depth. Nebraska doesn’t have the same chops on offense as TCU, but they may be able to run as many plays as TCU did.

    That may be the Cornhuskers’ only saving grace: Keeping their foot on the pedal and gassing the Colorado defense out.

    Purdue (-3.5) vs. Virginia Tech

    What a difference a year makes — on both sides. The Virginia Tech Hokies dismantled a hapless ODU team in Brent Pry’s second attempt at the Monarchs, while Ryan Walters’ debut as a head coach was spoiled by Jeff Tedford and the Fresno State Bulldogs.

    The Hokies had their moments and the transfer portal addition of Ali Jennings paid off early. That same kind of success will have to follow them against Purdue, while the Virginia Tech secondary will have to play lights out once again as Deion Burks emerged as a potential star for the Boilermakers.

    James Madison vs. Virginia (tbd)

    You better believe the Virginia Cavaliers will be hyped to be returning home for the first time since the tragedy struck last season. Even after their lackluster performance against Tennessee, hopes will be high, and the nation will be watching their return and honoring of those lives lost last season.

    A football game will still be played, however, and James Madison comes to town in a true test for the Cavs. The Dukes have questions on offense this season after turning to Alonza Barnett as their starting quarterback against Bucknell, but failing to throw the ball well with him in the lineup.

    That was made worse when Jordan McCloud played in mop-up duty and aired it out brilliantly for the Dukes, adding a potential dilemma for Curt Cignetti and Co. They’ll need all the firepower they can muster and for their stable of running backs to control the line of scrimmage against UVA.

    UNLV vs. Michigan (-38.5)

    UNLV got their first victory of the season in dominant fashion but rushing lanes and success may not follow them to Ann Arbor. Despite their head coach not being in attendance, the Michigan Wolverines were dominant on the ground yet again in Week 1.

    That should continue here against the Rebels, and the UNLV offense will have to play flawlessly against a stout Michigan defense if they want a chance at competing.

    Ole Miss (-5.5) vs. Tulane

    Was Tulane sharp or was Tulane sharp in Week 1? The Green Wave looked tremendous against South Alabama, who was thought to be their second-toughest challenge this season. The Tulane defense played brilliantly at all levels and Michael Pratt tied the school record for touchdowns in dramatic fashion.

    However, Ole Miss looked poised to compete in the SEC, albeit against Mercer, in Week 1. Former Louisiana Tech WR Tre Harris scored four touchdowns, three of which came within the first 3:15 of the game, and the Rebels defense gave up just one mistake, a 75-yard touchdown run to QB Carter Peevy of Mercer.

    This is a potential trap game for Ole Miss, however, as this Tulane has a chance to go undefeated this season and has their hopes set on bigger things than a Cotton Bowl.

    Iowa (-3.5) vs. Iowa State

    The Iowa offense looked good to start the game against Utah State but sputtered out after the first two drives. Iowa State, on the other hand, played well, all things considered.

    Given the fact that they’ve been forced to make personnel changes at a wholesale level, the Cyclones did a great job of handling Northern Iowa and Rocco Becht seemed ready to take the charge.

    Don’t expect many points in this one.

    Texas A&M (-7) vs. Miami (FL)

    The Miami Hurricanes dispatched the Miami Redhawks in the Battle for Miami in Week 1, but they’ll face a much stiffer challenge when Texas A&M comes to town. Say what you will about A&M’s Week 1 opponent, New Mexico, the fact that A&M did what you’d expect them to do is a refreshing change after losing to App State last season in this similar spot.

    The Aggies got a great performance from QB Conner Weigman and he’ll have to replicate that against the Miami secondary that features some heavy hitters.

    UTEP vs. Northwestern (tbd)

    UTEP’s offensive line was masterful once again in Week 1, marking the second straight game Zuri Henry and Co. have turned heads. Northwestern had to wait until Sunday to debut their new-look roster and coaching staff, and certainly were able to feast their eyes on the hard-nosed attack that is UTEP on Saturday while they waited.

    Deion Hankins runs like a man who wants to hurt defenders and the rushing attack should be able to carve lanes against Northwestern’s front seven. The Wildcats may be on upset alert here.

    Western Michigan vs. Syracuse (-21)

    Western Michigan’s rushing attack fired on all cylinders in Week 1, but the face a much more difficult challenge against Syracuse’s front seven. The Mob, as the Orange’s defensive line is known, should be able to dictate the pace of play and keep the Broncos’ offensive in check.

    Doing so will allow Garrett Shrader chances to find the terrific pass-catching options at his disposal. Oronde Gadsden could have a monster day as no one on the back end for WMU can match up with him.

    Miami (OH) vs. UMass (tbd)

    Taisun Phommachanh has given UMass a spark in their first two contests of the 2023 season but the Minutemen are just a few players short on defense to continually compete. That may be the case against Miami here as well but the Redhawks will certainly have to bring their best foot forward.

    Michael Dowell looked sharp against the Miami Hurricanes on the back end for the Miami Redhawks, and Brett Gabbert has the talent to give Chuck Martin his first victory in 2023.

    Texas State vs. UTSA (tbd)

    The UTSA Roadrunners were stymied by now-Power Five foe Houston, making a game of it late, before ultimately falling on a fourth-down call that will be talked about for ages. The Roadrunners have to forget about that fourth-down play as soon as they possibly can because Texas State is no joke in 2023.

    GJ Kinne’s crew upset Baylor, in Waco, and did so in commanding fashion. The defense played well and the offense was terrific. This game could have fireworks all over the place and is an impressive matchup at seemingly every position.

    This could be the game of the weekend.

    Kent State vs. Arkansas (tbd)

    We knew it would be a long season for Kent State in 2023 and it started off exactly how we thought it would against UCF. Still, there were some pieces and plays that gave us promise for the Golden Flashes, and they’d need those flashes to be present on every play to compete with Arkansas.

    The Razorbacks are a well-rounded unit on offense and showcased some serious defensive prowess in Week 1 against Western Carolina. They didn’t need much from their offense, but you better believe they’ll put up some serious points against Kent State.

    Marshall vs. ECU (tbd)

    ECU struggled against Michigan, as we all figured they would, but no one saw Marshall needing a fourth-quarter comeback to topple Albany in Week 1. The Thundering Herd ran behind Rasheen Ali in his triumphant return, but will certainly need more balanced play from Cam Fancher if they want to compete in the Sun Belt this season.

    ECU will absolutely be on the lookout for answers all over the field, and looking for better play from their defensive linemen in this one.

    Tulsa vs. Washington (tbd)

    Both Tulsa and Washington had their moments in Week 1, albeit in different circumstances. Cardell Williams came on in relief of a struggling (and injured) Braylon Braxton and may have done enough to cause a quarterback controversy. Williams completed his first 13 passes for 233 yards and three scores before finally throwing a single incompletion on the night.

    Though they played Arkansas-Pine Bluff, it should be noted that Braxton threw two interceptions prior to Williams entering the lineup, while Williams carved up the defense like you thought Tulsa should.

    Washinton, on the other hand, took care of business against a stout Boise State secondary that entered the game off a Mountain West Championship Game appearance in 2022. Michael Penix Jr. put the nation on notice once again with perhaps his best game to date, and enters this game against Tulsa riding a wave of momentum.

    Appalachian State vs. North Carolina (tbd)

    Drake Maye was lights out against South Carolina and the Tar Heels’ defense came to play against the Gamecocks. There were moments, however, that UNC’s defense did struggle — most notably when the edge presence couldn’t get home with pressure.

    Against Appalachian State, however, the North Carolina pass rush should have a field day after Gardner-Webb got home with two sacks and multiple pressures in Week 1. Joey Aguilar may be the answer for the Mountaineers, but they need to figure that out well ahead of this matchup of Carolina powers.

    SMU vs. Oklahoma (-13.5)

    SMU took a bit to get rolling against a struggling Louisiana Tech team, but once they did, they looked sharp. Preston Stone finally focused on his playmakers on the receiving end of his passes, including fabulous tight end RJ Maryland.

    They’ll need to avoid any lapses against this Oklahoma team as the Sooners simply looked unstoppable in Week 1. After cruising past the Arkansas State secondary to the tune of 73 points, the Sooners fired on all cylinders to start the season.

    SMU is a bigger test for sure, but Oklahoma and Dillon Gabriel appear ready to challenge Texas for Big 12 supremacy one last time.

    New Mexico State vs. Liberty (tbd)

    Liberty’s defense was lights out against Bowling Green, nabbing five interceptions. However, the offense struggled to take advantage against the Falcons and they had to stave off a come-from-behind attempt by BGSU to grab the win.

    Kaidon Salter had some brilliant plays from the pocket and he’ll have to maintain that level of play against New Mexico State who enter this matchup fresh off a classic Diego Pavia outing. Don’t sleep on the Aggies if you’re the Flames.

    UAB vs. Georgia Southern (tbd)

    The debut performance from Trent Dilfer as a college football head coach was a good one as the UAB offense was humming on Friday night. Jacob Zeno played like the former Baylor quarterback he was and the Blazers spread the ball out tremendously well.

    Georgia Southern quietly dispatched The Citadel and did so with remarkable balance. Jalen White ran for 125 and Davis Brin threw for 244 yards while the Eagles’ defense pitched a shutout. There could be far more points scored in this one, however.

    Ohio vs. FAU (tbd)

    Todd Herman’s season debut was terrific as the FAU head coach, cruising to a 22-point victory over Monmouth. Casey Thompson and Larry McCammon certainly look like a pair that could give opposing defenses fits in 2023, but they’ll have to play better on the defensive side of the ball as their schedule increases in difficulty.

    Ohio has to get answers around their quarterback situation and whether they can still side with CJ Harris if Kurtis Rourke can’t go. Parker Navarro had his moments, including turning a botched play into a touchdown, but the Bobcats look nothing like the MAC favorites they were pegged to be in the offseason.

    Louisiana vs. Old Dominion (tbd)

    Old Dominion fired off well against Virginia Tech to start the game, but were outdone in the trenches and ultimately in every facet. ODU faces a similar challenge in their first home game of the season as Louisiana’s offense and defense played great complimentary football against Northwestern State in Week 1.

    The Ragin’ Cajuns can lift the lid once their running game takes over and the Monarchs will have to play disciplined on defense to have a chance in this one.

    North Texas vs. FIU (tbd)

    For a moment, the North Texas Mean Green gave Cal a scare. In the end, however, Eric Morris’ UNT debut was spoiled by the lack of defensive prowess in the middle of his defense and Jaydn Ott’s tremendous game on the ground.

    Maine bottled up FIU’s Shomari Lawrence after he dominated early against Louisiana Tech in Week 0, but the potential breakout performance by Kris Mitchell was inspiring. Still, FIU will have to be more than a one-sided offense to compete with North Texas here.

    Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh (-4.5)

    What a performance it was by Emory Jones as he combined for six touchdowns against Eastern Kentucky. Jones looked sharp and the new-look Bearcats offense fired on all cylinders to start the Scott Satterfield era in the Queen City.

    They’ll face a much more difficult Week 2 opponent in Pittsburgh as the Panthers handled their business against Wofford. While they put up 45 points on offense, the Panthers’ defense was the star of the show, limiting the Terriers to negative yards on the ground.

    It’s a battle of well-traveled quarterbacks and strength vs. strength when these two clash.

    Texas vs. Alabama (-7.5)

    The big one in the middle of the day happens in Tuscaloosa as the Texas Longhorns face off against the Alabama Crimson Tide. We can discuss this game until we’re blue in the face, but the Longhorns will have their hands full with this Alabama defense.

    Texas failed to cover against Rice and have some things to work on, as head coach Steve Sarkisian mentioned after the game, but Alabama is far from perfect. Middle Tennessee exposed some minor holes in the Crimson Tide defense and the Alabama offense looked different than year’s past with Jalen Milroe.

    How much of the playbook was kept secret by each team in their Week 1 contests is the real question.

    Oregon (-5.5) vs. Texas Tech

    When the schedules were outlined this preseason, the Oregon vs. Texas Tech matchup was penciled in as a dark horse for best game of the week here in Week 2. However, after a thrilling double overtime victory by Wyoming, the Red Raiders host the Ducks winless to start the season.

    Oregon, on the other hand, looked like world beaters, albeit against Portland State. The Ducks utilized their strong offensive line play and a stable of impressive playmakers at seemingly every position.

    The competition gets stronger this week for Oregon, but they certainly look up to the challenge.

    Jacksonville State vs. Coastal Carolina (tbd)

    For the first time in his career, Grayson McCall threw multiple interceptions in a narrow defeat to UCLA. Prior to trying to become Super-Man in that game, however, McCall had the Chanticleers within one point of an upset and still played a solid game of football.

    Sam Pinckney was tremendous for Coastal and the Jacksonville State secondary will have to bring their A-game to Conway. The Gamecocks are 2-0 to start their first season at the FBS level and they’ll need some better quarterback play than their first two outings against the Coastal defense if they want to make this upset happen.

    UConn vs. Georgia State (tbd)

    UConn nearly gave the NC State Wolfpack fans a sad trip back home but were ultimately undone at the end. Still, the Huskies look much improved at every position and should be able to compete with the Georgia State Panthers.

    Georgia State rode an impressive season debut from QB Darren Grainger and RB Marcus Carroll to victory but still allowed 35 points to Rhode Island. The defense has to get better against the pass for the Panthers.

    Middle Tennessee vs. Missouri (tbd)

    The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are on the road at an SEC team for the second week in a row and they’ll hope to play a better brand of football against Missouri this time around. The defense for Middle Tennessee played well, all things considered, and should be able to limit the Missouri rushing attack.

    It’s a matter of Brady Cook making plays for the Tigers and taking good care of the ball for Missouri to cruise in this one, however.

    UCF vs. Boise State (-0.5)

    After Washington showcased the road map to defeating this Boise State defense, you better believe UCF took notes. John Rhys Plumlee showcased some improved QB mechanics but still had some errors in judgment and was credited with three turnovers.

    That kind of play can’t get a victory on the Blue Turf of Albertsons Stadium, especially with Taylen Green and George Holani finding their groove. The Broncos defense will have to play complementary football and equally as well as spying Plumlee as they do in coverage to pull this one out.

    Houston vs. Rice (tbd)

    The Rice offensive line was outmatched against Texas in Week 1 and it showed. JT Daniels was sacked twice but pressured on what felt like every dropback. Their lone touchdown came on a tremendous catch by Luke McCaffrey that Daniels was pressured on to boot.

    Houston’s defensive front is on par with the Texas line, and Sack Ave. should have a field day all the same. Donovan Smith played well enough to win against UTSA but the Houston defense stole the show. This battle for Houston sides heavily with the Cougars.

    Memphis vs. Arkansas State (tbd)

    Arkansas State’s defense and special teams units were exposed against Oklahoma. Memphis, on the other hand, overcame an early mistake from Seth Henigan to roll over Bethune-Cookman in Week 1.

    The Memphis offensive line was dominant and the rushing attack controlled the game for the Tigers. Expect more of the same in this one.

    Wisconsin (-4.5) vs. Washington State

    Wisconsin struggled early to figure out the offensive attack of Buffalo, but once Tanner Mordecai and the Badgers running back room got their feet wet, it was game over. Mordecai had his moments, including a rifle of a shot over the middle of the field but did have some minor lapses at times as he adjusts to the new system.

    The Washington Cougars put up 50 points on a Colorado State defense that was overwhelmed, using some strong throws from Cam Ward. The Cougars’ offense may not be able to throw it as well on the Badgers, and they’ll need some sparks in the run game to keep their defense off the field.

    This is one of the most stylistically unique matchups of the weekend.

    Charlotte vs. Maryland (tbd)

    It was a great debut for Biff Poggi as the head coach of the Charlotte 49ers, but they’ll certainly need more than 24 points against the Maryland Terrapins defense to compete. Taulia Tagovailoa — the Maryland program record holder for more than 10 categories — kicked off his season with a great first half against Towson.

    The Terps featured their new-look weapons (Kaden Prather) next to some faces we’ve seen for half a decade (Jeshaun Jones) in a dominant showing. Maryland has the horses and could be able to compete in the Big Ten this fall. Watch out for Corey Dyches over the middle of the field for Maryland here.

    Eastern Michigan vs. Minnesota (tbd)

    Minnesota’s offense was stymied for most of the evening against Nebraska on Thursday, while Eastern Michigan’s special teams provided their biggest sparks. The Eagles will need all sorts of special teams sparks as they may not be able to score a single point against this Gophers defense.

    Minnesota can work out their offensive woes in this game, against an EMU defense that allowed 23 points to Howard.

    Arizona vs. Mississippi State (-17)

    Quietly as the night came to a close, we saw Jayden de Laura throw for 285 yards and the Wildcats’ quest to make waves for one last season in the Pac-12 go off swimmingly well after a sluggish first half. Arizona’s defense played equally as well, limiting a Northern Arizona offense led by former Cal QB Kai Millner to just three points.

    The Wildcats’ special teams got into the action and they might need that kind of spark play against Mississippi State, who also played a balanced game against SE Louisiana that included a special teams score as well.

    Expect fireworks in this game.

    Temple vs. Rutgers (tbd)

    It took a bit for the Temple offense to get going against Akron, but once E.J. Warner got his feet back underneath him, he diced apart the Zips. Warner has the weapons at every position to make things happen and the Rutgers secondary will have to play lights out to stop them.

    Rutgers got off to a quick start against Northwestern on Sunday as Gavin Wimsatt proved he could sling it. The Scarlet Knights offensive line looked much improved and controlled the line of scrimmage but the Temple defensive front is full of potential next-level stars.

    UCLA vs. San Diego State (tbd)

    UCLA started the game with Ethan Garbers before the Bruins’ fans were treated to the potential star of the future for their team: Dante Moore. There were some freshman mistakes for Moore against Coastal Carolina but Moore flashed with his arm talent and his ability out of the structure.

    San Diego State improved to 2-0 despite some lackluster play on offense for the second straight week. Their defense has been their calling card for the past two decades, it feels, but they’ll need a complete performance to compete against the Bruins, whether it’s Garbers or Moore at quarterback.

    Air Force vs. Sam Houston (tbd)

    With an ugly offensive performance to start their FBS tenure, Sam Houston will certainly be looking to rebound against Air Force in Week 2. But the Falcons defense may be on the same level as the BYU Cougars’ defense was after they allowed just 165 total yards to Robert Morris.

    Zac Larrier looks prepared to make some noise in the Mountain West with this Air Force offense, throwing for a touchdown and running for 99 yards and two more scores. The Falcons ran for 380 yards and could very well keep the Bearkats offense off the field for the majority of this one.

    Southern Miss vs. Florida State (n/a)

    The Southern Miss offense seemingly changed philosophy with Billy Wiles at quarterback, becoming a throw-first offense for the first time in what feels like a while. It paid off against Alcorn State but the Seminoles’ defense is a completely different task.

    We haven’t quite seen the Seminoles in action as of the time of writing this — but once we do — we’ll have quite the picture to paint for the Golden Eagles. FSU takes the field to close out the Sunday slate of Week 1 against LSU in the most highly-anticipated matchup of Week 1.

    Stanford vs. USC (-30.5)

    USC is seemingly on a warpath toward the College Football Playoff and QB Caleb Williams becoming just the second player to repeat as a Heisman Trophy winner. Williams has dismantled two Mountain West defenses to open the season and face their first Power Five defense when the Cardinal come to town.

    Stanford debuted the Troy Taylor offense with great success against Hawaii in Week 1, but the defense allowed over 350 passing yards to Brayden Schager. All credit to Schager, but Williams is on a completely different level and could have a field day against this Stanford secondary.

    Auburn (-5.5) vs. Cal

    The Cal offense exploded on the ground against North Texas, but the Auburn defense poses a different threat. Sure, they played UMass, but the Minutemen have a talented offense that includes Taisun Phommachanh and Kyron Lynch-Adams.

    Lynch-Adams ran for 101 yards against Auburn and the Tigers weren’t able to consistently threaten the ball downfield against the Minutemen. However, as impressive as Cal was against North Texas, their defense showed lapses in coverage that could allow Payton Thorne some opportunities in the deep portion of the field.

    Surprisingly, this game should be closer than we thought over the summer and certainly more entertaining.

    Oklahoma State (-4.5) vs. Arizona State

    The Oklahoma State Cowboys head to the desert for a battle of two wildly different quarterback scenarios. The Pokes turned to a veteran three-QB system to narrowly avoid a defeat at the hands of Central Arkansas, while Arizona State has officially turned the offense to true freshman Jadan Rashada.

    Had it not been for a haboob that delayed the game for the Sun Devils in Week 1, their outing against Southern Utah may have been a much bigger victory. Rashada flashed brilliance and could be in line for some bigger numbers against an Oklahoma State secondary that allowed Will McElvain to throw for two touchdowns and 268 yards in Week 1.

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