Friday, September 13, 2019

M+J's College Football Week 3 Upset Watch/Picks

UPSET WATCH- WEEKEND GAMES

Temple over Maryland
The Terrapins have been impressive so far with 2 blowout wins including one over Syracuse. Why would Maryland be on upset watch? Well, last season, the Terps started 2-0 including a win over Texas before getting blown out at home vs Temple. Maryland always seems to great wins and strange losses, so one would think an upset is possible here. Though, the Terps have looked good so far.
Eastern Michigan over Illinois
Eastern Michigan played Kentucky tough before falling out. Illinois hasn't looked too impressive yet after a squeaker over UConn. An upset seems like a possibility here.

New Hampshire over Florida International
FIU has looked like one of the worst FBS teams so far this season after loosing to Western Kentucky who already lost to Central Arkansas. New Hampshire is traditionally a stronger FCS team. This seems like a great possibility for an FCS over FBS upset.

Kentucky over Florida
Kentucky finally ended their losing streak against Florida last season and are hoping to make this a winning streak. Florida looked sloppy in their opening win over Miami. Kentucky has beat 2 of the stronger MAC teams so far and has been somewhat impressive. At least impressive enough to put Florida on upset watch as they head to Lexington to take on the Cats.

Colorado State over Arkansas
The Rams beat the Razorbacks last year and look to do the same this year. The Razorbacks did not look well at all last week against Ole Miss and are on upset alert today. If the Rams can limit turnovers, they will have a chance to win in Fayetteville.

Weber State over Nevada
Nevada started strong with a win over Purdue before losing to Oregon 77-6. Weber State's only loss was 6-0 against 2-0 San Diego State. Weber is a stronger FCS team that shouldn't be slept on. This should be an even match with a potential for an FCS over FBS


Weekend Picks
Score Projections:
Ohio State 42, Indiana 24
Penn State 37, Pittsburgh 20
Georgia 52, Arkansas State 21
Mississippi State 28, Kansas State 27
NC State 35, West Virginia 13
Maryland 38, Temple 28
Notre Dame 49, New Mexico 10
Alabama 48, South Carolina 14
UCF 24, Stanford 20
Colorado 27, Air Force 20
Iowa 17, Iowa State 13
Utah 35, Idaho State 3
Kentucky 28, Florida 24
Clemson 42, Syracuse 17
Texas A&M 56, Lamar 10
LSU 70, Northwestern St. 0
Washington 30, Hawaii 20
Virginia 31, Florida State 21
TCU 34, Purdue 17
Oklahoma 45, UCLA 10
Boise State 34, Portland State 14
Arizona 56, Texas Tech 52
Oregon 70, Montana 7




BLOWOUT ALERT OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:

Auburn 56, Kent State 7
SNOOZE FEST OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Northwestern 23, UNLV 3
HOT SEAT BATTLE OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
USC 28, BYU 23
PAINT DRIER OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Michigan State 10, Arizona State 6

TOILET BOWL OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Central Michigan 19, Akron 16

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

M+J's College Football Week 3 Power Rankings

WEEK 3 POWER RANKINGS

1 Clemson

2 Alabama

3 Georgia

4 Oklahoma

5 LSU

6 Ohio State

7 Notre Dame

8 Auburn

9 Utah

10 Florida

11 Oregon

12 Michigan

13 Penn State

14 Wisconsin

15 Texas

16 UCF

17 Maryland

18 Iowa

19 USC

20 Michigan State

21 Texas A&M

22 Washington State

23 California

24 Washington

25 Virginia

Friday, September 6, 2019

M+J's College Football Week 2 Upset Watch/Picks

UPSET WATCH- WEEKEND GAMES
Colorado over Nebraska
The Huskers struggled at times with South Alabama before pulling away. A trip to Boulder should be a tough challenge for the Huskers. The Buffalos should be ready as the underdog in this old rivalry and will be fired up to win this renewed rivalry for the 2nd year in a row.

Maryland over Syracuse
The Terps had an offensive explosion- 79 PTS against Howard and shut them out. The Orange shutout Liberty. Which is for real? The Orange/Terps Defense or the Terps offense? These questions should be answered in College Park on Saturday.

BYU over Tennessee
Both teams are in desperate need for a win here. The Vols are coming off an embarrassing home loss to Georgia State as the Cougars come off another Holy War loss to the Utes. The pressure is on both teams but the Vols will likely feel more pressure at home. The offense that shows up and makes big plays will likely win this game in a low scoring battle.

Coastal Carolina over Kansas
The Jayhawks had to come from behind to beat Indiana State last week as the Chanticleers fell short against Eastern Michigan. This game will likely be close as the Chanticleers appear to be a tougher opponent than Indiana State. Will Les Miles be able to avoid the upset? 

Ohio over Pittsburgh
Pitt really struggled last week at home against Virginia and now host a dangerous Ohio team that have had this game circled the entire offseason. The Panthers better be ready to get things back on track. The upset-minded Bobcats are coming to conquer. Will Pitt avoid the upset?

Kennesaw State over Kent State
The Owls football program is fairly new but has made a lot of noise in FCS during its short tenure and will get their opportunity against a FBS team. The Golden Flashes better be ready to play otherwise they could be the next victim to lose to a FCS team.

Southern Illinois over UMass
The Minutemen got blown out against mighty Rutgers week one and pretty much always need to be on upset alert when playing a FCS team. The Salukis are not a very strong FCS team but will still be motivated to play UMass and take their shot at an upset.



Weekend Picks
Score Projections:
Boise State 40, Marshall 20
Ohio State 38, Cincinnati 27
Michigan 31, Army 21
Maryland 27, Syracuse 21
Iowa 28, Rutgers 0
Missouri 31, West Virginia 27
Purdue 24, Vanderbilt 10
Utah 31, Northern Illinois 3
Georgia Tech 35, South Florida 32
Clemson 35, Texas A&M 24
Colorado 34, Nebraska 31
Georgia 59, Murray State 3
Washington State 52, Northern Colorado 14
Oklahoma 56, South Dakota 14
BYU 17, Tennessee 16
LSU 30, Texas 21
Auburn 31, Tulane 21
Florida 41, UT Martin 10
Penn State 38, Buffalo 21
Oregon 42, Nevada 24
Michigan State 27, Western Michigan 13
Arkansas 20, Ole Miss 13
Miami 24, North Carolina 20
Washington 28, California 13
Stanford 23, USC 21
Fresno State 31, Minnesota 21
Hawaii 49, Oregon State 38



BLOWOUT ALERT OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Alabama 63, New Mexico State 3
SNOOZE FEST OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Wisconsin 49, Central Michigan 10

HOT SEAT BATTLE OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Illinois 43, UConn 20
PAINT DRIER OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
UCLA 13, San Diego State 7

TOILET BOWL OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Florida International 24, Western Kentucky 17

Thursday, September 5, 2019

M+J's College Football Week 2 Power Rankings

WEEK 2 POWER RANKINGS
1 Clemson
2 Alabama
3 Georgia
4 Oklahoma
5 Michigan
6 LSU
7 Ohio State
8 Notre Dame
9 Texas A&M
10 Washington
11 Texas
12 Auburn
13 Utah
14 Florida
15 Penn State
16 UCF
17 Wisconsin
18 Oregon
19 Iowa
20 Michigan State
21 Stanford
22 Washington State
23 Syracuse
24 Boise State
25 USC

Thursday, August 29, 2019

2019 College Football Week 1- Power Ranking and Score/Upset Picks

WEEK 1 POWER RANKINGS
1 Clemson
2 Alabama
3 Georgia
4 Oklahoma
5 Michigan
6 LSU
7 Ohio State
8 Notre Dame
9 Oregon
10 Texas A&M
11 Texas
12 Washington
13 Utah
14 Florida
15 Auburn
16 Penn State
17 UCF
18 Wisconsin
19 Iowa
20 Michigan State
21 Syracuse
22 Washington State
23 Stanford
24 Iowa State
25 Nebraska




UPSET WATCH- THURSDAY'S GAMES

Central Arkansas over Western Kentucky
The Hilltoppers lost to FCS Maine last season, so losing to an FCS team is possible here after the dismal season last year. Will they drop a game again to an FCS team?

UPSET WATCH- WEEKEND GAMES
Boise State over Florida State
The Seminoles struggled last season and start the season against always dangerous Boise State. The game was moved to Tallahassee due to Hurricane Dorian which definitely favor the Seminoles more. The Broncos have knocked off a lot of Power Conference teams in the past and will be hungry to add the Seminoles on their list.

James Madison over West Virginia
The Mountaineers are projected to have a down year this season and start the season with one of the most dangerous teams from the FCS. James Madison has beaten FBS teams in the past including Virginia Tech and East Carolina and would love to add West Virginia to their list.

Illinois State over Northern Illinois
Last season Illinois State started the season defeating Northwestern and would love to start the season again with a win over a FBS Illinois team. The Redbirds will not be afraid of the Huskies as the pressure is on for Northern Illinois against a strong FCS team from their state.

Fresno State over USC
Jeff Tedford will be ready with his Bulldogs in the Coliseum. Clay Helton really needs to start this season strong as they host a tough Fresno State team ready to earn a marque win and challenge UCF for the Group 5 New Year's Six Bowl spot. 



Thursday Picks
Score Projections:
Cincinnati 31, UCLA 28
Clemson 48, GA Tech 12
Utah 21, BYU 16

Weekend Picks
Score Projections:
Memphis 31, Ole Miss 21
Boise State 24, Florida State 19
NC State 42, East Carolina 21
South Carolina 35, North Carolina 24
Virginia Tech 27, Boston College 24
Oregon 38, Auburn 34
LSU 35, Georgia Southern 20
Georgia 42, Vanderbilt 13
Virginia 28, Pittsburgh 23
Texas 42, Louisiana Tech 27
USC 30, Fresno State 27



BLOWOUT ALERT OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Alabama 49, Duke 7
SNOOZE FEST OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Iowa 24, Miami (OH) 3
PAINT DRIER OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
Stanford 17, Northwestern 9

TOILET BOWL OF THE WEEK PROJECTION:
UMass 26, Rutgers 21