Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Week 2 college football predictions: Our fearless forecasts

It’s week 2 of the college football season.

The biggest local game is an SEC opener between Florida and Kentucky in Gainesville. USF gets a crack at a Power 5 opponent when it hosts Georgia Tech and Florida State will look to rebound from the Virginia Tech debacle at home against Samford.

Here’s the Times college football coverage team’s predictions:

(* indicates upset of the week; ! indicates lock of the week).

All game times EDT.


Day Visitor Home Traci Johnson Tom Jones Martin Fennelly Mike Sherman Joey Knight Matt Baker
12 p.m. Saturday Ga. Tech (-3.5) USF *USF 28-27 USF 28-24* USF 21-19 Ga Tech 28-27 Ga. Tech 31-28 Ga. Tech 28-24
8 p.m. Friday TCU (-16.5) SMU TCU 48-17 TCU 50-14 TCU 45-6 !TCU 48-20 !TCU 41-10 TCU 42-14
6 p.m. Saturday Savannah State Miami (no line) Miami 52-3 Miami 60-7 Miami 63-0 Miami 56-3 Miami 49-7 Miami 49-0
6 p.m. Saturday South Carolina St. UCF (no line) UCF 48-10 UCF 5-14 UCF 51-14 UCF 52-13 UCF 56-6 UCF 59-6
7:20 p.m. Saturday Samford FSU (no line) FSU 31-3 FSU 55-13 FSU 56-3 FSU 35-7 FSU 27-10 FSU 42-6
7:30 p.m. Saturday Kentucky Florida (-14.5) UF 35-10 UF 30-13 UF 28-20 UF 35-14 UF 33-17 UF 35-21
12 p.m. Saturday Miss. St. (-8.5) Kansas St. Miss St 28-14 Miss St 40-24 Miss St. 23-16 KSU 27-24 Miss St. 37-20 !Miss St. 35-17
12 p.m. Saturday Arizona Houston (-4.5) Arizona 28-25 Houston 31-24 Houston 27-22 Arizona 31-28 Arizona 38-27 Houston 28-24
12 p.m. Saturday Duke Northwestern (-3.5) NW 24-17 NW 26-18 NW 30-24 Duke 27-24 NW 34-31 NW 28-24
1 p.m. Saturday UCLA Oklahoma (-30.5) OU 52-21 OU 50-14 OU 48-21 OU 56-21 OU 49-17 OU 48-17
3:30 p.m. Saturday Arkansas State Alabama (-36.5) Bama 48-3 Bama 38-7 Bama 48-7 Bama 49-7 Bama 55-7 Bama 52-6
3:30 p.m. Saturday Georgia (-9.5) South Carolina Georgia 34-10 Georgia 31-14 Georgia 31-20 Georgia 41-17 Georgia 35-27 Georgia 35-24
3:30 p.m. Saturday Rutgers Ohio St. (-35.5) Ohio St 52-7 Ohio St 54-10 Ohio St 72-14 Ohio St. 54-17 Ohio St. 59-14 Ohio St. 56-10
3:30 p.m. Saturday Colorado Nebraska (-5.5) Nebraska 31-27 Neb 34-19 Colo 28-27! Nebraska 35-24 *Colo 34-31 *Colorado 28-24
5 p.m. Saturday Iowa St. Iowa (-3.5) Iowa St 34-28 Iowa St 24-20 Iowa 23-20 *Iowa St. 27-24 Iowa St 38-35 Iowa 28-27
7 p.m. Saturday Clemson (-12.5) Texas A&M !Clemson 42-21 !Clemson 40-17 Clemson 27-24 !Clemson 48-21 Clemson 41-21 Clemson 28-17
7:30 p.m. Saturday Virginia Indiana (-7.5) Indiana 28-21 Indiana 28-14 Indiana 32-26 Indiana 24-20 Indiana 27-17 Indiana 31-20
8 p.m. Saturday Penn St. (-8.5) Pittsburgh Penn St 38-28 Penn St 38-28 Penn St 24-23 Penn St 31-21 Penn St. 37-27 Penn St. 35-20
8:30 p.m. Saturday USC Stanford (-3.5) Stanford 28-25 Stanford 31-28 Stanford 30-20 Stanford 31-28 USC 31-28 Stanford 35-28
10:45 p.m. Saturday Mich. St. (-6.5) Arizona State Mich. St. 31-25 Mich. St 30-14 Mich St. 27-23 Mich. St. 31-20 Mich. St. 24-10 MIch. St. 28-21
14-6 15-5 13-7 12-8 13-7 13-7
9-9 9-9 9-9 7-11 6-12 5-13
1-0 0-1 0-1 1-0 0-1 1-0
1-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1



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