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Week 2 college football predictions: Our fearless forecasts

Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen runs out of the tunnel before the game against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers on September 1, 2018 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
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Thursday 6 September 2018 14.03

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:

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

All game times EDT.


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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



Contact Mike Sherman at msherman@tampabay.com. Follow @mikesherman

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