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College football picks for week 3: Times staff predictions

 
Blake Barnett (11) and the USF Bulls face Illinois Saturday in Chicago. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times
Blake Barnett (11) and the USF Bulls face Illinois Saturday in Chicago. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
Published Sept. 14, 2018

USF is in Chicago to face Lovie Smith and the Illini.

UF is playing host to Colorado State in the McElwain-less Bowl.

And FSU and Willie Taggart will be in Syracuse, apparently poised to "explode on somebody."

Here's our picks for those games and more:

(! indicates lock of the week. * indicates upset of the week. All times ET)