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College football picks: USF-Wisconsin, FSU-Boise State and the best of week 1

Predictions: Someone is picking USF to pull off the upset.
USF running back Jordan Cronkrite and the Bulls open the season Friday at home against Wisconsin. OCTAVIO JONES | Times [JONES, OCTAVIO | Tampa Bay Times]
Published Aug. 29

Only one member of the Tampa Bay Times’ college football coverage team is picking USF to upset Wisconsin and Florida State is the consensus (barely) to beat Boise State. Here’s our picks for 10 games I thought were worth picking:

Away Home Traci Johnson, Assistant Sports Editor Ernest Hooper, Assistant Sports Editor Martin Fennelly, Columnist John Romano, Columnist Matt Baker, College Beat Writer Joey Knight, USF Beat Writer Mike Sherman, Deputy Editor-Sports
Wisconsin (-12.5) USF Wisc 34-28 USF 24-21 Wisc. 34-24 Wisc. 23-13 Wisc. 31-17 Wisc. 35-26 Wisc. 41-34
Boise State FSU (-5.5)* FSU 21-17 FSU 17-16 FSU 27-23 FSU 32-26 Boise St. 27-21 Boise St. 34-27 Boise St. 21-20
Ga. Tech Clemson (-37.5) Clemson 56-7 Clemson 40-0 Clemson 42-21 Clemson 41-17 Clemson 45-10 Clemson 55-6 Clemson 51-13
Duke Alabama (-35.5)* Alabama 38-0 Alabama 43-0 Alabama 48-17 Alabama 35-7 Alabama 45-7 Alabama 44-9 Alabama 54-17
Northwestern Stanford (-6.5) Stanford 28-24 Stanford 17-14 N'western 27-20 Stanford 28-24 Stanford 24-20 N'western 27-24 Stanford 35-27
Georgia (-22.5) Vanderbilt Georgia 42-10 Georgia 40-24 Georgia 38-14 Georgia 20-14 Georgia 35-13 Georgia 45-20 Georgia 42-14
Oregon Auburn (-3.5) Auburn 28-27 Auburn 28-14 Oregon 35-30 Oregon 38-35 Auburn 24-20 Auburn 37-31 Oregon 31-27
Houston Oklahoma (-23.5) Oklahoma 38-14 Oklahoma 24-10 Oklahoma 35-34 Oklahoma 32-17 Oklahoma 45-20 Oklahoma 59-42 Oklahoma 45-21
Notre Dame (-19.5) Louisville Notre Dame 45-17 Notre Dame 34-20 Notre Dame 42-16 Notre Dame 42-17 Notre Dame 42-14 Notre Dame 42-20 Notre Dame 48-21

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

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