“Da Guru’s” Week 1 College Football Predictions…
Welcome folks to a brand new season of college football! Been waiting since January for the new season to start and make some picks…
#6 Washington vs #9 Auburn in Atlanta (3:30PM ABC)
Tough game to pick, I think Udub has a better overall team but they have to travel cross country and play Auburn in essentially a road game. Picking Auburn to gut it out with close win behind the arm of Jarrett Stidham.
Auburn 27 Washington 24
#14 Michigan at #12 Notre Dame (7:30PM NBC)
Michigan finally has a QB in Shea Patterson to move the ball around and match their top notch defense. Should be a coming out party for the Wolverines new offense and picking an upset on the road.
Michigan 30 Notre Dame 20
#8 Miami vs #25 LSU in Jerryworld (Sunday Sept, 2 at 7:30PM ABC)
LSU goes into the game with a new transfer Joe Burrows as the starting QB against a ferocious Miami defense. The Tigers have some standouts on defense as well but as long Miami doesn’t turnover the ball, should do enough on offense to win this game.
Miami 28 LSU 16
#20 Virginia Tech at #19 FSU (Monday Sept, 3 at 8:00PM ESPN)
Willie Taggart has a tough one on Labor Day in his first game at FSU. Josh Jackson leads the Hokies on offense and will put just enough points to win on the road. FSU is a talented group, but might take a few games for its offense to catch it’s stride.
VTech 30 FSU 27
Other National Picks:
Alabama over Louisville 38-20
West Virginia over Tennessee 37-24
Other State Picks:
Oklahoma over FAU 48-30
USF over Elon 45-13
Indiana over FIU 30-24
Florida over Charleston Southern 59-10
UCF already beat Uconn 56-17 on Thursday night
*All games Saturday 9/1 unless otherwise noted.
Written by Yousaf “Da Guru” Khan