Predicting all Week 2 college football games featuring ranked teams

Week 1 had a few wild games which saw a few upsets. We managed to correctly predict the Colorado upset of TCU but missed on South Carolina vs. North Carolina.

Week 2 has a few really big games on the docket, including the big night matchup between Alabama and Texas and Ole Miss at Tulane. Michigan football faces off against another Group of Five program while interdivisional rivals Ohio State and Penn State both match up against FCS teams.

Going down the entire list of top 25 teams, we’re taking a crack at our prediction machine once again in Week 2. Here is what we think will happen in every game on Saturday.

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Ball State got blown out by Kentucky. Obviously, Georgia is just a smidge better. Carson Beck gets another game to enhance his confidence in his second game as the starter.

Georgia 52, Ball State 3

Adam Cairns-Columbus Dispatch

Perhaps the elixir to Ohio State‘s offensive woes comes virtue of an FCS team coming to the home opener in Columbus. This one shouldn’t tell us much in earnest unless the Buckeyes struggle yet again.

Ohio State 42, Youngstown State 3

Dan Rainville-York Daily Record

Another Big Ten team against an FCS opponent. The Blue Hens come into Happy Valley 1-0, but Delaware isn’t a very good team at the lower level. Expect it to be another Drew Allar showcase.

Penn State 55, Delaware 17

10 Notre Dame at NC State

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NC State isn’t as good as it was last year, but it’s still 1-0. However, Notre Dame looks like a different team with Sam Hartman at the helm. This will be his toughest test yet. Still, we expect the Irish to keep rolling.

Notre Dame 38, NC State 27

12 Utah at Baylor

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

No word yet on whether Cam Rising will return from his injury, but it seems unlikely. Baylor got embarrassed last week against Texas State and will be looking to…


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