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#6 Oregon37
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#4 Oklahoma30
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#20 Appalachian State45
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#21 Cincinnati24
#17 Memphis29
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2019 Week Three College Football Predictions For Every Game

For the time being this thread will be using the AP Top 25. Check out the current CSD Prime Computer Rankings here.

Note: Because the CSD Prime model does not rate FCS teams, no score prediction will be made for FBS vs FCS games.

Last Week’s Picks
OVERALL RECORD

Straight Up: 142-16 (90%)
Against The Spread Best Bets: 9-6-1 (+2.19 units)

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bets Week 2☆

Arkansas State (+33.5) @ Georgia – 12 PM ET, ESPN2
Colorado (-1.5) vs Air Force – 1 PM ET, Pac-12 Network
USC (-4) @ BYU – 3:30 PM ET, ABC
Iowa (+1) @ Iowa State – 4 PM ET, FS1
Colorado State (+10) @ Arkansas – 4 PM ET, SEC Network
Kent State (+36) @ Auburn – 7 PM ET, ESPN2
Northern Illinois (+14) @ Nebraska – 8 PM ET, FS1

WEEK THREE PICKS

North Carolina (2-0) @ Wake Forest (2-0)
Friday, September 13th at 6 PM ET on ESPN
Vegas Line: Wake Forest -3.5

With wins over two teams ranked in my model’s preseason top 25, North Carolina has shot up the CSD Prime computer rankings, but on the road in primetime against a real solid Wake Forest team that can put up points, I’ll take the Deacs and their high-powered offense to improve to 3-0 in what won’t be an upset by Vegas standards but perhaps will be in the conventional wisdom.

CSD Prime Pick: Wake Forest 33, North Carolina 32

Kansas (1-1) @ Boston College (2-0)
Friday, September 13th at 7:30 PM ET on ACC Network
Vegas Line: Boston College -21

Boston College has started the year 2-0 with a dominating win over Virginia Tech while Kansas squeaked by Indiana State and then lost to Coastal Carolina at home. Give me BC big.

CSD Prime Pick: Boston College 35, Kansas 16

#20 Washington State (2-0) @ Houston (1-1)

Friday, September 13th at 9:15 PM ET on ESPN
Vegas Line: Washington State -8.5

Washington State looks to have found another stud at the quarterback spot in Anthony Gordon (81% completion rate thru two games!), and the Cougs now have to travel to Houston to face a team that wants to make the most of an opportunity hosting a power five team as they try to put their name on the New Year’s Six maps. I really like D’Eriq King, but even in Houston, the Cougar defense won’t be able keep up with Gordon and company and will ultimately falter in a high scoring shootout.

CSD Prime Pick: Washington State 40, Houston 33

Arkansas State (1-1) @ #3 Georgia (2-0)
Saturday, September 14th at 12 PM ET on ESPN2
Vegas Line: Georgia -33.5

Given Appalachian State’s struggles last week, Arkansas State may be the best team in the Sun Belt. That doesn’t mean I think they have a shot at beating Georgia, but I certainly see them keeping it within 33.5.

CSD Prime Pick: Georgia 41, Arkansas State 14

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Arkansas State +33.5

#6 Ohio State (2-0) @ Indiana (2-0)

Saturday, September 14th at 12 PM ET on FOX
Vegas Line: Ohio State -15.5

Ohio State romped Cincinnati last week thanks to terrific performances from JK Dobbins and Justin Fields. I’m not sure Indiana is actually any better than Cincinnati, although the Hoosiers will get this one at home. This should be closer than last week’s 42-0 beatdown, but OSU will make it 25 wins in a row against IU in a game that will never be in doubt.

CSD Prime Pick: Ohio State 38, Indiana 21

Pittsburgh (1-1) @ #13 Penn State (2-0)
Saturday, September 14th at 12 PM ET on ABC
Vegas Line: Penn State -17

I love that we are getting this rivalry every year now, although this game probably won’t be pretty. Penn State struggled out of the gate against Buffalo last week before ripping the doors off the Bulls in the second half. In a game as heated as this, I don’t foresee any slow starts, and the stifling Penn State defense will suffocate a Pitt offense that has struggled the first two weeks of the year.

CSD Prime Pick: Penn State 33, Pittsburgh 16

#21 Maryland (2-0) @ Temple (1-0)

Saturday, September 14th at 12 PM ET on CBSSN
Vegas Line: Maryland -7.5

Temple is sneaky good and has the home field advantage here, but they run into a Maryland team that brutalized Syracuse last week. I don’t think an upset is out of the question, and this will be closer than most expect, but I just can’t pick against Josh Jackson and the Terps offense right now.

CSD Prime Pick: Maryland 35, Temple 28

Miami (OH) (1-1) @ Cincinnati (1-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 12 PM ET on ESPNU
Vegas Line: Cincinnati -17.5

After controlling UCLA from start to finish in week one, it felt like Cincinnati was on the right track towards an AAC title-contending season, but after UCLA’s loss to San Diego State and Ohio State’s 42-0 beatdown of Cincinnati, I’d say we probably need to reevaluate that. Cincy should win this game, but I have faith in a solid Miami team to keep this within 17.5.

CSD Prime Pick: Cincinnati 33, Miami (OH) 22

Chattanooga @ Tennessee (0-2)
Saturday, September 14th at 12 PM ET on SEC Network
Pick: Tennessee

Kansas State (2-0) @ Mississippi State (2-0)

Saturday, September 14th at 12 PM ET on ESPN
Vegas Line: Mississippi State -7.5

Kansas State has been terrific to open up the year with Skylar Thompson at QB and James Gilbert taking the reigns in the run game. Granted, its been against Nicholls and Bowling Green. The ‘Cats now run into a Mississippi State defense that was the best in the country last year, and I feel much less confident about K-State’s potential successes on offense. Mississippi State QB Tommy Setevens appears to be banged up, but he’ll play, and if he’s healthy Mississippi State will get the win, but I expect this one to be tight to the last snap.

CSD Prime Pick: Mississippi State 29, Kansas State 22

Furman @ Virginia Tech (1-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 12 PM ET on ACC Network
Pick: Virginia Tech

NC State (2-0) @ West Virginia (1-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 12 PM ET on FS1
Vegas Line: NC State -7

This was the type of game where the overwhelming consensus has been on NC State -7, so much so that the fact that the oddsmakers haven’t moved the line almost convinced me to take West Virginia. Still, the Mountaineers have not been good as shown last week, and while I don’t think they get blown out as some do, I’ll still take NC State straight up.

CSD Prime Pick: NC State 27, West Virginia 21

Eastern Michigan (1-1) @ Illinois (2-0)
Saturday, September 14th at 12 PM ET on BTN
Vegas Line: Illinois -8.5

3-0 Illinois? It could happen. Eastern Michigan is not a bad team, but traveling on the road against an Illinois team building confidence, I’ll take the Illini every time.

CSD Prime Pick: Illinois 32, Eastern Michigan 25

The Citadel @ Georgia Tech (1-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 12:30 PM ET on ACC Network Extra
Pick: Georgia Tech

Air Force (1-0) @ Colorado (2-0)
Saturday, September 14th at 1 PM ET on Pac-12 Network
Vegas Line: Colorado -1.5

Colorado may have beaten rival Nebraska last week, but they sure didn’t look pretty doing it. At home against a one-dimensional Air Force team, I think the Buffs rebound and win big, easily covering the meager spread of 1.5.

CSD Prime Pick: Colorado 34, Air Force 23

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Colorado -1.5

Florida Atlantic (0-2) @ Ball State (1-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 2 PM ET on ESPN+
Vegas Line: Florida Atlantic -2.5

It’s been a rough start to the year for Florida Atlantic, the only team in the country to face top 20 opponents in both weeks one and two. The Owls will get back on track with a win over Ball State here, but it will be tight.

CSD Prime Pick: Florida Atlantic 37, Ball State 33

Norfolk State @ Coastal Carolina (1-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 2 PM ET on ESPN3
Pick: Coastal Carolina

New Mexico (1-0) @ #7 Notre Dame (1-0)
Saturday, September 14th at 2:30 PM ET on NBC
Vegas Line: Notre Dame -35

Let’s not overthink this, Notre Dame will dominate the Lobos and have their starters out by the third quarter going into their week four matchup @ Georgia next week.

CSD Prime Pick: Notre Dame 44, New Mexico 15

Akron (0-2) @ Central Michigan (1-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 3 PM ET on ESPN+
Vegas Line: Central Michigan -3

MAC play begins for both of these teams on ESPN+. Neither has been impressive, Akron losing 42-3 against Illinois and Central Michigan being dominated 61-0 by Wisconsin, but CMU has the home field advantage and the more talented roster according to my model so I give them the edge here.

CSD Prime Pick: Central Michigan 27, Akron 23

#2 Alabama (2-0) @ South Carolina (1-1)

Saturday, September 14th at 3:30 PM ET on CBS
Vegas Line: Alabama -26

You know its a pretty weak slate when the 3:30 CBS game has a 26 point favorite. South Carolina looked good last week with Ryan Hilinski at the helm, but let’s be real, they aren’t going to challenge Bama. Give me the Tide, big.

CSD Prime Pick: Alabama 44, South Carolina 17

Stanford (1-1) @ #17 UCF (2-0)

Saturday, September 14th at 3:30 PM ET on ESPN
Vegas Line: UCF -7.5

This is for sure the game I’m most interested in this week just because I’m still not sure what to think about both teams. UCF, which has had a dominant start to potentially their third undefeated season in a row now is in the midst of an early year QB competition, taking on a Stanford team traveling cross-country fresh off of an embarrassing loss to USC with their injured quarterback returning but two hurt offensive tackles.

To be frank, I don’t think the problem with Stanford last week was the quarterback spot so I’m not sure how much getting Costello back really hurts, and UCF’s offensive style is somewhat similar to USC’s in the way they try to get their wideouts behind safeties what flat out speed. It’s hard to pick a team with an unknown at QB, but after Stanford’s normally rock-solid D let up 28/33 passes last week, I’m not too worried, give me the Golden Knights by a touchdown.

CSD Prime Pick: UCF 34, Stanford 27

#24 USC (2-0) @ BYU (1-1)

Saturday, September 14th at 3:30 PM ET on ABC
Vegas Line: USC -4

This is a really tricky spot for USC fresh off of an awesome performance last week, riding high now having to travel to face a sneaky good BYU team that might be easy to overlook. However, I think Clay Helton has his team ready to play, and the Trojans’ talent wins out on the backs of another awesome performance from QB Kedon Slovis.

CSD Prime Pick: USC 30, BYU 23

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – USC -4

East Carolina (1-1) @ Navy (1-0)
Saturday, September 14th at 3:30 PM ET on CBSSN
Vegas Line: Navy -7.5

East Carolina is a team that is more talented than people realize, and I love the hire of former JMU head coach Mike Houston. Fresh off of a 48-9 beatdown of FCS Gardner-Webb, I think the Pirates keep it within seven and a half with a good chance to pull the upset outright.

CSD Prime Pick: Navy 33, East Carolina 30

Memphis (2-0) @ South Alabama (1-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 3:30 PM ET on ESPNU
Vegas Line: Memphis -19

Memphis is a borderline top 25 team in my power ratings and they should dominate South Alabama here, even on the road.

CSD Prime Pick: Memphis 37, South Alabama 17

Army (1-1) @ UTSA (1-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 3:30 PM ET on NFL Network
Vegas Line: Army -17.5

I like the roster of this UTSA team more than most, but they are certainly still in rebuilding phase still and I think Army beats them by a pretty comfortable margin.

CSD Prime Pick: Army 34, UTSA 21

Georgia Southern (1-1) @ Minnesota (2-0)
Saturday, September 14th at 3:30 PM ET on BTN
Vegas Line: Minnesota -15.5

Minnesota has had a tough start to the year, the Golden Gophers have started 2-0, but both have been nailbiters against two really good low level teams in South Dakota State and Fresno State. They take on Georgia Southern here, another consistently good G5 program, but the Eagles aren’t on the level of a Fresno and I think the Gophers make a statement and control this one from start to finish to start 3-0.

CSD Prime Pick: Minnesota 33, Georgia Southern 15

UNLV (1-1) @ Northwestern (0-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 3:30 PM ET on BTN
Vegas Line: Northwestern -20

Northwestern looked awful on offense in week one, but with a bye week to prepare and home-field advantage against a bad UNLV team, I think they get back on the right track and win this one big.

CSD Prime Pick: Northwestern 33, UNLV 15

Oklahoma State (2-0) @ Tulsa (1-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 3:30 PM ET on ESPN2
Vegas Line: Oklahoma State -14.5

Oklahoma State has looked really good against weak competition so far this year. On the road, a decent Tulsa team might give them a test early, but the Cowboys will pull away late.

CSD Prime Pick: Oklahoma State 43, Tulsa 30

Arizona State (2-0) @ #18 Michigan State (2-0)

Saturday, September 14th at 4 PM ET on FOX
Vegas Line: Michigan State -13

Both of these teams haven’t really shown their cards yet thanks to easy schedules to start the year, but with home-field advantage on their side, I’ll stick with my preseason prior and take MSU by double digits.

CSD Prime Pick: Michigan State 28, Arizona State 16

#19 Iowa (2-0) @ Iowa State (1-0)

Saturday, September 14th at 4 PM ET on FS1
Vegas Line: Iowa State -1

Gameday will be in town for maybe the biggest Battle for the CyHawk trophy of all time. While I do think people are overreacting to Iowa State’s struggles against Northern Iowa in week one, I thought Iowa was the better team preseason and they haven’t shown anything to make me doubt that assumption. This will be a low scoring rock fight, but I have faith in Iowa QB Nate Stanley to put up some points and for the Hawkeye defense to keep the Cyclones in check. Vegas originally favored the wrong team here and I’ll capitalize on their error.

CSD Prime Pick: Iowa 24, Iowa State 20

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Iowa +1

Southeastern Louisiana @ Ole Miss (1-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 4 PM ET on SEC Network Alternate
Pick: Ole Miss

Colorado State (1-1) @ Arkansas (1-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 4 PM ET on SEC Network
Vegas Line: Arkansas –10

Arkansas has really struggled out of the gate, barely getting by FCS Portland State and being dominated by a pretty poor Ole Miss team. While Colorado State hasn’t lit the world on fire themselves, I certainly think they can keep this one within ten with a real shot at pulling the upset outright.

CSD Prime Pick: Arkansas 29, Colorado State 24

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Colorado State +10

Louisville (1-1) vs. Western Kentucky (1-1) in Nashville, TN
Saturday, September 14th at 4 PM ET on Stadium
Vegas Line: Louisville -10

Two teams from Kentucky play each other in non-conference game, so naturally, it will take place in Nashville. Louisville looked pretty good in a week one loss to Notre Dame and I see them controlling a Western Kentucky program in disarray from start to finish.

CSD Prime Pick: Louisville 30, Western Kentucky 20

Bethune-Cookman @ Miami (0-2)
Saturday, September 14th at 4 PM ET on ACC Network
Pick: Miami

Idaho State @ #11 Utah (2-0)
Saturday, September 14th at 4:15 PM ET on Pac-12 Network Mountain
Pick: Utah

North Texas (1-1) @ California (2-0)
Saturday, September 14th at 4:15 PM ET on Pac-12 Network Bay Area
Vegas Line: California -14.5

Cal picked up a huge win for the program on the road against Washington last week, I see them keeping the momentum going and taking care of a pretty good North Texas team here.

CSD Prime Pick: California 31, North Texas 17

Cal Poly @ Oregon State (0-2)
Saturday, September 14th at 4:15 PM ET on Pac-12 Network Oregon
Pick: Oregon State

Louisiana Tech (1-1) @ Bowling Green (1-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 5 PM ET on ESPN+
Vegas Line: Louisiana Tech -10

The Skip Holtz offense at Louisiana Tech has looked shaky to start the year, but I think they have enough to take out a pretty bad Bowling Green team even on the road.

CSD Prime Pick: Louisiana Tech 35, Bowling Green 26

Idaho @ Wyoming (2-0)
Saturday, September 14th at 5 PM ET on ESPN3
Pick: Wyoming

Buffalo (1-1) @ Liberty (0-2)
Saturday, September 14th at 6 PM ET on ESPN+
Vegas Line: Buffalo -4.5

Two of the more sneaky decent G5 teams square off here, although I see Buffalo as having a pretty clear talent edge. Give me the Bulls in a tight one.

CSD Prime Pick: Buffalo 33, Liberty 27

South Carolina State @ South Florida (0-2)
Saturday, September 14th at 6 PM ET on ESPN3
Pick: South Florida

Southern Mississippi (1-1) @ Troy (1-0)
Saturday, September 14th at 6 PM ET on ESPN+
Vegas Line: Troy -1.5

This will be an under the radar great game on Saturday, one of the best of the C-USA against one of the best of the Sun Belt. With the home field edge and an extra week to prepare, I’ll take Troy, but it’ll be close to the final minutes.

CSD Prime Pick: Troy 29, Southern Mississippi 27

Ohio (1-1) @ Marshall (1-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 6:30 PM ET on Facebook Video
Vegas Line: Marshall -5

Another terrific matchup between two of the best in the G5 here as Ohio takes on Marshall. Marshall impressed me last week against Boise State in a losing effort, and with the home field edge here against a struggling Ohio defense, the Herd will win this one, but it will be tight.

CSD Prime Pick: Marshall 33, Ohio 30

Kent State (1-1) @ #8 Auburn (2-0)
Saturday, September 14th at 7 PM ET on ESPN2
Vegas Line: Auburn -36

Auburn has been great this season, but one thing they haven’t been is high-scoring, putting up a combined 51 points on Oregon and Tulane. I think they beat Kent State pretty easily, but 36 might be too many points to cover.

CSD Prime Pick: Auburn 38, Kent State 11

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Kent State +36

Lamar @ #16 Texas A&M (1-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 7 PM ET on ESPNU
Pick: Texas A&M

New Hampshire @ FIU (0-2)
Saturday, September 14th at 7 PM ET on ESPN3
Pick: FIU

Texas State (0-2) @ SMU (2-0)
Saturday, September 14th at 7 PM ET on ESPN3
Vegas Line: SMU -17

SMU has been one of the most improved teams in the nation this year, and they’ll show that against Texas State in a game that they’ll dominate from start to finish.

CSD Prime Pick: SMU 38, Texas State 25

Weber State @ Nevada (1-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 7 PM ET on ESPN3
Pick: Nevada

Georgia State (2-0) @ Western Michigan (1-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 7 PM ET on ESPN+
Vegas Line: Western Michigan -10

Georgia State may have the win over Tennessee, but this Western Michigan team has the talent edge and the home-field advantage, so I’ll pick them to improve to 2-1 heading into MAC play.

CSD Prime Pick: Western Michigan 44, Georgia State 34

Murray State @ Toledo (0-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 7 PM ET on ESPN3
Pick: Toledo

Duke (1-1) @ Middle Tennessee (1-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 7 PM ET on Facebook Video
Vegas Line: Duke -6.5

Duke has had a shaky start to the year, so traveling on the road to a pretty good Middle Tennessee team is tricky. I think the Blue Devils get the job done, but it will be tight.

CSD Prime Pick: Duke 29, Middle Tennessee 24

#1 Clemson (2-0) @ Syracuse (1-1)

Saturday, September 14th at 7:30 PM ET on ABC
Vegas Line: Clemson -27.5

Syracuse being ranked preseason was a joke according to Vegas and many computer models, and Maryland proved the computers right last week. Now, after suffering an embarrassing loss and being pushed back onto your heels you have the #1 team in the country coming into town? No shot. Give me Clemson, big.

CSD Prime Pick: Clemson 40, Syracuse 16

Northwestern State @ #4 LSU (2-0)
Saturday, September 14th at 7:30 PM ET on SEC Network
Pick: LSU

Hawai’i (2-0) @ #23 Washington (1-1)

Saturday, September 14th at 7:30 PM ET on Pac-12 Network
Vegas Line: Washington -21.5

Hawai’i has started the year 2-0 with two wins over Pac-12 foes. On the road against an excellent Washington team fired up after a shocking loss last week at about 5 AM Eastern to Cal I think that streak ends, but don’t be surprised if the Rainbow Warriors give UW a hell of a game for a few quarters.

CSD Prime Pick: Washington 42, Hawai’i 21

Florida State (1-1) @ #25 Virginia (2-0)

Saturday, September 14th at 7:30 PM ET on ACC Network
Vegas Line: Virginia -7

Perhaps the biggest game of the primetime slate comes from Charlottesville, Virginia where the ‘Hoos, perhaps favorites in the ACC Coastal, welcome a reeling Florida State team to town. FSU was lucky to beat UL-Monroe last week and with 60,000 people expected to be on hand in Scott Stadium, this is the perfect spot for Florida State to play spoiler, I just don’t think they’re good enough to be able too. Cam Akers will make some plays, but Bryce Perkins, maybe the #2 QB in the ACC, will run all over a ‘Noles defense in disarray, and the Cavaliers will essentially lock up a bowl bid just three weeks into the year.

CSD Prime Pick: Virginia 32, Florida State 24

TCU (1-0) @ Purdue (1-1)

Saturday, September 14th at 7:30 PM ET on BTN
Vegas Line: TCU -2.5

This is one of the games I’m most interested to watch Saturday, mostly because I’m still not sure what to think about either team. Purdue lost to Nevada to open the year and then controlled Vanderbilt last week, while TCU played an FCS week one and then took a bye. In a situation where I feel uncertain, I’ll stick with my priors, which are that TCU is a borderline top 25 team with a great defense and Purdue is a good but flawed bowl team. I’ll pick the Horned Frogs to win a tight one on the road, but with just a one-game sample size for TCU I wouldn’t really be shocked at any result.

CSD Prime Pick: TCU 32, Purdue 28

Southeast Missouri State @ Missouri (1-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 7:30 PM ET on SEC Network Alternate
Pick: Missouri

Texas Southern @ Louisiana (1-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN3
Pick: Louisiana

#5 Oklahoma (2-0) @ UCLA (0-2)
Saturday, September 14th at 8 PM ET on FOX
Vegas Line: Oklahoma -23.5

Oklahoma has looked dynamite to start the year, UCLA has looked dreadful and in serious risk of missing a bowl. Give me the Sooners by a wide margin.

CSD Prime Pick: Oklahoma 42, UCLA 25

#12 Texas (1-1) vs. Rice (0-2) in Houston, TX
Saturday, September 14th at 8 PM ET on CBSSN
Vegas Line: Texas -31.5

Another weird neutral site game here as Texas takes on Rice. This one shouldn’t be close, as the Longhorns get that painful loss to LSU last week out of their systems.

CSD Prime Pick: Texas 40, Rice 14

San Diego State (2-0) @ New Mexico State (0-2)
Saturday, September 14th at 8 PM ET on Flo Sports
Vegas Line: San Diego State -15.5

San Diego State beat Pac-12 foe UCLA last week, and I see them keeping that momentum rolling here against a New Mexico State team that is one of the five worst in the country.

CSD Prime Pick: San Diego State 34, New Mexico State 16

Missouri State @ Tulane (1-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 8 PM ET on ESPN3
Pick: Tulane

Northern Illinois (1-1) @ Nebraska (1-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 8 PM ET on FS1
Vegas Line: Nebraska -14

Nebraska has just flat out not looked sharp to open the year, while Northern Illinois has looked solid, especially defensively, and the Huskies proved they could hang against Utah last week, at least for a half. This one will be low scoring, and while I think Nebraska will win, I am very confident NIU keeps it within 14, and maybe even wins outright as they did in 2017 against the Cornhuskers.

CSD Prime Pick: Nebraska 28, Northern Illinois 20

☆Crazy Sports Dude Best Bet Alert☆ – Northern Illinois +14

Portland State @ #22 Boise State (2-0)
Saturday, September 14th at 10:15 PM ET on ESPN2
Pick: Boise State

Texas Tech (2-0) @ Arizona (1-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 10:30 PM ET on ESPN
Vegas Line: Texas Tech -2.5

This is an interesting one right here. Arizona NEEDS this win after the embarrassing week one loss to Hawai’i, and they’ve got the home-field advantage here against a Texas Tech team we don’t know much about. The Red Raider offense has rolled against FCS Montana State and the worst team in the FBS, UTEP, but how will they fare against actual competition? I’m not sure. Khalil Tate has had an excellent start to the year despite his defense’s struggles, and I have more faith in him than Texas Tech’s unproven quarterback play. In a game with two weak defenses, we should be in for a fun shootout to close out the night, but I’ll take the home team in a game Kevin Sumlin desperately needs to make a bowl.

CSD Prime Pick: Arizona 42, Texas Tech 38

Montana @ #15 Oregon (1-1)
Saturday, September 14th at 10:45 PM ET on Pac-12 Network
Pick: Oregon

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