The start of College Football season happens to coincide with the more active portion of the Atlantic Hurricane season.
Obviously, College Football is not our first concern when Hurricane's like Florence are off the coast threatening lives and property, but the College Football schedule often has to be altered in these circumstances. Last season, it was Hurricane Irma that altered the schedule. In 2016, Hurricane Matthew did the same.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by Florence's wrath.
We were 6-0 last in the Pick Six week, bringing our overall record to a respectable 8-4.
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MTSU @ No. 3 Georgia, ESPN News, Saturday 11:00 - Originally scheduled for a 6:15 CT kickoff on ESPN 2, the threat of Florence turning toward the state of Georgia necessitated this one kickoff much earlier. The altered start time shouldn't affect the outcome. The 'Dawgs opened as a 32-point favorite and the line has increased to 33.5. Georgia 48-7
UTEP @ Tennessee, SEC Network, Saturday 11:00 - The Vols rebounded from their opening week loss to West Virginia in fine fashion last week. ETSU was clearly outmanned. This week probably won't be as bad of a whipping, but it'll be close to it. Vols 45-17
Vandy @ No. 8 Notre Dame, NBC, Saturday 1:30 - We circled this one as a fun one to watch in our preseason Games to Watch piece. Vanderbilt's offense has played very well in the 'Dores two wins to start the season. Playing at Notre Dame is a far tougher task than hosting MTSU and Nevada, however. Vandy will keep it close in the first half, but Notre Dame will pull away late. Irish 35-18
No. 12 LSU @ No. 7 Auburn, CBS, Saturday 2:30 - This is easily the SEC Game of the Week. I personally didn't expect much from LSU this season, until the Tigers destroyed Miami in week one. Auburn's Tigers are a 10-point home favorite in this one. It's usually safer to go with the higher ranked SEC team at home. Auburn 30-21
No. 1 Alabama @ Ole Miss, ESPN, Saturday 6:00 - Here some trivia for you. Since Nick Saban became the Alabama head coach in 2007, only two teams have beaten the Tide two seasons in a row. Who are they? LSU ('10-11) and Ole Miss ('14-15). Last season, Alabama beat the Rebels 66-3. Last week, Ole Miss gave up 41 points to Southern Illinois. Good thing the Rebs scored 76. They'll allow more and score much less this week. Tide 52-21
No. 4 Ohio State vs. No. 15 TCU in Dallas, ESPN, Saturday 7:00 - The national Game of the Week is a neutral site game in TCU's backyard. This will be the final game of Buckeye Head Coach Urban Meyer's three-game suspension. Although he won't be there, Ohio State just has too much talent to lose this game, even if it's close to home for TCU. Buckeyes 37-20