After the first week of College Football, it’s time for overreaction Monday. This is what we do, and we are not stopping anything soon.
— SI College Football (@si_ncaafb) September 4, 2017
Alabama is unbeatable. Florida State’s season is over. Texas still is a joke. And USC’ Sam Darnold is far from NFL draft ready. Now let’s apply what we learned in the first week of college football action to week 2.
College Football Week 2 Betting Cheat Sheet:
Florida Atlantic at No. 9 Wisconsin (-31.5) | Saturday, September 9 at 12:00 PM ET
HC Lane Kiffin will blame the lightning delays for Florida Atlantic’s loss to Navy in week one. This week against Wisconsin, it will get uglier and lightning won’t strike twice.
Cincinnati at No.11 Michigan (-33.5) | Saturday, September 9 at 12:00 PM ET
Michigan’s win over Florida was a clear message Jim Harbaugh is not taking this year to rebuild after losing a lot of talent to the NFL draft. They want a spot in the College Football Playoffs.
No. 16 Louisville (-8) at North Carolina | Saturday, September 9 at 12:00 PM ET
It wasn’t a dream start for the defending Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson. He threw for 378 yards and two touchdowns while rushing 21 times for 107 yards in week one against Purdue. It is still early. Jackson will heat up against North Carolina.
Pittsburgh at No. 6 Penn State (-19) | Saturday, September 9 at 3:30 PM ET
The Nittany Lions have now scored 35-plus points in eight straight games. That is the longest active streak among Power 5 teams.
Fresno State at No. 1 Alabama (-43) | Saturday, September 9 at 3:30 PM ET
The Crimson Tide showed why they are the top-ranked team in the nation by beating 3rd-ranked FSU without breaking a sweat.
Louisiana Moore at No. 3 Florida State (-31) | Saturday, September 9 at 7:00 PM ET
Seminoles quarterback Deondre Francois is out for the season with a patella tendon injury. True freshman James Blackman will take over. FSU’s College Playoff dreams are all but over.
No. 13 Auburn at No. 5 Clemson (-6.5) | Saturday, September 9 at 7:00 PM ET
Clemson QB Kelly Bryant showed that he is Deshaun Watson’s heir. In his debut, Bryant put up 236 passing yards, 77 rushing yards and a touchdown in Clemson’s win over Kent State. We still don’t know who Auburn is. What I can tell you is the Tigers are winning this game. That’s for sure.
No. 7 Oklahoma at No. 2 Ohio State (-7.5) | Saturday, September 9 at 7:30 PM ET
Ohio State didn’t show me anything in week one that makes me think they deserve their 2nd place ranking. If anything, I can see the Sooners winning this one outright.
No. 14 Stanford at No. 4 USC (-7) | 8:30 PM ET
Stanford has had two weeks to prepare for this game after their tremendous showing in Australia. Yes, USC, took care of Western Michigan in the end, but it was far from a perfect start.