College Football Week 2 Predictions

Jacob Myers. Preston Oliver, Chris Shutrump, Writers

Season Records:

Jacob (5-0)

Chris (4-1, said Northwestern over Stanford)

Preston (4-1, said Oregon over Auburn)

Cincinnati at 5. Ohio State (12:00, ABC)

    • Jacob: Ohio State 31- 16 Cincy


  • OSU will look pretty shaky towards the beginning, but pull off in the end. Just remember, Ohio State’s backup D was in at the end of the FAU game, and our starting defense looked nice. Fields will look good, but show some of his flaws.


    • Preston: Ohio State 38- 20 Cincinnati
      • The Buckeye offense will start off a little slow against a solid Bearcat defense, but will pull away early in the fourth quarter. Chase Young will continue to dominate for the Buckeyes. 
    • Chris: Ohio State 38- 20 Cincinnati


  • Luke Fickell’s Bearcats will come out firing giving Ohio State trouble early. Bucks pull away late to prolong their Playoff hopes.



Army at 7. Michigan (12:00, FOX)

    • Jacob: *ichigan 27 – Army 24


  • TTUN showed some weakness against Middle Tennessee State last week, and I think the defense will not be ready for the option-style Army offense. Michigan will throw some deep plays against the Army defense, but it’ll be a fight the whole way through.


    • Preston: Michigan 31-13 Army


  • The Wolverines started off slow last week but they will rebound in dominating fashion against the Golden Knights. Look for Michigan receiver Donovan Peoples- Jones to have a field day. 


    • Chris: Michigan 38-7 Army 


  • Michigan is coming off a disappointing start to the season after just slipping past Middle Tennessee. Shea Patterson will bounce bask in week two to prove that that team up north is for real  



  1. Syracuse at Maryland (12:00, ESPN)
    • Jacob: Syracuse 34 – 27 Maryland 


  • ‘Cuse looked good last week against Liberty, shutting them out. Maryland also put up 79 points on Howard last week. But, this week they will both be playing better competition. Andre Szymt will come up clutch as one of the best kickers in the nation, propelling Syracuse to the W. 


    • Preston: Syracuse 24-21 Maryland


  • Josh Jackson is a solid transfer Quarterback for the Terrapins. He could be one of the better players in the Big Ten this year under new coach Mike Locksley. However I’m giving the nod to Syracuse based off experience. 


    • Chris: Maryland 31- 30 Syracuse 


  • The Terps put up an explosive offensive performance with transfer quarterback Josh Jackson. Maryland will inch closer to conference play with an unblemished record. 



  1. Texas A&M at 1. Clemson (3:30, ABC)
    • Jacob: Clemson 41 – 20 A&M


  • I want this to be a good game, but the difference in talent levels will be such a difference that the Aggies will stand no match against Trevor Lawrence. I feel bad for A&M; they schedule themselves against some of the hardest teams in the country, and end up getting embarrassed most of the time. Clemson is the best team in the nation, and they will roll.


    • Preston: Clemson 44-27 Texas A&M


  • This game has potential, but I think Clemson and Trevor Lawrence in particular has more motivation to win this game. They are at home, Lawrence is coming off a shaky first game, and Texas A&M offensive lineman is calling an upset. Give me the Tigers big. 


    • Chris: Clemson 38- 24 Texas A&M 


  • All eyes will be on stud quarterback Trevor Lawrence in this primetime matchup. Lawrence will live up to the hype outplaying his opponent Kellen Mond.



  1. LSU at 9. Texas (7:30, ABC)
    • Jacob: LSU 35 – Texas 24


  • This is the best game of the week, hands down. Joe Burrow vs. Sam Ehlinger will be a great matchup, but I think the game will come down to the defenses. Big 12 defenses are not good, and Texas follows suit. Joe Burrow isn’t a flashy player, but he can put up big plays, and the Big 12 defense will give up a lot of big plays.  LSU’s defense will hold strong and take the win.


    • Preston: Texas 31-21 LSU


  • The atmosphere at Darrell K. Royal- Texas Memorial Stadium will be unreal, and Texas wants to prove they are finally a legitimate playoff contender. Sam Ehlinger will be the difference scoring touchdowns through the air and on the ground. 


    • Chris: Texas 34- 28 LSU (OT)


  • The most entertaining game of the week will take place in Austin, Texas. This will be a game that can swing either way, but a late rushing touchdown by Sam Ehlinger will be the dagger to LSU.


  1. Stanford at USC (10:30, ESPN)
    • Jacob: Stanford 17 – USC 13


  • To be honest, Stanford looked like trash last week. USC lost their QB1 last week. Picking between these teams is asking who can make more drives on the other side of the field. I feel like Stanford will only because they have a semi-experienced QB and coach, in comparison to USC. Another slow-paced, low-scoring game resulting in a Stanford win.


    • Preston: Stanford 20-10 USC


  • I won’t even watch this game. It will be a snooze fest. USC is playing their backup quarterback, and he will struggle against a solid Stanford defense. 


    • Chris: Stanford 24-10 USC


  • USC will struggle to put points on the board after star quarterback JT Daniels went down for the season last week with a knee injury. Stanford rolls.