Predictions for all FBS games in week two

2019.Texas.Ehringer
Last week, Sam Ehringer of Texas was 28-of-48 passing with four touchdowns and no interceptions against Louisiana Tech.

Seventy-four games are on tap for FBS teams this week and the headliner is a doozy.  Third-ranked LSU travels to Austin, Texas to play the sixth-ranked Longhorns and, while LSU is ranked higher, Texas is listed as a one-point favorite to beat the Tigers in large part because of the play of Longhorn quarterback Sam Ehringer.

Last week, Savvy was 74-9 in predicting games (89%).

Alabama should remain number one after an easy win over New Mexico State and Oklahoma should put away South Dakota despite the Sooner defense being curiously overrun last week by Houston.

Clemson (#5) is favored over Texas A&M but I think the Tigers’ predicted advantage of three points will be more like three possessions.

Both USC’s lost their starting quarterbacks on the same day but South Carolina should have no problem with Charlotte while the Trojans have dropped from a one-point favorite to a three-point underdog against Stanford.

Savvy’s choice of Colorado over Nebraska is a surprise but trends established by those teams support a good showing by the Buffs even if not an 11-point spread.

Predictions for all 74 games . . .

  Savvy Index 2019        
  predictions week 2
 
 
   
  Last week:     74-9       89% Sept 7 2019  
rank
teams
wins
losses
prediction
notes
  California 1 0 28  
14 Washington 1 0 32  
           
23 Stanford 1 0 24  
  USC 1 0 21  
           
  Nevada 1 0 21 Nevada is good but not
18 Oregon 0 1 38 enough to beat vengeful Ducks.
           
  San Diego St. 1 0 17  
  UCLA 0 1 14  
           
fcs N Colorado 0 1 7  
21 Washington St. 1 0 54  
           
fcs N Arizona 0 1 17  
  Arizona 0 1 42  
           
  N Illinois 1 0 20  
15 Utah 1 0 27  
           
fcs Sacramento St. 1 0 7 After 2 patsies, ASU will
  Arizona St. 1 0 52 be tested next week.
           
  Colorado 1 0 45 Savvy Index.
  Nebraska 1 0 34 Surprising upset pick by
           
  Oregon St. 0 1 40  
  Hawai’i 1 0 41  
           
  Marshall 1 0 32 I think Savvy should
19 Boise St. 1 0 35 have a greater margin.
           
fcs W Illinois 0 1 17 Despite the margin, this
  Colorado St. 0 1 41 is high-risk for CSU.
           
  Minnesota 1 0 28  
  Fresno St. 0 1 29  
           
  Arkansas St. 0 1 35  
  UNLV 1 0 36  
           
fcs Stony Brook 0 1 17  
  Utah St. 0 1 43  
           
  Tulsa 0 1 23 The biggest upset that
  San Jose St. 1 0 24 no one will notice.
           
fcs S Dakota 0 1 17  
2 Oklahoma 1 0 52  
           
fcs McNeese St. 1 0 21 Bad defense might keep
  Oklahoma St. 1 0 54 OSU from a bowl game.
           
  UTSA 1 0 28 I think Brewer will put
  Baylor 1 0 33 Bayler over 40 points.
           
  Wake Forest 1 0 28  
  Rice 0 1 20  
           
  Bowling Green 1 0 24 Bet this is a bigger margin.
  Kansas St. 1 0 34  
           
3 LSU 1 0 30 Not really an upset b/c
8 Texas 1 0 31 Texas is outstanding.
           
  Wyoming 1 0 33  
  Texas St. 0 1 24  
           
  UTEP 1 0 31 I had to do a double-take
  Texas Tech 1 0 36 & double-check this prediction.
           
fcs Prairie Vw A&M 1 0 7  
  Houston 0 1 51  
           
  N Texas 1 0 39 N Texas qb Mason Fine
  SMU 1 0 31 is a great “watch”.
           
  Coastal Car 0 1 26 Kansas actually does have
  Kansas 1 0 27 a competitive roster.
           
  C Michigan 1 0 28  
  Wisconsin 1 0 37  
           
  Cincinnati 1 0 27 UC’s Desmond Ritter is
11 Ohio St. 1 0 31 on our Heisman watch.
           
  W Michigan 1 0 28 Savvy is staying
16 Michigan St. 1 0 33 conservative on this one.
           
  Rutgers 1 0 28 Some encouraging trends
13 Iowa 1 0 38 showing up for Rutgers.
           
  Army 1 0 21  
7 Michigan 1 0 27  
           
25 W Virginia 1 0 27 Tigers determined to make up
  Missouri 0 1 28 for an awful loss last week.
           
  Vanderbilt 0 1 23  
  Purdue 0 1 24  
           
fcs E Illinois 0 1 3  
  Indiana 1 0 46  
           
  UAB 1 0 22  
  Akron 0 1 17  
           
fcs Fordham 0 1 7  
  Ball St. 0 1 54  
           
fcs Kennesaw St. 1 0 17 I disagree with Savvy.
  Kent St. 0 1 30 Kennesaw will win this.
           
fcs Tenn Tech 1 0 10 Can Tenn Tech make it two
  Miami Oh 0 1 35 big upsets in a row?
           
  Texas A&M 1 0 28 I personally see this as
5 Clemson 1 0 31 a three-ossession Clemson win.
           
  New Mexico St. 0 1 17  
1 Alabama 1 0 38  
           
fcs Murray St. 1 0 6  
4 Georgia 1 0 51  
           
  Tulane 1 0 28 Two impressive upset
12 Auburn 1 0 35 winners last week.
           
24 UCF 1 0 34  
  Florida Atl. 0 1 28  
           
  Buffalo 1 0 24  
10 Penn St. 1 0 39  
           
  Miami Fl 0 1 28 Mack is back in town
  N Carolina 1 0 20 but now so are the Hurricanes.
           
  Old Dominion 1 0 30 A LOT of concern in
  Va Tech 0 1 40 Blacksburg these days.
           
  S Miss 1 0 27  
  Mississippi St. 1 0 30  
           
fcs W Carolina 0 1 7  
14 N Carolina St. 1 0 45  
           
fcs Charleston S. 0 1 3 Both USC’s lost their qbs
  S Carolina 0 1 46 on the same day.
           
fcs E Kentucky 1 0 14  
  Louisville 0 1 41  
           
  LA Monroe 1 0 27 If Taggart loses this one,
  Florida St. 0 1 34 tomahawks will be flying.
           
  Arkansas 1 0 23  
  Mississippi 0 1 24  
           
fcs Rhode Island 0 1 13 Savvy sees this as a
  Boston Col 1 0 44 rock-solid prediction.
           
  USF 0 1 31 USF looked as bad as we
  Georgia Tech 0 1 28 thought they would.
           
  Ohio 1 0 27  
  Pittsburgh 0 1 28  
           
fcs Southern Univ. 0 1 10  
  Memphis 0 0 49  
           
  E Michigan 1 0 27  
20 Kentucky 1 0 34  
           
fcs N Carolina A&T 1 0 17 A&T is an FCS title
  Duke 0 1 37 contender.
           
fcs Tenn-Martin 1 0 3  
9 Florida 1 0 53  
           
22 Syracuse 1 0 30 Negative trends for
  Maryland 1 0 24 Syracuse.
           
  BYU 0 1 27  
  Tennessee 0 1 31  
           
fcs Grambling St. 0 1 10 J’Mar Smith will have a
  LA Tech 0 1 50 career day for LA Tech.
           
fcs William & Mary 1 0 6  
  Virginia 1 0 42  
           
  Charlotte 1 0 28  
  App State 1 0 36  
           
  W Kentucky 0 1 28  
  Florida Intl. 0 1 34  
           
  Liberty 0 1 28  
  LA Lafayette 0 1 27  
           
fcs Maine 1 0 17 Maine is strong in FCS.
  Georgia So. 0 1 36 GaSo looked awful last week.
           
fcs Jacksonville St. 0 1 17 JSU looked awful last week.
  S Alabama 0 1 27 S. Alabama looked much improved.
           
fcs Tennessee St. 1 0 3  
  Middle Tenn 0 1 42  
           
fcs S Illinois 0 1 14  
  Massachusetts 0 1 47  
           
  Illinois 1 0 27  
  Connecticut 1 0 24  
           
fcs Gardner-Webb 0 1 7  
  E Carolina 0 1 51  
           
fcs Furman 1 0 17 FBS is still talkiing about
  Georgia St. 1 0 39 Ga State’s upset of Tenn.

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