Predicting Every Single FBS College Football Game: Week 1

Welcome to a new weekly feature on Men of the Scarlet and Gray! You probably looked at the title and thought “He isn’t picking every game. There’s no way.” Well you’re wrong. I will be picking every single FBS college football game in 2014, from the Sun Belt to the SEC and every conference in-between. This isn’t the first time I’ve done this either, although it’s the first time I’ll be making my predictions public. I took a break from this last year, but the previous four seasons I had picked every single game. It looks insane, but I’m not claiming to be a professional. Anyway let’s get to my predictions for week one. This is actually one of the easiest weeks to pick because there are several top schools playing “cupcakes,” although major upsets can happen. Remember when Appalachian State beat Michigan in The Big House? What a great moment!

Wednesday Aug. 27
Abilene Christian @ Georgia State – Pick: Georgia State

Thursday Aug. 28
#21 Texas A&M @ #9 South Carolina – Pick: South Carolina
Wake Forest @ Louisiana-Monroe – Pick: ULM (Upset)
Eastern Illinois @ Minnesota – Pick: Minnesota
Howard @ Akron – Pick: Akron
Presbyterian @ Northern Illinois – Pick: Northern Illinois
Chattanooga @ Central Michigan – Pick: Central Michigan
Idaho State @ Utah – Pick: Utah
Boise State v. #18 Ole Miss (Game in Atlanta) – Pick: Boise State (Upset)
Tulane @ Tulsa – Pick: Tulsa
Cal Poly @ New Mexico State – Pick: New Mexico State
Temple @ Vanderbilt – Pick: Vanderbilt
Rutgers v. Washington State (Game in Seattle) – Pick: Washington State
North Dakota @ San Jose State – Pick: San Jose State
Weber State @ #19 Arizona State – Pick: Arizona State

Friday Aug. 29
BYU @ Connecticut – Pick: BYU
Jacksonville State @ #8 Michigan State – Pick: Michigan State
Villanova @ Syracuse – Pick: Syracuse
Bowling Green @ Western Kentucky – Pick: Bowling Green
Texas-San Antonio @ Houston – Pick: Houston
Colorado State v. Colorado (Game at Denver) – Pick: Colorado
UNLV @ Arizona – Pick: Arizona

Saturday Aug. 30
#5 Ohio State v. Navy (Game at Baltimore) – Pick: Ohio State
Penn State v. UCF (Game at Ireland) – Pick: UCF
#7 UCLA @ Virginia – Pick: UCLA
Delaware @ Pittsburgh – Pick: Pittsburgh
North Dakota State @ Iowa State – Pick: Iowa State
Youngstown State @ Illinois – Pick: Illinois
Northern Iowa @ Iowa – Pick: Iowa
Appalachian State @ Michigan – Pick: Michigan (Maybe)
Western Michigan @ Purdue – Pick: Purdue
Troy @ Alabama-Birmingham – Pick: Troy
Tennessee-Martin @ Kentucky – Pick: Kentucky
Indiana State @ Indiana – Pick: Indiana
Wofford @ Georgia Tech – Pick: Georgia Tech
Georgia Southern @ North Carolina State – Pick: NC State
Colgate @ Ball State – Pick: Ball State
Nicholls State @ Air Force – Pick: Air Force
Boston College @ Massachusetts – Pick: BC
Southern Utah @ Nevada – Pick: Nevada
West Virginia v. Alabama (Game at Atlanta) – Pick: Alabama
Rice @ #17 Notre Dame – Pick: Notre Dame
Florida Atlantic @ #22 Nebraska – Pick: Nebraska
South Dakota State @ #24 Missouri – Pick: Missouri
James Madison @ Maryland – Pick: Maryland
California @ Northwestern – Pick: Cal
Marshall @ Miami (OH) – Pick: Marshall
Hampton @ Old Dominion – Pick: Old Dominion
Duquesne @ Buffalo – Pick: Buffalo
Arkansas @ #6 Auburn – Pick: Auburn
UC Davis @ #11 Stanford – Pick: Stanford
William & Mary @ Virginia Tech – Pick: Virginia Tech
Montana @ Wyoming – Pick: Wyoming
Portland State @ Oregon State – Pick: Oregon State
#16 Clemson @ #12 Georgia – Pick: Georgia
Liberty @ #23 North Carolina – Pick: UNC
Elon @ Duke – Pick: Duke
Morgan State @ Eastern Michigan – Pick: EMU
Ohio @ Kent State – Pick: Kent State
Louisiana Tech @ #4 Oklahoma – Pick: Oklahoma
Austin Peay @ Memphis – Pick: Memphis
Western Carolina @ South Florida – Pick: USF
Samford @ TCU – Pick: TCU
Central Arkansas @ Texas Tech – Pick: Texas Tech
Bethune-Cookman @ Florida International – Pick: Bethune-Cookman
Savannah State @ Middle Tennessee – Pick: Middle Tennessee
New Hampshire @ Toledo – Pick: Toledo
Northern Arizona @ San Diego State – Pick: San Diego State
Idaho @ Florida – Pick: Florida
Montana State @ Arkansas State – Pick: Arkansas State
Southern University @ Louisiana-Lafayette – Pick: ULL
Arkansas-Pine Bluff @ Texas State – Pick: Texas State
Stephen F. Austin @ #20 Kansas State – Pick: KSU
Fresno State @ #15 USC – Pick: USC
Southern Miss @ Mississippi State – Pick: Mississippi State
#1 Florida State v. Oklahoma State (Game at Arlington) – Pick: FSU
NC Central @ East Carolina – Pick: ECU
North Texas @ Texas – Pick: Texas
UTEP @ New Mexico – Pick: New Mexico
#14 Wisconsin v. #13 LSU (Game at Houston) – Pick: Wisconsin
South Dakota @ #3 Oregon – Pick: Oregon
#25 Washington @ Hawaii – Pick: Washington

Sunday Aug. 31
Utah State @ Tennessee – Pick: Tennessee
SMU @ #10 Baylor – Pick: Baylor

Monday Sept. 1
Miami (FL) @ Louisville – Pick: Louisville

That’s all the games for week one. I’ll let you know how I did with my predictions on next week’s post. Let me know in the comments what you think of my picks and feel free to ask me why I picked the way I did.

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