Will Week 3 produce one of college football’s noteworthy early-season upsets?
Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma and Ohio State all go on the road as double-digit favorites this weekend, hoping to avoid an unexpected trip-up inside the Top 5. For the Crimson Tide, they’ll return to the site of their last loss vs. a team from the SEC East, Williams Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina.
Nick Saban said this week he remembers the “lining being kicked out of his team’s britches” that sweltering afternoon, but reminded all this week these players were in the sixth grade that weekend in 2010.
Remember — these selections are for entertainment purposes only and if you’re looking to get rich off of these predictions, you may want to look elsewhere. I took one on the chin last week an impressive start and in early September, my straight up record is embarrassing (who picks FAU to upset UCF as a double-digit underdog?).
Football is about improving week to week and that’s my plan in Week 3. One thing I’ve noticed early on is that it’s extremely hard to predict winners and losers in games you wouldn’t normally play. In betting, you take a side you feel strongly about, picking and choosing your battles.
But not here!
Where we stand after Week 2: Brad Crawford — Straight up: 13-7; Against the spread: 11-9; Chris Hummer — Straight up: 15-5; ATS: 10-10
Onto this week’s picks for Week 3’s biggest games …