NCAA Football Odds: Week 2, Saturday College Football Picks

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College football betting action is here again! Here at Cappers Info, we’re making our running tally of NCAA football picks this year, continuing with action on Saturday, September 10th, the first Saturday of the CFB season!

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Week 2 College Football Matchup: San Diego State Aztecs @ Army Black Knights
Date: Saturday, September 10th, 12:00 ET
Location: Michie Stadium, West Point, NY
College Football Lines: San Diego State -9.5
Over/Under 54.5
Week 2 College Football TV Schedule: CBC

The Aztecs really could be the team this year in the Mountain West to watch that no one is talking about. QB Ryan Lindley is leading a veteran offense this year, and there is no doubt that it will be able to put points on the board in bunches against the Black Knights. There is definitely some concern about going all the way across the country for this one, especially playing at 12:00 ET, but we have no doubt that as long as it is on its game, San Diego State should be posting a double digit victory.
Week 2 NCAA Football Pick: San Diego State -9.5

Week 2 College Football Matchup: Toledo Rockets @ Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Saturday, September 10th, 12:00 ET
Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
College Football Lines: Ohio State -18
Over/Under 50.5
Week 2 College Football TV Schedule: Big Ten Network

We have a whole heck of a lot more confidence right now in the Buckeyes than most do, and we are convinced that this is the week that they really blow a team that could be decent out of the water. Sure, crushing the Akron Zips last week really didn’t do much for anyone, but we just don’t see the Rockets getting anything going offensively in this one. 27-7 is more than good enough for us, and though we don’t think that this game is going to be a work of art by any stretch of the imagination, we do think that it’ll be long over before the fourth quarter ever gets started.

Week 2 NCAA Football Pick: Ohio State -18

Week 2 College Football Matchup: UTEP [email protected] SMU Mustangs
Date: Saturday, September 10th, 7:00 ET
Location: Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, TX
College Football Lines: SMU -18.5
Over/Under 54.5
Week 2 College Football TV Schedule: FSN

We absolutely hate the fact that Head Coach June Jones is going to use both of his quarterbacks this week against the Miners, but we trust that he knows what he is doing. UTEP’s offense had to really come to play against the lowly Stony Brook Seawolves last week, something that no one really anticipated. Historically, this is a fairly high scoring series, though last year’s 28-14 dud was certainly not what we were expecting. Both of these teams move at any awfully quick pace, and we are sure that that is going to translate into at least 60 points come Saturday night.

Week 2 NCAA Football Pick: UTEP/SMU Over 54.5

Week 2 College Football Matchup: Virginia Tech Hokies @ East Carolina Pirates
Date: Saturday, September 10th, 3:30 ET
Location: Dowdy Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC
College Football Lines: Virginia Tech -17.5
Over/Under 63.5
Week 2 College Football TV Schedule: FSN

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! The ‘over’ train for the Pirates this year is clearly going to be rolling, especially with QB Dominique Davis chucking the pill all over the field. There were definitely some concerns about the Virginia Tech offense this year, but those problems were put to rest with a 66-13 romp over the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Lane Stadium last week. Last year, these two teams played to a whopping 76 points. We don’t need quite that many this time around, but the possibility is there that ECU’s defense is worse now than it was before, and that’s scary for the oddsmakers.

Week 2 NCAA Football Pick: Virginia Tech/East Carolina Over 63.5

Week 2 College Football Matchup: Nevada Wolf Pack @ Oregon Ducks
Date: Saturday, September 10th, 3:30 ET
Location: Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR
College Football Lines: Oregon -26.5
Over/Under 63.5
Week 2 College Football TV Schedule: FX

The natural choice in this one seems to be Oregon and the ‘over’, but we are headed in a completely different direction. Head Coach Chris Ault isn’t a dumb man. He has had the entire offseason to prepare for this Oregon offense, which is likely not going to have backup RB Kenjon Barner in it this week after getting injured against the LSU Tigers in Dallas a week ago. Sure, the U of O is angry, and sure, this isn’t nearly the same Nevada team that went 13-1 last year and won the WAC. However, this is just so much of an overcompensation by the oddsmakers that it isn’t even funny. Don’t be surprised if the Wolf Pack keep this one at least remotely close for awhile with its defense and by uncharacteristically slowing the game down with its virtually entirely new offense.

Week 2 NCAA Football Pick: Nevada +26.5/Under 63.5

Week 2 College Football Matchup: UAB Blazers @ Florida Gators
Date: Saturday, September 10th, 7:00 ET
Location: Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL
College Football Lines: Florida -23
Over/Under 53.5
Week 2 College Football TV Schedule: FSN

The Gators might be a heck of a lot better this year than we anticipated. Head Coach Will Muschamp and Offensive Coordinator Charlie Weis definitely had this team do everything right against the Florida Atlantic Owls last week, and we don’t anticipate seeing anything but exactly the same this week against a terrible UAB side. The Conference USA reps might score… emphasis on the word, “Might,” but we know that they aren’t slowing down this Florida offense with QB John Brantley running the show. The Gators aren’t ready to be dropping 50 every week quite yet on lousy opponents, but we should only need to see them get into the mid-30s to win this game.

Week 2 NCAA Football Pick: Florida -23

Week 2 College Football Matchup: Boston College Eagles @ UCF Knights
Date: Saturday, September 10th, 8:00 ET
Location: Bright House Networks Stadium, Orlando, FL
College Football Lines: UCF -7.5
Over/Under 44.5
Week 2 College Football TV Schedule: CBC

Few realize just how good the Knights are this year, and even fewer realize just how important this game is to the community for UCF and in the Orlando area. Bright House Networks Stadium is going to be packed to the gills in what might be the second most important game that has ever been played here (short of the opener against the Texas Longhorns). UCF plays stout defense and has enough offense to really make life a living hell on the Eagles, especially after they struggled against the run against a team that really isn’t great at running the rock like the Northwestern Wildcats. Don’t be surprised if this one turns into a romp very, very early, as the black and gold have had this one circled on their calendar for quite some time.

Week 2 NCAA Football Pick: UCF -7.5

Week 2 College Football Matchup: Memphis Tigers @ Arkansas State Red Wolves
Date: Saturday, September 10th, 7:00 ET
Location: ASU Stadium, Jonesboro, AR
College Football Lines: Arkansas State -17
Over/Under 54.5
Week 2 College Football TV Schedule: Local

The Tigers are just terrible this year, and they proved it last week when they were absolutely blown out on their home turf against the Mississippi State Bulldogs. You have to go back quite a long way to find this team’s last win, and it certainly isn’t coming this week. Arkansas State has lost four in a row dating back to last year, but this is a game that it should win going away. QB Ryan Aplin will throw for at least 300 yards, and the Red Wolves will end up with at least 450 yards of offense, if not more. It’ll be 14-0 Arky State early, and don’t be surprised if this one ends up being one of these ugly 51-13 type of games.

Week 2 NCAA Football Pick: Arkansas State -17

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Cappersinfo.com Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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