Despite missing the first two weeks of the season, Yellow Jacked Up presents it’s new weekly top 10 matchup predictions.
Colorado State at #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (-29.5) :
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The Crimson Tide will roll on once again in week three against a Colorado State team that is progressing but will struggle mightily with Nick Saban and the Tide in Tuscaloosa.
Prediction: Alabama 49 – Colorado State 13
Tulane at #2 Oklahoma (-35):
The Sooners came away with a huge win last week against the Ohio State Buckeyes. This week they jumped up to the number two ranking and have an easy matchup set with Tulane on Saturday night.
Prediction: Oklahoma 56 – Tulane 20
#3 Clemson (-3) at #14 Louisville:
If last year’s matchup was any indication of how this game will be tomorrow night, it’s going to be a thriller. The Tigers are coming off a big victory against Auburn, a game that their defense flat out dominated. Louisville will be a tougher test with defending Heisman trophy winner Lamar Jackson leading the Cardinals on Saturday night on national television.
Prediction: Clemson 34 – Louisville 27
Texas at #4 USC (-14):
It’s a rematch of one of the greatest college games ever played but it won’t be much of a game come Saturday night. Expect a huge game out of Sam Darnold as USC goes for their 12th straight win. USC wins well over
Prediction: USC 45 – Texas 13
Georgia State at #5 Penn State (-39):
In all honesty, this is one of those games that the line is huge but still seems too small. So far this season, Penn State has allowed just one touchdown on defense and they have the longest 30+ point game scoring streak. On Saturday, it could end up being uglier than Penn State’s 52-0 win over Akron in week one.
Prediction: Penn State 59 – Georgia State 6
Fresno State at #6 Washington (-34 1/2):
Like the Georgia State and Penn State game this is one of those games that should have a bigger line. Fresno State is a respectable program and better than Georgia State but Washington has been one of the best teams in the country for well over a year now. Once their offense starts heating up the Huskies will be a hard team to hang around with.
Prediction: Washington 50 – Fresno State 13
Air Force at #7 Michigan (-24):
Michigan is a hard team to gauge through the first two weeks of the season. They looked strong in week one against an albeit depleted Florida team but their week two performance against Cincinnati left more to be desired. It’s hard to say where the Wolverines are but a decisive win against Air Force on Saturday will help.
Prediction: Michigan 41 – Air Force 17
Army at #8 Ohio State (-30)
The Buckeyes will be angry coming off their loss to Oklahoma last weekend so expect this to be a blowout when all said and done. Army’s triple-option may keep the Buckeyes on their heels for a little but can the Buckeyes offense get in-sync on Saturday?
Prediction: Ohio State 48 – Army 14
#9 Oklahoma State (-12 1/2) at Pittsburgh
The line on this game is questionable, to say the least. The Oklahoma State offense is easily one of the best offenses in the entire country and while they’re going up against an improved Pittsburgh defense, the Panthers defense will still struggle against Mason Rudolph and the Cowboys. The Panthers offense isn’t nearly as dangerous as last season either.
Prediction: Oklahoma State 48 – Pittsburgh 20
#10 Wisconsin (-14) at Bringham Young
This one is an interesting matchup to say at least. The Badgers have a strong defense and their offense will run you into the ground and put up 30+ points in the process. The Cougars like Wisconin have a pretty strong defense but their offense has struggled mightily. This could either be real close or a blowout.
Prediction: Wisconsin 27 – Bringham Young 3