College football Week 2 predictions for big games – 247Sports

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It’s only the second full weekend of college football, but this is already Separation Saturday in the pick ’em department between myself and fellow 247Sports national analyst Chris Hummer.
After jumping out to a two-game lead against the spread in Week 1, it looks like Chris and I have predicted several games different on Saturday, one that includes a Top 10 showdown and other potential matchups that could shake-up next week’s AP rankings.
The game that tripped both of us on Saturday was North Carolina’s win over South Carolina in Charlotte, snapping the Gamecocks’ near two-decade streak over teams from the Tar Heel State. This was supposed to be one of South Carolina’s more favorable matchups on the nation’s toughest schedule, but a loss put Will Muschamp in a bad light and the Gamecocks that much further from reaching bowl eligibility this fall with games against Alabama, Georgia and Clemson upcoming.
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. But so far, we’re in the money!
Where we stand after Week 1: Brad Crawford — Straight up: 9-2; Against the spread: 7-4; Chris Hummer — Straight up: 8-3; ATS: 5-6
Onto this week’s picks for Week 2’s biggest games … (Photo: Shotgun Spratling | USCfootball.com, 247Sports)Hummer: Give me the points here with Stanford. Both the Trojans and Cardinal have quarterback questions entering the week. USC will start a true freshman, while Stanford awaits news on if KJ Costello (head injury) will be available. Either way, I like Stanford backup Davis Mills (a former five-star) to do just fine in Costello’s absence. … Stanford 28, USC 24.
Crawford: Yeah, I don’t like the scenario here for the Trojans, who lost their quarterback for the season in the win over Fresno State. It’s unfortunate for Clay Helton, who needs a turnaround season to keep his job. Stanford was dominant defensively last week and will be again. … Stanford 26, USC 23. (Photo: © Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY Sports)Hummer: UCF’s been great against the spread of late. The Knights have covered in nine of their last 11 games, and I like them to do so again. The Knights looked fantastic last week against Florida A&M. And while I do think Brandon Wimbush’s limitations as a passer hurt UCF, this is the same FAU team that allowed nearly six yards a carry last season. … UCF 38,

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