CFB Week 2 Picks

PUBLISHED: Thursday, September 8th, 2022
LAST UPDATE: 11:32 am, Thu, September 8, 2022

CFB Week 2 Picks
The first week of the college football season wasn’t profitable to me as I went just 2-3 ATS. Let’s see what Week 2 has in store now and look for some major winners with Week 2 College Football Picks.

The first week of the college football season wasn’t profitable to me as I went just 2-3 ATS. Virginia Tech lost outright to Old Dominion after turning the ball over five times, and both Miami (OH) and Rice were easily handled by superior opponents. TCU and Arkansas looked strong in their games though, keeping it from being too bad of a Week 1. Let’s see what Week 2 has in store now.


CFB Week 2 Selections

New Mexico +17 vs. Boise State

This isn’t your father’s Boise State. The Broncos were a powerhouse under Dan Hawkins and Chris Petersen, but things started to go awry in Bryan Harsin’s last season. Former linebacker Andy Avalos was hired to replace Harsin after he left for Auburn, and Boise State posted its worst record in almost a quarter-century, going 7-5.

Any hope of a quick turnaround seemed to disappear after last week’s shellacking at the hands of Oregon State. Boise State was a short road dog, but the Broncos were down 24-0 at halftime and the Beavers cruised to a 34-17 victory. Although New Mexico is a significant step down from Oregon State, this game is in Albuquerque, and the Lobos looked solid in a win over FCS Maine last week. Boise State’s offense seems to be a mess once again, so this is too many points for the Broncos to lay.

Under 64.5 in North Carolina vs. Georgia State

You might think this is a silly bet since North Carolina and Appalachian State both scored 60+ in an unexpected shootout last week, but there’s a reason this line has already steamed down from where it opened at 69. Georgia State has a pretty stout defense that held its own against South Carolina, and the Panthers are very one-dimensional on offense.

Darren Grainger was ineffective as a passer for Georgia State last week, completing just 7 of 29 passes for 111 yards with a touchdown and an interception. The Panthers have the defense to keep this close and held the Gamecocks to just 306 total yards last week, so don’t be surprised if this game is in the 50s.

Kentucky +6 at Florida

Both of these teams are overrated at this point of the season. Florida should not have gone from unranked to No. 12 in the AP Poll after a narrow home win over Utah, and Will Levis is probably not a first-round quarterback, much less the No. 1 overall pick.

The Wildcats didn’t show much in last week’s win over Miami (Ohio), while the Gators went deep into the playbook to beat Utah. Anthony Richardson flashed a lot of potential, but he also showed that he still has a lot of work to do as a passer. That makes Kentucky +6 a play in The Swamp on Saturday.

Vanderbilt +11.5 vs. Wake Forest

This line has moved too much upon the news that Sam Hartman will return to action for Wake Forest. Originally, Vanderbilt was a six-point home underdog in this game, but the Demon Deacons announced that Hartman has been cleared to play on Monday. Hartman led Wake Forest to an ACC Atlantic title last season, yet you have to wonder how careful the team will be with him after he was diagnosed with Paget-Schroetter syndrome.

Additionally, Vanderbilt has performed relatively well on the field this season. The Commodores are out to a 2-0 start, and dual-threat quarterback Mike Weight has been pretty impressive with 10 total touchdowns. They should not be a double-digit home underdog.

UTSA -2.5 at Army

The Army Black Knights were unable to knock off the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers last week, and they are now a home underdog against the UTSA Roadrunners on Saturday. UTSA is also 0-1, but the Roadrunners took the No. 24 Houston Cougars to triple overtime in Week 1 and should have won that game. UTSA was leading 21-7 entering the fourth quarter before relenting.

Frank Harris is a real difference maker in this offense, and he was responsible for 400 yards against a solid Houston defense. Harris will be able to have success against Army, leading the Roadrunners to their first win.

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