College Football Picks Week 2 NCAA Predictions Previews Odds From Mitch on Tonys Picks TV 9-2-2014

September 2, 2014

Mitch from Sports Chat Place guests on the Tonys Picks TV Show and offers his picks, predictions, previews and odds from all of the top games from college football in Week 2.

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Thursday September 4th

8PM ET–Arizona at Texas San Antonio (FOX Sports 1)
Arizona favored by -7 points with a total of 54 points.
Freshman quarterback Anu Solomon led the Wildcat offense to over 700 yards in a blowout home win against UNLV. The freshman makes his first start on the road.

Texas San Antonio is an experience team with 10 starters back on offense and on defense. The quarterback is a first year starter. The Roadrunners put on a defensive clinic holding the Houston Cougars to just seven points in victory last week.
Friday September 5th

7PM ET—Pittsburgh at Boston College (ESPN)

Pittsburgh -4 ½ point favorite on the road with a total of 50 points.
Pittsburgh kept the ball on the ground in their win over Delaware last week.
BC earns a 30-7 road win at UMASS in week one. Their Florida transfer Tyler Murphy threw for 173 yards and a touchdown and ran for 118 yards and a touchdown.

10:30PM ET—Washington St at Nevada (ESPN)

Washington St steamed up to a -3 ½ point favorite with a total of 64 points. This opened Pick on Sunday.
Cougars are defeated last week by Rutgers at home 41-38 as a -7 ½ point favorite. Connor Hallday had 532 passing yards and five touchdowns passes. The Washington St defense failed to contain the balance attack by the Rutgers offense.

Nevada struggled past FCS Southern Utah last week. Senior quarterback Cody Fajardo had 303 passing and 68 running yards last week.

Saturday September 6th—

12PM ET—Oklahoma at Tulsa (ABC)

Oklahoma is favored by -24 ½ points.
The Sooners walloped Louisiana Tech last week. Sophomore quarterback Trevor Knight threw for 253 yards in the win.
Tulsa was involved in a wild game last week overcoming a 21-7 deficit to win in double overtime last week at Tulane.

12PM ET—Missouri at Toledo (ESPN)

Missouri favored by -4 ½ points. This opened Missouri -6 on Sunday.
The Tigers had trouble with the Rockets in their meeting last year. There should be some concern over Missouri’s 38-18 home win to South Dakota St as the Tigers defense allowed 246 passing yards to an FCS school. Quarterback Maty Mauk had three touchdown passes.
Toledo is on the MAC conference favorites. Alabama transfer Phillip Ely threw for 337 yards last week in a home domination of FCS New Hampshire.

3:30PM ET—USC at Stanford (ABC)
Stanford favored by -2 ½ points with a total of 51 points. Stanford had opened -3 on Sunday.
We saw USC up tempo offense under Sarkisian perform well in a home blowout win against Fresno St. Quarterback Cody Kessler looked good running it.
Stanford blew out UC Davis last week. They have a senior quarterback in Kevin Hogan returning this year. Let’s see how good Barry Sanders Jr. is. He had only five carries last year.

4:30PM ET—Mississippi at Vanderbilt (ESPN)
Mississippi favored by -20 points.
We talked about Bo Wallace’s tendencies to make mistakes. Last week against Boise St Wallace had three interceptions to go with his four touchdown passes. Ole Miss was solid a week ago beating the Broncos.
James Franklins exits the program and in their first game with Derek Mason as head coach the Commodores get upset at home to Temple 37-7. They could only run for 54 yards on 29 carries against the Temple defense.

6:30PM ET—Michigan St at Oregon (FOX)
Oregon favored by -12 points with a total of 56 points. This opened Oregon -13 ½ points on Sunday.
Michigan St under head coach Mike Dantonio has had great success defending spread offenses.
Oregon has had their issues in the past facing strong defensive teams in losses to Stanford the past two seasons.

7:30PM ET—Michigan at Notre Dame (NBC)
Notre Dame favored by -4 ½ points.
Brady Hoke under tremendous pressure at Michigan. They crushed Appalachian St in week one. They have a tough road schedule traveling to Notre Dame, Rutgers, Michigan St and Ohio St.
Everett Golson returns under center and led the Fighting Irish offense last week in a blowout win to Rice at home.

7:30PM ET—BYU at Texas (FOX Sports 1)
Texas is favored by -3 ½ points.
BYU’s Taysom Hill gave Texas fits as the Cougars posted a 41-20 upset home win last year. Hill is back and in week one the Cougars go on the road and cover the double digit spread at UCONN.
Charlie Strong made his debut with Texas last week and behind a power run game blew out North Texas. Let’s see is this swagger and toughness can carry into week two. Starting quarterback David Ash is out with a concussion. Enter sophomore Tyrone Swoopes who saw mop up duty. Swoopes is a big guy 6’3” and 243 pounds. Good test for Texas defense as well.

8PM ET—Virginia Tech at Ohio St (ESPN)
Ohio St favored by -11 points.
Texas Tech transfer Michael Brewer in his debut last week with Virginia Tech was effective with his 30 throws but it came against an FCS opponent William & Mary. Brewer has a total of 9 offensive starters back from last year to work with. The Hokies front seven is inexperienced.
Ohio St was held to six first half points to Navy last week then put up 28 in the second half to pull away. Freshman QB J.T. Barrett hit on 12 of his 15 throws for 226 yards with a touchdown and pick. The Buckeyes defense allowed six yards per rush attempt to Navy.

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