Mississippi State at Auburn, 7 p.m. Meanwhile, Gus Malzahn can start off his Auburn coaching career 3-0. Not great, but not that bad either.
OK, here’s my viewer guide:
I would have taken Oregon at -20, where this line opened.
Why is this line hanging here?
But at -28?
Even if most of y’all will be unable to watch this game on the Longhorn Network.
8. Louisville at Kentucky, noon ET, ESPN
This is the second-largest line in the history of Tennessee football. . Tennessee at Oregon, 3:30 p.m. Second, look at Louisville’s 2012 schedule. Both are equally likely.
So, drum roll . Alabama at Texas A&M, 3:30 p.m. PT, and I’ll last through all these games. Can he make many? I doubt it. ET, ESPN
I think Alabama will win this game something like 31-27. But can he avoid complete disaster? I think so.
Nearly two touchdowns is too many points here.
Can y’all finish strong? Come on, I’m up at 4:30 a.m. I tend to think Ole Miss and Vandy are both good teams, and I think we’ll find that out this weekend.
Let’s roll, you degenerates.
You guys can start talking Twitter trash to me early if Louisville immediately jumps out to a three-touchdown lead.
2. It’s 1620 on Comcast. That puts us at 8-6 through the first two weeks of the season. You might as well get used to typing in our station.
I told you, I think this game will be closer than expected. This is one of several 7 p.m. ET, FOX
I’ve also included my viewer guide so that you can follow along with me all day long watching games.
1. Even with Mo Couch suspended on the defensive line, Tennessee has some decent weapons up front defensively. UCLA at Nebraska, noon ET, ABC
And if I’m wrong on this, you guys can call me a complete and total idiot. First, Outkick told you that Louisville’s schedule is so weak that 26 different teams would be favored in every game. In the game of the year, A&M’s the bet.
Mississippi State is not a good football team. Remember, Vandy almost pulled off the upset in last year’s season opener. ET, ABC
The game of the year. ET, Longhorn Network
We really don’t know much about either of these teams. The Longhorns won’t play that poorly again, but Ole Miss is much better offensively than BYU is. The Commodores’ defense struggled with Ole Miss’s offense, but South Carolina doesn’t do anything fancy.
I think Ole Miss wins this game outright, and I thought this even before Texas went out and looked awful against BYU.
Louisville -14 at Kentucky
Mississippi State at Auburn -6
I’m going to admit something to y’all: This game terrifies me.
That’s just too many points, I think.
In Gus Malzahn I trust.
Tennessee at Oregon -28
If the rape trial and investigation weren’t hanging over Vandy’s football team, this would be my upset pick of the week. ET, CBS
Because Vegas believes that the Louisville story is a bit of a myth. to 12 p.m. I’m taking Kentucky plus two touchdowns.
Hugh Freeze had to be delirious with joy when he watched that Texas defense against BYU. Ole Miss at Texas, 8 p.m. Doubt me? Ask Northwestern.
Vanderbilt at South Carolina -13.5
It’s hard to know which game will be the best.
I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen here. Vandy at South Carolina, 7 p.m. Getting A&M plus a touchdown is just too good to pass up here. (Which happens every day anyway on Twitter, but still, I’ll deserve it for not picking Louisville to destroy a bad Kentucky team.)
9. (The Vols were 30-point underdogs at Florida in the first year of the Lane Kiffin era).
Ole Miss at Texas -3
5. . This is a massive game for Bulldogs coach Dan Mullen. But it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Johnny Manziel makes a play or two to swing this in the other direction. Ohio State at California, 7 p.m. Toss in injuries for Texas on offense, and I really think Ole Miss could not just win this game but own it.
Alabama -7.5 at Texas A&M
That’s why I think the Vols cover even though Oregon wins by double digits.
It’s worth keeping an eye on this one. Oregon will stack the line and dare Justin Worley to make plays. Can Butch Jones keep it respectable, or is Oregon intent on sending a message that they can run up the score on SEC teams, too?
6. Auburn isn’t a good football team yet, but I think by the time November rolls around they will be good.
I believe that Louisville’s dominance is a bit of a myth.
This is the second-best game of the day, and most of us will struggle to find it on television.
Nebraska will either win by three or lose by 30. ET.
. Wisconsin at Arizona State, 10:30 p.m. They also lost to really bad/mediocre Syracuse and UConn teams.
Ninety-five percent of all the money is on Louisville, and we’ve finally settled at two touchdowns.
We had a little bit of a bounce-back performance last week with the picks, tallying a 4-2 record — including nailing all three big games. But the Cardinals beat only two teams by more than 10 points last year. (Granted, one of those teams was Kentucky). Can you guys finish the night off with me? This is a huge game for both teams and both conferences here.
I tweeted about the opening line early Sunday morning, Louisville -7.5, and by the time I landed back in Nashville, Tenn., the line had moved all the way to Louisville -13.5.
I expect South Carolina to win this game, but I think Vandy will keep it close.
3. ET, ESPN
7. Nothing more needs to be said.
The game that Tennessee fans will be watching while peeking through their fingers. games to be keeping tabs on.
4. Start off with us on “FOX College Saturday” from 10 a.m. The defensive team speed is bad — and will doubtless be exposed — but Tennessee has one of the top offensive lines in the country. This is way too many points for the Commodores to be giving up to South Carolina. ET, ESPN2
So without further ado, let’s see if I can make you guys some money again this week.
I don’t think Cal will pull off the upset, but should the Buckeyes be a little bit nervous about this trip? I think so.
This will be the win that makes Hugh Freeze a household name among college football fans.
Tennessee’s not great, but the Vols aren’t awful either. I’m predicting a deep Freeze for Texas.
This week I’m going with the five biggest SEC games and then, to me, the second-best game of the weekend, which is Ole Miss at Texas.
You all have FS1. Yes, they put a whipping on Florida, which really launched Louisville as a “top 10 team” story