As the power schedule kicks off the 2020 college football season five weeks later as the COVID-19 pandemic changes the entire schedule of the sport, the ACC and Big 12 officially kick off with each team on Saturday. . The SEC is still two weeks away from the start of its season (September 26), and the Big Ten and Pac-12 are currently being surveyed as playing in the spring of 2021, while major college football is on deck this weekend.
Pre Season No.1 Clemson Almost a five-touchdown favorite Saturday night will be in action Wake Forest, While in 10th place Our Lady – Temporary member of the ACC for 2020 – has a three-touchdown favorite overtime afternoon game Duke. Despite being ranked 5th, the Big 12 has no marquee games on the schedule Oklahoma And No. 14 Texas Both games are in action, ending before the first quarter.
With action starting during the day and continuing late into the night, let’s take a look at the biggest games on the Saturday schedule, along with our choices and expectations for what will happen in those competitions. Our CBS Sports College football experts have chosen each game straight and against the spread, giving you ample opportunity to decide how to make your choices before the kickoff. East at all times
Syracuse At No. 18 North Carolina (-22.5) – Afternoon on ACC Network: This is a large, high number for the conference game, which will be the team’s first action after a limited-to-spring and socially distant pre-season camp. I’m in North Carolina for one of the best offenses in the ACC this season, you should leave room for hiccups in the first week of some of your expectations for this game. Those points appear in fewer touchdowns, but must be addressed for field goals as the high-octane offense reaches the scoring position and the field decreases. Then I see Tommy DeVito And after a very disappointing 2019, he wonders if he is stepping forward to put two touchdowns on board against North Carolina’s defense. Tor Heels win easily, but more than three touchdowns this season are big. Select: Syracuse (+22.5) – Chip Patterson
Duke Notre Dame at No. 10 (-20.5) – 2:30 pm on NBC: Choosing games before this year is very difficult, because we may not realize that there are no players until before the kickoff. However, as we learned on Saturday about these two teams, it was very difficult for me not to take on the Fighting Irish. I beat the Irish Duke 38-7 last season in Durham, North Carolina and I don’t think that has changed enough for a team that expects competition to go very differently this year. I feel comfortable taking the Irish for anything better than three touchdowns. Select: Notre Dame (-20.5) – Tom Fornelli
Georgia Tech At State of Florida (-12.5) – 3:30 pm on ABC: Both defenses should have an early edge due to the fact that returning talent and two offenses did not inspire confidence as a unit with a breakout performance in Week 1. It’s going to install Seminoles time and run everything new coach Mike Norwell wants to do. , And because of that, it’s hard to see Florida State scoring. Georgia Tech’s running game must produce enough punch to score at least twice and keep the yellow jackets on the spread. Select: Georgia Tech (+12.5) – David Cobb
No. 1 Clemson (-33) at Wake Forest – 7:30 pm on ABC: National television will be a platform for the entire nation to realize that Clemson’s line of defense has returned to the depths and dominance of the 2017-18 levels. Second year student Tyler Davis Going to be one of the best interior defensive linemen in the country this season, fellow Sophomore KJ Henry is the next great Clemson pass rusher and true freshman duo Brian Breeze And Miles Murphy Clemson “over-delivered” on their five-star promise, according to coaches. That group runs five or six depths with a player who can start on any line in the conference and this will cause all sorts of problems for Wake Forest in this match. Even so Trevor Lawrence With his top goals pouring in the 2019 sort of slow start, the defense will be very disruptive and it will be tough for Demon Deacons to get into any rhythm of offense. Select: Clemson (-33) – Chip Patterson
UTEP At No. 14 Texas (-14) – 8pm on the Longhorn Network: Bookmakers are predicting it will blow out and I disagree. Personally, such early-season lines are not fun because it’s clear who is a good team – whether they are stepping on the gas pedal too long to cover. The Miners, who have won just two games in the last three years, have been bad for a while. Stephen F. of FCS Ranks in Week 1. A 24-14 win over Austin did not inspire tons of confidence for cover this week. Erase points, I think. Select: Texas-43.5 – Ben Kercheval