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Thursday, September 15, 2016

COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK TWO PREDICTION RECAP: NOT PERFECT ANYMORE

Last Week: 27 - 5  84.3%
Overall:      59 - 5  92.2%

I couldn't stay perfect forever, but still had a respectable week of picks.

Friday:

(13) Louisville (1 - 0) 27 @ Syracuse (1-0) 21: Louisville's quarterback, Lamar Jackson, is really turning heads with his crazy performances. But it was Charlotte and Syracuse, so let's see how he does against a big dog like Florida State. Correct: Louisville 62 - 28

Saturday:

Central Michigan (1 - 0) 20 @ (22) Oklahoma State (1 - 0) 26: If you didn't hear what happened in this game, then it will be hard to explain. But the last play shouldn't have occurred, but it did and Central Michigan won. No, sort of: Central Michigan 30 - 27

Penn State (1 - 0) 24 @ Pittsburgh (1 - 0) 27: This one got crazy down the stretch, but Pitt was abla to hold on. Correct: Pittsburgh 42 - 39.

NC State (1 - 0) 30 @ ECU (1 - 0) 27: I should have gone with my gut. ECU is much improved. No: ECU 33 - 30

UCF (1 - 0) 13 @ (5) Michigan (1 - 0) 42: No surprise Correct: Michigan 51 - 14

Lamar (0 - 1)  10 @ (6) Houston (1 - 0) 51: Houston is scary, putting up 42 without their starting QB. Correct: Houston 42 - 0

Nicholls State (0 - 0) 6 @ (9) Georgia (1 - 0) 40: A surprising dud by the Bulldogs. Correct: Georgia 26 - 24

Prarie View (1 - 0) 14 @ (20) Texas A&M (1 - 0) 30: The Aggies look poised to make some noise in the SEC West. Correct: Texas A&M 67 - 0

Charleston Southern (1 - 1) 13 @ (3) Florida State (1 - 0) 47: The 'Noles head to Louisville for a big game with some momentum. Correct: Florida State 52 - 8

Troy (1 - 0) 10 @ (2) Clemson (1 - 0) 38: Clemson looked flat and they'll need to step it up, but not for another week or two. Correct: Clemson 30 - 24

Tulsa (1 - 0) 13 @ (4) Ohio State (1 - 0) 44: It didn't look like the Buckeyes were peeking ahead to Oklahoma. Correct: Ohio State 48 - 3

Akron (1 - 0) 17 @ (10) Wisconsin (1 - 0) 28: Despite a brutal schedule, the Badgers might be for real. Correct: Wisconsin 54 - 10

Nevada (1 - 0) 16 @ (18) Notre Dame (1 - 0) 37: Not a lot of surprises as the Irish seem to have settled on a QB. Correct: Notre Dame 39 - 10

Kentucky (0 - 1) 24 @ Florida (1 - 0) 20: Maybe I've been wrong about Florida. Or is Kentcky just being Kentucky? No: Florida 45 - 7

Western Kentucky (1 - 0) 27 @ (1) Alabama (1 - 0) 45: The Tide looked good defensively, but coach Saban didn't seem pleased with offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin. Correct: Alabama 38 - 10

 SMU (1 - 0) 16 @ (23) Baylor (1 - 0) 38: I'm still not sure how good Baylor is, but coach Jim Grobe certaily has them focused on football. Correct: Baylor 40 - 13

Wofford (1 - 0) 14 @ (19) Ole Miss (0 - 1) 51: Not the offensive showing the Rebels might have wanted as they prepare to host Alabama.  Correct: 38 - 13

Idaho (1 - 0) 9 @ (8) Washington (1 - 0) 48: The Huskies might just  be as good as a lot of people thought they would be. We'll see how they look when they play a big boy team. Correct: Washington 59 - 14

Florida Atlantic (1 - 0) 13 @ (25) Miami (1 - 0) 45: Miami is still looking pretty good as they make a rare road trip to a Sun Belt school, Appalachian State. Correct: Miami 38 - 10

La. Monroe (1 - 0) 6 @ (14) Oklahoma (0 - 1) 54: What can I say, was I right or was I right? Correct: Oklahoma 59 - 17

UTEP (1 - 0) 16 @ (11) Texas (1 - 0) 31: Is it time to say Texas is back? Not yet, but we're getting close. Correct: Texas 41 - 7

South Carolina (1 - 0) 17 @ Mississippi State (0 - 1) 23: It's going to be long season for Gamecock coach Will Muschamp. Correct: Mississippi State 27 - 14

Arkansas (1 - 0) 31 @ (15) TCU 28: This was a thriller and a big step forward for the Hogs. Correct: Arkansas 41 - 38 OT

Arkansas State (0 - 1) 16 @ Auburn (0 - 1) 27: Auburn got it going, and they'll need to keep it up if they want to be competitive in the SEC West. Correct: Auburn 51 - 14

Iowa State (0 - 1) 6 @ (16) Iowa (1 - 0) 37: No shocker here. Iowa is the class of the Big Ten West, but they'll need to contend with Wisconsin down the road.  Correct: Iowa 42 - 3

BYU (1 - 0) 23 @ Utah (1 - 0) 20: A great game and BYU was a field goal away from the upset.  No: Utah 20 - 19

Jacksonville State (1 - 0) 13 @ (21) LSU (0 - 1) 41: LSU is still looking sluggish on offense. If they don't look better against Mississippi State, Les Miles might be on the way out.  Correct: LSU 34 - 13

North Carolina (0 - 1) 30 @ Illinois (1 - 0) 21: The Tar Heels rebounded nicely from their loss to Georgia with a strong road win. Correct: UNC 48 - 23

UNLV (1 - 0) 10 @ UCLA (0 - 1) 34: A tough opening loss to Texas A&M seems to be behind the Bruins. Now they have to travel to BYU before opening Pac-12 play. Correct: UCLA 42 - 21

Virginia Tech (1 - 0) 24 vs. (13) Tennesseee (1 - 0) 16 (Bristol Motor Speedway): It's tough to win when you keep giving the other team the ball.  No: Tennessee 45 - 24

Washington State (0 - 1) 37 @ Boise State (1 - 0) 40: Washington State almost pulled this one out on the blue turf, but Boise held on. Correct: Boise State 31 - 28

Virginia (0 - 1) 17 @ (24) Oregon (1 - 0) 51:It looked like Oregon took their foot off the pedal in this one. Correct: Oregon 44 - 26

Don't forget to check out my new book, "Offsetting Penalties - A PK Frazier Novel" at  Amazon.com and listen to me Friday's at 8:40 am EDT/ 7:40 am CDT on Lou in the Morning, streaming live on www.WPFLradio.com, 105.1 FM. I can also be reached via email at kevin@pkfrazier.com.