Will we see another early stunner in college football's opening weekend?
There have been several September shockers over the last few college football seasons. Appalachian State beating Michigan in 2007 still gets a lot of talk, and there were early stunners last year with Jacksonville State blindsiding Ole Miss, Kansas losing to North Dakota State 6-3, and James Madison topping Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. There may not be a surprise of that level during the opening weekend, but interesting storylines always seem to happen early in the season.
There's a lot of games on Thursday and we're picking them all.
Thursday, Sept. 1 College Football Picks and Predictions
There's a slew of Thursday games to kick off college football's 2011 season. Throughout the year we'll be giving you analysis, breakdowns and picks for every game of the college football season. Here are tonight's games. Check back tomorrow for our college football predictions for rest of the weekend's games.
We certainly do not condone gambling here at Athlon Sports, but much can be gleaned from a quick look at the points spreads. Week One of the college football season contains the most uncertainty of any week of year. Teams from coast to coast will wildly under- and over-achieve based upon preseason expectations, and there is much to be won because of it.