Buckeyes Will Struggle with Virginia Tech; Auburn on My Upset Alert

by Fred Pahlke | Posted on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Week One in college football begins tomorrow night but my favorite game of the week will be Labor Day Monday night in Blacksburg, Va.  The Hokies of Virginia Tech beat The Ohio State University football team last year in Columbus and it’s payback night for Ohio State. With that, I believe it will be close, a 24-23 nipping win for the defending National Champs.  Ohio State has just enough to win this one on the road. It should be the game of the week. 

If you want upsets, I will give you three that could happen.  Louisville over Auburn, Washington taking down Boise State, and BYU roughing up Nebraska in Lincoln.  All three games should be competitive. 

In other good matchups, Texas will fall to Notre Dame in South Bend, and Alabama too much for Wisconsin.  Not a bad week  for the start of the season.


College Football Predictions for Week One

North Carolina 14 at South Carolina 24

Florida International 7 at Central Florida 24

Oklahoma State 48 at Central Michigan 23

Western Kentucky 23 at Wake Forest 20

Michigan 24 at Utah 31

TCU 47 at Minnesota 17

Ohio 26 at Idaho 10

Duke 31 at Tulane 20

Texas San Antonio 7 at Arizona 31

Colorado 35 at Hawaii 37

Charlotte 28 at Georgia State 31

Michigan State 26 at Western Michigan 9

Baylor 63 at SMU 20

Kent State 10 at Illinois 20

Washington 24 at Boise State 20

Louisiana-Monroe 14 at Georgia 50

Stanford 38 at Northwestern 20

UTEP 10 at Arkansas 48

Louisville 30 at Auburn 28

Virginia 18 at UCLA 28

BYU 20 at Nebraska 19

Old Dominion 20 at Eastern Michigan 14

Penn State 28 at Temple 20

Florida Atlantic 24 at Tulsa 48

Bowling Green 14 at Tennessee 31

Troy 7 at North Carolina State 45

Akron 13 at Oklahoma 67

Arizona State 46 at aTm 27

Louisiana -Lafayette 9 at  Kentucky 28

South Dakota 15 at Kansas State 28

South Dakota State 23 at Kansas 7

Texas 10 at Notre Dame 27

Georgia Southern 20 at West Virginia 38

New Mexico State 7 at Florida 59

UNLV 17 at Northern Illinois 41

Wisconsin 10 at Alabama 24

Texas State 7 at Florida State 38

Northern Iowa 17 at Iowa State 29

Mississippi State 55 at Southern Miss 14

Arkansas State 17 at Southern Cal 48

Purdue 20 at Marshall 38

Ohio State 24 at Virginia Tech 23

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About the Author

Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 61 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder and expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A graduate of Oklahoma City University. Elementary School Principal in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years. www.fredpahlke.com

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