While the COVID-19 epidemic initially changed the game’s entry schedule two weeks after the Power Five 2020 college football season began, the ACC and Big 12 are officially preparing to take part on Saturday, with almost every team in action. . The SEC is still two weeks away from starting its season (Sept. 26), and the Big Ten and Pack-12 are currently surveying playing in the spring of 2021, but major college football is still on the deck this weekend.
Precision No. 1 Clemson About five-touchdowns will come into action on Saturday night due to a favorite over Wake Forest, While the number 10 Our Lady – Temporary member of ACC for 2020 – It has three touchdowns as a favorite over-the-afternoon game Duke. The Big 12 has no marquee games on schedule, though No. 5 Oklahoma And number 14 Texas Probably both will act in games that could end before the first trimester.
With the action taking place early in the day and late into the night, let’s take a look at Saturday’s biggest games on schedule as well as predictions of what will happen in our elections and those competitions. The football experts at our CBS Sports College College have chosen each sport straight up and against the spread, giving you ample opportunity to decide how to make your choice beyond the kickoff. Eastern all the time
Syracuse At number 18 North Carolina (-22.5) – Afternoon on ACC Network: This is a big, big number for a conference game that will be the first action for both teams after a limited-no-spring and socially distant bias camp. While I’m on North Carolina with one of the best offenses in the ACC this season, you’ll have to leave room for a few weeks of swing in anticipation for this game. Those points may appear in low touchdowns, but should also be compromised for field targets when the high octane offense is in the scoring position and the field is compressed. Then I see Tommy Devito And wondering if, after a very disappointing 2019, he has stepped forward to put some touchdowns on board against the North Carolina defense. Tar Heels will win by hand, but it’s big to have more than three touchdowns at this stage of the season. Pick: Syracuse (+22.5) – Chip Patterson
Duke at No. 10 Notre Dame (-20.5) – 2:30 p.m. on NBC: Picked games will be more difficult than earlier this year because we may not find that players are missing just before kickoff. Still, given what we know about both of these teams going on Saturday, I’ve had a hard time not taking the Fighting Irish. The Irish beat Duke 38-38 last season in Durham, North Carolina, and I don’t think this year’s competition for both teams has changed as much as one would expect. I feel like taking the Irish better than three touchdowns. Pick: Notre Dame (-20.5) – Tom Fornelly
Georgia Tech On State of Florida (-12.5) – on ABC at 3:30 p.m. Both defenses should have an early edge due to their return talent and the fact that offense from both inspires confidence as a unit capable of performing a breakout in Weekly 1. It will take time for the seminals and everything new coach Mike Norwell wants to do. , And for that reason, it’s hard to see enough scoring dragging the state of Florida. Georgia Tech should produce enough punches to score at least a few times in the running game and keep the yellow jackets inside the spread. Pick: Georgia Tech (+12.5) – David Cobb
No. 1 Clemson (-33) at Wake Forest – at 7 p.m. on ABC: National television will be a stage for the whole country to understand that Clemson’s defensive line is true for the year 2017-18 in depth and levels of dominance. Sophomore Tyler Davis Going to be one of the best internal defensive linemen in the country this season, fellow sophomore KJ Henry is poised to become the next great Clemson Pass Rasher and a true freshman male pair. Brian Brassey And Miles Murphy Clemson has “over-delivered” on his five-star promise, according to the coach. He’s going to run five or six deeps with a player who can start from any line in the group conference, and that will cause all sorts of problems for Wake Forest in this matchup. Even if Trevor Lawrence With a slow start like 2019 coming out with its top targets, the defense will be so disruptive that it will be tough for the monster Dickens offense to get into any kind of rhythm. Pick: Clemson (-33) – Chip Patterson
UTEP No. 14 on Texas (-14) – 8pm on the Longhorn Network: Bookies predict this will be a blow, and I’m not trying to disagree. Personally, early season wide lines like this aren’t fun because it’s clear who the better team is – it’s just enough to cover whether they’ll put their foot on the gas pedal. The Miners have been bad for a while, winning just two games in the last three years. Stephen F. of FCS Rank in Week 1. A 24-14 win over Austin Stein is not enough to inspire a ton of confidence for this week’s cover. I think that lays issues. Pick: Texas-43.5 – Ben Kerscheval