Usually, the best game of the weekend in college football is played in primetime on Saturday. But this week, it will take place at noon.
Ohio State and Oregon will square off at 12 p.m. ET this Saturday in Columbus in a matchup of the No. 3 and No. 12 teams in the latest AP poll. The two teams were supposed to play last year as well, but COVID-19 had other plans.
While OSU-Oregon is the top game on paper, Iowa-Iowa State isn’t far behind. Both teams enter the game (4:30 p.m. ET, ABC) ranked in the top 10 and the Cyclones are regarded as a possible College Football Playoff dark horse.
Like he does every week, ESPN’s Bill Connelly unveiled his score predictions Wednesday morning for the upcoming weekend. Connelly uses his predictive SP+ formula, which is “an opponent- and tempo-adjusted look at the most sustainable and predictive aspects of college football.”
SP+ likes the Big Ten teams in the Ohio State-Oregon and Iowa-Iowa State battles. You can see all the Week 2 predictions below.
😮📉 WEEK 2 SP+ PICKS 🗑️😢
Ohio St 38, Oregon 24
Iowa 26, Iowa St 24
Michigan 32, Washington 22
UGA 33, UAB 12
Texas 32, Arkansas 24
Utah 33, BYU 23
I’d love an ACTUAL 50-4 score in Wake-Norfolk. pic.twitter.com/CTZoFMCN1e
— Bill Connelly (@ESPN_BillC) September 8, 2021
Week Two of the college football season gets underway on Friday night. There’s no Thursday night games this week because of the NFL opener.
We’ll have our weekly staff picks out in the coming days as well, so keep an eye out for those.
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