College football has arrived, finally. Week 1 displayed a lot of Group of 5, which was still amazing. But, week 2 gives us Power 5 matchups.
With Power 5 football returning, tune into our weekly predictions here at Fanrun. We will highlight key matchups of the week and take a look into the Vols game.
UAB vs. Miami (-14)
The most exciting game coming out of the ACC is the UAB Blazers traveling to South Beach for a matchup with the Miami Hurricanes. After shutting down the program, UAB came back last season to finish 9-3. Manny Diaz couldn’t get anything going in his first season, finishing 6-6.
If you’re a betting man, a 14 point spread is way too high. Even though the Hurricanes have transfer QB, D’Eriq King, I don’t expect their offense to be any better, especially with UAB’s suffocating defense.
UAB 17 Miami 21
Duke vs. Notre Dame (-20)
You’ll see the Fighting Irish in the ACC for one season, and I have to admit it’s pretty cool. Many experts have even picked the Irish to contend for the ACC Championship.
This matchup is intriguing because David Cutcliffe is a quarterback genius, and now he is coaching Clemson transfer, Chase Brice.
Do I think the Blue Devils will win? No, but I believe this game will be closer than the 20-point spread.
Duke 28 Notre Dame 36
Louisiana vs. Iowa State (11.5)
Do you want to see fireworks happen? If so, you have to tune into Louisiana and Iowa State.
The Raging Cajun’s offense should be loaded, and we will see it on Saturday. Louisiana could be dangerous this season after winning 11 games a year ago.
Iowa State’s defense is no joke, but we are talking about a team from the Big 12. The Big 12 sucks at defense.
If you’re waiting for the upset of the week, here it is. Billy Napier is 18-10 at Louisiana and has experience beating Power 5 schools.
Louisiana 40 Iowa State 28
Western Kentucky vs. Louisville (11.5)
We’ve talked a lot ACC this article, but honestly, that’s where all the good games are for Week 2.
Louisville, who has a lot of media hype after a decent first year under Scott Satterfield, going 8-5.
Western Kentucky went 9-3 under first year head coach Tyson Helton. This will be an intriguing game to watch, with both teams having explosive offensives.
Western Kentucky 21 Louisville 30