The Power Five 2020 college football season kicks off two weeks later than originally scheduled as COVID-19 changed the entire schedule of the pandemic sport, with the ACC and Big 12 officially starting with all teams on Saturday. With just two weeks to go before the start of its season (Sept. 26), SEC is currently surveying the Big Ten and Pac-12 to play in the spring of 2021, although major college football is on deck this weekend.
Pre-season number 1 Clemson The five-touchdown favorite will be activated Saturday night Wake Forest, When the number is 10 Our Lady – A temporary member of the ACC for 2020 – Three-Touchdown has a special afternoon game as a favorite over Duke. Despite being ranked fifth, the Big 12 has no marquee games on the schedule Oklahoma No. 14 Texas Both will work in games that end before the first quarter.
As the action starts early in the morning and continues late into the night, let’s take a look at our picks and predictions for what will happen in those matches along with the biggest games on the Saturday schedule. Our CBS Sports College football experts have chosen all the games straight and against Spread, giving you plenty of opportunities to decide how to make your choices before the kickoff. East at all times
Syracuse In No. 18 North Carolina (-22.5) – Afternoon on ACC Network: This is a huge number for a conference game, which will be the first step for both teams after the unlimited spring and community remote pre-season camp. While I’ve been in North Carolina for one of the best offense in the ACC this season, you should make room for some cracks in the first week in your hopes for this game. When the field shrinks when the high octane offense reaches the scoring position, those points will have to be addressed not only for low touchdowns but also for field goals. Then I look Tommy DeVito After a very disappointing 2019, I wonder if he has gone so far as to put two touchdowns on the board against North Carolina’s defense. Tar heels will win, but with more than three touchdowns this season is a big question. Select: Syracuse (+22.5) – Chip Patterson
Duke No. 10 at Notre Dame (-20.5) – 2:30 pm on NBC: Choosing games will be harder than before this year, because we may not find players missing just before Kickoff. Still, as far as we know about these two teams going into Saturday, it’s hard for me not to take on Fighting Irish. Having beaten the Irish Duke 38-7 in Durham, North Carolina last season, I don’t think this year’s match has changed as much as expected for both teams. I’m happy to take Irish better than three touchdowns. Select: Notre Dame (-20.5) – Tom Fornelli
Georgia Tech at State of Florida (-12.5) – 3:30 pm on ABC: Both defense should have a precedent because returning talent and two offenses do not inspire confidence as a unit capable of a week-long explosive performance. This is all new coach Mike Norwell wants to do and Seminoles is going to take time to implement. , For that reason, it’s hard to see Florida State scoring enough to withdraw. Georgia Tech’s running game must create enough punch to score at least twice and keep the yellow jackets within the spread. Select: Georgia Tech (+12.5) – David Cobb
No. 1 Clemson in Wake Forest (-33) – 7:30 pm on ABC: National television is becoming a platform for people across the country to realize that Clemson’s defense has returned to the 2017-18 level and depth. Sophomore Tyler Davis Going to be one of the best interior defensive linemen in the country this season, fellow sophomore KJ Henry is poised to be the next best Clemson passer and real newcomer pair Brian Bressie And Miles Murphy According to Clemson’s coaches, their five-star offer was “over-handed”. That group is going to run five or six depths with players who can start in any row in the conference, which will cause all sorts of problems for Wake Forest in this match. even though Trevor Lawrence With the elimination of his top targets ത്തിലേക്ക് going down to a slow start like 2019, the defense will be devastating and it will be tough for Demon Deacon to catch any kind of rhythm to the crime. Select: Clemson (-33) – Chip Patterson
UTEP No. 14 in Texas (-14) – 8pm on the Longhorn Network: Bettors predict this will be a blow, and I don’t want to disagree. Personally, early season lines like this are not fun, because it’s clear who the best team is – it’s only enough to walk on the gas pedal. The minors, who have won just two games in the last three years, have been bad for a while. Stephen F. in the FCS rankings for Week 1. The 24-14 win over Austin did not inspire a ton of confidence for a cover this week. Put points, I think. Select: Texas-43.5 – Ben Kerchevall