Coming off per week filled with upsets, Saturday’s lineup supplies a number of extra alternatives for extremely ranked groups to run into hassle. Will we see extra chaos in Week 3?
Here’s what we’ll have a detailed eye on as we speak.
Time: 12 pm TV: Fox | Line: Oklahoma -10.5 | Total: 65.5
Oklahoma opened the week as a 14.5-point favourite on the highway in Lincoln in opposition to Nebraska. After Nebraska fired Scott Frost over the weekend, the betting market began taking off. What’s fascinating is that as of Saturday morning, Oklahoma was the most well-liked wager of any facet on Saturday’s faculty football slate. No crew has acquired extra bets backing them than the Sooners. Usually that sort of one-sided motion prompts a line to maneuver in favor of the crew getting the bets, not in opposition to them. Nebraska has already misplaced twice this season as a double-digit favourite. However, there was hope for Nebraska getting into the season and possibly the teaching change makes an influence.
Time: 3:30 pm | TV: Fox | Line: Oregon -3.5 | Total: 58
Last week, BYU pulled out a giant residence win in double additional time over Baylor, the defending Big 12 champions. After such a hard-fought win, BYU has to journey as much as Eugene to play in one other raucous setting — this time because the highway crew. Oregon will get its second shot on the nationwide highlight after a 49-3 loss to defending nationwide champion Georgia in Week 1. The Ducks rebounded final week by blowing out Eastern Washington at residence 70-14. Can that carry over in opposition to a far superior opponent?
Time: 3:30 pm | TV: CBS | Line: PSU -3 | Total: 48.5
Knocking off a ranked Big Ten crew — particularly one which beat you final 12 months — can be massively useful for coach Bryan Harsin and the Auburn crew that completed 2021 on a bitter word. But to beat Penn State, the Auburn offense must play a lot better than it did per week in the past in a 24-16 win over San Jose State. On the opposite hand, the Nittany Lions had a dramatic win over Purdue in Week 1 earlier than blowing out Ohio final week at residence. Now, the PSU offense may have the problem of dealing with an SEC protection in a hostile setting.
Time: 7:30 pm TV: ABC | Line: UW -3.5 | Total: 56.5
Michigan State is 2-0 to start out this season, however has not been tremendous sharp on offense in wins over two MAC opponents — Western Michigan and Akron. Now the Spartans get to journey throughout the nation to face Washington, a crew in its first season below new head coach Kalen DeBoer. The Huskies went 4-8 in 2021, however are off to a very good begin with Indiana switch Michael Penix Jr. at quarterback. He’s performed nicely in two video games, albeit in opposition to lackluster competitors (Kent State and Portland State). We’ll be taught lots about how improved the Huskies actually are with MSU making the journey to Seattle.
Time: 9 pm | TV: ESPN | Line: A&M -5.5 | Total: 44.5
On the heels of an embarrassing loss to Appalachian State, Texas A&M has to shortly flip the web page with Miami coming to Kyle Field. Will coach Jimbo Fisher be capable to get the offense again on observe? For Miami, this can be a huge probability to get a win over an SEC opponent on a nationwide stage early in Mario (*3*) tenure. Expectations are sky-high for the Hurricanes with Cristobal now in cost at his alma mater. Miami’s 2-0 document in opposition to inferior competitors hasn’t informed us a lot but.
Time: 10:30 pm TV: Fox | Line: USC -12.5 | Total: 73.5
USC is off to a quick begin below Lincoln Riley. The Trojans crushed Rice in Week 1 and dealt with Stanford 41-28 in Week 2 behind a sterling offensive outing from Caleb Williams, Jordan Addison and Travis Dye. All three had been high-profile transfers for USC. While the USC offense has been stellar, the protection has been a bit leaky and may have its fingers full in opposition to Fresno State. The Bulldogs, who misplaced a heartbreaker to Oregon State at residence final weekend, have performed nicely in opposition to big-name packages earlier than, so quarterback Jake Haener and the Bulldogs won’t be intimidated in any respect going in opposition to the Trojans.