College Football Week 3 Preview

Top 5 Games

  • Iowa State vs Iowa
  • Penn State vs Pitt
  • Stanford vs UCF
  • Arizona State vs Michigan State
  • USC vs BYU

Next 5 Best

  • Clemson vs Syracuse
  • TCU vs Purdue
  • Hawaii vs Washington
  • Florida vs Kentucky
  • Maryland vs Temple

News and Notes

Iowa vs Iowa State – ISU coach Matt Campbell is winless in this rivalry. Iowa has won 4 in a row and all-time are 44-22 vs Iowa State.

Penn State vs Pitt – Penn State leads the Pennsylvania rivalry all-time series 52-43-4

USC vs BYU – Trojans swept a home-and-home series in 2003-2004, the only two meeting ever between these schools

UNC vs Wake Forest – Friday’s game is NON-conference matchup. Despite both being members of the ACC, Wake Forest and UNC play once every 4 years. They last played in 2015, and 2012 and 2011 before that.

Washington State vs Houston – Cougars coach Mike Leach was a mentor to Houston coach Dana Holgorsen. The first Division 1 job Holgorsen got was at Texas Tech in 2000 as WR Coach. He was later promoted to Offensive Coordinator from 2005-2007.

Other notes:

  • Ohio State has won 23 in a row vs Indiana (dating back to 1991) and are 74-12-4 overall vs Hoosiers.
  • Kentucky tries to win their second game in a row against Florida after winning in 2018 to snap a 31 game losing streak.
  • Clemson’s last regular season loss was against Syracuse at the Carrier Dome in 2017. In 2018, Cuse hung around and lost to Clemson by only single digits (one of two teams to do so, and only ACC team).
  • Virginia has just 3 wins all-time vs Florida State, winning in 2011, 2005, 1995 (3-14).
  • Hawaii looks to improve to 3-0 in PAC-12 play when they play at Washington (wins over Arizona and Oregon State)
  • South Carolina won the last meeting against Alabama, 9 years ago, in 2010.
  • Maryland has scored 142 points in their first two games. They face Temple, who beat them last year.

Week 3 Picks

Record: 130-26 overall (83%)

  • 70-13 week 1, 60-13 week 2

60-13 picking college football winners straight up in week 2. This after a 70-13 week 1. 130-26 overall now in CFB picks (83%).

Friday, September 13 Projected Winner
North Carolina at Wake ForestWake Forest
Kansas at Boston CollegeBoston College 
20 Washington State vs. HoustonWashington State
Saturday, September 14 
NC State at West VirginiaNC State
Pitt at 13 Penn StatePenn St 
6 Ohio State at IndianaOhio State
Arkansas State at 3 GeorgiaGeorgia 
Chattanooga at TennesseeTennessee
Eastern Michigan at IllinoisIllinois 
Furman at Virginia TechVirginia Tech 
Kansas State at Mississippi StateMississippi State 
21 Maryland at TempleMaryland 
Miami (Ohio) at CincinnatiCincinnati 
The Citadel at Georgia TechGeorgia Tech 
Air Force at ColoradoColorado 
Florida Atlantic at Ball StateFlorida Atlantic 
Norfolk State at Coastal CarolinaCoastal Carolina 
New Mexico at 7 Notre DameNotre Dame 
Akron at Central MichiganCentral Michigan 
2 Alabama at South CarolinaAlabama 
Army at UTSAArmy 
East Carolina at NavyNavy 
Georgia Southern at MinnesotaMinnesota 
Memphis at South AlabamaMemphis 
Oklahoma State at TulsaOklahoma St
Stanford at 17 UCFUCF 
UNLV at NorthwesternNorthwestern 
24 USC at BYUUSC 
19 Iowa at Iowa StateIowa St 
Southeastern La. at Ole MissOle Miss 
Colorado State at ArkansasArkansas 
Louisville vs. WKU Louisville 
Bethune-Cookman at Miami (FL)Miami 
Arizona State at 18 Michigan StateMichigan St 
Idaho State at 11 UtahUtah 
North Texas at CaliforniaCalifornia 
Cal Poly at Oregon StateOregon St 
Louisiana Tech at Bowling GreenLouisiana Tech 
Idaho at WyomingWyoming 
Buffalo at LibertyBuffalo 
SC State at USFUSF 
Southern Miss at TroySouthern Miss 
UMass at CharlotteCharlotte
Ohio at MarshallMarshall 
New Hampshire at FIUFIU 
Texas State at SMUSMU 
Weber State at NevadaNevada 
Murray State at ToledoToledo 
Lamar at 16 Texas A&MTexas A&M 
Kent State at 8 AuburnAuburn 
Georgia State at Western MichiganWestern Michigan 
Duke at Middle TennesseeDuke 
9 Florida at KentuckyFlorida 
Hawaii at 23 WashingtonWashingtn 
Texas Southern at LouisianaLouisiana 
TCU at PurdueTCU 
Southeast Missouri at MissouriMissouri 
Northwestern State at 4 LSULSU 
Florida State at 25 VirginiaVirginia 
1 Clemson at SyracuseClemson 
Missouri State at TulaneTulane 
NIU at NebraskaNebraska 
5 Oklahoma at UCLAOklahoma 
San Diego State at New Mexico StateSan Diego St
12 Texas vs. Rice Texas 
Portland State at 24 Boise StateBoise St 
Texas Tech at ArizonaArizona 
Montana at 15 OregonOregon 
About Mike Schneid 530 Articles
Mike is a member of the FWAA (Football Writers Association of America) and an alum of the University of Cincinnati.

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