The Spun’s 2018 College Football Staff Picks: Week 2

first_imgA generic view of a goal line marker.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The NFL starts up tonight with the league’s annual Thursday night kick-off game. We don’t need to wait much longer for the start of College Football Week 2, though.Friday night only has one game, but it features a ranked team.No. 16 TCU has a big road tune-up game ahead of next weekend’s highly anticipated match-up against Ohio State in Arlington.The Horned Frogs travel to Dallas to face SMU, now coached by former Cal head coach Sonny Dykes. The Mustangs fell to a tough North Texas team last weekend.From there, we have a full Saturday slate.Mississippi State-Kansas State, UCLA-Oklahoma, Colorado-Nebraska, and Michigan State-Arizona State.There are also rivalry games between Iowa and Iowa State, Georgia and South Carolina, and a big Pac-12 battle between ranked Stanford and USC teams, among others.After Week 1, here are The Spun’s staff pick standings.T-1.Dan Lyons47-7T-1.Andrew McCarty47-7T-3.Matt Lombardi45-9T-3.Steve Driscoll45-95.Andrew Holleran44-10T-6.Matt Hladik43-11T-6.Chris Rosvoglou43-11Here are our picks for the upcoming week. We choose every game involving a Power Five/Top 25 team.(*On mobile, our College Football Week 2 picks are best viewed in landscape mode.)GameLombardiHolleranLyonsHladikDriscollMcCartyRosvoglou16 TCU at SMUNew Mexico at 5 Wisconsin18 Mississippi State at Kansas StateWestern Michigan at 21 MichiganTowson at Wake ForestA Wake Forest logo.A Wake Forest logo.A Wake Forest logo.A Wake Forest logo.A Wake Forest logo.A Wake Forest logo.A Wake Forest logo.Eastern Michigan at PurduePlain gold Purdue Logo.Plain gold Purdue Logo.Plain gold Purdue Logo.Plain gold Purdue Logo.Plain gold Purdue Logo.Plain gold Purdue Logo.Plain gold Purdue Logo.Nevada at VanderbiltArizona at HoustonThe Arizona Wildcats logo.The Arizona Wildcats logo.The Arizona Wildcats logo.Duke at NorthwesternA Duke logo.Georgia Tech at South FloridaUSF's logo.USF's logo.Georgia State at NC StateUCLA at 6 OklahomaHoly Cross at Boston CollegeWilliam & Mary at 12 Virginia TechVirginia Tech's logo.Virginia Tech's logo.Virginia Tech's logo.Virginia Tech's logo.Virginia Tech's logo.Virginia Tech's logo.Virginia Tech's logo.Portland State at 23 OregonKansas at Central MichiganThe Central Michigan logo.The Central Michigan logo.The Central Michigan logo.The Central Michigan logo.The Central Michigan logo.The Central Michigan logo.The Central Michigan logo.Arkansas State at 1 Alabama3 Georgia at 24 South CarolinaRutgers at 4 Ohio StateBall State at 8 Notre DameColorado at NebraskaThe Nebraska Cornhuskers logo.The Nebraska Cornhuskers logo.The Colorado Buffaloes logo.The Nebraska Cornhuskers logo.The Nebraska Cornhuskers logo.The Nebraska Cornhuskers logo.The Nebraska Cornhuskers logo.North Carolina at ECUWagner at SyracuseThe Syracuse Orange logo.The Syracuse Orange logo.The Syracuse Orange logo.The Syracuse Orange logo.The Syracuse Orange logo.The Syracuse Orange logo.The Syracuse Orange logo.Lamar at Texas TechThe Texas Tech Red Raiders logo.The Texas Tech Red Raiders logo.The Texas Tech Red Raiders logo.The Texas Tech Red Raiders logo.The Texas Tech Red Raiders logo.The Texas Tech Red Raiders logo.The Texas Tech Red Raiders logo.Southern Illinois at Ole MissEast Tennessee State at TennesseeThe Tennessee Volunteers logo.The Tennessee Volunteers logo.The Tennessee Volunteers logo.The Tennessee Volunteers logo.The Tennessee Volunteers logo.The Tennessee Volunteers logo.The Tennessee Volunteers logo.North Dakota at 9 WashingtonIowa State at IowaIowa State logo.Iowa State logo.Youngstown State at 14 West VirginiaSouth Carolina State at 19 UCFSavannah State at 22 MiamiThe Miami Hurricanes logo.The Miami Hurricanes logo.The Miami Hurricanes logo.The Miami Hurricanes logo.The Miami Hurricanes logo.The Miami Hurricanes logo.The Miami Hurricanes logo.Maryland at Bowling GreenPlain Maryland Logo.Plain Maryland Logo.Plain Maryland Logo.Plain Maryland Logo.Plain Maryland Logo.Plain Maryland Logo.Plain Maryland Logo.2 Clemson at Texas A&MSoutheastern Louisiana at 11 LSUThe LSU Tigers logo.The LSU Tigers logo.The LSU Tigers logo.The LSU Tigers logo.The LSU Tigers logo.The LSU Tigers logo.The LSU Tigers logo.Baylor at UTSAThe Baylor Bears logo.The Baylor Bears logo.The Baylor Bears logo.The Baylor Bears logo.The Baylor Bears logo.The Baylor Bears logo.The Baylor Bears logo.Indiana State at LouisvilleThe Louisville Cardinals logo.The Louisville Cardinals logo.The Louisville Cardinals logo.The Louisville Cardinals logo.The Louisville Cardinals logo.The Louisville Cardinals logo.The Louisville Cardinals logo.Wyoming at Missourimissouri logomissouri logomissouri logomissouri logomissouri logomissouri logomissouri logoSamford at Florida StateFlorida State Seminole's logo.Florida State Seminole's logo.Florida State Seminole's logo.Florida State Seminole's logo.Florida State Seminole's logo.Florida State Seminole's logo.Florida State Seminole's logo.Alabama State at 7 AuburnKentucky at 25 FloridaWestern Illinois at IllinoisAn Illinois logo.An Illinois logo.An Illinois logo.An Illinois logo.An Illinois logo.An Illinois logo.Virginia at IndianaLogo for the Virginia Cavaliers.Logo for the Virginia Cavaliers.Arkansas at Colorado StateArkansas logo.Arkansas logo.Arkansas logo.Arkansas logo.Arkansas logo.Arkansas logo.Arkansas logo.Utah at Northern IllinoisThe Utah Utes logo.The Utah Utes logo.The Utah Utes logo.The Utah Utes logo.The Utah Utes logo.The Utah Utes logo.The Utah Utes logo.Fresno State at MinnesotaFresno State Bulldogs logo.Fresno State Bulldogs logo.13 Penn State at PittsburghSouth Alabama at Oklahoma StateTulsa at TexasSouthern Utah at Oregon StateThe Oregon State Beavers logo.The Oregon State Beavers logo.The Oregon State Beavers logo.The Oregon State Beavers logo.The Oregon State Beavers logo.The Oregon State Beavers logo.The Oregon State Beavers logo.17 USC at 10 StanfordUConn at 20 Boise StateCal at BYUBYU's logo.BYU's logo.BYU's logo.BYU's logo.BYU's logo.15 Michigan State at Arizona StateMichigan State LogoMichigan State LogoThe official Arizona State logo.Michigan State LogoThe official Arizona State logo.Michigan State LogoMichigan State LogoSan Jose State at Washington StateLogo for the Washington State Cougars.Logo for the Washington State Cougars.Logo for the Washington State Cougars.Logo for the Washington State Cougars.Logo for the Washington State Cougars.Logo for the Washington State Cougars.Logo for the Washington State Cougars.Season Record45-944-1047-743-1145-947-743-11last_img