college football picks are back and back with a vengence. Here are the first entry for this year.
2 units-- Duke (-2) vs. ECU
1 unit-- Rutgers(+1.5) vs. Illinois
1 unit-- Va. Tech (-5.5) vs. NC State
1 unit-- Uconn (-18) vs. Buffalo.
Some thoughts. I hate being a homer, but Duke should win by 20 at least. they finally have an experienced QB and stayed healthy in the off-season. With their good recruiting over the past two years, this is just a speed mismatch.
I like The Rut for the same reasons. Zook will improve Illinois, but they just don't have anywhere near the team speed needed to compete on this level.
For Va Tech, I know alot of people think they are overrated and I am even one of them. But State just cant matchup. Tech forces so many turnovers that they should win by at least 2 tuddies.
Finally, Uconn. This is based on history. Buffalo just never covers when a midlevel dog.