UCLA at Cincinnati: Cincinnati 27-24
The calendar creators did the youthful Bruins no favors with this opener.
Utah at Brigham Young: Utah 31-16
The Holy War will go to the Utes for the ninth straight time because of the running of Zack Moss.
Utah State at Wake Forest: Wake Forest 30-24
The Demon Deacons will be a group to watch in the ACC with Jamie Newman at quarterback.
Mississippi at Memphis: Memphis 41-35
The Tigers will outscore the Rebels in their first game with Rich Rodriguez calling plays.
Northwestern at Stanford: Stanford 20-17
A low-scoring game will be won late on the leg of Stanford kicker Jet Toner.
Virginia Tech at Boston College: Boston College 24-20
The Eagles will crush the clock behind skilled running back AJ Dillon and trust their safeguard.
Boise State versus Florida State: Florida State 28-23
The Seminoles’ ability wins out with Boise State beginning a genuine green bean quarterback.
Reddish-brown versus Oregon: Auburn 27-21
The Tigers’ guard will hold Oregon long enough for genuine rookie quarterback Bo Nix to discover his ocean legs.
Virginia at Pittsburgh: Virginia 29-21
The Cavaliers are attempting to make the following stride this year, and they endure a dubious ACC opener.
Fresno State at USC: USC 38-17
Things may begin delayed for the Trojans in the Air Raid, however, they will overpower Fresno State in the end.
McCollough’s 2019 postseason picks:
College Football Playoff:
Peach Bowl: 1 Clemson (13-0) versus 4 Georgia (12-1)
Holiday Bowl: 2 Alabama (12-1) versus 3 Michigan (12-1)
CFP title: Georgia over Alabama
Power Five Conference title games:
Atlantic Coast Conference: Clemson over Virginia
Huge Ten Conference: Michigan over Nebraska
Enormous 12 Conference: Texas over Oklahoma State
Pac-12 Conference: Utah over Washington
Southeastern Conference: Alabama over Georgia
New Year’s Six bowl games:
Rose: Utah (11-2) versus Ohio State (10-2)
Sugar: Texas (11-2) versus Texas A&M (9-3)
Orange: Virginia (10-3) versus Louisiana State (10-2)
Cotton: Notre Dame (10-2) versus Focal Florida (10-2)
College football picks 2019: Predicting champs for each Power Five game
J. Brady McCollough picks the champs of each Power Five game in 2019 and predicts who will win the College Football Playoff.