Fresno State vs Alabama, live stream 2017. Fresno State vs. No. 1 Alabama | Is Tide eyeing KeeSean Johnson? Plus 3 more to watch
The Crimson Tide are on a 65-game winning streak against unranked opponents that dates to 2007, have won 27 games in a row against nonconference opponents and are 10-0 under coach Nick Saban in home openers with an average margin of victory of 32.8 points. Saturday’s matchup between the Fresno State Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide pit teams No. 96 and No. 1 in S&P+ against each other. The Bulldogs were able to jump up 13 spots after sitting at 109th in the preseason rankings. That tends to happen after you win 66-0. Sure, it was against Incarnate Word.
On the night Fresno State outgained the Cardinals 613-148, as quarterback Chason Virgil hit on 16 of 29 throws for 246 yards, connecting with wide receiver KeeSean Johnson seven times for 120 yards. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs defense held the IW offense to 2.6 yards per play and minus-7 rushing yards, and recorded two safeties. But its defense under coordinator Orlondo Steinauer can give opponents a variety of looks and in doing so could induce some mistakes up front by the Alabama line.
Fresno State returned 16 starters this season from a team that went 1-11 last year. But that team also lost five games in which it led in the fourth quarter. In fact, the Bulldogs are 7-2-1 ATS over their last 10 games. The Bulldogs’ Johnson is one of 18 players in the nation with a streak of at least 23 consecutive games with a reception including teammate Jamire Jordan, who has a catch in 25 in a row.
Charlotte vs Kansas State, live stream 2017. Charlotte at Kansas State preview: keys to the game, prediction
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This is a mismatch. K-State is coming off a 55-19 victory over Central Arkansas, while Charlotte lost its first game to Eastern Michigan 24-7. Bill Snyder has been coaching the Wildcats (26 years) much longer than the 49ers have played football (five years). For K-State, this game is all about staying healthy and moving to 2-0. Last week was a tough FCS opponent. Tomorrow is the real cupcake. But you can bet Bill Snyder’s not overlooking them, as a couple of Wildcats are coming home. This is the easiest game on K-State’s schedule. As long as the Wildcats take the 49ers seriously, which they should do considering who their coach is, the rout should be on by halftime.
Kansas State (1-0, 0-0 Big 12, 19/19) hosts the North Carolina-Charlotte 49ers (0-1, 0-0 CUSA). This is the first meeting between the two schools, which shouldn’t be a surprise since Charlotte’s been playing football for about 20 minutes. The 49ers began their program in 2013 as an FCS program, immediately announcing their intention to move up to FBS. After two years in FCS and one transitional year, this is Charlotte’s second season as a full-fledged FBS program. Linebacker Jeff Gemmell did a little bit of everything in the 49ers first game. He made 14 tackles, including two for loss, and consistently got pressure on the quarterback.
Charlotte, of course, has major ties to K-State. Dominique Heath and Mitch Lochbihler are both natives of the Charlotte area, and starting 49er wide receiver T.L. Ford II was originally a K-State commit before signing with Charlotte. But most importantly, 49er head coach Brad Lambert and defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt were teammates at K-State in the mid-1980s.
Louisville vs North Carolina, live stream 2017. Louisville vs. North Carolina: The Game Before The Big Game
This Saturday, the Louisville Cardinals will head to Chapel Hill to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels. Under normal circumstances, this might be one of the more heavily anticipated matchups of the season. A road conference game, against a Coastal team we don’t see every year, who won 8 games last year. The Cardinals will play their first true road game of the season, traveling to face the Tar Heels at Kenan Stadium for the first time since 2011 — a 14-7 loss under former head coach Charlie Strong.
Junior quarterback Lamar Jackson accounted for 485 yards of total offense and two touchdowns as the Cardinals defeated Purdue 35-28 at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday night. The No. 17 Louisville Cardinals (1-0) open the ACC season in Chapel Hill on Saturday against the North Carolina Tar Heels (0-1). While the Cardinals come to town as double-digit favorites and led by a Heisman winner, the Heels are definitely not scared.
The season’s first great bulletin board material was provided by UNC’s Andre Smith. This week the junior linebacker said, “We definitely don’t want it to be the Lamar Jackson show… He’s not going to beat us. We’re just going to stop anything that he tries to do. The added pressure Jackson causes will balloon the rushing numbers and further exacerbate the big play mistakes in the secondary with everyone’s eyes in the backfield watching the speedy quarterback in case he takes off.
FLORIDA ATLANTIC VS WISCONSIN, live stream 2017. Wisconsin Football: 3 bold predictions vs. Florida Atlantic
Florida Atlantic is one of the few college football programs in Florida that will actually get to play this weekend. Hurricane Irma canceled quite a few of the games played in Week 2. The Badgers were penalized six times for 38 yards in the first half of the opener and finished with nine penalties for 73 yards. Penalties for blocking in the back in the opening quarter forced UW to start drives from its 4 and 9, respectively. The Badgers punted both times. However, since the Owls are traveling to Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, WI, for this game, they’ll actually get to play.
This is one of the first matchups to kickoff on Sep. 9. Kiffin is always a fun coach to watch and should provide some high-level entertainment, even if the Owls lose by a lot. We could also see former “Last Chance U” quarterback De’Andre Johnson get some reps. If Florida Atlantic is down by a few scores, they should give the backups some playing time.The Owls would be a big underdog either way. And, like last week, the prognosticators from around the web are firmly in Wisconsin’s corner.
Wisconsin had a much better Week 1 than Florida Atlantic. The Badgers defeated the Utah State Aggies, 59-10, behind a big effort from quarterback Alex Hornibrook. Utah State and Florida Atlantic should pose around the same challenge for Wisconsin. Quarterbacks Jake Coker and Cooper Bateman combined to complete 22 of 29 passes and tailbacks Derrick Henry (13-147-3 TDs) and Kenyan Drake (10-77-1) combined to rush for 224 yards and four touchdowns on just 23 carries.
Cincinnati vs Michigan, live stream 2017. Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Michigan Wolverines, College Football Sports Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Predictions
Eighth-ranked Michigan looks to build on its impressive season-opening win when it hosts Cincinnati on Saturday. Michigan Football (1-0) will take on Cincinnati (1-0) in their home opener Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for noon and the game will be televised on ABC. The No. 8 ranked Wolverines enter the game as a heavy favorite. Go here for a complete game preview: Michigan vs Cincinnati. Read on for the staff predictions. The Wolverines started the new campaign with a bang as they scored 20 unanswered points in the second half en route to a 33-17 victory against No. 24 Florida in the AdvoCare Classic in Arlington, Texas and they hope to ride the momentum to their ninth straight home-opening triumph.
Look for Michigan’s defense to make things extremely uncomfortable for Boone and his teammates. Wilton Speight and the offense should be able to get into a nice rhythm as well. Despite, Boone’s proclamation Michigan wins big 63-0. Week one is in the books, and while it was a great win for currently ranked No. 8 Michigan over No. 22 Florida on Saturday, it’s a new week and Jim Harbaugh has his crew by now focusing on the next opponent.
The Cincinnati Bearcats will come to Ann Arbor for the first game at the Big House of the 2017 season, and they aren’t doing it quietly.While Boone has been talking a lot, his team didn’t exactly put up numbers that will wow you in week one. He did have the put-away, 3-yard touchdown run for his lone score of the day, recording 104 yards on 19 carries.
Georgia Tech vs. Tennessee Football, live stream 2017. Georgia Tech vs. Tennessee 2017 live stream: Time, TV schedule, and live blog updates
College football’s Week 1 comes to a close with one Monday game: The No. 25 Tennessee Volunteers against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in Atlanta. They’ll play at Atlanta’s massive, ornate new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the second big game there of the weekend after Saturday’s Alabama-Florida State clash. The Georgia Tech flexbone makes the Yellow Jackets a wild card. Nobody in the SEC runs that scheme, which usually puts three men behind the quarterback: a fullback and two slotbacks. It’s a scheme designed to be deceptive and physically punishing, and it’s really hard to game-plan against. The good thing for Tennessee is that this is Week 1, so Butch Jones’ staff has had an entire offseason to figure out defensive solutions.
The Vols had another respectable season for the third straight year and won a third consecutive bowl game. Still, the season had to be considered a bit of a disappointment when they fell short of playing in the SEC Championship game. Defense was an issue as the Vols finished 70th in scoring defense, giving up 28.8 points and 449.2 yards a contest. To help stop the bleeding, the Vols have two of the more dynamic defensive backs in the SEC. Todd Kelly Jr. and Nigel Warrior are both the sons of former Vols first-round NFL Draft picks.
College football season is here and we’ve got one more great game on tap for Labor Weekend to kick things off. On Labor Day, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will play the No. 25 Tennessee Volunteers in prime time. Kickoff from the brand-new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta will be at 8:00 p.m. ET on September 4. ESPN will have the national telecast. The available live streams can be found on WatchESPN and FuboTV.
Tennessee vs Georgia Tech, live stream 2017. Tennessee football vs. Georgia Tech: Preview, predictions, TV channel
It’s another SEC versus ACC match-up in the new Mercedes Benz Dome to close the opening week of the college football season. The (25) Tennessee Volunteers travel to face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in Atlanta Monday, September 4th at 8:00 p.m. All of us want to win,” tight end Ethan Wolf said. “We don’t feel pressure that we have to go out and win for whoever. It’s all about us and it’s all about the work that we put in and how much we love to play this game. The pressure is not really as heavy as you’d think. The game was shrouded in mystery at the most prominent position on the field. The game was shrouded in mystery at the most prominent position on the field.
Both teams had to replace experienced quarterbacks — Joshua Dobbs at Tennessee, Justin Thomas at Georgia Tech. The Vols had another respectable season for the third straight year and won a third consecutive bowl game. Still, the season had to be considered a bit of a disappointment when they fell short of playing in the SEC Championship game. The Volunteers have a new quarterback to break in. Quarterback Quinten Dormady will have an opportunity to lead the Tennessee offense in 2017, starting with Georgia Tech.
HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE: The Georgia Tech campus is less than 2 miles from Mercedes-Benz Stadium, so it would be logical to assume this is essentially a home game for the Yellow Jackets. But Tennessee has a much larger fan base, so there will definitely be plenty of orange in the sellout crowd of more than 70,000. For sure, this will have the feel of a true neutral-site game. There is plenty of historical significance, as well. Once bitter rivals in the SEC, this will be first meeting between the schools since 1987.
Zips vs Lions Football, live stream 2017. Akron Zips vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Odds, College Football Betting Pick
The Zips get back 15 starters this season after going 5-7 during an injury-plagued 2016. Akron actually started 5-3 last year, but after going down to its third-string quarterback lost its last four games. The Lions started 2-2 last year then won nine games in a row, knocking off Ohio State and then Wisconsin in the conference title tilt. UA opens the 2017 campaign with a daunting task as they head to Beaver Stadium in the middle of Pennsylvania to battle the defending B1G Champion Penn State Nittany Lions
The Akron Zips look to rebound after their third 5-7 season in the last four under head coach Terry Bowden. Midway through 2016, UA had a 4-3 record however they finished losing five of their final six including the last four and with all that, they still were one incomplete pass away from being in the MAC Championship Game. Defensively, the team lost half of its starters from last year, and that group was not entirely successful to begin with – allowing 34.5 points per game.
UA opens the 2017 campaign with a daunting task as they head to Beaver Stadium in the middle of Pennsylvania to battle the defending B1G Champion Penn State Nittany Lions. The Zips defense allowed 33.6 points and 446 yards a season ago. The defensive 11 bring back the 2016 MAC Defensive Player of the Year in Ulysses Gilbert. The senior had 122 total tackles (65 solo) with four sacks, 11 tackles for losses, three pass breakups, and two forced fumbles
Golden Flashes vs Tigers Football, live stream 2017. Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Clemson Tigers Odds, Football Betting Pick
The Blue and Gold open this campaign in a place they call “Death Valley” facing the defending national champion, Clemson Tigers of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The second consecutive year KSU will play a defending champion on its schedule. Only five starters are back on offense, but four of those are along a great offensive line. And seven starters are back from a defense that allowed just 311.5 yards and 18.0 points per game last season. Clemson went 14-1 last season (7-1 in ACC play) their lone loss was at home to Pittsburgh 43-42. They won the ACC Championship Game defeating Virginia Tech 42-35. Then in the College Football Playoff, they shutout Ohio State at the Fiesta Bowl, 31-0
Clemson, placed seventh in the College Football Preseason Power Rankings at PredictionMachine.com, returns 12 starters from the team that repeated as ACC champions last year, then won the national championship. Along the way, the Tigers beat five ranked teams, ending with victories over No. 2 Ohio State and No. 1 Alabama. Last season, the Tigers had a high-powered offense averaging 39 points and 503 yards of total offense however QB DeShaun Watson has graduated and is with the Houston Texans and WR Mike Williams is off to the Los Angeles Chargers. Junior Kelly Bryant will be behind center for the season opener his first collegiate start
Plus, playing at home means the spread is probably inflated by several points. Clemson is going to win this game, but the smart money at online betting sites takes the points with Kent State. The Flashes will enter this season opener without head coach Paul Haynes who has taken a leave of absence for medical reasons and will not be with the team. Offensive Coordinator Don Treadwell will be interim head coach