Middle Tennessee vs Syracuse, live stream 2017. Middle Tennessee vs Syracuse: Preview, How to Watch, Betting Line, & Prediction
The defense had a very rough start last week too but showed improvement over the course of the game. For the first time in a long time, the Raiders were able to defend the run effectively, holding Vandy to under 100 yards rushing. On the flip side though, Middle continued to struggle in coverage, getting beat over the top and underneath. As much as I thought last week’s Middle Tennessee game would be a shootout, I am even more confident this one will be too even after last week. Scott Shafer has to figure out that secondary sooner rather than later.
As for Syracuse, they are very strong on offense and can make this Middle defense pay if they aren’t on their game. Quarterback Eric Dungey is an electric player that can make plays with his arm and legs that the defense has to contain.This past week’s game showed a lot of flaws that the Raiders have to address if they even want to contend for a conference title. If the secondary can step up and make plays, this is an offense that can be stopped.
On defense, Syracuse is not as strong as Vanderbilt; their secondary is vulnerable and can be attacked. The biggest key for Middle to have success is to protect Brent Stockstill from the defensive line and possible rushing linebackers.
Stanford VS USC, LIVE STREAM 2017. No. 6 USC vs. No. 14 Stanford: TV info, scouting report and prediction
The Cardinal took down their opponent 62-7, with RB Bryce Love doing most of the damage, rushing for 180 yards on 13 carries, including one for a touchdown. The Cardinal continue one recent trend: running through USC’s defensive line. … The backfield tandem of Bryce Love and Cameron Scarlett replace Christian McCaffrey, who tormented the Trojans three times over two seasons. … Quarterback Keller Chryst is fully recovered from an ACL tear from last year’s Sun Bowl. QB Keller Chryst was efficient, completing 14-of-24 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns. Stanford will return to the United States to a bigger challenge in USC, but one that they should definitely be prepared for.
On the other hand, USC played Western Michigan at home in Los Angeles this past weekend. Many expected the Trojans to roll past their opponent without much challenge. Yet, it was anything but for QB Sam Darnold and Co. The game was tied headed into the final quarter, but RB Ronald Jones II and USC scored 28 points in the final frame to close the game out. The reason: Stanford stopped being bullied around and did some bullying of its own. While the Trojans hold a 59-32-3 edge, the Cardinal have controlled the last decade and entered 2017 on a three-game winning streak.
This matchup is going to be one for the ages, as the Northern California team in Stanford heads to Southern California to continue an age-old rivalry.It’s totally a rivalry, from the Stanford perspective,” Rule of Tree’s Cameron Satterlee said. “It’s always a must-win game, and it always carries weight in the Pac-12 race. Beyond being just an important game, there’s a very tangible emotional element for Stanford fans. Will Darnold and Co. prevail or will Love and Co. run wild over the USC defense
Iowa vs Iowa State, live stream 2017. Iowa football vs. Iowa State: 3 keys, game predictions
While it may not get the national publicity of a rivalry like Michigan vs. Ohio State, there’s no doubting the fact that the Hawkeyes and Cyclones have one of the most heated rivalries in college sports. But the matchup isn’t all on Iowa’s secondary. The defensive line, which played so well against Wyoming, will need to pressure and disrupt Park to give Iowa’s talented cornerback combination of Josh Jackson and Manny Rugamba an opportunity to make plays. These two schools don’t like each other, and while all of the other sports battle it out as well in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk series, there’s just something in the air when these two football teams come together.
Here’s the good news for Iowa: This game will mark the 65th game of this series and the Hawkeyes currently hold a 42-22 advantage going all the way back to 1894. Also, Cyclones quarterback Jacob Park has elevated the offense since he became the starter late last season. Against Northern Iowa last week, Park completed 27 of 35 passes for 271 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Hawks are 18-8 while playing in Ames and they’ve won the last two on the road against Iowa State.
To make things even more daunting for ISU, the Hawkeyes clipped them in Iowa City last year, 42-3, putting up 435 total yards of offense while holding the Cyclones to only 291. This was in a down season for Iowa, remember. On one hand, Stanley did throw three touchdowns against Wyoming. He displayed some nice athleticism and he clearly wasn’t afraid to chuck it down the field.
Jacksonville State vs Georgia Tech, live stream 2017. Jacksonville State vs Georgia Tech Live Stream: College Football Online
Paul Johnson and company dominated Tennessee for much of the game, with unbelievable advantages in total yards (655-369), rushing yards (535-148), first downs (33-18) and time of possession (41:27-18:33) but fell out for two costly turnovers and two missed kicks for the double-overtime defeat. Marshall set an Atlantic Coast Conference record by a quarterback, rushing for 249 yards, and added two school marks with five rushing touchdowns and 44 carries. He oversaw an offense that ran 96 plays, rushing for 535 yards and finishing with 655 overall.
However, the take aways from Monday’s loss was TaQuon Marshall’s performance. Now Marshall gets to perform in a looser atmosphere when the Jackets host FCS Jacksonville State (1-0) on Saturday. He doesn’t expect to feel so jittery this time. Making the first start of his career, the junior quarterback posted 249 rushing yards, the most ever by a Georgia Tech or an ACC quarterback.He also made five rushing touchdowns and 44 carries.
I think I overthrew a couple of balls that could’ve made a difference in the game,” he said. ”Holding onto the ball, too, because I turned the ball over, and that really stumped us. The Gamecocks, one of the most successful teams in the FCS is coming off a 27-13 win over No. 12 UT-Chattanooga in the season opener.
Pittsburgh vs Penn State, live stream 2017. Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions: Odds, Football Betting Pick
On the day the Panthers outrushed Youngstown State 208-107, as running back Qadree Ollison ran 22 times for 91 yards and two touchdowns. Meanwhile, Browne, the transfer from USC making his first start for his new team, hit on 17 of 24 throws for 140 yards and one score. That said, Pittsburgh has two things going for it that the Zips did not: More raw talent, and a coach who is pretty good at figuring out a way to limit a key player’s role in an opposing offense’s gameplan. They’ll sell out to control Barkley, and that means the Panthers’ linebackers – veterans Oluwaseun Idowu and Elijah Zeise – will have to be sound both in the gaps and against the pass.
Pitt handed Penn State one of its three losses last season, a 42-39 decision at Heinz Field. The Panthers jumped out to a 28-7 lead that day and hung on from there to win the first meeting between these in-state rivals in 16 seasons. Penn State opened its season with a 52-0 romp over Akron, easily covering as a 30-point favorite. The Lions opened the scoring on DeAndre Thompkins’ 61-yard punt return midway through the first quarter, took a 35-0 lead into halftime and eased home from there. Pitt outrushed the Lions 341-74 and won time of possession by a 35-25 margin.
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Fresno State vs Alabama, live stream 2017. Fresno State vs. Alabama 2017: Game time, TV schedule, online stream, odds and preview
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. Fresno State opened the Jeff Tedford era last week with a 66-0 victory over Incarnate Word (FCS), covering as a 35-point favorite. The Bulldogs led 17-0 after one quarter and 34-0 at the half, then scored 32 points in the third quarter alone and cruised home from there. But they were nothing if not efficient on offense. And pitching that kind of shutout will have you taking leaps like that.
Alabama, naturally, remained No. 1 after their dazzling performance against FSU. Their defense is currently 1st in S&P+, and the margin between them and 2nd place Michigan is 6.0. For reference, the gap between the 2nd-place Wolverines and 13th/14th-place Miami and Iowa is… 5.8. The Tide defense looked dominant against what was the 2nd-ranked team in S&P+ last week. That shouldn’t surprise you.In his season debut, the reigning SEC Offensive Player of the Year played well enough against a vaunted FSU defense. Hurts went 10-18 through the air for only 96 yards. A hearty amount came on a long TD pass to Calvin Ridley.
The Crimson Tide opened this season with a 24-7 victory over fellow national title contender Florida State, covering at -7. Alabama trailed the Seminoles 7-3 early in the second quarter but immediately retook the lead and shut down FSU from there, allowing just 65 yards of offense in the second half.
Oklahoma vs Ohio State, live stream 2017. College football picks, Week 2: Oklahoma, Ohio State face off in massive showdown
Four teams among the AP Top 25 will face off in primetime-worthy games on Saturday: No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 5 Oklahoma; No. 3 Clemson vs. No. 13 Aubur; No. 6 USC vs. No. 14 Stanford; and No. 15 Georgia vs. No. 24 Notre Dame. That’s quite the slate. Stanford is coming off a bye week, has a running back in Bryce Love who has a career yard-per-carry average of 9.6 yards and a quarterback in Keller Chryst who seems to be a solid game manager. USC, on the other hand, had a subpar performance against Western Michigan — including quarterback Sam Darnold.
The matchup this Saturday has major College Football Playoff implications and gives the Sooners a chance to show that they are still a major power in College Football. If Oklahoma wins, they will likely roll through their Big 12 schedule and could even afford to drop a game or maybe even two in Big 12 play. If they lose this game, they will likely have much less margin for error and may not be able to take a loss in Big 12 play and still make the CFP.
If Ohio State wins, it will give them some margin for error in Big Ten play and they may not even have to win their conference to make the playoff once again. If they get upset by the Sooners and somehow lose this game, they will likely have to win the Big Ten outright to make the playoff. This means that the Oklahoma offensive line of Orlando Brown, Ben Powers, Erik Wren Dru Samia and Bobby Evans Jr. will have their hands full on Saturday.
Houston vs Arizona, live stream 2017. After hurricane-induced delay, Houston gets back to football vs. Arizona
Houston will be inspired to give good vibes to the suffering fans back home. However, there are a lot of unknowns about this particular Houston team. This is their first game of the year after Hurricane Harvey canceled their opener against UTSA, they have a new head coach, new quarterback, and a good amount of new faces on defense. Arizona will discover that the running game won’t come as easily against the Cougars as it did against NAU, and that completing a pass will be as unlikely as a hurricane in Tucson.
As of Friday, Applewhite hadn’t announced whether Kyle Postma or Kyle Allen would start at quarterback. Postma was the backup to Greg Ward and played considerably in the Cougars’ past two successful seasons. Allen is a former Texas A&M starter and big-time high school recruit who sat out last season as a redshirt. If you can’t tell by the score, I think UA barely wins this — like 50.10%-49.90%. If it weren’t for all the disruption the Cougars have had, I’d pick them to win but I feel they haven’t had a good opportunity to prepare for this game in the way they would want and it’ll likely show.
The university said nearly 70,000 pounds of relief goods filled the two big trucks. The school said Friday that while it could not accept more donations, people were urged to contribute through the Red Cross. Honestly, I feel like this game will come down to if Arizona can hold off the Cougar defensive line, no matter what the offensive scheme is. Will they be able to generate the holes that we saw against NAU? Probably not that often, but if they pop up, Arizona’s running/quarter backs will need to get through those holes immediately.
TCU vs Arkansas, live stream 2017. TCU at Arkansas: Prediction, pick, odds, TV channel, live stream, watch online
The key to this game will be the success or failure of quarterback Kenny Hill. The dual-threat gunslinger is dangerous on the ground, can stretch the field through the air and will have to be a star against a Razorbacks defense that’s only one game into their new 3-4 scheme. With both Arkansas and TCU coming off opening games against FCS teams that both resulted in complete demolitions of their opponents, this weekend’s clash is certainly the first true test of the season for both squads. The Horned Frogs need to put tremendous amount of stress on the thin Razorback secondary, neutralize a front seven that has some talented players and turn this into a shootout.
Beyond their running game, the Razorbacks will look to Austin Allen, their senior quarterback, to try and lead them to a 2-0 record from the get-go. He’s fresh off of a quality junior year in which he threw 25 touchdown passes (and 15 picks), and there’s no doubt that he wants to make sure his final season in Fayetteville is memorable for the right reasons. Don’t buy into the Arkansas defense under first-year coordinator Paul Rhoads. At least, not yet. Kenny Hill will stress them east-west with zone reads, then pick them apart deep when safeties move up to help out against the run.
However, if Arkansas is to take home this victory, they’re likely going to need a few lucky breaks, especially once you consider the makeup of TCU’s defense. Fortunately for Arkansas, it was revealed last week that some of their new guys like Chase Hayden could be solid contributors almost instantaneously, as he ran for 120 yards in his first game for the Hogs. Here’s what SB Nation’s Bill Connelly had to say about that unit in his season preview of the Horned Frogs:
Delaware vs Virginia Tech, live stream 2017. Virginia Tech Football: No. 18 Hokies Prepare for the Home Opener vs Delaware
VTScoop Analyst Matej Sis discusses three important keys to success he would like to see from Virginia Tech when they take on Delaware. While Virginia Tech is the heavily favored team at home, there are several facets of their football team they can improve by executing these three keys to the game. It was a group effort when the Hokies finished with 234 rushing yards in the opener against West Virginia, with quarterback Josh Jackson leading the way with 101 yards. Good things happen when #17 dials up #5. Phillips either made a big play, drew a flag or attracted a double team. This opens up the offense for Virginia Tech and is a major advantage they need to abuse.
The Hokies are coming off a neutral site win for the ages. After struggling in nationally televised games towards the end of Beamer’s tenure (especially at the cursed FedEx Field), Fuente and Co. broke the curse in a renewed rivalry against the Mountaineers. Despite the fact that Delaware is a solid team, they just don’t have as much talent as the Hokies. They don’t have a very strong quarterback, and the Hokies defense is coming off of a bad performance.
Usually, Bud Foster doesn’t turn in two of those type performances in a row. Expect the LPD to shut down the Blue Hens. Being around campus, this is certainly the most fired up I’ve seen the fan base in a long time. Not since the Tyrod Taylor era have people talked about the Hokies competing on the national stage.