Whether COVID-19 pandemic is still going ongoing or not, college football season is back. Currently, the Big Ten and the Pac-12 conference opted out for the 2020-2021 season, but I heard a rumor that they may play (Yes, I am using the skill from Allison from the Umbrella Academy..). Anyway, there are not as many games scheduled for week 3, but here are a few top 25 games.
Tulsa vs. Oklahoma State
My pick: Oklahoma State
Tulsa finished as 4-8 last season. While Oklahoma State did not have a great season, but they had some close games against top 25 teams in Big12 last year. Oklahoma State will take care of the business before heading into its conference matchup against West Virginia a week after.
Austin Peay vs. Cincinnati
My pick: Cincinnati
Austin Peay lost against Central Arkansas already. This is the year Cincinnati wants to revenge against Memphis after two losses in a row against them. Cincinnati will handle this game easily.
South Florida vs. Notre Dame
My pick: Notre Dame
As a part of ACC, Notre Dame will have many exciting matchups coming up (yes, I am talking about the matchup against Clemson on the 7th of November). South Florida had a great start in 2018-2019 season as 7-0, but since then, well let’s hope for the best for this year.
Charlotte vs. North Carolina
My pick: North Carolina
I just learned of the Charlotte 49ers. I only knew the NFL team, San Francisco 49ers. North Carolina (UNC) is known for its fantastic basketball team, but they had some sparks last year (They were a 2-point conversion success away from knocking Clemson out of the playoff picture). UNC should be able to win by 2+ touchdowns.
UCF vs. Georgia Tech
My pick: UCF
Unfortunately, this is probably the closest matchup we will see in week 3 top 25 matchups. I wish that UCF is playing against other ACC teams like North Carolina or Notre Dame, which will make the game more unpredictable. Georgia Tech lost against The Citadel after barely passing by South Florida last year. UCF will get its victory against a Power 5 team.
The Citadel vs. Clemson
My pick: C… Clemson
UPSET ALERT (Spoiler: Just kidding). This is the toughest matchup that Clemson will face this year, and its QB Trevor Lawrence may throw more interceptions than touchdowns. Yeah, no. Clemson football team may score as high as Clemson basketball team in this game.