TUCKER’S PICK ‘EM 2015: College football picks and previews for Week 3

  • All times EASTERN
  • All rankings reflect latest AP poll

 

No. 11 Clemson (2-0) @ Louisville (0-2)
Thursday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. ESPN
We thought after Week 1 that Louisville had a chance to win the rest of its games.

Then the Cardinals lost to Houston:

Clemson 31, Louisville 20

Actual Score: Clemson 20, Louisville 17 (WIN)

Fort Valley State (1-1, 1-0 SIAC) @ Clark Atlanta (0-2, 0-2 SIAC)
Saturday, September 19 at 2 p.m.
Last week against Lane, Fort Valley State trailed 32-7 in the third quarter and came back to win by 12.

That’s impressive right there. I don’t care who you are:

Fort Valley State 28, Clark Atlanta 21

Actual Score: Fort Valley State 35, Clark Atlanta 13 (WIN)

No. 14 Georgia Tech (2-0) @ No. 8 Notre Dame (2-0)
Saturday, September 19 at 3:30 p.m. NBC
One of the most anticipated matchups of the young season happens Saturday in South Bend.

It lost some luster when Irish quarterback Malik Zaire broke his ankle last week, but this is still Georgia Tech-Notre Dame.

The two haven’t played since 2007. Tech won that meeting 33-10:

Georgia Tech 35, Notre Dame 31

Actual Score: Notre Dame 30, Georgia Tech 22 (LOSS)

No. 18 Auburn (2-0) @ No. 13 LSU (1-0, 1-0 SEC)
Saturday, September 19 at 3:30 p.m. CBS *SEC NATION
If Jeremy Johnson throws an interception on the first drive, you have to pull him, right?

Good news for Auburn: LSU’s quarterback situation isn’t much better (OK, maybe it is, but not much).

Auburn’s defense (the same one that gave up all those yards to Jacksonville State) will play well this week:

LSU 17, Auburn 13

Actual Score: LSU 45, Auburn 21 (WIN)

South Carolina (1-1, 0-1 SEC) @ No. 7 Georgia (2-0)
Saturday, September 19 at 6 p.m. ESPN
The fail-to-give-it-to-Gurley debacle has haunted Georgia fans for an entire year.

This seems like an easy win for the Dawgs, but nothing’s easy for Georgia vs. Steve Spurrier:

Georgia 31, South Carolina 21

Actual Score: Georgia 52, South Carolina 20 (WIN)

The Citadel (2-0, 1-0 SoCon) @ Georgia Southern (1-1)
Saturday, September 19 at 6 p.m. ESPN3
Georgia Southern found its offensive ryhthm against Western Michigan, rushing for 413 yards on its way to a 43-17 win over the Broncos.

Quarterback Kevin Ellison returns Saturday after serving a two-game suspension:

Georgia Southern 38, The Citadel 21

Actual Score: Georgia Southern 48, The Citadel 13 (WIN)

Mercer (2-0) @ Tennessee Tech (0-2)
Saturday, September 19 at 7 p.m.
The Bears set a school record for offense last week, racking up 623 yards in a 57-14 win over Stetson.

Tennessee Tech will be a tougher matchup. It’s too bad this game’s not in Macon:

Tennessee Tech 28, Mercer 27

Actual Score: Tennessee Tech 29, Mercer 22 (WIN)

Florida (2-0) @ Kentucky (2-0, 1-0 SEC)
Saturday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. ESPN
The Wildcats are fresh off a 26-22 win at South Carolina. Florida is fresh off a 31-24 home win over East Carolina.

Last year in the Swamp, the Gators won this game in triple overtime.

Kentucky wins this time around and moves to 3-0 for the first time since 2010:

Kentucky 23, Florida 20

Actual Score: Florida 14, Kentucky 9 (LOSS)

No. 15 Ole Miss (2-0) @ No. 2 Alabama (2-0)
Saturday, September 19 at 9:15 p.m. ESPN *College GameDay
We have to wait until 9:15?

Ole Miss pulled the upset in Oxford last year, beating the Tide 23-17:

Alabama 21, Ole Miss 17

Actual Score: Ole Miss 43, Alabama 37 (LOSS)

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