Illinois (Big 10) 24 @ Missouri (Little XII) 38
How Ron Zook still has a job must only be attributed to the fact that Illinois can get no one else!
#5 Texas (Little XII) 42 @ Rice (C-USA) 10
Ho hum start to the season for the over-rated Horns. Rice won't put up much of a fight here.
Purdue (Big 10) 31 @ Notre Dame (Independent) 35
The Brian Kelley era gets off well, albeit in a close game at home to the Boilermakers.
UCLA (PAC-10) 24 @ Kansas State (Little XII) 13
Slick Rick better hope he can put it all together this season. There won't be much competition from his cross-town rival so seize the opportunity.
Tennessee Tech (OVC) 7 @ #17 Arkansas (SEC) 55
Mallett's Heisman campaign gets off to a so-so start as he only plays for 4 or 5 series. The running game and OL get a lot of work for the Hogs. Vanilla Petrino for the first two games.
#24 Oregon State (PAC-10) 13 @ #6 TCU (MWC) 21
I am going to bite on this one. I think the Beavers start slow and TCU is looking at this as their statement game that they truly belong. That Horn Frog D is stingy.
Stephen F. Austin (Southland) 24 @ aTm (Little XII) 52
Jerrod Johnson gets off to an okay start. His shoulder is still not completely 100% though. SFA is as good as it gets in the FCS.
Jacksonville State (OVC) 10 @ Ole Miss (SEC) 41
Hootie got an early b-day present when the NCAA unbelievably decided to change its mind in a span of 48 hours. I don't know what Hootie has on the NCAA, but it must be some priceless photos of someone.
#21 LSU (SEC) 24 @ #18 North Carolina (ACC) 13
Since UNC won't have a defense for this game, it is going to be tough. The Tigers O though isn't that great anyways. They will struggle to get the 24 points. Butch Davis has a LOT of explaining to do I think.
#3 Boise State (MWC) 17 @ #10 Virginia Tech (ACC) 27
I have heard ALL my life that Good D beats Good O every single time, and that Defense Wins Championships. Well, Bud Foster and Va Tech have a GREAT D. Peterson and Boise have a GREAT O. So, edge to Foster and Tyrod Taylor. Tech ends this nonsensical Boise for BCS Championship talk almost before it began.