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Week 1 - Scoreboard, Predictions & Recaps
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Minnesota QB MarQueis Gray
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Sep 4, 2012


Recaps and analysis for every Week 1, September 1 game

2012 Scoreboard ... Week 1

- CFN Fearless Predictions 

CFN Instant Analysis
- South Carolina gets by Vanderbilt
- Michigan State and Le'Veon Bell rumble past Boise State
- Tennessee's offense blows up on NC State
- Clemson & Ellington beat Auburn
- Ohio stuns Penn State
- Alabama flexes its muscle in blowout over Michigan
- Virginia Tech's thrilling win over Georgia Tech

ACC

Atlantic Boston Coll | Clemson | Florida St | Maryland | NC St | Wake Forest
Coastal Duke | Georgia Tech | Miami | North Carolina | Virginia | Virginia Tech

Friday, August 31

Tennessee 35 ... NC State 21
- NC State can't slow down the Vol offense
CFN Prediction: Tennessee 34-26
Line: Tennessee -3.5  O/U: 52.5 

Saturday, September 1

at North Carolina 62 ... Elon 0
- North Carolina and Bernard blow up in a blowout.
CFN Prediction: North Carolina 45-13
Line: None   O/U: None

at Virginia 43 ... Richmond 19
- Virginia & Rocco get by Spiders
CFN Prediction: Virginia 35-14 
Line: None  O/U: None

at Maryland 7 .. William & Mary 6
- Maryland survives squeaker over W&M
CFN Prediction: Maryland 20-16 
Line: None O/U: None

Miami 41 ... at Boston College 32
- Boston College can’t keep up in loss to Canes
- Miami & Duke Johnson run over the Eagles
CFN Prediction: Miami 23-17
Line: Miami -1  O/U: 44

at Florida State 69 ... Murray State 3
-Florida State runs wild on the Racers
CFN Prediction: Florida State 58-0 
Line: None  O/U: None

at Wake Forest 20 ... Liberty 17
- Wake Forest rallies to beat Liberty
CFN Prediction: Wake Forest 44-10 
Line: None   O/U: None

 Clemson 26 ... Auburn 19
-Clemson & Ellington hang on to beat Auburn
CFN Prediction: Clemson 34-28
Line: Clemson -3.5  O/U: 56

at Duke 46 ... Florida International 26
- Duke & Vernon explode over FIU
CFN Prediction: FIU 28-24 
Line: Duke -3.5   O/U: 53

Monday, September 3

at Virginia Tech 20 ... Georgia Tech 17 OT
- Virginia Tech & Thomas get by in thriller
- Georgia Tech's Washington throws bad pick opening the door in OT
 CFN Prediction: Virginia Tech 34-23 
Line: Virginia Tech -7.5   O/U: 48.5 
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Big East  

Cincinnati | Connecticut | Louisville | Pittsburgh
Rutgers | South Florida | Syracuse | Temple

Thursday, Aug. 30
 

at Connecticut 37 ... Massachusetts 0
- Connecticut outclasses and outplays UMass
CFN Prediction: Connecticut 26-21 
Line: UConn -24   O/U: 52

Friday, Aug. 31

at Temple 41 ... Villanova 10
- Temple & Brown blow past the Wildcats
CFN Prediction: Temple 31-14 
Line: None O/U: None

Saturday, Sept. 1

Northwestern 42 ... at Syracuse 41
- Syracuse loses a heartbreaker in late loss
CFN Prediction: Northwestern 33-28 
Line: Northwestern -1 O/U: 53.5

Youngstown State 31 ... at Pitt 17
- Pittsburgh goes flat in stunning loss to an FCSer
CFN Prediction: Pitt 27-17
Line: None   O/U: None

at South Florida 34 ... Chattanooga 13
- South Florida & Daniels chug past Chattanooga
CFN Prediction: South Florida 45-10
Line: None O/U: None

Rutgers 24 ... at Tulane 12
- Rutgers O struggles but D stops the Green Wave
CFN Prediction: Rutgers 38-16 
Line: Rutgers -20  O/U: 48

Sunday, Sept. 2

at Louisville 32 ... Kentucky 14
- Louisville gets near-perfect game out of Bridgewater
CFN Prediction: Louisville 31-17
Line: Louisville -13  O/U: 42.5
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Big Ten  
Leaders Illinois | Indiana | Ohio State | Penn State | Purdue | Wisconsin
Legends Iowa | Michigan | Michigan State | Minnesota | Nebraska | Northwestern

Thursday, August 30

Minnesota 30 ... at UNLV  27 3OT
- Minnesota picks off Rebels and survives in OT
CFN Prediction: Minnesota 27-17 
Line: Minnesota -8.5  O/U: 50

Friday, August 31
 
at Michigan State 17 ... Boise State 13
- Michigan State and Le'Veon Bell rumble over the Broncos
CFN Prediction: Michigan State 23-17
Line: Michigan State -7.5  O/U: 50

Saturday, September 1

Northwestern 42 ... at Syracuse 41
- Northwestern backup QB leads comeback win
CFN Prediction: Northwestern 33-28 
Line: Northwestern -1 O/U: 53.5

at Ohio State 56 ... Miami University 10
- Ohio State & Miller rip apart the RedHawks
CFN Prediction: Ohio State 27-9 
Line: Ohio State -23 O/U: 47

Ohio 24 ... at Penn State 14
- Penn State defense collapses in loss
CFN Prediction: Penn State 20-16 
Line: Penn State -6  O/U: 44.5

at Illinois 24 ... Western Michigan 7
- Illinois rolls over WMU, but Scheelhaase hurt
CFN Prediction: Illinois 27-23
Line: Illinois -10 O/U: 50.5

at Wisconsin 26 ... Northern Iowa 21
- Wisconsin D falls flat in scare
CFN Prediction: Wisconsin 41-10
Line: None   O/U: None

Iowa 18 .. .Northern Illinois 17
- Iowa runs by the Huskies in the final seconds
CFN Prediction: Iowa 27-20 
Line: Iowa -10  O/U: 50

at Purdue 48 ... Eastern Kentucky 6
-Purdue & Marve blow past EKU
CFN Prediction: 37-20 
Line: None  O/U: None

at Indiana 24 ... Indiana State 17
- Indiana & Robertson slip past the Sycamores
CFN Prediction: Indiana 38-17
Line: None   O/U: None
 
at Nebraska 49 ... Southern Miss 20
- Nebraska gets huge passing day from Martinez, but Burkhead hurt
CFN Prediction: Nebraska 30-13
Line: Nebraska -20  O/U: 53
 
Alabama 41 ... Michigan 14
- Michigan gets beaten up and blasted by the Tide
CFN Prediction: Alabama 27-10
Line: Alabama -12.5  O/U: 42
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Big 12

Baylor | Iowa St | Kansas | Kansas State Oklahoma
Oklahoma State | Texas | Texas Tech | TCU | West Virginia

Saturday, Sept. 1
 
at West Virginia 69 ... Marshall 33
- West Virginia & Geno Smith nearly perfect in blowout
CFN Prediction: West Virginia 41-17
Line: West Virginia -24  O/U: 64.5

at Iowa State 38 ... Tulsa 23
- Iowa State & Jantz get by the Hurricane
CFN Prediction: Iowa State 28-24 
Line: Tulsa -1.5   O/U: 52.5

 at Texas 37 ... Wyoming 17
- Texas runs all over the Cowboys
CFN Prediction: Texas 44-6
Line: -29  O/U: 51
 
at  Texas Tech 44 ... Northwestern State 6
- Texas Tech & Stephens run by NSU
CFN Prediction: Texas Tech 58-6
Line: None   O/U: None

at Oklahoma State 84 ... Savannah State 0
- Oklahoma State & Lunt get the O going
CFN Prediction: Oklahoma State 77-0 
Line: None O/U: None

at Kansas 31 ... South Dakota State 17
- Weis gets his first win for the Jayhawks
CFN Prediction: Kansas 38-34 
Line: None  O/U: None

at Kansas State 51 ... Missouri State 9
- Kansas State wakes up in second half in blowout
CFN Prediction: Kansas State 44-10 
Line: None    O/U: None

Oklahoma  24 ... UTEP 7
- Oklahoma sloppy in ugly win over Miners
CFN Prediction: Oklahoma 51-17
Line: Oklahoma -30.5  O/U: 62.5
  
Sunday, Sept. 2

at Baylor 59 ... SMU 24
- Baylor gets O rolling in easy blowout
CFN Prediction: Baylor 37-27
Line: Baylor 10.5   O/U: 58
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Conference USA
East  UAB | UCF | East Carolina | Marshall | Memphis | Southern Miss
West  Houston | Rice | SMU | Tulane | Tulsa | UTEP

Thursday, August 30

UCF 56 ... at Akron 14
- UCF offense rips through the Zip defense
CFN Prediction: UCF 34-13
Line: UCF -24  O/U: 45

UCLA 49 ... at Rice 24
- Rice D doesn't show up against the Bruins.
CFN Prediction: UCLA 29-16
Line: UCLA -15.5  O/U: 56

Saturday, Sept. 1

Troy 39 ... at UAB 29
- UAB gets some O but no D in loss
CFN Prediction: Troy 30-17
Line: Troy -6  O/U: 62.5

at East Carolina 35 ... Appalachian State 13
- East Carolina gets big plays to get an easy win
CFN Prediction: East Carolina 33-30
Line: None   O/U: None

at West Virginia 69 ... Marshall 33
- Marshall gets big day out of Cato in blowout loss.
CFN Prediction: West Virginia 41-17
Line: West Virginia -24  O/U: 64.5

at Iowa State 38 ... Tulsa 23
- Tulsa can't keep up in loss to Cyclones
CFN Prediction: Iowa State 28-24 
Line: Tulsa -1.5   O/U: 52.5

at Nebraska 49 ... Southern Miss 20
- Southern Miss gets bombed on by the Huskers
CFN Prediction: Nebraska 30-13
Line: Nebraska -20  O/U: 53

UT Martin 14 ... at Memphis 10
- Memphis muffed punt leads to stunning loss
CFN Prediction: Memphis 26-21 
Line: None O/U: None

Texas State 30 ... at Houston 13
- Houston flat in ugly loss to the Bobcats
CFN Prediction: Houston 49-16 
Line: Houston -36.5  O/U: 62
 
Rutgers 24 ... at Tulane 12
- Tulane O struggles in loss to Knights
CFN Prediction: Rutgers 38-16 
Line: Rutgers -20  O/U: 48

Oklahoma 24 ... UTEP 7
- UTEP blows chances in loss to Sooners
CFN Prediction: Oklahoma 51-17
Line: Oklahoma -30.5  O/U: 62.5

Sunday, Sept. 2

at Baylor 59 ... SMU 24
- SMU struggles in ugly blowout loss
CFN Prediction: Baylor 37-27
Line: Baylor 10.5   O/U: 58
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Independents 
Army | BYU | Navy | Notre Dame 

Thursday, August 30

at BYU 30 ... Washington State 6
- BYU & Nelson outpass Washington State
CFN Prediction: BYU 42-24 
Line: BYU -13.5  O/U: 62

Saturday, Sept. 3

Notre Dame 50 ... Navy 10 (in Dublin)
- Navy falls flat in ugly loss
- Notre Dame runs all over the Midshipmen in a blowout 
CFN Prediction: Notre Dame 38-17
Line: Notre Dame -16.5   O/U: 57
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MAC   
 
East  Akron | Buffalo | Kent State | Massachusetts | Miami Univ. | Ohio
West  Ball State | Bowling Green | CMU | EMU | No Illinois | Toledo | WMU

UCF 56 ... at Akron 14
- Akron flat in Bowden's debut
CFN Prediction: UCF 34-13
Line: UCF -24  O/U: 45

 at Connecticut 37 ... Massachusetts 0
- UMass awful in FBS debut
CFN Prediction: Connecticut 26-21 
Line: UConn -24   O/U: 52

at Ball State 37 ... Eastern Michigan 26
- Eastern Michigan D falls flat in loss
CFN Prediction: Eastern Michigan 38-31
Line: Ball State -7.5 O/U: 55.5

at Central Michigan 38 ... SE Missouri State 27
- Central Michigan runs past SE Missouri State
CFN Prediction: Central Michigan 41-24 
Line: None  O/U: None

at Kent State 41 ... Towson 21
- Kent State & Archer roll past Towson.
CFN Prediction: Kent State 24-17 
Line: None  O/U: None

Saturday, Sept. 1

at Georgia 45 ... Buffalo 23
- Buffalo battled hard in loss to Dawgs
CFN Prediction: Georgia 44-10 
Line: Georgia -28  O/U: -53.5

at Ohio State 56 ... Miami University 3
- The RedHawk O goes nowhere in loss to Buckeyes
CFN Prediction: Ohio State 27-9 
Line: Ohio State -23 O/U: 47

Ohio 24 ... at Penn State 14
- Ohio steamrolls over the Nittany Lions
CFN Prediction: Penn State 20-16 
Line: Penn State -6  O/U: 44.5

at Illinois 24 ... Western Michigan 7
- Western Michigan O goes nowhere in loss to Illini
 CFN Prediction: Illinois 27-23
Line: Illinois -10 O/U: 50.5

at Florida 27 ... Bowling Green 14
- Bowling Green O sputters in loss to Gators
CFN Prediction: Florida 41-14
Line: Florida -29  O/U: 48
 
Iowa 18 .. .Northern Illinois 17
- Huskies lose heartbreaker in final seconds
CFN Prediction: Iowa 27-20 
Line: Iowa -10  O/U: 50

at Arizona 24 ... Toledo 17 OT
- Rockets can't answer score in overtime
CFN Prediction: Arizona 37-29 
Line: Arizona -10   O/U: 61
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Mountain West 

Air Force | Boise State | Colorado State | Fresno State | Hawaii
New Mexico | Nevada | San Diego State | UNLV | Wyoming

Thursday, August 30

Minnesota 30 ... at UNLV  27 3OT
- UNLV plays hard but makes mistakes in 3 OT loss
CFN Prediction: Minnesota 27-17 
Line: Minnesota -8.5  O/U: 50

Friday, August 31

at Michigan State 17 ... Boise State 13
- Boise State gets run over in tough loss
CFN Prediction: Michigan State 23-17
Line: Michigan State -7.5  O/U: 50

Saturday, Sept. 1

at Air Force 49 ... Idaho State 21
- Air Force runs wild for easy win
CFN Prediction: Air Force 52-14 
Line: None   O/U: None

Nevada 31 ... at California 24
- Nevada & Jefferson rumble over Bears late
CFN Prediction: Cal 38-30 
Line: Cal -11 O/U: 55.5
 
at New Mexico 66 ... Southern 21
- Lobos roll for Bob Davie's first win
CFN Prediction: New Mexico 34-16 
Line: None  O/U: None

at Texas 37 ... Wyoming 17
- Wyoming gets run over by the Longhorns
CFN Prediction: Texas 44-6
Line: -29  O/U: 51

Colorado State 22 ... Colorado 17
- Colorado State & Grayson outduel the Buffs
CFN Prediction: Colorado 28-17
Line: Colorado -6   O/U: 46

at USC 49 ... Hawaii 10
- Hawaii can't keep up in blowout loss
CFN Prediction: USC 51-10
Line: USC -40  O/U: 63

at Washington 21 ... San Diego State 12
- San Diego State can't rally after early lead
CFN Prediction: Washington 40-20
Line: Washington -14.5  O/U: 60.5

at Fresno State 37 ... Weber State 10
- Fresno State gets big days from Carr and Rouse
CFN Prediction: Fresno State 34-21 
Line: None   O/U: None
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Pac-12    

North California | Oregon | Oregon St | Stanford | Washington | Washington State
South Arizona | Arizona St | Colorado | UCLA | USC | Utah  

Thursday, August 30

at Utah 41 ... Northern Colorado 0
- Utah runs all over Northern Colorado in easy win.
 CFN Prediction: Utah 48-6
Line: No Line  O/U: No Line

UCLA 49 ... at Rice 24
- UCLA gets the offense rolling with huge day from Franklin.
CFN Prediction: UCLA 29-16
Line: UCLA -15.5 O/U: 56

at BYU 30 ... Washington State 6
- Wazzu offense falls flat in loss at BYU
CFN Prediction: BYU 42-24 
Line: BYU -13.5  O/U: 62

at Arizona State 63  ... Northern Arizona 6
- Arizona State ground game destroys NAU.
CFN Prediction: Arizona State 42-19
Line: No Line  O/U: No Line 

Friday, August 31

at Stanford 20 ... San Jose State 17
- Stanford struggles and sputters in tough win
CFN Prediction: Stanford 41-13
Line: Stanford -25.5  O/U: 52 

Saturday, September 1

Nevada 31 ... at California 24
- California gets run over by the Wolf Pack
CFN Prediction: Cal 38-30 
Line: Cal -11 O/U: 55.5

Colorado State 22 ... Colorado 17
- Colorado can't hang on in tough loss
CFN Prediction: Colorado 28-17
Line: Colorado -6   O/U: 46

at USC 49 ... Hawaii 10
- Lee and Trojans nearly perfect in blowout
CFN Prediction: USC 51-10
Line: USC -40  O/U: 63

at Washington 21 ... San Diego State 12
- Washington & Price rally for win
CFN Prediction: Washington 40-20
Line: Washington -14.5  O/U: 60.5

at Oregon 57 .. Arkansas State 34
- Oregon gets up early and coasts
CFN Prediction: Oregon 49-17 
Line: Oregon -36  O/U: 68

at Arizona 24 ... Toledo 17 OT
- Arizona overcomes miscues to win in extra frame
CFN Prediction: Arizona 37-29 
Line: Arizona -10  O/U: 61
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SEC  

East   Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | Missouri | South Carolina | Tennessee | Vanderbilt 
West Alabama | Arkansas | Auburn | LSU | Ole Miss | Miss State | Texas A&M

Thursday, August 30

South Carolina 17 ... at Vanderbilt 13
- The Gamecocks hold off Vandy in a fight
CFN Prediction: South Carolina 27-13
Line: South Carolina -7  O/U: 47

Friday, August 31

Tennessee 35 ... NC State 21
- The Vol offense blows up on the Wolfpack
CFN Prediction: Tennessee 34-26
Line: Tennessee -3.5  O/U: 52.5 

Saturday, September 1

Clemson 26 ... Auburn 19
- Auburn slow down Clemson in the tight loss
CFN Prediction: Clemson 34-28
Line: Clemson -3.5  O/U: 56

at Georgia 45 ... Buffalo 23
- Georgia gets big day out of Gurley to beat the Bulls
CFN Prediction: Georgia 44-10 
Line: Georgia -28  O/U: -53.5

at Florida 27 ... Bowling Green 14
- Florida's two QB system falls flat in win
CFN Prediction: Florida 41-14
Line: Florida -29  O/U: 48

at Arkansas 49 ... Jacksonville State 24
- Arkansas & Wilson bomb away as O rolls
CFN Prediction: Arkansas 50-13
Line: None  O/U: None

at LSU 41 ... North Texas 14
- LSU wins easily, but Mettenberger hurt
CFN Prediction: LSU 48-10
Line: LSU -43  O/U: 52

at Missouri 62 ... SE Louisiana 10
- Missouri's big plays light up SE La
CFN Prediction: 54-7 
Line: None   O/U: None

at Ole Miss 49 ... Central Arkansas 27
- Ole Miss & Wallace rally to win in a blowout
CFN Prediction: Ole Miss 37-27
Line: None  O/U: None

at Mississippi State 56... Jackson State 9
- Miss State balanced in easy win
CFN Prediction: Mississippi State 38-16
Line: None  O/U: None

Alabama 41 ... Michigan 14
- Alabama makes huge statement in blowout over the Wolverines
CFN Prediction: Alabama 27-10
Line: Alabama -12.5  O/U: 42

Sunday, Sept. 2

at Louisville 32 ... Kentucky 14
- Kentucky gets ripped up by the Cardinals
CFN Prediction: Louisville 31-17
Line: Louisville -13  O/U: 42.5

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Sun Belt 

Arkansas State | Florida Atlantic | Florida International | MTSU
North Texas | Troy | South Alabama | UL Lafayette | UL Monroe | WKU

Thursday, August 30

McNeese State 27 ... Middle Tennessee 21
- Middle Tennessee rally falls short against the FCSer
CFN Prediction: Middle Tennessee 41-17 
Line: None   O/U: None

Friday, August 31

at Florida Atlantic 7 ... Wagner 3
- Florida Atlantic gets late score to give Carl Pelini his first win
CFN Prediction: Florida Atlantic 31-13
Line: None   O/U: None

Saturday, September 1

Troy 39 ... at UAB 29
- Troy & Southward run past UAB
CFN Prediction: Troy 30-17
Line: Troy -6  O/U: 62.5
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UTSA 33 ... at South Alabama 31
- South Alabama falls late after four turnovers
CFN Prediction: South Alabama 31-27 
Line: South Alabama -6.5 O/U: 51

at LSU 41 ... North Texas 14
- North Texas gets rolled over by the Tigers
CFN Prediction: LSU 48-10
Line: LSU -43  O/U: 52

at  Western Kentucky 49 ... Austin Peay 10
- WKU & Jakes roll easily in a blowout
CFN Prediction: Western Kentucky 27-13 
Line: None  O/U: None

at Duke 46 ... Florida International 26
- FIU flat in blowout loss to the Blue Devils
CFN Prediction: FIU 28-24 
Line: Duke -3.5   O/U: 53

at Louisiana-Lafayette 40 ... Lamar 0
- UL Lafayette wins in a walk
CFN Prediction: ULL 40-17 
Line: None  O/U: None

at Oregon 57 .. Arkansas State 34
- Arkansas State makes it look good late in a blowout
CFN Prediction: Oregon 49-17 
Line: Oregon -36  O/U: 68 
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WAC  

Idaho | Louisiana Tech | New Mexico St | San Jose State
Texas State | UT San Antonio | Utah State
 
Thursday, August 30 


at New Mexico State 49 ... Sacramento State 19
- Everything clicks for the Aggies in opening day win
CFN Prediction: New Mexico State 27-24
Line: None O/U: None

at Utah State 34 ... Southern Utah 3
- Utah State ramps up passing game to beat Southern Utah
CFN Prediction: Utah State 34-23 
Line: None   O/U: None

Eastern Washington 20 ... at Idaho 3
- Idaho O goes flat in stunning loss
CFN Prediction: Eastern Washington 37-31 
Line: None  O/U: None

Friday, August 31

at Stanford 20 ... San Jose State 17
- The Spartans battle in tough loss
CFN Prediction: Stanford 41-13
Line: Stanford -25.5  O/U: 52 

Saturday, September 1

UTSA 33 ... at South Alabama 31
- UTSA rallies with late FG for the win
CFN Prediction: South Alabama 31-27 
Line: South Alabama -6.5 O/U: 51

Texas State 30 ... at Houston 13
- Texas State runs all over the Cougars
CFN Prediction: Houston 49-16 
Line: Houston -36.5  O/U: 62
 

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