The football season is finally here! And the road to the first college football playoff has begun. I'm enjoying flipping the tube between College Gameday and the Croke Park Classic so far this morning. The nacho dip is stewing and the Leinenkugels is on ice, except for the one I just cracked to aid in my typing. The first couple weeks of games are always interesting. The lines seem to move a lot and there are so many unknowns. Even with the high profile ranked teams. Did I just hear Stone Cold Steve Austin is the guest picker? Sweet! Should be fun listening to everyone's excitement as the first Saturday action kicks off. Here is today's 6 pack of picks...
Northern Iowa +19
Iowa's running game will dominate the second half and cement a Hawkeye victory but RB David Johnson and the rest of the Panther offense should be able to score enough to keep this one close and cover the points.
North Dakota St +3.5
The Cyclones continue to improve and are no longer everyone else's punching bag. The three time defending FCS Championship Bison football factory of Pac-12 castoffs is trying to win their 25th consecutive contest.
Bruin QB Brett Hundley begins his journey towards the Heisman Trophy and further fuels the media's lovefest for the Pac-12.
Florida - Idaho under 51.5
The Gators should be much improved this season and will win big in their opener. Although it will still turn out to be Will Muschamp's final season in The Swamp. But can the Vandals score enough to get this game in the 50s.
The Ducks score by passing, rushing, a return, and even a defensive TD on their way to 70 points.
Wisconsin continues the Big 10's dismal record against the SEC and the Tigers jump into the national title talks. Should be some good smashmouth football with LSU's speed making the difference.
And the Sunday chaser is Tennessee -4.5. Good ol' Rocky Top. Hunker down for the day, pound a few cold ones. Its time to watch some football, so next week we can all be experts. Enjoy the games!