Alabama 28, Virginia Tech 14: The defending national champions need a warmup game. Wait, most of their games are warmups.
Georgia 38, Clemson 24: The Bulldogs are capable of winning the SEC and dethroning the Crimson Tide. They prove it in the opener.
TCU 24, LSU 21: Gary Patterson has a nice chance to make a seasonal statement, and he does in an upset.
Boise State 33, Washington 31: Steve Sarkisian needs this one at home, but the Broncos are the antithesis of a cupcake.
BYU 28, Virginia 21: The Cavaliers' run-oriented offense plays right into the hands of one of the Cougars’ best linebacking corps since 1996. Watch out for UV's tight ends.
Dick Harmon, Deseret News sports columnist, can be found on Twitter as Harmonwrites and can be contacted at email@example.com.
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