rough week for pac12. wash, usc, asu and ucla all going down to non-conf foes. putting all hopes on stanford again.
Washington's loss was to Utah, which now announced themselves as a player in the conference race. They have trips to Pullman and Palo Alto the next two weeks. Get through that, and the Utes become a real CFP contender. Oregon, Cal, Arizona and Washington State are all still undefeated too, against meh schedules.
Ask LSU how easy it is to play Troy. I could see an emotional win vs Colorado and a let down vs Troy, especially if UNL starts a freshman QB
I also think Michigan will beat UNL, but I think this is the game people begin to see UNL as on the rise (not 2018, but going forward). I expect they'll play well
This Troy isn't nearly as good as last year's version. They lost all of their starting skill positions players, and 6 starters from a defense that carried them, top 20 nationally in S&P+. Somehow nobody hired Neal Brown, but that's about the only thing they have going for them going into 2018. I think Nebraska is still trying to figure out enough stuff that maybe they make some mistakes. But I still think HUskers win.My off the cuff pick: Nebraska 31, Troy 23Here I disagree, new, young offense, going on the road for the first time, against THAT defense? And while Harbaugh's struggles against good teams are well documented, his teams have consistently handled the teams they should. Not just not lose, but not even really be in danger of losing. Somehow Indiana is the exception there, giving him trouble three times, but aside from the Hoosiers.Michigan 35, Nebraska 15
WEEK 5Saturday, September 29ESPN College Gameday, live from State College, PA#8 PENN STATE 34, #3 OHIO STATE 31