The Spun’s 2018 College Football Staff Picks: Week 1

first_imgFootball's with South Carolina's logo on them.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Football is back! College football Week 1 is right around the corner, with games running from Thursday all the way through Monday night.Each year, our staff competes for the best record in our game picks throughout the season.Every week, we will pick the winner of every game that involved a Power Five program or another ranked team, all the way through to bowl season.Things have been pretty tight the last few years, with the contest coming down to just a few games separating the top pickers.This week, we feature picks from Matt Lombardi, Andrew Holleran, Dan Lyons, Matt Hladik, Steve Driscoll, and Andrew McCarty.There are 57 different match-ups on deck for Week 1 of the season. Only four featured two ranked teams, so we’ll have to wait for more prominent match-ups.The first seven games on the list will be played on Thursday night, and the next six on Friday. LSU vs. Miami is on Sunday, and Virginia Tech at Florida State is Monday.It is a full long weekend of football, so get ready everyone.(*On mobile, our College Football Week 1 picks are best viewed in landscape mode.) GameLombardiHolleranLyonsHladikDriscollMcCarty21 UCF at UConnNew Mexico State at MinnesotaNorthwestern at PurduePlain gold Purdue Logo.Plain gold Purdue Logo.Plain gold Purdue Logo.Plain gold Purdue Logo.Plain gold Purdue Logo.Wake Forest at TulaneA Wake Forest logo.A Wake Forest logo.A Wake Forest logo.A Wake Forest logo.A Wake Forest logo.A Wake Forest logo.Missouri State at Oklahoma StateWeber State at UtahThe Utah Utes logo.The Utah Utes logo.The Utah Utes logo.The Utah Utes logo.The Utah Utes logo.The Utah Utes logo.Northwestern State vs. Texas A&MSyracuse at Western MichiganThe Syracuse Orange logo.The Syracuse Orange logo.The Syracuse Orange logo.Western Michigan logo.The Syracuse Orange logo.The Syracuse Orange logo.Utah State at 11 Michigan StateMichigan State LogoMichigan State LogoMichigan State LogoMichigan State LogoMichigan State LogoMichigan State LogoArmy at DukeThe Army Black Knights logo.A Duke logo.A Duke logo.A Duke logo.A Duke logo.A Duke logo.Western Kentucky at 4 WisconsinSan Diego State at 13 StanfordColorado vs. Colorado StateColorado State's logo.The Colorado Buffaloes logo.The Colorado Buffaloes logo.Colorado State's logo.Colorado State's logo.The Colorado Buffaloes logo.Oregon State at 5 Ohio StateFAU at 7 OklahomaSouthern at 16 TCU23 Texas at MarylandKent State at IllinoisLogo for the Kent State Golden Flashes.An Illinois logo.An Illinois logo.An Illinois logo.An Illinois logo.An Illinois logo.Texas State at RutgersRutgers 'R' logo.Rutgers 'R' logo.Rutgers 'R' logo.Rutgers 'R' logo.Rutgers 'R' logo.Rutgers 'R' logo.Coastal Carolina at South CarolinaOle Miss vs. Texas TechThe Texas Tech Red Raiders logo.The Texas Tech Red Raiders logo.James Madison at NC StateLogo for the James Madison Dukes.Furman at 2 ClemsonAlcorn State at Georgia TechUMass at Boston CollegeAustin Peay at 3 Georgia6 Washington vs. 9 AuburnAppalachian State at 10 Penn StateTennessee vs. 17 West VirginiaAlbany at PittsburghThe Pitt Panthers logo.The Pitt Panthers logo.The Pitt Panthers logo.The Pitt Panthers logo.The Pitt Panthers logo.The Pitt Panthers logo.Central Michigan at Kentucky The Kentucky Wildcats logo.The Kentucky Wildcats logo.The Kentucky Wildcats logo.The Kentucky Wildcats logo.The Central Michigan logo.The Kentucky Wildcats logo.Northern Illinois at IowaWashington State at WyomingLogo for the Washington State Cougars.The Wyoming logo.Logo for the Washington State Cougars.Logo for the Washington State Cougars.Logo for the Washington State Cougars.Logo for the Washington State Cougars.UNLV at 15 USCNorth Carolina at CalUT Martin at MissouriEastern Illinois at ArkansasArkansas logo.Arkansas logo.Arkansas logo.Arkansas logo.Arkansas logo.Arkansas logo.22 Boise State at TroyRichmond at Virginia Logo for the Virginia Cavaliers.Logo for the Virginia Cavaliers.Logo for the Virginia Cavaliers.Logo for the Virginia Cavaliers.Logo for the Virginia Cavaliers.Logo for the Virginia Cavaliers.Cincinnati at UCLAThe UCLA Bruins logo.The UCLA Bruins logo.The UCLA Bruins logo.The UCLA Bruins logo.The UCLA Bruins logo.The UCLA Bruins logo.Indiana at FIUFlorida International logo.Nicholls at Kansaskansas logokansas logoLogo for the Nicholls Colonials.kansas logokansas logokansas logoSouth Dakota at Kansas StateThe Kansas State Wildcats logo.The Kansas State Wildcats logo.The Kansas State Wildcats logo.The Kansas State Wildcats logo.The Kansas State Wildcats logo.The Kansas State Wildcats logo.14 Michigan at 12 Notre DameStephen F. Austin at 18 Mississippi StateCharleston Southern at FloridaMiddle Tennessee at VanderbiltMiddle Tennessee Logo.Middle Tennessee Logo.Louisville vs. 1 AlabamaBowling Green at 24 OregonAkron at NebraskaThe Nebraska Cornhuskers logo.The Nebraska Cornhuskers logo.The Nebraska Cornhuskers logo.The Nebraska Cornhuskers logo.The Nebraska Cornhuskers logo.The Nebraska Cornhuskers logo.Abilene Christian at BaylorThe Baylor Bears logo.The Baylor Bears logo.The Baylor Bears logo.The Baylor Bears logo.The Baylor Bears logo.The Baylor Bears logo.South Dakota State at Iowa StateUTSA at Arizona StateBYU at Arizona8 Miami vs. 25 LSU20 Virginia Tech at 19 Florida StateFlorida State Seminole's logo.Florida State Seminole's logo.Florida State Seminole's logo.Florida State Seminole's logo.Florida State Seminole's logo.Season Record0-00-00-00-00-00-0last_img