College Cappers: Picking Winners Week 2
College Cappers: Picking Winners Week 2

This article is part of our College Capper series.

I noted my lack of confidence last week, and the results showed. Line movements were huge too, as opening numbers hit, while the slides by kickoff pushed things the other direction. Here's hoping I saw enough game action in between my sons' soccer tournaments to have a better Week 2.

Chris' Picks

Tennessee -3.5 vs. BYU

Simply put, the Volunteers have to win this game, or their year, and Jeremy Pruitt's tenure, is going to unravel at the seams. Last week's upset was an anomaly, we think? Prior to that, Tennessee was a projected 10-12 point favorite, so there's some value here despite the line's increase from its -1 opening. The 3.5 number is worrisome, as I expect a lower scoring game, but Tennessee rallies around itself and earns the victory.

Illinois -20.5 at Connecticut

UConn proved yet again it is the worst team in FBS, beating FCS Wagner by three as 23-point favorites in Week 1. Illinois, meanwhile, dismantled Akron with a dominant defensive performance, which will travel. Models have Akron anywhere from a 3-10 point favorite over Connecticut, so the Illini shouldn't have much an issue at least matching last week's 42-3 victory. There's been plenty of line movement too since the 17.5 opening number, but so long as it stays under 21, I see little way Illinois scores too little, or allows too much, to not cover.

Georgia Tech -6 vs. South Florida

Three for three for me with line movement, as this was much more attractive

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Chris Bennett
Bennett covers baseball, college football and college basketball for RotoWire. Before turning to fantasy writing, he worked in scouting/player development for the Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos. He's also a fan of the ACC.
Greg Vara
Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the FSWA Golf Writer of the Year in 2005 and 2013. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.
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