College Football Expert Picks, Predictions: Week 1 Thursday, Friday

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College football expert picks, predictions for Week 1, highlighted by West Virginia at Pitt, Penn State at Purdue, and Illinois at Indiana

* next to the pick means the team will win, but not cover.
Click on each game for the game preview and CFN Prediction

Week 1 College Football Expert Picks
Ball St at Tennessee | WVU at Pitt
CMU at Ok State | La Tech at Missouri
Penn St at Purdue | NMSU at Minnesota
WMU at Mich St | Va Tech at ODU
Temple at Duke | Illinois at Indiana
TCU at ColoradoWeek 1 T/F Schedule Picks
CFN Predictions & Game Previews
2022 CFN Preview of all 131 Teams

Ball State at Tennessee

Line: Tennessee -32.5, o/u: 67.5

Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: Tennessee
Evan Bredeson, CornhuskersWire.com: Tennessee
Patrick Conn, College Wires Editor: Tennessee
Tony Cosolo, ColoradoBuffaloesWire.com: Tennessee*
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Tennessee*
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Tennessee*
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: Tennessee
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com: Tennessee
Joey Ickes, AggiesWire.com: Tennessee
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com Tennessee*
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com: Tennessee
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN Tennessee*
Ethan Niewoehner, CFN Tennessee*
Zack Pearson, TarHeelswire.com Tennessee
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: Tennessee
Nick Shepkowski, FightingIrishWire.com: Tennessee*
AJ Spurr, RollTidewire.com Tennessee
Scott Steehn, WinnersandWhiners.com: Tennessee*
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com: Tennessee*
John Williams, SoonersWire.com: Tennessee
Clucko the Chicken (a coin flip), CFN: Ball State
CONSENSUS PICK: Tennessee*

NEXT: West Virginia at Pitt Expert Picks, Predictions

West Virginia at Pitt

Line: Pitt -6.5, o/u: 52

Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: Pitt
Evan Bredeson, CornhuskersWire.com: West Virginia
Patrick Conn, College Wires Editor: Pitt*
Tony Cosolo, ColoradoBuffaloesWire.com: Pitt*
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Pitt
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Pitt*
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: Pitt*
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com: Pitt
Joey Ickes, AggiesWire.com: West Virginia
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com Pitt*
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com: West Virginia
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN Pitt
Ethan Niewoehner, CFN Pitt*
Zack Pearson, TarHeelswire.com Pitt*
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: Pitt*
Nick Shepkowski, FightingIrishWire.com: Pitt
AJ Spurr, RollTidewire.com Pitt
Scott Steehn, WinnersandWhiners.com: Pitt*
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com: Pitt*
John Williams, SoonersWire.com: West Virginia
Clucko the Chicken (a coin flip), CFN: Pitt
CONSENSUS PICK: Pitt*

Week 1 College Football Expert Picks
Ball St at Tennessee | WVU at Pitt
CMU at Ok State | La Tech at Missouri
Penn St at Purdue | NMSU at Minnesota
WMU at Mich St | Va Tech at ODU
Temple at Duke | Illinois at Indiana
TCU at ColoradoWeek 1 T/F Schedule Picks
CFN Predictions & Game Previews
2022 CFN Preview of all 131 Teams

NEXT: Central Michigan at Oklahoma State Expert Picks, Predictions

Central Michigan at Oklahoma State

Line: Oklahoma State -21.5, o/u: 58.5

Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: Oklahoma St
Evan Bredeson, CornhuskersWire.com: Oklahoma St*
Patrick Conn, College Wires Editor: Oklahoma St
Tony Cosolo, ColoradoBuffaloesWire.com: Oklahoma St
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Oklahoma St
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Oklahoma St*
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: Oklahoma St
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com: Oklahoma St
Joey Ickes, AggiesWire.com: Oklahoma St*
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com Oklahoma St
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com: Oklahoma St*
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN Oklahoma St
Ethan Niewoehner, CFN Oklahoma St*
Zack Pearson, TarHeelswire.com Oklahoma St
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: Oklahoma St*
Nick Shepkowski, FightingIrishWire.com: Oklahoma St*
AJ Spurr, RollTidewire.com Oklahoma St
Scott Steehn, WinnersandWhiners.com: Oklahoma St
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com: Oklahoma St*
John Williams, SoonersWire.com: Oklahoma St*
Clucko the Chicken (a coin flip), CFN: Central Mich
CONSENSUS PICK: Oklahoma St

Week 1 College Football Expert Picks
Ball St at Tennessee | WVU at Pitt
CMU at Ok State | La Tech at Missouri
Penn St at Purdue | NMSU at Minnesota
WMU at Mich St | Va Tech at ODU
Temple at Duke | Illinois at Indiana
TCU at ColoradoWeek 1 T/F Schedule Picks
CFN Predictions & Game Previews
2022 CFN Preview of all 131 Teams

NEXT: Louisiana Tech at Missouri Expert Picks, Predictions

Louisiana Tech at Missouri

Line: Missouri -20.5, o/u: 58.5

Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: Missouri*
Evan Bredeson, CornhuskersWire.com: Missouri*
Patrick Conn, College Wires Editor: Missouri*
Tony Cosolo, ColoradoBuffaloesWire.com: Missouri
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Missouri
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Missouri
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: Missouri*
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com: Missouri*
Joey Ickes, AggiesWire.com: Missouri*
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com Missouri
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com: Missouri*
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN Missouri*
Ethan Niewoehner, CFN Missouri
Zack Pearson, TarHeelswire.com Missouri
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: Missouri*
Nick Shepkowski, FightingIrishWire.com: Missouri*
AJ Spurr, RollTidewire.com Missouri*
Scott Steehn, WinnersandWhiners.com: Missouri*
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com: Missouri*
John Williams, SoonersWire.com: Missouri
Clucko the Chicken (a coin flip), CFN: Missouri
CONSENSUS PICK: Missouri*

Week 1 College Football Expert Picks
Ball St at Tennessee | WVU at Pitt
CMU at Ok State | La Tech at Missouri
Penn St at Purdue | NMSU at Minnesota
WMU at Mich St | Va Tech at ODU
Temple at Duke | Illinois at Indiana
TCU at ColoradoWeek 1 T/F Schedule Picks
CFN Predictions & Game Previews
2022 CFN Preview of all 131 Teams

NEXT: Penn State at Purdue Expert Picks, Predictions

Penn State at Purdue

Line: Penn State -3.5, o/u: 54.5

Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: Penn State
Evan Bredeson, CornhuskersWire.com: Penn State
Patrick Conn, College Wires Editor: Purdue
Tony Cosolo, ColoradoBuffaloesWire.com: Penn State
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Purdue
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Penn State
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: Penn State
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com: Penn State
Joey Ickes, AggiesWire.com: Penn State
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com Penn State
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com: Penn State*
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN Penn State
Ethan Niewoehner, CFN Purdue
Zack Pearson, TarHeelswire.com Penn State
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: Purdue
Nick Shepkowski, FightingIrishWire.com: Purdue
AJ Spurr, RollTidewire.com Penn State
Scott Steehn, WinnersandWhiners.com: Purdue
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com: Penn State*
John Williams, SoonersWire.com: Penn State
Clucko the Chicken (a coin flip), CFN: Purdue
CONSENSUS PICK: Penn State

Week 1 College Football Expert Picks
Ball St at Tennessee | WVU at Pitt
CMU at Ok State | La Tech at Missouri
Penn St at Purdue | NMSU at Minnesota
WMU at Mich St | Va Tech at ODU
Temple at Duke | Illinois at Indiana
TCU at ColoradoWeek 1 T/F Schedule Picks
CFN Predictions & Game Previews
2022 CFN Preview of all 131 Teams

NEXT: New Mexico State at Minnesota Expert Picks, Predictions

New Mexico State at Minnesota

Line: Minnesota -37.5, o/u: 56

Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: Minnesota*
Evan Bredeson, CornhuskersWire.com: Minnesota*
Patrick Conn, College Wires Editor: Minnesota
Tony Cosolo, ColoradoBuffaloesWire.com: Minnesota*
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Minnesota*
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Minnesota
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: Minnesota*
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com: Minnesota*
Joey Ickes, AggiesWire.com: Minnesota*
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com Minnesota*
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com: Minnesota
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN Minnesota
Ethan Niewoehner, CFN Minnesota*
Zack Pearson, TarHeelswire.com Minnesota*
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: Minnesota
Nick Shepkowski, FightingIrishWire.com: Minnesota
AJ Spurr, RollTidewire.com Minnesota*
Scott Steehn, WinnersandWhiners.com: Minnesota
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com: Minnesota*
John Williams, SoonersWire.com: Minnesota*
Clucko the Chicken (a coin flip), CFN: NMSU
CONSENSUS PICK: Minnesota*

Week 1 College Football Expert Picks
Ball St at Tennessee | WVU at Pitt
CMU at Ok State | La Tech at Missouri
Penn St at Purdue | NMSU at Minnesota
WMU at Mich St | Va Tech at ODU
Temple at Duke | Illinois at Indiana
TCU at ColoradoWeek 1 T/F Schedule Picks
CFN Predictions & Game Previews
2022 CFN Preview of all 131 Teams

NEXT: Western Michigan at Michigan State Expert Picks, Predictions

Western Michigan at Michigan State

Line: Michigan State -21.5, o/u: 54.5

Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: Michigan St
Evan Bredeson, CornhuskersWire.com: Michigan St
Patrick Conn, College Wires Editor: Michigan St
Tony Cosolo, ColoradoBuffaloesWire.com: Michigan St
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Michigan St
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Michigan St*
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: Michigan St*
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com: Michigan St
Joey Ickes, AggiesWire.com: Michigan St*
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com Michigan St
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com: Michigan St
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN Michigan St
Ethan Niewoehner, CFN Michigan St
Zack Pearson, TarHeelswire.com Michigan St*
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: Michigan St*
Nick Shepkowski, FightingIrishWire.com: Michigan St*
AJ Spurr, RollTidewire.com Michigan St
Scott Steehn, WinnersandWhiners.com: Michigan St
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com: Michigan St*
John Williams, SoonersWire.com: Michigan St
Clucko the Chicken (a coin flip), CFN: Western Mich
CONSENSUS PICK: Michigan State

Week 1 College Football Expert Picks
Ball St at Tennessee | WVU at Pitt
CMU at Ok State | La Tech at Missouri
Penn St at Purdue | NMSU at Minnesota
WMU at Mich St | Va Tech at ODU
Temple at Duke | Illinois at Indiana
TCU at ColoradoWeek 1 T/F Schedule Picks
CFN Predictions & Game Previews
2022 CFN Preview of all 131 Teams

NEXT: Virginia Tech at Old Dominion Expert Picks, Predictions

Virginia Tech at Old Dominion

Line: Virginia Tech -6.5, o/u: 52.5

Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: Virginia Tech
Evan Bredeson, CornhuskersWire.com: Virginia Tech
Patrick Conn, College Wires Editor: Virginia Tech
Tony Cosolo, ColoradoBuffaloesWire.com: Virginia Tech
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Virginia Tech
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Virginia Tech
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: Virginia Tech
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com: Virginia Tech
Joey Ickes, AggiesWire.com: Virginia Tech
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com Virginia Tech
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com: Virginia Tech*
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN Virginia Tech
Ethan Niewoehner, CFN Virginia Tech
Zack Pearson, TarHeelswire.com Virginia Tech
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: Virginia Tech
Nick Shepkowski, FightingIrishWire.com: Virginia Tech
AJ Spurr, RollTidewire.com Virginia Tech
Scott Steehn, WinnersandWhiners.com: Virginia Tech
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com: Virginia Tech
John Williams, SoonersWire.com: Virginia Tech*
Clucko the Chicken (a coin flip), CFN: Old Dominion
CONSENSUS PICK: Virginia Tech

Week 1 College Football Expert Picks
Ball St at Tennessee | WVU at Pitt
CMU at Ok State | La Tech at Missouri
Penn St at Purdue | NMSU at Minnesota
WMU at Mich St | Va Tech at ODU
Temple at Duke | Illinois at Indiana
TCU at ColoradoWeek 1 T/F Schedule Picks
CFN Predictions & Game Previews
2022 CFN Preview of all 131 Teams

NEXT: Temple at Duke Expert Picks, Predictions

Temple at Duke

Line: Duke -9.5, o/u: 53

Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: Duke
Evan Bredeson, CornhuskersWire.com: Duke
Patrick Conn, College Wires Editor: Duke
Tony Cosolo, ColoradoBuffaloesWire.com: Duke*
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Duke
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Duke
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: Duke
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com: Duke
Joey Ickes, AggiesWire.com: Duke
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com Duke
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com: Duke*
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN Duke
Ethan Niewoehner, CFN Duke
Zack Pearson, TarHeelswire.com Temple
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: Duke
Nick Shepkowski, FightingIrishWire.com: Duke
AJ Spurr, RollTidewire.com Duke
Scott Steehn, WinnersandWhiners.com: Temple
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com: Duke
John Williams, SoonersWire.com: Duke
Clucko the Chicken (a coin flip), CFN: Duke
CONSENSUS PICK: Duke

Week 1 College Football Expert Picks
Ball St at Tennessee | WVU at Pitt
CMU at Ok State | La Tech at Missouri
Penn St at Purdue | NMSU at Minnesota
WMU at Mich St | Va Tech at ODU
Temple at Duke | Illinois at Indiana
TCU at ColoradoWeek 1 T/F Schedule Picks
CFN Predictions & Game Previews
2022 CFN Preview of all 131 Teams

NEXT: Illinois at Indiana Expert Picks, Predictions

Illinois at Indiana

Line: Indiana -2, o/u: 48.5

Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: Illinois
Evan Bredeson, CornhuskersWire.com: Illinois
Patrick Conn, College Wires Editor: Illinois
Tony Cosolo, ColoradoBuffaloesWire.com: Indiana
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Illinois
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Illinois
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: Indiana*
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com: Indiana*
Joey Ickes, AggiesWire.com: Indiana
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com Indiana
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com: Illinois
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN Illinois
Ethan Niewoehner, CFN Illinois
Zack Pearson, TarHeelswire.com Illinois
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: Indiana*
Nick Shepkowski, FightingIrishWire.com: Illinois
AJ Spurr, RollTidewire.com Indiana
Scott Steehn, WinnersandWhiners.com: Indiana*
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com: Indiana
John Williams, SoonersWire.com: Indiana
Clucko the Chicken (a coin flip), CFN: Indiana
CONSENSUS PICK: Indiana*

Week 1 College Football Expert Picks
Ball St at Tennessee | WVU at Pitt
CMU at Ok State | La Tech at Missouri
Penn St at Purdue | NMSU at Minnesota
WMU at Mich St | Va Tech at ODU
Temple at Duke | Illinois at Indiana
TCU at ColoradoWeek 1 T/F Schedule Picks
CFN Predictions & Game Previews
2022 CFN Preview of all 131 Teams

NEXT: TCU at Colorado Expert Picks, Predictions

TCU at Colorado

Line: TCU -14, o/u: 55.5

Eric Bolin, RazorbacksWire.com: TCU
Evan Bredeson, CornhuskersWire.com: TCU
Patrick Conn, College Wires Editor: TCU
Tony Cosolo, ColoradoBuffaloesWire.com: Colorado
Jeff Feyerer, CFN: TCU*
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Colorado
Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com: TCU
Phil Harrison, BuckeyesWire.com: TCU*
Joey Ickes, AggiesWire.com: TCU
Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com TCU
Kevin McGuire, NittanyLionsWire.com: TCU
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN TCU
Ethan Niewoehner, CFN TCU
Zack Pearson, TarHeelswire.com TCU*
Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: TCU*
Nick Shepkowski, FightingIrishWire.com: TCU*
AJ Spurr, RollTidewire.com TCU*
Scott Steehn, WinnersandWhiners.com: TCU*
Joe Vitale, UGAWire.com: TCU*
John Williams, SoonersWire.com: TCU*
Clucko the Chicken (a coin flip), CFN: TCU
CONSENSUS PICK: TCU*

Week 1 College Football Expert Picks
Ball St at Tennessee | WVU at Pitt
CMU at Ok State | La Tech at Missouri
Penn St at Purdue | NMSU at Minnesota
WMU at Mich St | Va Tech at ODU
Temple at Duke | Illinois at Indiana
TCU at ColoradoWeek 1 T/F Schedule Picks
CFN Predictions & Game Previews
2022 CFN Preview of all 131 Teams

NEXT: Expert Picks, Predictions So Far

Coming after Week 0

Week 1 College Football Expert Picks
Ball St at Tennessee | WVU at Pitt
CMU at Ok State | La Tech at Missouri
Penn St at Purdue | NMSU at Minnesota
WMU at Mich St | Va Tech at ODU
Temple at Duke | Illinois at Indiana
TCU at ColoradoWeek 1 T/F Schedule Picks
CFN Predictions & Game Previews
2022 CFN Preview of all 131 Teams

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