Jonathanís College Football Predictions
New Mexico State at Louisville
Louisville QB Dave Raggone could be leading the nationís surprise team of 2001, while
New Mexico State is trying to improve a 3-8 record from 2000. The Cardinals should win
C-USA in 2001, and I think Raggone and Louisville trounce all over the Aggies on
Louisville 46 New Mexico State 13
TCU at Nebraska
Led by QB Eric Crouch, the Cornhuskers are a legitimate national title contender in 2001.
The Horned Frogs of TCU are coming off a 10-2 season, but must deal with the loss of
coach Dennis Franchione. The road doesnít began easily, as the Huskers should dominate
Nebraska 38 TCU 14
Virginia at Wisconsin
Both of these teams should be around the .500 mark in 2001. New Cavaliers coach Al
Groh will try to take his team to a bowl in his first year at Virginia. Wisconsin must
recover from the loss of RB Michael Bennett and CB Jamal Fletcher. The home field
advantage will probably decide this one, as the Badgers pull away in the 2nd half.
Wisconsin 31 Virginia 17
Tulane at BYU
The Green Wave havenít had a good season since their undefeated mark a few years ago.
The Cougars are trying to replace a legend in coach LaVell Edwards and make a
much-needed bowl trip at the same time. If this game was in New Orleans, it would be
much more competitive.
BYU 34 Tulane 16
North Carolina at Oklahoma
Defending national champs Oklahoma will try to win their 14th consecutive game in a
row, and itís at home, which is a good sign if youíre a Sooners fan. The Tar Heels have
QB Ronald Curry and DE Julius Peppers as thier star players, but it wonít be enough as
OU dominates the second half.
Oklahoma 27 North Carolina 10
Georgia Tech at Syracuse
This is the second best matchup of the weekend. The Carrier Dome is one of the toughest
places to play college football, and the Orangemen are trying to get a quick start in 2001.
Led by QB George Godsey, the Jackets are a legitimate national title contender. This will
be a tight one, but....
Georgia Tech 31 Syracuse 27
Fresno State at Colorado
This will likely be the best matchup of the Preseason weekend for college football. FSU (I
just had to do that) is one of the little know-about good teams in college football. Coach
Pat Hill has quietly made Fresno State a very good team. Colorado is coming off a very
disapointing year, and they hope to get off on a good foot in 2001. This game should be a
good one, but the W will go to....
Colorado 24 Fresno State 21
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