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What to Watch in College Football, Week 2: Oregon-Michigan State rematch in the spotlight

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The top 5 games on the TV schedule in the second week of college football.

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After a tremendous opening of college football in week 1, what do the college football guru's have in store for fans in week 2? Hopefully more of the same. This week brings more match-ups that should make you drool, and a bunch of games that could go down to the wire. We have our top five picks for this week below. Let us know what you think, and what we missed!

5) Oregon State at Michigan - 10:00 AM MT - ABC

The Beavers beat Weber State last week, and Michigan lost a close one against the Utes. I feel like Michigan knocked some of the rust off last week so they should be ready to go by Saturday.

Prediction: Michigan wins 24-19

4) Utah State at #24 Utah - 7:00 PM MT Friday - ESPN2

A win in the not-as-holy war would give USU fans something to beat their chests about for another five seasons or so. They played horribly last week against Southern Utah, so maybe they're due for a bounce-back game. This game represents another chance for BYU to exercise the commutative property of football rivalries if we beat USU in November (BYU>Utah State>Utah).

Prediction: Chuckie Keeton goes off and Utah State wins 28-26

3) #19 Oklahoma at #23 Tennessee - 4:00 PM MT - ESPN

I feel like I've been waiting my entire adolescence for Tennessee to make a resurgence and this might finally be the year. They beat Bowling Green last week but their secondary allowed a horrendous 422 passing yards. If they can fix that up, I think they beat an overrated OU squad and look like a threat to Georgia and South Carolina in the SEC East.

Prediction: Tennessee wins 42-35

2) #14 LSU at #25 Mississippi State - 7:15 PM MT - ESPN

LSU got rained out last week against McNeese State, so Mississippi State is their de facto opener. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs beat Southern Miss as a tune up. This game relies on LSU coaching to control the emotions and on-field execution of a still untested team.

Prediction: Dak Prescott has a big game and Mississippi State wins 34-27

1) #7 Oregon at #5 Michigan State - 6:00 PM MT - ABC

TOP TEN MATCHUP! But, am I the only person that thinks Oregon is massively overrated right now? I like Mark Helfrich, and the team is still loaded with speed, but it just does not feel quite the same yet this year. They allowed 42 points to Eastern Washington, so don't expect them to get all stingy against a tough Michigan State team.

Prediction: MSU wins 38-28