College football Week 2 picks: SI.com's writers predict winners for Oklahoma-Tennessee, LSU-Mississippi State and more.

By The SI Staff
September 09, 2015

The second week of the college football season helps confirm or contradict perceptions formed about teams based off their performances in Week 1. Maybe those season-opening wins and losses were anomalies, or perhaps they're indicative of a team's quality.

Utah stifled Michigan in an impressive win in Salt Lake City, but will the Utes shut down in-state foe Utah State? Notre Dame looked every bit a College Football Playoff contender in its blowout of Texas, but could it struggle at Virginia? Washington State lost at home to an FCS opponent (Portland State), but can the Cougars bounce back with a win at Rutgers

SI.com's team of college football writers—Andy Staples, Pete Thamel, Thayer Evans, Zac Ellis, Colin Becht, Lindsay Schnell, Brian Hamilton and Ben Glicksman—offer their predictions for those games and more.​

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  Staples Thamel Evans Ellis Becht Schnell Hamilton Glicksman
Utah State at Utah
Oregon State at Michigan
Bowling Green at Maryland
Wake Forest at Syracuse
Minnesota at Colorado State
Washington St. at Rutgers
Notre Dame at Virginia
Georgia at Vanderbilt
Iowa at Iowa State
San Diego State at Cal
Oklahoma at Tennessee
Kentucky at South Carolina
Oregon at Michigan State
Temple at Cincinnati
LSU at Mississippi State
Boise State at BYU
LAST WEEK 13–1 11–3 11–3 12–2 10–4 11–3 10–4 12–2
SEASON 13–1 11–3 11–3 12–2 10–4 11–3 10–4 12–2

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