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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