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The College Football Anarchist's Guide To Week 2

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Time for another week of hoping to see the best teams in college football completely self-destruct!

Otto Greule Jr

We did the intro last week, so we'll just go straight to the games.  As always, we're only dealing with Saturday's games.  All lines are taken from Bovada, unless otherwise linked.  All times Central.

#1 Florida State (1-0) vs The Citadel (0-1)

Time: 6:30pm, ESPN3
Line: *shrug*
Chances Of Losing: Very Low
Possible Chaos Level: Very High

The Citadel lost to Coastal Carolina last week, 31-16.  Next.

#2 Alabama (1-0) vs Florida Atlantic (0-1)

Time: 11am, SEC Network/Watch ESPN
Line: Alabama -40.5
Chances Of Losing: Very Low
Possible Chaos Level: Very High

FAU lost to Nebraska last week, 55-7.  Next.

#3 Oregon (1-0) vs #7 Michigan State (1-0)

Time: 5:30pm, Fox
Line: Oregon -11.5
Chances Of Losing: Medium High
Possible Chaos Level: Low

Well, now we've got something here!  That line is a little higher than I expected, given the rankings of the two teams, but Oregon didn't lose a home game at all last season.  In fact, their last home loss was in 2012, to #14 Stanford.  The Spartans came up short in their last bid to beat a ranked team on the road, falling to #22 Notre Dame last season, 17-13.  In fact, under Mark Dantonio, Michigan State is only 2-7 on the road against ranked opponents.  Oregon is coming off a thumping of South Dakota, while Michigan State manhandled Jacksonville State a week ago.

While the chances that Sparty comes out of Eugene with a win here are easily within the realm of possibility, this won't badly throw things into insanity.  It'll vault MSU up to discussion for a playoff spot and as long as the Ducks don't suffer any bad losses the rest of the way, a loss here shouldn't hurt them in the long run.

#4 Oklahoma (1-0) at Tulsa (1-0)

Time: 11am, ABC or ESPN2, apparently.
Line: Oklahoma -25
Chances Of Losing: Low
Possible Chaos Level: High

It took Tulsa two overtimes to put Tulane away a week ago.  While I don't think Bob Stoops is sitting out on the patio chugging Super Peach Ring slushes from Sonic instead of game planning, I'm pretty sure he's also not too worried about the Golden Hurricane.  With that said, it is an in state rivalry, and ... what's that?  OU won 51-20 last year?  And 47-14 in 2011?  Well, never mind.  Boomer Sooner, etc.

#5 Auburn (1-0) vs San Jose State (1-0)

Time: 6pm, ESPN2
Line: Auburn -33
Chances Of Losing: Very Low
Possible Chaos Level: Very High

The Spartans rolled through North Dakota by a final of 42-10 in their opener, but this is a team that went 6-6 a year ago and hasn't beaten a Power Five team since they beat Stanford in 2006.  With that said, they did end last season with a (not a joke here) 62-52 regulation upset of #19 Fresno State.  Somehow I don't think this game is going to get that out of control, though.

As solid as SJSU's win was, Auburn's dismantling of Arkansas was even more impressive.  While it was tied at 21 at the half, the Tigers scored 24 unanswered in the second half to win 45-21.  D'haquille Williams finished with 9 carries for 154 yards and Jeremy Johnson completed 12 of 16 passes for 243 yards and 2 TDs, and you can be sure they're going to be ready to run wild on San Jose State.