After an offseason full of conversation about NIL, conference realignment, and coaching changes, college football is back. There’s a “Week 0” slate on Aug. 27, which serves as an appetizer for the full Week 1 college football schedule. Week 1 kicks off September 1 and continues all the way through Labor Day. With dozens of games on the schedule, making college football pool picks could bring serious challenges. Who should you back with your college football picks? Which college football office pool picks can give you an edge all throughout this season? If you’re up for it, CBS Sports has the perfect game to keep you locked in all season long.
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We’ll give you one team to consider backing during the college football’s Week 1 schedule. SportsLine’s advanced computer model, which simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times, is predicting a straight-up win for Boston College over Rutgers.
The Eagles struggled on offense last year, but they have plenty of reasons to be optimistic this year. Quarterback Phil Jerkovec returns after missing a good portion of last season due to a hand injury. He’s a pro prospect and has an extremely talented option at receiver in Zay Flowers to work with. Boston College finished fourth in the ACC in total defense last season and many key cogs on that side of the ball return.
Rutgers went just 5-8 last season and had major deficiencies on both sides of the ball that coach Greg Schiano might not be able to fully correct in just his second season back at the helm for this program.
SportsLine’s model predicts that Jurkovec throws for well over 250 yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles win 30-22. Boston College prevails in 65% of simulations, so this is one of the college football picks you can make with confidence on the Week 1 schedule.
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