Clemson 7-0 @ Notre Dame 6-0; TV: 6:30 / NBC; Favorite: Clemson -5! This is the best game of 2020 and the best game in the ACC since 2013, when a 6-0 FSU traveled to a 6-0 Clemson. The Seminoles blasted the Tigers, 51-14, on their way to a 14-0 season & the national championship! Clemson finished 11-2 that year! The Irish are 1-3 all-time vs Clemson. their only win vs the Tigers was in 1977, 21-17, a year ND won the National Championship. Clemson’s last win vs the Fighting Irish was in 2018, 30-3, a year Clemson won the National Championship. ND comes into the game with the nation’s longest winning streak, 12 straight and 22 wins in a row at home! Clemson counters with 14 straight wins on the road and 28 consecutive wins in ACC play! Sully says: take the Irish an the 5 points in this one!
Minnesota 0-2 @ Illinois 0-2; TV: 2:30 / BTN; Favorite: Minnesota -8. The Gophers have beaten the Illini 7 of the last 10, including a, 40-17, pounding in 2019. Minnesota lost to Michigan in their opener, 49-24 and were outscored by Maryland in their 2nd game, 45-44. Illinois opened against Wisconsin, losing 45-7 and then, played well vs Purdue, before falling, 31-24! MN QB, Tanner Morgan, RB, Mo Ibrahim, and WR’s Rashad Bateman & Chris Autman-Bell overwhelm a struggling U of I defense! Sully says: take the Gophers and give the Illini the 8 points!
Georgia 4-1 vs Florida 3-1; TV: 2:30 / CBS; Favorite: The Dawgs -4! This game is played every year in Jacksonville, FL & referred to as the World’s largest Outdoor Cocktail Party! Since 2009, UGA has won 6 games, while the Gators have won 5! That said, the Dawgs have won 3 straight, by an average of 20 points. Everyone is talking about Georgia’s Defense & Florida’s Offense, I’m not; I am looking at the game with a mirror’s view. Georgia Offense & Florida’s Defense; UGA’s O has been average while the Gator’s Defense is bad. Sully Says: take that ugly bull dog and give that Gator the 4 points!
Arizona State 0-0 @ USC 0-0; TV: 11:00 / FOX; Favorite: USC -10.5! This is week 1 for the PAC 12 and a great game to kick-off their 2020 season. The Trojans have beaten Sun Devils 4 of the last 5 games, however, the teams split the last 2 games, ASU won in 2018, 38-35 while SC won in 2019, 32-26. The Devils return the starting QB, Jayden Daniels, but only 3 other starters on offense. Their O-line was hard hit by departures, losing 3 of its starting 5! SC returns 17 starters for 2020, 8 on offense & 9 on defense. On O the Trojans return one of the best QB in the country, Kedon Slovis, a 1000 yard plus receiver, Amon Ra Saint-Brown, and all 5 of their top RB’s! SC’s D-line is rated as the 2nd best in the PAC-12, behind only Oregon and their secondary returns 7 of 8 in their 2019 rotation! Sully Says: take SC and give ASU the -10-5 points.