The Guru Panel is coming off a mixed performance in Week 1. The Gurus picked the correct winner on 84% of 62 games. However, the panel was only 50% on covers and 64% on over/under.

Week 2 has 50 games on tap. There are 20 Power 5 (P5) versus Group of Five (G5) matchups, 17 G5 versus FCS games, and 13 G5 versus G5 games.

Let’s take a look at some of the marquee G5-P5 games. First up is UAB at Georgia. UAB is a solid team, but the Dawg’s defense looks to be elite this year. We are going with the Dawgs to cover and points to be over the low 44.5 line. App State visits Miami, with the Canes giving up 7.5. While we believe the Apps will give Miami a fight, we are picking the Canes to cover in a higher scoring affair. Ball State visits Happy Valley and we believe the Nittany Lions will be ready. However, look for Ball State to cover in a lower scoring game. Virginia Tech, fresh off their upset of North Carolina hosts Middle Tennessee State. We believe the Hokies will have a bit of a let down, but will have enough to win, but not cover. Arizona and San Diego State should have a tight contest, with Arizona pulling out a win and covering the 1 point spread. South Carolina visits East Carolina in an intriguing matchup. We believe the Gamecocks will eke out a win, covering the 2 point line in a high scoring game. Finally, Utah visits BYU for an in-state rivalry tussle. BYU offense is still a bit green and we see the Utes prevailing by more than a touchdown.

In some of the G5 matchups we see Navy upsetting Air Force in a low-scoring game, Florida Atlantic getting a measure of revenge on Georgia Southern in another low scoring affair, and Houston rebounding to beat Rice in yet another low scorer. Liberty visits Troy. Troy is tough at home, but we believe the Flames have too much firepower and will win and cover. Arkansas State hosts Memphis in an SBC vs AAC matchup. We look for Memphis to win and cover and hold the Red Wolves in check. Western Kentucky and Army is a fascinating game, with two offenses at the opposite ends of the spectrum. We believe Army’s ball control offense can keep the Hilltoppers off the field enough to win and cover.

All of our picks for Week 2 are provided below. 

Group of Five GamesG5 Gurus Picks
HomeVisitorHome LineOvr/UndPickCoverOvd/Und
Boise StateTexas-El Paso-26.556.5Boise StateYesUnder
Coastal CarolinaKansas-27.053Coastal CarolinaNoUnder
Utah StateNorth DakotaNo LineNo LineUtah State
NavyAir Force+6.542.5Air ForceYesUnder
Florida AtlanticGeorgia Southern-7.048Florida AtlanticYesUnder
RiceHouston+9.054.5HoustonNoUnder
TroyLiberty+5.560.5LibertyYesUnder
Arkansas StateMemphis+5.065MemphisYesUnder
New MexicoNew Mexico State-18.553New MexicoYesUnder
Southern MethodistNorth Texas-22.072Southern MethodistYesUnder
Bowling Green StateSouth Alabama+15.051.5South AlabamaNoUnder
AkronTemple+7.552TempleYesUnder
Florida InternationalTexas State-1.054.5Texas StateNoUnder
ArmyWestern Kentucky-4.553ArmyYesUnder
Northern IllinoisWyoming+5.545.5WyomingYesOver
GeorgiaAlabama-Birmingham-26.044.5GeorgiaYesOver
Miami (FL)Appalachian State-7.554.5Miami (FL)YesOver
Penn StateBall State-22.054Penn StateYesUnder
Central FloridaBethune-CookmanNo LineNo LineCentral Florida
MassachusettsBoston College+37.059Boston CollegeNoUnder
NebraskaBuffalo-12.052.5NebraskaYesOver
Fresno StateCal PolyNo LineNo LineFresno State
OhioDuquesneNo LineNo LineOhio
WisconsinEastern Michigan-24.051WisconsinYesOver
South FloridaFlorida+29.056.5FloridaYesUnder
CharlotteGardner-WebbNo LineNo LineCharlotte
North CarolinaGeorgia State-25.561North CarolinaYesOver
Southern MississippiGrambling StateNo LineNo LineSouthern Mississippi
Old DominionHamptonNo LineNo LineOld Dominion
Oregon StateHawaii-11.061Oregon StateYesUnder
NevadaIdaho StateNo LineNo LineNevada
Western MichiganIllinois StateNo LineNo LineWestern Michigan
Texas-San AntonioLamarNo LineNo LineTexas-San Antonio
MinnesotaMiami (OH)-20.556.5MinnesotaYesUnder
Virginia TechMiddle Tennessee State-19.054Virginia TechYesUnder
TulaneMorgan StateNo LineNo LineTulane
CincinnatiMurray StateNo LineNo LineCincinnati
Arizona StateNevada-Las Vegas-33.055Arizona StateNoOver
LouisianaNicholls StateNo LineNo LineLouisiana
MarshallNorth Carolina CentralNo LineNo LineMarshall
ConnecticutPurdue+33.557.5PurdueYesUnder
Central MichiganRobert MorrisNo LineNo LineCentral Michigan
ArizonaSan Diego State-1.048ArizonaYesOver
East CarolinaSouth Carolina-2.055.5South CarolinaNoUnder
Louisiana TechSoutheastern LouisianaNo LineNo LineLouisiana Tech
Notre DameToledo-17.553.5Notre DameYesOver
Oklahoma StateTulsa-12.551.5Oklahoma StateYesOver
Brigham YoungUtah+6.547UtahYesOver
Colorado StateVanderbilt-5.549Colorado StateYesUnder
Kent StateVirginia Military InstituteNo LineNo LineKent State