College Cappers: Picking Winners Week 1
College Cappers: Picking Winners Week 1

This article is part of our College Capper series.

Chris' Picks

I guess starting the year 2-0 is a decent consolation prize to my 'Canes falling in Week 0. Last year this time, I felt like we could find clear mismatches to target, and it led to a moderate 3-2 record. This week, I'm honestly lost. I don't love a single thing below and will happily take 3-2 and move on to Week 2, where we can see plenty of over-reactions. Tread lightly.

Mississippi (+6) at Memphis

Feels like this is a hunch play and not much more. Memphis' offense will be dynamic, but I think the Rebels new pieces in QB Matt Corral and WRs Braylon Sanders and Elijah Moore can match points. Ole Miss' defense can't help but be better than it was in 2018, and move to a 3-4 will hopefully give Memphis less tape to scheme against early. Memphis played a nearly equally porous Missouri last year and got blasted, 65-33. This will be much closer, and points will come freely, but I think the Rebels can win this outright, so getting points appears favorable. 

Virginia Tech (-4.5) at Boston College

I really wish the deadline for this article was earlier because the line movement is scaring me a bit. It opened at -2 and we're clearly seeing a public pushing the Hokies to a higher number, never a side I enjoy being on. But this matchup seems simple to me. VT has the makings of a balanced, explosive offense. Boston College doesn't, as it's

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Chris Bennett
Bennett covers baseball, college football and college basketball for RotoWire. Before turning to fantasy writing, he worked in scouting/player development for the Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos. He's also a fan of the ACC.
Greg Vara
Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the FSWA Golf Writer of the Year in 2005 and 2013. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.
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