The first official Saturday of college football is finally here. We’ve waited months to see our favorite teams return to the field and now it’s time to sit back, relax, and watch the full slate of games.
There are several high-profile games on the docket today. No. 12 Notre Dame takes on No. 14 Michigan, while No. 6 Washington battles No. 9 Auburn in a matcup of non-conference opponents.
Those games have major College Football Playoff implications for the 2018 season. Another contest that could have playoff implications involves the Oklahoma Sooners.
Oklahoma opens its season at the No. 7 team in the country and takes on Lane Kiffin’s FAU Owls. The Sooners are a heavy favorite, but one Vegas computer has the Owls leaving with a win.
Oklahoma is a 21-point favorite entering the contest, but OddsShark likes the Owls to take the win by two points. It’s a bold prediction from the computer model, but anything is possible in the first week of the season.