Week 2 Picks - BYU vs. LSU Moved to New Orleans; Houston at UTSA Postponed

August 29, 2017 by CFP Staff

Now, only 119 teams will open their 2017 season this week after the cancellation of Houston's game at UTSA in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey which made landfall near Corpus Christi on Friday night. The storm continues to bring flooding rains to a large portion of Texas.

The LSU-BYU game on Saturday has been moved from Houston to New Orleans. Meanwhile, it has been announced that Texas State's home game in San Marcos against FCS foe Houston Baptist will be played as scheduled. The weather, thus far, has not affected any other FBS games, including the Florida-Michigan contest in Arlington, and the Lamar-North Texas affair in Denton, both of which are being played in the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area and are likely safe.

However, new concerns have been raised about potential flooding in parts of Louisiana.

Only 40 of this week's (now) 86 games pit FBS teams against each other, while 46 schools open at home versus a FCS opponent.

Thursday features Final 4 contender Ohio State at home against Indiana, but the more interesting game may be in Stillwater where Oklahoma State will entertain CUSA preseason favorite Tulsa. Friday's best bets sees Navy travel to Boca Raton for the FAU head coaching debut of Lane Kiffin, and the annual Colorado-Colorado State rivalry in Denver. Saturday delivers FSU-Alabama in Atlanta, and Sunday matches up Virginia Tech and West Virginia in Landover, Maryland on the outskirts of Washington, DC. The weekend concludes on Monday night with Georgia Tech-Tennessee in Atlanta in the weekend's second Chick-fil-A Kickoff game at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Others to watch include Texas A&M at UCLA on Sunday, and N.C. State vs. South Carolina in Charlotte on Saturday.

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