West Virginia will win big against Youngstown State: College football picks

Allan Taylor

West Virginia 50, Youngstown State 16 — West Virginia has never lost to an FCS team, or I-AA as the old-timers still like to say, and there’s no legit reason to think Saturday will be different. Bo Pelini was spitting mad at his club last week, so he’ll coach up better effort this time. Thing is, even an inspired effort shouldn’t make a difference given WVU’s skill.

  • Mississippi St. 27, K- State 23
  • South Carolina 28, Georgia 24
  • Clemson 33, Texas A&M 28
  • Penn State 33, Pitt 20
  • Stanford 24, USC 23
  • Michigan St. 23, Arizona St. 21
  • Marshall 40, E. Kentucky 17
Randy Gyorko

West Virginia 59, Youngstown State 17 — WVU has Will Grier and an endless amount of guys that can catch the exquisite passes he throws. Youngstown State does not have either of those riches. The Mountaineers should make easy, and possibly more importantly quick, work of the Penguins. The 2018 schedule is daunting. This is one of the few reprieves.

  • Mississippi St. 27, K- State 23
  • Georgia 24, South Carolina 20
  • Clemson 31, Texas A&M 20
  • Penn State 41, Pitt 27
  • Stanford 26, USC 17
  • Michigan St. 30, Arizona St. 24
  • Marshall 45, E. Kentucky 23
Brad Howe

West Virginia 56, Youngstown State 17 — West Virginia’s high-powered offense was ‘as advertised’ last Saturday against Tennessee in Charlotte. In the home opener, it should be even better against an FCS opponent, Youngstown State. The Mountaineers may inflict the same kind of beating upon the Penguins as they put upon hapless Delaware State last season.

  • Mississippi St. 31, K- State 24
  • Georgia 35, South Carolina 24
  • Clemson 38, Texas A&M 24
  • Penn State 31, Pitt 24
  • Stanford 27, USC 24
  • Michigan St. 28, Arizona St. 24
  • Marshall 49, E. Kentucky 24
Hoppy Kercheval

West Virginia 45, Youngstown State 17 — The conventional wisdom after a win over Tennessee and Youngstown State’s upset loss to Butler suggests the Mountaineers will roll. However, this could be a letdown game for WVU, while Bo Pelini has challenged his team to get its act together. This game could be closer than expected at the half before WVU pulls away.

  • Mississippi St. 35, K- State 21
  • Georgia 27, South Carolina 24
  • Clemson 44, Texas A&M 17
  • Penn State 34, Pitt 31
  • USC 28, Stanford 24
  • Michigan St. 27, Arizona St. 24
  • Marshall 44, E. Kentucky 14
Kyle Wiggs

West Virginia 56, Youngstown State 7 — The FCS Penguins seem to be in complete disarray after losing to Butler, a nonscholarship program. The 14th-ranked Mountaineers should be able to name their score. Watch for them to keep the pedal down as style points seem important as ever and Heisman candidate quarterback Will Grier needs his lofty numbers.

  • Mississippi St. 28, K- State 24
  • Georgia 24, South Carolina 20
  • Clemson 27, Texas A&M 24
  • Penn State 26, Pitt 20
  • Stanford 31, USC 30
  • Arizona St. 35, Michigan St. 28
  • Marshall 38, E. Kentucky 14
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