College football Week 1 picks, predictions: Will BYU upset Utah in ‘Holy War?’ Will BYU and quarterback Zach Wilson upset rival and No. 14 Utah? Steve Conner | AP Photo College football is back. After last weekend’s Week Zero soft launch to open the 150th season of the sport, things kick into high gear beginning Thursday night with five straight days of games. As usual, we will have our picks against the spread for each day this long weekend, and for the entire season. Here are our picks for Thursday: THURSDAY, AUGUST 29: Georgia Tech (+37) at No. 1 Clemson, 8: Geoff Collins has brought a tremendous amount of early recruiting success and excitement to Georgia Tech.