Friday night football predictions

College football picks, schedule: Predictions against the spread for top 25 games Friday in Week 1

A closer look at the top games on the Friday slate in Week 1 of the 2019 college football season

  • by Barrett Sallee
  • @BarrettSallee
  • Aug 30, 2019 at 6:31 pm ET • 2 min read

The second course of the college football five-day feast comes Friday and features two top-20 teams along with a late night intra-state rivalry to close the slate out. No. 18 Michigan State will open up at home against Tulsa, No. 19 Wisconsin will hit the road to Tampa, Florida, to take on South Florida, and Colorado State will travel over to Boulder to take on Colorado in the Rocky Mountain Showdown. There may not be any major games between top 25 competition, but the potential for upsets is alive and well on Friday night on the college football slate.

With action continuing late into the night, let’s take a look at the biggest games on the schedule Friday along with our predictions for what will transpire in those contests. Our CBS Sports college football experts have picked every game both straight up and against the spread, giving you ample opportunity to decide how to make your picks ahead of kickoff.

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