Football Predictions: Georgia-Oklahoma State, Navy-Ohio State, Western Kentucky-Tennessee
Handicapping notes: Lane Kiffin makes his debut as head coach of Vol Nation. He debuts against a team rated dead last in the so-called Football Bowl Subdivision. They return just nine starters from a 2-10 straight up team that is making their debut in what we still call Division I.
The Hilltoppers have 57 freshman, redshirt frosh, and sophomores. Only two seniors start on defense and five true freshman will be counted on. WKU has new coordinators on both sides of the ball.
Against the spread records: The Hilltoppers have dropped 5-of-6 overall, while the Vols are 8-18 their last 26 as home favorites.
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The Buckeyes must replace RB Chris Wells, a player they were clearly better when he was healthy.
Navy led the nation is rushing each of the last four years and returns seven starters from a defense that allowed 21.4 points per game. Highly touted QB Ricky Dobbs takes over for the Midshipmen.
OSU must replace seven starters on offense.
Top expert pick on this game: The Midshipmen are 53-22 on the road.
UGA is 28-1 straight up in nonconference action under head coach Mark Richt. They are also a sensational 30-4 straight up on the road.
OSU starting TE Jamal Mosley has quit the team following several off the field brushes with the law. He will be replaced by Wilson Youman, who started four games last year and had one reception.
UGA starting QB Joe Cox is battling flu-like symptoms but is expected to play. He replaces top NFL draft pick Matt Stafford. The Dawgs also lost high first-round draft pick running back Knowshown Moreno. His expected replacement Caleb King is out with a strained hamstring. Oh, Mohamed Massaquoi is also gone.
OSU has most key players back from an offense that averaged 41 points per game. They face a
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