With Tulsa head coach Todd Graham keeping his starting QB a mystery for now, Tulane is going to have to prepare for three different looks when they host the Golden Hurricane on Friday night.
Tulsa vs. Tulane (+13½, 64½)
Fri, Sep 4, 8:00 p.m. (ET) ESPN
This game is televised on ESPN. Tulsa coach Todd Graham said he will not publicly name his starting QB because he doesn’t want Tulane to know until kickoff. However the team knows who it will be.
Cy McCormick of the MasterLockLine on OffshoreInsiders.com reports that G.J. Kinne has taken the most reps. He is part of a three-man race to replace senior David Johnson. Of the three, Jacob Bower with 11 completions last season is the most experienced.
Tulane has a new defensive coordinator, Steve Stanard, who must prepare for three QBs who bring different looks.
Navy vs. Ohio State (-21½, 47)
Sat, Sep 5, 12:00 p.m. (ET)
Not only has Ohio State never seen the triple option offense, but it could be a huge look-ahead game as they host USC next week.
Nevada vs. Notre Dame (-14½, 61½)
Sat, Sep 5, 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Wolf Pack players have spoken about this being a circled game and having looked forward to it all year. About 3,000 supporters are making the trip.
Florida Atlantic vs. Nebraska (-22, 61)
Sat, Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Nebraska is breaking in a new starting QB and two new WRs. RB Quentin Castille was expected to become an even bigger part of the offense this year, but was kicked off the team. Roy Helu Jr. and converted WR Marcus Mendoza are the only RBs who have carried the ball in college. Helu rushed for 803 yards last year. Nebraska enters with high hopes this year after closing out last year with a four game winning streak including a victory in the Gator Bowl.
Northern Illinois vs. Wisconsin (-17, 51)
Sat, Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Two key offensive linemen are questionable for the Badgers: C John Moffitt and RG Bill Nagy. Starting LT Gabe Carimi is probable despite a knee injury. The offensive line was Wisconsin’s most experienced unit, but if Moffitt and Nagy are out, they would start freshman Travis Frederick and sophomore Kevin Zeitler at C and RG respectively.
San Diego State vs. UCLA (-19, 51½)
Sat, Sep 5, 7:30 p.m. (ET)
The Aztecs are without senior tailback Atiyyah Henderson, who has more than 1,400 career rushing yards. He has a fractured bone in his back. San Diego State will go with a three man rotation in his place and freshman Anthony Miller may get the start and be the “bell cow” of the group. San Diego State is emphasizing a power game.
Expected starting QB Kevin Craft was beaten out by freshman Kevin Prince for the Aztecs starting job.
NOTE: Research compiled by the football handicappers at OffshoreInsiders.com.