Here are our staff picks for college football’s Week 2.

Games are listed in standard Vegas rotational order.

MICHIGAN -22.5 Army/Saturday, 12 p.m. (Fox29)

Michigan left tackle Jon Runyan (St. Joe’s Prep) did not play in last week’s win over Middle Tennessee State because of an undisclosed injury. He was trending upward mid-week. This will be the schools’ first meeting since 1962.

Inquirer staff
Pick
Ed Barkowitz
Michigan
Mike Jensen
Michigan (Best Bet)
Joe Juliano
Michigan
Erin McCarthy
Army
Marc Narducci
Army
Luke Reasoner
Michigan
Jonathan Tannenwald
Army

IOWA -20 Rutgers/Saturday, 12 p.m. (FS1)

Rutgers, in its sixth season in the Big Ten, is making its first trip to Iowa City. The Scarlet Knights beat UMass last week behind a pair of touchdowns from Texas Tech transfer McLane Carter, the first lefty to start for Rutgers in 23 years.

Inquirer staff
Pick
Ed Barkowitz
Iowa (Best Bet)
Mike Jensen
Iowa
Joe Juliano
Iowa (Best Bet)
Erin McCarthy
Iowa
Marc Narducci
Rutgers
Luke Reasoner
Rutgers
Jonathan Tannenwald
Iowa (Best Bet)

MARYLAND -2 Syracuse/Saturday, 12 p.m.

Syracuse opened favored by a field goal until money went on the Terps, who are coming off a 79-0 win over Howard. That’s Howard the school, not Howard the Eskin.

Inquirer staff
Pick
Ed Barkowitz
Syracuse
Mike Jensen
Maryland
Joe Juliano
Syracuse
Erin McCarthy
Maryland
Marc Narducci
Syracuse
Luke Reasoner
Syracuse
Jonathan Tannenwald
Maryland

OHIO ST. -16.5 Cincinnati/Saturday, 12 p.m. (6abc)

Luke Fickell, a longtime Ohio State assistant, brings a Cincinnati defense that held UCLA to 218 yards in Week 1 and was 11th in the nation last season.

Inquirer staff
Pick
Ed Barkowitz
Ohio St.
Mike Jensen
Ohio St.
Joe Juliano
Ohio St.
Erin McCarthy
Ohio St.
Marc Narducci
Cincinnati
Luke Reasoner
Ohio St.
Jonathan Tannenwald
Ohio St.

Nebraska -3.5 COLORADO/Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (Fox29)

Colorado won in Nebraska last year when Cornhuskers quarterback Adrian Martinez was injured on a hit that bothered Nebraska enough to file a complaint with the Pac-12, Colorado’s league. Almost like they’re Big 8 brothers again.

Inquirer staff
Pick
Ed Barkowitz
Colorado
Mike Jensen
Colorado
Joe Juliano
Colorado
Erin McCarthy
Colorado
Marc Narducci
Nebraska
Luke Reasoner
Colorado
Jonathan Tannenwald
Nebraska

CLEMSON -18 Texas A&M/Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (6abc)

A&M lost to Clemson by just two last season, and offensive lineman Jared Hocker was still spittin’ mad about it this week. “There will be an upset,” he predicted.

Inquirer staff
Pick
Ed Barkowitz
Clemson
Mike Jensen
Texas A&M
Joe Juliano
Texas A&M
Erin McCarthy
Clemson
Marc Narducci
Clemson
Luke Reasoner
Clemson (Best Bet)
Jonathan Tannenwald
Texas A&M

Central Florida -10 FLA. ATLANTIC/Saturday, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)

Wonder if UCF, which hosts Stanford next week, might get caught looking ahead.

Inquirer staff
Pick
Ed Barkowitz
Central Florida
Mike Jensen
Central Florida
Joe Juliano
Central Florida
Erin McCarthy
Central Florida (Best Bet)
Marc Narducci
Central Florida (Best Bet)
Luke Reasoner
Central Florida
Jonathan Tannenwald
Central Florida

Louisiana St. -5.5 TEXAS/Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (6abc)

Game of the week, and the first regular-season meeting between the two since 1954. Cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. became just the 10th true freshman to start a season opener on defense for LSU since 1986. His late grandfather, Darryl, was paralyzed in a 1978 NFL preseason game. His father, Derek, was a 1993 draft pick of the Phillies.

Inquirer staff
Pick
Ed Barkowitz
LSU
Mike Jensen
Texas
Joe Juliano
Texas
Erin McCarthy
LSU
Marc Narducci
Texas
Luke Reasoner
Texas
Jonathan Tannenwald
LSU

AUBURN -18 Tulane/Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Auburn moved up six spots to No. 10 in the AP rankings after last week’s dramatic win over Oregon. The touchdown pass in the waning seconds also gave the Tigers an unlikely cover.

Inquirer staffer
Pick
Ed Barkowitz
Auburn
Mike Jensen
Auburn
Joe Juliano
Auburn
Erin McCarthy
Auburn
Marc Narducci
Tulane
Luke Reasoner
Auburn
Jonathan Tannenwald
Auburn

PENN ST. -29.5 Buffalo/Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (Fox29)

Good start last week for Sean Clifford, who has taken over for Trace McSorley as Lions quarterback. Buffalo is an upgrade in competition over Penn State’s first opponent, Idaho.

Inquirer staffer
Pick
Ed Barkowitz
Penn St.
Mike Jensen
Buffalo
Joe Juliano
Penn St.
Erin McCarthy
Penn St.
Marc Narducci
Penn St.
Luke Reasoner
Penn St.
Jonathan Tannenwald
Penn St

Last Week

W-L (Best Bet)
Pct.
Ed Barkowitz
7-3 (1-0)
.700
Mike Jensen
5-5 (0-1)
.500
Joe Juliano
7-3 (1-0)
.700
Erin McCarthy
5-5 (0-1)
.500
Marc Narducci
3-7 (1-0)
.300
Luke Reasoner
DNP
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Jonathan Tannenwald
5-5 (0-1)
.500